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Denver Will Vote On Allowing Cannabis Consumption In Bars And Restaurants

Denver Will Vote On Allowing Cannabis Consumption In Bars And Restaurants Associated Press  |  Sep 2, 2016 Denver is going to vote on marijuana in bars this fall. The city announced Thursday that a petition to allow some marijuana use in bars and restaurants has cleared the threshold for inclusion on ballots. The announcement comes a few days after a second pot-club petition failed to make ballots. Denver elections officials said Monday that a social-use ordinance failed to get the 4,726 valid signatures required to make ballots. The question would have askedRead More


Hostile Takeover of a Longtime Cannabis Icon

Hostile Takeover of a Longtime Cannabis Icon 08/31/2016 | Bonnie King There have been news stories lately about investors getting taken to the cleaners. Cannabis dreamers that get an influx of cash for their venture, then whether maliciously or just bad luck, do not follow through, no one makes the promised profit and the debt does not get paid. Taking a chance on a new venture is a risk, and some people have found that out the hard way. On the other hand, there are some very established cannabis companies that areRead More


Study: Smoking pot makes you less motivated to work

Study: Smoking pot makes you less motivated to work Jeff Pohjola | September 1st 2016 Researchers have now determined that smoking pot makes you less motivated to go to work. This study comes from University College London where they set out to see if the stereotype of potheads was real. And as it turns out, at least part of that stereotype is true. After the researchers got their some of their subjects high, they asked them to perform one of two two tasks to earn money. One required more effort than theRead More


The price of pot is tumbling in Colorado

The price of pot is tumbling in Colorado Jeremy Berke | Sep. 1, 2016 Colorado’s weed is getting much cheaper. In October, the cost of a wholesale pound of cannabis was around $2,400 to $2,600. That price has almost been cut in half to between $1,400 and $1,600 last month, according to data fromTradiv, an online marijuana-distribution platform. “In less than a year, we’ve seen wholesale prices drop to nearly half of their previous totals,” John Manlove, director of sales at Tradiv, told Business Insider in an email. “We’ve never seen prices likeRead More


Alaska attorney general: Marijuana social clubs are illegal

Alaska attorney general: Marijuana social clubs are illegal Laurel Andrews Alaska’s attorney general has weighed in on whether or not marijuana social clubs – unlicensed venues where people consume cannabis, which sprang up in the aftermath of Alaska’s vote to legalize marijuana  – are legal. “The answer is no,” Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth wrote in a Wednesday opinion. The 14-page document is addressed to Chris Hladick, commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, who requested the legal opinion. Alaska attorney general: Marijuana social clubs are illegal


Appeals court: Feds can ban gun sales over medical pot

Appeals court: Feds can ban gun sales over medical pot The Associated Press | August 31st 2016 A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall under the court’s jurisdiction, including California, Washington and Oregon. It came in a lawsuit filed by S. Rowan Wilson, a Nevada woman who tried to buy a firearm in 2011 afterRead More


King County Council Member Wants a Testing Program for Banned Pesticides in Recreational Weed

King County Council Member Wants a Testing Program for Banned Pesticides in Recreational Weed Ana Sofia Knauf | Aug 30, 2016 The King County Council will meet tomorrow afternoon to discuss an ordinance for a county-wide program to test recreational marijuana for banned pesticides. Pesticides have become a headache for cannabis growers and conscious consumers over the last year. Although the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board allows growers to use 271 approved pesticides, many of which are naturally-derived products such as neem and thyme oils, some products sold in recreationalRead More


Marijuana continues to grow a year after legalization

Marijuana continues to grow a year after legalization Tran Nguyen | August 29, 2016 The recreational marijuana industry is “doing phenomenal” in Eugene, Oregon. That’s what Courtney Delaplain, the manager of a local dispensary named Casper’s, said of Eugene’s newest industry. A recent report published by the Department of Revenue shows that Oregon state-licensed dispensaries sold $42.2 million worth of recreational marijuana in June and July combined. This comes after selling $59.6 million worth from January to May. Recreational marijuana has generated $25.5 million in state, tax revenue so far in 2016,Read More


Judge: Sticky’s Pot Shop must stop selling marijuana

Judge: Sticky’s Pot Shop must stop selling marijuana Katie Gillespie | August 25, 2016 Sticky’s Pot Shop in Hazel Dell must stop selling marijuana. Superior Court Judge Daniel Stahnke ruled Tuesday that John Larson, owner of a recreational marijuana store at 9411 N.E. Highway 99, must immediately stop selling recreational marijuana. Larson opened the shop in unincorporated Clark County in violation of the county’s ban on recreational pot sales late last year. However, the store remained open for business as of Thursday afternoon. Larson said he intends to appeal the caseRead More


Oregon State Fair generates buzz with first legal pot display in U.S.

Oregon State Fair generates buzz with first legal pot display in U.S. Tribune news services | August 26, 2016 Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair, with organizers saying it’s the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing.The state voted to legalize recreational marijuana in late 2014. Here are a few things to know about legal pot in Oregon and the display at the fair: Oregon State Fair generates buzz with first legal pot display in U.S.