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Colorado passes a milestone for pot revenue

Colorado has harvested half a billion dollars in taxes and fees since it legalized recreational weed.<p>VS Strategies, a pro-legalization research company in Denver, says the state has pulled in $506 million since retail sales began in January 2014. That includes taxes and fees from medical marijuana, …

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Marijuana sales give Nevada a taste of the green rush, but high demand outstrips supply

RENO — Nevada’s fast-developing experiment with legal sales of recreational marijuana was an instant hit, and the Fourth of July weekend gave the Silver State a taste of the green rush.<p>In the first few days of sales, dispensaries reported more than 40,000 recreational transactions, a push that …

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Greece legalises marijuana for medical purposes

Greece has become the latest European country to legalise marijuana for medical purposes.<p>Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said last week that doctors …

The Sale Of Recreational Marijuana Is Now Legal In Vegas And Stoners Are Lining Up To Get It

July 1st marked the first day of recreational marijuana sales in Nevada and the celebration was punctuated by green fireworks and long lines that took hours to get through.<p>At midnight, the first sale of Nevada’s legal weed went to State Senator Tick Segerblom, called “the godfather of the marijuana …

Medical Marijuana: How Six Senators Are Leading Fight for Federally Legal Weed

A group of ideologically diverse senators introduced legislation to oppose Jeff Sessions' renewed war on pot – but that's just the beginning<p>The …

Mexico just legalized medical marijuana

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed a decree this week legalizing medical marijuana. The measure also classified the psychoactive ingredient in the drug as “therapeutic.”<p>The new policy isn't exactly opening the door for medical marijuana dispensaries on every corner.<p>Instead it calls on the …

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Pot activists have been holding their breath for months on Jeff Sessions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like marijuana.<p>He has called regular marijuana use "only slightly less awful" than heroin dependence. He once made a joking comment about not minding the KKK until he found out they smoked marijuana. And as a senator, he was one of the most …

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I was a judge for the Cannabis Cup, and all I got was extremely high

On Saturday, a man in a tie-dyed T-shirt handed me a bag filled with 25 different marijuana samples and gave me a week to smoke it all, come hell or …

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Cannabis users are more successful and satisfied, finds new study

Cannabis consumers are frequently affiliated with lazy, unsuccessful and apathetic labels. But, contrary to the popular stereotype new research …

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In Vegas, pot may now be legal. But don't even think about lighting up on the Strip

Just in time for the long Independence Day weekend, recreational<p>marijuanahas become legal July 1 in Las Vegas and all of Nevada.<p>For around $7 to $10, you can now walk into one of the dozens of dispensaries and buy a joint. Just don't plan on smoking it along the Strip or on downtown's Fremont …

A billion-dollar industry, a racist legacy: being black and growing pot in America

What does it take to succeed as a young black entrepreneur in a sector largely dominated by white men seen as daring trailblazers?<p>Three years ago, Jesce Horton, a former engineer in his early 30s, quit his corporate job to set up his own small, family-owned cannabis cultivation business in …

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UK gets first publicly available dedicated cannabis research facility

Cannabinoid biotechnology company MediPen is launching its own dedicated 1,800ft sq marijuana research facility this summer, which will also provide …

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Why are millennials dropping alcohol for marijuana?

California twentysomethings are making the switch from alcohol to marijuana and as legalization spreads across the country, millennials across the …

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There Was Less Crime in Border States After Medical Weed Was Legalized

Mexican drug cartels may be dialing back their activity thanks to legal marijuana.<p>Medical marijuana has proven indispensable for many people, from autistic children to veterans with PTSD. There's even a case to be made that, used as a painkiller, marijuana could help solve the country's opioid …

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Is Alaska Poised to Be the Best State for Pot?

The tourism industry sure hopes so but Alaska shows how difficult is the transition from illegal to legal, even with voter approval.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The marijuana market has been volatile since the elections of November 2016. Enthusiasm greeted passage of …

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Researchers figured out the amount of marijuana that helps people relax — and how much is too much

Marijuana and relaxation have always had a bit of a funny relationship.<p>On the one hand, nearly half of cannabis users say that their goal is to relax. Yet many people are also familiar with the marijuana freak-out, or have seen a paranoid friend disappear from a party because they "just can't …

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You Can Now Buy Marijuana-Infused Pizza

A Massachusetts-based medical marijuana dispensary that specializes in flavorful edibles will now serve up weed-infused pizzas.<p>Ermont Inc., a medical …

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Moon Rocks Are a Waayy Stronger Version of Weed

"It's too much for me," says Snoop Dogg.<p>If you stay up on cannabis culture, you may have heard of Moon Rocks. Or maybe you’ve just heard whispers of …

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Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia

New research paves the way for a new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effect of a cannabis compound on rats. The study suggests that the …

Green dreams: the growing case for medical marijuana

Should medical cannabis be legalised? It makes sense to the woman with MS who pays £500 a month on it, and the neurologist whose patients resort to street drugs<p>Nicky Haynes has almost forgotten the pain she used to be in. She has been taking Sativex, a drug derived from cannabis, for about five …

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Everyone agrees ‘driving while high’ is bad. But what does that even mean?

While several states have legalized using marijuana, nobody is in favor of driving under its influence. But as states crack down on high driving, they're struggling to figure out what counts as driving high, and how they can reliably test for it.<p>Currently, if police determine they have reason to …

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Vermont Governor Vetoes Marijuana Bill

Republican Phil Scott reiterated his support for medical pot, but sent the bill lack to the legislature to strengthen health and safety …

Marijuana Strain Descriptions Are Bunk, Chemist Says

Don't buy the hype about OG Kush, Sour Diesel, and all the rest.<p>There’s a pot strain for almost everything — if you believe marketers and the …

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Legal Marijuana Sales Surpass Viagra, Tequila and Girl Scout Cookies

In fairness, it pairs well with each of the three.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>U.S. consumers will spend somewhere between $5 billion and $6 billion on legal marijuana in 2017, according to a new report released this month. By 2021, that number could reach a …

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Here Are The Best Ways To Smoke Pot For Different Occasions

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Victoria Weaver.</i><p>Well the best way to use marijuana is in a vaporised form or edible form …

School Suddenly Finds Itself Covered In Dead Fish In Middle Of The Day – And No One Knows Why

OROVILLE (CBS13) – Something fishy happened this week at Stanford Avenue Elementary School in Oroville.<p>A typical Tuesday took a turn for the weird …

The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed is probably the only history book worth buying

When we were kids, scratch ‘n’ sniff books were all the rage.<p>And now they’re back, bringing all kinds of ~adult~ subjects to life – including …