Search Results for: colorado and washington

Teen Marijuana Use In Colorado And Washington Dropped More Than The National Average in 2014-2015

fewer teens smoke pot in legal states

COLORADO: The federal government quietly published new national survey data this week that shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado and Washington — the first two states to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use — decreased more than the national average in 2014-2015. Fewer teens in the two states are reportedly using marijuana than in Read the full article…

Pot Shops Are Poles Apart In Colorado And Washington

If you didn't know marijuana was legal in Washington state, you'd be hard-pressed to guess. Only 60 pot-shop licenses have been granted statewide. When I was there, only one store served all of Seattle, and it was basically out of stock. A second has since opened up.

In Denver, more than two dozen marijuana stores serve downtown, and Colorado has licensed more than 230 retail stores. If I need to interview buyers or sellers, there are three stores within a one block of my downtown Denver apartment.

While the states have created similar regulatory structures – tracking of plants, mandatory testing, background checks for those working in the industry – the differences are noticeable. Starting with that smell.

At Seattle's Cannabis City, all marijuana comes prepackaged from the producer. Washington's rules make it much harder for retailers to talk up the products they're selling because they can't just open up a jar and let customers sniff their pot.

WASHINGTON:  The first thing I noticed was that the pot stores here don’t smell right – and that they can be awfully hard to find. In Washington state, I visited several of the state’s legal recreational marijuana stores as part of USA TODAY’S continuing coverage of the nation’s fast-growing cannabis industry. I’m based in Denver, Read the full article…

Marijuana At Airports: Colorado and Washington Adjust To New Laws

Colorado and Washington airports adjust to new marijuana laws

COLORADO:  It’s been about six months since specialty shops selling recreational marijuana began operating legally in Colorado. In July, the first batch of shops licensed to sell retail weed will open in Washington State. Both states prohibit locally-purchased pot from crossing state lines and marijuana remains illegal under the federal laws that also govern the Read the full article…

Going To Pot: Will Illinois Join Colorado And Washington?

llinois is not the first state to think about green-lighting marijuana.

ILLINOIS: Chicago-area Democrats stirred the pot last week, arguing it’s high time for Illinois to legalize personal adult use of marijuana. Illinois is not the first state to think about green-lighting marijuana. In 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington approved amendments that make it lawful for adults 21 years and older to possess up to one ounce Read the full article…

Despite Successes In Colorado And Washington, Marijuana Advocates Still See Cities As Their Best Bet

When Portland, Maine, heads to the polls to decide whether to legalize marijuana next month, it won't be the only city to do so.

MAINE: Residents of Portland, Maine, will vote next month on a ballot measure to legalize marijuana possession. If the measure passes—the Marijuana Policy Project’s man in Maine, David Boyer, is “cautiously optimistic” that it will—adults 21 and over will theoretically be able to possess up to 2.5 ounces of pot under Portland law.

Eric Holder ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Marijuana Legalization In Washington And Colorado

"I think there might have been a burst of feeling that what happened in Washington and Colorado was going to be soon replicated across the country. I'm not sure that is necessarily the case. I think a lot of states are going to be looking to see what happens in Washington, what happens in Colorado before those decisions are made in substantial parts of the country."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation of marijuana. But the nation’s top law enforcement official, who spoke to The Huffington Post in an interview on Friday, also said it was tough to predict where marijuana Read the full article…

Understanding The Medical and Recreational Benefits Of Cannabis

Clear Choice and vaporizer

In 2012, the two states of Colorado and Washington sent shockwaves through the United States when they voted to legalize recreational cannabis. With these states legalizing, a domino effect has started around the country. As of 2019, the majority of states now have passed legalizations for recreational cannabis (11 states, including the District of Columbia), Read the full article…

OLCC Provides Oregon Legislature With Recreational Marijuana Supply And Demand Study

OLCC 2019 Rec Supply & Demand

OREGON: Today the Oregon Liquor Control Commission provided the Oregon Legislative Assembly with the 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report required by ORS 475B.548. 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report A Letter from OLCC Director Steve Marks Oregon’s Public Policy Approach to Support Legal Marijuana Production and the State’s Abundant Supply: The Read the full article…

Cannabis Educational and Awareness Campaign, “Hmm Did You Know” Debuts On Cable TV

SenatorNelsonPSAPic

 30-Second Spots Aired On BRAVO, Discovery and The History Channel, Dispelling the Stigma of Cannabis CALIFORNIA: For the first time in history, cannabis education commercials hit mainstream television this week. A groundbreaking media blitz campaign for the upcoming cannabis online TV network Hmm Did You Know (HDYK) aired a number of :30 commercial spots during Read the full article…