Category: legal marijuana

How Much Money will be Spent on Legal Marijuana by 2027?

It should come as no surprise that the legal cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. After all, it was an industry that had a massive customer base that was already buying its products on the black market. The only other industry in modern times that is comparable is the alcohol industry after the repeal of the 18th Amendment in 1933, aka the end of alcohol prohibition. At that time, there were millions of people using alcohol they either made or procured illegally. After passage of the 21st Amendment to The U.S. Constitution –...

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Marijuana Disposal Drop Boxes Installed at Las Vegas’ Airport

Voters in Nevada voted to legalize cannabis for adult use in November of 2016, and recreational sales began inside established medical marijuana dispensaries in July of 2017. Then in October, an ordinance went into effect that banned the possession of marijuana in any airport in Clark County, NV. This brings us to last week, when authorities began installing marijuana disposal drop boxes at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The boxes are large green metal bins that are bolted to the ground and can only be used to put something in; you can’t just reach in and pull something...

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The Legal Marijuana Gift/Donation Loophole

One of the drawbacks when it comes to the current marijuana law reform successes that are sweeping the nation is instead of laws against marijuana being repealed, what we end up with is another layer of laws that regulate and restrict legal access to cannabis, often excessively. Legalization has introduced an entirely new layer of rules that govern sales, growing, possession, etc. In this way prohibition is simpler: for example, “everything to do with cannabis is illegal.” It’s obviously inferior to legalization terms of results and freedom, but it is much easier to grasp the rules under prohibition. And...

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Majority of Americans Want Feds to Leave State-Legal Marijuana Businesses Alone

A new poll from YouGov and The Huffington Post shows that the majority of respondents want the federal government to leave marijuana businesses alone in states where such activities have been made legal. Some 56% say they are opposed to the feds getting involved in cannabis sales in states where they are legal, with 44% of respondents being “strongly opposed” to such efforts. On the flip side, only 30% say they support the feds cracking down, with only 18% showing strong support. There has been a lot of reaction to the announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier...

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Is “Dangerously Potent Pot” Making People “Lose Their Minds?”

Getty If you only read the title of an article published by Newsweek last week and use cannabis, you might be worried. “MARIJUANA: WHY DANGEROUSLY POTENT POT IS MAKING PEOPLE LOSE THEIR MINDS AND MEMORIES,” the headline blared on their website. They don’t even phrase it as a question. They present this phenomenon as a fact and have moved on to telling you why it’s happening. But when you delve into the article itself, you realize a few things: They cite a small study out of England that shows that cannabis has higher levels of THC than ever, something...

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Can Marijuana Damaged by California Wildfires be Salvaged?

Image Courtesy of Jeff The 420 Chef Dozens of marijuana farms have been destroyed during the most recent spate of wildfires to rip through California, leaving many growers without product to sell to the adult use cannabis retail stores set to open in January. A lot of these growers used their life savings to grow their crop, a crop that they could not insure thanks to federal law, even though their farms are completely legal under state law. But there may be a way to salvage some of the damaged crop according to Jeff The 420 Chef, an author...

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