Marijuana and The Work Place

When medical marijuana first became legal in Colorado in 2000, many people never imagined it becoming as big as it has. Not only has medical marijuana laws become more finely tweaked but now recreational marijuana is legal across the state. Although the marijuana industry is growing there are now questions up in the air about how is it going to affect people’s employment and life in the work place. There are currently no laws against employers not hiring you or firing you if you can’t pass a marijuana drug test. This means that people using medical marijuana or even recreational […]

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What have we learned about Medical Marijuana in Years of Research:

There will always be a debate among pro medical marijuana professionals and ones that are against the use for patients to use medical marijuana for treatment. At the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, a group of researchers surveyed patients that unfortunately attained traumatic brain injuries accrued by various circumstances. They had found that the patients that tested for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, had a higher chance of survival, than those who tested negative. The American Surgeon, had advocated that THC may help protect the brain of patients that have sustained traumatic brain injuries. The study included 446 patients […]

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Child’s Condition Greatly Improves Thanks to Colorado’s MMJ Program

“She didn’t have any quality of life last year. Her life is better because we added cannabis” says the parent of three year old Vivian who suffers from Dravet syndrome, a form of epilepsy. The Wilson family is another success story of a family that had left their home state to seek out the benefits of medical marijuana available in Colorado. Vivian, at just three years old, suffered from daily seizures due to Dravet syndrome which could be triggered by elements as simple as exposure to sunlight. Leaving their home in New Jersey they traveled to Colorado upon hearing about […]

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Medical Marijuana Caregiver Rules May Soon Be Changing

In the last couple of weeks a bill was proposed that will minimize the number of medical marijuana patients that a caregiver can have. Currently there is no limit on the number of patients a caregiver can have, but the bill proposed that each caregiver have no more than a maximum of 10 patients. This bill is being formulated because there is no way to regulate how many patients each caregiver has and how many plants they are growing for each patient. This bill would have patients and caregivers register so that each caregiver’s do not exceed the number of […]

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Stricter Laws for Edible Cannabis in Colorado

Edible marijuana products were created so that people could consume marijuana without having to smoke it. You can get it in many forms such as; cookies, brownies, suckers, sodas and many other items. These products however are causing some serious over dosing because there is not legal limit for how much THC should go into each item. This is making people who do not have experience with medical marijuana overdose because they eat the whole cookie or brownie rather than having just a bite. In a couple of cases these people who have over dosed have harmed themselves and others […]

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The Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014

Image your young child suffers from multiple seizures a day. You tried multiple medications but none of them seem to be helping your poor innocent child, not to mention the medications they are taking have harsh side effects that are making them sicker as they get older. Now image you hear of a life altering medication for children with seizures, the only problem this medication is only legal in a few states and your state is not one of them. It is also illegal federally so transporting it to where you live is close to impossible, not to mention illegal. […]

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There’s an APP for That!

In today’s growing world of technology, it only seems right that there would be newly created apps coming out to help out the medical marijuana industry. Since 2008 when medical marijuana first started to hit the shelves in California people have been creating apps to help out dispensaries and medical marijuana doctors. Owner of one of the apps, Weedmaps, started the app with no money in his pocket and ended up making over $300,000 in the first month. He went door to door of medical marijuana dispensaries and doctors to get them to sign up for the app that would […]

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New York Newest State to Pass Law on Medical Marijuana

New York has become the 23rd state across the United States to legalized medical marijuana. The law was signed on July 7th and is known as New York’s Compassionate Care Act. This will allow individuals stated under the law to be able to possess and consume medical marijuana. This medical marijuana law is quite different from the others however because of the stipulations behind it. The rules behind the law include the following. • No more than 5 private organizations will be licensed for production and distribution of the medical marijuana, each of those organizations can have up to 4 […]

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Utah takes a step in the MMJ direction.

On March 20th a bill called “Charlee’s Law” was signed by the governor of Utah, the bill was signed after the death of one of the children on the waiting list to receive the non-intoxicating cannabis oil. This bill allows for the children on this waiting list to receive this non-intoxicating cannabis oil from Colorado for their medical issues. Children on this list suffer from epilepsy and related disorders. This bill is to take effect on July 1st which will allow the parents of these children to receive the oil to help their children. The parents and children on this […]

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Colorado Funding Millions for Marijuana Research

According to the Denver Post, Colorado is about to spend $9 million to research the effects of marijuana. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill this year that will allow the state health department to give out $9 million in grants for the next five years for marijuana studies. These studies are expected to include clinical trials on the marijuana products specifically sold in Colorado. Since medical marijuana first came into thought nearly 20 years ago, research on it has been very polarized. These new studies will be used to help determine if the marijuana being used in Colorado has different […]

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