Recreational and Medical Marijuana

Coming soon: A marijuana career fair. Valuable tips and advice on what not to do
Jul25

Coming soon: A marijuana career fair. Valuable tips and advice on what not to do

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff – Originally posted on thecannabist.co So you’ve spiffied up your resume. Now what? The Cannabist gets all the details on the upcoming cannabis job fair – and what attendees can expect from the event The concept of a cannabis-centric career fair is still novel enough to inspire a few chuckles. But the truth is this: Marijuana is a billion dollar-per-year industry in Colorado alone...

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New Study: The Effects of Medical Marijuana on Alzheimer’s
Jul25

New Study: The Effects of Medical Marijuana on Alzheimer’s

Marijuana is a controversial topic in the medical community, with some well-respected doctors advocating for its use and others concerned about its addictive properties and long term effects. As researchers continue to explore the drug as a potential treatment to chronic and terminal illnesses, some studies are focusing their efforts on the effects of medical marijuana on Alzheimer’s treatment and symptoms. Learn more about what these...

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Democratic Party Officially Includes Marijuana Reform in Its 2016 Platform
Jul15

Democratic Party Officially Includes Marijuana Reform in Its 2016 Platform

This article was originally posted on High Times The Democratic National Committee, which is led by embattled anti-pot proponent Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has officially made the decision to include marijuana reform in the party’s 2016 platform.Over the weekend, the DNC announced the party was taking sides with the issue of taming the pot laws in the United States, a position that is said to include the elimination of the criminal...

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Can cannabis plants be moved outdoors part-time? Tips for a sunny transition
Jul15

Can cannabis plants be moved outdoors part-time? Tips for a sunny transition

By Jorge Cervantes, The Cannabist staff Introducing our new column about cannabis cultivation: Renowned grower Jorge Cervantes will answer readers’ questions and give advice on all things related to the cannabis plant. Got a question for Jorge? Email him at [email protected]. ***** Dear Jorge, In Colorado, we can grow cannabis at home legally. But we have to do so indoors. But I’ve started to take my plant (packed into a...

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Get your vote on, Montana: Medical marijuana measure officially on ballot
Jul15

Get your vote on, Montana: Medical marijuana measure officially on ballot

By The Associated Press HELENA, Mont. — A measure that seeks to expand the availability of Montana medical marijuana has qualified for the November ballot. The Secretary of State’s Office certified Wednesday that supporters of Initiative 182 had gathered 26,668 verified signatures. I-182 seeks to reverse legislative and legal action that gutted a 2004 voter-approved law that legalized the substance. If approved, the measure would lift...

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How the marijuana industry is boosting the Colorado economy
Jul15

How the marijuana industry is boosting the Colorado economy

Originally posted by the Denver Post – By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Employment is growing faster in Colorado, housing is hotter and incomes are higher, according to a report by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Halfway through 2016, Colorado’s employment growth is meeting expectations and the economy continues to outperform the nation: Employment is growing faster here, housing is hotter and incomes...

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The Strange Connection Between Smoking Weed and Alzheimer’s
Jul12

The Strange Connection Between Smoking Weed and Alzheimer’s

On Friday, Snoop Dogg lost a round of Family Feud on a marijuana-related question. The Internet was shocked. The question was: “Name something Grandma might do if she caught Grandpa smoking marijuana.” The answers were all awful. But with the new research flowing in about marijuana—most of it favoring weed—those answers could be very positive. (See that transition?) The newest research comes from a team studying marijuana...

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The Prohibition Empire Strikes Back: Amendment 139 Designed to Roll Back Amendment 64
Jul11

The Prohibition Empire Strikes Back: Amendment 139 Designed to Roll Back Amendment 64

This article was originally posted on the Washington Post. By: Robert J. Corry, Jr. Attorney at Law In the election of 2012, Colorado voters and experts from around the world had a thorough conversation about marijuana. Amendment 64 took a major step towards ending one of the least effective governmental policies in history: Marijuana Prohibition. In overwhelmingly approving Amendment 64, Colorado voters decided to chart a course...

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Colorado sets record with $117M in weed sales for April
Jun15

Colorado sets record with $117M in weed sales for April

Colorado marijuana shops sold almost $76.6 million in recreational cannabis for April 2016 Origonally posted on TheCannabist.co By Aleta Labak Colorado’s monthly cannabis sales have reached a new apex in the legal era with a record-setting $117.4 million worth of flower, edibles and concentrates sold in April 2016. According to data reported by the state Department of Revenue, marijuana shops sold almost $76.6 million in recreational...

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Long-Term Pot Smoking Doesn’t Seem to Harm Health: Study
Jun13

Long-Term Pot Smoking Doesn’t Seem to Harm Health: Study

Even after years of heavy use, marijuana doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on the physical health of the body. So finds a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, which analyzed data from a group of 1,037 New Zealanders followed from their birth until age 38. The researchers, led by Madeline Meier of Arizona State University, looked at whether cannabis use from age 18 to 38 was linked to several aspects of physical health,...

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Beyond basil: Pesto made with arugula and walnuts (infused recipe)
Jun03

Beyond basil: Pesto made with arugula and walnuts (infused recipe)

By Laurie Wolf, The Cannabist Staff When pesto arrived on the food scene, it suddenly was on everything. Not being a basil fan, the initial food movement left me cold. However, the pesto world has expanded greatly, and now pesto is part of my culinary repertoire. The best-loved version in my house is made with arugula and walnuts. It’s often made with olive oil that has been infused with cannabis. Last week I found myself with a ton...

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This woman throws the swankiest, most luxe cannabis parties in America
Jun03

This woman throws the swankiest, most luxe cannabis parties in America

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff In the last two years of legal marijuana sales in Colorado, there has been a cornucopia of 420-friendly events — arty dinners, joint- and sushi-rolling classes, speed dating happy hours and even bus tours of residential Christmas light displays. But no entrepreneur has yet figured out the tricky cannabis event space as well as Kendal Norris, whose Mason Jar Event Group will throw another luxe bash...

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He’s ready to put everything on the table for Utah’s medical marijuana bill
Jun03

He’s ready to put everything on the table for Utah’s medical marijuana bill

Rep. Gage Froerer said he plans to sponsor a medical marijuana bill that combines the best parts of the two competing cannabis proposals that died during the 2016 session. By Hallie Golden, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah medical marijuana proponents have found a new legislative sponsor as they gear up to take another run next year at pushing through a measure to make pot legal for people with certain medical conditions....

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Fourth Corner intensifies its fight to be first marijuana credit union
May05

Fourth Corner intensifies its fight to be first marijuana credit union

‘We have created a system that allows billions of dollars to flow unsecured in the industry because our government bureaucracy moves slowly. And that scares me,’ says Fourth Corner’s Mark Goldfogel By Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post The Fourth Corner Credit Union on Friday appealed a lower court’s ruling that denied its bid to become the first Colorado credit union for the marijuana industry. U.S. District Judge R....

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Marijuana laws by state in the U.S. and around the world
May05

Marijuana laws by state in the U.S. and around the world

By The Associated Press Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago. How well do you know the marijuana laws of the land? Some states have made the drug legal for medical purposes; others have removed jail sentences for carrying small amounts; and some let adults 21 and older use it for any reason. Here’s a look at where...

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Colorado lawmakers reject organic labeling for marijuana
May05

Colorado lawmakers reject organic labeling for marijuana

By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press A Colorado proposal to certify organic marijuana has been rejected amid concerns the labels would imply pot is healthy. The bill rejected in a legislative committee Tuesday would have created a first-of-its-kind label for marijuana that had been produced without pesticides. The proposal failed 4-3 in a Senate committee. Some lawmakers said the labels could wrongly imply that marijuana is...

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Global drug policy can’t evolve unless U.N. changes mind-set, group warns
Apr27

Global drug policy can’t evolve unless U.N. changes mind-set, group warns

The Global Commission on Drug Policy says the United Nations needs to scrap its outdated philosophy of prohibition and incarceration; focus needs to be on decriminalization on treatment By Dave Bryan, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations has a golden opportunity to promote alternate approaches to global drug policy next month when it meets in New York for a special session, but a high-profile commission said Friday...

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Property managers link landlords with tenants who want to grow pot
Apr27

Property managers link landlords with tenants who want to grow pot

Landlords can earn above-market rents by being 420-friendly By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post Dave Brown had no idea that the tenant who rented his renovated farmhouse would sublet it to someone who turned it into a marijuana grow house, causing thousands of dollars in damage. There were chunks of plaster missing from the ceiling where lights had been hung, soil clogging drains beneath the house and duct work that needed repair, Brown...

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How Potent Is That Pot Brownie? Dry Ice And A Blender Might Crack The Case
Apr27

How Potent Is That Pot Brownie? Dry Ice And A Blender Might Crack The Case

Pot-infused edibles are big sellers in states that have legalized marijuana. The problem is, it’s been tough to measure and regulate the potency of these ganja-laced gummy bears, lollies and brownies. Studies have found that many edible marijuana products in the market contain lower or higher concentrations of psychoactive THC and other cannabinoids than advertised. And that’s bad news for consumers. Treats with too-little...

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The Mysterious History Of ‘Marijuana’
Apr19

The Mysterious History Of ‘Marijuana’

Originally written by: Matt Thompson, NPR We’ve decided to take a weekly look at a word or phrase that’s caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology, or just because it has an interesting story. This week, we look into how we came to call cannabis “marijuana,” and the role Mexico played in that shift. Marijuana has been intertwined with race and ethnicity in America since well before the...

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