Can this Republican Congressman from Virginia Save Legal Weed?

When Senator Bernie Sanders in 2015 introduced his bill, which would remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act and allow each state to decide if adults may consume cannabis, the Vermont lawmaker failed to acquire a cosponsor, let alone get the measure passed. But

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Mar 2, 2017 | News

Can Marijuana Save us From Opioid Addiction? Some Say ‘Yes’

Public opinion is shifting from the cannabis-demonizing days of “Reefer Madness” to the sentiment of new poll data, which finds that 57 percent (nearly double since 2006) of Americans now favor the legal use of marijuana (Pew Research Center). Arcview Market Research reports the legal

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Feb 21, 2017 | Health

Trump Deletes Opposition to Marijuana Legalization from White House Website

It’s the usual practice for an incoming president to completely wipe and rebuild the White House website, but President Donald Trump’s job of it has raised some eyebrows in the marijuana advocacy community. The 45th President has removed the Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Feb 7, 2017 | News
The Business of Marijuana

Massive Grows Drive Down Cost of Legal Weed

Good news for recreational marijuana consumers: weed is getting cheaper. According to new industry analyses, 2016 saw a flood of growers getting their bud to market, significantly driving down the price of legal retail flower in the U.S. “Wholesale marijuana prices declined in 2016 from

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Jan 31, 2017 | News

Which States Will Legalize Cannabis in 2017?

November saw the passing of legalization of marijuana in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine (recreational), and Montana, North Dakota, Florida and Arkansas (medical). So who’s next? Delaware – Legalization of recreational marijuana should be discussed by the state legislature in early 2017. Medical cannabis bill

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Jan 26, 2017 | News

Is the Lure of Legal Weed in Colorado Dead?

Although new data shows fewer tourists traveled to Colorado for the legal weed in the first half of 2016, those who did travel to the state, spent more. Industry analysts wonder if the novelty of legal weed has worn off. “Increased spending from a smaller

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Jan 25, 2017 | Travel

Oregon Company Announces Weed-Friendly Campsite

Oregon-based Grow Condos announced a new idea in the marijuana world this week: smoke weed while camping. OK, maybe the idea isn’t so new. But the Eagle Point, Ore. company, which scouts warehouse space for cannabis growers, is going a little further by planning a

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Jan 24, 2017 | News

Illinois Official Demands Trump Promise to Lay Off Legal Weed

The marijuana market has an unlikely new ally thanks to legalization: The Treasurer of the State of Illinois. On Monday, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs sent President Donald Trump an official letter requesting guidance for the banking industry relating to medical marijuana. Illinois legalized medical marijuana

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Jan 23, 2017 | News

Colorado Gov Proposes Pot Tax Increase to Fill School Budget Gap

Bad news for recreational cannabis enthusiasts in Colorado. Well, except those who don’t mind paying a little extra for weed, if the revenue goes toward education. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday presented state lawmakers with a plan for a 50 percent hike in sales

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Jan 19, 2017 | News

Activists Plan to Smoke 4,200 Joints During Trump’s Inauguration

One group fighting for marijuana legalization has a radical plan for President-elect Donald Trump’s Jan.20 inauguration: blaze it up with thousands of others at four minutes and 20 seconds into his speech. Pro-pot advocates DCMJ plan to distribute 4,200 joints at 8 a.m. on the

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Jan 4, 2017 | News