Washington AG Ferguson Statement On Sessions Letter

“Any action from the Department of Justice short of allowing our well-regulated, voter-approved system to continue is unacceptable. I will continue to defend the will of Washington voters.”

WASHINGTON:  In response to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding Washington’s marijuana regulations, Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement: “I was disappointed by Attorney General Sessions’ letter, which relies on incomplete, inaccurate and out-of-date information on the status of Washington’s marijuana regulations. I’m also disappointed that he has yet to accept my repeated Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Fewer Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Pot vs. pills

CALIFORNIA: The enactment of statewide legislation permitting medical cannabis access by qualified patients is associated with a reduction in opioid-related hospitalization, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. A researcher from the University of California at San Diego assessed the association between medical cannabis laws and hospitalizations related to opioid pain Read the full article…

Oregrown Flagship Grand Reopening March 3

Oregrown Grand Reopening is March 3rd

OREGON: Oregrown Industries will celebrate the grand reopening of its flagship store with music, food and beverages this Friday, March 3 from 4-6 p.m. at 1199 NW Wall Street in downtown Bend. The event marks the completion of construction of an expansion that has nearly tripled the size of the company’s retail store. “Oregrown was launched four years ago by a group Read the full article…

Legal Cannabis Market Projected to Grow as Consumers Spend More

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK: Legal cannabis sales in the North American market are expected to grow rapidly as consumers spend more every year on legal cannabis. According to a new report from Arcview Market Research, people in America and Canada spent $56.4 billion on cannabis in 2016, while about $6.9 billion came from the legal recreational and medical cannabis market, a 34 percent up Read the full article…

Hoban Law Group Files Ninth Circuit Petition To Challenge Recent DEA Classification of “Marihuana Extracts”

Walker to sign marijuana extract bill

COLORADO: In an overreach of authority and without consulting Congress, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued its Final Rule, the “Establishment of New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract,” on Dec 14, 2016. In response to the change, which serves to potentially devastate developing businesses and consumer, textile and manufacturing industries related to industrial hemp and other Read the full article…

NORML Comments On Maine Marijuana Legalization Certification

NORML comments on legal Maine

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning January 30, 2017. “Sometimes our opponents have to be drug there kicking and screaming, but it is good to see the ‘No on 1′ campaign and Governor LePage honor the will of state Read the full article…

MJ Index Launched: 20 U.S. Based Marijuana Stocks Ranging From Microcap To Large Cap

The MJ Stock Index

Marijuana legalization in California will increase the number of people that currently have access to recreational pot by over 5 fold. After all, California in itself boasts the world’s 6th largest economy. Once California passes legal marijuana then the rest of the nation will soon follow. The passive investment opportunities are limited almost exclusively to Read the full article…

The Legal Cannabis Market Making Noise

The legal cannabis market is big, and getting bigger

NEW YORK: Analysts from financial services firm, Cowen and Co. delivered a report projecting a $50 billion legal cannabis market in the United States by 2026. But such progression would be based on federal legalization. The Presidential Election is a key catalyst toward that end, analysts wrote. Many companies who have invested in the cannabis industry are now in a Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Fired Up On The Fourth of July

pot flag

Why I care about the 4th of July holiday, and you should too. By David Rheins  July 4th for me has always been Independence Day. The most quintessential of our national patriotic sentiments, Independence is at the core of what it means for me to be an American.  This weekend I’m celebrating Freedom, Independence and Cannabis. Read the full article…

How Many Legal Marijuana States Are There, Really? Radical Russ Shows Us

25 legal states sorta infograph

We like to keep count in the cannabis community.  We like to gather in groups and exchange the latest market statistics, popular opinion poll or ballot results.  One of the most basic statistics is legality, so you’d think we had a handle on that one.  Just how many “legal marijuana states” are there? As Bill Clinton Read the full article…