Despite Popularity, Scientists Are Still Looking for Reliable Marijuana DUI Test

This spring, 16 state patrol officers from Colorado and Wyoming took a couple days off their usual work schedule to do something special. They assembled in a hotel conference room in Denver. As instructed, they wore street clothes for their first assignment: going shopping at nearby marijuana dispensaries. Continue reading “Despite Popularity, Scientists Are Still Looking for Reliable Marijuana DUI Test”

New Poll Shows over 75 Percent of Utahns Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Amanda Ellis-Graham’s multiple sclerosis was once so bad she could barely hold a pencil.

She suffered from vision and hearing problems. Walking was nearly impossible because of terrible vertigo. Numbness and a sensation of pins and needles slowly spread through her body.

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Legal cannabis sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law

Marijuana aficionados lined up at pharmacies across Uruguay on Wednesday to be among the first in the South American nation to legally buy pot as a law regulating its sale took full effect. Continue reading “Legal cannabis sales begin in Uruguay under landmark 2013 law”

Warren Buffet Would Love This Cannabis Stock

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In early 2017, Forbes ranked Warren Buffett as the world’s second richest man with a net worth of $72 billion.

Unlike most other billionaires on the list, Buffett didn’t get rich from owning just one company. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK) functioned like a giant mutual fund, investing in many companies from different industries all across the economy. That way, if one industry or company struggled, it wouldn’t crush Berkshire’s performance. Continue reading “Warren Buffet Would Love This Cannabis Stock”

Medical marijuana is really taking off in Europe

There’s a groundswell of support for cannabis legalisation in the United States, with 29 states, as well as Washington D.C. approved for medicinal cannabis, and eight for lifestyle use.

Things are farther ahead in Canada. Regulations for production and sales have been in place for over three years, and the federal government has introduced a timeline to full federal legalisation for lifestyle use in July 2018. Continue reading “Medical marijuana is really taking off in Europe”

More marijuana growers than Starbucks stores? That could be Sacramento’s future

Someday soon, more businesses could grow marijuana in the city of Sacramento than there are Starbucks and McDonald’s restaurants combined.

More than 100 businesses are seeking special permits from the city to run indoor marijuana growing operations. From North Sacramento to South Land Park, and from downtown to the warehouse district near Power Inn Road, the flood of applications touches many corners of the city. Continue reading “More marijuana growers than Starbucks stores? That could be Sacramento’s future”

Fears of Pot Crackdown Stoked After Feds Hold ‘Secret Meeting’ in Colorado

Fears of a federal Justice Department-led crackdown on America’s burgeoning legal marijuana industry—based entirely on anti-cannabis statements, recent and age-old, made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other Trump administration figures—have so far been unfounded.

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Ad makeover for Washington’s marijuana industry

SoDo pot shops have already begun changing out signs and billboards – bracing for the impacts of a new law that goes in effect on Sunday.

“No sandwich boards, no flags, no sign spinners – the things people are putting value judgments on that they find unappealing or gross,” said Oscar Velasco-Schmitz, co-owner of Dockside Cannabis. Continue reading “Ad makeover for Washington’s marijuana industry”

Massachusetts Cannabis Overhaul Could Prompt Legal Challenge

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to sign a cannabis overhaul bill that the state Legislature sent to his desk on Thursday, but one Republican lawmaker is already warning that one of the bill’s provisions could invite a lawsuit. Continue reading “Massachusetts Cannabis Overhaul Could Prompt Legal Challenge”

Nevada adopts emergency rules to meet huge demand for weed

Nevada moved Thursday to reduce supply problems at recreational marijuana stores that have faced overwhelming demand for newly legal pot and the possibility of their shelves going empty.

Regulators approved emergency rules that would speed up licensing for pot distributors, a sticking point that launched a legal battle and threatened the flow of supplies after dozens of retailers started selling recreational marijuana on July 1. Continue reading “Nevada adopts emergency rules to meet huge demand for weed”