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Americans to spend $20bn on legalised marijuana generating 400,000 new jobs

International Business Times By Staff Reporter tates that have legalised the use and sale of marijuana in the United States will create 400,000 new jobs by 2021 and generate $40 billion (£29.5 billion) according to a new study into the legal cannabis sector. If proven accurate, the estimate from consultancy firm Arcview (via AFP) would mean… Read more »

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FinCEN Counts 400 Financial Institutions Providing Services to Cannabis Industry

Ganjapreneur By TG Branfalt According to September 2017 data from the federal Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), more than 300 banks and nearly 100 credit unions are providing services to cannabis-related businesses. The number of institutions doing business with the sector has been steadily increasing since the second quarter of 2014. According to the data — first reported by… Read more »

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6 Unique Medical Marijuana Statistics and Facts

Cannabisser Blog Medical marijuana is continuously a hot topic for debate, yet much of the general public remain unaware as to the extent to which medical marijuana is being studied and found to be effective for the people who rely on it to treat various health and mental health conditions. Marijuana is the most commonly-used… Read more »

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92% of patients say medical marijuana works

The Washington Post By Christopher Ingraham A 2013 survey in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nearly 8-in-10 doctors approved the use of medical marijuana. Now, a wide-ranging survey in California finds that medical marijuana patients agree: 92 percent said that medical marijuana alleviated symptoms of their serious medical conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, migraine, and cancer. The data come from… Read more »

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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Don’t Increase Neighborhood Crime or Violence (But Liquor Stores Do)

The Daily Chronic By NORML RIVERSIDE, CA — Retail stores that sell primarily alcohol and tobacco are associated with an increased prevalence of neighborhood crime, but medical cannabis dispensaries are not, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Preventative Medicine. A team of researchers from the University of California, San Jose… Read more »

Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis

The Daily Chronic By Americans for Safe Access WASHINGTON, DC — On December 8, 2017, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) quietly updated their policy in regards to VA doctors having discussions with veterans about medical cannabis, and clarified VA policy regarding access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinical programs for veterans participating in state approved medical cannabis… Read more »

The ‘20-Armed Octopus’: Deconstructing The Opioid Epidemic

Did you know that by passing #medicalmarijuana, we now have a better chance of combating the #opioidepidemic? Huffpost By Jesse Mechanic Dr. Abigail Zavod, when speaking about the opioid crisis during a grand roundspresentation at Dartmouth, likened it to a “20-armed octopus covered in vaseline.” The metaphor is accurate; effectively tackling this epidemic requires a multi-pronged approach, and… Read more »

State Lawmakers Already Filing Marijuana Bills For 2018

Marijuana Moment By Tom Angell here is widespread anticipation among marijuana policy watchers that 2018 could finally be the year that states begin legalizing cannabis by acts of lawmakers. All eight states that have ended marijuana prohibition to date have been directed to do so by voters at the ballot box. But not all states… Read more »

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How were Americans looking for weed (or “marijuana” or “cannabis”) in 2017?

The Cannabist By Polly Washburn As more states legalize cannabis in medical and adult-use forms, how are people across the country searching for information about various means of consumption? A note about these Google Trends charts: All charts are for searches in the United States with one exception as indicated. A value of 100 is… Read more »

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Florida Has Added Over 10,000 Medical Marijuana Patients Since June

Green Rush Daily By Nick Lindsey Despite laws that seem to be changing constantly, Florida’s medical marijuana program is exploding. In fact, Florida has added over 10,000 medical marijuana patients to its medical marijuana roster—and that’s just since June. Florida’s Medical Marijuana Program is Exploding The latest numbers released by the Florida Department of Health show just… Read more »