How The Government Created The Opioid Crisis (And Still Funds It)

How The Government Created The Opioid Crisis (And Still Funds It) Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board wrote an enlightening article discussing the Medicaid program, its expansion, and the impact it has on the growing opioid epidemic in the United States. Medicaid proponents try to give high…

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Chile Legalized Medical Marijuana but Home Cultivators Still Risk Being Criminalized

In 2015, Chile legalized medical marijuana and now residents of the country are increasingly growing cannabis for medical purposes as the nation begins to loosen prohibition during the implementation process.  Advocates of the cannabis plant are working hard to ensure Chileans with chronic pain have the skills and understanding about how to grow…

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Nevada’s rollicking marijuana rollout still going strong

Published: Jul 3, 2017, 6:29 pm • Updated: Jul 3, 2017, 6:29 pm By Regina Garcia Cano, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Recreational marijuana sales have exceeded the expectations of Las Vegas area store owners, who have seen long lines outside their dispensaries since Saturday, when Nevada became the…

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Fed appeals court quashes bids to unravel Colorado marijuana laws, but door still open for RICO suits

Published: Jun 7, 2017, 4:09 pm • Updated: Jun 7, 2017, 5:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A three-judge panel for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Wednesday largely upheld lower courts’ dismissals of several cases seeking to overturn major parts of Colorado’s marijuana…

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Maryland high court steps in but medical cannabis licensing still on hold

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 2:06 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 2:06 pm By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court on Friday intervened in a lawsuit that threatened to upend the state’s long-awaited medical marijuana program, but whether the state can move forward remains in question.…

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Vermont governor says cannabis legalization bill could still pass this month

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 7:30 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 8:37 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he thinks it still could be possible to pass a marijuana legalization bill in what’s expected to be the upcoming two-day veto session of…

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Will Florida MMJ patients need to wait 90 days to start treatment? Lawmakers still deciding this and other regs

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 8:42 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 8:48 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida lawmakers hope to agree by week’s end on medical marijuana, but the House and Senate bills still have many differences to resolve. The Legislature is trying to…

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Georgia lawmakers expand medical cannabis conditions, but still haven’t legalized cultivation

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 3:10 pm • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 3:13 pm By Ezra Kaplan, The Associated Press ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly is on the cusp of expanding access to medical cannabis. The House voted 167-4 Tuesday to pass a bill that would add six new diagnoses…

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