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In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.
Hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in states after marijuana was permitted for medicinal purposes, the analysis found. Hospitalization rates for opioid overdoses dropped 13 percent on average.
Oregon-based cannabis oil company Golden Leaf Holdings paid $1.925 million to acquire cultivation and extraction licenses from NevWa, a Nevada company that does business as Grassroots.
NevWa's cultivation and extraction license, based out of Sparks, Nevada, allows for the distribution and sale of products across the state of Nevada, including in Las Vegas and Reno.
A region of the Keystone State impoverished by industrial decline and ravaged by opioid addiction sees a future in medical cannabis. The promise of big profits and job creation continues to draw communities to the legal marijuana industry, particularly in places where the economy has long suffered.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in southwestern Pennsylvania.
March 26 was Purple Day - dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. In Modesto dozens of families with children who suffer from the illness gathered to celebrate a treatment they say really works -- using marijuana infused oil.