Legal Medical Marijuana Tied To Lower Opioid Use, Another Study Finds

Adding to the ever-growing body of research that suggests legal access to marijuana may help mitigate the opioid crisis, a new study found that states with medical cannabis laws have seen a drop in opioid prescriptions for people aged 55 and younger. Researchers from...

Lawmakers Work New Angles To Pass Marijuana Banking Legislation

Advocates of expanding marijuana businesses’ access to banks are pursuing two new strategies: amending pending standalone legislation to broaden its GOP appeal as well as supporting a separate a rider on the issue that was recently attached to a large-scale...

Congressional Report Raises Questions About Whether Marijuana Impairs Driving

Cannabis opponents are fast to issue warnings about marijuana and driving. But are those concerns founded? Or is this just part of the continuing spin machine that is often defined as Fake News? While the jury is still out on this subject, the cannabis industry has...

Bill to Allow Cannabis Hospitality Signed by Colorado Governor

Cannabis consumers in Colorado will soon have a regulated space to partake socially after Colorado’s governor signed a bipartisan measure.  Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed House Bill 1230, which will offer new opportunities in a cannabis industry that is showing...

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...

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Across the Nation, Politicians Embrace Cannabis Reform

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...

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