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Nathaniel Rateliff gets into the weed business — with help from Willie Nelson

Willie’s Reserve, the Denver-based cannabis brand from singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, unveiled its first partnership with a Colorado musician over the weekend.

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Spending on illicit drugs in US nears $150 billion annually

Spending on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine fluctuated between $120 billion and $145 billion each year from 2006 to 2016, rivaling what Americans spend each year on alcohol, according to a new study.

Officials seize $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed with jalapeño peppers

Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port.

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Cannabis-related poison control calls for Massachusetts kids doubled after medical pot legalized

After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to a public health investigation.

Marijuana may boost risky effects of drinking alcohol

Compared to people who only drank alcohol, those who used alcohol and marijuana simultaneously were more likely to drink heavier and more often, according to researchers. They were also more likely to experience alcohol-related problems — like impulsive actions they later regretted.

Adults who mix cannabis with opioids for pain report higher anxiety, depression

Not a good mix: A researcher has found that adults who combine prescription opioids for severe pain and cannabis report elevated anxiety and depression symptoms, with no increased pain reduction.

Cannabis’ effects on brain neurochemistry

A new study provides the first evidence of a blunted response to stress-induced dopamine signaling in the brain’s prefrontal cortex in individuals at high risk for psychosis who regularly used cannabis.

Marijuana legalization reduces opioid deaths

A new study finds that marijuana access leads to reductions in opioid-related deaths.

More of the legal marijuana sold in Colorado is increasingly for recreational use

The recreational market continues to increase its share of Colorado’s legal marijuana sales, with a new report showing that 66 percent of the total pounds of marijuana flowers and 86 percent of the total units of edibles sold in 2018 were for recreational use.

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More edible pot among Colorado teen users, study says

Some teenagers in Colorado, where marijuana is legal for adults, are shifting away from smoking in favor of edible cannabis products, a medical study released Monday shows.

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