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Medical marijuana reduces hospital visits among sickle cell disease patients
Yale School of Medicine researchers recently published a new study that suggests medical marijuana may be effective in reducing pain for patients with sickle cell disease. With modern sickle cell treatments costing thousands of dollars per year, cannabis is positioned to potentially disrupt the healthcare industry from yet another angle.
Study: Cannabis use rises while strong alcohol use drops
An Oregon State University study suggests that binge drinking of alcohol is decreasing in states that allow legal adult use of cannabis.
Poll: Republicans like marijuana legalization, too (even if it’s Kamala Harris’s idea)
Americans’ views on cannabis continue to normalize, fueling bipartisan support for cannabis legalization. A new poll conducted by progressive data firm Data For Progress suggests marijuana legalization is a winning issue among Republicans.
Cannabis customers can now buy marijuana from vending machines in Colorado
Cannabis might be coming to a vending machine near you. In a clear sign of how societal norms are changing, cannabis is appearing in more places than ever before.
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The Rising Tide of Legalization: August 21, 2020
Election 2020 is approaching rapidly. While the ultimate outcome remains unclear, we see several catalysts that could provide a “rising tide” to the cannabis industry, independent of which party occupies the House, Senate, or White House. Even if November’s results don’t bring the promise of full federal legalization, we believe there are a myriad of incremental measures, such as access to traditional financial services, that would be revolutionary for the industry and could garner bipartisan support given the political landscape. Outside of Washington, states and municipalities continue to move forward with November ballot measures to expand local access to legal cannabis in pursuit of the jobs and tax revenues that accompany a “rising tide of legalization.”