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Marijuana Sales Overtake Alcohol in US City for First Time

Marijuana Sales Overtake Alcohol in US City for First Time

By Chris Baynes | Independent.co.uk Sales of marijuana have overtaken alcohol in a city in Colorado, three years after the state became the first in the US to legalise recreational use of the drug. Licensed vendors in the ski resort of Aspen raked in $11.3m (£8.2m) income from cannabis last year, compared to $10.5m (£7.6m) brought in byRead more about Marijuana Sales Overtake Alcohol in US City for First Time[…]

January Was The Biggest Month Yet For Marijuana Legalization, Despite Trump’s New War On Pot

January Was The Biggest Month Yet For Marijuana Legalization, Despite Trump’s New War On Pot

By German Lopez | vox.com January 2018 was the most important month yet for marijuana legalization. Things looked rocky a few days into the month, when President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinded an Obama-era memo that protected states that had legalized marijuana from federal interference. Because cannabis remainsRead more about January Was The Biggest Month Yet For Marijuana Legalization, Despite Trump’s New War On Pot[…]

Marijuana Legalisation Causing Violent Crime to Fall in US States, Study Finds

Marijuana Legalisation Causing Violent Crime to Fall in US States, Study Finds

By Judith Vonberg | Independent The legalisation of marijuana for medical purposes has led to a significant reduction in violent crime in several US states bordering Mexico, according to new research. The study, published in The Economic Journal, found that the rate of violent crime – including robberies, murders and aggravated assaults – fell byRead more about Marijuana Legalisation Causing Violent Crime to Fall in US States, Study Finds[…]

Nearly 70 Congress Members Push Spending Bill Amendment to Protect State-Legal Marijuana

Nearly 70 Congress Members Push Spending Bill Amendment to Protect State-Legal Marijuana

By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello | The Cannabist Members of Congress have proposed a spending bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized marijuana. Nearly 70 U.S. representatives signed onto a letter sent Friday to U.S. House of Representatives leadership asking for the inclusion of the provision, known as the McClintock-PolisRead more about Nearly 70 Congress Members Push Spending Bill Amendment to Protect State-Legal Marijuana[…]

These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018

These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018

By: Tom Angell | Forbes After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use). Now, a number of states are poised to legalize marijuana andRead more about These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018[…]

Philly Hospitals, Medical Schools Jockey for Marijuana Partners

Philly Hospitals, Medical Schools Jockey for Marijuana Partners

By Sam Wood The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia this week became the latest academic player to announce it was getting into marijuana research. The school is pairing with Franklin BioScience, a large grower out of Denver, to create more consistent marijuana products and develop a cannabis education program for pharmacists, physicians, and studentsRead more about Philly Hospitals, Medical Schools Jockey for Marijuana Partners[…]

Massachusetts Marijuana Club Rolls 100-Foot-Long Mega-Spliff

Massachusetts Marijuana Club Rolls 100-Foot-Long Mega-Spliff

By The Associated Press The effort was led by Boston-based cannabis club and advocacy group Beantown Greentown during an exhibition of pro-marijuana vendors and supporters at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday. They perfected a secret rolling technique using 1,000 grams (35.27 ounces) of their own pot trimmings. The Telegram & Gazette reports thatRead more about Massachusetts Marijuana Club Rolls 100-Foot-Long Mega-Spliff[…]

Meet the ‘Father of Marijuana Research’

Meet the ‘Father of Marijuana Research’

Raphael Mechoulam started his first marijuana project by walking into a police station and asking for some confiscated weed—for research purposes. “I went there, drank coffee with the policemen and got 5 kilos of cannabis, hashish,” he said. Decades later, the 87-year-old Israeli chemist is known widely as the “father of marijuana research,” after heRead more about Meet the ‘Father of Marijuana Research’[…]

San Francisco OKs Rules for Recreational Pot Shops, with Tentative Date for First Sales

San Francisco OKs Rules for Recreational Pot Shops, with Tentative Date for First Sales

By Janie Har | The Associated Press San Francisco leaders have overcome deep divisions about how to regulate legal recreational marijuana in the densely packed city, approving pot-friendly rules that could allow sales to start the first week of January. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors late Tuesday adopted regulations favored by marijuana advocates, rejectingRead more about San Francisco OKs Rules for Recreational Pot Shops, with Tentative Date for First Sales[…]

San Diego’s Only Commercial Marijuana Grower to Greatly Expand Production

San Diego’s Only Commercial Marijuana Grower to Greatly Expand Production

By Gary Robbins | San Diego Union Tribune San Diego County’s only licensed commercial marijuana grower plans to at least double production, largely to help meet demand when stores begin selling recreational cannabis in early January. Outco of El Cajon says that it is on pace to produce about 1,000 pounds of marijuana this year,Read more about San Diego’s Only Commercial Marijuana Grower to Greatly Expand Production[…]