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Hickenlooper, governors of other pot-friendly states tell feds to consult them, not change Cole Memo

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday sent a letter – along with the governors of Alaska, Oregon and Washington – urging the Treasury and Justice Departments to talk with them before enacting any new federal enforcement rules or regulations on the legal marijuana industry.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/politics/hickenlooper-governors-of-other-pot-friendly-states-tell-feds-to-consult-them-not-change-cole-memo

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There's a medical problem that marijuana might be able to help — but no one is talking about it...

In a sun-filled room overlooking a smattering of palm trees, power lines, and cement-and-terracotta bungalows, a 73-year-old recovering alcoholic rolls a joint.

Frank, whose name has been changed for this story, doesn't particularly like the feeling he gets from smoking cannabis, but he doesn't hate it either. And he admits it helps him sleep.

High Sobriety, the southern California rehab center where Frank is staying, incorporates cannabis into its treatment regimen for people with drug and alcohol addiction. Frank hasn't touched scotch, his former drink of choice — or any other alcoholic beverage, for that matter — in 30 days.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/healthtrending/theres-a-medical-problem-that-marijuana-might-be-able-to-help-%E2%80%94-but-no-one-is-talking-about-it/ar-BBz3WIw?li=BBnba9O

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A Marijuana Strain Has Finally Been Trademarked

Marijuana strains are a lot like sex tapes.

If you share a really hot strain with one person, the whole world will know about it tomorrow. Which makes Gorilla Glue #4 the Kim Kardashian sex tape of marijuana strains. Like adolescent boys and the Kim Kardashian video, nearly all cannabis growers claim they have Gorilla Glue #4 (GG#4) in their arsenals. In the Glue’s mere four years of existence, many have grown this strain, even more have profited from this strain, and almost everyone has smoked this strain.

http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2017/03/a-marijuana-strain-has-finally-been-trademarked/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=B2B_newsletter&utm_campaign=Heatmap_03242017_&utm_term=lifestyle_business&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpBMVptWm1NMlZpT0RkayIsInQiOiJCc3ZHQXRKRk1OME9idW9uc1pUQjNxOHdYMm8ydGJuOUJHZW5iUStGaXQ3VW1nUlRQVHhlK05mUDVcL1JiTUxpZ3d3XC9XQ25TWEZLQkdlRG9GMEU3U3g2UURRbG42WTlnM2pNTjJiUTlRNzFGZkh3M09oUlBHYjdvaUFoSDQxNUN4In0%3D

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Marijuana's Public Health Pros and Cons

Some opinion polls suggest voters will soon approve California’s Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use. If that proves to be the case, legalization will bring with it some perhaps surprising public health pros and cons – and voters need to weigh both very seriously before they head to the polls.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/marijuanas-public-health-pros-and-cons/ar-BBxkE6X

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Dear Jeff Sessions: Here’s that science on marijuana and opioids you were asking for

Speaking Tuesday morning before the National Association of Attorneys General, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed doubt that marijuana could help mitigate the opioid abuse epidemic.

Here’s a run-down of where the evidence on marijuana and opiates stands.

http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/03/01/sessions-marijuana-opioid-research/74584/