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Medical Marijuana Programs May Help Cut Opioid Use

Posted on 2016-09-16 09:34:00
Medical Marijuana Programs May Help Cut Opioid Use

Making medical marijuana legal may lead to a reduction of opioid use in adults under the age of 40, a new study suggests.

Ohio board's timeline concerns medical marijuana advocates

Posted on 2016-09-15 10:04:00
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Advocates are raising concerns over the length of time it will take Ohio's medical board to draft rules governing how doctors can recommend to patients how they use medical marijuana.

Police test first marijuana breathalyzer on Cali drivers

Posted on 2016-09-14 10:25:00
Police test first marijuana breathalyzer on Cali drivers

Police in the US have gotten their hands on a marijuana breathalyzer and drivers in California were among the first to be tested –with nationwide distribution planned for next year. As part of an initial field test, several erratic drivers were pulled over and asked to voluntarily blow into the breathalyzer. Two of the drivers who took part in the test admitted to smoking marijuana in the previous 30 minutes, and delivered a positive reading on the handheld device.

TV Goes to Pot: Marijuana-Themed Series Light Up the Small Screen

Posted on 2016-09-13 10:13:00
TV Goes to Pot: Marijuana-Themed Series Light Up the Small Screen

Marijuana is having its moment in American culture, with recreational pot use now legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts vote on recreational use in November. It’s a trend reflected in popular entertainment. Three TV series devoted to the subject air within the next month.

An athlete becomes a legal marijuana grower and part of an emerging debate

Posted on 2016-09-12 10:11:00
An athlete becomes a legal marijuana grower and part of an emerging debate

If college athletes want to use marijuana, the NCAA likely won't catch them, and Treyous Jarrells is proof of that. He says he was high in almost every game he played. Now he has given up his dream of a football career for one that’s very different: He has one of 102,620 medical marijuana licenses to legally grow plants in Colorado.

MARIJUANA CONVENTION GETS UNDERWAY IN LA

Posted on 2016-09-09 09:23:00
MARIJUANA CONVENTION GETS UNDERWAY IN LA

Thousands of people descended upon downtown Los Angeles for a massive marijuana expo. The Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition aims to educate those interested in joining or networking with the cannabis industry.

Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio but not much changes for patients

Posted on 2016-09-08 09:29:00
Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio but not much changes for patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Medical marijuana is now legal in Ohio, but -- and it's a big but -- patients won't be able to legally buy it here for at least a year, maybe two.

Nashville marijuana decriminalization effort advances in Metro Council

Posted on 2016-09-07 09:30:00
Nashville marijuana decriminalization effort advances in Metro Council

A proposal to let people caught with small amounts of marijuana in Nashville have the chance of avoiding a criminal record took a major step forward Tuesday. The Metro Council, by a voice vote, advanced legislation on a second of three readings that would add Nashville to the growing list of cities and states that have passed measures aimed at decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot.

Marijuana's Mainstream Move Triggers Different Kinds Of Family Talks

Posted on 2016-09-06 09:44:00
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If pot laws were colors, a map of the U.S. map would resemble a tie-dye T-shirt. In some states, marijuana is illegal. In others, it's legal for medical purposes. And still in others, it is even legal for recreational use.

An unprecedented number of states will vote on marijuana this fall

Posted on 2016-09-02 09:27:00
An unprecedented number of states will vote on marijuana this fall

This is a pivotal year for American drug policy. More states than ever will consider easing restrictions on marijuana use this November: Voters in five states will decide whether to fully legalize recreational use, while voters in four more will weigh in on whether to allow medical marijuana.