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Officials in the city of Aurora, Colorado say they will be directing some of the tax revenue from recreational marijuana toward programs designed to help the homeless.
In all about $1.5 million in revenues will be used for homeless programs, including some money to local groups to buy vans for homeless outreach as well as $200,000 to a nonprofit organization that assists homeless people living in hotels.
Last week the U.S House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate both voted to allow doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss medical cannabis with their patients in states where such medicine is legal.
Both chambers of Congress tacked on amendments to military spending bills that would lift the restrictions on VA doctors discussing medical cannabis as an option in legal states.
If you’ve ever spent any time on Craigslist you know that there are some people on there selling weed, harder drugs and even sex. In Denver, as one might imagine, there are more than the normal amount of people selling marijuana.
There are hundreds of them it seems, which should be of no surprise. You can find anything on Craigslist and in a place like Denver – a city with a legal recreational cannabis industry doing battle with a long-entrenched black market – you can find a lot of weed.
Many of you know the story of Jeff Mizanskey. Jeff spent over 20 years in prison in Missouri for non-violent marijuana charges until his story went viral and activists brought it to the attention of the legislature and governor in the state. This led to a commutation of Jeff’s sentence and his release from prison.
Many people who take pills don’t like them. They don’t like the way they make them feel, they don’t like the side effects and they don’t like the often lackluster results.
Most people take pills because they have no other choice. If they are in pain they know of no other option than taking a few Advil, or maybe something stronger if the pain is bad enough. They see their choices as take a pill or be in pain. Under those circumstances most people will choose the pill.
Back in February we told you about the state of Hawaii implementing new medical marijuana regulations and allowing for the first dispensaries to open in the state. Last week, the Hawaii Department of Health approved licenses for 8 dispensaries, but a company owned by a well-known celebrity didn’t make the final cut.