Where marijuana is on the ballot Tuesday – and where it’s most likely to win

It has been a big year for marijuana policy in North America. Mexico’s supreme court overturned pot prohibition last week, while Canada’s recreational marijuana market officially opened its doors in October. Stateside, recreational marijuana use became legal in Vermont on July 1, Oklahoma voters approved one of the country’s most…

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It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization

In 2012 we were told Colorado would lead the nation on a grand experiment in commercialized marijuana. Six years later — with two major industry reports just released and the state legislature and Denver City Council about to consider more expansion measures — it’s a perfect time to pause and…

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It’s time for Colorado to update it marijuana laws

Colorado has done an admirable job of implementing the legalization of medical and retail marijuana, creating a stable regulatory environment in which the industry can grow, while protecting the public health and safety. However, the state’s regulatory regime has become too complicated since its initial implementation, and it is time…

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Google and Facebook won’t advertise marijuana, even where it’s legal

As the cannabis industry grows, generating an estimated $ 10 billion in annual sales, states are increasingly approving medical marijuana programs and passing adult-use laws. But for marketing agencies, marijuana dispensaries and cannabis brands, advertising the pot brings its own hurdles. Online platforms with prime advertising space like Facebook and…

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Colorado Springs declined to allow recreational marijuana sales. Now it’s having second thoughts

Published: Dec 19, 2017, 2:23 pm • Updated: Dec 19, 2017, 2:48 pm By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — At the two malls in town you can buy key chains and Christmas ornaments shaped like marijuana leaves. Along a downtown shopping corridor, paintings of cannabis plants…

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Canadians already consume almost as much weed as wine, and it’s not even legal yet

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 1:31 pm • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 1:37 pm By Greg Quinn, Bloomberg Canadians consumed as much as C$ 6.2 billion ($ 4.8 billion) of marijuana in 2015, almost as much as they spent on wine, the federal statistics agency said Monday as it gears up…

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“It’s a very tense situation”: Maryland dispensaries off to bumpy start with shortages, closures

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 5:32 pm • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 5:32 pm By Fenit Nirappil; Aaron Gregg; and Rachel Siegel, The Washington Post Maryland’s medical marijuana dispensaries finally opened this past week after years of delay, but many are running out of the drug as limited supply is struggling…

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