Denver Dank Vs. Boulder Bud: How The Cities’ Pot Scenes Differ

The Cannabist Show compares Denver and Boulder’s marijuana communities.

COLORADO:  In the microcosm of Colorado marijuana, how do Denver and Boulder compare to one another? Is Denver the more conservative, older sister to a younger, more liberal brother in Boulder? The answer might surprise you. Denver pot shop L’Eagle owner John Andrle and Stashlogix co-founder Sam Campbell join Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca on The Cannabist Show to compare Denver Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Legalization 2015: Weed Smell Could Trigger $500 Fine In Pendleton

The municipal authorities of Pendleton have labeled the smell of marijuana a nuisance and plan to fine residents should the scent travel to a neighbor's property.

OREGON:  Come July 1, it will be legal to possess and use marijuana recreationally in Oregon. But in the eastern town of Pendleton, recreational marijuana smokers might not want to hit the bong too hard once legalization hits. The municipal authorities have labeled the smell of marijuana a nuisance and plan to fine residents should Read the full article…

How D.C. Pot Legalization Has Become ‘The Dealer-Protection Act Of 2015’

The District’s legalization has boosted the appetite for marijuana as more people become comfortable acquiring it through the black market.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Not long ago, a man who had covertly dealt pot in the nation’s capital for three decades approached a young political operative at a birthday party in a downtown Washington steakhouse. He was about to test a fresh marketing strategy to take advantage of the District’s peculiar new marijuana law, which allows Read the full article…

America’s Marijuana Traders In Anti-Tax Revolt

Marijuana businesses continue to be seen and treated as second-rate entrepreneurs mainly because of the current system of federal taxation.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  In the US, marijuana businesses are on a war footing. Although 23 states have legalised cannabis for medical or recreational use, sellers continue to be seen and treated as second-rate entrepreneurs. The cultural prejudice of public opinion is partly to blame but it’s mainly because of the current system of federal taxation, which Read the full article…

Pot Tourism Blazes Way For Marijuana Hotels

In states where recreational marijuana use has been legalized, pot tourism has become a major source of revenue, and eager entrepreneurs are looking to fill the void for pot-friendly hotels with their own offerings.

COLORADO:  For stoners looking for a weekend of pampering, the Four Seasons isn’t an option – marijuana legislation allows for the possession and use of marijuana, just not in a public place. In states like Colorado and Washington where recreational marijuana use has been legalized, pot tourism has become a major source of revenue, and Read the full article…

‘Donations’ For Pot: It’s $30 Per Gram At The Cannabis Cup, But Is This Legal?

Venders were allegedly selling marijuana "by donation" inside the U.S. Cannabis Cup this weekend.

COLORADO:  While sampling was rampant on the Cannabis Cup’s first day, you may be better off bringing your own. Out-of-state companies, along with Colorado businesses that don’t hold state licenses, were running low on samples by the end of Saturday after being swamped with visitors as the only outlets for free or paid samples. Yes, paid. One Read the full article…

Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program Faces Deficit Over $1 Million

The state's medical marijuana program is projected to run a $1.17 million deficit in fiscal year 2015 despite a state law requiring the program to pay for itself.

MASSACHUSETTS:  The state’s medical marijuana program is projected to run a $1.17 million deficit in fiscal year 2015 despite a state law requiring the program to pay for itself, according to the program’s annual report. Nichole Snow, deputy director of Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, a medical marijuana patient advocacy group, said the deficit “shows that the Read the full article…

Nanaimo’s Mayor Says Marijuana Industry A Boon To Town’s Economy

The mayor of Nanaimo says his city is rolling in the dough from a new medical marijuana facility opened by Tilray a year ago.

CANADA:  The mayor of Nanaimo says his city is rolling in the dough from a new medical marijuana facility opened by Tilray a year ago. “They are providing jobs out there that are good paying, they’re family incomes. They have hired 95 per cent of their work force [from] local, long-time people,” says Bill McKay. “It’s just Read the full article…

Colorado Marijuana Study Finds Legal Weed Contains Potent THC Levels

Some modern cannabis packs triple the punch of vintage ganja, lab tests reveal for the first time.

COLORADO:  This is not your father’s weed. Colorado marijuana is nearly twice as potent as illegal pot of past decades, and some modern cannabis packs triple the punch of vintage ganja, lab tests reveal for the first time. In old-school dope, levels of THC — the psychoactive chemical that makes people high — were typically Read the full article…

How Does The Baby-Boomer Generation Get Their Weed?

The generation that was once America’s most notorious pot smokers during the Summer of Love are now rekindling their love for marijuana, and legalization is probably why.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Where do your parents go when they need weed? Vanity Fair‘s Bill Bradley recently investigated the rise of marijuana use in the baby-boomers. The generation that was once America’s most notorious pot smokers during the Summer of Love are now rekindling their love for marijuana, and legalization is probably why. According to the most recent National Read the full article…