Cannabis exposure in adolescents and young adults is not associated with any significant long-term detrimental effects on cognitive performance, according to a systematic literature review published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Investigators affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and with the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania reviewed data from 69 separate studies published between […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senator Bernie Sanders joined Senator Cory Booker on a live stream for a conversation about ending prohibition and co-sponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act. But they can’t do it alone. Right now, 33 members of Congress have put their name on the House and Senate versions of this legislation, but we still have a […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will soon introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. In a video tweet posted on Vice News, Leader Schumer says: “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, from one end of the country to the other.” BREAKING: Senator Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) changes position and says […]
The Senate’s highest-ranking Democrat is letting his freak flag fly. In a Thursday night interview with VICE News, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced he is crafting legislation that would result in the effective end of federal marijuana prohibition. Schumer has previously supported medical marijuana and allowing states the right to experiment with legalization, but this […]
BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation into law that includes a provision expunging the criminal records of those convicted of certain prior marijuana offenses. Language in Senate Bill 2371 states, “[A] court may order the expungement of a record created as a result of a criminal court appearance … if the court determines based […]
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has signed municipal legislation into law decriminalizing offenses involving the possession of small quantities of cannabis and marijuana-related paraphernalia. Under the new law, the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is classified as a civil infraction, punishable by a $25 fine. Under state law, first-time simple marijuana possession offenses […]
HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine has signed off on a series of recommendations expanding patients’ access to medical cannabis. The changes, previously recommended by the state’s medical marijuana advisory board, expand the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis therapy to include those suffering from opioid dependency, neurodegenerative diseases, and/or dyskinetic or other spastic movement disorders. […]
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Cannabis exposure in adolescents and young adults is not associated with any significant long-term detrimental effects on cognitive performance, according to a systematic literature review published last week in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Investigators affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and with the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania reviewed data from 69 separate studies […]
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has announced the release of their 2018 Gubernatorial Scorecard. This extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to states’ governors based upon their comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy. KEY FINDINGS Twenty-four US governors received a passing grade of ‘C’ […]
WASHINGTON, DC — Republican Senator Cory Gardner (CO) says that he has received a verbal commitment from President Donald Trump that the administration will not take action to disrupt marijuana markets in states that legally regulate it. “Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” Gardner told […]
Architectural design firm The McBride Company has created everything from restaurants to hotels, theaters, casinos and most notably over the last two decades, its been the sole design ambassador for Margaritaville. Now, its architects lend a transformative eye to a whole new world: cannabis retail spaces.
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A bill that creates a lane for the prescribing of FDA-approved CBD medicines in Colorado is now on the road to the governor's desk.
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Action Bronson warmed the crowd like wine when he took the stage at 420 On the Block. The snowy, rainy mixture of Friday and Saturday all culminated to a stoned exhaustion until Bronson tip-toed his way onto the main stage at the Fox Street Compound, lighting up the block with his energy.
“Removing industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act is a commonsense move, which would create jobs and get the government out of the way of Colorado’s farmers and agricultural industry,” Sen. Cory Gardner said in a statement.
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Marijuana legalization advocates say they've had the best week in Washington since, well, ever. And it's thanks to politicians on both sides, including the president, suddenly embracing efforts to help even more states legalize marijuana.
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Former Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, who once swore he was “unalterably” opposed to legal cannabis now fronts a marijuana business and backs legalization. Republican Mitch McConnell, US Senate Majority Leader, recently introduced S 2667, a bill to take industrial hemp away from DEA oversight and make it an agricultural […]
Two established purveyors of cannabis — Euflora, based in the Denver area, and The Green Joint out of Glenwood Springs with spots along Interstate 70 stretching to Grand Junction — are seeking the Local Licensing Authority's permission to open and operate stores in Aspen.
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The rain didn't stop Lil Wayne, Lil Jon from performing at the well-executed Mile High 420 Fest on April 20, 2018 at Civic Center Park. Pepe Breton of Euflora dispensary lead the event's new organization, as well as a champagne toast on stage.
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No other city does 4/20 like Denver.
“Maybe it’s not going to be huge business today,” said Daniel Yi, a MedMen spokesman, “but we’re making a statement that this belongs here.”
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