Study: States with legalized marijuana see increase in car crash claims

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 9:46 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:38 am By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released…

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Arkansas just opened door to get into state’s brand-new marijuana industry

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 4:55 pm • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 4:55 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Applications are now available for those who want to sell or grow medical marijuana in Arkansas under a new constitutional amendment legalizing the drug for some patients. The Medical…

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Federal bill would protect medical marijuana states, provide access to vets

Published: Jun 15, 2017, 4:59 pm • Updated: Jun 15, 2017, 6:07 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has reintroduced legislation to protect patients in states where medical marijuana has been legalized. The bill introduced Thursday is known as the Compassionate Access,…

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Some states helping cannabiz owners from communities hit hardest by the war on drugs

Published: May 31, 2017, 8:03 am • Updated: May 31, 2017, 8:22 am By Janie Har and Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most…

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44 in Congress support effort to keep DOJ handcuffed in medical cannabis states

Published: Apr 10, 2017, 6:51 pm • Updated: Apr 10, 2017, 6:51 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan collection of nearly four-dozen U.S. House members want the feds to maintain their hands-off enforcement position toward states that have legalized medical marijuana. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican lawmaker…

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Colorado ganjapreneur wants to expand cannabis pairing tours to other states

Published: Apr 3, 2017, 11:24 am • Updated: Apr 3, 2017, 4:06 pm By The Summit Daily In the years since recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado, Philip Wolf, founder of Cultivating Spirits, has created a business that combines cannabis, food and wine tastings. Now Wolf and his new business partner…

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Can You Still Get in Legal Trouble in States with Legalized Cannabis? Can You Use Marijuana in Public in Those States?

Thanks to the widespread legalization of marijuana in more than half of the states in America, cannabis has exploded as a legalized industry, impacting a variety of different revenue sources for communities. From high-paying jobs in cultivation technology and greenhouse growing to dispensary shops, enforcement, and certification to fines for…

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Colorado’s high plant limit helps state’s sickest patients, but there’s a dark side

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 4:18 pm • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 5:05 pm By Megan Schrader, The Denver Post They call themselves refugees, and Colorado — with its permissive rules for growing marijuana in homes and world-renowned industrial strains of low-THC, high-CBD oils — is their haven. For hours Monday,…

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