Colorado Marijuana Dispensary Names Cannabis Strain After CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Gupta joins other notables like Luke Skywalker and Connie Chung to have Nugs named after them.

COLORADO: Joining a long list of celebrities like Willie Nelson and Barack Obama who have namesake cannabis strains, a new type of medical marijuana –  Gupta Kush - has been named after CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Marijuana Entrepreneurs Line Up to Cash In

WASHINGTON: Jim Willett has never smoked pot. His teenage sons think he’s a square. A former Navy pilot, Willett spent a year flying drug interdiction patrols along the Washington coast, checking for ships carrying bales of marijuana. For the graying retiree, voting against the state’s legalization of recreational weed last fall was pretty much a given.

Marijuana Entrepreneurs Line Up to Cash In

Jim Willett, photographed at his home in Woodinville, is investing in “everything but the [marijuana] plant.”

WASHINGTON: Jim Willett has never smoked pot. His teenage sons think he’s a square. A former Navy pilot, Willett spent a year flying drug interdiction patrols along the Washington coast, checking for ships carrying bales of marijuana. For the graying retiree, voting against the state’s legalization of recreational weed last fall was pretty much a given.

U.S. Regulators Warn Marijuana Scams Growing Like Weeds

Financial and Banking regulations may keep legal marijuana business all cash

NEW YORK: Investors in marijuana-related stocks may see their profits go up in smoke, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday.The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Wall Street’s industry-funded watchdog, warned that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing U.S. marijuana industry. Nearly 20 states permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and voters Read the full article…

Marijuana: Inside recreational and medical draft rules

707 Headband x Maui.

COLORADO: The rule making surrounding Amendment 64 is in full swing at the state level. The Department of Revenue has released a set of draft rule changes and clarifications for a huge chunk of medical marijuana law, as well as draft regs regarding the recreational cannabis industry.

Denver Post Editorial: A public hearing for every new pot shop

Kevin Ballinger at his medical marijuana shop, Herb's Medicinals, in Berthoud in 2012.

COLORADO: Among the regulations for retail marijuana that the Denver City Council is expected to consider Monday is a requirement for an automatic public hearing before any pot shop opens.

The Brain Behind Seattle Police's Social Media On Marijuana, Twitter, And Doritos

Seattle Police Dept. @SeattlePD

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WASHINGTON: Seattle’s Hempfest is the nation’s largest festival celebrating pot culture, especially the decriminalization of marijuana usage. This year’s Hempfest comes after the citizens of Washington voted to decriminalize and regulate pot statewide. Local police, though, are still charged with making sure that people use the substance in a smart way.

The Brain Behind Seattle Police's Social Media On Marijuana, Twitter, And Doritos

Seattle Police Dept. @SeattlePD

Rock it:

WASHINGTON: Seattle’s Hempfest is the nation’s largest festival celebrating pot culture, especially the decriminalization of marijuana usage. This year’s Hempfest comes after the citizens of Washington voted to decriminalize and regulate pot statewide. Local police, though, are still charged with making sure that people use the substance in a smart way.

Connecticut Patients, Doctors Lining Up for Medical Marijuana Certification

Commissioner William M. Rubenstein

CONNECTICUT: Doctors are signing up on a daily basis to be certified for prescribing medical marijuana under the state’s new law. Patients are signing up too, but they may have to investigate a little to find a doctor because the state is not planning to release its list of marijuana-certified physicians.