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Study: Marijuana Smoking Not Associated With Greater Mortality Risk Among Heart Attack Survivors

Boston, MA, January, 31, 2013: The use of cannabis among patients with established coronary disease is not associated with increased mortality risk, according to trial data published online in the American Heart Journal.  Investigators at the Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, conducted a prospective study assessing the survival rates of 3,886 heart attack survivors over an 18-year period. Authors reported that 519 subjects died…
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Massachusetts’ Medical Cannabis Law Takes Effect

Boston, MA, Thursday, 03 January 2013 : Question 3, 'An Initiative Petition for a Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana,' took effect on Tuesday, January 1. Sixty-three percent of state voters approved the measure on Election Day. Massachusetts is the 18th state since 1996 to allow for the physician-authorized use of cannabis as a therapeutic option for qualified patients. Neighboring states Connecticut, Maine, Rhode…
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Possessing And Cultivating Cannabis Now Legal In Colorado

Denver, CO: Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order on Monday amending the state Constitution to allow for those age 21 or older to legally possess and cultivate cannabis in private. Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters on Election Day approved Amendment 64, which legalizes the adult personal use of cannabis and calls on state lawmakers to enact regulations licensing its commercial production and sales. "Voters…
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Missouri: Regulating Cannabis In State Would Produce $149 Million Annually In Savings And Revenue

Boston, MA,Thursday, 11 October 2012 : Legalizing and regulating the production and distribution of cannabis in Missouri for adults would produce $149 million annually in combined statewide savings and revenue, according to an economic analysispublished Wednesday. The white paper, entitled "The Budgetary Implications of Legalizing Marijuana in Missouri," is co-authored by Harvard University economist Jeffrey Miron and was commissioned by the National Cannabis Coalition. The…
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Colorado: Passage Of Marijuana Legalization Measure Would Potentially Yield $60 Million In New Annual Revenue And Savings, Study Says

Denver, CO: The passage and enactment of a statewide marijuana ballot measure this fall could generate as much as $60 million in annual savings and revenue, according to a budgetary analysis prepared by the Colorado Center on Law & Policy. Amendment 64, The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012, allows for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana and/or the cultivation of up…
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Massachusetts: Measure To Legalize State-Sanctioned Distribution Of Medical Cannabis Approved For November Ballot

Boston, MA,Thursday, 12 July 2012:  A statewide proposal that seeks to allow for the possession and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for therapeutic purposes will appearon the November electoral ballot. A spokesperson for the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office reported this week that initiative proponents, the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, had collected sufficient signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the 2012 ballot. If passed…
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Marijuana Ranks As Top US Cash Crop

Marijuana Ranks As Top US Cash Crop. Thursday, 21 December 2006 Washington, DC: Cannabis is the largest cash crop in the United States, outpacing the production of corn and wheat combined, according to an economic analysis released this week. According to the study, "Marijuana Production in the United States, 2006," domestic marijuana production has increased ten-fold in the past 25 years from 1,000 metric tons (…
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