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More on the two new studies showing how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic

Two studies published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine find that the availability of medical and recreational marijuana is linked to lower rates of opiate prescribing. In the first study, Hefei Wen of the University of Kentucky and Jason

New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare

NEW YORK — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it

Maine marijuana radio show educating listeners on law

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 7:52 am • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 7:54 am By The Associated Press SKOWHEGAN, Maine — A host of Maine’s first marijuana-themed radio show says he hopes it educates listeners and breaks down the stigma surrounding

Do’s and Don’ts for your marijuana-infused spring break in Aspen

Published: Mar 16, 2018, 7:01 am • Updated: Mar 16, 2018, 7:58 am By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Spring break is in full swing at Aspen-Snowmass and while recreational marijuana has been legal since #SPRANGBREAK2K14, many a tourist are

Report: Patchwork of state laws leaving some medical marijuana patients behind

Published: Mar 15, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 10:22 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff None of the state medical marijuana laws adopted thus far in the U.S. can be considered ideal from a patient’s standpoint,

A cannabis health and wellness fair is coming to Denver

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 12:24 pm • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 12:24 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff The Colorado cannabis industry’s effort to corner the wellness market is expanding with the April debut of a cannabis health fair

One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:57 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 6:07 pm By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice

The Cannabist People’s Choice Awards 2017 results: Consumables

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 2:17 pm • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 3:32 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The people have spoken! Presenting The Cannabist People’s Choice Awards 2017. We asked you to vote for your favorite cannabis consumables,

What the cannabis genome map means for future of the marijuana industry

Published: Jan 18, 2018, 10:49 am • Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 10:49 am By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg News The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer?

Americans strongly oppose enforcement of federal marijuana laws, few approve of Jeff Sessions: new Quinnipiac poll

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 10:45 am • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 11:36 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Voters overwhelmingly oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreation marijuana, according to a new Quinnipiac

Weed 101: The basics of buying cannabis in California (or anywhere)

Published: Jan 2, 2018, 11:41 am • Updated: Jan 2, 2018, 1:11 pm By Kurt Snibbe, The Cannifornian Effective Jan. 1, California allows licensed shops to sell marijuana to anyone with an ID proving they’re 21 and older. For adults

Synthetic cannabinoids are not “synthetic marijuana”: What you need to know about Spice and K2

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 1:52 pm • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 2:14 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Hey, Cannabist!What’s the deal with Spice? Is it synthetic marijuana? I’m confused because people have died from using Spice. If it is

Teen marijuana use in Colorado down post-legalization

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 2:55 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 3:58 pm By Alicia Wallace and John Ingold, The Denver Post Regular marijuana use among Colorado middle and high school students declined after the start of legal cannabis sales

How potent is today’s cannabis? Here’s what the latest research has revealed

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 3:13 pm • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 3:24 pm By Kristina Davis, The San Diego Union-Tribune SAN DIEGO — Ten years ago, the average gram of meth available in the U.S. was 39 percent pure. Today,

Maryland medical marijuana FAQ as sales start: Where to buy, products, doctors and more

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 2:33 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 3:05 pm By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post Maryland medical marijuana sales launched Friday, Dec. 1, after years of delays. Here’s what you need to know: Q: Where can

More veterans parlaying their military skills into cannabis careers

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 10:09 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Chad Drew considers himself a veteran of not only the Air Force but also the cannabis industry. The 41-year-old is sales

How to safely try cannabutter or cannabis oil when you don’t know its THC potency

Published: Oct 25, 2017, 7:43 pm • Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 7:44 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Hey, Cannabist!I’m thoroughly confused. A cannabis grower relative gave me a jar of green cannabis oil, I expect made with coconut

Race for CBD medication breakthrough: Is pharma firm’s boon the hemp industry’s doom?

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 8:16 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 8:22 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and