Cannabis In The News

A First, Oregon State Fair to Feature Marijuana

OREGONLIVE.COM – The Oregon State Fair celebrates oddities like the “curviest vegetable” and the “most misshapen fruit.” Fairgoers can marvel over award-winning onions and pumpkins and snap photos of the top pig and llama. This year, the state fair is adding a new attraction: prize-winning …

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Weed Smoking is Welcome, State Can ‘Go to Hell’

KOMONEWS.COM – A controversial Olympia sports bar recently had its liquor license suspended for allowing patrons to smoke marijuana, but the bar’s owner is defying the order — and it’s not the first time for Frankie Schnarrs. Schnarrs is the owner of Frankie’s Sports Pub …

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Packaging Delivers High Level of Distinction for Cannabis Beverage Powder

PACKAGINGDIGEST.COM – A Seattle-based company specializing in packaged marijuana products distinguishes with a unique packaging design. Potshotz (produced by Prohibition Gold) are single-serve, 1-g stick packs of neutral-tasting, quick-dissolving powder, housed in a tent-style outer carton. Company owners Greg Walters and Tom Williams detected significant …

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Edibles Getting Into Colorado Children’s Hands

NYTIMES.COM – To a child on the prowl for sweets, that brownie, cookie or bear-shaped candy left on the kitchen counter is just asking to be gobbled up. But in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notably Colorado, that child may end up …

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Could Legal Marijuana Make L.A.’s Homeless Crisis Worse?

LATIMES.COM – Faced with an intractable and growing homeless crisis, two weeks ago, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors made a bold and largely unprecedented move: It approved a November ballot measure that would impose a 10% tax on gross receipts of medical marijuana as …

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Medical Marijuana Is Saving $165M A Year For Medicare

FORBES.COM – This news will give anti-marijuana crusaders fits. A new study in the journal Health Affairs looked in great detail at prescription drug usage in U.S. states that have legalized medical marijuana. Researchers Ashley Bradford and David Bradford collected Medicare data for the period 2010-2013 …

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Chart Shows Why Pharma Companies Are Fighting Legal Marijuana

WASHINGTONPOST.COM – There’s a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. But that’s …

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Downtown Seattle Finally Has Legal Weed Stores

SEATTLEPI.COM – The dealer at Victor Steinbrueck Park who says “This is legal marijuana!” is wrong, but the two state-licensed marijuana stores now open in the core of downtown Seattle are right on the money. Have a Heart, between First Avenue and Second Avenue on …

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Growing Female Interest in Marijuana

LEAFLY.COM – More women are getting into cannabis, a somewhat unsurprising trend given the cannabis movement’s strong momentum over the past few years. But how quickly is female interest in cannabis growing, and which states have the most cannabis-curious ladies? We dove into our data …

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Canada to Introduce Legislation in 2017 to Legalize Sale of Marijuana

WASHINGTONPOST.COM – The Canadian government announced Wednesday that it will introduce legislation next year to decriminalize and legalize the sale of marijuana, making Canada the first G7 country to permit widespread use of the substance. The announcement was made by Canada’s health minister, Jane Philpott, …

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