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on September 10, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

Two People In The United States Have Reportedly Died From Vaping

By Thomas Edward The mystery vaping illness is growing more serious Amid growing concerns about e-cigarette devices, a second death in America has been linked to vaping. The death occurred in Oregon in July, the apparent result of a severe lung disease that health officials believe was caused by the use of a vaping device that contained marijuana. The victim’s name and age have not been released. Officials at the Oregon Health Authority said the victim’s symptoms mirrored the respiratory problems seen in a growing number of vaping-related cases across the United States. More than 20 people throughout the midwestern...

By Thomas Edward The mystery vaping illness is growing more serious Amid growing concerns about e-cigarette devices, a second death in America has been linked to vaping. The death occurred in Oregon in July, the apparent result of a severe...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

USA Today Report: Cannabis Consumers Reduce Use of Pills, Booze

by Leafly Staff A new report by Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and dozens of other publications, has found that cannabis use by new consumers correlates with a reduction in their use of painkillers and alcohol. The study, conducted the company’s digital marketing arm, LOCALiQ, combined survey responses with mobile data to paint a picture of cannabis consumers in legal states. Researchers surveyed 8,805 cannabis consumers aged 21 to 64 across 21 states in which some form of cannabis is legal. Among all surveyed consumers, 49% reported reducing their over-the-counter painkiller use since starting cannabis, and 52% reduced...

by Leafly Staff A new report by Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and dozens of other publications, has found that cannabis use by new consumers correlates with a reduction in their use of painkillers and alcohol. The study,...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

New York decriminalizes Cannabis

by Jacob Geanous The state of New York has decriminalized the use of marijuana. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill Monday that decriminalized the use of weed across the state. It also promises to expunge the records of some people convicted of marijuana-related offenses. The bill, which will take effect in 30 days, reduces possession of a marijuana to a misdemeanor offense punishable by just a fine. Possession of any amount under two ounces will no longer be met by criminal penalties. In a statement, Cuomo said: ‘Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by laws governing...

by Jacob Geanous The state of New York has decriminalized the use of marijuana. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill Monday that decriminalized the use of weed across the state. It also promises to expunge the records...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

Cannabis lounges are popping up across the Country

Submitted by Marijuana News As cannabis use becomes legal across more and more of the country on the state level, consumption lounges are popping up. In California, the cannabis cafe Lowell Cafe is slated to open Sept. 1 in West Hollywood. Local religious leaders and others have expressed concerns, indicating the rift between communities and consumption spaces. Other states like Massachusetts could follow the same path, as it passed initial approval for social spaces in May of 2019. Previously in March of 2019, Alaska adopted its own rules for on-site consumption at licensed retail locations. And Nevada has opted to postpone legislation on cannabis lounges until 2021....

Submitted by Marijuana News As cannabis use becomes legal across more and more of the country on the state level, consumption lounges are popping up. In California, the cannabis cafe Lowell Cafe is slated to open Sept. 1 in...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

How luxury marijuana is taking over the market

Submitted by Marijuana News The marijuana market has been changing for the past several years. In that time, we have seen company values skyrocket. The amount of capital infusion has helped the industry to branch out into several different subsections. One of the most popular of these has been that of the luxury cannabis market. Luxury and high-end marijuana has become its own large part of the industry with innovation guiding the way. Some marijuana stocks to watch have gained notoriety because of this side of the market. Currently, the Californian marijuana market is the largest in the world....

Submitted by Marijuana News The marijuana market has been changing for the past several years. In that time, we have seen company values skyrocket. The amount of capital infusion has helped the industry to branch out into several different...

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on July 31, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

Which State will be next to legalize cannabis?

Submitted by Marijuana News Only a few months into the new year and numerous states have made progress on adult-use cannabis legislation. However, some of the states expected to legalize next may be held up for one reason or another. In other cases, bills are making their way through once restrictive states. Here is the latest on some of the states most likely to legalize in 2019. New Jersey New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy began 2019 with a call to push for adult-use cannabis legalization in the state. At his State of the State address, Gov. Murphy called for...

Submitted by Marijuana News Only a few months into the new year and numerous states have made progress on adult-use cannabis legislation. However, some of the states expected to legalize next may be held up for one reason or...

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

13 States expected to sell at least $1 billion in cannabis by 2024

Submitted by Marijuana News The marijuana industry is growing like gangbusters, and both investors and cannabis enthusiasts couldn’t be happier. According to Bank of America analyst Christopher Carey, legal pot could one day become an industry capable of $166 billion in annual sales and could disrupt a number of other industries as it expands. But when talking about global sales, we’re really discussing the important role legal cannabis could play in the United States — a market that’s second to no other. Carey’s projection pegs the U.S. as generating more than a third of his firm’s peak sales estimate,...

Submitted by Marijuana News The marijuana industry is growing like gangbusters, and both investors and cannabis enthusiasts couldn’t be happier. According to Bank of America analyst Christopher Carey, legal pot could one day become an industry capable of $166...

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on June 24, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

How Illinois became the only State to legalize weed sales without a referendum

Submitted by Marijuana News Illinois lawmakers, solving issues that tripped up lawmakers in other states, have made recreational marijuana legal, becoming the first state where the state legislature made cannabis sales legal without a vote from the people. Illinois is the 11th state to legalize marijuana and the second midwestern state to do so, following legalization approved by Michigan voters in 2018. Illinois lawmakers got it done by addressing many of the issues, including minority representation in the marijuana industry, that had derailed similar legislative action in New Jersey and New York. Joining the legal states. Illinois joins 10...

Submitted by Marijuana News Illinois lawmakers, solving issues that tripped up lawmakers in other states, have made recreational marijuana legal, becoming the first state where the state legislature made cannabis sales legal without a vote from the people. Illinois...

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on June 3, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Older Americans are the fastest growing group of medical marijuana users despite accessibility issues

Submitted by Marijuana News While medical cannabis use continues to increase across the board, the amount of Americans 60 or older using it is growing faster than any other age demographic. Despite this, a new study shows that older patients continue to have difficultly accessing this potentially life-saving medication, writes Calvin Hughes. Researchers from the University of Colorado recently set out to find how older Americans perceive and use medical marijuana. To do so they conducted 17 focus groups across Colorado and interviewed 136 people over the age of 60. “Older Americans are using cannabis for a lot of...

Submitted by Marijuana News While medical cannabis use continues to increase across the board, the amount of Americans 60 or older using it is growing faster than any other age demographic. Despite this, a new study shows that older...

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on June 3, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Marijuana advocates hit unexpected roadblocks

Submitted by Marijuana News Advocates of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes scored their most significant legislative victory of the year Friday when the Illinois state House gave final approval to a measure allowing residents over the age of 21 to purchase and use cannabis products. But their win in Springfield comes at the end of a string of defeats in what was supposed to be a banner year for legalization. Even supporters of recreational use acknowledge their legislative agenda has run into more roadblocks than they expected. Legislators in New Jersey, Connecticut and New Mexico hit the brakes on...

Submitted by Marijuana News Advocates of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes scored their most significant legislative victory of the year Friday when the Illinois state House gave final approval to a measure allowing residents over the age of 21...

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