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Bartell’s starts selling cannabis products at select locations

Bartell’s starts selling cannabis products at select locations MyNorthwest Staff | October 22, 2018 After marijuana was legalized in the state of Washington, it took a few years for stores to spring up. Once they did, the market for cannabis products exploded, producing upwards of $300 million a year in tax revenue yearly. Now, Bartell’s is getting in on the action, as they begin to sell 100 percent CBD only hemp-based products. The local drug store chain is starting by selling these products in 41 separate locations, with hopes toRead More


Boulder nonprofit working on marijuana sign language

Boulder nonprofit working on marijuana sign language Jaclyn Allen | Oct 19, 2018 The deaf community in Colorado has an unusual problem with marijuana. How do you sign “endocannabinoid?” In Dank’s Denver dispensary, budtenders are ready to help, but for some placing an order is more complicated. Larry Littleton is deaf and a certified interpreter demonstrating the difficulties, as he wrote out an order for the person behind the counter. Boulder nonprofit working on marijuana sign language


MedPharm Awarded Colorado’s First Cannabis Research License

MedPharm Awarded Colorado’s First Cannabis Research License October 17, 2018 MedPharm, a medical cannabis grow, R&D laboratory and compounding facility, has announced that it has been awarded the first cannabis research license by the state of Colorado. To get the license, the state looked at the applicant’s capabilities to successfully develop and conduct research. The cannabis research license was created by the state to allow cannabis-related operators and researchers to study the plant and better understand what it offers. The application for the license included outlining research objectives and creatingRead More


Congressman Issues ‘Blueprint To Legalize Marijuana’ For Democratic House In 2019

Congressman Issues ‘Blueprint To Legalize Marijuana’ For Democratic House In 2019 Tom Angell | Oct 17, 2018 “Congress is out of step with the American people and the states on cannabis,” Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) writes in the eight-page document addressed to House Democratic Leadership. “We have an opportunity to correct course if Democrats win big in November. There’s no question: cannabis prohibition will end. Democrats should lead the way.” House Republican leaders have blocked floor votes on dozens of cannabis-related amendments during the current 115th Congress. Not a singleRead More


Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis

Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis 17 October 2018 Canada has become the second country after Uruguay to legalise possession and use of recreational cannabis. Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001. But concerns remain, including about the readiness for police forces to tackle drug impaired driving. Information has been sent to 15m households about the new laws and there are public awareness campaigns. Canada becomes second country to legalise recreational cannabis


Still More Evidence That All Weed Is the Same

Still More Evidence That All Weed Is the Sa Daniel Oberhaus | Oct 12 2018 Walk into any cannabis dispensary in the US and you’ll be presented with dizzying options for getting stoned. When it comes to bud, you can select from strains like “Green Crack,” “Alaskan Thunderfuck,” or “Granddaddy Purp.” Next to these names on the menu will likely be some stats about the concentration of THC and CBD, the two main psychoactive chemicals in cannabis. These numbers offer a sense of standardization and confidence in how that productRead More


Canopy Growth CEO Predicts Cannabis Industry Can Bank Legally By Christmas

Canopy Growth CEO Predicts Cannabis Industry Can Bank Legally By Christmas Sara Brittany Somerset | Oct 14, 2018 One of the biggest issues currently facing the cannabis industry is the lack of legal access to banking. Cannabis companies such as dispensaries are currently being creative with cash-only businesses or using cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, to skirt around current federal regulations which bar them from banking. However, if Canopy Growth’s CEO Bruce Linton is to be believed, that issue may be rectified as early as January of 2019, when according to him,Read More


White House to unveil federal cannabis reform ‘very soon,’ says GOP lawmaker

White House to unveil federal cannabis reform ‘very soon,’ says GOP lawmaker Hillary Vaughn | October 11, 2018 The White House is planning on tackling cannabis reform after the midterm elections, according to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif. Rohrabacher tells FOX Business that the Trump administration has made a “solid commitment” to fix marijuana regulation. “I have been talking to people inside the White House who know and inside the president’s entourage… I have talked to them at length. I have been reassured that the president intends on keeping his campaignRead More


Washington Pot Businesses Unite to Oppose Candy Ban

Washington Pot Businesses Unite to Oppose Candy Ban Lester Black • Oct 10, 2018 Washington’s pot businesses are digging in for a fight against the state’s decision to ban infused candies. A coalition of trade groups announced their opposition yesterday, calling on the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) to “immediately rescind” the ban. “Given our history of cooperation and collaboration with the LCB, we were surprised and disappointed by the LCB’s abrupt, unilateral decision to ban previously LCB-approved cannabis-infused sweetened products,” the public statement said. https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/10/10/33622593/washington-pot-businesses-unite-to-oppose-candy-ban