Even though the federal government banned cannabis later, individual states began restricting the sale, consumption, and cultivation of cannabis as early as 1911 by introducing some of the first marijuana laws on the books.
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On Oct. 6, 2017, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed three pieces of legislation related to regulating the state’s legal recreational cannabis market.
While it has been established that Washington cannabis consumers still love flower the most, who’s buying all of this flower, how much are they spending and what brands do they prefer?
Canadian teens curious about cannabis will be the target of a new awareness campaign being launched by Health Canada.
The road to regulate Denver cannabis clubs has been a long one and while doors aren’t open quite yet, the city of Denver started accepting applications for cannabis consumption establishment licenses on Aug. 24, 2017.
SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Mountjoy Sparkling, Northern California’s leading producer of cannabis-infused sparkling water is now available in dispensaries throughout California and online.
From July 12-14, 2017, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board met to address several agenda items, including onsite marijuana consumption. While the MCB previously tabled the issue this past February, the board voted 3-2 last week to approve the creation of regulations for onsite marijuana consumption at recreational marijuana stores.
On July 11, 2017, members of the Anchorage Assembly voted and approved a resolution to ask the Alaska Marijuana Control Board to support onsite consumption for locals and visiting tourists.
Arrests for the public use of marijuana in the District nearly tripled in 2016 and are on track to remain high in 2017, public records show.
ATLANTA, GA, July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CannaConsumer Magazine announced today that it has published its June / July 2017 issue of the CannaConsumer Magazine. In this issue, learn about Paul Himmelstein and his passion for providing many types of insurance for cannabis consumers.
Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Florida over the state’s ban on medical cannabis smoking. As the chief financier of the push to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Morgan has long threatened to sue the state if the legislature banned medical cannabis smoking.
On June 30, 2017, Denver’s licensing officials released final rules regulating the city’s pilot program to allow social marijuana use within city limits.
With the Florida Legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana bill, Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has announced plans to sue the state over its medical marijuana smoking ban.
On March 28, 2017, the Florida House Health Quality Subcommittee voted to approve a bill that would regulate the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana market.
On March 17, 2017, event organizers behind the Denver 420 Fest, a two-day cannabis festival, announced that the event has been canceled.
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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA, Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This release is a clarification of onsite consumption of marijuana products per the Marijuana Control Board’s meeting February 2.
On Jan. 26, 2017, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced that he would support the decriminalization of marijuana in Israel and adopt recommendations made by a panel commissioned to study the issue.
On Nov. 18, 2016, the Colorado Department of Revenue announced a new rule that would prevent holders of liquor licenses from allowing on-site use of marijuana, striking a blow to supporters Initiative 300, a ballot measure allowing the social use of marijuana in Denver.
Initiative 300, a ballot initiative legalizing the social use of marijuana at certain businesses in Denver, Colorado, has been passed.
While it’s still illegal to consume marijuana on streets and in parks, enjoying cannabis in a private establishment is now an option.
On Sept. 16, 2016, the Speakeasy Club became the first officially licensed cannabis club in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
City voters will decide whether to allow permits for bars, other businesses that obtain neighborhood group OK.
On Aug. 8, 2016, Gallup released the results for its latest poll on marijuana use in America, finding that one in eight American adults currently smoke marijuana, which is almost double the percentage calculated in 2013.
A common argument against the legalization of marijuana is that it will decrease the substance’s perceived harm and lead to an increase of use among teenagers.
According to the Yahoo Finance, Sun Life and BMO Insurance, two of Canada’s largest life insurers, announced that they would no longer count marijuana users as “smokers.”
Voters will be asked in November whether Californians of legal drinking age should be allowed to smoke marijuana, whether or not it’s for medicinal purposes.
On April 27, 2016, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board held a meeting to discuss draft regulations for onsite consumption in cannabis retail stores.
On April 19, 2016, the Council of the District of Columbia passed Bill 21-0107, permanently banning private marijuana clubs and public marijuana consumption.
Yesterday, on April 5, 2016, the Council of the District of Columbia voted in favor of permanently banning public marijuana consumption, which means marijuana consumption anywhere outside of a private residence is illegal.
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The D.C. Council today again reversed its position on a law banning the consumption of marijuana anywhere outside a private home, even though it is legal for adults to use and possess up to two ounces of marijuana in the District.
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Council of the District of Columbia has scheduled a vote today on legislation that restricts adult marijuana use in the District, prohibiting marijuana consumption everywhere but the home.
On Feb. 9, 2016, the Anchorage Assembly met to discuss municipal regulations for legalized recreational cannabis businesses.
California was the first state to allow medical marijuana. Now, two decades later, voters are expected to be asked whether to legalize recreational use of the drug.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary voted to dilute the will of District voters who approved Ballot Initiative 71 by passing unnecessary legislation largely outlawing adult marijuana use in the District.
The Oregon Health Authority recently released its January 2016 review of marijuana consumption in the state.
Cannabis tourism without cannabis clubs might strike some as the quintessential definition of a lost business opportunity.
On Jan. 5, 2016, the Council of the District of Columbia voted 7-6 to keep the ban on private marijuana clubs; however, it went to a second vote.
On Dec. 10, 2015, the Council of the District of Columbia Committee on the Judiciary held a public hearing to discuss the Marijuana Decriminalization Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2015, a temporary law that bans marijuana consumption in private clubs.
A new study published in an upcoming issue of Health Economics has found that states that enact medical marijuana laws see a correlative decline in obesity.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Nov. 23, 2015: Since 1990, the percentage of 18 to 30 year olds who perceive “great risk” in occasionally smoking marijuana has fallen by approximately half.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Nov. 16, 2015: Tracking the daily sales activity over a six month period revealed two clear trends about marijuana consumption in Washington.
Reform CA recently filed initiative language with the California Attorney General that, with enough support, would put recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot. The proposed initiative will likely be only one of several alternatives, a scenario causing concern that the fragmentation of support might cause reform to fail again.
Perhaps the best known method of marijuana consumption is by smoking the dried flower or leaves of the marijuana plant.
Imagine a day when you could walk into an establishment, something like a bar or a coffee house, have a seat at a table or perhaps on a couch, and light up a joint.
The risk of incremental losses at the ballot box may weigh more heavily than the potential for incremental gains in 2015.
On August 5, 2015, the Marijuana Enforcement Division released a set of proposed rules regarding edible marijuana.
In Alaska, the rule making process for marijuana is slowly moving forward as the state Marijuana Control Board moves towards the final stretch of the second regulatory round.
On July 24, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report warning citizens about the dangers of over consuming edible marijuana products.
The issue of public consumption seems the farthest from resolution at the moment. It is most serious for tourists and people who live in rental housing with restrictive lease conditions. The gap in the law leaves many with nowhere to go to safely consume products that are legal.