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Doctors Are Increasingly Tapering Patients From Opioid Medications

A new study out this month shows that doctors are increasingly tapering their patients off powerful opioid medications, perhaps so fast that they are putting them at risk. Results of the study, “Trends and Rapidity of Dose Tapering Among Patients Prescribed Long-term Opioid Therapy, 2008-2017,” were published by the journal JAMA on November 15. “We …

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US House of Representatives May Vote on Cannabis Legalization This Week

This week, the United States House of Representatives could be voting on the federal legalization of cannabis. Representative Jerry Nadler announced on Monday that the house judiciary committee had posted a markup for HR 3884 a.k.a. the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act — which means a vote could go down as early as …

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Life Above the Clouds: How to Make Cannabis Masala Chai

In several languages, including Russian and Hindi, “chai” simply means tea. Unlike regular tea, however, which is made with water as a base, chai is often made with milk, or a dairy alternative. We didn’t add cannabis to the recipe this time, but you can easily make your chai infused by adding cannabis-infused milk, or …

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Nevada Marijuana Testing Lab’s License Suspended For ‘Misleading’ Results

Lab testing is a key factor in most legal cannabis markets. Most immediately, this is what helps ensure that the products consumers purchase are not contaminated with harmful substances such as mold, yeast, pesticides, or other chemicals. It’s also one of the ways that weed-legal states try to ensure a certain level of uniformity in …

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Canada’s Pot Stocks Get Hammered Again: Is the Party Over for Cannabis Investors?

There was a time just a few short months ago that buying into the world of legal cannabis seemed like a sure thing. A major pot stock sell off continued on markets Monday, partially because consumers are less than enthused about legally available cannabis. In theory, the black market should be under tremendous pressure now, …

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South Dakota’s New Anti-Drug Slogan is ‘Meth. We’re On It.’

The internet exploded in derision this week over South Dakota’s anti-methamphetamine campaign, which features photos representing South Dakotans and some variation of the phrase “Meth: We’re On It.” But the state’s governor wants us to know that the entire endeavor is meant to get us talking. “Hey Twitter, the whole point of this ad campaign …

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West Virginia Sets Start Date For Medical Cannabis Permit Applications

West Virginia regulators have announced that the Office of Medical Cannabis will begin accepting applications next month for permits to operate in the state’s coming legal medical marijuana industry. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health said in a press release on Tuesday that the application period would open …

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Colorado Rules Medical Marijuana Patients On Probation Can Use Cannabis

Coloradans on probation can continue to use medical marijuana, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Monday, rebuking a district court judge’s decision from two years ago. In a unanimous decision, Colorado’s highest court ruled that defendants with cannabis prescriptions are free to do so unless it could be proved that doing so would negatively affect their …

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