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Alaska Marijuana Board Approves On-Site Consumption

Alaska Marijuana Board Approves On-Site Consumption 12/21/2018 |  Graham Abbott Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board voted 3-2 in favor of allowing on-site cannabis consumption at licensed dispensaries on Thursday, according to an Associated Press report. The approval marks a significant milestone for Alaska’s adult-use cannabis industry, where officials have been considering social use regulations since 2015. The proposed rules will now be investigated by the state’s Department of Law, after which they can be signed into effect by the lieutenant Governor. Alaska Marijuana Board Approves On-Site Consumption


Washington state teens are toking less since cannabis was legalized, new study says

Washington state teens are toking less since cannabis was legalized, new study says Ryan Blethen | December 19, 2018 Cannabis use by teenagers in Washington has dropped since the drug was legalized in 2012, according to a study published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study comprised two years of data, from 2014-2016, and showed decreases in marijuana usage by teens in middle- and high school. Use among 8th graders dropped from 9.8 to 7.3 percent over that period and among 10th graders, use fell fromRead More


Oregon lawmakers consider worker protections for off duty pot use

Oregon lawmakers consider worker protections for off duty pot use December 17, 2018 | Associated Press Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers’ rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year. The Statesman Journal reports that a proposed bill would also change state law to protect job seekers who use substances like pot that are legal here. The proposal reflects a debate over whether Oregon workers should be forced to abstain from marijuanaRead More


Washington cannabis regulator says candy can stay, but tone down the colors

Washington cannabis regulator says candy can stay, but tone down the colors December 16, 2018 | Heidi Groover State regulators have walked back a plan to crack down on certain cannabis-infused candies, instead issuing specific color and shape guidelines they say will prevent candies from being overly enticing to children. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) sent the legal-pot industry into a panic in early October, when the board announced it would review all edibles. Although the state has long barred products that are too appealing to kids,Read More


LeafLink Says Alaska, Maryland Most Expensive Place To Buy Cannabis

LeafLink Says Alaska, Maryland Most Expensive Place To Buy Cannabis William Sumner | Dec 13, 2018 Earlier this week, the cannabis technology platform LeafLink released its 2018 Wholesale Cannabis Pricing Guide and the company learned that Alaska and Maryland are the two most expensive states to buy legal cannabis, followed by Nevada and California. Examining the wholesale landscape of some of the most mature cannabis markets in the United States, the guide looks at the average wholesale price of cannabis in eight states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The product typesRead 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


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.