December 16, 2017

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Cannabis-infused wine claims to give you a buzz — without the hangover -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Los Angeles (Finally) Passes Cannabis Business Regulations -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Cannabis Products Changing the Way We Think About Marijuana -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization -

Friday, December 1, 2017

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pot For Pets? Experts Say Cannabis Can Ease Pain In Animals As Well -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws? -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Medical Minute: These Researchers are Developing a Weight Loss Medicine with Cannabis -

Friday, August 28, 2015

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis? -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oregon Court of Appeals Doesn’t Find the Smell of Cannabis Smoke to Be “Unpleasant” -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Government-Run Cancer Institute Quietly Acknowledges That Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells -

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why Did This Pro Video Gaming League Ban Cannabis? -

Monday, August 24, 2015

4 Good Budtender Habits that Make for a Positive Customer Experience -

Saturday, August 22, 2015

If a Wildfire Spreads to a Cannabis Field, Can You Get High from It? -

Friday, August 21, 2015

8 Ways to Counteract a Too-Intense Cannabis High -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Florida Keeps Fighting for Medical Marijuana: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Roundup -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend Weirdness: Pigeon Caught Trying to Smuggle Cannabis into a Costa Rican Prison -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

One Year Of Legal Marijuana Generated $70 Million In Tax Revenue For Washington State

Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales. The Washington State Liquor Control Board, the government body charged with overseeing the state’s marijuana industry, reports that state pot shops sold more than $257 million worth of marijuana, generating more than $64 million through July 1 thanks to the state’s marijuana excise tax. Add in local sales and other taxes, and Washington’s state and local governments have collected more than $70 million, according to The Associated Press — roughly doubling the state’s original marijuana tax revenue forecast of $36 million for the…

Washington Implements New Cannabis Laws: What’s Changed for the Evergreen State?

Today the state of Washington is implementing new cannabis laws that will change its medical marijuana program. Washington has made headlines throughout most of 2015 as the state attempted to regulate its medical marijuana industry, ultimately passing Senate Bill 5052 and raising the ire of thousands of medical marijuana patients who are unhappy about the new restrictions. The latest changes that take effect today include the following: Medical marijuana processors are prohibited from using butane gas to manufacture butane hash oil (BHO), although I-502 licensed recreational processors are still allowed to use butane to process BHO at a state-certified facility (butane extraction…

A Washington Family Faces 20 Years in Federal Prison. Their Crime? Legally Growing Medical Marijuana

We all know that the cannabis landscape is changing drastically each day, with numerous states submitting bills that would outright legalize cannabis, allow for the implementation of a medical marijuana program, or at the very least decriminalize the drug. But despite the steady progress that’s being made, there remain numerous legal gray areas to navigate, and oftentimes families find themselves at risk of being raided, arrested, and charged with federal crimes even if they’re complying with their state’s marijuana laws. One such family, nicknamed the Kettle Falls Five by the media, is facing a terrifying sentence of 20 years in…

Washington’s Retail Marijuana Compliance Checks Didn’t Go as Well as Colorado’s

Last June, after Colorado’s retail cannabis program had been operating for six months, the state’s marijuana enforcement division ran a series of underage compliance checks to make sure businesses were conducting proper ID checks and refusing to sell to customers under the age of 21. Of the 16 underage operations that were conducted, all of the businesses that were tested passed. Unfortunately, when it came time for Washington to undergo the same compliance check, the Evergreen State wasn’t as fortunate as its rocky mountain sibling.  Despite the fact that various retail cannabis businesses were warned ahead of time by the liquor control…

How Much Does Colorado vs. Washington Recreational Marijuana Cost These Days?

Good news for the cannabis enthusiast: no matter the state, retail marijuana prices are expected to drop in Washington and Colorado throughout the rest of the year. While the black market still poses imminent competition barriers, the wake of 4/20 emphasized the importance of competitive pricing for all recreational stores. Both Colorado and Washington’s recreational markets have shown significant price drops since the opening of the country’s first legal pot-stores – a simple story of supply and demand. As expected, more retail stores spike competition in the market and force store owners to scale pricing. But what does retail marijuana actually cost…

Why Can’t Washington Sell All Its Legal Recreational Cannabis?

First Washington had too little recreational cannabis to support the retail market debut last July, and now the Evergreen State has too much product. The fall 2014 harvest has come in, resulting in a surplus of cannabis that the small number of recreational shops are unable to sell. So what’s the deal? How did Washington go from being the Papa Bear to the Mama Bear, and is there a “juuuuuuust right” Baby Bear scenario that can fix this? Well, the problems are simple but numerous: There are 270 licensed growers in the state vs. 85 open recreational shops, which means…

Why Washington D.C. is the Most Progressive Spot in the U.S. Right Now for Cannabis Reform

The nation’s capital, the District of Columbia, has been striding forward with drug (specifically cannabis) policy reform in leaps and bounds. In the past six months, we’ve seen the decriminalization of cannabis, reducing penalties down to a civil fine of just $25 from what was previously a criminal charge. We’ve watched as they expanded the city’s medical marijuana law from a narrow list of four qualifying conditions to include significantly more qualifying conditions. We’ve all been watching with bated breath to see if Washington, D.C. has a chance to pass their proposed recreational marijuana bill (and the latest polls say that voter support is…

Washington, D.C., Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization This November


Voters in our nation’s capital will be the next to decide on marijuana legalization. Wednesday morning, the District of Columbia Board of Elections unanimously voted to put Initiative 71, a measure that would legalize adult possession and use of up to 2 ounces of cannabis as well as home cultivation of up to six marijuana plants for personal use, on the Nov. 4 ballot. While the sale and use of drug paraphernalia would be legalized under the measure, sale of marijuana would still be prohibited because current law bars D.C. voters from approving cannabis sales via ballot initiative. The D.C….