Cannabis As Medicine Still Faced With Resistance From US Doctors

Cannabis As Medicine Still Faced With Resistance From US Doctors …and what you can do if your doctor won’t recommend cannabis According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, there are around 100 million Americans who suffer from pre-approved conditions requiring cannabis as medicine. But not all patients…

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Nevada marijuana sales down in January, still ahead of projections

LAS VEGAS — Recreational marijuana sales hit $ 32.8 million in Nevada in January, outpacing the state’s projections but falling short of the $ 35.8 million sold in December. The state published the most recent statistics last week. Sales numbers for the state’s new green market have fluctuated each month…

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Police still hush, hush on marijuana store burglary in Colorado mountain town

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs police still are not releasing any details related to a March 4 burglary at the Billo marijuana store. Plywood covers a window Monday at the Billo marijuana store in the Curve Plaza commercial center in west Steamboat Springs. (Matt Stensland, Steamboat Today) “I appreciate the…

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Smoke on the water? Marijuana still illegal on Vermont’s Lake Champlain

Published: Feb 11, 2018, 12:19 pm • Updated: Feb 11, 2018, 12:19 pm By The Associated Press BURLINGTON, Vt. — While possessing small amounts of marijuana will be legal in Vermont later this year, it will remain off-limits on the waters of Lake Champlain. The lake is considered federal water…

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More pregnant California women are using marijuana; risks still aren’t fully understood

Published: Dec 27, 2017, 2:15 pm • Updated: Dec 27, 2017, 2:15 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post More women – especially younger women – are testing positive for marijuana use during pregnancy in northern California, according to a new study. The research letter, published in the Journal of…

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Denver marijuana regulators’ oversight improved, but still lacking tax transparency, auditor says

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy has successfully implemented some suggestions made last year by the city’s auditor; however, the regulatory office continues to fall short on full transparency about how pot…

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In spite of Jeff Sessions, criminal justice reform still moving forward

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board The following editorial appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune on Friday, Oct. 6: When it comes to criminal justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an unreconstructed throwback to the tough-on-crime…

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Atlanta police chief clarifies: Marijuana is still illegal, even with new ordinance

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 11:22 am • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 11:22 am By The Associated Press ATLANTA — A new Atlanta ordinance eliminating jail time and reducing penalties for having small amounts of marijuana will allow officers to focus on eliminating violent crimes instead of petty ones, the city’s…

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