Update from Washington: Post Legalization
Jul06

Update from Washington: Post Legalization

Let's take just a minute and see how things are going in the re-legalized state of Washington. It, along with Colorado, is leading the way to a better tomorrow.   A year since legal sales began in the state, the maximum windfall, touted by Initiative 502 campaigners, hasn’t yet materialized — and neither have the horrors predicted by legalization opponents. Year One of legal pot business started more frustrating than giddy....

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Oregon: Recreational Sales at MMJ Outlets
Jul06

Oregon: Recreational Sales at MMJ Outlets

Oregon is still building its system, and in the interim, is considering allowing recreational sales at MMJ Outlets. Here's more:   An Oregon legislative committee has unanimously approved a bill that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational cannabis as part of a temporary marketplace while state regulators work toward a more permanent solution. Supporters of this move argue that consumers should be granted...

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GroSkool on Vacation
Jul04

GroSkool on Vacation

No GroSkool this week.  Enjoy the holiday.  We are, rest assured.  See you next week, same cannabis time, same cannabis...

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Massachusetts Opens First MMJ Dispensary
Jul03

Massachusetts Opens First MMJ Dispensary

It took a lot longer than is reasonable, but Massachusetts can finally say it has its first medical marijuana dispensary.   The first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts opened last Wednesday, June 24, by appointment only, nearly three years after voters overwhelmingly approved the drug's therapeutic use. Patients lined up outside the Alternative Therapies Group's dispensary in Salem, a day after state regulators signed...

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Hemp Keeps Growing in Kentucky
Jul01

Hemp Keeps Growing in Kentucky

Up until 1937, hemp was a big cash crop in Kentucky. And it's about to fill that role once again.   On May 5, 2015, James Comer, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), held a press conference in a Lexington-based tobacco facility belonging to G.F. Vaughan, the last remaining tobacco processor in Kentucky. His message was historic, his location symbolic: the first year of state-sanctioned industrial hemp...

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