7 in 10 Californians 21 & Older Ready to Use Cannabis Products Recreationally

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CALIFORNIA: Enlucem, a strategic brand consultancy currently advising startups in the cannabis space, announced today the results of a detailed consumer study of Californians’ attitudes toward cannabis products. Results of the 800-person survey found that the market potential for medical marijuana and other future cannabis products in California is staggering – between 15 million and Read the full article…

Poll: Majority Of Voters Support Legalizing Adult Use Of Marijuana

Majorities of both men (57 percent) and women (52 percent) said that they support legalization. Among registered voters between the ages of 18 and 44, over 60 percent endorse legalizing cannabis.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Fifty-five percent of registered voters believe that the personal use of marijuana should be legal, according to national tracking poll data compiled by Morning Consult – a Washington DC consulting firm. Thirty-eight percent of respondents polled said that they oppose legalization and eight percent were undecided. Majorities of both men (57 percent) and women (52 Read the full article…

Georgia Voters Split On Recreational Marijuana Legalization

46 percent of respondents said yes, while 45 percent said to make it legal. Another 10 percent said they were not sure.

GEORGIA: Georgia voters are split on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. The results of our exclusive 11Alive Survey USA poll are in, just as all eyes are on the state of Ohio. Voters there are deciding in Tuesday’s election whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Just 10 or 15 years ago, virtually no one who Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Report Brisk Sales On Opening Day

Legal recreational marijuana sales got underway in Oregon this week with 245 dispensaries eligible to sell the drug. Many shops in Portland, home to more than 100 marijuana dispensaries, saw brisk business Thursday.

OREGON: The line formed at Oregrown before the doors opened at 8 a.m. Thursday and stayed that way until the shop closed nearly 16 hours later. The numbers alone tell the story: More than 1,100 customers came through the downtown Bend shop on Thursday, the first day of legal marijuana sales in Oregon, said Oregrown owner Aviv Hadar. In Read the full article…

You Can Now Buy Marijuana Legally In Oregon

Excited customers lined up outside dispensaries in Portland, waiting for the clock to strike midnight.

OREGON: It’s high time! At 12 a.m. on Thursday, it became legal for medical dispensaries across Oregon to sell marijuana, seeds and immature plants to anyone over the age of 21. Excited customers lined up outside dispensaries in Portland, waiting for the clock to strike midnight. One of them was Davia Fleming, 29, the first in line outside Read the full article…

Oregonian To OLCC: Allow Out-of-State Marijuana Business Investment

The fees, which marijuana industry representatives say are excessive, are spelled out in the latest draft of temporary rules issued Friday by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

OREGON: When crafting a marijuana legalization measure, it is necessary to balance several objectives, including: personal freedom and public safety; tax revenue and responsible use; free speech and advertising restrictions designed to keep marijuana out of the hands of minors; and out-of-state competition vs. protecting in-state mom and pops. When drafting Measure 91, we co-authors carefully considered Read the full article…

Daily Marijuana Use By College Students Surpasses Cigarettes For The First Time

The 5.9 percent rate is the highest since 1980, when the national survey about drug, alcohol and cigarette use was first conducted.

OHIO: More college students are using marijuana daily than smoking cigarettes, according to a national survey released Tuesday. One in 17 students report using marijuana 20 or more times in the past 30 days in 2014, according to the annual survey of students by University of Michigan researchers. The 5.9 percent rate is the highest since 1980, when Read the full article…

Oregon To Begin Recreational Marijuana Sales Early

Kate Brown signs marijuana law

OREGON: Oregon adults will be able to legally purchase recreational marijuana beginning Oct. 1, about a year earlier than had been expected. Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed a law on Tuesday allowing the sale of recreational marijuana in existing medical marijuana dispensaries, starting just three months after Oregon’s reformed marijuana law went into effect. The measure “is a Read the full article…

Hundreds Celebrate Marijuana’s New Legal Status In Oregon

Oregon goes legal

OREGON: The smoke rose in bursts from the crowd and mingled in a hazy cloud. Those who weren’t too busy inhaling cheered when midnight struck. It was July 1 and recreational marijuana had just become legal in Oregon. “This is history in the making,” said Leeyah Pham of Portland as her friends took turns at a marijuana pipe. Hundreds Read the full article…

NEWS Texas House Committee Approves Bill To Make Marijuana Legal For Adults

Nearly three out of five Texas voters (58%) support making marijuana legal for adults and regulating it like alcohol, according to a statewide survey conducted by Public Policy Polling in September 2013.

TEXAS: The Texas House of Representatives Criminal Jurisprudence Committee approved a bill 5-1 Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in the state. HB 2165, introduced in March by Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview), would strike references to marijuana offenses from Texas statutes, resulting in marijuana being treated similarly to other legal crops. Nearly three out of five Read the full article…