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California Confirms Recreational Sales Should Begin January 1st

California Confirms Recreational Sales Should Begin January 1st

By: The Marijuana Times Almost a year ago, four more states made the bold decision to vote in favor of cannabis legalization – and California is preparing for legal sales of recreational marijuana to begin at the start of the new year. While Nevada followed Oregon’s model, allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell to adultsRead more about California Confirms Recreational Sales Should Begin January 1st[…]

Colorado’s Pot Sales Exceed $1 Billion in First 8 Months of 2017

Colorado’s Pot Sales Exceed $1 Billion in First 8 Months of 2017

By: Maureen Meehan | High Times Please allow us to engage in some vicarious bragging about the financial benefits of legal marijuana: Colorado has eclipsed the $1 billion mark in marijuana sales in just eight months in 2017—officially earning the title of a bona fide billion-dollar industry. Feel free to say “wow” a few times,Read more about Colorado’s Pot Sales Exceed $1 Billion in First 8 Months of 2017[…]

Retail Marijuana is Spreading to California, Massachusetts and Maine

Retail Marijuana is Spreading to California, Massachusetts and Maine

by Aaron Smith | CNN The mainstreaming of marijuana is about to get huge boost. Recreational marijuana sales will launch in three states next year, including the biggest one of all: California. It’s already for sale in five states, but the addition of a legal retail marijuana market in California, with its massive economy andRead more about Retail Marijuana is Spreading to California, Massachusetts and Maine[…]

Wisconsin Cities are Legalizing Marijuana Themselves

Wisconsin Cities are Legalizing Marijuana Themselves

By Chris Roberts | High Times Wisconsin, the land that gave us Paul Ryan, Scott Walker and former sheriff Richard Clarke— malformed half-offerings from a higher power who ran out of copier toner and just gave up—is lagging far behind other nearby states in getting right with marijuana reform. Instead of waiting on state lawmakers,Read more about Wisconsin Cities are Legalizing Marijuana Themselves[…]

Atlanta City Council will decide on decriminalizing marijuana

Atlanta City Council will decide on decriminalizing marijuana

fox5atlanta.com The city of Atlanta took a major step on Tuesday in its bid to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Public Safety Panel recommended the city replace jail time for minor marijuana possession with a fine. That fine would be about $75. The decision has been hotly debated over the lastRead more about Atlanta City Council will decide on decriminalizing marijuana[…]

Study: National Medical Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually

Study: National Medical Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually

BY MONTEREY BUD | MARIJUANA.COM A new study published by the University of Indiana (IU) indicates that medical marijuana, if legalized nationally, could be a true lifesaver. Per the Indiana study, approximately 47,500 American lives could be saved annually if medical marijuana were legalized nationally. Authored by Dr. Thomas M. Clark, the IU research scrutinizedRead more about Study: National Medical Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually[…]

Doctors and Patients In Florida Are Embracing Medical Marijuana

Doctors and Patients In Florida Are Embracing Medical Marijuana

dispensaries.com – GUEST WRITER While much of the marijuana news has focused on potential federal interference with legalized marijuana and California joining the ranks of legal recreational marijuana states, Florida has started what should become a mammoth medical marijuana business. Projections vary on the size of the Florida market for medical marijuana but the consensusRead more about Doctors and Patients In Florida Are Embracing Medical Marijuana[…]

Automation in the Pot Industry is Picking Up with Unforeseen Speed

Automation in the Pot Industry is Picking Up with Unforeseen Speed

BY ROBERT TANKSON | TNW When Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, few could have predicted the scale of the growth which would bloom across the industry. Legal marijuana sales in the US and Canada are now expected to pass $20.2 billion by 2021 at a predicted annualRead more about Automation in the Pot Industry is Picking Up with Unforeseen Speed[…]

Cannabis Company Plans to Turn Entire California Desert Town Into Pot Paradise

Cannabis Company Plans to Turn Entire California Desert Town Into Pot Paradise

by ASSOCIATED PRESS NIPTON, Calif. — Now that one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place Potsylvania? The name Weed already belongs to an old mill town in Northern California. American Green Inc. announced Thursday it isRead more about Cannabis Company Plans to Turn Entire California Desert Town Into Pot Paradise[…]