Category: marijuana legalization

Ontario to Sell Marijuana in Government-Run Stores

Getty Last week, officials in the Canadian province of Ontario announced that legal marijuana will be sold in a way that is similar to how alcohol is sold in the province. As things stand right now, alcohol is sold in Ontario in 660 government-run stores, with another 200+ “agency” stores where private retailers are able to get licenses to sell in rural areas. Under the plan for cannabis legalization, all private marijuana retailers will remain illegal in Ontario and legal weed will be sold in 150 government-controlled cannabis shops, with those not near a shop able to order from...

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Colorado Officials Respond to Attorney General Sessions on Marijuana Policy

Getty Late in July, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters to officials in the first four states to approve adult use marijuana legalization: Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon. Officials in all four states have responded, the last of which being Colorado, who did so just last week. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman (R) took umbrage with several of Sessions’ assertions, saying he relied on outdated and incorrect information while touting the progress made in their state since retail cannabis sales began in January 2014. “The State of Colorado has worked diligently to implement...

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Marijuana Could Play a Big Part in the 2020 Presidential Election

Getty I know what you’re thinking: isn’t it a bit early to be talking about the 2020 U.S. Presidential election? There was a time when I would have agreed with that sentiment, but no longer. In today’s political arena, the battle is always joined. Every hour of every news cycle must be treated as its own mini-battle, each contributing to the success of the wider war. In this case, the war is the fight for cannabis legalization. Those who oppose legalization are already gearing up for 2020 and beyond. Those familiar with the game of chess know the concept;...

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Once Again Polls Show Legalization is Favored Among U.S. Voters

Getty As 8 states and Washington D.C. have legalized the possession and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, and over half the nation has legalized the plant for it’s medicinal values, it seems that voters are increasingly in favor of legalization. Previously, we’ve brought you news of the Gallup Poll, which back in March of this year, found that 61 percent of U.S. voters favored legalization over continuing prohibition – and that over 90 percent were in favor of legalization for medicinal use. Now another poll, conducted by Harvard-Harris Poll, found that 49 percent of voters were in favor...

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Almost Half of U.S. Adults Say They Have Tried Marijuana

Getty In 1969, the Gallup Organization began asking people about marijuana. At that time, only 12% of respondents favored marijuana legalization and only 4% admitted to trying marijuana at some point on their lives. As Bob Dylan says, “the times, they are a changin’.” Now more than half of adults in the U.S. say they favor the legalization of cannabis and 45% admit to trying marijuana. And that 45% is likely to be a more accurate number since people in many states no longer have to worry about somehow incriminating themselves by telling the truth. When you break down...

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COMI-CON DAY ONE – BUDTRADER.COM THROWS A RAGER WARNED BY BOTH MARINA POLICE AND EVENT ORGANIZERS TO “SLOW THEIR ROLL”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMI-CON DAY ONE – BUDTRADER.COM THROWS A RAGER   WARNED BY BOTH MARINA POLICE AND EVENT ORGANIZERS TO “SLOW THEIR ROLL” SAN DIEGO, CA – July 21, 2017 – BudTrader.com, the nation’s largest online platform for the legal cannabis industry is the talk Comi-Con San Diego after the first day of the iconic event. Hosting a weekend-long Comic-Con party on their “Superyacht” BudTrader Liquidity, they’ve received two warnings from the Marina Police and one from Comi-Con organizers for the energetic party. Sandwiched between the IMDB and Turner yachts, the BudTrader boat is a huge hit (no pun intended). Located at the exclusive 5th Avenue Landing (immediately behind the San Diego Convention Center) where the annual event is held, BudTrader had guests from the two neighboring yachts looking over the sides wantingly. At one point, Paul Verra  BudTrader’s director of promotions felt bad and brought a couple of the IMDB guys aboard for a tour, introductions to the BudTrader Babes and a little partying. 5th Avenue Landing Staff the slips are usually booked up to 1 year in advance and are typically reserved for Hollywood Movie Studios and Media Conglomerates, but due to a last minute cancellation, Brad McLaughlin, CEO of BudTrader was able to sneak in under the radar with less that 7 days to plan his shananigans, The weekend-long party is accessible by invite only....

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