Tag: legal marijuana

  • Medical Cannabis and Racist Prohibition Laws

    Today, 29 states and Washington D.C. have legal medical marijuana programs, but the history of medical cannabis is long, and fraught with political intervention that oftentimes seemed to disregard the legitimate needs of people suffering from chronic conditions. For millennia, the herb was used to treat a host of ailments including asthma, nausea, and depression. […]

  • Women and Cannabis

    New data has recently been published that sheds new light on who’s using cannabis, and under what circumstances. While we’ve previously reported that cannabis users are typically well-educated and socially and physically active, these new stats dig a little deeper into demographics and reveal some surprising trends. The consumer advocacy organization Cannabis Consumers Coalition (CCC) […]

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  • Canadian Marijuana Stocks Soar After Reports That Justin Trudeau Plans to Legalize Weed

    Canadian marijuana stocks were on a high Monday, amid reports that the government planned to legalize the drug for recreational use by July 1, 2018. Shares of Canopy Growth Corp. were up 11% in trading, Aurora Cannabis rose 10%, Aphria rose 7.9%, SupremePharma jumped 6%, OrganiGram holdings also rose 10%, while Emblem Corp rose 6%. […]

  • America’s Marijuana Industry by the Numbers

      New Frontier Data, a cannabis industry analyst and market research firm, recently released growth and sales data from this booming U.S. industry…and it’s just as we expected: Marijuana sales are on the rise. By on the rise, we mean more than $24 billion by 2025. In. Marijuana. Sales. Not only are sales on the […]

  • Marijuana Is Officially Legal In Nevada

    With the stroke of midnight in Nevada, marijuana is officially legal. Freedom! Nevada becomes the 7th state to legalize recreational marijuana, behind Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, California, Massachusetts, and also Washington D.C.. Maine voters also approved marijuana legalization on Election Day 2016, but its initiative has not taken effect yet. You can read the full […]

  • Six Predictions For The Marijuana Industry In 2017

    This year saw big election wins for marijuana in several states. In addition, Colorado crossed the $1 billion mark for annual marijuana sales. Now a new year is almost here and a new presidential administration for the cannabis industry to navigate. It’s time to look ahead and see what’s in store for the cannabis industry […]

  • Marijuana is the talk of many towns this week

    Cannabis seems to be on everyone’s agenda as Massachusetts waits for the ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana to take effect this week. With medical marijuana already legal, Somerville residents will learn about a proposed dispensary in Davis Square at a community meeting Monday. Sage Cannabis wants to open it in the basement of a building […]

  • The next 11 states to legalize marijuana

    Marijuana prohibition is entering its 78th year. Colorado’s marijuana law went into effect at the beginning of last year in the wake of changing attitudes. Compared to 1969, when only 12% supported legalizing pot, today a majority of Americans support legalizing recreational use of the drug. It is legal to purchase marijuana in four states […]

  • Marijuana in Massachusetts, what happens now that it’s legal?

    Mass­a­chu­setts voters on Nov. 8 over­whelm­ingly approved the legal­iza­tion of recre­ational mar­i­juana. The new law will take effect Dec. 15, but there are still some ques­tions con­cerning reg­u­la­tion, pos­ses­sion, and distribution. We asked asso­ciate pro­fessor Leo Beletsky, a drug policy expert who holds joint appoint­ments in the School of Law and Bouvé Col­lege of Health […]

  • Trump’s Choice For Top Law Enforcer Has Cannabis Proponents Fearing Future

    When Donald Trump offered Sen. Jeff Sessions the position of attorney general, the pick drew criticism from civil rights groups and immigrant advocates. In the fast-growing, multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, it is also raising fears. Sessions is no fan of marijuana or its legalization, based on his previous comments, and as attorney general he would oversee […]