Cannabis Retail Facilities Associated With Rising Home Values

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GEORGIA: Cannabis retail facilities are associated with increased home values, according to data to be published in the journal Real Estate Economics. Researchers from the University of Georgia at Athens, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and California State University Sacramento assessed the relationship between operational retail cannabis facilities in Denver, Colorado and fluctuations in nearby housing values. Authors reported Read the full article…

Vancouver WA Pot Shops Report Traffic Dips After Oregon Sales Launch

Main Street Marijuana, the largest retail store in Washington, dropped its sales prices by 25 percent a few days prior to Oct. 1 in hopes of luring Portlanders over the border.

By Sue Vorenberg WASHINGTON: Pot shops in Vancouver, Washington, reported weekend traffic dips of 10 to 20 percent after the launch of Oregon’s early start recreational cannabis sales on Oct. 1, 2015. Stores in the city, including two of the three largest pot shops in Washington, have been heavily dependent on Portland consumers, who frequently crossed Read the full article…

Spokane Police Give Out Few Marijuana Citations

Pot smokers are more likely to be arrested by security than cops

WASHINGTON: Riverfront Park might be the worst place to get high in Spokane. Data from Spokane Municipal Court shows marijuana users are far more likely to be fined for consuming pot in public by a park security guard than by a Spokane police officer, though they’re unlikely to get a ticket at all. Citywide, law enforcement officers have Read the full article…

Report Looks At Impact Of Legal Marijuana In Colorado

Medical Marijuana good for cognition

COLORADO: A report released Tuesday by a federally-funded agency paints a picture that commercial marijuana is causing problems in Colorado. Though the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area says its report doesn’t make a judgment, it’s easy to make that assessment based on the statistics provided. Marijuana supporters disagree with the findings. “Yeah, it’s Read the full article…