“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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Tips to Being the Best Dispensary in LA

As you readers of the JointBlog might know, becoming one of the best dispensaries in Los Angeles is no easy task. Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2016, there are over 100 dispensaries in the city. However, you need to treat your dispensary as you would a normal store. But there are also ways to be a first, to be a pioneer and do something completely new. For example, the new café recently opened in West Hollywood.

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Study: Marijuana Legalization is Not Associated With an Uptick in Violent Crime

According to a new study the legalization of marijuana including sales at the state level is not associated with any significant or long-term uptick in criminal activity. The study, titled The cannabis effect on crime: Time-series analysis of crime in Colorado and Washington State, was published in the journal Justice Quarterly.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Lebanon County, Pennsylvania for Ban on Probationers Using Medical Marijuana

According to a report by the Associated Press, three medical marijuana patients on Tuesday challenged a Pennsylvania county’s policy that people on probation and other forms of court supervision may not use the drug, even if they are in the state registry.

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THC in Urine is Associated with Lower Opioid Concentrations In Pain Patients, Finds Study

According to a new study published in the journal Pain Management, the presence of THC metabolites in the urine of patients undergoing pain management is associated with lower levels of opioids.

For the study, researchers analyzed approximately 800,000 urine drug test results collected from pain management patients between the years 2016 and 2018.

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