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By Nicolas Juarez After the 2012 election, which saw Colorado become the first state to legalize marijuana, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said he probably would have reversed the vote if he had a magic wand. But with the perspective of a few years post-legalization, today he says he’d put that wand “back in the drawer.” “I’m not quite […] …read more

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By Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Nevada tax data show marijuana revenues are continuing to grow and top records in the state. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Nov. 14, 2018, that marijuana tax revenues at the retail and wholesale levels generated $8.1 million in August 2018. That’s a new record, and $3.2 million higher than […] …read more

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By Itzhak Kurek, PhD Researchers have made great strides in discovering how medical cannabis works in the body, but individual patients may still wonder how it can help them, and in what form and what dose. The journey to figuring out the answer can be frustrating, as even experienced medical cannabis consumers often don’t know the specifics when it […] …read more

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By Andy Andersen For millenials who dread the thought of having to carve turkey and avoid arguments with their crotchety relatives every year (that is most of us), Friendsgiving is the new Thanksgiving. The alternative seasonal gathering of friends over a potluck feast that may or may not adhere to Thanksgiving meal traditions has become a bigger deal […] …read more

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By Associated Press By Mike Catalina ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A vote on legalizing recreational cannabis in New Jersey’s Democratic-led Legislature is coming later in November 2018, the Assembly Speaker and Senate President said. The committee votes would inch forward the marijuana legislation that Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy promised during his campaign. But Senate President Steve Sweeney […] …read more

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By Associated Press By Jeff Amy, The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A study of whether ingredients extracted from marijuana can reduce seizures in children is moving ahead in Mississippi. The University of Mississippi Medical Center announced in early November 2018 that the six-month trial began in October 2018 after years of bureaucratic obstacles. The state Legislature […] …read more

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By Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives said he supports Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s plans to legalize recreational cannabis and create a graduated income tax. Democratic Rep. Michael Madigan of Chicago said Nov. 13, 2018, that he’s had several “very friendly and very productive” conversations with Pritzker since the Democrat beat […] …read more

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By Marijuana Moment At a conference focusing on legislation in the next Congress on Nov. 13, 2018, civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton joked about the particular attention some attendees paid to a marijuana bill sponsored by Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Warren described the bipartisan legislation — which would let states implement legal cannabis […] …read more

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By Marijuana Moment A bipartisan team of lawmakers planned to introduce a package of bills Nov. 14, 2018, aimed at reforming marijuana policies at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Just days after Veterans Day, Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida are filing three pieces of legislation that seek to […] …read more

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By Shelley Levitt Question: I’ve got a very hip grandma and she wants to share my weed for relief from her aches and pains. Is marijuana safe for seniors? Answer: Grandma’s not alone. Marijuana use is booming among the baby boomer generation. According to one demographic analysis, consumption of marijuana by Americans 65 and older increased by 250 […] …read more

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