Military Veterans Organizations Press Congress On Medical Marijuana Research

U.S. military veterans from diverse backgrounds have been testifying before Congress in recent weeks about the need to expand Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research into medical marijuana’s benefits. At a series of joint House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs...

Diversity Provisions Added To Marijuana Banking Bill Up For Congressional Vote This Week

The sponsor of a marijuana banking bill scheduled for a key committee vote in Congress this week is moving to amend the legislation to add provisions requiring the federal government to track and issue recommendations on how to expand financial services to...

Where Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Stands On Marijuana

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. If elected, he would be the first openly gay and youngest president, and he’s supportive of marijuana legalization to boot. While the candidate has not spoken...

Anti-cannabis author accused of a ‘deeply inaccurate misreading of science’

The author of a book that concludes that cannabis causes psychosis says researchers who dismiss his claim are blinded by ideology.  It is a stunning assertion from novelist Alex Berenson, who was assailed by at least 100 scholars and researchers for mischaracterizing...

Cannabis tax dollars being spent on private research, not on efficacy

It appears Colorado State University-Pueblo didn't get the message. The university's Institute for Cannabis Research is still spending tax dollars on research for a private company, not on studying the efficacy of cannabis. This from the Grand Junction Daily...

Take a pause to consider publicly traded cannabis companies before we squeeze out small businesses

As the largest individual industry contributor to the Amendment 64 campaign, I have always been proud of what we accomplished here in Colorado. The cannabis legalization “experiment” has flourished into a national model, and for that, Colorado should be proud.  But...

Publicly traded cannabis companies face lawsuits, SEC actions and banking woes

As Colorado considers legislation to allow for publicly licensed marijuana companies, a flood of lawsuits, SEC actions and banking restrictions have plagued the industry.  Colorado lawmakers are considering House Bill 1090, a measure that has been delayed in the...

POLITICS

INDUSTRY

Anti-marijuana group SAM nears its last breath

Anti-marijuana group SAM nears its last breath

Anti-cannabis legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana nears its last breath in its most underwhelming assault on the cannabis industry yet.  In a recent report aimed at ginning up anti-cannabis media stories, SAM states that the cannabis industry has donated...

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FAKE NEWS

No, marijuana is not a gateway to opioid abuse

No, marijuana is not a gateway to opioid abuse

Despite claims from the Fake News generators of the cannabis opposition spin machine, marijuana legalization does not lead to expanded opioid and pharmaceutical abuse. It's a popular talking point for cannabis opponents. Here's one example, in which drug...

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