The Real Reasons Why Dispensaries Reduce Crime Rates in Neighborhoods

Reasons why Dispensaries Reduce Crime Rates A recent study published in the Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics found that areas with the prevalence of dispensaries saw a decrease in crime in the area. They analyzed crime data from Denver between January 2013 and December 2016. Recreational cannabis sales…

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How Cannabis Can Promote Bone Health and Reduce Bone Disease

How Cannabis Can Promote Bone Health and Reduce Bone Disease With the legalization of medical marijuana, more and more people are becoming aware of the therapeutic applications of cannabis and cannabinoids in treating a wide variety of diseases. However, many people aren’t aware of the fact that cannabis can help…

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Why Cannabis Legalization Did Not Reduce Minority Arrests

Why Cannabis Legalization didn’t reduce Minority Arrests One of the big promises that cannabis activists believed would happen post-legalization was the reduction in minority arrests. Now, after cannabis has been legalized as a recreational substance in numerous states, we have seen a slight decrease in arrests (some might argue an…

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Another Texas county looks to reduce penalties for marijuana possession

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 1:15 pm • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 1:17 pm By The Associated Press EL PASO, Texas — A new program in western Texas could waive some marijuana charges for community service. The El Paso Times reports that El Paso County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved the…

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California’s cannabis farms under scrutiny to reduce their environmental impact

Published: Oct 2, 2017, 2:59 pm • Updated: Oct 2, 2017, 2:59 pm By Louis Hansen, The Cannifornian Consider a typical cannabis farmer, growing an indoor crop. In a protected, controlled environment, they can grow a profitable mix of high-potency, medicinal marijuana and any number of milder strains appealing to…

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DEA plans to reduce quota of government-grown marijuana for research in 2018

Published: Aug 8, 2017, 7:37 am • Updated: Aug 8, 2017, 1:20 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration intends to decrease the amount of marijuana it allocates for federally approved research. The DEA has released its proposed 2018 aggregate production quotas (APQ) for substances…

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Jeff Sessions drug policies will expand black market, not reduce crime

Published: Jun 21, 2017, 1:48 pm • Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 2:00 pm By Radley Balko, Special To The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions took to the pages of The Washington Post recently to write an op-ed. Sessions is rescinding an Obama administration policy that instructed federal prosecutors to…

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