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Medical Cannabis Fights Pain in Minnesota
Sep15

Medical Cannabis Fights Pain in Minnesota

Medical cannabis is on the font lines fighting chronic pain in Minnesota. There are now more patients with chronic pain signed up for Minnesota’s medical marijuana program than there are patients with cancer epilepsy, and terminal illness combined, according to a report from the Star Tribune. The Department of Health added the condition on Aug. 1 and now patients with chronic pain represent one out of three patients enrolled in the...

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Who & Why of Cannabis Consumption
Sep06

Who & Why of Cannabis Consumption

We’ve looked at BDS Analytics previously.  Now this premier company in cannabis’ re-legalized future is initiating a study into who buys and uses legal cannabis.  Here’s more: “This will be projectable data. It’s going to be tracked over time so we can see not only where consumers are, but where they have been and where they are headed,” said Gilbert. “Among the questions we are trying to answer are, Why are people...

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Re-Legal Retail Sales Now Measured in Billion $
Aug24

Re-Legal Retail Sales Now Measured in Billion $

The numbers are big, but are they a surprise?  Let’s see how re-legalized cannabis sales are going. Licensed retail facilities in Washington state have sold over $1 billion in marijuana flowers and cannabis-infused products since regulators began first permitting such sales two years ago. Data compiled by the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board reports that legal sales have now yielded over $275 million in tax revenue. Last...

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MMJ On Ballot in North Dakota
Aug22

MMJ On Ballot in North Dakota

The cracks in the walls of cannabis prohibition run deep.  Medical cannabis will be on the ballot this November in North Dakota.  Here’s more: The [North Dakota] Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents, North Dakota Compassionate Care, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot. The act permits patients with an eligible...

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65% Say Cannabis Enforcement “Not Worth The Cost”
Aug02

65% Say Cannabis Enforcement “Not Worth The Cost”

Here’s a new poll that, as all polls do these days, indicate everyone except those in power are ready for change in cannabis policy.  Time for the politicians to catch up.  Here’s more: Sixty-five percent of Americans ages 18 and older believe that “government efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth” and 55 percent of respondents say that it should be legal to consume the herb, according...

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About Tomorrow:  Admit, Forgive, Move On
Jul22

About Tomorrow: Admit, Forgive, Move On

When the Republican Policy Platform refuses to endorse something as reasonable as medical cannabis with a doctors recommendation I just want to scream.  With so much old thinking giving way still there is too much old thinking in positions of power.  Taking a deep breath let us reset our intentions for re-legalizing the cannabis plant.   First, to heal the damage done by the system of prohibition crafted in fear and built on...

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