Colorado Lawmakers Begin Work On Marijuana Tax Refund Proposal

The state legislature has decided to let the voters decide whether to let the state keep the money made from legal marijuana or to have it returned to them via a tax refund.

COLORADO:  Just recently, Colorado lawmakers realized that they may have to return a large quantity of the tax revenue they received from cannabis sales. The state made around $76 million in the very first year of legal marijuana, which had been allocated for use by the state to repair schools and fund important educational programs and improvement Read the full article…

Seamless For Marijuana Isn’t Just A Stoner’s Dream Come True

GreenRush has partnerships with around 15 dispensaries and hopes to expand quickly, the same way Uber or Seamless has.

CALIFORNIA:  Paul Warshaw hopes that, in the near future, consumers of marijuana can turn to similar services both for their drug of choice and for the delivery food that the plant infamously causes lust for. Warshaw’s start-up, GreenRush, is attempting to become the Seamless of marijuana. Just browse the dispensaries on the website, select the appropriate strain, and 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…

93 Marijuana Dispensaries In Vancouver Identified By CBC

CBC has identified 93 Vancouver medical marijuana dispensaries including 91 that are in operation and another two that are on the brink of opening.

CANADA:  About 40 per cent of Vancouver’s marijuana businesses are less than 300 metres away from city schools and community centres — putting them in violation of the city’s proposed regulation on pot dispensaries. The city released its list of 84 marijuana-related businesses operating within Vancouver on Friday, but admitted the list may not be complete. The city initially denied Read the full article…

Black Farmers Say Florida’s Medical Marijuana Law Shuts Them Out

I-502 brought major changes to cannabis in Washington, but those have come about from regulating a system that was never regulated in the first place.

FLORIDA:  Black farmers in Florida say they are being shut out from the state’s emerging medical marijuana trade, and are pushing for changes in the law that would let them break into the limited, legal pot market. Though Sunshine State voters last fall rejected a broad medical marijuana ballot proposal, a more narrow measure (Senate Read the full article…

Despite Federal Law, Colorado Pot Shops Are Accepting Credit Cards

Recent reports indicate that the recreational marijuana sector has become fed up with handling massive stacks of cash and have since established a clever method for accepting credit cards payments.

COLORADO:  While the cannabis industry has been touted as a “cash-only” enterprise since medical marijuana was first legalized in California nearly 20 years ago, recent reports indicate that the recreational sector has become fed up with handling massive stacks of cash and have since established a clever method for accepting credit cards payments. Colorado pot shops have struggled for Read the full article…

Vancouver Marijuana Dispensaries Vary On Rules For Who Can Buy Pot

VANCOUVER hopes to create a new business licence category, charge a $30,000 fee, ban pot shops from certain areas and require them to be 300 metres away from schools, community centres and each other.

CANADA:  Don Briere stands behind the counter at Weeds Glass and Gifts in downtown Vancouver, surrounded by shelves of multicoloured pipes and clear boxes overflowing with fragrant B.C. bud. The affable 63-year-old owns 10 stores, making him the owner of the city’s largest marijuana business chain, even though selling pot over the counter remains illegal Read the full article…

Contractors For Cannabis: Builder Finds Niche In Marijuana ‘Grow’ Facilities

“Green” building means something new these days in Colorado, where construction of legal “grow” facilities for marijuana producers is becoming big business.

COLORADO:  “Green” building means something new these days in Colorado, where construction of legal “grow” facilities for marijuana producers is becoming big business. General commercial contractor Nathan Mendel, whose Denver, CO,-based company Your Green Contractor once focused on building dental and medical buildings, now specializes in custom-building and remodeling dispensaries, product kitchens, extraction facilities, greenhouses Read the full article…

Washington Lawmakers Tackle Marijuana Taxes

With Oregon's recreational market about to come online, the bill could have particular implications for border counties such as Clark County.

WASHINGTON: On the first day of the special legislative session, Washington House members took up a bill that would change the way the state taxes recreational marijuana. Washington lawmakers are back in Olympia this week after failing to pass a two-year operating budget during the regular legislative session. Now, lawmakers have 30 days to address Read the full article…

San Francisco Supervisor Pushes For Task Force If Marijuana Legalized In 2016

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is hoping to get approval to create a task force to help plan local policies if cannabis is legalized in the 2016 California election.

CALIFORNIA:  San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is hoping to get approval to create a task force to help plan local policies if cannabis is legalized in the 2016 California election. Wiener planned to introduce legislation at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting to create the Cannabis State Legalization Task Force. The supervisor said in a statement Read the full article…