Recreational and Medical Marijuana

OG Kush (marijuana review)
Jan17

OG Kush (marijuana review)

Doubts arise that this strain is actually OG Kush, but our weed critic soldiers on anyway and has a “surprisingly enjoyable” experience — at a bargain price. Originally published on thecannabist.co By Jake Browne, The Cannabist Staff Is there truth in advertising in legal marijuana? Not always, though we’d like to think there is. I’ve covered this in-depth in another article, but sometimes an issue is so prevalent that I...

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Blue Dream (marijuana review)
Jan17

Blue Dream (marijuana review)

Strain Theory: The sativa-dominant Blue Dream sparks energy and wild ideas — like baking a pie from scratch, for the first time Originally published on thecannabist.co By Jake Browne, The Cannabist Staff Strain Theory: Blue Dream By the numbers: $8/gram, $150/ounce (medical patients) at Good Chemistry, 330 E. Colfax in Denver. I’m not sure which I’ve recommended more over the past five years: Blue Dream or “Breaking Bad.” The former...

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Gorilla Glue #4 (marijuana review)
Jan17

Gorilla Glue #4 (marijuana review)

When you’re sampling so many strains, it takes something jarring, something so singular in effect to rise to the top. This undoubtedly qualifies. Originally published on thecannabist.co By Jake Browne, The Cannabist Staff When I talk about self-medicating with cannabis it’s with trepidation, as if I’m an illicit drug user and not one of the millions of Americans who choose something like coffee or seconds at dinner instead. It’s that...

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Are you a sophisticated stoner hoping to find love? Well, there’s a marijuana matchmaker to help
Jan17

Are you a sophisticated stoner hoping to find love? Well, there’s a marijuana matchmaker to help

Love is in the air: Dating expert Molly Peckler helps marijuana users bond in a warm, friendly environment By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Orange County Register Reality dating shows like “The Bachelor” and “The Millionaire Matchmaker” have made it a familiar scene: Attractive singles gather in a chic location to toast cocktails, exchange banter and – so the story goes – find true love. Marijuana matchmaker and dating expert Molly...

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Business is booming: North American marijuana sales up 30 percent in 2016
Jan10

Business is booming: North American marijuana sales up 30 percent in 2016

Experts calling $6.7 billion in sales bigger than dot-com era growth By Gene Marks, The Washington Post While some activists are planning to give away marijuana on Inauguration Day, other entrepreneurs are taking a different approach: making a ton of money from it. According to Governing.com, 29 states and the District of Columbia have or will soon have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Use of recreational marijuana is legal in...

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Weed vacation mistakes: 5 ways you’re doing it wrong
Jan10

Weed vacation mistakes: 5 ways you’re doing it wrong

Origonally posted on thecannabist.co By Jake Browne, The Cannabist Staff Have you given my mom weed? As an intrepid Uber driver, Deb Browne has been gifted her fair share of cannabis that tourists couldn’t finish during their stays in Colorado. Usually, the stray pre-roll or abandoned bag she brings me comes attached with a story. Like the one about the two Midwestern dudes who slept through the Snoop Dogg show at Fiddler’s Green and...

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What are safe levels for cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Jan10

What are safe levels for cannabis use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Originally posted on thecannabist.co – By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Updated Dec. 3, 2015 at 3:59 p.m. Welcome to our Ask The Cannabist column. Clearly you have questions about marijuana, be it a legal concern, a health curiosity, a Colorado-centric inquiry or something more far-reaching. Check out our expansive, 100-question Colorado marijuana FAQ first, and if you’re still curious, email your question to Ask The...

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Where is weed legal? Map of U.S. marijuana laws by state
Nov16

Where is weed legal? Map of U.S. marijuana laws by state

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff – Originally Posted on the thecannabist.co The legalization of marijuana in America has been moving at a breakneck speed in recent years as states and territories across the nation have adopted regulations to allow for the medical or recreational use of cannabis. Earlier in 2016, marijuana legalization in America reached a tipping point: Medical marijuana became legal in half of the 50...

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Colorado gov calls marijuana gray market ‘a clear and present danger’
Nov16

Colorado gov calls marijuana gray market ‘a clear and present danger’

‘I take this very seriously’: Gov. John Hickenlooper’s remarks came after he asked state lawmakers to set aside $16M in marijuana tax revenues for new initiatives related to controlling the market By John Frank, The Denver Post Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday called the marijuana gray market in Colorado a “clear and present danger” that demands tougher regulations and enforcement. Reacting to recent busts,...

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Colorado grow house plans to appeal $14,000 fine for marijuana smell
Nov16

Colorado grow house plans to appeal $14,000 fine for marijuana smell

The owner of Dandelion Grow says his warehouse is in a row of grow operations and it’s not fair to single it out for odor complaints By Boulder Daily Camera Dandelion Grow, the north Boulder cannabis garden blamed for releasing a marijuana smell into the air, disputes accusations made by the city and plans to appeal a $10,000 odor fine. That penalty represented the grow’s second violation in the last month; the first cost it $4,000. A...

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Denver’s social marijuana use ballot measure passes
Nov16

Denver’s social marijuana use ballot measure passes

Initiative 300 will allow businesses to seek pot-use permits if a neighborhood or business group signs off By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Denver’s ballot measure allowing social marijuana use at some businesses has passed, with updated results Tuesday morning leaving too few uncounted ballots to flip the result. Supporters immediately pivoted to discussing how implementation of Initiative 300 might look — a question that city...

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High-CBD products are gaining traction in pot shops and reaching beyond typical consumers, new report shows
Nov16

High-CBD products are gaining traction in pot shops and reaching beyond typical consumers, new report shows

A look at who is driving high-CBD product sales in Washington state, according to market research firm Headset By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff – Originally posted on thecannabist.co High-CBD products are a small segment of Washington’s marijuana market, but sales of the typically medicinal-focused products are growing — especially among non-traditional customers, according to new data from cannabis intelligence firm...

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A record September for Colorado’s marijuana shops
Nov16

A record September for Colorado’s marijuana shops

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff – Originally posted on thecannabist.co The streak continues for the Colorado cannabis industry. Colorado marijuana shops in September reeled in $127.8 million in sales of medical and recreational cannabis, notching a new revenue record for the third consecutive month, according to newly released data from the Colorado Department of Revenue. So far this year, sales have topped $974.3 million...

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How one of America’s most visible Fortune 1000 giants quietly snuck into the cannabis industry
Sep27

How one of America’s most visible Fortune 1000 giants quietly snuck into the cannabis industry

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What new federal data shows about teen pot use
Sep27

What new federal data shows about teen pot use

‘What about the children?’: The new federal survey is the latest data showing that so far, an increase in teen marijuana use isn’t happening at the national level Article originally by Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Underage drug and alcohol use continues to fall across the board, according to the latest federal data released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Teen...

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Can Your Landlord Stop You From Smoking Marijuana?
Sep27

Can Your Landlord Stop You From Smoking Marijuana?

In four states and Washington, D.C., it’s legal for Americans to possess small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. Twenty-four states and Washington, D.C. allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. More states are expected to follow in both categories during the 2016 election. In many cases, this means that residents are free in those states to smoke cannabis in the privacy of their own homes. But what happens when those...

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Report: If these states vote in legal pot, they are good for $7.8 billion of revenue by 2020
Sep23

Report: If these states vote in legal pot, they are good for $7.8 billion of revenue by 2020

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‘I was going to fire them. They chose to resign’: 3 Phoenix police officers resign after man forced to eat pot
Sep23

‘I was going to fire them. They chose to resign’: 3 Phoenix police officers resign after man forced to eat pot

By Walter Berry, The Associated Press PHOENIX — Three Phoenix police officers have resigned after a man alleged they forced him to eat marijuana found in his vehicle to avoid going to jail, Chief Joseph Yahner said Thursday. A fourth officer, Jeff Farrior, was demoted from lieutenant to sergeant for being aware of last week’s incident and not taking appropriate action, Yahner told reporters. “Their actions are appalling and...

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DEA Approves First Ever Marijuana Study for Veterans with PTSD
Sep23

DEA Approves First Ever Marijuana Study for Veterans with PTSD

by Scott Gacek – Originally posted on MedicalJane.com The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has given formal approval to a controlled clinical trial to study the effectiveness of whole-plant cannabis as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans, the California-based non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced last week. Post-traumatic stress...

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Medical Marijuana Seems To Reduce Deaths From Pharmaceuticals
Sep23

Medical Marijuana Seems To Reduce Deaths From Pharmaceuticals

Article Origonally posted by  Jacob Sullum, CONTRIBUTOR to Forbes “I cover the war on drugs from a conscientious objector’s perspective. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.” Insys Therapeutics, the Arizona-based pharmaceutical company that recently became the biggest financial supporter of the campaign against marijuana legalization in that state, makes an oral spray that delivers the opioid...

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