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CBD boutique opens in Boulder as sales of cannabidiol move out of dispensaries and into general retail

Infused, A CBD Marketplace opened in downtown Boulder as cannabidiol shifts from dispensaries to general retail.

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Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of marijuana

A new study using a preclinical animal model suggests that prenatal exposure to THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, makes the brain’s dopamine neurons (an integral component of the reward system) hyperactive and increases sensitivity to the behavioral effects of THC during pre-adolescence.

As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable

Legal cannabis cultivation in the United States consumed 1.1 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2017 (enough to power 92,500 homes for a year,) generating 472,000 tons carbon dioxide, according to a 2018 New Frontier Data report.

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Cannabis study reveals how CBD offsets the psychiatric side-effects of THC

Researchers have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis.

Marijuana industry groups push for regulation amid national vaping-related illness crisis

Colorado marijuana industry members are pushing for new rules and more stringent regulation, including a potential ban on certain additives found in vaping devices, amid a nationwide crisis over a mysterious lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens.

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Lung illnesses send chill through U.S. marijuana vape market

Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what’s causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use e-cigarettes.

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U.S. House passes bill giving marijuana businesses access to banking

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry.

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U.S. House passes bill giving pot businesses access to banking

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry.

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Older adults with COPD more likely to use synthetic cannabinoids

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that’s often associated with a variety of health problems, including chronic muscle pain and insomnia. Psychoactive drug classes, like cannabinoids, are often prescribed to help reduce pain, promote sleep and decrease breathlessness. A study has found that older adults with COPD were twice as likely to use prescription synthetic oral cannabinoids compared to older adults without COPD, raising safety concerns.

Colorado marijuana companies are subject to federal labor laws despite being illegal, court rules

A company that provides security services to Colorado marijuana businesses is being sued by a former employee over overtime pay. The company’s argument it is exempt from federal labor laws because the marijuana industry is illegal didn’t past muster with a federal appeals court.

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