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Colorado Cannabis Sales Hit $1 Billion in First Eight Months of 2017

Colorado Cannabis Sales Hit $1 Billion in First Eight Months of 2017

Colorado Cannabis Sales Hit $1 Billion in First Eight Months of 2017

Colorado cannabis sales are on track to reach an all-time high at record speed, with cannabis having already banked $1 billion in sales within the first eight months of 2017.

US Senators Urge Jeff Sessions to Reassure Industrial Hemp Industry

US Senators Pen Open Letter to Urge Jeff Sessions to Reassure Industrial Hemp Industry

With members of the industrial hemp industry facing unnecessary banking hurdles, several United States Senators have joined forces to urge the Department of Justice not to use funds to punish banks that do business with them.

Federal Marijuana Does Not Test Well

Federal Marijuana Does Not Test Well

Marijuana grown by the federal government for research purposes does not have the same quality as the pot from other sources. Until recently, the U.S. federal government had to grow all the marijuana that would be used in scientific research, but researchers have found the government’s pot to be, essentially, irrelevant.

In 2016, Colorado Marijuana Sales Hit $1.3 Billion

In 2016, Colorado Marijuana Sales Hit $1.3 Billion

In 2016, Colorado sales of recreational and medical marijuana sales combined hit $1.3 billion, according to a Feb. 9, 2017, article by the Associated Press. The figure, drawn from a Colorado Department of Revenue report, shows a steady climb from $699 million in 2014 and $996 million in 2015.

Law Firm Challenges New DEA Rule on Cannabidiol

Law Firm Challenges New DEA Rule on Cannabidiol

On Jan. 16, 2017, the Denver-based law firm Hoban Law Group, which represents several clients in the hemp industry, announced that it had filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to challenge a new DEA rule that would make cannabidiol illegal.

Retail Marijuana Sales in Colorado Exceed $1 Billion

Retail Marijuana Sales in Colorado Exceed $1 Billion

Colorado’s retail sales of marijuana have so far exceeded $1 billion this year. According to a new report from The Cannabist, the state sold approximately $1.1 billion worth of marijuana within the first 10 months of 2016, surpassing the yearly total of $996,184,788 in 2015.

marijuana shops

Colorado’s Marijuana Shops Had a Record-Breaking September

New data from the Colorado Department of Revenue reveals a record-breaking September 2016 for sales at marijuana shops, according to The Cannabist. With $127.8 million in combined sales of recreational and medical marijuana, September sales were up $33.1 million, from $94.7 million, during the same month in 2015.

How one of America’s most visible Fortune 1000 giants quietly snuck into the cannabis industry

How One of America’s Most Visible Fortune 1000 Giants Quietly Snuck Into the Cannabis Industry

Scotts Miracle-Gro built a multi-billion dollar business by being a market leader across several categories of the lawn-and-garden industry. The problem? Those categories weren’t growing all that fast.

Consumption Ban

Poll Finds Most Coloradans Upbeat About Legal Marijuana, Few Would Support Repeal

DENVER, Sept. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A new poll finds Colorado voters are still upbeat about their decision to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use, and few would support repealing Amendment 64, the legalization initiative approved in November 2012.

Eugene Monroe

Former NFL Player Begins Column For The Cannabist

Medical marijuana advocate and former Baltimore Ravens player Eugene Monroe published his first column for The Cannabist on Aug. 1, 2016. “On a mission to get the NFL to accept cannabinoids as a viable option for pain,” says part of Monroe’s biographical information at the end of the column. The Baltimore Ravens released Monroe in June 2016.


Coalition in Colorado Forms to Oppose THC Potency Cap

On June 30, 2016, the Colorado Health Research Council announced its formation to oppose Amendment 139, a constitutional amendment in Colorado that would limit the potency of THC in marijuana flower and infused products to 16 percent.


Colorado Closing Caregiver Loophole?

On September 16, 2014, the Colorado Board of Health will convene a public hearing on a proposed change to Colorado’s medical marijuana caregiver laws. Under current laws, caregivers are allowed up to five patients; however, if caregivers can get a special waiver, they can serve more.

Following the rules.

New Cannabis Production Rules Rile Rookies

One of the leading arguments for the legalization of cannabis is the tax revenue a state can generate. Unfortunately for Colorado, instead of generating the predicted $33.5 million tax revenue, they only generated $12 million, a shortfall of $21.5 million.


Pizza, Pot and the Power of the Investor

If there is one thing that most cannabis enthusiasts love, it’s pizza; and what’s not to love? Pizza is one of the most versatile dishes on the planet and there are too many variations of it to count. Now, Unique Pizza and Subs, a pizza company in Pittsburgh, is bringing together America’s two favorite things: Pizza and Cannabis.

Mental Maze

Leafly’s Strain Reviews for Mental Illnesses

As a marijuana resource site, Leafly allows users to review strains of marijuana; part of the review process allows users to select medical conditions and symptoms they believe a strain can treat, as well as allowing them to add their own medical conditions and symptoms they believe are treatable with specific strains.


Colorado’s Cannabis Attracts Homeless

There have been a lot of projections about the effects of legalizing cannabis. Proponents predicted that it would boost the economy, create jobs and lower crime. Opponents predicted rampant crime, drug addiction and the utter ruin of the American family (or something to that effect). Yet with all of those predictions and accusations, there was one impact few experts saw coming: an increase in the homeless population.

Black Tag

Washington’s Pricey Pot Spurs Black Market

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Washington officially became the second state in the union to legalize recreational marijuana. Only six licensed shops were open, but that didn’t stop thousands of cannabis enthusiasts from lining up around the block to be among the first to buy legal cannabis in their state.


Marijuana & Athletes: Does Weed Help?

Marijuana goes by many names besides those used on the street. It is called medicine by those who swear by its therapeutic effects. It is called safer than alcohol by advocates for recreational use. Now, marijuana is being called a performance-enhancing drug for athletes.


Colorado Grows as Washington Bets Lottery

On July 1, 2014, whether you knew it or not, the cannabis market in Colorado changed overnight. Expect to see a new wave of Colorado cannabis shops opening up, more jobs being created, and the market becoming even more competitive.

Goldberg Sings Marijuana

Goldberg Sings Whoopee for Weed

What can you say about a great American personality, comedian, singer-songwriter, actress and political activist that has not been said a hundred times before? This time, Whoopi Goldberg beat the media to the post by outing herself, and this is good news for the movement.


Media Mix: Curiosity Charms Cannabis Cat

Barring a few spats to come in the heartland of conservatism, medical marijuana has become a feature in American media. Sure, we bicker endlessly over it, but that’s our culture. For today’s post I grabbed three media reports almost at random. Taken together, they make for a curious story.