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Patients in Colorado and Illinois could soon trade opioid prescriptions for cannabis

Two independent pieces of legislation making their way through Colorado and Illinois would allow every patient who qualifies for an opioid prescription to access cannabis instead.
Responding to the nation’s opioid addiction crisis and the overwhelming data suggesting that medical marijuana can aid in both pain relief and rehabilitation, state lawmakers in Colorado…

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Marijuana Possession Arrests Plummet in New Orleans

Marijuana Possession Arrests Plummet in New Orleans | Paul Armentano
NEW ORLEANS, LA — Minor marijuana possession arrests have plunged in the city of New Orleans following the adoption of a municipal ordinance one year ago that called for fining, rather than arresting, low-level offenders. According to data made available last week, just one…

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Illinois: Cook County Voters Approve Non-Binding Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Illinois: Cook County Voters Approve Non-Binding Marijuana Legalization Initiative | NORML
CHICAGO, IL — Voters in Cook County, IL (population 5.23 million) have approved a non-binding ballot measure in support of legalizing the adult use of marijuana. The advisory measure posed to voters the question of whether the state should legalize “the cultivation, manufacture, distribution,…

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Investigators seize 500 plants in suspected illegal pot grow in El Paso County

Thirteen pounds of processed marijuana and more than 500 marijuana plants were seized Friday when authorities served a search warrant at a suspected illegal grow in El Paso County.
The post Investigators seize 500 plants in suspected illegal pot grow in El Paso County appeared first on The Cannabist. https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/04/27/investigators-seize-500-plants-in-suspected-illegal-pot-grow-in-el-paso-county/104369/…

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The strange patchwork of edibles regulations

Care for some cannabis-infused pumpkin pie? Then hopefully you don’t reside in Washington state, where the government prohibits the sale of marijuana pumpkin pie, custard pie or anything prepared with egg. This is just one of the many peculiar and specific state regulations on edibles that legislators and regulatory boards have…

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Live coverage from 4/20 in Colorado, from the block to the Capitol

Here’s how people are celebrating and commemorating April 20, 2018, the unofficial annual marijuana holiday, across Colorado.
The post Live coverage from 4/20 in Colorado, from the block to the Capitol appeared first on The Cannabist. https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/04/20/420-marijuana-colorado-live/103890/…

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Yoga, parkour and more security: New Denver 4/20 event organizer seeks to turn over new leaf

“We want this to look great for the city of Denver and state of Colorado, and we know the world is watching.”
The post Yoga, parkour and more security: New Denver 4/20 event organizer seeks to turn over new leaf appeared first on The Cannabist. https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/04/20/denver-4-20-marijuana-mile-high-festival/103979/…

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