Vermont Governor Vetoes Current Marijuana Bill

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 25, 2017
Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have legalized recreational marijuana. Scott cited concerns about public safety, seeking changes to the bill that would include more aggressive penalties for driving while impaired or in the presence of children...
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Applications for Nevada Recreational Cannabis Sales Now Open

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 17, 2017
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...
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Ending Marijuana Prohibition Would Save Lives and Taxpayer Money

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 26, 2017
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...
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National 420 Cannabis Week Events 2017

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 18, 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...
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Marijuana Could Benefit Native Tribes in Nevada

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 12, 2017
Last week, tribal leaders in Nevada testified in support of a bill that would bring the medical and recreational cannabis industry to tribal lands. Senate Bill 375, introduced by Sen. Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas), would allow the state to work with individual tribes whose tribal councils have approved medical and/or recreational cannabis...
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Marijuana Grown on Federal Research Farm Full of Mold and Lead

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 30, 2017
It turns out that cannabis used in government research isn't all that great. Unlike commercial marijuana, the government product is stringy, light in color, and full of stems. If you're used to the cannabis sold at dispensaries, chances are you wouldn't even recognize the government product as weed...
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University of Denver Expands Cannabis Curriculum

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 22, 2017
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...
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CBD is Causing a Medical Revolution

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 14, 2017
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...
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Las Vegas Cannabis Cup Celebrates Nevada’s End of Marijuana Prohibition

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 10, 2017
Las Vegas' second-ever High Times Cannabis Cup wasn't the toke-friendly festival that many hoped it would be--organizers were forced to make the Cup a cannabis-free event after a federal prosecutor sent a letter warning that anyone caught distributing or consuming marijuana would be subject to prosecution...
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Trump White House Indicates Possible Federal Crackdown on Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 24, 2017
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.”...
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Retired NFL Players Bring Weed to the Super Bowl

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 3, 2017
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.
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Cannabis Legalization Backers Give Free Marijuana on Inauguration Day

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 5, 2017
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."...
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First Recreational Cannabis Shops Open in Anchorage This Month

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 8, 2016
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...
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Denver First U.S. City to Allow Social Pot Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 17, 2016
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...
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The State of Marijuana: 2016

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 10, 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.)...
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Marijuana Buyer’s Remorse? Not in Colorado

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 20, 2016
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...
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Americans are Smoking More Weed Than Ever

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 10, 2016
Americans are Smoking More Weed Than Ever: A new Gallup poll shows that one in eight Americans smoke marijuana--a number that's doubled in the last three years equating to more than 33 million cannabis users in the U.S...
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7 Healing Benefits of Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 4, 2016
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...
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Cannabis Sales Hit New $117M High in Colorado

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 14, 2016
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...
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Oregon City Councilor Opens Cannabis Shop

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 18, 2016
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...
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420 Cannabis Week Wrap-Up

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 22, 2016
National Cannabis Week / 420 week, has been one of the collectively biggest pro marijuana series of events in history! 2016 was no different featuring events around the world for pro cannabis rallies, social gatherings, competitions, smoke-outs and weddings...
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