Category Archives: Medical Marijuana

Where marijuana is legal, opioid prescriptions fall, studies find

As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, doctors may be replacing opioid prescriptions with suggestions to visit a local marijuana dispensary. Two papers published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine analyzing more than five years of Medicare Part D and Medicaid prescription data found that after states legalized weed, the number of opioid prescriptions and the…

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Supply glut could limit upside for Canadian cannabis stocks

Supply glut could limit the upside for Canadian cannabis stocks Valuations of Canadian cannabis stocks are sky high on expectations Canada will become the Silicon Valley of recreational pot. If approved by the House, recreational cannabis sales would start this summer. Barron’s cover story this weekend asserts there are holes in the bull case: Stocks trade…

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Cannabis Taxes Could Generate $106 Billion, Create 1 Million Jobs by 2025

Cannabis Taxes Could Generate $106 Billion, Create 1 Million Jobs by 2025 Washington – Cannabis Taxes New Frontier Data, the authority in data, analytics, and business intelligence for the cannabis industry, released a new study, Cannabis In the U.S. Economy: Jobs, Growth and Tax Revenue, 2018 Edition, which examines what full adult use legalization of cannabis…

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Israel’s Global Cannabis Dominance Will Help the U.S.

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How California Will Change The Landscape Of The Weed Industry

Although the cannabis industry continues to expand rapidly, marijuana in the United States is still federally illegal, and that creates a number of unique challenges for cannabis business owners. Despite this, now that California has entered the game, cannabis companies have what it takes to revolutionize the industry in the U.S. California launched its recreational marijuana…

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Native American Tribes Eye Lucrative Marijuana Market

An increasing number of Native American tribes are looking to the marijuana business to break the poverty on reservations, but they are treading quietly over uncertainties in federal policy, which could shift under President Donald Trump. Cannabis is big business in states that have legalized its medical or recreational use. Arcview, a California cannabis investor network,…

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Jeff Sessions’ crusade against marijuana hurts the most vulnerable — I would know, I’m one of them.

By Garett Roush If Attorney General Jeff Sessions had his way, I would once again be at risk of constant seizures. The former U.S. Senator from Alabama and now the nation’s top cop has started a crusade against states that have allowed access to cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use. As an epileptic, medicinal marijuana…

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‘It is permissible to smoke medical marijuana on Shabbat’

It is permissible to use medical cannabis on Shabbat, according to Rabbi Avraham Reznikov, the Rabbi of the Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv, in an article published by Machon Tzomet. The cannabis plant, Sativa, from which the cannabis drug is produced, is also known as marijuana and hashish, and Israeli law prohibits its consumption, cultivation,…

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The DEA Just Admitted Weed Has Never Killed Anyone and Causes ‘Happiness’

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) The Drug Enforcement Agency just admitted that cannabis has never killed anyone. Ever. They also acknowledged that the little green plant, which has been used across civilizations for thousands of years, causes “merriment” and “happiness.” But they still want to keep it illegal. The new 94-page report released this week is entitled “Drugs of Abuse” and is intended to foster a better understanding of the dangers of drug consumption. “Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse,” the document opens. “Drugs of Abuse,…

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Watch: Cannabis Used Effectively to Fight Statewide Opioid Crisis

The treatment center Blue Door Therapeutics is combating the opioid epidemic with cannabis pills and patches in response to painkillers’ often agonizing withdrawal symptoms. According to doctors at the Scottsdale, Arizona facility, a chemical in marijuana with “anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties” can “help stabilize the patient’s underlying condition,” reported ABC15. Opioid addiction following common surgery is…

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