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Joe Klare has written about cannabis issues since 2009, penning thousands of articles. His comedic alter ego – Stoner Jesus – can be heard on stonerjesus.net!

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Legal
DEA Compares Marijuana Grow Operations to Meth Houses

DEA Compares Marijuana Grow Operations to Meth Houses

A new report from the Drug Enforcement Administration about marijuana growing operations in Colorado is entitled "Residential Marijuana Grows in Colorado: The New Meth Houses?"

The basic premise of the report is that growers in Colorado are using loopholes in the state’s recreational and medical marijuana laws to create massive grows in suburban homes that suck up electricity and often leave the houses “uninhabitable” because of alterations the growers perform on the house.

Health
More Children Going to ER in Colorado for Accidental Marijuana Exposure

More Children Going to ER in Colorado for Accidental Marijuana Exposure

According to a new report published in JAMA Pediatrics, more children are going to the emergency room in Colorado for accidental cannabis exposure since recreational sales began in the state in 2014. More reports are also being made to the poison control center for the same reason.

Of course opponents of legalization will latch onto this news as proof that legalization is horrible for “the children!” But to be fair we must examine all the factors at work here.

Health
FDA Approves Liquid Form of Marijuana

FDA Approves Liquid Form of Marijuana

Last month the Food and Drug Administration approved a liquid form of dronabinol, which is a synthetic form of THC, the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana. It will be available for use for people with AIDS (to treat weight loss) and cancer (to alleviate the effects of chemotherapy), among other ailments.

Business
The Marijuana Industry’s Cash Problem

The Marijuana Industry’s Cash Problem

The legal marijuana industry is booming, but it has a problem, a problem that grows along with its success: cash.

Because of federal law, banks don’t want to touch the cash made by legal cannabis retailers. This means business owners have to find a secure way to transport and secure the cash they have on hand. One of those ways to secure cash is the marijuana “kiosk.”