Colorado Sells $700 Million in Cannabis in 2014
Feb27

Colorado Sells $700 Million in Cannabis in 2014

Total rec + medical sales in Colorado in 2014 approached $700,000,000.00.  Not too shabby for the first year in business, yes?   Dispensaries and retail cannabis stores in Colorado generated nearly $700 million in marijuana revenues last year, when the state became the first market in the nation to launch recreational MJ sales. The total includes just under $386 million in MMJ sales and more than $313 million in recreational...

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Cannabis DOES NOT Damage the Brain
Feb27

Cannabis DOES NOT Damage the Brain

You may remember a few weeks back when, in the Journal of Neuroscience, there was a report saying that cannabis damaged brain development.  Nope. According to the same source it's alcohol doing that, evidently.   . . . marijuana use is not associated with structural changes in the brain, according to imaging data published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Investigators from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University...

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Next Stops on Oregon’s “Listening Tour”
Feb26

Next Stops on Oregon’s “Listening Tour”

For our friends in Oregon, here are the next stops on the "Listening Tour" restoring balance and sanity to your state.  The people doing the listening both want, and need, to hear from you.  If you have been looking for a way get involved in re-legalizing the cannabis plant, this might be it.   Tigard: Thursday, February 26, 4-6 p.m. Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square 9000 SW Washington Square Road Tigard, OR 97223 CART...

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Jamaican Update
Feb26

Jamaican Update

Jamaica is on the way to re-legalization.   Members of the Jamaica Senate have approved legislation depenalizing minor marijuana possession offenses nationwide. The legislation amends federal law so that the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis by an adult is reclassified as a non-criminal offense. Violators of the law would receive a ticket and would be mandated to pay a fine, but would no longer face criminal penalties....

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Oregon’s Rep. Blumenauer Strikes Again
Feb25

Oregon’s Rep. Blumenauer Strikes Again

Got to love a Congressperson who shows up in HMJ with some regularity.  Let's see what Rep. Blumenauer and his friends are up to today.   Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced two bills that together would legalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. Representative Blumenauer’s legislation, H.R. 1014, the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act of 2015, creates a federal excise tax on...

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