Study: Adolescent Cannabis Use Not Independently Linked With IQ Decline

ARIZONA: The habitual use of cannabis by teens is not independently linked with adverse changes in intelligence quotient or executive functioning, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the United Kingdom evaluated whether marijuana use is directly associated with changes over time in neuropsychological Read the full article…

American Green Purchases Town Of Nipton, California, With Plans To Develop Premier Cannabis Hospitality Destination

ARIZONA: American Green, Inc. has announced its purchase of the town of Nipton, California, a 100-year-old community in San Bernardino county, and intends to modernize it into the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination — all while retaining its historic look and value. As the second oldest and the largest publicly-traded cannabis company in the US (with over Read the full article…

Legalization of Cannabis Pending in Nine States

NEW YORK: Americans are more open minded about legalizations of Cannabis than ever before. A recent Gallup poll shows that about 60% of Americans support legal cannabis use. The surprising parts about this poll is the rising support for cannabis reform across all age groups. Take this into perspective and now you have nine states Read the full article…

Libertarian Party Chairman Debates Arizona’s Marijuana Legalization

ARIZONA: QallOut, a first of its kind online debating platform, hosted a live head-2-head video debate between Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark and party member Vann Gutier last Sunday. The two debated the issue of marijuana legalization and specifically Arizona Proposition 205, which would legalize the possession and consumption of marijuana for Arizonans over the age of 21 if passed. Read the full article…

Pot Pupils: Arizona Online College Introducing Class On Marijuana

ARIZONA: An online college based in Phoenix is introducing a new class on marijuana and careers related to the drug. The survey course at Dunlap-Stone University, HCA-172, will allow students to learn about the modern cannabis industry. It is intended to provide an objective view of a topic that has been the source of many myths Read the full article…

Tempe AZ Weighs Changes To Medical-Marijuana Rules

ARIZONA:  Eighteen-year-olds could soon be allowed in Tempe medical-marijuana dispensaries, and stores may be allowed to lengthen their hours. The changes would be part of a series of tweaks the city could make to its medical-marijuana rules.  Dispensary operator Steve White is asking the city for some of the changes. He believes the current rules hurt his customers. For one, Read the full article…

Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Buy Cannabis Legally In Las Vegas And Reno

ARIZONA:  Arizona’s medical-marijuana patients now can patronize newly opened dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas and possess up to 2.5 ounces anywhere in Nevada. Arizona, like some of the other 23 states with medical-marijuana laws, allows people with valid medical cards from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona, but they can’t legally buy Read the full article…

Fledgling Marijuana Industry Pressing Through Labor Pains

ARIZONA:  The developing national marijuana industry is still sifting through labor disputes long since settled in other lines of work. Employees have found that no line of work is quite like marijuana – and not always in a good way. Most bosses must pay their workers in cash, hampered by federal laws that prevent many Read the full article…

Arizona Girl First To Use Cannabis Oil At Summer Camp…Legally

ARIZONA:  Camp Candlelight in Prescott, Arizona, is no ordinary summer camp, not because of its activities but because of a condition all its attendees share: epilepsy. But now the special summer retreat, sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona, is going to stand out even more, as one of its campers became the first child Read the full article…

Despite Challenges, Medical Marijuana A Thriving Business

ARIZONA:  There was a time when the selling of marijuana would only be found in the crime section of the paper, not the business section, but no more. Legal marijuana, for both medicinal and recreational purposes, is now big business. It is a strange business in that it is still technically illegal at the federal Read the full article…