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Fired bus driver blames delayed effect of cannabis cookie for DUI arrest

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 17:59
The lawyer of a former transit driver said his client had eaten a marijuana cookie the night before he was taken off his bus for suspected drunk driving.

After weeks of debate, San Francisco approves rules for recreational pot shops

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:38
Following weeks of emotional and detailed debate over where to allow new stores, San Francisco supervisors approved regulations for the sale of recreational marijuana.

How low-tech marijuana cookies led to a high-tech invention

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 16:27
The handheld tCheck uses UV light to measure cannabinoids in substances like oil or butter, allowing consumers to test potency of their homemade edibles.

Colorado politician takes on Gov. Hickenlooper over marijuana risks

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:46
An El Paso County commissioner publicly accused Gov. John Hickenlooper of turning a blind eye to potential negative effects of legal recreational marijuana to protect an industry that has generated millions in tax revenue.

Travel host Rick Steves testifies in favor of Illinois marijuana legalization effort

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:53
Rick Steves testified Tuesday in front of Illinois lawmakers that his "hunches" about the long-term effects of legalization in early-adopter states like Colorado and Washington have proven true.

Cannabis tech firms MassRoots, New Frontier team up on consumer data

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:31
MassRoots, the marijuana social media and tech company recently in tumult, entered into a technology-sharing arrangement with New Frontier Data, a cannabis market research and analytics firm, the companies announced early Wednesday.

Medical marijuana will soon be for sale in Texas. But who can buy it?

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 00:57
The first Texas CBD products are expected to be available in December; one company seeking to be first to market will be delivering direct to patients

MJ Freeway discloses another cyberattack on the firm, affecting cannabis businesses

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:15
MJ Freeway, a Colorado firm that provides business software for the legal cannabis industry, has disclosed it was the target of a cyberattack in November 2016.

Cannabist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for gamers

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 20:01
Give high scores this holiday season with these weed gifts for gamers.

High fashion gets higher with designs celebrating cannabis

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 19:54
As cannabis consumption becomes fashionable, the world of high fashion is also embracing the plant in subtle and bold ways.

Indiana governor gives stores 60 days to pull CBD oil

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:15
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is directing state excise police to resume checking stores for CBD oils after the state’s attorney general declared them illegal with one limited exception.

Incoming NJ Gov. Murphy names head of cannabis trade group as chief of staff

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:31
Phil Murphy has named Pete Cammarano, the head of New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, as his chief of staff, another sign of support for legalization.

How opioids started killing Americans at the corner pharmacy

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:57
It's been conventional wisdom for some time now that America's opioid epidemic began at the pharmacy. Now there are numbers to put any doubt to rest.

Lawyer banned from NY jails after trying to smuggle weed to client

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 15:11
Authorities say a Rochester lawyer has been banned from local jails after he was caught trying to smuggle drugs to an inmate.

The Cannabist's ultimate 2017 gift guide compendium

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 00:36
Getting the perfect gift for somebody is a bit of an art, and weed gifts are trickier than most. Here's a handy collection of gift guides for cannabis consumers.

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.