California Opens for Recreational Marijuana Sales

Recreational marijuana sales in California officially began January 1. The most populous state in the nation, California is home to nearly 40 million people–and expectations are high that the state’s marijuana market will earn billions of dollars…

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…

Remember DARE? It’s back.

DARE is back, this time with a curriculum called “Keepin’ It REAL”. REAL stands for refuse, explain, avoid, leave. DARE is pushing the curriculum as a prevention program for middle school students as part of its mission to “teach students good decision making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.”…

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…

Denver Ready to Issue Cannabis Social Use Licenses

The problem of where to consume cannabis in Colorado has been an issue since recreational marijuana use was approved by voters in 2012. Now, five years later, the city of Denver is ready to become the first in the nation to launch a program allowing businesses to set up social marijuana consumption areas…

Justice Department Blocks DEA Cannabis Research

A year after the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began accepting applications to grow cannabis for research, it appears that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are blocking researchers from moving ahead with their proposals…

UN Report: Cannabis Still Hasn’t Caused One Overdose Death

Cannabis is the most widely used, cultivated, and confiscated drug on the planet, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). But despite its prevalence, there hasn’t been a single report of fatal cannabis overdose…

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…

Marijuana Could Benefit Native Tribes in Nevada

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…

Las Vegas Cannabis Cup Celebrates Nevada’s End of Marijuana Prohibition

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…

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.

Denver: First U.S. City to Allow Public Cannabis Use

Denver is one step closer to setting guidelines for public marijuana use in clubs and businesses located in Denver. The initiative, passed by voters in November, allows adults 21 and older to consume cannabis at marijuana clubs and places like yoga studios, art galleries, and coffee shops…

Will Jeff Sessions Crack Down on Legal Marijuana?

In his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) answered questions about his stance on marijuana and the enforcement of federal laws. Sessions, President-elect Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general, has been a staunch opponent of legal cannabis, making many in the cannabis industry nervous…

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…

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….

Boom Time: Four Cannabis Companies Among Elite Inc. 500 List

Inc. magazine has named four cannabis companies in its annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The rankings include companies in mainstream industries and are a subset of the Inc. 5000 list…

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…