Marijuana

Should your insurance company pay for medical marijuana?

As marijuana proves safer and more effective than opiates, several court rulings may set a new precedent<p>Recent court rulings in Canada and the U.S. could set a new precedent for insurance companies to pay for doctor-prescribed medical marijuana. In the last few months, in consideration of the …

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More Than a Quarter of Americans Would Substitute Marijuana for Beer, New Survey Shows

The green rush is bubbling over, you could say.<p>What's faster than a speeding locomotive? Move over Superman, it's the marijuana industry.<p>Since 1996, …

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Boy’s miracle recovery from rare cancer after mum gave him cannabis

<b>A 13-year-old boy who was one in only five people in the world with an extremely rare cancer that meant he had only two weeks left to live managed to</b> …

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'Don't try to be Warren Buffett' with pot stocks: Analyst

While the legal status of cannabis companies may be in question, investors have more options to own a stake in these businesses.<p>Cannabis has strong …

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This restaurant serves marijuana-infused pizza

It's always tough to decide what toppings to get on your pizza: Pepperoni! Mushrooms! Pineapple! Peppers! Anchovies! But what if marijuana was also a …

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Medical pot: from ballot to regulated industry

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>The medical marijuana industry is poised to explode with new state regulations and taxes on the dispensaries that will sell the …

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New medical marijuana laws set industry 'on steroids'

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>The medical marijuana industry is poised to explode with new state regulations and taxes on the dispensaries that will sell the …

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Colorado’s War on Black Market Weed

Legalizing marijuana in Colorado was supposed to obliterate the pot black market there. Instead, a loophole in medical marijuana laws has done exactly the opposite.<p>DENVER—Neighbors had no idea that a multi-million dollar illegal weed business was allegedly operating behind the fancy front door of …

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Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.<p>A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify …

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Why Veterans Can't Be Prescribed Marijuana to Treat PTSD

7-8% of the nation’s population will have PTSD at some point in their lifetime, estimate researchers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs …

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With 'vaping' on the rise, debate centers on its effects

Whether the "skyrocketing" use of electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit tobacco use or lure youth and adults back to nicotine is a question up for debate locally.<p>Lea Bacci, an assistant addiction prevention coordinator with the Lake County Health Department, said that a Centers for Disease …

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Regulating marijuana in California will be turbulent, state official says

Crafting comprehensive state marijuana regulations this year will likely be a turbulent process of trial and error, California’s top marijuana …

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National pot group plots Michigan legalization plan

The Marijuana Policy Project is working on a legalization ballot plan in Michigan but faces early criticism

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Tennessee Needs Medical Marijuana Because Drug Prescriptions 'Are Killing Us,' Lawmaker Says

The bill's sponsor says his colleagues 'are scared' of the bill.

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Week in Weed: Colbert Mocks Sessions on Marijuana, Jimmy Buffett Says No to Marijuanaville, Lyft Wants to Keep Stoners Safe

The Week in Weed for March 24, 2017. by Amber CortesJimmy Buffett: Margaritaville is a state of mind...and a trademark. Al Schaben via Getty …

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Eight of 16 people indicted in Colorado marijuana trafficking operation listed as having state pot licenses

Eight of the 16 people indicted on charges they ran a massive illicit marijuana operation that sold and shipped weed out of state are listed in …

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Police raid Cannabis Culture store; 4 people charged

Marijuana, marijuana concentrate known as 'shatter' and cash were seized<p>Toronto police say four people are facing charges following a raid on a …

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Medical marijuana doctors gain approvals, await next steps

More than 600 Florida physicians, including 32 in metro Orlando, can now recommend medical marijuana to patients, but many have questions and some …

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Reader: Phish Plus Legal Weed Is the Heaven of Teenage Dreams

Phish is making a tradition of playing Denver's Dick's Sporting Goods Park over Labor Day weekend, and this year is no exception. And while Colorado …

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Colorado ends decades-old switchblade knife ban

DENVER — Switchblades and gravity knives that can be flung open from a concealing handle will soon be legal in Colorado.Related Articles• March 24, …

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Manitoba pot bill a 'slap in the face' to medical marijuana users, protesters say

Justice Minister Heather Stefanson introduced Bill 25, the Cannabis Harm Prevention Act, on Monday<p>Around a dozen people met on the stairs of the …

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Santa Clara police: Parole search turns up home hash lab

SANTA CLARA — A parole search of a Santa Clara man turned up an apparent hash-oil lab running out of a garage at his listed residence, according to …

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A pharma company that spent $500,000 trying to keep pot illegal just got DEA approval for synthetic marijuana

Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was one of the chief financial backers of the opposition to marijuana legalization in Arizona last year, received preliminary approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration this week for Syndros, a synthetic marijuana drug.<p>Insys gave $500,000 …

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Colorado Takes Aim at the Marijuana Black Market

Legislation seeks to reduce the large amount of legally grown marijuana diverted to criminal sales.<p>Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational sale of marijuana, continues to provide lawmakers around the country with examples of what they should and should not do as they prepare to regulate …

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What Does The Future Hold For Marijuana?

Researchers and policymakers come together to discuss the drug's health impacts, and the legalization battles ahead.<p>Twenty-eight states and the nation’s capital allow for the legal use of medical marijuana. The drug is legal for recreational use in eight states and Washington, D.C. But with a new …

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Seattle's Headset Offers Big Data Analytics To The Cannabis Industry - 'Just Like Walmart'

Marijuana sales, illegal in Colorado and Washington State just a few years ago, now total more than $1B per year in each state, translating to hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues. The detailed information behind those numbers is available using seed-to-sale tracking software, but …

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Hustling Weed on the Side Helps Keep My Restaurant Open - Munchies

<i>This article originally appeared on MUNCHIES in July 2016.</i><p><i>Welcome back to Restaurant Confessionals, where we talk to the unheard voices of the restaurant industry from both the front-of-house (FOH) and back-of-house (BOH) about what really goes on behind the scenes at your favorite establishments.</i> …

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DEA Approves Syndros, a Pharma Cannabis Solution, for Schedule II Status

The Drug Enforcement Administration has awarded a Schedule II classification for a cannabis solution.<p>Cannabis itself is classified under Schedule I, …

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How Israel Plans to Get Into the $50 Billion Medical Marijuana Market

Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge …

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Research Suggests Legal Cannabis Is Failing To Corrupt Youth

Opponents of cannabis have long warned that legalizing the drug could lead to spikes in underage use, but after several years of permitted adult use in several states, it seems likely such fears were unwarranted.<p>A recent survey on student substance use in Washington state found that teens haven’t …

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