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  1. Ron Strider

    Teen Drug Use Drops Across The Country, Thanks To Legal Marijuana

    Teen drug use has decreased in Colorado since marijuana was legalized for recreational use in 2014, according to a recently published national survey. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that a little over 9 percent of Colorado teens between the ages of 12 and 17 used marijuana on...
  2. Ron Strider

    SC-Based Hemp Company To Air National Commercials For Strain Of Medical Marijuana

    Palmetto Harmony, a CBD oil product based in South Carolina that WBTV first featured two years ago, will now be advertised in television commercials on all major national networks beginning Monday. Janel Ralph is the CEO of Palmetto Synergistic Research, the company that makes this strain of...
  3. Ron Strider

    West Indies: St Kitts-Nevis National Marijuana Commission Fully Functional

    The National Marijuana Commission, which was recently established by the government to facilitate national engagement on the issues surrounding the use of marijuana in St Kitts and Nevis, held its first meeting last Friday. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017. The...
  4. Ron Strider

    National Grid Official: Marijuana Grow Facilities 'Mindblowing Energy Consumers'

    A year ago it might have been taboo for a utility company to set up shop at a conference devoted to marijuana, but no one batted an eye Thursday when a representative from National Grid got up to talk about how his company works with cannabis cultivators. "I get a lot of snickers when I tell...
  5. Ron Strider

    CO: National Pot Summit Convenes In Denver

    As more states pass laws legalizing marijuana usage, a national summit on marijuana is convening in Denver today. The three-day National Cannabis Summit begins Monday at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, featuring presentations by state and local governments, advocacy groups, and medical...
  6. Ron Strider

    Cannabis: A Conflict In Cash

    Doug Ducey doubled down, defending doobie deniers at an anti-marijuana summit in Atlanta April 20. A group called Smart Approaches to Marijuana hosted a national event on the stoner Sabbath to talk about how much they love hating weed. One of the attendees, former director of the Office of...
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    NCIA Director Discusses National Cannabis Priorities At Seed To Sale Show In Denver

    Advocacy for cannabis at the national level is more important now than ever before, said Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, as he opened NCIA's Seed to Sale Show on January 31. NCIA ensures that cannabis-industry professionals have a voice and a...
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    CA: Pot Still Illegal In National Parks

    Washington – Think pot is now legal in California? Try telling that to the National Park Service rangers ready to bust people caught with marijuana in Yosemite, Redwood, Death Valley and other federal lands across the state. The federal government says it's not backing off on citing people...
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    Legalizing Marijuana Will Green Up Calfornia Forests

    One of the major winners in Tuesday's California vote has been largely ignored: mother nature. An important consequence of the passage of Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act, isn't simply that it legalizes the recreational use of the once-prohibited drug. It's that one of its...
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    Women And The Cannabis Industry

    In a climate of race and gender storms, much of it driven by political discourse, a quiet one is brewing in the emerging cannabis industry, which recorded $6 billion in sales during 2015. According to the most current data from ArcView Market Research, those sales represent a $4 billion increase...
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    Debate Over Marijuana In Missouri More Than Just A Puff Of Smoke

    Last week a group of Missouri prosecutors announced they had taken legal steps to block voter consideration of a medical marijuana proposition on the November ballot. In a news release, the group said it opposes the measure because pot is illegal under federal law. "Missouri law cannot usurp...
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    Debate Over Marijuana In Missouri More Than Just A Puff Of Smoke

    Last week a group of Missouri prosecutors announced they had taken legal steps to block voter consideration of a medical marijuana proposition on the November ballot. In a news release, the group said it opposes the measure because pot is illegal under federal law. "Missouri law cannot usurp...
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    U.S. National Cancer Institute - Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

    Why is Marijuana still 'a drug with no medicinal purpose?' National legalization of marijuana may be drawing a smidgeon closer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the federal government sponsored agencies, has just updated the FAQs on its website to include recent studies on...
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    U.S. National Cancer Institute - Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

    Why is Marijuana still 'a drug with no medicinal purpose?' National legalization of marijuana may be drawing a smidgeon closer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the federal government sponsored agencies, has just updated the FAQs on its website to include recent studies on...
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    WV: Medical Marijuana Under The Microscope

    Harrison County, W.Va - The Drug Enforcement Agency announced Thursday that marijuana will remain a Schedule I drug, grouped with drugs like heroin and LSD. The Food and Drug Administration declared marijuana serves "no currently accepted medical use," as well as having "a high potential for...
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    WV: Medical Marijuana Under The Microscope

    Harrison County, W.Va - The Drug Enforcement Agency announced Thursday that marijuana will remain a Schedule I drug, grouped with drugs like heroin and LSD. The Food and Drug Administration declared marijuana serves "no currently accepted medical use," as well as having "a high potential for...
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    Collins Named To National Academies Panel On Marijuana Use

    A UB psychologist who studies substance abuse issues has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine ad hoc committee that will review the health effects of marijuana use. R. Lorraine Collins, professor of community health and health behavior, School of Public...
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    CAN: National Weed Day Gives Liberal Backbencher Chance To Rock Own Government's Boat

    In the heady days following his election victory, Justin Trudeau actively encouraged his caucus members to rock the boat. "Regardless of party demands, and the partisanship that will continue to exist in this House ... your one job, that you cannot ever forget, is to be a strong voice in...
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    National Cannabis Industry Association Scheduled To Host Florida Cannabis Caucus

    The Cannabis Caucus is headed to South Florida. The National Cannabis Industry Association will host a Florida Cannabis Caucus on April 14 in Miami. The organization's quarterly caucus event will be held at the Marseilles Hotel, and will feature Ben Pollara, campaign manager for the United...
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    Why Medical Marijuana Makes Sense For Chronic Pain, A Doctor's View

    The explosion of coverage on opioid abuse has been chilling for many chronic pain patients who use opioids responsibly to manage their pain. In many cases, with heightened scrutiny over its merits of use, reduced access becomes an issue. Many chronic pain sufferers have turned to medical...