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.”…

Retired NFL Players Bring Weed to the Super Bowl

Retired NFL players held a pro-marijuana event on Wednesday night to raise awareness about the benefits of cannabis use in treating chronic pain and traumatic brain injury. The event, Cannabis in Professional Sports, hoped to capitalize on the upcoming Super Bowl and to persuade the NFL Players’ Association to change their drug policy and lift the ban on marijuana.

Cannabis Legalization Backers Give Free Marijuana on Inauguration Day

In response to Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general by President-elect Trump, a group of marijuana advocates are lighting up in protest at the upcoming inauguration. The protest isn’t anti-Trump or looking to disrupt the inauguration. “The main message is it’s time to legalize cannabis at the federal level.”…

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.)…

Florida Vote Could Create the Country’s Second Largest Medical Marijuana Market

On November 8th, Floridians will once again vote on a proposed medical marijuana amendment. Amendment 2 would broaden medical marijuana access and expand the number of debilitating conditions eligible for treatment….

Marijuana Buyer’s Remorse? Not in Colorado

Four years after voters approved Amendment 64, do Coloradans regret legalizing cannabis? Not according to a new poll that shows the majority of voters in the state, 51 percent, would oppose repealing the amendment if it were to appear on the ballot…

7 Healing Benefits of Cannabis

There’s a mountain of anecdotal evidence about the healing benefits of marijuana. As acceptance of the drug increases nationwide, new research will only enhance our knowledge of cannabis and its use in treating various conditions and diseases. In no particular order, here are 7 healing benefits of cannabis…

Cannabis Sales Hit New $117M High in Colorado

Colorado medical and recreational cannabis sales reached a new high in April, totaling $117.4 million worth of flower, edibles and concentrates. This is the highest monthly total since recreational sales began in 2014…

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…

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…

Insurance Policy Refuses to Pay Damages to Marijuana Dispensary

A suit filed by Green Earth Wellness Center against insurance company Atain was granted in part and denied in part. The Colorado Springs based medical marijuana dispensary made a claim after a 2012 wildfire damaged the grow operation’s ventilation system, resulting in damage to growing plants and harvested buds…

Colorado Marijuana Taxes Generate Nearly $1 Billion

2015 was a big year for Colorado medical and recreational marijuana sales. According to the state Department of Revenue, $996,184,788 worth of marijuana was sold in the state last year. That’s a huge uptick from 2014, when cannabis shops sold more than $699 million…

NFL Players Join Cannabis Legalization Fight

Every day, more celebrities, community organizers, and regular citizens join the fight to legalize cannabis. Recently, a growing number of NFL players have joined the legal cannabis cause – advocating cannabis as a clear choice for pain relief for the athletes’ constant physical strain, not to mention a good treatment choice for concussions and mental stress…

Colorado Festivals Light Up for HB 1092

A new bill introduced by Representative Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City), would make public consumption of marijuana legal for special, permitted events. Although Amendment 64 legalized marijuana consumption for adults 21 and older, “open and public” consumption is still technically illegal in Colorado…

Numbers Announced for First Month of Medical Marijuana Sales in Illinois

It’s been a big month for medical marijuana in Illinois. Patients bought approximately $801,000 in legal weed during the first month of sales in Illinois, generating nearly $56,550 in taxes for the state…

Oregon Rolls Out Legal Marijuana Early

According to an article on Marijuana.com, legislators in Oregon are gearing up to legalize marijuana on October 1st of 2015, one year earlier than originally expected. While legislators had no legal requirement to make this change, they decided to accept the will of the voters and to implement the new law sooner…

March Shows Record Marijuana Sales in Colorado

According to an article in the Cannabist, the month of March reflected record sales for the legal marijuana industry. More than $47 million of recreational marijuana sales were estimated by the Colorado Department of Revenue in a report released earlier this week…