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Over $65 Million of Legal Cannabis Sold in Colorado in August

Over $65 million in legal cannabis was sold in Colorado in the month of August, $33 million from recreational cannabis, and $32 million from medical cannabis. The numbers are up from the $58 million sold in July.

In total, Colorado has garnered over $45 million in taxes from recreational and medical cannabis sales so far this year. These numbers were reported Thursday by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

In Colorado, the possession, cultivation and state-licensed distribution of up to an ounce of cannabis is legal for those 21 and older, thanks to the passage of Amendment 64 in 2012. Recreational cannabis sales officially began on January 1st.

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August pot taxes: Sales in Colorado jumped 10%, and they’re not slowing

Marijuana sales in Colorado saw a 10 percent bump in August — and industry leaders don’t expect that growth to slow anytime soon. The marijuana tax numbers are also adding up. Since Jan. 1, Colorado has brought in more than $45.2 million in taxes, licenses and fees for recreational and medical marijuana.

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Study: Cannabis May Promote Bone Formation and Reduce Bone Dissolution

Activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – which is done naturally through the consumption of cannabis – may promote bone formation and reduce bone dissolution, according to a study published this month in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health.

“The type-2 cannabinoid receptor (CB2) is expressed in osteoblasts and plays a role in bone metabolism through regulation on bone mass and bone turnover”, begins the study’s abstract; “but the functional importance of CB2 in osteoblasts under Titanium (Ti) stimulation is incompletely understood.”

For the study, researchers “aimed to investigate the CB2 expression in osteoblasts under Ti stimulation and the effects of CB2 activation on proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, mineralization, OPG, and RANKL expression of MC3T3-E1 cells exposed to Ti particles.”

After conducting the study, researchers found that “CB2 activation has a favorable inhibitory effect on Ti-induced reactions in MC3T3-E1 cell through modulating proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, and RANKL expression.”

The study concludes; “These findings suggest that activation of CB2 might be an effective therapeutic strategy to promote bone formation and reduce bone dissolution.”

The study, which was conducted by researchers at Xuzhou Medical College in Jiangsu, China, can be found by clicking here.

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