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Huge Demand for Edibles in Colorado

One big surprise in re-legalized Colorado is the popularity of edibles and infused products.   Edibles manufacturers in Colorado are aggressively boosting production to meet overwhelming demand for infused candies, sodas and other goodies in the recreational cannabis market. Some companies are increasing their current space, while others are expanding into larger facilities faster than […]

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HMJ Classics: The Great Strains — Kush

[originally one installment in a series titled "The Great Strains"]   “Kush” is one of two strains (the other being “Afghani“) of cannabis plants indigenous to an area covering Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan and north-west India. This is the range of the Hindu Kush Mountains. Hindu Kush means “killer of Hindus.” And this is some killer […]

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Time for Action — November is Coming

The re-legalization of cannabis has some momentum.  If we fail now it’s all on us.   Citizens’ votes in Colorado and Washington in 2012 to end their state’s cannabis prohibition laws and replace them with ‘tax-n-regulate’ laws arguably has forever broken the back of the federal government’s nearly eighty-year old failed and expensive prohibition. We […]

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Think Arkansas in 2016

When the first of the states — any of them, touching the Mississippi River re-legalize, it will signal  the beginning of the end for cannabis prohibition.  Arkansas could be the place.   Arkansas could become one of the first Southern states to legalize medical or recreational marijuana if any of three potential ballot measures succeed […]

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Comparing Washington & Colorado To-Date

It may be early in the experience but the direction is obvious.   But it’s clear that Colorado’s retail industry certainly got off to a much faster start than its counterpart in Washington, and it has posted impressive growth since. Stores in Colorado racked up $14.4 million in revenue for the month of January, when […]

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In Oregon Debate Focuses on Teens

As November approaches in Oregon the re-legalization debate is focusing on teen cannabis use.  Amazingly, a local media outlet went and spoke with some of these at-risk teens.  Here’s what “they” had to say (spoiler alert — kids are smart (sometimes)).   Grace Ramstad, an incoming junior at Centennial High School, dismissed the idea that […]

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Oaksterdam in Atlantic City, NJ

You could not select a more appropriate place to teach a cannabis growing course than in New Jersey, the state with a very-opposed-to-cannabis governor and bridge operator, Chris Christie.   [A] $1,000, four-day course will be offered by a California-based marijuana school at Bally’s Casino [Atlantic City, NJ] this weekend, starting [last] Saturday. Oaksterdam University […]

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Lawsuit Challenges Cannabis Tax in Colorado

We all know how the government enjoys collecting taxes, but will paying your cannabis tax be the same thing as pleading guilty to a cannabis crime?  Colorado is trying to find out.   . . . a Colorado tax on marijuana has been upheld by a federal court despite claims that paying it amounts to […]

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City-By-City Cannabis Coming Home

In some places entire state’s have re-legalized cannabis.  In many more cities the same is true.  All movement in the right direction.  Here’s more:   City voters [in Santa Fe, New Mexico] this November will likely decide on a proposed municipal measure to reduce local penalties for adults found to be in the possession of […]

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Poll Says 2/3 of America Favors Re-Legalization

The re-legalization tide keeps rising.   Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that an adult ought to legally be able to consume cannabis in the privacy of one’s own home, according to results of a newly released nationwide HuffingtonPost/YouGov survey. Seventy-two percent of self-identified Democrats and 70 percent of Independents said that the private consumption of […]

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