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on April 16, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

Colorado study finds regular cannabis users require more anesthesia for medical prcedures

Submitted by Carlie Green Cannabis users may need more than triple the typical amount of anesthesia for medical procedures according to the findings of a new study. Colorado researchers conducted the study by examining medical records of 250 patients who had an endoscopy. Of those patients, 25 used cannabis regularly between 2015 and 2017. It was found that patients who used cannabis every day or weekly required 220.5 percent higher of a dose of propofol during sedation than patients who did not. Regular consumers also required 14 percent for fentanyl and 19.6 percent more midazolam. “We were surprised by...

Submitted by Carlie Green Cannabis users may need more than triple the typical amount of anesthesia for medical procedures according to the findings of a new study. Colorado researchers conducted the study by examining medical records of 250 patients...

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on April 16, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

UCLA researcher to study the social impact of cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News California was one of the first states to legalize adult-use cannabis, and as such, it’s become somewhat of an experimental oddity for the rest of North America. In anticipation of the drug’s social impact, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) developed the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative (CRI), a special initiative of the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour in conjunction with the UCLA Brain Research Institute. Led by Dr. Jeff Chen, director, since its inception in 2017, the initiative claims to be one of the first academic programs worldwide to focus entirely...

Submitted by Marijuana News California was one of the first states to legalize adult-use cannabis, and as such, it’s become somewhat of an experimental oddity for the rest of North America. In anticipation of the drug’s social impact, University of...

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on April 16, 2019 in Cannabis News United States

Marijuana legalization is very popular

Submitted by Marijuana News The three major national polls in America are increasingly converging on one point: Marijuana legalization is very popular in the US. The latest finding, from the recently released General Social Survey by NORC at the University of Chicago, shows that 61 percent of people supported marijuana legalization in 2018. That’s up from 57 percent in 2016 and 31 percent in 2000 — a rapid shift in public opinion in less than two decades. The other two big national surveys on the topic have found similar results. Gallup put support for marijuana legalization at 66 percent...

Submitted by Marijuana News The three major national polls in America are increasingly converging on one point: Marijuana legalization is very popular in the US. The latest finding, from the recently released General Social Survey by NORC at the...

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on April 4, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

The PGA Tour is now telling golfers not to use CBD

Submitted by Marijuana News Golf can be an overwhelmingly conservative sport when viewed with a certain lens. The rulebook is filled with formalities and etiquette codes; players must wear shirts with collars and pants in competition. This doesn’t make the sport bad or wrong by any means, but it does instruct recent news that the PGA Tour is warning golfers not to take CBD. Story Continues Below In a PGA Tour newsletter sent to players last month, which was obtained by Marijuana Moment, the Tour told players that “CBD products (like all supplements) pose a risk to athletes because...

Submitted by Marijuana News Golf can be an overwhelmingly conservative sport when viewed with a certain lens. The rulebook is filled with formalities and etiquette codes; players must wear shirts with collars and pants in competition. This doesn’t make...

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on April 4, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Georgia on cusp of legalizing medical marijuana

Georgia is on the verge of legalizing medical marijuana after the state assembly passed a bill that would allow for the in-state sale and production of the drug for medicinal purposes. Cody Hall, a spokesman for Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, said Wednesday morning he’ll sign the bill into law. The legislation, HB 324, closes loopholes created from a 2015 act that legalized the use of low-THC cannabis oil for certain medical conditions but did not allow for the growing, selling or possession of the oil in the state. The new bill would allow for the “production, manufacturing, and dispensing”...

Georgia is on the verge of legalizing medical marijuana after the state assembly passed a bill that would allow for the in-state sale and production of the drug for medicinal purposes. Cody Hall, a spokesman for Republican Gov. Brian...

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on April 4, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Big money is about to get access to marijuana stocks

Submitted by Marijuana News Here’s a crazy scenario that’s still a harsh reality for marijuana stocks: Imagine running a legal business — one approved by the state — and generating millions of dollars in revenue…but not being able to deposit it in a bank account. Crazy, huh? Think about paying the bills. Instead of writing a check or sending money electronically, you need to deliver cold, hard cash. Grab your briefcase filled with wads of $100s to go pay the electric bill to keep the lights on. I’m exaggerating a bit to make a point, but the feeling is...

Submitted by Marijuana News Here’s a crazy scenario that’s still a harsh reality for marijuana stocks: Imagine running a legal business — one approved by the state — and generating millions of dollars in revenue…but not being able to...

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on April 4, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Managing medical marijuana in the workplace

Submitted by Marijuana News With a majority of states in the country enacting medical marijuana laws, cannabis in the workplace has become a hot button issue for business owners seeking to fashion appropriate workplace regulations for lawful cannabis users. These issues become particularly tricky for employers to navigate because cannabis remains illegal under federal law, and each state has different laws addressing the treatment of medical marijuana users in the workplace. Recently, states with medical marijuana programs have trended towards providing protection under disability laws to employees who are registered as patients in that state’s medical marijuana program. Naturally,...

Submitted by Marijuana News With a majority of states in the country enacting medical marijuana laws, cannabis in the workplace has become a hot button issue for business owners seeking to fashion appropriate workplace regulations for lawful cannabis users....

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on March 19, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Pennsylvania Senators seeking co-sponsors for Recreational Cannabis Bill

Submitted by Marijuana News A pair of Pennsylvania senators have unveiled a plan to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adult use. The bill, which reads like a pot progressives’ wish list, has already stirred up high-ranking Republican opposition. But even with long odds, the legislation, which includes provisions for home grow, public consumption and release from prison, is starting off Pennsylvania’s latest push for legalization on the right foot. Public Lounges and Release from Prison Included in Pennsylvania Senators’ Legalization Plan State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) and Sen. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) have co-authored a bill, SB 350, to...

Submitted by Marijuana News A pair of Pennsylvania senators have unveiled a plan to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adult use. The bill, which reads like a pot progressives’ wish list, has already stirred up high-ranking Republican opposition....

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on March 19, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Smoking medical marijuana is now legal in Florida. Here’s how it happened

Submitted by Marijuana News It started in 1986 with a puff of Myakka Gold marijuana on Bradenton Beach. Cathy Jordan was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and given no more than five years to live. She came down to Florida from her home in Delaware with the goal to end her own life. She wanted to see the beach and smoke some pot before she took a handful of muscle relaxers that would numb her pain once and for all. But after a few hits on the beach that night, she suddenly felt better. She went home to Delaware...

Submitted by Marijuana News It started in 1986 with a puff of Myakka Gold marijuana on Bradenton Beach. Cathy Jordan was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and given no more than five years to live. She came down to...

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on March 19, 2019 in Cannabis News United States Featured

The status of cannabis in Massachusetts

Submitted by Marijuana News Recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Massachusetts. This is a massive victory for personal freedom and a clear sign of progress for those still in dire need of natural and clean alternatives to traditional medicines. Along with this legalization, many are curious whether they should still get their medical marijuana cards or wait for more recreational dispensaries to open across the state. Massachusetts and Legalization Massachusetts has an interesting history with marijuana legalization. In 2012, it became the 18th state the legalize the use of medical marijuana. While not necessarily at the forefront...

Submitted by Marijuana News Recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Massachusetts. This is a massive victory for personal freedom and a clear sign of progress for those still in dire need of natural and clean alternatives to...

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