The Dream Comes True: Pot-infused Pizza Sauce Comes To Marijuana Dispensaries

Pizza and pot may be a natural combination, but to prevent legal issues, sales are currently limited to dispensaries.

CALIFORNIA: Looks like the pizza industry is going to pot — literally. L.A.-based Podey Pizza has started selling jars of pot-infused pizza sauce at marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington State and Colorado. Each 5-ounce jar of Podey Pizza sauce sells for $20 and contains 300mg of medical cannabis per jar, enough for one large Read the full article…

Arizona Marijuana-Legalization Campaign For 2016 Ballot Measure Becomes Official

recreational use of marijuana

ARIZONA:  Proponents of a 2016 citizens’ initiative in Arizona that aims to legalize marijuana for adults 21 and older filed paperwork with the state on Thursday, the first step in their campaign. The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona initiative still has a long way to go before becoming a law. But if it’s successful, it Read the full article…

Operation Grow4Vets Hosting Marijuana Giveaway In Denver Saturday

Five PTSD patients from Colorado are suing the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment and the Colorado Board of Health for rejecting PTSD as a qualifying condition to use medical marijuana.

COLORADO:  More than 200 veterans are expected to attend the Denver Cannabis Giveaway on Saturday, organizers say. Operation Grow4Vets (OG4V) is hosting the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quality Inn Central Denver, at 200 W. 48th Ave. Participants can stop in anytime during event hours, but must RSVP online by noon on Friday, Read the full article…

Washington, D.C., Voters Strongly Support Marijuana Legalization

Voters are relating to the message that legalization will end D.C.’s rampant discrimination when it comes marijuana enforcement

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Washington, D.C., voters appear to be ready to legalize marijuana, according to a new poll that puts support at 65 percent. The NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll’s finding that district voters support legalization by amost a 2-1 margin “is the highest support ever for a marijuana legalization ballot initiative,” Adam Eidinger, chair of D.C. Cannabis Campaign, Read the full article…

Marijuana Money Is Pot Of Trouble For Banks

In addition to the daunting threat of criminal penalties, financial institutions that deal with cannabusinesses have to worry about offending federal regulators with the power to impose millions of dollars in fines or sentence a bank to death by revoking its deposit insurance.

COLORADO:  During a visit to the Dixie Elixirs & Edibles plant in Denver last summer, I saw the machines the company uses to produce cannabis concentrates, the kitchen where it makes marijuana-infused chocolates, and the bottling line for its THC-spiked sodas. Toward the end of the tour, I had a semi-serious question for the company’s CEO, Tripp Read the full article…

State Pot Sales Top $14 Million, Tax Revenue Hits $3.5 Million

Total sales for the 10 weeks through Monday, Sept. 15, totaled $14,050,206, the state Liquor Control Board reported Tuesday.

WASHINGTON:  Retail marijuana sales in Washington have edged above $14 million since the first store opened just over two months ago. Total sales for the 10 weeks through Monday, Sept. 15, totaled $14,050,206, the state Liquor Control Board reported Tuesday. From that total, the state counts excise taxes of $3,512,551. In Colorado, the first state Read the full article…

Another Challenge To Florida Department Of Health’s Medical Marijuana Rule

The Florida Medical Cannabis Association is challenging the Florida Department of Health's plan for carrying out a new medical-marijuana law.

FLORIDA:  A trade association Wednesday challenged the Florida Department of Health‘s plan for carrying out a new medical-marijuana law, adding to two challenges filed earlier in the week. The Florida Medical Cannabis Association is asking an administrative law judge to reject a department rule unveiled this month. The earlier challenges were filed by nurseries Plants Read the full article…

MJBA Unveils 2nd Installation of The Road To Prosperity Poster Campaign

MJBA Women's Alliance Recruitment Poster by Michael Guttsen

WASHINGTON: Think Rosie the Riveter with a passion for cannabis: The Marijuana Business Association (#MJBA), a leading trade organization representing the interests of participants in the fast-growing legal cannabis industry, unveiled the second installation in its “Road to Prosperity” series by artist Michael Guttsen at the monthly meetup of the Seattle MJBA held last night at Read the full article…

Is Marijuana More Addictive Than Alcohol?

Of all the people who smoke pot, in other words, about 9 percent will become dependent. But of all the people who drink, about 16 percent will become alcoholics.

COLORADO:  So you’re considering a move to Colorado to live a lifestyle that includes the local (herbal) refreshments. But you don’t want to end up like some sort of burnout. You intend to maintain your weapons-grade professional trajectory, balancing it alongside a rigorous weekend mountain-biking regimen. You plan to toke, that is, in moderation. But Read the full article…

Marijuana Industry Battling Stoner Stereotypes

The campaign warns users that edible pot can be much more potent than the marijuana they're smoking — and that the pot-infused treats on store shelves are much stronger than homemade brownies they may recall eating.

COLORADO:  Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot. To get their message across, they are skewering some of the old Drug War-era ads that focused on the fears of Read the full article…