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Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say

Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say Dec 11, 2018 | Kieran Nicholson Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday said cash seized from the alleged illegal businesses came out to about $1.375 million, with the cash value eclipsing $2 million when seized property is considered. Six alleged illegal retailRead More


After OLCC Inspections, 41 Oregon Cannabis Growers Face Losing Their License

After OLCC Inspections, 41 Oregon Cannabis Growers Face Losing Their License Josh Jardine | Dec 5, 2018 Operation Good Harvest—AKA “I Like To Watch”—has concluded, a first-time undertaking which sent OLCC inspectors onto the outdoor farms of recreational cannabis producers across the state to inspect, verify, and validate that growers were in full compliance. How did it go? Mmm… not so great. Marijuana Business daily summed it all up nicely, reporting that the OLCC sent out their bevy of stem-troopers between September and November to investigate 354 growers, or 56Read More


Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana

Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana Paula Span | Dec. 7, 2018 Shari Horne broke her toes a decade ago, and after surgery, “I have plates and pins and screws in my feet, and they get achy at times,” she said. So Ms. Horne, 66, applies a salve containing cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis, or marijuana, plant. It eases the pain. The salve didn’t help when she developed bursitis in her shoulder, but a tincture of cannabidiol mixed with T.H.C., the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, provided relief. Older AmericansRead More


Marijuana on your criminal record? Denver will help clear it, mayor says.

Marijuana on your criminal record? Denver will help clear it, mayor says. Dec 4, 2018 | Andrew Kenney Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state’s old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of low-level cannabis crimes between 2001 and 2013. Marijuana on your criminal record? Denver will help clear it, mayor says.


The Best Cannabis Strains for Pain Relief

The Best Cannabis Strains for Pain Relief Various cannabis strains have a number of medical applications for a wide variety of human disorders and maladies. As the science of cannabinoid research continues, the untapped potential for cannabis as medicine continues to become increasingly apparent. Among the hundreds of compounds found in marijuana, the relationship between cannabinoids and terpenes may hold the answer to therapeutic relief relating to a number of common physical and mental conditions, providing options to conventional pharmaceutical medications. One of the most common uses of cannabis isRead More


There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies That Prove Cannabis Cures Cancer

There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies That Prove Cannabis Cures Cancer July 12, 2018 | admin Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana activist, and he has been on a crusade of healing. He considers Cannabis to be the most medicinally active plant that humans can use on this planet. Marijuana has been shown in some cases to effectively treat numerous types of cancer, improve immunity, and fight anxiety and pain. There Are Now 100 Scientific Studies That Prove Cannabis Cures Cancer


Marlboro Maker Buys 45% Stake in Cannabis Company for $1.8 Billion

Marlboro Maker Buys 45% Stake in Cannabis Company for $1.8 Billion Associated Press  | December 7th, 2018 One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies is diving into the cannabis market with a $1.8 billion (approx. CAD $2.4 billion) buy-in. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc. is taking a 45% stake in Cronos Group, the Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider said Friday. Altria will pay another CAD $1.4 billion for warrants that, if exercised, would give Altria a 55% ownership stake in the Toronto company. That would mean Altria’s investment wouldRead More


No Bright Colors, but Pot Candy Still Legal in Washington State

No Bright Colors, but Pot Candy Still Legal in Washington State Lester Black | Dec 6, 2018 The state of Washington will not ban pot-infused candies, instead requiring pot companies to dull any bright colors on cannabis confections, as well as instituting other regulations, according to the director of one of the state’s largest trade groups. “There will be more clarity on what is allowed in terms of shapes and colors, but no particular product or type of product will be banned, as it was previously stated,” said Vicki Christophersen,Read More


Following Seattle: Denver officials want to erase low-level marijuana offenses

Following Seattle: Denver officials want to erase low-level marijuana offenses KATHLEEN FOODY | December 5th 2018 Denver officials are planning to clear thousands of marijuana convictions prosecuted before its use became legal in the state. Colorado was among the first states to broadly allow the use and sale of marijuana by adults, but cities elsewhere have led the way on automatic expungement of past misdemeanor marijuana convictions. A spokeswoman for Mayor Michael Hancock said Tuesday that city officials are still working on a plan to review the low-level convictions deemedRead More


Thurston County task force seizes plants, 300 pounds of processed pot

Thurston County task force seizes plants, 300 pounds of processed pot KIRO 7 News Staff | Dec 4, 2018 Authorities seized hundreds of marijuana plants as well as hundreds of pounds of processed marijuana at two homes on an Olympia property. After getting information about a large-scale grow operation, the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force investigated and on Monday at 4 p.m., served a search warrant at Summit Lake Shore Road. Thurston County task force seizes plants, 300 pounds of processed pot