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Marijuana is a global issue, and it seems that despite international treaties and sanctions that vilify the drug, many countries are moving forward in attempt to embrace it.
When recreational marijuana was legalized in the state of Washington, one of the biggest concerns was what pricing was going to look like for consumers.
While the majority of the country will be watching a ball drop this New Year’s Eve, some marijuana enthusiasts will be dropping a vaporizer bag or cutting into THC cake instead of popping bottles of champagne.
Weederies seem to be the logical next step for the cannabis industry, as it has been cribbing off the templates of wineries and breweries since recreational legalization.
From Michael Jordan’s longstanding signature shoe to Billy Dee Williams sponsoring Colt 45 in the 80s, there have been celebrity endorsements as long as there have been celebrities. Now, rapper Freddie Gibbs is in the game with his own signature strain of marijuana.
In an attempt to even out what now seem like uneven punishments, the city of Spokane, Washington, has recently passed an ordinance to retroactively allow those with marijuana convictions to vacate them.
If you are a fan of something, there is probably a club for it and that club will deliver products directly to your door. Even marijuana fans can get in on this business model.
There have been numerous regulations preventing marijuana-centric apps from making their way onto your smartphones. Now though, there is no shortage of convenient digital tools for informing purchases, finding a local shop or even growing your own digital garden.
The combination of quickly changing laws, evolving public opinion and rapidly advancing medical studies show marijuana might actually have a legitimate place in sport associations such as the NFL.
This past June, the Flandreau Santee Sioux legalized the possession, consumption, cultivation and distribution of marijuana. This is in preparation for the tribe’s yearlong project of building the first-ever marijuana resort on a reservation.
Award Winning—you see it on bottles of whiskey, wine and local microbrews. As the marijuana industry grows, you may start to see these words more and more on cannabis labels.
Legalization of marijuana is a highly contested subject in Ohio, as the current proposed amendment, Issue 3, has both supporters and opponents. This did not stop Columbus, Ohio, from hosting Hempfest on the Ohio State University campus.
The debate surrounding marijuana is not just confusing for Americans voting for new laws or for potential presidential candidates developing an informed stance, it is confusing for those living in states with already-legalized marijuana.
Florida has not been especially friendly to marijuana, and the process of legalizing medical marijuana has been nothing if not a long, uphill battle. This hasn’t deterred supporters though.
In the last few years, with the advent of more portable personal vaporizers, “vaping” has become immensely popular, especially among teens.
After recreational marijuana was legalized in Washington and Colorado, there was a good deal of worry from alcohol retailers and producers that business would suffer due to business shifting to marijuana sales.
Being able to afford medication has always been a concern of the sick, and especially the poor and sick. As marijuana becomes the answer for more health problems, the same question applies, “How can I afford it?”
While marijuana and its related products have been for sale in Washington state for over a year now, the financial aspect of the business is still a bit on the hazy side.
It is no secret that marijuana use spans the globe, but reach of the marijuana plant is probably much more vast than most imagine.
While health, safety and youth awareness are a huge part of the increasing attention given to marijuana, the impact of it in the political space is growing at perhaps an even quicker speed.
Colorado and Washington both voted to legalize recreational marijuana statewide, opening the doors to a brand new industry and a brand new revenue stream. While the states seemed to welcome the new industry, there were clauses in both bills that allowed specific areas to place moratoriums on recreational marijuana.
With the current state of new media and online advertising, joining a local chamber of commerce may seem like an antiquated idea. However, joining a local chamber still has its benefits in spite of what businesses are able to do for themselves.
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Washington, there are essentially three ways to obtain cannabis—from a recreational shop, from the black market or from medical collectives, also referred to as dispensaries.
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon kicking off on July 1, 2015, there is still one major issue for residents looking to purchase the substance—the fact that they have to wait 15 months until recreational stores are licensed and open for business.
On July 1, 2015, Oregon will join Alaska, Colorado and Washington and become the fourth state that will actively allow recreational marijuana consumption and possession.
Smoking, vaporizing and eating marijuana-infused products is nothing new, but what if the consumer does not like these choices? There is another option that is quickly gaining traction.
In the simplest terms, an advocate is a champion for a cause—a person or a group of people with the goal of influencing a larger population, be it on an economic scale, political scale or just to sway public opinion.
Since recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, many states have begun to ease marijuana laws and punishments. Overall, it seems that arrest rates are down for the now legal drug, with Colorado reporting decreased crime rates, traffic fatalities and an increase in jobs.
Almost 11 months into the legalization of marijuana, data is starting to roll in about Washington state’s progress with the new industry and now the laws that put the industry in play are starting to evolve.
While drug testing is not new, the legalization of recreational marijuana in states like Washington, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska has added a question mark for some employees.
It seems like the key to moving forward with this is to do it very deliberately, like with the bill that was just passed in Washington. This bill opens up a process for Native American tribes to work hand in hand with the state of Washington regarding the sale and distribution of marijuana.
Cannabis use as a medicinal aid for pets has started to gain traction in the last couple years, going so far as to have entire sections of companies dedicated to the offering.
The marijuana industry in the state of Washington brought rise to more than just the opportunity for anyone over 21 to legally purchase a variety of marijuana products.
Now that legalized recreational marijuana is spreading across the United States and medicinal marijuana is present in 23 states and Washington, D.C, youth marijuana education is a large concern.
On April 20, 2015, Green Leaf Recreational in Bellingham, Washington, held a vendor fair to celebrate what has become known as marijuana’s holiday. This wasn’t just a simple celebration of the first 4/20 since recreational marijuana has been legal to sell in Washington.
With the legalization of recreational marijuana, driving while impaired quickly became an overwhelming concern for entire states, not just the users of marijuana.
Marijuana’s growing acceptance has helped grease the wheel to what could be a large boon to the United States farming industry—the growing of industrial hemp.
It is true that a giant leap was made by the act of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state of Washington, but there is still a great deal to be accomplished and a great many issues on the table that have yet to be addressed.
When the first Washington recreational marijuana stores opened in July 2014, a selection of highly anticipated products were noticeably absent. Edibles were not able to hit the shelves for another month.
When the first recreational marijuana stores opened in Washington in July 2014, there was a consistent problem with supply—there simply was not enough. Close to eight months later the tables have turned in a drastic way.