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Marijuana use increases, shifts away from illegal market

A new article reports that, based on analysis of public wastewater samples in at least one Western Washington population center, cannabis use both increased and substantially shifted from the illicit market since retail sales began in 2014.

Gene linked to cannabis abuse

New research shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this receptor have an increased risk of cannabis abuse.

Colorado companies, researchers call for CBD regulation

By some estimates, CBD will grow to a $22-billion industry in the coming years. Companies like Mile High Labs employ thousands of people.

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Where to buy pot in Denver with your dad on Father’s Day

Forget brunch or barbecue. You know what your dad really wants to do on Father’s Day.

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Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction

A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren’t, according to a new study. The findings help explain how the brain becomes dependent on cannabis, and why not all cannabis users develop an addiction, even with long-term regular use.

Colorado surpasses $1 billion in marijuana tax revenue

Colorado has surpassed $1 billion in revenue since the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2014, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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Medical pot laws no answer for U.S. opioid deaths, study says

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates.

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Medical marijuana does not reduce opioid deaths

Legalizing medical marijuana does not reduce the rate of fatal opioid overdoses, according to researchers.

Cannabis use among older adults rising rapidly

Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to the drug, according to researchers.

Last traces of Sweet Leaf marijuana dispensaries vanish as new chain moves into Aurora, Thornton, Federal Heights locations

Its co-owners were sentenced to prison earlier this year and now the last vestiges of the once-vast Sweet Leaf marijuana dispensary network are being plastered over as a new chain takes over its final three locations.

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