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...

Federal Officials Recognize How Marijuana’s Legal Status Blocks Research, Documents Show

Federal government officials openly acknowledged that cannabis’s restrictive federal classification inhibits progress on necessary medical and public health research during a workshop last month, according to presentation materials obtained by Marijuana Moment....

Trump Attorney General Nominee Won’t Go After Legal Marijuana Businesses; Urges Congress To Act

At his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, attorney general nominee William Barr said he would not go after marijuana companies that have operated in compliance with earlier Justice Department guidance that was rescinded last year by his predecessor, Jeff Sessions. He...

Terpenoids In Marijuana Also Help Reduce Inflammation, New Study Finds

Marijuana’s anti-inflammatory effects could be bolstered by non-cannabinoid compounds in the plant called terpenoids, according to a recent study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. While most studies have focused on how THC and CBD affect...

One Year After Jeff Sessions Rescinded A Federal Marijuana Memo, The Sky Hasn’t Fallen

One Year After Jeff Sessions Rescinded A Federal Marijuana Memo, The Sky Hasn’t Fallen Exactly one year ago, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions stoked fears in the marijuana industry by rescinding an Obama-era Justice Department memo that encouraged federal...

Across the Nation, Politicians Embrace Cannabis Reform

The new year begins with politicians from both sides of the aisle pushing diverse pieces of cannabis reform. The moves from both the left and the right underscore recent victories in last November's election, during which cannabis policy took significant steps...

Hertz Rep Expertly Dismisses Twitter Complaint About Rental Car Smelling Like Marijuana

The cannabis industry faces a lot of unsubstantiated criticism. Some of it is simply misguided; some of it is flat out fake news. We’re not sure where this one lies, but it’s a great example of how to handle seemingly outlandish claims — and from a national...

POLITICS

Some Walker Stapleton Supporters Don’t Want You to Tip

Some Walker Stapleton Supporters Don’t Want You to Tip

We’ve seen several new lows in politics this year. Exploiting a candidate’s family’s personal struggle with heroin, falsely attacking a gubernatorial candidate for pushing a woman, and now, rounding up sore losers to punish democracy. Some supporters of trailing...

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Attention, Candidates: Marijuana Will Win You the Election

Attention, Candidates: Marijuana Will Win You the Election

A recent CNN analysis of marijuana and politics found, “There’s always been a sense that this is good with young voters, but I think it’s good with all voters… This cuts across a lot of lines.” That analysis, which ran on-air Wednesday during “Inside Politics with...

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INDUSTRY

OPIOID CRISIS

Using Marijuana to Treat Opioid Addiction

Using Marijuana to Treat Opioid Addiction

The Fix, a website dedicated to addiction and recovery, offers this compelling statement, "When I'm on marijuana, the thought of injecting toxic drugs into my body seems totally unhealthy and unappealing." The comment from writer Elizabeth Brico appeared in an account...

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FAKE NEWS

Cannabis Opponents Likely Upset Less Kids are Smoking Pot

Cannabis Opponents Likely Upset Less Kids are Smoking Pot

Science makes debunking Fake News super easy. Whenever cannabis opponents say, “But what about the children!?” marijuana proponents get to say, “They’re fine. Because. Science.” The latest federal scientific survey of high school students nationally shows that in...

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