CLEVELAND, OHIO, Jan. 30, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Cannasure Insurance Services (Cannasure), the premier cannabis insurance MGA and wholesale broker, announced today it will launch a comprehensive coverage program to support the cannabis industry.
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CLEVELAND, Jan. 25, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Cannasure Insurance Services (Cannasure), the premier cannabis insurance MGA and wholesale broker, announced today the hiring of Kieran O’Rourke to lead its MGA underwriting platform.
DENVER, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Simplifya, a developer of the cannabis industry’s leading regulatory compliance software, announced Thursday it has closed a lead investment of $1 million in its Series B financing from Merida Capital Partners, a private equity fund that targets fundamental growth drivers underpinning the rapid development of the cannabis industry.
DENVER, Oct. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) will host an event to celebrate five years of legal marijuana in Colorado, during which attendees will be able to take part in a conversation with the main architects and proponents of the Amendment 64 initiative.
These days, cannabis is Colorado’s cash crop. In the three-and-a-half years since the state began allowing adults to purchase marijuana for recreational use, cannabis has contributed more than half a billion dollars in tax revenue to both state and local coffers.
The partygoers of Sin City will soon be given the opportunity to indulge in recreational marijuana this Saturday. On July 1, 2017, Nevada recreational marijuana sales will commence as dispensaries will have the green light to sell to adults.
LAS VEGAS, June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Legal adult marijuana sales will begin in Nevada on Saturday, making it the fifth state in the nation to establish a regulated marijuana market for adults.
On Feb. 23, 2017, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy released draft regulations for forms and methods of administering medical marijuana, specifically with regards to how much a patient can possess within a 90-day period.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Policy Project has issued the statement below regarding White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments about federal marijuana enforcement. A clip of the comments is available at http://bit.ly/2leuCx9.
WASHINGTON Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Policy Project issued the following statement in response to the Colorado Department of Revenue’s announcement that $1.3 billion in regulated marijuana sales took place in calendar year 2016.
DENVER, Feb. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment highlighted several “encouraging trends” in its latest annual report on marijuana-related health concerns.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on the health impacts of marijuana Thursday, confirming the existence of medical benefits and dispelling some long-held myths about the substance.
DENVER, Dec. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The federal government quietly published new national survey data this week that shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado and Washington — the first two states to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use — decreased more than the national average in 2014-2015.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The results of an annual survey of U.S. middle and high school students released Tuesday invalidate claims that reforming marijuana laws and debating legalization will lead to increased marijuana use among teens.
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.
The Drug Policy Alliance and the Marijuana Policy Project have responded to President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Senator Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said Sessions is a “drug war dinosaur” and “the last thing the nation needs now.”
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Policy Project released the following statement Friday in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Voters in nine states will decide whether to roll back marijuana prohibition on Tuesday, marking the biggest Election Day in history for marijuana policy reform.
Two Colorado lawmakers star in an Arizona television ad urging people to vote against legalizing recreational marijuana.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A new poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center shows a growing majority of Americans support ending marijuana prohibition.
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.
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The results of a federal survey released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control once again dispel the myth that rolling back marijuana prohibition laws will lead to an increase in teen marijuana use.
BOULDER, Colo., March 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — CanopyBoulder raised a $2 million fund to invest in two classes of startups in 2016, all of which will launch ancillary products and services companies in the legal cannabis industry.
On Feb. 9, 2016, The Cannabist reported that Colorado collected $996.2 million in legal medical and recreational sales in 2015, representing a 42% increase from the $699 million in sales that had been recorded in 2014.
During the Democratic presidential debates on Oct. 13, 2015, Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., became the second major party candidate, after Rand Paul on the Republican side, to endorse marijuana legalization.
According to statistics included in the just-released Uniform Crime Report compiled by the FBI about all crimes in the United States, there were 700,993 marijuana-related arrests made last year, up from 693,058 in 2013.
On Sept. 25, 2015, members of the Denver police department and the Marijuana Enforcement Division conducted compliance checks on 30 Denver dispensaries. Out of the 30 dispensaries, seven have been cited for selling marijuana to minors.
Election season is fast approaching, and Denver voters have a lot to look forward to this coming November.
Progress is not given, it is earned. The 2014 MJINews Power Activists know this all too well. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws began the organized drug law reform movement in 1970, inspiring activists across the nation.
Equity markets experienced its best weekly gain of the year. We are quickly erasing the recent correction and are now back to levels from two weeks ago. The S&P 500 closed with a gain of 0.73% to 1965.
For years opponents of cannabis reform have argued that legalizing marijuana will drive children into the arms of Mary-Jane, like some kind of green pied piper leading children down the path of indolence and excessive snack food consumption.