Cannabis Sales Projected To Increase as California Paves the way for Recreational use

MJ and CBD sales point up in 2018

CALIFORNIA: The global legal cannabis market was valued at $14.3 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% between 2017 to 2024 or culminating to $63.5 billion by 2024, according to a report by Ameri Research. The market is going through a period of strong growth thanks to increasing legalization and decriminalization of cannabis Read the full article…

Colorado To Cannabis Retailers: How We Doing?

An amendment to allow banks to deal with marijuana businesses shows a clear trend toward a loosening of anti-marijuana sentiment in the government.

COLORADO:  The State of Colorado wants to be a better partner it’s legally-licensed pot shops, and in an effort to better understand their needs has tapped the expertise of Clear Voice Research to conduct a first-ever research study.  Designed to help inform how the Colorado Department of Health and Environment can be a better partner to Read the full article…

Berkley Is Next Michigan City Expected To Vote On Easing Marijuana Penalties

"Just behind those people who live in suburban Wayne county, 55 percent of voters in Mid Michigan support the polls only 42 percent oppose," said Shields.

MICHIGAN: Volunteers who’ve walked the streets of Berkley for the last month said Monday they plan to turn in about 700 signatures today aimed at putting yet another marijuana-legalization question before yet another city’s voters. By the time the door-to-door campaigns end, similar questions likely will appear on ballots in nearly 20 communities around the state, Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana, Drug-Free Workplaces On Collision Course

While the U.S. is only now starting to explore modern medical uses of marijuana, for centuries, women around the world have harnessed the magical green leaves.

COLORADO:  Marijuana legalization is on a collision course with employers wanting drug-free workplaces, say two attorneys on the front lines of the new legal battlefield. Legalization of pot also is the enemy of employers seeking to maintain high quality, low absenteeism and steady healthcare costs, says an addiction counselor. Increased marijuana use is producing more Read the full article…

Pope Francis Condemns Legalization Of Marijuana

Pope Francis condemns the legal marijuana

VATICAN CITY:  Pope Francis has come out strongly against the legalization of recreational drugs, lending his voice to the debate which is raging from the U.S. to Uruguay and beyond. Francis told members of a drug-enforcement conference meeting in Rome on Friday that even limited attempts to legalize recreational drugs “are not only highly questionable Read the full article…

Study of Pot Smokers’ Brains Shows That MRIs Cause Bad Science Reporting

Which one had weed?

This week a study of cannabis consumers published by The Journal of Neuroscience provided powerful evidence that MRI scans cause shoddy science reporting. Researchers at Northwestern University and Massachusetts General Hospital used MRIs to compare the brains of 20 young adults who reported smoking pot at least once a week and 20 controls who had used marijuana no more Read the full article…

Arizona Poll Shows Growing Support For Legalized Pot

A new statewide poll shows 51 percent of those asked said the drug, now authorized for those with a medical need, should be made available to all, compared with 41 percent opposed.

ARIZONA:  Arizona voters may be ready to follow the lead of Colorado and Washington residents and make marijuana use by anyone legal. A new statewide poll shows 51 percent of those asked said the drug, now authorized for those with a medical need, should be made available to all, compared with 41 percent opposed. Jim Read the full article…

No, Marijuana Dispensaries Are Not Selling Out Of Weed In Colorado

"From customers I've heard that no one else is selling out either, it’s just something going around on the news."

COLORADO:  An overwhelmingly high demand for recreational marijuana in Colorado sparked rumors last week that pot shops were starting to sell out of weed – a problem that could prompt some people to return to the black market. However, now that the dust has settled since the dash to buy pot during its first days Read the full article…

No, Marijuana Dispensaries Are Not Selling Out Of Weed In Colorado

Colorado is marking one year since it became the first state to allow recreational pot.

COLORADO:  An overwhelmingly high demand for recreational marijuana in Colorado sparked rumors last week that pot shops were starting to sell out of weed – a problem that could prompt some people to return to the black market. However, now that the dust has settled since the dash to buy pot during its first days Read the full article…

The do's and don'ts of Colorado's new recreational marijuana rules

Colorado releases recreational marijuana regulations

DENVER – A sampling of rules for retail sales of recreational marijuana in Colorado. The rules were released Monday, but retail sales don’t start until January. • No single package of an edible marijuana product can contain more than 100 milligrams of active THC, no matter how many servings it contains. • Colorado residents can Read the full article…