Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California Jan. 1

2018 is just around the corner, and California’s recreational marijuana program is set to launch on January 1. The state is expected to become the country’s largest marijuana market, generating $4.5-$5 billion in annual sales…

Legal Marijuana Leads to Fewer Opioid Related Deaths

There’s a growing body of evidence that marijuana is beneficial to opioid users and effective at treating chronic pain. Marijuana essentially has zero chance of fatal overdose. The University of Michigan published a study in 2016 that found that chronic pain sufferers who used marijuana saw a 64-percent drop in opioid use…

Case Session: Cannabis Website & Social Media for Mountain High Suckers

One of longest running and most passionate clients, Mountain High Suckers first contacted us through a mutual cannabis & tech industry friend and we began work in Summer 2015 to establish a new campaign to improve their overall web presence and public relations…

Coloradoans Increasingly Turn to Marijuana for Relief

Consumer Research compiled data from Denver and Colorado Springs, the state’s two largest cannabis markets. More than 40% of respondents said that they used marijuana to help them sleep, followed closely by those who use it to treat chronic and recurring pain…

New Jersey Senator Introduces Bill to End Cannabis Prohibition

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act this week, a bill that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, as well as begin to address social justice issues that have resulted from the war on drugs…

Colorado’s $100 Million/Month of Cannabis Sales the “New Norm”

Another month, another record-breaking amount of cannabis sales in Colorado. The cannabis industry achieved a milestone in May, with $100 million in pot sales for the 12th consecutive month. “I think that $100 million a month (in sales) are the new norm,” said Bethany Gomez, director of research for Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm…

Medical Marijuana in Dispensaries Hawaii are Open but Not Able to Sell

Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens Thursday, but don’t expect to see any cannabis on the shelves. The problem? The state labs tasked with testing medical marijuana prior to sale have yet to be certified…

Applications for Nevada Recreational Cannabis Sales Now Open

Good news Nevada cannabis enthusiasts: the application period for recreational cannabis sales is underway and stores are expected to open by July 1. Licenses will be distributed to currently operating medical marijuana dispensaries. Here’s everything you need to know about applying for a recreational cannabis license…

Ending Marijuana Prohibition Would Save Lives and Taxpayer Money

A father-daughter duo of public policy researchers have published a follow-up to their 2016 research that found prescriptions for medications like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states with medical marijuana…

National 420 Cannabis Week Events 2017

Welcome to another 420 week! Pot enthusiasts across the country have a ton of events to choose from this year. Celebrate April 20th and legal weed and check out all the best cannabis festivities happening around the country this week…

University of Denver Expands Cannabis Curriculum

The University of Denver is expanding its marijuana course offerings with a new “Business of Marijuana” class. A first for the Daniels College of Business, the class will focus on the expanding marijuana industry, including issues related to dispensaries, cultivation operations, and ancillary cannabis businesses…

CBD is Causing a Medical Revolution

Once THC’s lesser known cousin, CBD is getting serious attention these days because of its potential use in treating a wide-range of medical conditions. So what is CBD and what are some of its therapeutic uses? Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know…

Trump White House Indicates Possible Federal Crackdown on Marijuana

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, told reporters that the Trump administration won’t be taking the same lax attitude towards marijuana as the Obama administration. At the press conference, Spicer said, “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement.”…

2016: The Year in Weed

As a result of November’s election, medical cannabis is legal in more than half of U.S. states. Medical marijuana measures were approved in Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota. In Montana, existing medical cannabis rules were expanded by removing the three-patient limit for providers…

First Recreational Cannabis Shops Open in Anchorage This Month

Anchorage, Alaska’s most populous city, will finally see its first retail marijuana shops open for business on December 17. Dispensaries have been popping up around Alaska, but unlike other cities, Anchorage requires marijuana business applications to be certified by the state…

Denver First U.S. City to Allow Social Pot Use

During last week’s election, Denver voters approved an initiative that will allow private businesses to permit social cannabis use by adults. The initiative passed with the support of 53.4% of the city’s voters. A wide range of businesses are set to profit from the measure–like yoga studios, art galleries, coffee shops, or concert venues–and could change the social cannabis landscape in Denver…

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.)…

Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws Under Question

In Colorado, the number of people arrested for driving under the influence of cannabis is up by 25% so far this year. However, growing evidence shows that many of these arrests are based on sobriety benchmarks that just aren’t valid when it comes to cannabis…

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…