New Study Shows Rate of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Patients Treating Symptoms With Cannabis

New research out this month suggests that medical cannabis is extremely prevalent among patients looking to treat symptoms for a serious tissue disorder. The study, which will be published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, found that more than one-third of patients diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) have used…

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How to Make a Joint Last Longer – Factors That Influence the Burn Rate

TRICKS AND TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE THE BURN EFFICIENCY OF A JOINT Improving the burn rate of a joint is something all weed smokers think about every now and then because all weed lovers want to enjoy the best experience possible from cannabis. Each cannabis smoker is different and as such…

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California pot products seeing big safety testing failure rate

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety.…

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Rate of transit workers who fail federal drug tests soars by 77 percent

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 10:39 am • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 10:53 am By The Washington Post, The Cannabist Staff WASHINGTON – As the opioid crisis has mushroomed into a national epidemic, the number of truck and bus drivers, commercial pilots, railroad operators and pipeline workers who failed federal drug…

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After sounding alarm about increased crime, Sessions credits Trump with crime rate drop in first half of 2017

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post “In 2017, we brought cases against more violent criminals than in any year in decades. We charged the most federal firearm prosecutions in a decade. We convicted nearly 500 human traffickers…

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Shutting Down Marijuana Dispensaries Increases Crime Rate

A History of Marijuana There has long been a link between marijuana and crime rates. Because there was always such a high demand and it is a drug with proven health benefits, marijuana has always the most popular illegal substance. Marijuana was banned in 1937 despite the advice of the…

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Massachusetts Senate to House: High marijuana tax rate “not the will of the voters”

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — The debate over Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law took a new twist on Friday with the release of a plan that would not raise taxes on pot and would leave…

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Job applicants failing drug tests for marijuana and other drugs at highest rate in 12 years

Published: May 17, 2017, 1:35 pm • Updated: May 17, 2017, 1:35 pm By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert – but prospective hires keep…

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Summit County, ski resort central, has highest rate of marijuana-related ER visits in Colorado

Published: Feb 13, 2017, 8:01 am • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 11:00 am By Kailyn Lamb, Summit Daily  Marijuana use for adults in northwestern Colorado increased by nearly 60 percent from 2014 to 2015 according to a study from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. The report, “Monitoring Health…

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