With legalization gaining momentum, consumer spending on cannabis products is still on the rise with no signs of slowing, despite widespread irritation at the high cost of regulation. A nation-wide poll conducted by SoapBoxSample uncovered that adults intend to spend more on cannabis this year than last year, and even more next year. The study […]
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers.
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Terrapin Care Station is trying a novel approach to encouraging people to register to vote -- discounted weed.
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Jason Dunn has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the next U.S. Attorney for Colorado and Wyoming.
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In recent years, the effects of terpenes — the molecules that trigger aromas for your sense of smell — have been found to trigger other things, as well. Do terpenes also account for the sensual or even aphrodisiac effect some people get from it, and how can people use them to enhance their sensory experiences? […]
Federal and local agents fanned out across an affluent Aurora neighborhood near Cherokee Trail High School on Wednesday morning executing search warrants on suspected illegal marijuana grow houses, authorities say.
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Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there.
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The Cannabition Cannabis and Bong Museum is now open in downtown Las Vegas with a style and scope that are uniquely suited to its Nevada hometown. Not a museum in the traditional sense, Cannabition is the city’s first immersive cannabis exhibition and the world’s only cannabis-themed attraction of its kind. Its exhibits comprise elaborate, cannabis-inspired […]
The National Small Business Association (NSBA) is reaching out to the cannabis industry, seeking leaders from the small business community to become part of NSBA’s Leadership Council. “Specifically,” the NSBA communication indicated, “we are seeking members who may know their member of Congress, have experience in leadership positions in other organizations, have had some experience […]
The old adage “money talks” could be revised to “money screams” when it comes to money and the legalized marijuana business. “There is just too much cash running through these pot businesses for something not to change,” says cannabis industry lawyer Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish. ‘’The status quo – not allowing banks to legally work […]
Well, October is here and even a squirrel knows what that means: Time to harvest, prepare and store one’s bounty of the season. For the outdoor cannabis grower, it’s make or break it time. Some home growers are already harvesting, others will be doing so in the coming weeks. Now it’s time to cut the plants […]
A White House drug office official has offered assurances that a marijuana policy panel will be objective and dispassionate as it examines the impact of legalization in some states, a Colorado Sen.
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Marijuana is legal for adults and for medical use in more states than at any time in the past 75 years, but marijuana arrests are rising nationally, driven by a spike in arrests in southern and Midwestern states where marijuana remains prohibited. Justin Strekal is NORML Political Director. The total number of persons arrested in the […]
California has become the first state in the USA to give veterinarians legal protection to answer questions and advise on using medical cannabis for pets. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law September 28 a bill by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) to allow vets to discuss the use of medicinal cannabis for their animal patients […]
Two months after undercover police led a raid on marijuana party buses, the city of Denver is gearing up for a court fight.
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WASHINGTON, DC — The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) announced Wednesday it is endorsing Measure 3, the initiative to legalize marijuana for adults in North Dakota and expunge past marijuana-related convictions. MPP is the nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to marijuana policy, and it played leading roles in the successful legalization initiative efforts in Colorado, Alaska, Massachusetts, Maine, […]
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has endorsed Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act, which regulates the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients who possess a physician’s recommendation. Seventy-seven percent of adults express support for the law change, according to statewide polling data compiled in March. […]
As North Dakotans prepare to head to the polls in November to vote on the Measure 3 marijuana legalization initiative, they rely on their state government to come up with an estimate of what it will cost taxpayers. It’s not just this initiative—state law mandates that voters be informed of the potential budgetary impacts of any measure […]
SANTA FE, NM — New Mexico’s Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher has agreed to proposed changes in the state’s medical cannabis law that would permit patients with obstructive sleep apnea to access marijuana; but she rejected calls to expand access to patients with other debilitating conditions, including Tourette’s syndrome (TS) and opioid dependency. “I cannot say with any degree of […]
The impacts of marijuana commercialization are why you may start seeing U.S. attorneys shift toward criminally charging licensed marijuana businesses and their investors.
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