Cannabis

Colorado’s marijuana legalization experiment is making pot a lot cheaper

Good news for marijuana enthusiasts: Legalization definitely seems to make your pot a lot cheaper.<p>According to new data from the Colorado Department of Revenue, the wholesale price of pot has plummeted by roughly 22 percent since marijuana sales were first legalized in the state in 2014 — from …

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Two Retirees Create Marijuana Packaging Business in Colorado

The legal marijuana business has created a multibillion-dollar industry, including some interesting side ventures and spinoffs, and even unlikely entrepreneurs have found lucrative niches.<p>Among them are Deb Baker, a retired high school teacher, and Barb Diner, a former marketing executive, who both …

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Many supposed marijuana health benefits aren't what they seem, a massive new report suggests

Smoke 'em if you got 'em — just don't expect any miracles.<p>According to a sprawling new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering …

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Can cannabis oil help heal wounds?

A middle-age man in Canada with oral cancer found that medical cannabis oil may have helped to slightly reduce the size of a wound that his cancer caused on his cheek, according to a new report of his case.<p>The cannabis oil treatment also reduced the man's pain after the cancer created a hole in his …

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Top 4 Medicinal Marijuana Stocks for 2017

The medicinal marijuana industry has little to do with the legalization of the street drug, and everything to do with breakthroughs in medical …

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Driving High vs. Driving Drunk: The Truth

These two actions are not the same.<p>A quick driver's ed recap: the more alcohol you have in your bloodstream, the worse your motor skills are, the more likely you are to end up in an accident and/or dead. But whether a driver is too stoned to operate a vehicle safely is a much more subjective …

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Marijuana is about as popular as Donald Trump in these 5 red states

The results of the 2016 election tell us being a Republican and a marijuana legalization advocate are no longer mutually exclusive, if the labels ever were to begin with.<p>Eight US states voted on marijuana legalization ballots in the 2016 Election. Five of them — Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Montana, …

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WATCH: The new world of weed: why Cannabis is having a renaissance moment

With cannabis recently legalized in four new states, pot is the new come back kid, and has healing qualities<p>With four states voting in legalized cannabis in the recent election, it’s clear that pot is having a renaissance moment. Now popular as a legal, and sometimes medical remedy for everything …

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Denver starts work on allowing pot in public, a first in US

DENVER (AP) — Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.<p>Voters narrowly approved the "social use" measure last November. But the ballot proposal didn't spell …

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The mistake most states made when legalizing marijuana

The arrival of 2017 will bring many changes to the country, including falling marijuana prices in states that have legalized a recreational market. Cannabis users may cheer this news, but it heralds the start of an enduring budgetary headache for states that tax legal marijuana sales based solely …

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Abdullah Saeed Throws a Marijuana Mystery Party - VICE

On an all new episode of <i>BONG APPÉTIT,</i> host Abdullah Saeed throws a murder masquerade dinner party with cannabis-infused New Orleans classics prepared by Chef Courtney McBroom.

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Pot giveaway seeks to woo backers, send message to Donald Trump

As official Washington makes last-minute plans for Inauguration Day, Adam Eidinger has some preparations of his own: He needs to make sure that 4,200 …

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5 Apps That Will Change The Way You Get High

Is there any better sign that weed is going mainstream than the bountiful selection of marijuana-related apps? Yep, somewhere between Instagram and Seamless, you can now also keep a list of dispensaries in your area and endless information about specific cannabis strains, right on your phone.<p>Of …

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Legal Weed Market to Triple In 5 Years

According to a summary report released Monday by Arcview Market Research, legal marijuana in North America reached $6.9 billion in 2016. While that …

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Federal medical marijuana patient champions drug's use

National<p>Federal medical marijuana patient champions drug's use<p>Jan 18, 2017<p>Irvin Rosenfeld, one of a select few federal medical marijuana patients who …

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Boulder pot edible maker Americanna plans to move after forced annexation into city

Jeremy Papasso, Staff PhotographerGeneral Manager Laura Raab laughs while weighing marijuana for a customer at Green Tree Medicinals on Tuesday in …

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Aust medical cannabis maker gets EU approval

An Australian pharmaceutical developer has received the European Union's first ever health registration to commercialise medical cannabis for …

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Will lawmakers gut key parts of marijuana law?

Marijuana legalization advocates fear the Massachusetts Legislature, which has already delayed the opening of pot shops, will now gut several key …

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Armed man sought after heist at pot dispensary in Las Vegas

Police say they're looking for at least one armed robber after a holdup at a medical marijuana dispensary in southwest Las Vegas.<p>No injuries were …

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Hickenlooper pot tax hike plan vaults debate over education spending to forefront

Top Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday gave a package of tax hikes introduced a day earlier by Gov. John Hickenlooper an uneasy reception, with members …

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Lighthouse Cannabis Project Filming Live Performances at Marijuana Grow

Lighthouse Cannabis Project launched last June as an initiative of CID Entertainment, with a goal of hosting sightseeing tours. But now it has a new …

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Things to Know: Nevada governor's budget plan

Gov. Brian Sandoval's two-year budget proposal includes significant new money for state universities and community colleges, K-12 education, …

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Ottawa landlords urged to go 100% smoke free

Move to ban smoking can be legal 'minefield,' says chair of one landlord group<p>Making Ottawa's apartment buildings smoke free can present legal …

Housing

How Cops Decide if You're Too Stoned to Drive - VICE

<i>This story was co-published with the Marshall Project.</i><p>Late one February night in 2013, Massachusetts state trooper Eric French pulled over a blue SUV with its rear lights out. When he approached the car, he saw smoke and smelled pot. The driver, Thomas Gerhardt, could count backwards from 75 to 62 …

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Marijuana Industry Launches Colorado Campaign on Safe Cannabis Use

The public safety campaign is one more sign the marijuana business is now culturally mainstream.<p>New public service announcements in Colorado aim to keep people’s attention on using marijuana and marijuana-related products safely and responsibly.<p>The Marijuana Industry Group (MIG), a trade …

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As Pot Prices Plunge, Growers Scramble to Cut Production Costs - Bloomberg

The increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for growers as prices plunge -- and an opportunity for companies that can …

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North Americans Spent $53.3 Billion On Marijuana Last Year, Most Of It Illegally

The industry "just needs to move demand for an already widely-popular product into legal channels," a new report says.<p>A new report estimates consumers spent $53.3 billion on cannabis in North America last year.<p>The first-of-its-kind analysis, compiled by ArcView Market Research, spans legal, medical …

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How two small cities became the kings of cannabis in the Denver metro area

Edgewater and Glendale are separated by more than the 10 miles between them.Edgewater is the very picture of suburbia, with its quiet collection of …

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A Chicago lawyer's journey from mortgages to medical marijuana

It turns out a law degree is just as helpful in launching a medical marijuana business as it is dealing with mortgages.<p>Charlie Bachtell was general counsel at Chicago-based mortgage company Guaranteed Rate when the lawyer in him became captivated by Illinois' medical marijuana law. He left mortgage …

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Marijuana Business Professionals Talk Real Estate Needs, Challenges

Marijuana is now legal in 26 states and Washington, DC, but it’s incredibly difficult to lock down real estate to start a cannabis business. With marijuana still being illegal at the federal level, the negative stigma surrounding the industry and its expensive overhead, businesses looking to …

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