Medical Marijuana and Cancer – Colorado Springs MMJ Doctors Weigh In

Humans have used cannabis to alleviate countless ailments during our millennia-long relationship with the plant. We’ve applied the plant to a wide range of problems, from soothing aches and pains to helping sleep. But some of the medical marijuana’s most fascinating and promising traits may be its ability to unlock new ways of helping patients deal with cancer. Medical marijuana’s possible cancer-fighting abilities are hotly contested. While cannabis has shown some promise against cancer, there’s also plenty of misinformation out there. In this post, our own Colorado Springs MMJ doctors will help separate fact from fiction with medical marijuana and […]

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Sierra Club Provides Guidelines For Sustainable Cannabis Use

Sierra Club, a leading environmental organization in the United States, recently released its cannabis best practices for sustainable use. In this blog from Medical Alternatives Clinics, we’ll discuss these cannabis guidelines and how they should inform your use of medical or recreational marijuana in Colorado. Cannabis Best Practices For Safe & Sustainable Consumption If you’d like, you can read the full cannabis guidelines released by Sierra Club here, but for your convenience, we’ve compiled a quick summary of each major point. Take a look now! Buy organic when you can – Since marijuana is still federally illegal, this means that […]

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How Close Is Federal Marijuana Legalization? What 2020 Says About The Future

In 2020, four states and Washington DC legalized recreational marijuana, and Mississippi approved medical marijuana, bringing the number of recreational states to 15 and Washington DC, and the number of states allowing cannabis for medical use to 36. Voters across the country are changing their minds about marijuana – and soon, federal regulations may be adjusted to accommodate these changing views. Let’s explore this subject in more detail now! Joe Biden’s Presidency Could Bring Federal Marijuana Legalization To The Forefront While it’s not possible to predict what will happen during Biden’s presidency, federal legalization will be much more likely compared […]

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Marijuana Delivery? What Two Colorado Cities Are Considering In 2021

Views may be changing regarding marijuana delivery. Colorado’s largest city and third largest city are now officially considering adding new legislation that will allow recreational marijuana to be delivered to consumers. With these new laws, residents of Denver and Aurora may soon gain access to recreational marijuana with just a few clicks or taps on their smartphone. This news is especially relevant now, as many recreational marijuana users struggle with accessing their products as a result of the pandemic. Aurora Tentatively Says Yes The Aurora City Council gave preliminary approval by an 8-2 vote to marijuana delivery in Colorado’s third-largest […]

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What Is the MORE Act?

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday, December 4, that decriminalizes marijuana on a federal level. The bill would remove federal penalties on marijuana, and erase cannabis-related criminal offenses. The vote wasn’t surprising and largely followed party lines, with 228-164 votes. Only six Democrats voted no, while five Republicans and an independent member joined the Democrats in their efforts to pass the bill. However, many are skeptical as to whether the bill will pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. What Is the MORE Act? The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act, would remove marijuana entirely […]

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Will State Cannabis Ballot Wins Lead to Federal Reform?

The 2020 election did not only cement the national pivot away from Trump’s politics, but it opened the door for novel marijuana legislation in numerous states. With Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota’s passing bills to legalize adult-use marijuana, American citizens across the political spectrum are ready to say goodbye to the prohibitionist stance on drugs. However, state law and federal law on the matter continues to stand at odds. Following Joe Biden’s victory, many Americans are hopeful that marijuana reform may be on the horizon. Federal Reform? Now that 34 states have legalized cannabis in some form, […]

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Voters Across the Country are Changing their Views on Marijuana

Voters Across the Country are Changing their Views on Marijuana Not only did the 2020 election mark a stark political shift, but it also had a significant impact on the future of recreational and medical marijuana legalization. Joe Biden emerged as the winner of a divisive election cycle, and another popular vote on the ballots of several states was cast in favor of statewide cannabis legalization. In fact, every statewide cannabis legalization measure on a ballot passed on election night. A Changing Tide for Marijuana Legislation It is evident that voters across the country are changing their views on marijuana. […]

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Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry Website Getting a New Look

There will be new and exciting updates coming to the CDPHE website coming next November 17th. The CDPHE website is getting a whole new look. All information will still be available for patients, though more accessible and easy to find. For a preview of what the website will look like you can watch this video. The CDPHE is also looking for volunteers to provide feedback! They want your opinion on the new website changes. For those interested in participating in a focus group or interview you can fill out this form to be admitted. This is a great opportunity, patients […]

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Are Concentrates Right for My Medical Marijuana Needs?

Concentrates are somewhat new to the mainstream market and can be a convenient method of accessing medical marijuana. As the name suggests, these products are concentrated cannabis and can be purchased in a variety of different forms. Due to the way they are produced, concentrates can pack a lot of the flavor and potency that many people seek when using medicinal cannabis, and they are becoming more popular as time goes on. If you’re considering trying new products to find a good fit, be sure to contact your doctor before using concentrates for medical marijuana to determine if they are […]

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Western Wildfires Expected to Delay Outdoor Cannabis Harvests

As annual wildfires become more commonplace in western states, many cannabis farmers are feeling the negative impact on their harvests. The wildfire effects on cannabis could be quite vast, as the cannabis supply chain is expected to take a direct hit with much less product being made available for sale. California alone has seen over 8,100 wildfires already in 2020, and many are worrying about the wildfire effects on cannabis sales as we move into peak harvest season. Depending on the severity of the fires, cannabis sales could decline as retailers scramble to source their usual products and meet the […]

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