Colorado senators throw their support behind Majority Leader McConnell’s hemp bill

The U.S. senators from cannabis-friendly Colorado are formally supporting a federal push to legalize hemp. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, signed on as co-sponsors of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bill to let states treat hemp like any other…

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Colorado starts “Cannabis Conversation” to drive honest dialogue about marijuana use behind the wheel

Amid a rise in Colorado auto fatalities involving marijuana, state transportation officials are surveying thousands of residents this year to better understand public attitudes toward driving under the influence of pot, with the hopes of blunting the increasingly deadly trend. The Cannabis Conversation, a campaign led by the Colorado Department…

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Report: Patchwork of state laws leaving some medical marijuana patients behind

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 10:22 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff None of the state medical marijuana laws adopted thus far in the U.S. can be considered ideal from a patient’s standpoint, and because of their patchwork nature, those laws do not…

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Entrepreneur behind Massachusetts marijuana club eyes expansion

Published: Feb 24, 2018, 10:06 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2018, 10:06 am By Amanda Burke, Sentinel & Enterprise WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The general manager grabbing headlines for opening the city’s social club where members can smoke “anything that’s legal in Massachusetts” hasn’t ruled out opening new chapters in…

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What is the Science Behind Cannabis Getting People Off Opiates?

What is the Science Behind Cannabis Getting People Off Opiates? When it comes to answering the question, “What precisely can cannabis do, medically-speaking, and why?”, it’s difficult to say anything other than, “Nobody knows for certain. Here’s some studies showing where it may work, where it may not, and where…

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The story behind the undercover investigation that led to the Sweet Leaf raids

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 6:49 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 7:06 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A budtender’s six-month stint at the Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center in Aurora came with no incidents — no activity recognizable as illegal or suspicious. The same couldn’t be said after that…

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Consultant behind S.D. tribe’s ill-fated marijuana resort has drug case dismissed

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 10:44 am • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 11:02 am By James Nord, The Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A cannabis cultivation expert who was prosecuted in South Dakota after working with a Native American tribe trying to open the nation’s first marijuana resort will see…

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