Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds

Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds

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Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health.

“After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher and Alexander C. Wagenaar.

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Melissa Etheridge Busted for Possession of Marijuana at U.S.-Canada Border

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Melissa Etheridge — a passionate advocate for medical marijuana — was busted for drug possession in August.

The 56-year-old singer was returning to the United States from Canada in North Dakota when her tour bus was reportedly stopped by Customs and Border Patrol. After drug-sniffing dogs detected the substance, agents discovered marijuana oil, according to TMZ.

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Pro-Cannabis Doctor, Working Against Big Pharma, Found Dead

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Pro-Cannabis Doctor, Working Against Big Pharma, Found Dead

Former Miss Universe contestant and pro-cannabis medical doctor, Sonya Kay Forbes, has been found stabbed to death in Kingston, as the community of physicians attempting to work outside the confines of the pharmaceutical industry continues to be eradicated…

 

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Poll: Majority of Pa. voters support legalized marijuana — Aunt Mary News

by Sam Wood, Staff Writer | samwood@phillynews.com The Philadelphia Inquirier September 21, 2017 Support in Pennsylvania to fully legalize marijuana has reached a record high, according to a poll published Thursday by Franklin and Marshall College. A majority of voters in the Keystone State, 59 percent, said “yes” when asked if cannabis should be made legal, said […]

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Freedom Leaf’s Guide to Oaksterdam — Freedom Leaf

Fifty years after the Summer of Love, San Francisco and the entire Bay Area have changed drastically, but the spirit of the movement still lives on in the East Bay city of Oakland, in the neighborhood nicknamed “Oaksterdam.” For the past 20 years, the cannabis industry has been revitalizing downtown Oakland. It was home to many dispensary co-ops and Amsterdam-style […]

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