Colorado could allow people — including kids — with autism to use medical marijuana

In a clash of deeply felt testimony, parents in tears pleaded with Colorado lawmakers on Friday to pass a bill allowing their children with autism to use medical marijuana as a treatment. “I’m begging you to approve this bill,” said Jamie Kropp, whose son, Kolt, has autism. Psychiatrists and the…

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How Do You Get People To Buy Legal Cannabis When The Black Market Is So Much Cheaper?

When Black Market Cannabis Is So Much Cheaper, How To Get People To Buy It Legally? One of the main objectives of cannabis legalization is to get rid of the illegal, predominantly Cartel controlled, cannabis market. The idea behind this objective is similar to what happened to illegal alcohol sales…

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Police chief says homeless people are coming to Colorado to get marijuana

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 11:36 am • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 11:46 am By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain Pueblo Police Chief Troy Davenport said Wednesday that his officers are being told by homeless people regularly that they have come to Colorado for marijuana and some specifically to Pueblo…

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What is the Science Behind Cannabis Getting People Off Opiates?

What is the Science Behind Cannabis Getting People Off Opiates? When it comes to answering the question, “What precisely can cannabis do, medically-speaking, and why?”, it’s difficult to say anything other than, “Nobody knows for certain. Here’s some studies showing where it may work, where it may not, and where…

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Colo. gov considering pardons for nearly 40 people with marijuana convictions

Published: Feb 6, 2018, 11:50 am • Updated: Feb 6, 2018, 11:51 am By John Frank, The Denver Post Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is exploring whether to release nearly 40 inmates convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses. The desire to commute the sentences is a policy statement on marijuana from the…

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Op-ed: We got into medical marijuana to help people – now we’re under siege

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 10:36 am • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 10:36 am By Amy Weiss and Lou Weiss, Special To The Washington Post We’re deeply unhip 60-year-olds. One of us, Lou, has never smoked pot in his life. The other, Amy, hasn’t tried it since high school. But we’re…

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Opioid Deaths Up 21% In 2016, Killing More People Than AIDS Epidemic

Opioid Deaths Up 21% In 2016, Killing More People Than AIDS Epidemic A new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention revealed our worst fears: deaths from opioid overdoses increased 26% in 2016, translating to 63,600 lost lives. According to an article in the Washington Post, the United…

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“Show some compassion for people that are suffering”: Cannabiz CEO Mason Walker asks Jeff Sessions

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 3:20 pm • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 3:20 pm By James McClure, Civilized Life Mason Walker is CEO of East Fork Cultivars, an Oregon craft cannabis farm. He recently sat down with Civilized to talk about his work, the future of the cannabis industry, and what…

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