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…

Snoop Dogg Releases Cannabis Line in Colorado

This week, famous rapper and cannabis aficionado Snoop Dogg signed a deal partnering with the LivWell chain of legal cannabis dispensaries in Colorado to begin selling his own series of Snoop branded marijuana strains. According the media representatives present at the release party, Snoop was a gracious host and gladly partook of his own positively reviewed strains…

Oregon Legalizes Marijuana on Oct. 2, 2015

According to an article on OregonLive.com, the legal marijuana dispensary doors opened on 8a.m. Friday October 2nd 2015 to enthusiastic shoppers in Oregon. With weed legal for recreational sales in Oregon, there are now 245 dispensaries open for legal sales, with more applications on the way…

Colorado Legal Weed Sales Top $50 Million in June

According to an article published this week in the Cannabist, Colorado legal weed sales in June topped more than $50 million, the highest monthly income for the Colorado marijuana industry to date. The state of Colorado pulled in $60.7 million in tax revenue from legal weed sales in the first six months in 2015…

Oregon: Next State to Legalize Weed

Marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday — but recreational pot shops won’t open there for three months or longer. The Legislature is on track to approve temporary legal weed sales through the existing medical marijuana dispensary system, beginning Oct. 1. With the vote last fall, the state became the fourth to legalize weed, after Colorado, Washington and Alaska…