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.
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.
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, […]
The Illinois Department of Public Health says there are now 107 cases of people who have had severe bleeding due to the substance. The post Synthetic cannabinoids linked to 3rd death in Illinois appeared first on The Cannabist.
“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 […]
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.
The health department says the victim is the 38th person in Illinois to become ill in recent weeks after using what is called K2, Spice or fake weed. The post Synthetic cannabinoids linked to death in Illinois appeared first on The Cannabist.
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.
“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.
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.