Insurance company says paying for medical marijuana would be illegal

Published: Sep 13, 2017, 11:35 am • Updated: Sep 13, 2017, 11:35 am By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine supreme court is wading into the issue of medical marijuana and workers’ compensation. The court heard arguments Wednesday over whether a paper mill must pay for medical marijuana…

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DOJ is secretly using IRS to investigate Colorado marijuana businesses, lawsuit says

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 3:44 pm • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 7:58 pm By David Migoya, The Denver Post The U.S. Department of Justice is secretly using the Internal Revenue Service to conduct criminal investigations into otherwise legitimate marijuana businesses in Colorado under the guise of tax audits, lawyers for…

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Learn from Colorado’s mistakes, says former cannabis czar

Published: Aug 31, 2017, 8:22 am • Updated: Aug 31, 2017, 8:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff If he had to do it all over again, Colorado’s former marijuana czar would approach cannabis legalization by gathering loads more data, taking a calculated approach to edibles and including an…

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Man blows up underground bunker while making hash oil, burning self and two others, sheriff says

Published: Aug 29, 2017, 6:04 pm • Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 7:59 pm By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post A Larimer County man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after building an underground fallout bunker and allegedly making butane hash oil in the room, blowing it up. He,…

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VA roadblock hinders study on cannabis as PTSD treatment for veterans, researcher says

Published: Aug 29, 2017, 7:44 am • Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 7:56 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The first controlled clinical trial of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. military veterans is in jeopardy if the Phoenix Veterans Administration Health Care System doesn’t participate…

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Cannabis industry group says Texas gov undermined long-awaited medical marijuana program

Published: Aug 24, 2017, 1:54 pm • Updated: Aug 24, 2017, 1:58 pm By Neal Pollack, The Cannabist Staff A “private edict” issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “substantially weakened” the state’s nascent medical marijuana program, according to a cannabis business trade group. The accusation was leveled by the Texas…

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NFL commish Goodell says league ready to research medical marijuana’s safety and effectiveness

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana and its potential in treating football-related injuries is “a medical issue” that the league is interested in researching further. “If pain management is something that…

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Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 7:10 am • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 8:31 am By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A diverse cadre of cannabis advocates filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it pertains to marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Drug…

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