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Former Seattle cop pleads guilty to cross-country weed smuggling operation

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 21:43
A former Seattle police officer has pleaded guilty for his role in smuggling hundreds of pounds of marijuana to Baltimore.

New Mexico study finds legalizing MMJ reduces opioid use

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 18:38
University of New Mexico researchers say the legal availability of medical marijuana has the potential to reduce opioid use among chronic pain patients.

Kidnapped man about to be traded for 30 lbs of marijuana escapes car trunk at Mexican border

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:46
Handcuffed and duct-taped, a man bolted from the trunk of a car, the driver of which was planning to turn him over for 30 pounds of marijuana.

Michigan police face questions about using experimental saliva drug test at DUI stops

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:14
Michigan State Police officers are conducting saliva tests on suspected drug-impaired motorists, spurring questions about the tests' accuracy.

Colorado grows twice as much hemp as any other state

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 15:44
Hemp cultivation nationwide went from 9,770 acres in in 2016, to 23,346 acres this year. Colorado's hemp acreage is at 9,000 this year, up from 5,921 in 2016.

Outgoing NJ Gov. Christie calls marijuana taxes "blood money"

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 15:32
Christie, who adamantly opposes marijuana legalization, said "It's blood money. It's disgraceful and it's disgusting," on his regular radio call-in show last week.

Marijuana odor from cultivation center continues to seep into north Boulder

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 20:19
A cultivation facility that, according to state records, is licensed to local pot shop Boulder Botanics was fined $2,000 for a "failure to remedy odor violations."

Hawaii medical school cannabis seminar includes doctor's advice about who shouldn't use MMJ

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 01:24
The medical school at the University of Hawaii held its first seminar on medical marijuana with a panel of doctors and lawyers discussing the drug and the regulations governing its use.

Trend-setting hotelier The Standard will soon have marijuana shop in lobby

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 00:30
Hotel group Standard International is partnering with weed edibles maker Lord Jones to open a shop within its boutique hotel in Hollywood, with plans to expand.

A grow of your very own: Nation's capital a hotbed for DIY cannabis

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 22:12
From young tokers to elderly first-timers to avid gardeners, the grow-your-own scene has bloomed in Washington, D.C. For the customers crowding a grow store, home growing is on par with home brewing. The regulars swap tips, buy supplies, brag about their results.

"Show some compassion for people that are suffering": Cannabiz CEO Mason Walker asks Jeff Sessions

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:20
Mason Walker, CEO of East Fork Cultivars, an Oregon craft cannabis farm, talks about his work, the future of the cannabis industry, and the federal government.

Maryland medical marijuana bill could boost African American businesses

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:24
Some Maryland lawmakers said they are planning to introduce a bill early next session to grant cannabis licenses to African-American business owners.

Massachusetts moratoriums may mean long drives for legal marijuana

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:05
Although retail sales of recreational marijuana can begin in July, many customers across northern Massachusetts may have to travel significant distances or wait several months to acquire the substance.

Now available in Vegas: drive-thru weed

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:17
The Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace offers fast food-style drive-thru on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas , including 15 popular flower, edible and concentrate products.

NY governor signs bill on Veterans Day to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:52
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

Budweiser's ex-marketing chief sees cannabis as the new craft beer

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:15
The former chief marketing officer for Anheuser-Busch is moving from barley and hops to cannabis as the alcohol industry casts its sights on the burgeoning market for state-sanctioned marijuana.

$10 million in Colorado cannabis taxes targeted to address teacher shortage

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:45
Gov. John Hickenlooper earmarked $10 million in marijuana sales tax money in his proposed 2018-19 budget to address problems of hiring and retaining teachers in Colorado, where as many as 3,000 teaching jobs are unfilled.

Op-ed: Curbing Colorado's opioid epidemic with cannabis

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:24
The Colorado opioid committee is reviewing legislative initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, which fail to mention the use of cannabis as a potential treatment for addiction, and at minimum a solution for pain management that is proven to be less deadly.

Op-ed: Colorado legalization anniversary nothing to celebrate

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:48
Colorado Springs Gazette editorial: It's the fifth anniversary of marijuana legalization, and the state remains an embarrassing cautionary tale.

Marijuana tax revenues start in 2018, but the real work starts now, proponents say

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:28
The Eagle County tax on recreational marijuana could generate an estimated $2 million annually, with the first $1.2 million earmarked for mental health and substance abuse programs in the Eagle River and Roaring Fork valleys.