Colorado marijuana DUIs down 33 percent from first three months of last year

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 6:20 pm • Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 8:40 am By Hayley Sanchez, The Denver Post The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana dropped by 33.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, but the number…

Continue reading

Colorado man who mailed marijuana edibles out of state sentenced to year in fed prison

Published: Feb 22, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2017, 8:57 am By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post An Arvada man who sent boxes of illegal marijuana edibles through the U.S. Postal Service to buyers in New York City, Maryland and Texas was sentenced Wednesday to a year and…

Continue reading

Legal marijuana businesses could add up to $5M per year to Alaskan peninsula’s economy

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 11:10 am • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 11:10 am By Associated Press KENAI, Alaska — With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $ 5.3 million annually to the local economy. Eight marijuana…

Continue reading

Utah medical marijuana legislation unlikely to move forward this year

Published: Jan 27, 2017, 1:27 pm • Updated: Jan 27, 2017, 1:27 pm By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers have decided to scale back their plans for medical marijuana legislation, opting to focus on research this year rather than making any policy decisions. Four Republican lawmakers…

Continue reading

Germany Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Sales Double In One Year

Germany Legalizes Medical Marijuana The land of beer and sausages has just legalized medicinal cannabis, although the list of qualifying conditions only include chronic illnesses for now such as multiple sclerosis, appetite loss, and chronic pain. Patients still won’t be allowed to grow their own plant even if it’s for…

Continue reading

One year in, New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program helps thousands

Published: Jan 18, 2017, 3:25 pm • Updated: Jan 18, 2017, 3:25 pm By Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program is now serving more than 2,000 people. The Concord Monitor reports that the state Health and Human Services Department reports the youngest qualifying patient is 2…

Continue reading

Year in weed: The five most important medical marijuana research studies of 2016

Published: Dec 30, 2016, 5:11 pm • Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 6:11 pm By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff In legalization-speak, 2016 will always be remembered as the year cannabis broke wide open. While pot prohibition officially ended in 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington said yes to legalizing…

Continue reading

Cannabist Show: He’s calling 2016 ‘The year of the bad budtender’; He’s a marijuana money man

Published: Dec 22, 2016, 4:26 pm • Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 4:41 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Cannabist marijuana critic and freelance writer Jake Browne and Scott Jordan, director of business development for Dynamic Alternative Finance. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Do tip jars belong in recreational shops…

Continue reading

2016 teen survey shows no increase in marijuana use for third year in row

Published: Dec 13, 2016, 7:15 pm • Updated: Dec 13, 2016, 7:26 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Teen drug and alcohol use has fallen to levels not seen since the height of the drug war in the 1990s, according to new federal survey data. The Monitoring the Future…

Continue reading

Pantone picks the vibrant shade of cannabis as its color of the year for 2017

Published: Dec 9, 2016, 1:22 pm • Updated: Dec 9, 2016, 1:22 pm By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Oh, Pantone … you just had to pick the universal color of cannabis for the year ahead, didn’t you? We’re flattered. The team at the Pantone Color Institute — the leading…

Continue reading