New Mexico medical marijuana balloons in just a year, now has 40,000 patients

Published: May 15, 2017, 8:19 pm • Updated: May 15, 2017, 8:22 pm By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The medical marijuana industry in New Mexico has grown substantially since being organized in 2007. About 8,000 New Mexico residents have obtained a medical marijuana license since Jan. 1, which…

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Legal Cannabis Can Save $1 Billion A Year and Cut Overdose Rates By 25%

How Cannabis Saves Money for Medicaid It seems that Medical Cannabis is growing in popularity in the United States and in the world seeing that roughly 80% of the US population is in favor of legalization. There are numerous benefits that can be obtained due to legalization. Despite prohibitionists clamoring…

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Colorado marijuana DUIs down 33 percent from first three months of last year

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 6:20 pm • Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 8:40 am By Hayley Sanchez, The Denver Post The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana dropped by 33.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, but the number…

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Colorado man who mailed marijuana edibles out of state sentenced to year in fed prison

Published: Feb 22, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2017, 8:57 am By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post An Arvada man who sent boxes of illegal marijuana edibles through the U.S. Postal Service to buyers in New York City, Maryland and Texas was sentenced Wednesday to a year and…

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Legal marijuana businesses could add up to $5M per year to Alaskan peninsula’s economy

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 11:10 am • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 11:10 am By Associated Press KENAI, Alaska — With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $ 5.3 million annually to the local economy. Eight marijuana…

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Utah medical marijuana legislation unlikely to move forward this year

Published: Jan 27, 2017, 1:27 pm • Updated: Jan 27, 2017, 1:27 pm By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers have decided to scale back their plans for medical marijuana legislation, opting to focus on research this year rather than making any policy decisions. Four Republican lawmakers…

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Germany Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Sales Double In One Year

Germany Legalizes Medical Marijuana The land of beer and sausages has just legalized medicinal cannabis, although the list of qualifying conditions only include chronic illnesses for now such as multiple sclerosis, appetite loss, and chronic pain. Patients still won’t be allowed to grow their own plant even if it’s for…

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One year in, New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program helps thousands

Published: Jan 18, 2017, 3:25 pm • Updated: Jan 18, 2017, 3:25 pm By Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program is now serving more than 2,000 people. The Concord Monitor reports that the state Health and Human Services Department reports the youngest qualifying patient is 2…

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Year in weed: The five most important medical marijuana research studies of 2016

Published: Dec 30, 2016, 5:11 pm • Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 6:11 pm By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff In legalization-speak, 2016 will always be remembered as the year cannabis broke wide open. While pot prohibition officially ended in 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington said yes to legalizing…

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Cannabist Show: He’s calling 2016 ‘The year of the bad budtender’; He’s a marijuana money man

Published: Dec 22, 2016, 4:26 pm • Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 4:41 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Cannabist marijuana critic and freelance writer Jake Browne and Scott Jordan, director of business development for Dynamic Alternative Finance. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Do tip jars belong in recreational shops…

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