The State of Marijuana: 2016

We made it! The election is finally over–and the big winner is definitely cannabis. Recreational marijuana initiatives were on the ballot in five states, with Arizona as the only holdout. As of Tuesday’s election, medical cannabis is legal in more than half of U.S. states (28 states and Washington D.C.)…

Oregon City Councilor Opens Cannabis Shop

Clay Bearnson, a member of the Medford City Council, is the first councilor in Oregon to own a dispensary. Medford, Oregon, known for its tough stance on legalized marijuana, now has three medical marijuana dispensaries…

Colorado Bill Creates New “Marijuana Transporter” License

On Monday, Colorado lawmakers approved a bill for a new kind of marijuana license for weed couriers. Colorado now has a dozen marijuana companies that transport marijuana from manufacturing and grow locations to dispensaries…

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…

Presidential Candidates Weigh in on Marijuana

Both marijuana and the political race have dominated the news in recent months, and the outcome of the presidential election could have a huge impact on marijuana policy nationwide. Democrats and Republicans have widely different positions on medical and recreational cannabis…

Colorado to Offer One-Day Tax Holiday for Marijuana

According to an article published in the Denver Post, Colorado will be offering a one-day tax holiday for marijuana sales on September 16th, 2015. Thanks to a mix of a quirk in the state’s constitution, and an excess of tax funds as outlined by TABOR (tax payors bill of rights), the state expects to give a one-day tax reduction of close to $3.6 million…

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta is Pro Legal Medical Marijuana

During an interview about his upcoming 3rd part in his exploitative journal series on marijuana entitled “Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution”, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta told the press “We should legalize medical marijuana. We should do it nationally. And, we should do it now.”…

New Cannabis Edibles Rules Roll Out This Week

Starting as of Monday, February 1st of this year, Colorado’s State Marijuana Enforcement division released its new rules regarding packaging and labeling for cannabis edibles. While part of the resolution has been a campaign geared toward personal responsibility via the form of billboards advertising to keep “adult and prescription” products locked away from children, a new labeling restriction policy hopes to aid in preventing serious cannabis edible mix-ups…