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…

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…

Legal Weed May Make for Biggest Denver 420 Rally Ever

With a multitude of cannabis themed rallies, ranging from corporate business funding and education at the Marijuana Investment Summit, to high-stakes grower competition at the High Times Cannabis Cup, to the official 420 Rally taking place in Civic Center Park, we already see 4/20 becoming to weed what St. Patrick’s Day is for beer…

President Obama Discusses Cannabis Legalization with VICE News

Recently, President Obama sat down with VICE founder Shane Smith to discuss current national issues. One main point of discuss was the cannabis legalization. The president does think decriminalization is likely before the end of his administration, however he encourages people nationwide to push their representatives to focus on more essential issues…

New Cannabis Edibles Rules Roll Out This Week

Starting as of Monday, February 1st of this year, Colorado’s State Marijuana Enforcement division released its new rules regarding packaging and labeling for cannabis edibles. While part of the resolution has been a campaign geared toward personal responsibility via the form of billboards advertising to keep “adult and prescription” products locked away from children, a new labeling restriction policy hopes to aid in preventing serious cannabis edible mix-ups…