Colorado Supreme Court Rules Police Need Probable Cause Before Using Drug-Sniffing Dogs

In many ways, the legalization of marijuana is an ongoing project, even in states where possession has already been made legal. That’s because after weed is legal, there are all sorts of other legal questions and implications that arise. The legality and role of drug-sniffing dogs is one example. Prior to legalization, K-9 units were

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Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart Announces Launch of Cannabis Brand

Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has officially joined the Green Rush by announcing his new line of 1/3 gram mini-joints stuffed with a strain whose history is inextricably intertwined with the famed traveling jam band. Such is the debut of Hart’s brand Mind Your Head, which will be available for purchase at various Northern California

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Clark County, Nevada Will Use Money from Weed Businesses to Fight Homelessness

Commissioners in Clark County, Nevada have passed a resolution allocating almost $1.8 million from the local commercial cannabis industry to help subsidize programs dedicated to providing assistance to the homeless. A little more than $930,000 of the earmarked money will be provided to HELP of Southern Nevada’s rehousing services “for medically fragile, non-chronically homeless households

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New Study Finds CBD Significantly Reduces Opioid Cravings in Addicts

Coming off of a heroin addiction is notoriously difficult. But a new study suggests CBD can make it much easier. According to a study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, cannabidiol (CBD) can significantly reduce cravings in people addicted to opioids and manage withdrawal symptoms. Cravings and abstinence anxiety are two of the

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New Jersey Lawmakers May Vote on Medical Marijuana Expansion This Week

New Jersey lawmakers could vote as early as Thursday on a major medical marijuana expansion bill. Senate Bill 10 advanced out of a pair of committees on Monday, but only after undergoing multiple amendments. The amended version is not yet publicly available, but details are forthcoming. Still, the bill’s core framework remains the same, aiming

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Group of Irish Doctors Publish Letter Outlining Health Concerns About Cannabis

More than 20 doctors have sounded the alarm on Ireland’s march toward marijuana legalization, lamenting what they called a “one-sided discussion about cannabis.” The group of doctors, calling themselves the “Cannabis Risk Alliance,” voiced their concerns in a letter published Monday in the Irish Times; the signatories include Dr. Ray Walley, the former president of

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Colorado Governor Reviewing Bill to Let Doctors Suggest Cannabis Instead of Opioids

As one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, Colorado has been somewhat of a testing ground for cannabis policy. Recently, the state fine tuned its distribution of weed revenues, considered geographic location of dispensaries vis à vis school sites — and now lawmakers want to tweak the list of qualifying conditions for patients

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University of Washington Announces Study of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Researchers at the University of Washington want to know how moms who consume cannabis during pregnancy impact infants’ brain development. Cannabis is legal for adults 21 and over in Washington. But marijuana, along with alcohol and tobacco, is a substance pregnant people are told to avoid. Yet UW researchers say there’s little data to support

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Mailman Delivers Cannabis to Home Being Raided by Police

North Port, Florida has two medical cannabis dispensaries. But neither of them should be confused with a residence on the 5600 block of Brickell Drive, where police served a warrant and arrested two men on multiple drug charges Thursday. The USPS carrier who showed up while police were executing the warrant was probably confused, however,

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Joe Biden Supports Marijuana Decriminalization, Not Legalization

“Nobody should be in jail for smoking marijuana.” That’s what former US Vice President Joe Biden told voters in Nashua, New Hampshire on Tuesday. But Biden, one of more than 20 contenders for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, said he does not support making cannabis legal. Instead, Biden favors decriminalization, not legalization. But the

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