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  • Yes, I’m Dependent on Weed

    09/17/2017 8:14:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 98 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 15, 2017 | Andrew Sullivan
    Do I smoke too much pot? It’s a question I’ve asked myself over the years, and it raised its uncomfortable head this week as I absorbed the results of the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The first thing to note about the report is the good news. One of the major and legitimate fears of those who have opposed legalization is that teen use would increase. Weed is genuinely harmful to the developing adolescent brain and those of us who passionately advocated legalization argued that making it legal would actually make it harder for teens to get...
  • Eaze is moving into recreational marijuana delivery with $27 million in new funding

    09/17/2017 7:02:45 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 15 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | Sept. 14, 2017
    Eaze is moving into recreational marijuana delivery with $27 million in new funding The cannabis industry has lit up in the last year, including weed delivery startup Eaze, which just raised $27 million in Series B financing and claims a 300 percent year-over-year increase in gross sales. But the weed delivery startup has come under scrutiny recently for burning through at least $1 million in cash per month. In contrast, other software-based pot delivery startups like Meadow have played it lean, focusing more on improving the software and logistics. Eaze has gone hard on marketing spend, using aggressive growth tactics...
  • LA Expects $50 Million in Local Recreational Marijuana Tax Collection

    09/16/2017 10:55:56 AM PDT · by DFG · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/16/2017 | Chriss W Street
    Los Angeles is scrambling to make sure the City of Angeles soon starts collecting at least $50 million a year as the world’s top spot to buy recreational marijuana. The countdown clock is ticking down to January 2, 2018, when California joins Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Alaska and Washington DC as locations to legally buy marijuana for recreational use. California state bureaucrats and politicians are almost giddy over the $1.8 billion in annual tax revenue that the New Frontier Financials expects the state will collect from its 15 percent excise and dry-weight taxes on “weed.” But many of California’s...
  • Huge pot grow ‘pretty brazen’

    09/08/2017 8:49:57 AM PDT · by kitchen · 54 replies
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | Thursday, September 7, 2017 | Gabrielle Porter
    Well before dawn Thursday, about a dozen local and federal law enforcement agents drove to an abandoned well pad near De Beque, shouldered some 60 pounds of gear each and began a three-mile trek through the chilly dark of the Colorado River banks by way of Union Pacific railroad tracks. Agents with night optics peered down from cliffs on either side of Interstate 70, and three Mesa County Sheriff’s Office boats took to the river as the team made its way to one of two river islands they believed were home to a massive illegal marijuana grow guarded by three...
  • Despite Legalization, Adolescent Marijuana Use Hits 15-Year Low

    09/08/2017 6:48:00 AM PDT · by Ken H · 13 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Sept 07,2017 | Jacob Sullum
    Past-month cannabis consumption by 12-to-17-year-olds is down by more than 20 percent since 2002. Survey data released today indicate that teenagers were less likely to smoke pot last year than at any point since 2002, despite the message supposedly sent by the relaxation of marijuana laws during that period. In the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 6.5 percent of 12-to-17-year-olds reported using marijuana during the previous month, down from 8.2 percent in 2002. That 21-percent decline occurred during a period when 20 states and the District of Columbia legalized marijuana for medical use and eight states...
  • UFO in near miss with airbus plane over Glasgow with 200 passengers onboard

    09/02/2017 12:05:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | Mike Merrit
    “The light passed about 100-200ft above their aircraft. They assumed it to be a drone and reported it to air traffic control. There was no time to take avoiding action,” said the report on the incident, which happened on May 26. ... In 2013 another A320 also had a narrow miss with an unidentified object over Glasgow. The A320 was flying with its landing lights on, in clear conditions and at an altitude of about 4,000ft above the Baillieston area of Glasgow, when the pilot and non-flying pilot saw an object “loom ahead” at a range of about 100m. The...
  • Smoking marijuana...makes men’s sperm ‘lazily swim in circles’ say experts

    09/02/2017 11:19:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    UK daily mail ^ | 9/2/17 | Scott Campbell
    Men who smoke too much marijuana could face fertility problems because the drug makes sperm 'mellow' causing it to 'swim in circles'. Cannabis - which is the most widely-used illegal drug in Britain - tends to leave users feeling chilled out and relaxed. But now researchers have revealed that it has the same effect on sperm and regular weed smoking can cut counts of the cells by as much as a third.
  • Another Possible Victory For The GOP

    08/31/2017 9:29:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    IÂ’m no saint, nor have I ever professed to be. There are too many people currently living who could give testimony to the contrary should I ever decide to, so I wonÂ’t here. With that out of the way (itÂ’ll make more sense later in the piece), there is an area on the issue of this countryÂ’s drug laws where Republicans could both do the right thing and win some support. LetÂ’s be honest: there isnÂ’t much to vote for in the in 2018 midterm elections. For Democrats itÂ’s all about not being Donald Trump. They arenÂ’t offering up much,...
  • Traffic fatalities linked to pot are up sharply in Colorado

    08/28/2017 6:09:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 75 replies
    KKTV ^ | 8-28-17
    Federal and state data show that the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the most comprehensive look yet into whether roads in the state have become more dangerous since the drug's legalization. It shows that Increasingly potent levels of marijuana were found in positive-testing drivers who died in crashes in Front Range counties. The trends coincide with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado. However, Colorado transportation and public safety officials say the rising number...
  • Netflix develops marijuana strains based on its original shows

    08/26/2017 2:10:34 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 25, 2017 | Guardian Staff
    Netflix has co-created a set of cannabis strains based on a selection of its most popular original shows. The set, called The Netflix Collection, will be sold as part of a pop-up event at Alternative Herbal Health Services in West Hollywood from 25-27 August to legal medical marijuana card-holding customers. Federal laws prevent the products being available by mail and Netflix will not be profiting from any of the sales. “Each strain was cultivated with the specific shows in mind, designed to complement each title based on their tone,” a press release read. “For example, sillier shows may be more...
  • People keep leaving financial services for the legalized cannabis industry

    08/10/2017 8:06:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    e-financial careers ^ | August 10, 2017 | Dan Butcher
    Quitting finance to focus on marijuana sounds like it’s something that involves finding yourself by surfing and living in a beach hut in California. But with momentum building for the legalization of cannabis in the U.S. – 29 states and the District of Columbia have laws legalized marijuana in some form – finance professionals are increasingly viewing it as a big business opportunity. The number of jobs that the cannabis industry is creating continues to increase. New Frontier Data, a research and analytics firm, projects that the legal cannabis market will create more than 250m jobs by 2020 – more...
  • Construction underway on 234,000 square foot cannabis grow facility (180 jobs in Colorado)

    08/08/2017 10:24:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    KKTV-TV ^ | August 8, 2017 | Adam Uhernik
    PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) - On Tuesday morning Doyen Elements officially broke ground on a 234-thousand square foot cannabis grow facility in Pueblo. It'll be located at 1900 Freeway Drive in Pueblo, which is the former Pepsi bottling facility. "We've taken the facility and we are retrofitting it into a 234,000 square foot grow facility that will be developed into three separate phases," said Geoff Thompson with Doyen Elements. "Phase one will take 9-11 months and then the next two phases through an 18 to 24 month period of time." Once construction is complete the entire facility will run 24 hours...
  • Marijuana company plans to turn town of Nipton, California into pot paradise

    08/04/2017 3:25:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    cbs ^ | August 4, 2017, 2:04 PM
    American Green Inc. announced Thursday it is buying all 80 acres of Nipton, which includes its Old West-style hotel, a handful of houses, an RV park and a coffee shop. It says it plans to transform the old Gold Rush town into what it calls "an energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination." The town's current owner, Roxanne Lang, said the sale is still in escrow, but confirmed American Green is the buyer. She declined to reveal the price before the sale closes, but noted she and her late husband, Gerald Freeman, listed the property at $5 million when they put it up...
  • AG Sessions Marijuana Task force: Dont mess with legal weed

    08/04/2017 2:25:14 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 225 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 4, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, a group of prosecutors and federal law enforcement officials, has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance the attorney general’s aggressively anti-marijuana views. The group’s report largely reiterates the current Justice Department policy on marijuana.
  • Marijuana Grower Buys Entire California Town to Build ‘Pot Town, USA’

    08/04/2017 6:53:14 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 16 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | Aug. 3, 2017 | T.A. Reid
    A publicly traded marijuana grower, American Green Inc., has made a bold play on California’s marijuana legalization: It just bought an entire town.
  • Puerto Rico betting on medical marijuana to help ease crisis

    08/02/2017 1:30:53 PM PDT · by cll · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 08/01/2017 | Danica Coto
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating millions in revenue and tens of thousands of jobs. Aponte, a 29-year-old biologist and chemical engineer, had been thinking of joining the wave of young Puerto Rican professionals heading to the U.S. to seek work — an exodus that has aggravated the U.S. territory’s woes. But then he saw the saw the island’s medical marijuana industry start to expand, and found one of the...
  • California has too much pot, and growers won't be able to export the surplus

    A leader of California’s marijuana industry warned Wednesday that the state’s cannabis growers produce eight times the pot that is consumed in the state so some will face “painful” pressure to reduce crops under new state regulations that will ban exports after Jan. 1.
  • Nevada judge denies request to stop pot emergency rules

    07/25/2017 6:22:50 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 42 replies
    http://www.ktnv.com ^ | Posted: 1:22 PM, Jul 25, 2017 | Unknown
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A Nevada judge has denied a request from a group of alcohol distributors to stop the recently approved emergency regulations that allow the state to license some retailers to transport pot from growers to storefronts.</p>
  • Smoking Marijuana And Not Getting Killed By Cops Is WHITE PRIVILEGE Now(SMH)

    07/24/2017 9:40:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/23/2017 | Eric Owens
    An alternative weekly newspaper in Portland, Oregon has announced the discovery of the new white privilege of allegedly smelling like marijuana and not getting killed by police during traffic stops. The Portland Mercury announced its discovery of this new white privilege last week in a section called Cannabuzz. The new white privilege of smelling like marijuana and not getting shot by cops revealed itself to the Cannabuzz writer, Josh Jardine, around the time of the one-year anniversary of the death of 32-year-old black gun owner Philando Castile at the hands of a suburban Minneapolis police officer.
  • Marijuana Stock Investors, Take Note: The Weed Industry Could Create 283,422 Jobs by 2020

    07/23/2017 3:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | July 23, 2017 | Sean Williams
    The cannabis industry could have a notable economic impact, if the U.S. federal government stays out of the way. Investors are always on the lookout for fast-growing industries, which means there's no surprise why marijuana stocks have been such strong performers over the past year. Far more pot stocks than not with a market cap of at least $200 million have doubled or tripled in value over the past year. Optimistic growth figures for the industry are seemingly everywhere. Aside from the fact that a record number of Americans surveyed by Gallup and CBS News want to see cannabis legalized...