Congressional Committee To Vote On Two Marijuana Bills for Veterans

Photo courtesy of Philip Steffan. Two bills focusing on medical marijuana access for military veterans are scheduled to be voted on by a congressional committee on Wednesday. With marijuana proving to be a successful alternative to opioids — an abuse epidemic that...

No, marijuana does not make you lazy

A new study released by CU Boulder finally concludes what we've always wondered. No, marijuana does NOT make you lazy. The study found that 8 out of 10 marijuana users in states where cannabis is legal partake in the drug shortly before, or after exercise. Flavie...

Illinois reporter discovers successful legalization ‘experiment’ in Colorado

Illinois reporter Dean Olsen traveled to Colorado to examine how the legal marijuana "experiment" is working. What he discovered is that the cannabis industry is responsibly "part of (the) Colorado landscape." Colorado is being studied by Illinois lawmakers as the...

Bipartisan Bill to Allow Cannabis Hospitality Off to the Colorado Governor

Cannabis consumers in Colorado are one step closer to having a regulated space to partake socially after the legislature sent a bipartisan measure to the governor. Proponents are hopeful that Gov. Jared Polis will sign House Bill 1230 after he pledged his support...

Senate Bill Would Let Marijuana Businesses Store Profits In Banks

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate on Thursday would solve a key issue for the marijuana industry: Its lack of access to financial services. While a growing number of states are moving to legalize cannabis for recreational or medical use, ongoing federal...

New Bill Would Protect Veterans From Losing Benefits Over Marijuana

Military veterans in legalized states would be shielded from losing their federal benefits for marijuana use under a bipartisan bill that was filed in Congress on Wednesday. The legislation would also allow physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to...

Pennsylvania Regulators Take Aim at ‘Big Marijuana’

News this week highlights why cannabis companies should take a cautious approach to expansion.  In a headline Thursday that read, “Pennsylvania cracks down on Big Marijuana, threatens to shut out biggest permit holder,” Philly Inquirercannabis reporter Sam Wood...

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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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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