Why All Businesses in States with Legal Marijuana Programs are More Profitable

Why Businesses In States With Legal Cannabis Laws Are More Profitable Access to legal cannabis isn’t just vital for good health; it’s good for society as a whole, reduces crime rates, and a new study finds, also boosts the profitability of businesses in general. Researchers from the University of Iowa…

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Are All State-Run Marijuana Programs Doomed to Fail?

Why State-Run Cannabis is a Bad Idea! As more states and countries consider legalizing cannabis, it is important to learn from those who have already pioneered these policies. Places like Uruguay and Canada already established a legal framework to sell the plant without any criminal penalties – however, they did…

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How Cannabis Can Help in Drug Rehabilitation Programs

How Cannabis Can Help in Drug Rehabilitation Programs  It is no secret that the drug problem in America shows no sign of stopping. As the government aims to curb the proliferation of illegal substances, communities are doing their part to help  those who are suffering with addictions to meth, cocaine,…

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Colorado using marijuana taxes to save programs funded by Big Tobacco settlement

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 12:54 pm • Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 10:27 am By David Migoya, The Denver Post For more than two decades Colorado has received hundreds of millions of dollars from its share of settlements with tobacco companies — money that’s been used to support dozens of programs…

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Alcohol Sales Drop 15% In States With Legal Cannabis Programs

New Study Reveals MMJ Reduces Alcohol Consumption Can alcohol and cannabis get along in a free market? Should they? A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University revealed that medical cannabis laws resulted in a 15% decrease in alcohol sales, a trend observed…

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Directing some Colorado pot tax money to homeless programs is a good call

Published: Nov 29, 2016, 8:42 am • Updated: Nov 29, 2016, 8:42 am By Denver Post Editorial Board Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has a plan for dealing with rising homelessness that we hope lawmakers will take seriously in the coming legislative session. For the need is real. It’s not just…

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Medical Marijuana Research Act Removes Barriers For Research But Doesn’t Protect State Programs And Patients

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is encouraged by the introduction of the bicameral and bipartisan medical cannabis (marijuana) research bill, the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016. The original sponsors in the House; Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Sam Farr (D-CA), Andy Harris (R-MD), and Morgan Griffith (R-VA), and in the Senate; Brian…

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New Report Evaluates Medical Marijuana Programs Nationwide

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) issued “Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws,” today. The annual report evaluates the array of differing state medical cannabis programs across the country from a perspective often overlooked in policy debates: the patients’ and provides policy…

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Burdensome Restrictions Choke Medical Marijuana Programs

(via wikipedia.com) A chill wind is blowing in the Windy City and it’s not a wintery blast from Lake Michigan. It’s the cold freeze of an industry without any customers. In New York, the strict rules for qualification into the program have inhibited participation, too. From December 23rd until January…

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