2018: The Year in Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 30, 2018
Another year, more legal cannabis! 2018 saw a ton of changes in the cannabis industry and support for legalization is at an all-time high. Check out our 2018 Year End Recap for this year's highlights.
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Massachusetts Rolls Out Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 22, 2018
Voters in Massachusetts legalized adult-use marijuana back in 2016, and two long years later adult-use pot shops opened in Leicester and Northampton, making them the first retail stores on the East Coast to have legalized recreational sales..
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Marijuana Wins Big in Midterm Elections

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 16, 2018
Election Day is finally behind us, and there were big wins for marijuana legalization. Here's how the votes played out in Michigan, North Dakota, Missouri, and Utah...
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Cannabis at the Ballot Box: Which States Will Legalize?

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 2, 2018
Four states have marijuana initiatives on the ballot this November, two to legalize recreational marijuana and two to legalize medical marijuana. With voting less than a week away, here's everything you need to know about which states could legalize cannabis...
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Demand for CBD Fuels Support for New Research

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 24, 2018
There's been a lot of buzz around CBD these days, even before rumors that Coca-Cola is considering a CBD-infused beverage. The CBD industry has doubled in size in the last two years, and one cannabis research firm estimates that the cannabis market will reach $20 billion by 2020...
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FDA says CBD Should be Descheduled, but There’s a Catch

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 3, 2018
In a newly released memo, the U.S. FDA suggested cannabidiol (CBD) should be removed from the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule 5. Drugs in this category are considered to have a low potential for abuse and include over-the-counter medications...
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South Africa Legalizes Recreational Cannabis Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2018
This week, South Africa became the first African country to legalize cannabis use. In a unanimous ruling, South Africa's highest court ruled that it was "unconstitutional and therefore invalid" to criminalize marijuana...
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New Bill Would Allow VA Doctors to Legally Recommend Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 14, 2018
This week, the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act would give VA physicians the ability to legally recommend medical cannabis, plus it requires the VA to conduct additional studies and help veterans' access to cannabis across states with the aim at reducing opioid abuse.
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California Marijuana Industry Faces Regulation Woes

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 8, 2018
The roll-out of adult-use sales in the world's largest cannabis market has been a bit of a mess - Rec marijuana sales became legal in California as of Jan. 1st, but, a whole slew of issues including steep taxes, licensing delays, regulations, and testing backlogs have contributed to plenty of frustration...
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California Bans CBD Extracted from Hemp in Edibles

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 27, 2018
California health regulators announced that hemp-derived CBD cannot be used in edibles (both food and drink) for either humans or pets. The rule change is a huge blow to the state's industrial hemp industry and has left much confusion in its wake...
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Health Dept: Coloradoans Know Their Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 26, 2018
With more dispensaries than Starbucks (in Denver, at least), Colorado's passion for weed probably comes as no surprise. But far from the stoner stereotype, Coloradoans are knowledgeable about marijuana laws, health effects, and risks...
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More States Legalizing Marijuana in 2018

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 10, 2018
2018 could be one of the most active years for marijuana legalization, with 12 states are slated to vote on recreational or medical marijuana proposals...
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California Opens for Recreational Marijuana Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 4, 2018
Recreational marijuana sales in California officially began January 1. The most populous state in the nation, California is home to nearly 40 million people--and expectations are high that the state's marijuana market will earn billions of dollars...
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2017: The Year in Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 27, 2017
2017 began with Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to end legalized marijuana, but just days away from the start of a new year, the weed industry is growing faster than ever...
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Gorilla Glue Settles in Trademark Suit vs. Cannabis Strain

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 6, 2017
In what may be a sign of things to come, the adhesive brand Gorilla Glue Co. has reached a settlement with the Las Vegas-based cannabis company behind Gorilla Glue #4 (as well as #1 and #5). The Gorilla Glue Co. filed a trademark infringement suit against GG Strains back in March of this year...
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Coloradoans Increasingly Turn to Marijuana for Relief

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2017
Consumer Research compiled data from Denver and Colorado Springs, the state's two largest cannabis markets. More than 40% of respondents said that they used marijuana to help them sleep, followed closely by those who use it to treat chronic and recurring pain...
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Justice Department Blocks DEA Cannabis Research

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 17, 2017
A year after the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began accepting applications to grow cannabis for research, it appears that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are blocking researchers from moving ahead with their proposals...
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Hawaii Opens First Medical Marijuana Dispensary After 17-Year Wait

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 10, 2017
After a 17-year wait, Hawaii's 18,000 medical marijuana patients will finally have a place to shop. Maui Grown Therapies is set to open next week, having been the first dispensary to receive approval from the Department of Health to begin selling medical cannabis...
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Colorado’s $100 Million/Month of Cannabis Sales the “New Norm”

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 26, 2017
Another month, another record-breaking amount of cannabis sales in Colorado. The cannabis industry achieved a milestone in May, with $100 million in pot sales for the 12th consecutive month. "I think that $100 million a month (in sales) are the new norm," said Bethany Gomez, director of research for Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm...
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A Win for Cannabis Industry Banking (Sort of)

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 5, 2017
Denver-based credit union, Fourth Corner, has another shot at bringing banking to the cannabis industry. Since the beginning, banking has always been an issue for cannabis businesses since cannabis is still federally illegal, but this marks a small step forward in progress...
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UN Report: Cannabis Still Hasn’t Caused One Overdose Death

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 29, 2017
Cannabis is the most widely used, cultivated, and confiscated drug on the planet, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). But despite its prevalence, there hasn't been a single report of fatal cannabis overdose...
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Colorado Approves Medical Cannabis for PTSD

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 8, 2017
On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17, enabling physicians to prescribe cannabis to patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans and patient advocates in Colorado have been working for years to get PTSD included on the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis...
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