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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It’s Official – Cannabis is the Fastest Growing Industry In Modern Times

As a 420-friendly, you may have noticed that weed is on the rise. State after state are flouting federal prohibition and legalizing medicinal and in some case recreational marijuana sales. But what your average stoner or medical cannabis patient may not be aware of is that cannabis is currently the…

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Guy stopped with 3,100 pounds of weed tells cop, “It’s just a little — I can throw it out”

Published: Sep 26, 2017, 9:55 am • Updated: Sep 26, 2017, 10:49 am By Gabrielle Porter, The Daily Sentinel A Mesa County, Colorado sheriff’s deputy was driving south on 29 Road in Fruitvale Saturday afternoon with his window down when he smelled something fishy. Well, skunky. The patrol deputy, who…

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Secret Service realizes it’s losing too many applicants by banning habitual weed users

Published: Jun 6, 2017, 1:17 pm • Updated: Jun 6, 2017, 1:18 pm By James McClure, Civilized Former cannabis users won’t have as tough of a time applying for the Secret Service. Last week, CNN reported that the agency tasked with protecting the president’s life is hoping to grow their…

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