First Recreational Cannabis Shops Open in Anchorage This Month

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 8, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska's most populous city, will finally see its first retail marijuana shops open for business on December 17. Dispensaries have been popping up around Alaska, but unlike other cities, Anchorage requires marijuana business applications to be certified by the state...
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Denver First U.S. City to Allow Social Pot Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 17, 2016
During last week's election, Denver voters approved an initiative that will allow private businesses to permit social cannabis use by adults. The initiative passed with the support of 53.4% of the city's voters. A wide range of businesses are set to profit from the measure--like yoga studios, art galleries, coffee shops, or concert venues--and could change the social cannabis landscape in Denver...
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The State of Marijuana: 2016

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 10, 2016
We made it! The election is finally over--and the big winner is definitely cannabis. Recreational marijuana initiatives were on the ballot in five states, with Arizona as the only holdout. As of Tuesday's election, medical cannabis is legal in more than half of U.S. states (28 states and Washington D.C.)...
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Medical Marijuana Debate Heats up in Florida

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 20, 2016
A proposed amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida has become a central issue in the state this election. With voting only nineteen days away, voters have little time left to consider the issue...
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Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws Under Question

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 8, 2016
In Colorado, the number of people arrested for driving under the influence of cannabis is up by 25% so far this year. However, growing evidence shows that many of these arrests are based on sobriety benchmarks that just aren't valid when it comes to cannabis...
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Americans are Smoking More Weed Than Ever

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 10, 2016
Americans are Smoking More Weed Than Ever: A new Gallup poll shows that one in eight Americans smoke marijuana--a number that's doubled in the last three years equating to more than 33 million cannabis users in the U.S...
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Oregon City Councilor Opens Cannabis Shop

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 18, 2016
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...
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National “420” Cannabis Week Events

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 18, 2016
Welcome to 420 week! Nationwide, cannabis connoisseurs celebrate April 20th in what's become the quintessential stoner holiday. Here's a roundup of 420 events happening around the country this week...
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Presidential Candidates Weigh in on Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 7, 2016
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...
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Insurance Policy Refuses to Pay Damages to Marijuana Dispensary

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 29, 2016
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...
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Canadian Parliament Pushes Legal Cannabis Agenda

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 8, 2015
This week, Canada's new liberal government made promises to push forward a new pro-cannabis agenda. Gov. Gen. David Johnston repeated plans made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s to legalize and regulate the use of cannabis nationwide...
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Colorado Rejects PTSD as Medical Marijuana Condition

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 21, 2015
This week, in a disappointing result to many, the Colorado Board of Health voted 6-2 to reject PTSD as a recognized condition for medical marijuana. Despite a long list of testimonials, board members cited not enough scientific evidence to add PTSD to legal weed...
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