Re-Legal Retail Sales Now Measured in Billion $
Aug24

Re-Legal Retail Sales Now Measured in Billion $

The numbers are big, but are they a surprise?  Let’s see how re-legalized cannabis sales are going. Licensed retail facilities in Washington state have sold over $1 billion in marijuana flowers and cannabis-infused products since regulators began first permitting such sales two years ago. Data compiled by the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board reports that legal sales have now yielded over $275 million in tax revenue. Last...

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MMJ On Ballot in North Dakota
Aug22

MMJ On Ballot in North Dakota

The cracks in the walls of cannabis prohibition run deep.  Medical cannabis will be on the ballot this November in North Dakota.  Here’s more: The [North Dakota] Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents, North Dakota Compassionate Care, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot. The act permits patients with an eligible...

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65% Say Cannabis Enforcement “Not Worth The Cost”
Aug02

65% Say Cannabis Enforcement “Not Worth The Cost”

Here’s a new poll that, as all polls do these days, indicate everyone except those in power are ready for change in cannabis policy.  Time for the politicians to catch up.  Here’s more: Sixty-five percent of Americans ages 18 and older believe that “government efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth” and 55 percent of respondents say that it should be legal to consume the herb, according...

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About Tomorrow:  Admit, Forgive, Move On
Jul22

About Tomorrow: Admit, Forgive, Move On

When the Republican Policy Platform refuses to endorse something as reasonable as medical cannabis with a doctors recommendation I just want to scream.  With so much old thinking giving way still there is too much old thinking in positions of power.  Taking a deep breath let us reset our intentions for re-legalizing the cannabis plant.   First, to heal the damage done by the system of prohibition crafted in fear and built on...

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Colorado on Track for $1B in Cannabis Sales
Jul21

Colorado on Track for $1B in Cannabis Sales

Sales just keep increasing in re-legal Colorado. In the first five months of 2016, Colorado marijuana sales already were starting to flirt with the half-billion mark. Colorado recreational pot shops and medical marijuana dispensaries reeled in nearly $98.6 million in sales during May, bringing the year-to-date tally for 2016 to just over $486 million, according to Colorado Department of Revenue tax data released Wednesday. The state’s...

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Legal MMJ Reduces Medicare Spending
Jul18

Legal MMJ Reduces Medicare Spending

Medical cannabis is prescription medicine.  You want proof?  Compare the sales volume of other prescription drugs used before cannabis became legal.  What do you see?  If cannabis didn’t “work” those other drugs would still be selling.  Here’s more: Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the relationship between medical marijuana legalization laws and physicians’ prescribing patterns in 17...

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