New Study Looks at Cannabis Users’ Pain Tolerance

A study by University of British Columbia Okanagan campus shows that regular cannabis use, unlike opiate use, does not make pain sensitivity worse, the way opiates do.  Due to the alarming opiate crisis in the country, coupled with an increased interest in medical cannabis, there has been an uptick in…

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Why The Bill That Could End Cannabis Prohibition Looks Just Like The One That Ended Alcohol Prohibition

Is the US on the Brink of Ending Marijuana Prohibition at a Federal Level? If you haven’t been checking the news, there are some major developments in relation to cannabis legalization in the US. The Warren-Gardner Bill is a bipartisan bill that aims to ease the restrictions on the cannabis…

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Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal marijuana

Published: Mar 10, 2018, 2:52 pm • Updated: Mar 10, 2018, 2:52 pm By Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post MEDELLIN, Colombia – Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is looking to exchange gun-toting traffickers for corporate…

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California looks deeper into a taxpayer-backed bank for cannabis industry

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 8:50 am • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 8:50 am By Michael R. Blood, Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California officials announced Tuesday that they will take a detailed look at the possibility of creating a taxpayer-backed bank to handle what could be billions of dollars in…

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Another Texas county looks to reduce penalties for marijuana possession

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 1:15 pm • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 1:17 pm By The Associated Press EL PASO, Texas — A new program in western Texas could waive some marijuana charges for community service. The El Paso Times reports that El Paso County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved the…

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Here’s what it looks like when a town uses a lottery system for marijuana biz licenses

Published: Oct 2, 2017, 2:44 pm • Updated: Oct 2, 2017, 3:32 pm By Courtney Tompkins, Long Beach Press-Telegram Officials often boast about doing things the Long Beach way, and Thursday’s lottery drawing for medical marijuana licenses was no different. Shortly after 9 a.m., officials kicked off a process inside…

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Cannabis industry looks to get women, people of color into business

Published: Sep 21, 2017, 1:35 pm • Updated: Sep 21, 2017, 1:35 pm By Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Compared to a year ago, times may seem tough for those banking on the legalization of marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has raised “serious questions” about legalization,…

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What West Virginia’s medical cannabis program looks like so far

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 3:34 pm • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 3:40 pm By David Beard, The Dominion Post CHARLESTON — Following the passage of the landmark medical cannabis bill last session, the Bureau for Public Health has been working to roll out the program. The Joint Committee on Health…

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Canada looks to spend $274M to bolster cannabis-related law enforcement

Published: Sep 8, 2017, 2:39 pm • Updated: Sep 8, 2017, 2:39 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Canada intends to commit upward of a quarter-billion dollars to deter drug-impaired driving and diversion in preparing for national cannabis legalization, the country’s public safety officials announced Friday. Canada’s federal government…

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Looks like Florida will get at least one more medical marijuana distributor

Published: May 24, 2017, 2:25 pm • Updated: May 24, 2017, 2:25 pm By The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An administrative ruling has paved the way for at least one more medical marijuana distributing organization in Florida. Division of Administrative Hearings Judge John Van Landingham ruled on Tuesday that…

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