Recreational Marijuana Won’t Tax Nevada’s Budget

Nevada state regulators are confident that launching the recreational marijuana market won’t strain the state budget, in large part because they plan to use funds from the state’s medical marijuana program to offset startup costs. The Question 2 ballot measure takes effect on January 1, making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana…

Denver Social Cannabis Initiative to Appear on November Ballot

A ballot initiative could solve a longstanding problem in Denver: where to consume legally purchased cannabis. Although Colorado legalized recreational use in 2012, Amendment 64 does not allow for public use of marijuana. This puts tourists to the city in a bind–outside of the few pot-friendly hotels, there’s not really any legal place to consume marijuana.

Supreme Court Denies Suit Against Colorado Marijuana Laws

By a 6-2 majority, the Supreme Court has declined to hear a suit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado. Two conservative justices, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, said they would have heard the case…

Colorado Tourism Sets Record Numbers (From Legal Weed?)

According to a recent study released by the Denver Post, tourism in Colorado is on the rise an a huge way. Statistically, 15.4 million overnight vacationers and business travelers visited Denver in 2014, spending a record $4.6 billion which is as much as double to triple the national average in some places…