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Sheriff asks for help finding synthetic cannabinoids dealers after string of deaths

An Illinois sheriff is asking the public for more help combating a deadly outbreak of severe bleeding due to synthetic marijuana. The post Sheriff asks for help finding synthetic cannabinoids dealers after string of deaths appeared first on The Cannabist.

Oregon county considers marijuana tax on November ballot

Clatsop County voters might have the option in November to institute a tax on retail marijuana sales. Staff estimates the tax, applied to three dispensaries outside city limits, would generate $50,000 in revenue annually. The post Oregon county considers marijuana tax on November ballot appeared first on The Cannabist.

States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing in age of opioid epidemic, legal marijuana

With the nation’s opioid crisis raging, rates of cocaine and methamphetamine abuse soaring and recreational marijuana use becoming legal in nine states and the District of Columbia, the concern about clean drug tests, too, has increased. The post States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing in age of opioid epidemic, […]

More on the two new studies showing how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic

“These findings further strengthen arguments in favor of considering medical applications of cannabis as one tool in the policy arsenal that can be used to diminish the harm of prescription opioids,” the authors of one report concluded. The post More on the two new studies showing how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic appeared […]

New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare

Two new studies examining opioid prescriptions in legal marijuana states were published by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The post New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare appeared first on The Cannabist.

Nevada state Sen. Tick Segerblom: More marijuana tax funds for schools

The state projected the tax would generate $13.6 million in the first seven months of legal recreational marijuana sales, which started last July. Actual numbers have been nearly $23 million. The post Nevada state Sen. Tick Segerblom: More marijuana tax funds for schools appeared first on The Cannabist.

Weedmaps ads for unlicensed marijuana shops roils California market

“That’s Weedmaps’ business model, to confuse the difference between legal and illegal,” said Jerred Kiloh, a licensed dispensary owner in Los Angeles. “It’s an unfair playing field. They are pitting us against each other.” The post Weedmaps ads for unlicensed marijuana shops roils California market appeared first on The Cannabist.

In the murky world of D.C. marijuana law, “pop-up” markets thrive

Some vendors believe they have found a workaround to the law, saying that they are only selling trinkets and that the cannabis is included. Police call it illegal drug dealing. The post In the murky world of D.C. marijuana law, “pop-up” markets thrive appeared first on The Cannabist.