Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Nationally

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 20, 2018
Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, becoming the second country in the world to end cannabis prohibition. The Cannabis Act legalizes marijuana possession, home growing, and adult-use sales...
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Millennials Could Bring the End of Cannabis Prohibition

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 25, 2018
Millennials are blamed for all sorts of things, from declining beer sales to shuttered chain restaurants to the end of bar soap. But there's one thing we can definitely thank millennials for: their love of cannabis...
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Taxes From Cannabis Could Help Ease Denver Housing Crisis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 18, 2018
Colorado has been in the midst of a housing crisis for the last several years, but if a proposal to use sales tax proceeds from rec. marijuana sales is passed by city council, it could help bolster funds used for affordable housing in the city...
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Jobs in Cannabis Continue to Skyrocket

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 7, 2018
Employment in the cannabis industry is eclipsing some of the fastest-growing fields in the country, including healthcare and tech. Across the U.S., it's estimated that some 122,000 people work in cannabis...
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California Opens for Recreational Marijuana Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 4, 2018
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...
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2017: The Year in Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 27, 2017
2017 began with Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to end legalized marijuana, but just days away from the start of a new year, the weed industry is growing faster than ever...
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Denver Coffee Shop First to Apply for Social Pot Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 13, 2017
More than a year after Denver voters approved social marijuana use at licensed businesses, the city has received its first application: The Coffee Joint in west Denver will be the first in the city to allow vaping and the consumption of edibles...
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California: A Testing Ground for E-commerce Weed Delivery

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 28, 2017
California doesn't require dispensaries to have a storefront, and in a state that's an economic powerhouse with a population of nearly 40 million people, it's uniquely placed to become the testing ground for e-commerce weed delivery. And when recreational marijuana sales begin in 2018 the potential for growth is huge...
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Coloradoans Increasingly Turn to Marijuana for Relief

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2017
Consumer Research compiled data from Denver and Colorado Springs, the state's two largest cannabis markets. More than 40% of respondents said that they used marijuana to help them sleep, followed closely by those who use it to treat chronic and recurring pain...
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Hawaii the First State to Require Debit-Only Cannabis Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 14, 2017
Beginning Oct. 1, Hawaii will be the first state in the U.S. to require cashless-only cannabis sales. A Colorado-based credit union will permit dispensaries in Hawaii to open bank accounts, and a debit app called CanPay will enable patients to purchase cannabis with their smartphones...
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Alaska’s Expanding Cannabis Market Sets New Sales Record

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 7, 2017
The Alaska Department of Revenue reported that they collected nearly $600,000 in marijuana tax revenue during July--which equals about a third of the total marijuana tax revenue brought in last fiscal year. The figures are the highest to date in Alaska since recreational sales began last October...
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Denver Ready to Issue Cannabis Social Use Licenses

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 31, 2017
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...
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Justice Department Blocks DEA Cannabis Research

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 17, 2017
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...
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Hawaii Opens First Medical Marijuana Dispensary After 17-Year Wait

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 10, 2017
After a 17-year wait, Hawaii's 18,000 medical marijuana patients will finally have a place to shop. Maui Grown Therapies is set to open next week, having been the first dispensary to receive approval from the Department of Health to begin selling medical cannabis...
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Colorado’s $100 Million/Month of Cannabis Sales the “New Norm”

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 26, 2017
Another month, another record-breaking amount of cannabis sales in Colorado. The cannabis industry achieved a milestone in May, with $100 million in pot sales for the 12th consecutive month. "I think that $100 million a month (in sales) are the new norm," said Bethany Gomez, director of research for Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm...
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