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House GOP slams cannabis twice

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Patients beware. The Republican party may be ready to follow through on its 2016 election platform threat to “roll back medical marijuana” and, in September, the GOP-dominated house threw a quick punch to the gut of the hemp industry, as well. For several years now, Congress has limited DEA funding to go after medical marijuana […]

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Alaska Voters Reject Municipal Marijuana Bans

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Alaska Voters Reject Municipal Marijuana Bans | Paul Armentano

Voters in the city of Fairbanks and on the Kenai Peninsula, located south of Anchorage, have decided against a number local ballot measures that sought to prohibit the operation of cannabis retailers and providers. Each proposal lost by wide margins. Under a 2014 voter-initiated state law, local governments may opt out of regulations licensing the […]

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Lead to Decrease in Painkiller Abuse: Study

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Lead to Decrease in Painkiller Abuse: Study | NORML

ATHENS, GA — Cannabis dispensaries are associated with reduced levels of opioid-related treatment admissions and overall drug mortality, according to a study published online on SSRN.com. A University of Georgia economics professor assessed the relationship between the opening of medical cannabis dispensaries and drug treatment admissions. Dispensary openings are associated with “a 20 percentage point relative decrease in […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Lead to Decrease in Painkiller Abuse: Study | The Daily Chronic

 

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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds

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Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds | NORML

CHICAGO, IL — Patients enrolled in a statewide medical cannabis program are likely to reduce their use of conventional prescription drugs over time, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Care. Investigators from DePaul University and Rush University, College of Nursing assessed prescription drug use patterns in 34 patients registered to […]

Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Their Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic

 

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Recreational Marijuana Shops Help Increase Home Values, Study Finds

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Recreational Marijuana Shops Help Increase Home Values, Study Finds | NORML

ATHENS, GA — Cannabis retail facilities are associated with increased home values, according to data to be published in the journal Real Estate Economics. Researchers from the University of Georgia at Athens, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and California State University Sacramento assessed the relationship between operational retail cannabis facilities in Denver, Colorado and fluctuations in nearby housing values. […]

Recreational Marijuana Shops Help Increase Home Values, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic

 

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