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Retail Marijuana Sales top $1 Billion in Colorado

Source : http://www.newsindata.com/home/2017/2/10/retail-marijuana-sales-top-1-billion-in-colorado Across the United States, legal weed sales topped $5.4 billion in 2016, up nearly 18% from the previous year.   In Colorado, legal recreational retail sales of marijuana began in January of 2014 with $313 million in recreational sales and $384 million in medical sales.  In 2015, while medical ...

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British Medical Journal calls for legalisation of drugs

Source : http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/war-on-drugs-british-medical-journal-heroin-cannabis-cocaine-a7417171.html The British Medical Journal has called for the legalisation of illicit drugs for the first time. Prohibition laws have failed to curb either supply or demand, reduce addiction, cut violence or reduce profits for organised crime, the journal argued, saying the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ had been ...

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Health minister says a change to Harper’s anti-Insite law likely needed to meet rising overdose deaths

Source : http://www.straight.com/news/826771/health-minister-says-change-harpers-anti-insite-law-likely-needed-meet-rising-overdose Since fentanyl arrived on Canadian streets and illicit-drug overdose deaths began to skyrocket, cities across Canada have attempted to open supervised-injection sites like the one called Insite, which has operated in the Downtown Eastside since 2003. No city—including Vancouver, which has sought to open additional sites—has yet ...

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Obama: Federal Prohibition Not ‘Tenable’ After State Marijuana Votes

Source : http://www.marijuana.com/blog/news/2016/11/obama-federal-prohibition-not-tenable-after-state-marijuana-votes/ President Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good news is is that after this referenda, to some degree it’s gonna call the question, because if in fact it passed in ...

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Californians vote to legalize recreational use of marijuana in the state

Source : http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-election-day-2016-proposition-64-marijuana-1478281845-htmlstory.html Voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 64, making California the most populous state in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The approval of the ballot measure creates the largest market for marijuana products in the U.S. It comes six years after California voters narrowly rejected a ...

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