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JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 17- Thursday, January 23, 2014. …

Marijuana Legalization Movement Gains Momentum

As the first legal marijuana stores open in Colorado, and Washington state gets ready to issue licenses for producing, processing and selling marijuana, momentum is building in other states to legalize the drug, according to the Los Angeles Times. …

President Obama Says Marijuana is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

President Obama told The New Yorker magazine he does not think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. He added smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage.” …

Adults Who Use Illicit Drugs More Likely to Think About Suicide: Survey

Thoughts of suicide are more common among adults who use illicit drugs, compared with the general population, according to a new government survey. …

Colorado, Washington Wait to See Impact of Tax Rates on Legal Marijuana

Policymakers in Colorado are imposing a 15 percent wholesale and 10 percent retail tax on marijuana transactions. The impact of the tax rate is unclear, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. …

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 10- Thursday, January 16, 2014. …

Entrepreneurs Looking for Business Opportunities in Marijuana Industry

Entrepreneurs are moving forward with new business strategies as legal sales of recreational marijuana get underway in Colorado, CNBC reports. Washington state will begin selling marijuana later this year. …

Experts Debate Usefulness of Marijuana in Treating PTSD

Brain scientists are debating whether marijuana could be a useful treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, NPR reports. …

Colorado Addiction Treatment Centers Brace for More Teens Referred for Marijuana Use

Addiction treatment centers in Colorado are bracing for an increase in teens referred for marijuana use, ABC News reports. The state began legal sales of recreational marijuana for adults last week. …

Legal Sales of Recreational Marijuana Begin in Colorado

Legal sales of recreational marijuana began in Colorado on Wednesday. Hundreds of state residents, as well as tourists from around the country, lined up before dawn to purchase state-regulated marijuana, The New York Times reports. …