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Alaska Next to Vote on Re-Legalization

In November the next state voting on re-legalization is going to be Alaska.   Since Colorado began selling legalized recreational marijuana January 1, 2014, and Washington followed on July 8, 2014, the rest of the country has been wondering which state will be next, and while Oregon has been on the tips of most people’s […]

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Washington Sets Rules for Edibles

Colorado’s re-legalization was marred by edible-related problems.  Washington is attempting to avoid those slips with their own set of rules about cannabis infused edible products.   Retail marijuana shops in Washington State can sell cannabis cookies, brownies and other baked goods, but hard candies, lollipops or gummy edibles are off limits. The state’s Liquor Control […]

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In Washington MMJ & Rec Exist in Different Worlds

In now legal Washington state the medical and recreational aspects of cannabis exist in different worlds.  How long can this last?   In the short term, at least, medical cannabis companies could benefit from the lack of regulations. Recreational business owners must pay licensing fees, meet zoning requirements and adhere to a slew of rules […]

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Colorado Market Bigger Than Imagined

Here’s some reworked numbers out of first-legal Colorado.   Good news for Colorado cannabis businesses: Demand for marijuana in the state is much higher than previously estimated, according to a new report. The Market Demand Study – released by Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division – estimates that adults who live in the state will consume 121.4 […]

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Washington D.C. Trying for the Ballot

Some mixed news from D.C.   Proponents of a District initiative to permit the possession and cultivation of limited amounts of marijuana by those age 21 or older have turned in 57,000 signatures to the DC Board of Elections. The number is more the twice the total of signatures from registered voters necessary to place […]

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A Closer Look at Washington’s Rollout

Here’s more detail from the second state to re-legalize, Washington.   But the rollout of recreational sales wasn’t exactly smooth, and overall demand might not be as big as it seems. Some issues the industry experienced this week: #1. Edibles: Consumers were unable to buy edibles, as the state didn’t license an infused products company […]

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Colorado Marijuana Club Raid Raises Questions

In Denver, MaryJane’s Social Club was raided on June 27. What does that portend for the future?   A recent raid by police at a Denver marijuana lounge has prompted a debate over the legality of private clubs that cater to smokers. Denver police raided MaryJane’s Social Club on June 27, handcuffing smokers, seizing paraphernalia […]

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New Poll on Millennial’s Attitudes About Drugs

The “millennial generation” is anyone born between 1983 and 2000. A new Reason-Rupe poll has been exploring Millennial attitudes on drugs. Here’s a quick summary:   57 percent of millennials believe the government should allow the use of marijuana and 22 percent think it should allow the use of cocaine. Millennials are strongly against sending […]

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First Days in Now Re-Legal Washington

So, what was now re-legal Washington’s experience in those first hours?   Washington State’s recreational industry did not run out of cannabis on its first day of sales, as some predicted. But several stores had to ration their supply, while others could run out of inventory later this week. The five retail shops across the […]

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Oregon Wants Re-Leg Put to a Vote

Here’s an update from Oregon, trying to get re-legalization put to a vote.   Proponents of a statewide initiative to regulate the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana [in Oregon] have turned in 145,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. The total is almost twice the number of signatures from registered voters necessary […]

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