WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 28, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today the medical cannabis advocacy organization, Americans for Safe Access, released its annual report entitled “Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.”
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OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Worldwide consumer spending on legal cannabis is projected to reach $57 billion by 2027, according to the “The Road Map to a $57 Billion Worldwide Market” report released today by Arcview Market Research, in partnership with BDS Analytics.
More than a month after California’s regulation of marijuana began, only a small number of the tens of thousands of cannabis growers have joined the system.
Wacky tobaccy. Weed. Dank. Hippie lettuce — call it what you want. Ohio adults are smoking more of it.
A Delaware legislative task force charged with studying the effects and implications of legalizing recreational cannabis has written its final report, but the question remains whether the 25-member task force will vote to release the report.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — A new report compiled by Peter Phipps, a professor of journalism at the University of Rhode Island, and students in his Media and Law course found that Rhode Island police officers continue to devote resources to enforcing laws against marijuana even after possession of small amounts was decriminalized in 2013.
A new report has confirmed that Alaska’s marijuana tax revenue fell short two months in a row. The dip started in November 2017 and continued downward through December 2017.
SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today, New Mexico State Representative Javier Martinez introduced House Bill 312 to tax and regulate marijuana. Rep. Martinez envisions an industry that will support economic growth and begins to dismantle failed drug war policies that hurt New Mexicans.
While the Grand Canyon State may have failed to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, Arizona dispensaries ran full steam ahead with medical marijuana sales in 2017, selling more than 43 tons by the end of the year, according to an end-of-year report from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
When legal cannabis sales commenced in the Centennial State in 2014, some opponents were concerned that negative public health effects would outweigh any positives derived from tax revenue; however, under the state’s helm, the Colorado cannabis industry continues to make the grade in public cannabis education.
DENVER, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Recent evaluation results show that Colorado’s marijuana public education efforts have ensured more adults know the laws covering retail marijuana, more parents are planning to talk to their children about the risks of marijuana use, most young women know the danger of marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and more young people know that using marijuana makes it harder to complete the tasks that help them reach their goals.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Eaze, the leading marijuana technology company, today released its Eaze Insights: 2017 State of Cannabis data report, a comprehensive overview of consumer trends driving the marijuana industry year over year.
A landmark federal report released in 2017 outlined what’s known about the potential health benefits and risks of marijuana use.
A new report has confirmed that United States Postal Service Inspectors were busy tracking down Colorado marijuana packages that were being sent to and from the state in 2016.
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The total economic output from legal cannabis will grow 150% from $16 billion in 2017 to $40 billion by 2021, according to the “US Legal Cannabis: Driving $40 Billion Economic Output” report released today by Arcview Market Research, in partnership with BDS Analytics.
Scotland is set for a multi-million pound boon from the cannabis industry after a worldwide health agency confirmed that the drug provides medicinal relief for a range of ailments.
More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.
Merrill Lynch may have been one of the first mainstream investment firms to release a report on the burgeoning legal marijuana market back in 2015, but more have followed, including the Edward Jones marijuana report that recently entered the fray.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — New Frontier Data, the global cannabis industry authority in business intelligence and data analysis reporting, in partnership with GrowGeneration Corp. (OTCQX: GRWG), the largest publicly traded cannabis specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores, has just published Cannabis Cultivation Insights: Retail Supplies Market.
Cannabidiol is relatively safe and non-addictive, according to a declaration made by the World Health Organization on Dec. 13, 2017.
An organization of marijuana legalization opponents in Arizona has commissioned anti-marijuana billboards in the Phoenix area. Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy is responding to pro-marijuana billboards put up this past October by Weedmaps, a marijuana locating app.
Colorado teens are using marijuana at the lowest rate in a decade, and the rates at which the same group of children are using it continues to decline.
While Canada has launched a public consultation on its proposed federal cannabis regulations, the Northwest Territories cannabis legalization proposal was unveiled recently by the territorial government.
YELLOWKNIFE, NWT, Nov. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Minister of Justice Louis Sebert released the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) proposed plan for legalizing cannabis in the NWT today. This is an important step in designing a system that will provide controlled access to a safe supply of recreational cannabis for NWT residents in order to maintain the health and safety of residents and communities across the North.
On Nov. 21, 2017, Statistics Canada announced that it is preparing the country’s statistical system to capture economic and social data on the use of recreational cannabis.
Did marijuana kill an 11-month-old infant in Colorado? That is the question being raised in response to a new study published in the journal Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine.
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Freedom Leaf, Inc. (OTCQB: FRLF), “The Marijuana Legalization Company®,” announced a research report on the company is now available for review.
BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On November 14th, the Partnership for the Public Good will release a report highlighting marijuana prohibition enforcement practices in Buffalo and their disparate impact on communities of color.
While there have been attempts at the federal level to ensure the availability of cannabis banking services, the Golden State is forging ahead with its own strategies so it can be prepared for the rollout of recreational cannabis in 53 days.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State Treasurer John Chiang today released a report outlining steps California can take to address the lack of banking services that force much of the cannabis industry to operate in cash.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State Treasurer John Chiang will release a report on steps California can take to address a lack of banking services that forces much of the cannabis industry to operate business in cash.
Dispensaries might get all the attention, but hemp farmers are getting the acreage – 23,343 acres, to be exact, according to a new study by Vote Hemp, an organization dedicated to advancing the industrial hemp industry. And which state is leading the pack? Colorado, by far.
The Delaware legislature’s Adult Use Cannabis Task Force, which is charged with examining the potential effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state, will most likely delay the release of its report until the end of February 2018.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, has released its 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – CohnReznick, one of the largest accounting, tax and advisory firms in the United States, has teamed with New Frontier Data, the leading provider of data, analytics and business intelligence for the cannabis industry.
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.
While California may grow eight times the amount of cannabis state residents can consume, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration is dimming the brilliance of the Golden State’s illegal cannabis plants.
As the Golden State readies for the rollout of recreational cannabis on Jan. 1, 2018, some are preparing for a windfall of revenue from California cannabis taxes and others are preparing to continue competing with the black market.
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC and the cannabis industry’s only independent assessor of wholesale prices, has released its 2017 Mid-Year Wholesale Market Report.
While Canada’s House of Commons is hashing out the details of legalization, stakeholders have been trying to determine how many recreational cannabis consumers will participate in the legal market and now there’s a new report to help them.
The “gateway theory,” the theory that cannabis use leads to the use of harder drugs, has been debunked once again by academia.
NEW PALTZ, NY, Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has released its 18th discussion brief, “The Marijuana Gateway Fallacy.” The brief marshals extensive social science evidence to show that the idea that marijuana use is a “gateway” to the use of harder drugs is a myth.
Washington recreational cannabis sales and diversion rates took a dip when neighboring Oregon enacted recreational legalization.
Washington has one more statistic to support the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Evergreen State: Washington youth cannabis use hasn’t increased since the enactment of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized recreational cannabis in the state.
DENVER, Sept. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement in response to a recent report by anti-legalization organ SAM that attempts to claim that states that provide legal cannabis have failed to comply with the Cole Memo.
On Aug. 22, 2017, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a response to a letter sent by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that criticized that state’s cannabis policies aimed at regulating recreational marijuana.
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Labor Day Weekend invites backyard grilling, the last dip in the pool for the year, outdoor concerts and cannabis — lots of cannabis.
Nevada recreational cannabis sales have declined by approximately 20-30% since first launching in July of this year, according to a report published by the Nevada Department of Taxation and obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal.
A federal marijuana impairment report has cast a shadow of doubt over the THC testing methods and regulations used by law enforcement officers in America, citing the inability to detect THC impairment from biological test samples and the worthlessness of establishing a “per se” limit to designate THC impairment.
On Aug. 14, 2017, the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association released a report that calls for wide ranging rules and restrictions to be placed on the province’s recreational marijuana market once it becomes legal in 2018.