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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Big Changes in Washington State
Jul07

Big Changes in Washington State

Legal medical cannabis and legal recreational cannabis in Washington state are merging into one industry.  Here’s an excerpt from an excellent article which traces this pedigree of this change.  Enjoy: But there were problems. Police kept arresting some patients and growers, in part because of the ambiguity in I-692 about how much cannabis patients could possess. The law itself allowed for a “60-day supply,” which depending on...

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“Unlimited Number of Permits” in Richmond, CA
Jul01

“Unlimited Number of Permits” in Richmond, CA

Permits will be part of growing legal cannabis.  Hail Mary Jane has said for a long time that the eventual re-legalization of cannabis will come down to ransoming our freedom via taxes and fees.  Here’s some evidence we might be right: Richmond [CA] will allow an unlimited number of permits for commercial cannabis grows as well as businesses that produce edibles like cookies, brownies and tinctures. The goal of the new law is to...

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Time to Push Back in Toronto
Jun24

Time to Push Back in Toronto

Canada is less than a year out on re-legalizing cannabis, while in Toronto, under the zoning laws, medical cannabis shops are being raided.  Everyone is not working from the same understanding, eh?  Here’s more: [Retail medical cannabis shops] some demanding a prescription and others not, started spreading across Toronto months ago. They flourished as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to legalize marijuana, with strict...

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