Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Declining Rates Of Painkiller Abuse

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GEORGIA: Cannabis dispensaries are associated with reduced levels of opioid-related treatment admissions and overall drug mortality, according to a study published online on SSRN.com. A University of Georgia economics professor assessed the relationship between the opening of medical cannabis dispensaries and drug treatment admissions. Dispensary openings are associated with “a 20 percentage point relative decrease in painkiller treatment Read the full article…

Cannabis Retail Facilities Associated With Rising Home Values

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GEORGIA: Cannabis retail facilities are associated with increased home values, according to data to be published in the journal Real Estate Economics. Researchers from the University of Georgia at Athens, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and California State University Sacramento assessed the relationship between operational retail cannabis facilities in Denver, Colorado and fluctuations in nearby housing values. Authors reported Read the full article…

Hemp Diapers And Covers Help Keep Babies Cleaner, Save Parents Money, Industry Reports Show

Hemp cloth diaper and waterproof diaper cover from babytooshey.com

GEORGIA: Reusable cloth diapers are becoming more popular among health- and environmentally-conscious parents. In response to increasing demand, Baby Tooshy has introduced new reusable cloth diapers and covers — made of hemp — that make cloth diapers virtually leak-proof, to help families save money and waste compared to disposable diapers. Numerous studies have reported that the costs Read the full article…

Southern GOP Lawmaker Defends Medical Pot: ‘We’ve Never Had An Overdose On Marijuana’

police groups and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have called on lawmakers to curb the practice of assisting other recreational pot users.

GEORGIA: As state lawmakers consider a medical marijuana bill in Georgia, the measure is getting support from an unexpected source: a conservative Republican state representative. During a radio interview on the Bryan Crabtree Show late last week, State Rep. David Clark (R) discussed HB 722, a proposal that would expand Georgia’s medical marijuana regime. Clark, a self-described “Constitutional Read the full article…

Illinoisans Can Suggest New Diseases For Marijuana Program

The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in January and July.

ILLINOIS: Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state’s medical marijuana pilot program have another chance to submit suggestions during January. The Illinois Department of Public Health will accept petitions starting Jan. 1 and continuing through the month. The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in Read the full article…

Poll: Ga. Voters Massively Support Expanding Medical Marijuana Bill

A new statewide poll just released to 11Alive News shows Georgia voters massively support expanding the current medical marijuana bill.

GEORGIA: Their two-year-old daughter suffers from a debilitating variety of seizures. After her parents received her medical marijuana registration card, she had her first dose of cannabis oil and it helped her “immediately.” A new statewide poll just released to 11Alive News shows Georgia voters massively support expanding the current medical marijuana bill. According to Georgians Read the full article…

Georgia Voters Split On Recreational Marijuana Legalization

46 percent of respondents said yes, while 45 percent said to make it legal. Another 10 percent said they were not sure.

GEORGIA: Georgia voters are split on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. The results of our exclusive 11Alive Survey USA poll are in, just as all eyes are on the state of Ohio. Voters there are deciding in Tuesday’s election whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Just 10 or 15 years ago, virtually no one who Read the full article…

Georgia To Issue First Medical Marijuana Cards Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Public Health’s website will go live Tuesday morning.

GEORGIA:  Gov. Nathan Deal told Channel 2’s Lori Geary, “Tomorrow is going to be a good day,” in an exclusive interview about the launch of Georgia’s medical marijuana cards. Geary learned the Georgia Department of Public Health’s website will go live Tuesday morning. An emotional Deal says parents of kids with severe seizure disorders were the driving Read the full article…

Gov. Nathan Deal Signs Medical Marijuana Bill

With a stroke of a pen, Governor Nathan Deal has made medical marijuana legal in Georgia.

GEORGIA:  With a stroke of a pen, Governor Nathan Deal has made medical marijuana legal in Georgia. Deal signed the bill into law at 11 a.m. that makes the use of cannabis oil legal for nine medical conditions: Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness, recalcitrant nausea and Read the full article…

Georgia Families Risk Fines In Resupplying Medical Marijuana

Patients who need cannabis oil for medical treatment say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal on Thursday.

GEORGIA:  Patients who need cannabis oil for medical treatment say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday. Gov. Nathan Deal will sign a law making possession of up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil legal in Georgia. But patients needing the oil still have to go Read the full article…