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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