You Can’t Knock Me Out! Cannabis Users Need Twice the Anesthesia To Go Under Before Surgery

Cannabis Users Now Require Twice the Anesthesia To Get Knocked Out If You’re A Cannabis User And Have Upcoming Surgery, Read This There’s a lot of heated debate regarding the impact of cannabis on people who are undergoing surgery. This area is one of the least studies in the medical…

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Marijuana businesses in compliance with Colorado law could face federal charges under new enforcement strategy

In an aggressive new tactic, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver says it’s shifting its marijuana enforcement from busting illegal grow operations to targeting dispensaries that use their licensed businesses and legal grows as fronts for the more lucrative illegal drug trade. This new approach also could lead to federal…

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Colorado’s marijuana industry would get bank access, federal OK under bill from Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. But what are its chances?

WASHINGTON — The federal government would be forced to respect state laws on marijuana under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, which is welcomed by the cannabis industry but faces a tough path to becoming law, wouldn’t legalize the drug in states…

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Colorado’s legalized marijuana would be federally lawful under bill introduced by Cory Gardner, Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON — Marijuana would be legal federally in states that already have approved the drug’s use under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, unveiled at a Capitol Hill news conference, wouldn’t legalize the drug in states that haven’t sanctioned its use or…

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New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare

NEW YORK — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some research suggests…

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Here’s how much marijuana you’d need to be eligible for the death penalty under federal law

Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo encouraging federal prosecutors to seek the death penalty for certain drug trafficking offenses. Federal law allows for capital punishment in drug trafficking cases involving murder or homicide. But the attorney general also specifically called out one provision that allows for capital…

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Marijuana odor could be “public nuisance” under proposed Vermont bill

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 8:22 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 8:22 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Legal marijuana users in Vermont may want to invest in an air freshener. The Burlington Free Press reports lawmakers are currently considering a bill that could allow cities and…

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Illinois voters may be able to voice opinion on marijuana legalization under legislative proposal

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 1:07 pm • Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 1:07 pm By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois voters would be able to say whether they support legalizing recreational marijuana under a proposal lawmakers have approved. Senators voted 37-13 Thursday to put a non-binding question on the…

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N.J. medical marijuana program ‘stifled’ under Christie administration, says Gov. Murphy

Published: Jan 23, 2018, 11:16 am • Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 11:59 am By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday ordered his administration to review New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, which he says has been “stifled” over the past eight years. The Democrat signed an…

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