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Poll: Majority of Colorado Voters Positive About State’s Experience With Legalization

Hamden, CT: Fifty-two percent of Colorado voters believe that legalizing cannabis has been "good" for the state and 54 percent say they are supportive of the new laws regulating the plant's retail production and sale, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released this week. Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November 2012, which allows for the personal possession and…
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Two Denver deaths tied to recreational marijuana use

DENVER - This week, two Denver deaths were linked to marijuana use, and while some details of the deaths have yet to emerge, they are the first ones on record to be associated with a once-illegal drug that Colorado voters legalized for recreational use, as of January 1, 2014. One man jumped to his death after consuming a large amount of marijuana contained in a…
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Poll: Americans View Pot As Less Harmful To Health Than Tobacco, Alcohol, Or Sugar

  New York, NY, Thursday, 13 March 2014: Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses less harm to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released Wednesday. Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be "most harmful to a person's overall health." Most respondents said tobacco (49 percent),…
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Study: Cannabis Use Unlikely To Cause Schizophrenia

Boston, MA, Thursday, 19 December 2013 : Family genetics, rather than adolescent cannabis use, increases risk of schizophrenia, according to a case control study published online in the journal Schizophrenia Research. Investigators from Harvard Medical School compared the family histories of 108 schizophrenia patients and 171 individuals without schizophrenia to assess whether youth cannabis consumption was an independent factor in developing the disorder. Researchers reported that…
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Study: Many IBD Patients Report Subjective Relief From Cannabis

Thursday, 14 November 2013 Boston, MA Thursday, 14 November 2013: An estimated one-in-six patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) report using cannabis therapeutically, according to survey datapublished in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Researchers assessed survey responses from 292 IBD patients seeking treatment at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Crohn's and Colitis Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Investigators reported that over half of all respondents possessed…
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Vermont Becomes 17th State To End Criminal Sanctions For Marijuana Possession Offenses

Montpelier, VT: Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation into laweliminating criminal penalties for adults who possess personal use amounts of cannabis and/or hashish. The new law amends penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and/or marijuana paraphernalia by a person 21 years of age or older from a criminal misdemeanor (punishable by up to six-months in jail and a $500 fine)…
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Vermont Becomes 17th State To End Criminal Sanctions For Marijuana Possession Offenses

Montpelier, VT: Democrat Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation into laweliminating criminal penalties for adults who possess personal use amounts of cannabis and/or hashish. The new law amends penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and/or marijuana paraphernalia by a person 21 years of age or older from a criminal misdemeanor (punishable by up to six-months in jail and a $500 fine)…
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Colorado: Governor Signs First-In-The-Nation Legislation Authorizing Retail Cannabis Production And Sales

Denver, CO: Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed legislation into law regulating the commercial production and retail selling of marijuana to those age 21 or older. Colorado is the first state to approve regulations authorizing a legal cannabis market for adult consumers. State-licensed cannabis retailers are expected to be approved under the new law by early 2014. Marijuana retailers must be Colorado residents. Cannabis sales…
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