Alcohol Sales Drop 15% In States With Legal Cannabis Programs

New Study Reveals MMJ Reduces Alcohol Consumption Can alcohol and cannabis get along in a free market? Should they? A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University revealed that medical cannabis laws resulted in a 15% decrease in alcohol sales, a trend observed…

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66 Congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:25 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 6:52 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff With the current federal appropriations bill set to expire Dec. 8, there’s a new bipartisan call for continuing protection of medical marijuana states. Two congressmen behind a namesake provision for medical…

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California proposes coalition of marijuana states — and armored cars for tax cash

Published: Nov 7, 2017, 11:49 am • Updated: Nov 7, 2017, 1:02 pm By Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California should use armored cars to transport hundreds of millions of dollars in cash tax payments expected next year with the state’s legal marijuana market, the…

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States consider best ways to legalize recreational marijuana

Published: Oct 30, 2017, 11:27 am • Updated: Oct 30, 2017, 11:27 am By Jennifer McDermott, The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A special legislative commission is looking into the potential effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island as the state’s northern neighbor readies to allow recreational marijuana sales.…

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How does cannabis affect us? $5.5M study to look at twins living in two states

Published: Oct 24, 2017, 4:26 pm • Updated: Oct 24, 2017, 6:48 pm By Monte Whaley, The Denver Post A sweeping $ 5.5 million study of cannabis use among Colorado and Minnesota twins, both identical and fraternal, will try to discover why some people are more vulnerable to the negative…

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Nevada sells a lot more weed in its adult-use rollout than other states

Published: Sep 29, 2017, 7:18 pm • Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 8:12 pm By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — The first month of legal sales of recreational marijuana in Nevada significantly outpaced the opening month of sales in other states where it’s legal for adult use. The…

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Denver gets a little help from other states, nations as it hosts annual marijuana regulatory conference

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 1:57 pm • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 1:57 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver once again will play both host and marijuana authority to policy makers from around the globe seeking to learn the nuts and bolts — and the twists and turns —…

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