February 2019 Cannabis News Highlights

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 15, 2019
It's hard to believe the year is going by so fast - it's February already and these 4 big news items are already making waves in the cannabis community!
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Colorado Cannabis Dollars at Work

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 25, 2019
There's a new session of the Colorado General Assembly, and that means a slew of new bills about how cannabis revenue in the state is spent. Check out our list of how your cannabis tax dollars could be used for good in the year ahead!
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2018: The Year in Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 30, 2018
Another year, more legal cannabis! 2018 saw a ton of changes in the cannabis industry and support for legalization is at an all-time high. Check out our 2018 Year End Recap for this year's highlights.
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Farm Bill Allows Cultivation of Hemp & CBD

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 14, 2018
The Senate passed the 2018 Farm Bill 87-13 on Tuesday, a huge step towards legalizing hemp cultivation. The bill would remove industrial hemp from the federal government's list of controlled substances and categorize it as an agricultural product...
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Canadian Researchers Map the Cannabis Genome

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 7, 2018
Researchers at the University of Toronto are mapping the cannabis genome, and have discovered that marijuana and hemp evolved into separate species of the same plant through the action of virus-like DNA segments...
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Massachusetts Rolls Out Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 22, 2018
Voters in Massachusetts legalized adult-use marijuana back in 2016, and two long years later adult-use pot shops opened in Leicester and Northampton, making them the first retail stores on the East Coast to have legalized recreational sales..
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Marijuana Wins Big in Midterm Elections

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 16, 2018
Election Day is finally behind us, and there were big wins for marijuana legalization. Here's how the votes played out in Michigan, North Dakota, Missouri, and Utah...
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Cannabis at the Ballot Box: Which States Will Legalize?

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 2, 2018
Four states have marijuana initiatives on the ballot this November, two to legalize recreational marijuana and two to legalize medical marijuana. With voting less than a week away, here's everything you need to know about which states could legalize cannabis...
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Demand for CBD Fuels Support for New Research

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 24, 2018
There's been a lot of buzz around CBD these days, even before rumors that Coca-Cola is considering a CBD-infused beverage. The CBD industry has doubled in size in the last two years, and one cannabis research firm estimates that the cannabis market will reach $20 billion by 2020...
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Canada Officially Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 17, 2018
Its Official: On October 17, Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis making it legal for adults 18 years-and-older to purchase, possess, and grow cannabis. 
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FDA says CBD Should be Descheduled, but There’s a Catch

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 3, 2018
In a newly released memo, the U.S. FDA suggested cannabidiol (CBD) should be removed from the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule 5. Drugs in this category are considered to have a low potential for abuse and include over-the-counter medications...
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South Africa Legalizes Recreational Cannabis Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2018
This week, South Africa became the first African country to legalize cannabis use. In a unanimous ruling, South Africa's highest court ruled that it was "unconstitutional and therefore invalid" to criminalize marijuana...
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New Bill Would Allow VA Doctors to Legally Recommend Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 14, 2018
This week, the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act would give VA physicians the ability to legally recommend medical cannabis, plus it requires the VA to conduct additional studies and help veterans' access to cannabis across states with the aim at reducing opioid abuse.
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Competition Drives Colorado Cannabis Market

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 15, 2018
The Colorado marijuana industry continues to be a competitive and thriving market nearly five years after adult-use sales began. A new report commissioned by the Colorado MED focuses on falling prices, increasing potency, and market consolidation & competition...
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