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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MMJ Victories for Patients

Proponents of medical marijuana have a few victories to celebrate this month. Despite the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado back in January, the number of Colorado cannabis patients continues to rise. In March alone, the MMJ patient registry grew by over 1,760 patients. Currently, there are over 115,000 active MMJ members. The majority of MMJ patients (around 94 percent) are being treated for severe pain due to a number of factors. More than half of MMJ patients have designated a caregiver or dispensary to cultivate their medical marijuana. In addition to the rise in the MMJ patient registry, the […]

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Support for Marijuana Growing As Citizens Rally Across Nation

As the marijuana debate continues, there appears to be an ever growing number of supporters across the nation, from the young to the old. While there is the expected support from the 18-29 demographic, recent polls show a surprising amount of support from the 50+ demographic. Quinnipiac University conducted a poll in Florida which showed 83% of people 50-64 support medical marijuana use if their doctor prescribes it. This is the same percentage of 18-29 year olds who support this. What some might consider even more surprising is more than 50% of 50-64 year olds support allowing adults to possess […]

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Perception of Marijuana Continues to Change

As the 420 rally came to a close in Denver this past weekend, the support for marijuana use – both medical and recreational – appears to be growing across the country. As many as 80,000 people are estimated to have been in Denver this past weekend to celebrate 420 on April 20. Participants were more varied than most people would imagine – from young college students to middle aged businessmen to elderly women campaigning for MMJ reform on behalf of senior citizens. Visitors flocked to Denver from all over the United States to participate in 420. Dina Compassion, a manager […]

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Health Department Unveils Bill to Limit MMJ Production

Although marijuana was legalized for recreational use in January, Colorado health officials have recently enacted a crackdown on medical marijuana patients who grow more than the standard number of marijuana plants. Medical marijuana law in Colorado allows MMJ patients to grow up to six plants for their own use. If more is medically necessary, then patients are allowed to grow more plants. Now, the Colorado Health Department is requiring doctors who recommended the extra plants and the patients who grow them to provide more medical documentation on why they need extra marijuana plants. In addition to providing medical information about […]

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