WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that teen marijuana use rates decreased nationally in 2016
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On Aug. 29, 20017, the Nevada Tax Commission rejected an appeal from the state’s alcohol distributors to restore its exclusive rights to recreational cannabis distribution.
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Nevada — but the rollout isn’t exactly going according to plan. Marijuana producers are allowed to take every step involved in bringing cannabis from the soil to the store, except for one: distribution. That means vertically integrated companies have to hire third-party distributors just to move marijuana down their own hallway.
A new California bill making its way through state legislation would allow county fair vendors to sell pot alongside the corn dogs and cotton candy.
Medical cannabis was in demand in California this past 420 holiday. According to Onfleet, a delivery management company, medical cannabis delivery in The Golden State spiked to great heights on April 20.
On April 20, 2017, Cowen and Company, a leading Wall Street investment bank, issued a report that shows the accelerated adoption of cannabis pressuring alcohol volumes, with beer most at risk.
In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. claims lobbyists for marijuana legalization are attempting to sell Americans on a “Trojan horse.” Should members of the legal marijuana industry be concerned about Kennedy’s argument gaining momentum?
Some big proposed changes came down on April 4, 2017, in the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Proposed Trailer Bill Legislation. As the industry digests and considers the implications of these proposed changes, some of the more notable changes seem to reflect a friendlier approach to cannabis regulation in some key areas.
Cannabis prohibition is remarkably similar to the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s. On March 7, 2017, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego, Dr. Joshua Hartsel discussed the tremendous opportunity unfolding in California’s market in regards to extracts and other concentrate products.
The Colorado Senate has approved marijuana clubs, where members can bring their own pot, according to a March 9, 2017, article by the Associated Press. Under the senate bill, the marijuana clubs would only be permitted to serve light snacks. Alcohol would be prohibited. However, Gov. John Hickenlooper has suggested he might veto the bill.
PORTLAND, Ore., March 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rob Patridge, Chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, today submitted his resignation to Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Patridge is leaving the OLCC to join the private sector. Patridge’s resignation from the Commission is effective March 10, 2017.
A new study from the United Kingdom has revealed academically high-achieving students are two times as likely to smoke marijuana during their teen years. The nine-year study of 6,059 school children was conducted by researchers at University College London. The study was published in the medical journal BMJ Open.
George Zimmer, the man once famous for saying “You’re going to like the way you look,” has smoked marijuana for 50 years and once donated $50,000 to legalization efforts in California, according to Business Insider. Zimmer, 68, is scheduled to give a keynote address at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 15, 2017.
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.
While some cannabis businesses have borrowed plays from the winery playbook, the wine industry is starting to look for new opportunities in legal cannabis.
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.
There is a new push in the District of Columbia to further legalize marijuana.
According to a recent report from Cowen and Company, the legalization of cannabis is starting to affect beer volumes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
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.
Nov. 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the narrow defeat of Prop. 205.
A study by Deloitte says legal marijuana in Canada will become a $22.6 billion industry, surpassing all alcoholic beverages combined. The soon-to-be-released, 11-page report, titled “Recreational Marijuana: Insights and Opportunities,” says fulfilling the demand for recreational pot will require 600,000 kilograms annually.
A famous anti-drug ad on TV in the 1980s used an egg sizzling in a frying pan to warn viewers: “This is your brain on drugs.” Nowadays, the man who voiced the commercial supports legalization of marijuana in California. Actor John Roselius told Rooster magazine he has already voted in favor of Proposition 64.
Pick up a hard copy of today’s National Post or one of our Postmedia broadsheets like The Ottawa Citizen or Vancouver Sun and you’ll find a big feature of mine that looks ahead at some of the issues for potential retailers of cannabis products once the Trudeau government legalizes marijuana.
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America recently raised concerns about marijuana legalization, according to a report at Marijuana.com. The revelation of the alcohol industry’s concerns was a minor part of the WikiLeaks release of Democratic National Committee emails suggesting an orchestrated attempt to nominate Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie Sanders.
In a nation often divided by anger and aggression, marijuana just might be the solution the country needs.
The vast healing properties of the cannabis plant are becoming more and more widely known. The actual scientific knowledge behind why and how cannabinoids are an invaluable treatment and medication is sadly not widespread.
PORTLAND, Maine —Supporters of an effort to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Maine are suing Maine’s secretary of state. A lawsuit was filed Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court. The Secretary of State’s Office ruled last week that supporters did not submit enough valid signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.…
In the past cannabis has been the scapegoat of mental health professionals. Much research indicates that use of the plant is responsible for a myriad of mental health problems. However, new research seems to point in a different direction. “Our findings suggest caution in the implementation of policies related to legalization of cannabis for recreational…
In the medical community, there is a growing discussion as to whether or not marijuana can be used to help treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Although some studies have shown that marijuana is effective for things like pain relief, scientists are skeptical that it can be effective in treating trauma.
The cannabis sector seems to change from one week to the next. A noticeable theme at the National Cannabis Summit in Denver this past week was adaptation and change.
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, Colorado celebrated a “tax holiday” that suspended the taxes on marijuana for growers and customers alike. It felt like a shopping holiday, too, with customers lining up around the corner at shops in Denver.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Sept. 28, 2015: The number of patients in Vermont’s substance abuse programs being treated for marijuana has trended slightly downward from 1,419 patients in 2004 to 1,279 in 2013.
A recent breakthrough made by researchers from the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany could hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the healing effects of marijuana.
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.
Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, Stevie Nicks, Kelly Clarkson, and Melissa Etheridge are among the famous women who love cannabis and don’t mind saying so. Sarandon responded to a shout out in A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson’s new single “1Train” this week by tweeting the two rappers with an invitation to “blaze one.”
Election season is fast approaching, and Denver voters have a lot to look forward to this coming November.
One of the challenges facing lawmakers in states with legal marijuana, medicinal or recreational, is the question of drugged driving.
Ever since marijuana became legal in Colorado over a year ago, news media have been looking for salacious stories to definitively link marijuana to increased crime and violence.
Cannabis stocks were skewed to the negative today as selling of pump and dump names continued.
When it comes to passing legislation surrounding issues like same sex marriage or legal marijuana, young voters matter.
A new study has suggested that alcohol is riskier than pretty much all other illicit drugs, and as readers of MJINews might have guessed, marijuana has the least risk, by a long shot.
Mary Jane Wines was created to provide an alternate avenue of consumption for the medicinal and healing properties of the cannabis plant.
On Friday, February 13, 2015, Maryland state delegate Curt Anderson introduced HB 911, a bill that would tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol.
Drunk driving is down and drugged driving is up—that has been the pervasive narrative in the media for the last several days as a new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that conclusion.
Cannabis stocks started out the first trading day of the month with optimism. Are cannabis bulls returning to the space?
Although legal issues have prevented Mary Jane Wines from reaching a wider audience, this hasn’t stopped it from developing its own cult following and attracting high-profile attention.
Despite substantial scientific evidence that marijuana is not as harmful as alcohol, many law enforcement officials continue to pretend otherwise. Add to that list Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for attorney general.
The nation of Uruguay legalized marijuana around the same time that Colorado and Washington State did, but the picture there is much different.
When there is money to be made, the bitterest of adversaries can discover common ground. So it is with the alcohol and marijuana industries, and the place to watch all this play out is Nevada.
Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge has long been a proponent of medical marijuana. She has been very open about using the drug while she was battling breast cancer.