Denver Voters Legalize Cannabis Use at Public Venues

Cannabis UseIn 2012 voters in Colorado gave approval to Amendment 64, legalizing cannabis throughout the state. Despite legalizing cannabis possession, cultivation and retail outlets, it retained the illegality of cannabis being consumed at public venues, even at privately owned businesses. That will soon change, however, as Denver voters have given approval to Initiative 300.

Initiative 300 allows cannabis to be consumed onsite at various adult-only venues. This includes bars, nightclubs and other such outlets. This gives cannabis consumers legal outlets to use the plant outside of a private residence.

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Map Shows Cannabis Consumption Rates Throughout the U.S.

The map below uses data from a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to determine cannabis consumption rates throughout the United States.

The report used data from 204,000 individuals.

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New Study Concludes Cannabis Use Doesn’t Cause Aggression

A new study published in this month’s edition of the journal Addictive Behaviors has concluded that cannabis use does not increase the odds of aggression betweencannabisstock intimate partners, whereas alcohol directly increases the possibility of such aggression

For the study, male college students in relationships committed daily surveys for a 90-day period, assessing their cannabis and alcohol use, as well as any act of aggression they committed towards their partner, whether it be physical aggression (any forceful act with the intent of causing injury), psychological aggression (insults, belittling, threats or intimidation) and sexual aggression (forced sexual contact or coercion).

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Former NFL Player: Cannabis Was to Me, What Spinach Was to Popeye

Ricky Williams, a former NFL (National Football League) player who won a Heisman Trophy in college and was selected as the first pick in the NFL draft, recently compared his cannabis use to Popeye’s use of spinach, implying that it significantly improved his performance, according to USA Today.

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Ricky Williams (#34 on the left) claims that during his NFL career cannabis was to him what spinach was to Popeye.

The comment came during an interview with Campus Insiders. He was asked if his cannabis use – which led to multiple suspensions during his career in the NFL – slowed him down at all, and if it was an Achilles heel for him.

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