He doesn’t like legal weed. But who really is AG pick Jeff Sessions?

“One of my friends was a football manager and they were picking on him. Jeff stood up and said, ‘Leave him alone,’” recalled fellow student George Alford Continue reading “He doesn’t like legal weed. But who really is AG pick Jeff Sessions?”

A plea to Trump administration to let marijuana legalization proceed

Last week came the news that Colorado’s legal cannabis industry topped $1 billion in sales in the first 10 months of the year. While anyone familiar with the trends expected a breakthrough this year, the industry’s early surpassing of that lofty mile-marker presents plenty of cause for reflection. Continue reading “A plea to Trump administration to let marijuana legalization proceed”

Sad trombone: This newly legalized state won’t reap pot taxes next year

Massachusetts officials aren’t expecting any quick financial windfall from the state’s new recreational marijuana law.

State Treasurer Deb Goldberg and Revenue Commissioner Michael Heffernan told lawmakers at a budget hearing on Monday not to anticipate any revenues from recreational marijuana sales or licensing in the fiscal year that starts July 1, 2017. Continue reading “Sad trombone: This newly legalized state won’t reap pot taxes next year”

Medical marijuana looks like cash crop to Miami’s entrepreneurs

Real estate speculators stake out territories for what’s to come, infrastructure builders and lawyers queue up for business, investors jostle to get in on the ground floor, and tech startups seek ways to make a new industry run more efficiently. Continue reading “Medical marijuana looks like cash crop to Miami’s entrepreneurs”

Marijuana legalization steams ahead in America

Montana medical marijuana: Voters pass measure to expand MMJ access

Montana voters approved an expansion of medical marijuana, one of four citizen initiatives on the ballot, which is the most in any state election since 2010. Continue reading “Montana medical marijuana: Voters pass measure to expand MMJ access”

Obama: Prohibition ‘Not Tenable’ If States Legalize Cannabis on Tuesday

In case you missed it: During Bill Maher’s 37-minute interview with President Obama on Friday night’s Real Time, Obama all but conceded that federal prohibition could begin to crumble if all five states voting on adult-use Continue reading “Obama: Prohibition ‘Not Tenable’ If States Legalize Cannabis on Tuesday”