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Insurance Group Says Data Suggests Cannabis is Increasing Accident Rates

Preliminary research indicates that the legalization of recreational marijuana in 10 states has increased accident rates, the Insurance Information Institute said Wednesday. The group cited an October 2018 study by the Highway Loss Data Institute that shows collision claim frequency …

New Hampshire Supreme Court Rules Board Wrong to Deny Workers’ Comp for Medical Pot

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a labor appeals board was wrong to determine that workers’ compensation insurance can’t reimburse an employee for the cost of medical marijuana. The court found that under the state’s medical marijuana law, …

Study Finds Chronic Pain Drives Patients to Use Medical Marijuana

As of 2018, 33 states and the District of Columbia have approved the medical use of cannabis, while 10 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Despite this fact, at the federal level, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug under …

Colorado Pot Owners Plead Guilty as a Result of ‘Looping’ Practice

The owners of a Denver marijuana business pleaded guilty Friday to drug and racketeering charges and will spend a year in prison in what city officials called the first local prosecution of a legal pot enterprise in the U.S. A …

Higher Percentage of California Pot Products Pass Safety Tests

A higher percentage of California marijuana products are passing strict safety tests, but the sudden closing of a lab that state authorities found wasn’t correctly checking for pesticides has raised new questions about the system intended to protect the purity …

A Year in Review: The Highs and Lows of the Cannabis Industry in 2018

The cannabis industry was full of activity in 2018. By October, thirty states had legalized the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes, with nine states legalizing recreational use. Although the sale and use of cannabis products have remained a …

Oklahoma’s Proposed Medical Pot Rules Detail Doctor, Patient Parameters

A few things would be banned under proposed emergency rules to regulate medical marijuana in Oklahoma, including dispensaries near schools, indoor smoking in public places and psychoactive gummy bears. Oklahomans voted to legalize medical marijuana Tuesday via State Question 788, …

Pot Advocate Quizzes New Jersey Police on Medical Marijuana Laws

Edward “Lefty” Grimes was in pain. It had been an hour since he’d arrived at the Clifton police station with what should have been a straightforward question: Where could he legally smoke his medical marijuana? One officer on duty knew, …

Some Massachusetts Towns Still Plan to Embrace Pot

They may not be mad about reefer, but a growing number of Massachusetts communities are leaving their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses, bucking a wave of bans and moratoriums that followed voter approval of legal recreational pot. Recent votes …

Indiana Prosecutors Vehemently Oppose Medical Marijuana

Indiana’s county prosecutors remain vehemently opposed to any form of marijuana legalization and insist the plant “is not medicine” amid a push by a conservative state lawmaker to have it recognized as such. The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys argues …