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  1. Ron Strider

    Senate Questions Role Of Marijuana In Fighting Opioid Crisis

    States that legalized marijuana may be linked to lower opioid deaths but far more studies need to be done to confirm it, said the director of the National Institutes of Health. NIH Director Francis Collins said there has been a "statistical relationship" between states that legalized...
  2. Ron Strider

    MA: New Cannabis Control Exec. Had Head Start

    Shawn Collins will get to help shape the budding legal marijuana industry in Massachusetts after all. The Cannabis Control Commission selected Collins, an assistant treasurer who has been Treasurer Deborah Goldberg's point person on pot for the last two years, to lead the nascent commission...
  3. Ron Strider

    Colorado May Bar Cops From Helping With Marijuana Crackdown

    Colorado may prohibit law enforcement officers from assisting in a potential federal marijuana crackdown. The state House voted 56-7 Wednesday to bar public employees from assisting federal agents in "arresting a Colorado citizen for committing an act that is a Colorado constitutional right."...
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    CO: Talk Cannabis With Rep. Joann Ginal

    When: Saturday March 4, 10-11 a.m. Where: Mugs Coffee Lounge at 261 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 State Rep. Joann Ginal will host a community forum Saturday to talk cannabis and its legal environment. The conversation follows discussions at the national level that have some in...
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    Weed Helps This Athlete Run 200 Miles

    Smoking weed and jogging have more in common than you think. For starters, they both get you high, and they can both make you very hungry. Biologically, the runner's high and the cannabis high look much alike. The foundation of both lies in the body's endocannabinoid system: a group of...
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    Pennsylvania's Office Of Medical Marijuana Gets Director

    The Pennsylvania Office of Medical Marijuana will be led by an HIV care administrator currently working in the state Department of Health. John J. Collins, who joined the health department in April, is a public health program assistant in the Division of HIV Disease. He will begin his new...
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    Pennsylvania's Office Of Medical Marijuana Gets Director

    The Pennsylvania Office of Medical Marijuana will be led by an HIV care administrator currently working in the state Department of Health. John J. Collins, who joined the health department in April, is a public health program assistant in the Division of HIV Disease. He will begin his new...
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    KY: Growing Season Begins For Mason Hemp Crop

    May's Lick farmer Joe Collins addressed the Maysville Rotary Club Tuesday, providing members with information on his experimental 5-acre test plot of industrial hemp at his Mason County farm. The venture, if successful, will be an alternative cash crop to tobacco that Collins' family has...
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    Parents In Support Of Medical Marijuana Return To The Capitol

    Parents in support of medical marijuana were back at the Capitol Tuesday. "She used to sleep about 16 hours a day and now she's able to stay awake to be interactive," said parent Lisa Smith. Last year, we met Smith and her daughter, Haley, who suffers from a rare disorder called Davet...
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    Alaska May Be First State To Allow Marijuana Cafes

    Alaska is on track to be the first state in the nation allowing recreational use of cannabis at venues similar to a bar or a cafe. In its Friday meeting, the state's Marijuana Control Board adopted an amendment creating a permit option that will allow for on-site consumption. The measure...
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    Cannabis Businesses Seek To Sponsor High-Performance Athletics

    As fitness buffs, parents, and foodies openly make cannabis part of their lifestyles, we can expect to see more cannabis-related firms sponsoring cultural, arts, and athletic events. Just like alcohol purveyors have for decades, cannabis companies see financially backing athletes and events as a...
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    Colorado: Could Marijuana-Selling Gas Station Come To Fort Collins?

    You can buy beer and cigarettes at the gas station. So why not marijuana? Well, now you can in Colorado Springs, so can we expect such a business venture to land in Fort Collins? The possibility exists. Native Roots, one of the biggest marijuana dispensary companies in Colorado...
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