Cannabis Caucus: Congressional colleagues from legalized states join forces

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 12:32 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 1:59 pm By Mark K. Matthews and Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — Marijuana now has its own official club in Congress, thanks to Colorado congressman Jared Polis and three of his colleagues. The Boulder lawmaker on Thursday…

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List: U.S. states and territories that allow medical marijuana for PTSD

Published: Feb 14, 2017, 1:33 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 1:57 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff More than 20 states — plus Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories — have an allowance for medical marijuana to be used in treating PTSD. Efforts are underway to add Colorado…

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House bill seeks to protect individuals in legal marijuana states from the feds

Published: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm • Updated: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm By Daniel M. Jimenez, The Cannifornian Could Congress step into the breach and prevent the federal government from shutting down states’ efforts to legalize cannabis? A new bill by a California representative seeks to do exactly that.…

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Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Introduced by Republican Congressman

Cannabis advocate, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), introduced the Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 this week. The bill is aimed at protecting individuals in the cannabis industry against threats of federal prosecution. The bill, HR975 was introduced by the longtime Congressional ally to the cannabis industry, and Trump…

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Falling prices mean trouble for states that have legalized marijuana

Published: Jan 18, 2017, 12:20 pm • Updated: Jan 18, 2017, 12:20 pm By Keith Humphreys, The Washington Post The arrival of 2017 will bring many changes to the country, including falling marijuana prices in states that have legalized a recreational market. Cannabis users may cheer this news, but it…

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States’ fight against Colorado marijuana laws on tap in fed court

Published: Jan 17, 2017, 5:42 am • Updated: Jan 17, 2017, 5:43 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bid to stamp out Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry is scheduled to go before a federal appeals court Tuesday morning. The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear…

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NHTA Now Admits Car Crashes Drop Drastically In Legal Marijuana States

States That Have Enacted Medical Marijuana Laws See Drop In Car Crashes Pot saves the day (and lives)…. Again. A new study shows that 19 states that legalized medical marijuana in some form or another saw a decrease in fatal car crashes by 11% after the laws were set in…

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Urgent quest for answers has states, nations upping ante on cannabis research

Published: Dec 23, 2016, 5:10 pm • Updated: Dec 23, 2016, 5:17 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff It was January 2014 and millions of eyes were on Colorado — the first U.S. state to initiate and regulate sales of recreational marijuana. With their state thrust into the global…

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What legal states need to know about pot taxes predictions

Published: Dec 22, 2016, 7:00 am • Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 7:52 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s cannabis industry is on pace to generate north of $ 213 million in state tax revenue by 2019, according to the Colorado Legislative Council’s latest economic and revenue forecast released…

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Eyes on the road: Study finds fewer traffic fatalities in medical marijuana states

Published: Dec 20, 2016, 5:56 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2016, 6:17 pm By Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post States with medical marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study found. You would think crash rates might be higher, supposing that more…

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