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Could Cannabis Help the Ohio Opioid Epidemic?

Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, June, 2nd 2017 by THCFinder

There are many areas of the United States that are struggling with opioid and heroin epidemics, and Ohio is one state that is definitely in the thick of it, and the epidemic there shows no signs of ending anytime soon.  In fact, it seems like there are news stories every day about addiction and overdose on opioids which begs the question: could cannabis help the Ohio opioid epidemic (both in Ohio and in other states)?

As reported by The Washington Post:

Drug overdoses have led to a spike in the number of bodies coming to the Stark County [Ohio] morgue — an increase of about 20 percent in the last year. The additional bodies led to the need for more space, so the coroner’s office borrowed a trailer from the state until it gets caught up.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/could-cannabis-help-the-ohio-opioid-epidemic/


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Colorado’s Pot Windfall Taxes Figure into State’s Recently Approved Budget

Category: News | Posted on Fri, June, 2nd 2017 by THCFinder

As legal weed in Colorado continues to rake in millions, the state released its budget last Friday. Anti-pot governors and federal legislators should take a good look at the pot tax windfall and how it’s going to be spent.

The budget not only manages to avoid what Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper called “draconian cuts” to hospitals and schools, it actually boosts school funding, averts the expected hospital cuts and secures millions of dollars for a new state-led program to combat homelessness, per the Denver Post.

Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Cash Fund, more than $105 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year, will be spent on health programs in public schools, housing for at-risk populations and a new treatment program to deal with the opioid crisis, according to public state data.

The Department of Education will receive an additional $9.7 million in marijuana taxes to create a grant program to support up to 150 healthcare workers whose tasks will include visiting high schools where they will provide “education, universal screening, referral, and care coordination for students with substance abuse and other behavioral health needs” by increasing access to “more appropriate services outside the criminal justice system.”

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/colorados-pot-windfall-taxes-figure-into-states-recently-approved-budget/


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, June, 1st 2017 by THCFinder


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Why Are Authorities in Detroit Furiously Closing Down Dispensaries?

Category: News | Posted on Thu, June, 1st 2017 by THCFinder

So far, 167 Detroit pot shops have been closed down and dozens more are expected to get the same treatment.

Attorney for the city of Detroit, Melvin Butch Hollowell, said that 283 dispensaries were identified last year that are all operating illegally.

“At the time I sent a letter to each one of them, indicating that unless you have a fully licensed facility, you are operating at your own risk,” Hollowell told the Detroit Free Press.

Hollowell added that an additional 51 shops were earmarked to be closed in the coming weeks.

These closures will ultimately bring Detroit a step closer to its “goal” of only having 50 dispensaries operating in the state’s largest city.

Recently recovering from bankruptcy, Detroit has a population of nearly 700,000, down from 1.8 million in 1950 when it was a teeming city, before urban blight took hold.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/why-are-authorities-in-detroit-furiously-closing-down-dispensaries/


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