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Recreational Marijuana Sales in Colorado Springs Meets Opposition in City Council

Since legalization in 2011, recreational marijuana in Colorado Springs has been a topic of great debate for many, and now the city is considering taking action. A new measure has been introduced that would drastically impact the medical cannabis industry in Colorado Springs by allowing 24 recreational dispensaries to convert to recreational citywide. Currently, there are 118 stores that sell medical marijuana and the Colorado Springs Cannabis Association (CSCA) pleads that such a measure would “destroy the existing medical marijuana business model, and put in grave risk over 80% of our current businesses and employees.” The city proposed that the […]

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Governor Polis Extends Telemedicine Evaluations for Medical Marijuana in Colorado to August 25

While marijuana telemedicine is not technically allowed in Colorado, an exception has been made recently. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its related lockdown measures, Governor Jared Polis has signed executive orders that specifically allow cannabis telemedicine, albeit temporarily. Marijuana telemedicine was first allowed back in March 2020, with an extension recently made until August 25th. This means that citizens of Colorado who need to get cannabis will be able to get it as telemedicine. Benefits of Marijuana Telemedicine Both doctors and patients can be better protected when cannabis telehealth is taken advantage of. This is the best way to […]

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Shelf Space in Dispensaries Becoming ‘Pay-to-Play’ As Premium Brands Increase

As the popularity of both recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries increases, a significant number of premium cannabis brands are surfacing to fill the steady demand. While once a game with low competition, the big names in cannabis have begun to battle for prime real estate on the most viewed shelves. You might not see this at all dispensaries, but many in Colorado are finding that premium cannabis brands will pay a pretty penny to have their products featured on premium shelf space. What’s Causing the Shift? Between 2017 and 2019 Colorado state saw a 13.27% increase in the number of […]

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Does Cannabis Affect Dreams?

Dreaming is an important – and frankly, enjoyable – part of our nightly sleep routine that occurs when we enter a state of Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep. Encountering REM sleep regularly has been shown to increase learning capability, help with memory, and even benefit our moods. Going without REM sleep can leave us dreamless and feeling tired and drained both physically and emotionally, so the big question remains: Does cannabis affect dreams? As the use of cannabis for recreational and medical purposes increases, more and more studies are being conducted to try to find answers that may tell […]

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Telemedicine and Virtual Visits Boost Access to MMJ Doctors

For patients who use medical marijuana to manage everything from nausea associated with chemotherapy treatments to epilepsy or multiple sclerosis, the current quarantine and social distancing rules may get in the way of receiving regular healthcare. Even without these unique situations, telehealth services and online visits provide access to mmj doctors with more comfort and convenience. Benefits of Telemedicine for Cannabis Users For people with conditions helped with medical marijuana, telemedicine services provide more than the convenience of taking time off work or battling traffic on the way to the doctor’s office. Patient undergoing chemotherapy, for example, may experience considerable […]

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Broncos Great Terrell Davis Wants to Supply CBD-Infused Sports Drinks to NFL

Until now, football and cannabis haven’t exactly been two things that should mix from a player’s standpoint, but two-time Super Bowl champion Terrell Davis has a solution that could have a dramatic effect on player performance. Davis started a CBD company last year that focuses on producing CBD-infused sports performance drinks, and he’s hoping the NFL will embrace the concept on the sidelines and beyond. The Product Davis first used CBD after a workout in 2017 and knew right away that there was an untapped solution to provide faster recovery and better focus to players both on and off the […]

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Colorado Cannabis Sales Fall in April

For the first time since recreational legalization in Colorado, a global pandemic has factored into the equation for marijuana sales. Despite a strong start, Colorado has seen a steady drop in sales year over year since 2014 and has been hit noticeably in March and April of this year due to the decreased travel and tourism that normally accounts for much of Colorado cannabis sales. Year Over Year Trends Marijuana Business Daily published a report on May 5th that indicated a 16% drop in April 2020 compared to April 2019. It’s believed that the negative effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) […]

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Medical Marijuana Delivery Slowly Coming to Colorado

As of 2020, Colorado legalized medical marijuana delivery; this allows Colorado residents with medical marijuana cards to receive products from dispensaries who have obtained delivery licenses, but the law comes with a few important caveats. Though this service has been slow to pick up steam with municipalities, it’s starting to gain popularity in certain locales after nearly 6 months of legalization. How It’s Starting Though Colorado as a state now allows MMJ delivery, the law leaves it up to individual local governments to decide whether or not they will opt into the law. In other words, medical marijuana delivery is […]

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Online Ordering for Marijuana Here to Stay in Colorado?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic when social distancing has become the new normal for most of the country, online marijuana ordering in Colorado has risen as a fairly standard means of obtaining both medicinal and recreational marijuana in recent months. Though this trend may have been spurred on by the pandemic and the precautionary measures that sprung up around it as a result, some industry insiders are beginning to posit that online ordering may just be here to stay long after the virus has run its course. How Does It Work? In 2020, practically everyone is familiar with […]

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4 Benefits of Telemedicine for Medical Marijuana

With people unable to go out due to stay-at-home orders, telemedicine and telehealth visits have skyrocketed in popularity recently. When you read about the following benefits of telemedicine for medical marijuana, you will understand why. Safe Not only do telehealth visits reduce exposure to illnesses, they flat out eliminate it. Think of it a house call, without needing to meet with anyone physically. A medical marijuana telehealth visit is usually done through a secure live video meeting. You can be within the safety, privacy, and comfort of your home and speak with a licensed medical professional. Convenient Telemedicine makes doctor’s […]

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