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In tech startup terms, marijuana could be ‘billion-dollar business’

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 21:26
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Investors are beginning to notice what’s become a competitive and profitable marijuana industry in Colorado, but industry experts warn that the time to go all in isn’t now.

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One surprising downside of marijuana legalization: major energy use

  • Mar 23, 2015 at 22:00
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In some states, where businesses are also now legally cultivating and producing marijuana, a mainstream industry is emerging. Marijuana sales totaled $700 million in Colorado last year, for instance. But there’s a surprising catch. It turns out that indoor marijuana growth in particular — a cultivation method often favored in the industry for many reasons — uses a surprising amount of energy.

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Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

  • Feb 13, 2015 at 21:52
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A federal judge hearing a case of nine men charged with illegally growing marijuana on federal land in California said Wednesday she was considering arguments that the federal government has improperly labelled marijuana as one of the most dangerous drugs.

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Seven States That Are Next In Line To Legalize Marijuana

  • Jan 27, 2015 at 19:41
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Indeed. Legalization bills are already popping up in state legislatures around the country, and while it’s unlikely — though not impossible — that any of them will pass this year, 2016 looks to be the breakout year for freeing the weed.

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Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 21:16
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A federal judge has done what Congress and the Obama administration have failed to do — open a discussion on whether marijuana should continue to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a classification that is supposed to be used only for the most dangerous, addictive drugs, such as heroin and LSD.

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Turns Out Weed Isn’t So Bad for Your Lungs After All

  • Jan 22, 2015 at 21:10
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A new and exciting study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society finds that smoking a joint a day doesn't actually affect your lung capacity

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Marijuana Penny Stocks That Outperformed in 2014

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 21:11
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Consulting was the top-performing sector of all marijuana penny stocks in 2014, followed by biotech and infused-product companies, according to Viridian Capital & Research.

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The Top 10 Marijuana Victories in 2014

  • Dec 19, 2014 at 18:42
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2014 was either the best or second-best year in 20 years, depending on how you weigh the legalization victories in Colorado and Washington in 2012.

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The Federal War on Medical Marijuana Is Over

  • Dec 16, 2014 at 18:37
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Good news for medical pot smokers: The $1.1 trillion federal spending bill approved by the Senate on Saturday has effectively ended the longstanding federal war on medical marijuana.

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Marijuana growers sprout on Wall Street as pot goes public

  • Dec 15, 2014 at 18:12
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Terra Tech Corp., based in Irvine, California, won approval last week from the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $6.8 million to build and operate medical marijuana operations in Nevada, where the company secured preliminary approvals.

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Who’s Really Fighting Legal Weed

  • Dec 8, 2014 at 18:33
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The fight against legal marijuana is about big money, not public health.

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Marijuana fights Alzheimer’s disease, new study indicates

  • Dec 1, 2014 at 20:12
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Another study is adding evidence to the case for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease with the compounds in cannabis.

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Marijuana industry sees green after Colorado legalization

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 19:13
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Colorado’s grand cannabis experiment has captured the imagination of America. After 75 years of marijuana prohibition, the state’s voters amended their constitution and legalized marijuana in all forms. The results have been remarkable.

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Georgia senator proposes full legalization of marijuana

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 19:11
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A state senator is proposing to fully legalize marijuana in Georgia, providing Colorado-style access at licensed retail shops while also allowing its use through medical providers for treatment of conditions including cancer, glaucoma and HIV/AIDS.

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How CANNABIS can treat cancer: Study finds compound in the plant can help shrink aggressive brain tumours

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 21:18
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Cannabis can have a dramatic effect on aggressive forms of brain cancer, a new study shows.

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Meet The 8 Hottest Publicly Traded Marijuana Companies

  • Nov 14, 2014 at 19:35
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Which companies are doing well? Viridian has created a cannabis industry report that tracks the progress of publicly traded companies in the emerging sector. For now, they’re all trading over-the-counter, but watch for that to change.

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The federal government hasn’t legalized marijuana and it owns more than half the land in states where it is legal

  • Nov 13, 2014 at 20:11
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Although the federal government hasn’t legalized marijuana, it owns millions of acres of land in places that have.

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Cannabis vaping may be next

  • Nov 10, 2014 at 18:36
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Oklahoma City – — As more states approve the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana, an Oklahoma-based electronic cigarette retailer is looking to build a national franchise.

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Surna Issues a Letter to Shareholders

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 20:04
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Surna has always believed that widespread support for the legalization of cannabis existed, and now our opinions have been confirmed. This recent voter approval is one of the most promising developments for 2015 and should lend further credibility to the cannabis industry, potentially winning over traditionally resistant "Red" states.

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What’s next for the marijuana movement

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 19:46
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Voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia voted to legalize marijuana in this year’s midterm elections. They'll join Colorado and Washington, which did so in 2012. So could other states follow suit in 2016?

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Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

  • Nov 5, 2014 at 18:58
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Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projections.

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However the US votes on marijuana today, it’s 2016 that really matters

  • Nov 4, 2014 at 22:25
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There are three marijuana ballot initiatives in today’s midterm elections—in Alaska, Oregon and Washington DC—where voters will decide on outright legalization of recreational marijuana. In a fourth ballot, in Florida, voters will vote on a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution, which would legalize medical marijuana.

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Where Marijuana Legalization Votes Are Happening Nov. 4

  • Nov 3, 2014 at 17:53
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A handful of states and cities will vote to loosen restrictions on the drug, setting the stage for bigger battles in 2016

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Cannabis-Based Pharmaceuticals: The Next Frontier?

  • Oct 30, 2014 at 19:01
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The current U.S. legal/regulatory landscape has given rise to two distinct types of companies that are attempting to commercialize cannabis products. The first of these is commonly referred to as medical marijuana companies, or as Steven Schultz, VP of investor relations at GW Pharma suggested, “nutraceutical or herbal remedy companies that promote the medicinal properties of cannabis.”

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The marijuana industry could be bigger than the NFL by 2020

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 20:46
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A report out from Greenwave Advisors, a "comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry," projects that legal cannabis could be an industry with revenues of $35 billion by 2020 if marijuana is legalized at the federal level. They note that this is a floor representing revenues in the first year of countrywide legalization.

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Opinion: ‘Just say yes’ to making marijuana legal

  • Oct 24, 2014 at 20:40
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Alaska, Oregon, Florida and the District of Columbia are considering following the lead of Colorado and Washington state in removing the prohibition on buying small quantities for personal use.

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War on marijuana unconstitutional, doctors testify in federal court Monday

  • Oct 21, 2014 at 21:19
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The U.S. government claims marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical benefits. But that claim will be up for debate Monday in California when a federal judge is scheduled to hear testimony from doctors that conclude the opposite.

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The junk ‘science’ behind the marijuana legalization movement

  • Oct 20, 2014 at 20:11
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Already, 23 states allow marijuana to be prescribed for medicinal use, making it easy for proponents for broader legalization, such as the Marijuana Policy Project, to brand the drug as “harmless.” Some go further, calling it “safe” and even “healthy.” The result is that voters in Oregon and Alaska — in addition to D.C. — may soon join Colorado and Washington as the first states to fully legalize recreational pot for adults.

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Surna Closes $1.325 Million Financing; Company Pursuing Sector Technology Leadership, Market Share

  • Oct 17, 2014 at 20:19
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BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - Surna Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), a company that develops, acquires, produces and sells equipment for the legal marijuana industry with a focus on disruptive technology, today announced it has closed a $1.325 million financing.

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Colorado marijuana revenues hit a new high

  • Oct 15, 2014 at 20:54
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New figures from the Colorado Department of Revenue show that recreational marijuana sales continued to climb in August, the most recent month for which data are available. Recreational sales totaled approximately $34.1 million in August, up from $29.3 million the previous month.

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From brain diseases to pets, start-ups develop new cannabis cures

  • Oct 13, 2014 at 19:55
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As recreational use of marijuana ramps up, entrepreneurs are trying their hand at cashing in on the green rush.

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Millions of Americans to vote on marijuana legalization

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 20:53
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One of America's best-known travel writers and guides is lending his support to marijuana legalization as voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., consider dropping penalties for using pot.

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92% of patients say medical marijuana works

  • Oct 1, 2014 at 19:15
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Now, a wide-ranging survey in California finds that medical marijuana patients agree: 92 percent said that medical marijuana alleviated symptoms of their serious medical conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, migraine, and cancer.

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The Marijuana Legalization Votes That Will Matter in 2014

  • Sep 29, 2014 at 18:39
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The battle over legalizing recreational marijuana in California—the big enchilada that may tilt legalization not only in the U.S. but other countries—is already being set for 2016. But while many reformers’ eyes are focused on the next presidential election, this year’s votes on marijuana initiatives have the power to shape that fight.

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Study: Legal recreational marijuana could bring Georgia $73M

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 19:39
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The Peach State could reap huge benefits from taxing recreational marijuana, if it decides to legalize it.

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Marijuana legalization could mean millions in tax revenue for Florida, Alaska, and others

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 19:37
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States like Alaska, Florida, Oregon and Washington, D.C. could make a combined $3 billion in marijuana tax revenue if they legalize the drug on Nov. 4. Colorado, the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana, is expected to take in $60 million to $70 million this year in taxes from legal pot sales.

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Marijuana legalization effort begins in California

  • Sep 24, 2014 at 19:29
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Marijuana advocacy groups start fundraising to legalize recreational pot in California in 2016

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A Crucial Election Season for Legalizing Marijuana and Ending the Drug War

  • Sep 18, 2014 at 22:18
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It may be an off-year election, but it's a big one for drug policy reform. In seven weeks, voters across the country will have a chance to accelerate the unprecedented momentum to legalize marijuana and end the wider drug war.

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New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2015

  • Sep 16, 2014 at 18:56
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The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015.

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Proponents look to expand marijuana legalization in November

  • Sep 15, 2014 at 19:01
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Even more states could vote to legalize marijuana this year, as pro-pot advocates look to capitalize on changing voter attitudes to replicate their recent successes in Colorado and Washington state.

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Colorado Retail Marijuana Sales Finally Beat Medical

  • Sep 10, 2014 at 19:29
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Sales of legal retail marijuana have topped sales of medical marijuana in Colorado for the first time since the state’s recreational pot shops opened their doors on Jan. 1, according to tax figures released by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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Florida May Become First Southern State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 19:13
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Supporters say the measure would help combat the state's epidemic of painkiller abuse, but polls have fluctuated wildly, and opponents are seizing on a controversial video to question their true intentions.

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Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Majority Of Americans, Survey Says

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 19:14
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For the first time, a majority of people in the United States want to legalize marijuana, according to online polling data company CivicScience. More than 50 percent of Americans believe the recreational drug should be legalized, up 10 percent from last year, USNews.com reported.

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Finally, Some Hard Science on Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy Patients

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 19:05
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For years, some parents have turned to medical marijuana to treat their children’s debilitating epilepsy, crediting the drug with dramatically reducing seizure activity. A groundbreaking clinical trial about to begin recruiting test subjects may finally provide some science to back their claims.

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3 Pharma Companies Investing In Cannabis-Related Treatments

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 18:10
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For all the talk and, yes, hype about the marijuana industry's so-called “green rush,” the big pharmaceutical companies appeared to be giving cannabis-based treatments the cold shoulder, due to federal laws outlawing marijuana.

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Marijuana compound may slow, halt progression of Alzheimer’s

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 18:07
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Neuroscientists found that extremely low doses of a compound found in marijuana may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Medical Cannabis: Saving Lives

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 19:36
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New studies into the use of medical cannabis show a surprising trend that indicates that it is saving lives versus causing harm.

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Marijuana and Tech: Colorado is Now Ground Zero

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 20:16
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Having approved marijuana for legal sale, distribution, and cultivation, Colorado is leading the way in attracting all kinds of investors and luminaries who seek to cash in on this nascent industry, not just with dollars but also with disruptive technology that's being developed by professionals of all stripes and colors.

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Cannabis Inhaler Delivers Effective Relief To Neuropathy Patients, According to Study

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 20:17
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The administration of a single dose of whole-plant cannabis via a thermal-metered inhaler is effective and well tolerated among patients suffering from neuropathy (nerve pain)

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An Updated Look at Medical Marijuana in the United States

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 19:34
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Currently in the United States, 35 states have reformed their laws via legislation or binding voter ballot initiative to allow qualified patients medical access to cannabis products.

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Washington State: $3.8M in Legal Marijuana Sales in First Month

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 19:31
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During the first month of legal marijuana sales in Washington state, stores sold just under $3.8 million, which is expected to bring in more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported on Friday.

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Medical marijuana research hits wall of US law

  • Aug 10, 2014 at 8:31
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Though more than one million people are thought to use the drug to treat ailments ranging from cancer to seizures to hepatitis C and chronic pain, there are few rigorous studies showing whether the drug is a fruitful treatment for those or any other conditions.

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D.C. voters to decide on marijuana use in November

  • Aug 6, 2014 at 18:56
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D.C. residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana use in the nation’s capital after elections officials voted Wednesday to place the question on the ballot.

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Colorado’s marijuana rollout has been ‘largely successful,’ Brookings report finds

  • Aug 1, 2014 at 20:17
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As it enters its eighth month, Colorado’s implementation of the first-in-the-nation experiment in legal, recreational marijuana has so far been a success, Brookings Institution fellow John Hudak concludes in a new report.

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The federal government’s own statistics show that marijuana is safer than alcohol

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 19:55
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Opponents of marijuana legalization return to one particular number over and over in their arguments: the number of emergency room visits involving marijuana.

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Federal marijuana bill would legalize some cannabis strains

  • Jul 28, 2014 at 15:28
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A bill being introduced Monday in the U.S. House of Representatives could be Cox's ticket home. The three-page bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act

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Let States Decide on Marijuana

  • Jul 26, 2014 at 9:52
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The New York Times on Saturday called for the United States government to end its ban on marijuana.

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Meet Two Clean-Cut Entrepreneurs Making Weed Go Mainstream

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 0:58
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This week, Christian Groh will visit a 60,000-square-foot marijuana farm in Canada, one of the biggest such facilities in the world.

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Cannabis-Rx CEO Provides Insights

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 21:13
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Cannabis-Rx CEO Provides Insights on How the Regulated Marijuana Industry is a New Niche for Real Estate Specialists

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Vapourizing marijuana reaching trend status, Canadian doctor says

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 21:02
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'Vaping' pot gains popularity as health benefits and dangers debated

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Olympic medalist snowboarder Ross Rebagliati taps into surge in medical marijuana

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 20:56
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Olympic medalist Ross Rebagliati is betting on Marijuana to give him a shot at redemption.

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New York legalizes medical marijuana

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 20:49
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New York became the latest state to permit the use of medical marijuana on Monday.

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The Next 9 States to Legalize Marijuana

  • Jul 11, 2014 at 20:20
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The United States is slowly reversing course on banning marijuana.