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Los Angeles Is Set To Become The Largest U.S. City With Legal Marijuana
The Los Angeles City Council approved regulations for the recreational marijuana industry on Wednesday, setting the stage for LA to become the largest city in the U.S. with legal cannabis when California’s adult-use marijuana laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
Dec 7, 2017 1:20 PM
HuffPost
How tax reform could push more states to legalize marijuana
Over the past few decades, the two statements most associated with the Republican Party are probably "No new taxes" and "Just say no." Most Republican lawmakers believe that more money should remain in people's pockets and less in government coffers (lower taxes).
Dec 1, 2017 2:46 PM
CNBC
The Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe
With its low-THC and high-CBD products already on sale in Switzerland and France – and soon the UK – Swiss business CBD420 are keen to see clearer regulation around the supply of cannabis
Nov 25, 2017 6:23 AM
The Guardian
‘A great stocking-stuffer’: Deals on recreational marijuana enter Black Friday frenzy
American shoppers will take to malls, warehouses and brick-and-mortar outlets Friday for what has long been one of the most lucrative days for retail companies across the country.
Nov 22, 2017 3:16 PM
Las Vegas Sun
Pot initiatives: Predicting the next 15 states to legalize marijuana
​In the states where it has been legalized, the new industry is contributing to the various states' economies. Marijuana Business Daily puts the number of jobs created by cannabis-related companies at between 100,000 and 150,000. New Frontier Data estimated employment within the industry may reach 300,000 by 2020.
Nov 15, 2017 1:46 PM
USA Today
70 percent of CBD products sold online are improperly labeled
Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that can treat pain and anxiety. But CBD supplements you find online may be unsafe and ineffective.
Nov 10, 2017 2:22 PM
Metro
No one is going to put marijuana edibles in your kid’s halloween bag
Every year since 1966, families have been tuning into Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang celebrate Halloween on “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” TV special. Spoiler Alert: Linus waits for The Great Pumpkin to materialize in the pumpkin patch but he nearly freezes to death. Drats.
Oct 31, 2017 9:56 AM
New York Daily News
Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana
Peru’s conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized.​
Oct 20, 2017 1:48 PM
Reuters
Legalise Cannabis Campaigners Spark Up Outside Britain Parliament
​Cannabis was smoked just yards from MPs today as campaigners called for the drug to be legalised for medicinal use. Activists from the United Patients Alliance held a ‘cannabis tea party’ outside Parliament to highlight how the drug acts as pain relief for those with chronic and fatal illnesses.
Oct 10, 2017 12:48 PM
Huffington Post
Discretion Is Key When Traveling with Weed
​When traveling with weed, discretion is key. States have different levels of tolerance for flying with cannabis, so consider your options heavily.
Oct 5, 2017 2:05 PM
Non-Weed Smoking Canadians Are Ready To Try Edibles When It Becomes Legal
It is estimated that about 10 milligrams is a "dose," but the Cannabist also recommends starting slow by eating half if you've never tried an edible before, making sure not to have an empty stomach, and waiting 45 minutes before determining if the weed has affected you.
Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM
Huffpost
California Officially Calls On Feds To Reclassify Marijuana
Last November, California voters approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Now, the state's lawmakers are formally calling on the federal government to reclassify cannabis.
Sep 18, 2017 3:24 PM
Will Prohibition Return to Legalized States?
​In addition to the barrage of questions that customers ask regarding the effects of indicas, sativas and hybrids that I get as a budtender, there is another question that comes up a great deal when people come visit me at the bud bar. Yes, we have the damn gummies alright. I kid, but not really.
Sep 14, 2017 2:36 PM
The Weedblog
Landmark Study: Legal Weed Reduces Crime Rates
Cannabis legalization has numerous opponents who believe that it triggers crime growth and many other issues in the society. However, new research shows that legal pot may actually have the opposite effect. Both medicinal and recreational dispensaries have the power to provide plenty of benefits, including the increase of awareness and the attraction of foot traffic, which may significantly lower the crime rates.
Jul 26, 2017 12:35 PM
7 Most Unfriendly States for Marijuana Consumers
The U.S. has now become more marijuana-friendly than several years ago, but there are still some states where people can be severely punished for cannabis use. Keep in mind that you should be very cautious if you are planning to visit one of the following states and want to avoid prosecution.
Jul 19, 2017 12:25 PM
New Cannabis Education Program CARE to Be Launched in Los Angeles
Cannabis, Accreditation, Regulation, and Education (CARE) is a new program created to properly educate all specialists that work with weed. It includes three-day workshops and online courses designed specifically for people working in dispensaries, medical marijuana doctors, and other industry professionals.
Jun 21, 2017 12:25 PM
Colorado Has Lowest Unemployment Rate in U.S. Due to Legalized Cannabis
The legalization of cannabis has helped the states where it has been allowed in many ways. From the revitalization of the economy and creating new jobs to fighting the opiate crisis, the weed industry has made the lives of thousands of people much better. Now, a new report shows that Colorado, where both medical and recreational cannabis are absolutely legal, has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.
Jun 19, 2017 12:45 PM
Will France Abolish Prison Sentences for Marijuana Use?
The French government has recently announced its plan to introduce a new measure ending prison sentences for using weed. Although cannabis consumption remains a criminal offense, the new law falls in line with the campaign promise made by the newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron.
Jun 12, 2017 12:40 PM
Why Do Most Europeans Choose Dangerous Smoking?
The majority of marijuana smokers in Europe still add tobacco to their joints, according to the latest global survey. In contrast, only eight percent of American respondents choose this dangerous way of smoking.
Jun 8, 2017 12:40 PM
Disputed Cannabis Tax Revenue Used to Fund Scholarships
The cannabis industry is one of the most promising spheres nationwide. Since it attracts millions of dollars and provides significant profits, the industry is becoming an important source of taxes. However, current marijuana-related laws still contain plenty of disputable issues concerning the collection and use of pot taxes.
Jun 6, 2017 12:30 PM