Initiatives to Legalize Marijuana and Medical Marijuana Filed in South Dakota

According to the Associated Press South Dakota groups submitted separate signed petitions Monday that would allow residents to vote next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. The filing of the petitions comes ahead of Monday’s deadline for submitting an initiative with the goal of getting it on the November, 2020 ballot.

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“Cannabis 2.0” Launches in Canada on Thursday, Industry Struggles With Limited Outlets

Even though marijuana has been legal in Canada for over a year, cannabis stocks have lost half their market value. Although “cannabis 2.0” launches Thursday, legalizing marijuana derivatives including edibles, beverages, extracts, and vape pens, the market may still be in for a “bumpy ride”, reports Reuters.

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Study Finds Marijuana Theray Supplies Pharmacological Support for Those Using Prescription Opioids

According to a new study, the daily use of cannabis over six months provides pharmacological support for patients seeking to reduce their use of prescription opioids.

The study, titled A pilot study of medical cannabis – opioid reduction program, was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience.

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Anchorage Voters to Decide Whether or Not to Allow On-Site Consumption at Marijuana Stores

The Anchorage Assembly has voted 7 to 4 to place an initiative on the April 7th city election ballot that would legalize the on-site consumption of marijuana at legal marijuana retail outlets. Under current law consuming marijuana at marijuana, stores are illegal.

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