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State Representative Matt Jones on Thursday linked the highly controversial oil and gas drilling process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to the recent federal government crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools in Colorado.
Denver-based Cannabis Science, Inc. announced this week that a cancer patient has had success using the company's cannabis-based product in the treatment of skin cancer.
Governor Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island and Governor Christine Gregoire of Washington have petitioned the federal government to change the schedule of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, a move they claim will remove the conflict between federal drug laws and state laws that allow the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries. Colorado will file its own request before the end of the year.
A study released Tuesday by the University of Colorado Denver indicates that the legalization of medical marijuana reduces alcohol consumption and, as a result, alcohol-related traffic deaths without a corresponding increase in deaths caused by stoned drivers.
Time was medical cannabis businesses in Colorado were laughing all the way to the bank. Then the bank said, "beat it."
The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled against a man who was fired when he tested positive for marijuana. The man, who had a valid medical marijuana card and a doctor's recommendation to use marijuana to treat headaches, had filed for unemployment, which has now been denied.
A study just released by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that marijuana use in the United States has been increasing since states began legalizing medical marijuana.
Bob Crouse has leukemia. He used to have medical marijuana. Then the police came to his house and took it away. Today, he faces felony charges for cultivating marijuana with the intent to distribute.