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On April 24, 2018

The economic effects of Legal Cannabis

Colorado on Track to Collect More Than 1B in Total Cannabis Tax Revenue by 2019 Cannabis Tax is Helping State Budget The Colorado Department of Revenue recently released Cannabis tax data for Q1 of 2018, totaling $63,688,122 in collected cannabis taxes for the period of January – March 2018. The Q1 revenue falls just short...
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On April 24, 2018

The cultural impact of legal Cannabis

Legalizing Cannabis Lowers Teen Use; Adult Alcohol Consumption A recent study reported in The Washington Post found that legalizing cannabis use in a state actually lowers teenage recreational use—defying years of anti-cannabis rhetoric and fear-mongering. In addition, the same study found a correlation between cannabis use and a decrease in alcohol consumption. Teenage Cannabis Use...
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On April 24, 2018

Resistance to federal legalization of Cannabis: The Jeff Sessions conundrum

Federal Government Won’t Target States with Legalized Cannabis Use State’s Legalization of Cannabis Protected? President Trump “promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized [cannabis]” reports The Washington Post. Sen. Cory Gardner from Colorado vowed to block all Department of Justice nominees from confirmation, until the...
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On April 24, 2018

Can Legalizing Cannabis Cure the Opioid Crisis?

A scientific study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that cannabis legalization can curb opioid use. The findings purport that medical and recreational cannabis laws “have the potential to lower opioid prescribing for Medicaid enrollees, a high-risk population for chronic pain, opioid use disorder, and opioid overdose” it continues, “liberalization may serve as a...
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