Where Is Pot Legal? A Look at Shifting U.S. Marijuana Policy

Whether it was fear, racism or economic concerns that led the U.S. in the 1930s to ban growing or even possessing marijuana, the nation’s wall against pot lasted a generation. Now, it’s showing signs of wear.

Twenty-nine U.S. states consider pot legal for people with certain medical conditions. Eight of those states, plus the District of Columbia have legalized pot for all adults over 21. Continue reading “Where Is Pot Legal? A Look at Shifting U.S. Marijuana Policy”

California Studies How Marijuana Farming Effects State’s Energy

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As California gears up for the implementation of Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana use, state regulators are trying to figure out how the new industry will impact the energy supply.

In February, the California Public Utilities Commission held a workshop to assess the potential energy impacts of widespread legal pot growth. Continue reading “California Studies How Marijuana Farming Effects State’s Energy”

Instagram Hackers Target Weed Business Accounts

Instagram hacking has more than doubled since last year with large accounts falling victim to intruders, especially accounts connected to the weed industry.

Why? Because weed-related accounts tend to have a lot of followers and happen to be connected to legit companies that are still forced to deal only in cash. Continue reading “Instagram Hackers Target Weed Business Accounts”

The faces of marijuana legalization in Delaware

If you think supporters of legalizing marijuana are all pot-smokers and hippies, think again.

After winning several legislative victories over the past few years, a close-knit corps of advocates is putting its full weight behind the Holy Grail of marijuana reform: Legislation that would make Delaware the ninth state to fully legalize, regulate and tax cannabis. Continue reading “The faces of marijuana legalization in Delaware”

Featured: This Little-Known Israeli Biotech is up 468% in 2017

Israel has long been a powerhouse in medical innovation.

The tiny country of 8.5 million has made some of the most important contributions to the global medical field in the last 50 years.

Today, Israel is unleashing its innovative medical industry on the cannabis industry.

According to a report from Reuters, there are more than 120 clinical cannabis trials in Israel at the beginning of 2017, more than any other country. Continue reading “Featured: This Little-Known Israeli Biotech is up 468% in 2017”

Two arrested after gunfire near Denver’s 4/20 celebration; no one hurt

A brief gunfire incident occurred early Thursday evening near the annual 4/20 cannabis celebration in downtown Denver.

Police said nobody was hurt, and officers arrested two people soon after at least one shot rang out near 15th Street and Cleveland Place. It was unclear whether the incident was related to the 4/20 festival. Continue reading “Two arrested after gunfire near Denver’s 4/20 celebration; no one hurt”

Here’s how Jeff Sessions has disrupted marijuana industry with words alone

As cannabis enthusiasts celebrate 4/20 across the country, the long shadow of the Trump Administration isn’t just a major buzz kill — it has also has sent chills across a blossoming cannabis industry and the wider decriminalization and legalization movement. Continue reading “Here’s how Jeff Sessions has disrupted marijuana industry with words alone”

South Dakota Could See Cannabis Legalization on 2018 Ballot

Supporters of a pair of ballot measures that would legalize medical and recreational cannabis in South Dakota plan to launch their push Saturday to get on the ballot in 2018.

Backers of the South Dakota effort would have to submit nearly 14,000 valid signatures for each initiative to the secretary of state by November 2017 to put them before voters in 2018. Continue reading “South Dakota Could See Cannabis Legalization on 2018 Ballot”

Profit from South America’s First Cannabis Stock

Cannabis legalization is happening all across the globe.

This week, that global footprint is taking us to a country located at the far reaches of the Amazon Rain Forest, tucked into the southeastern coast of South America.

More than 2,000 miles south of the equator, a tiny country of 3.4 million citizens is about to become the first in South America to sell recreational cannabis.

And an up and coming company with one of the few permits to sell cannabis is in position to cash in. Continue reading “Profit from South America’s First Cannabis Stock”

High hopes for sunglasses made from cannabis plants

Fields of cannabis could soon be carpeting the Borders countryside if ambitious new plans get off the ground. But not because an international drugs cartel is expanding into Scotland – it’s down to a young entrepreneur and his green design and manufacturing business.

Sam Whitten grew up in the village of Broughton in Peeblesshire and studied product design at Glasgow Caledonian University. Continue reading “High hopes for sunglasses made from cannabis plants”