There could be more delays to Massachusetts marijuana law. New Massachusetts pot law needs minor fixes, not big delays. Massachusetts is banking on the pot industry. Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg on marijuana legalization. New Hamphire cops worry about impact of Massachusetts pot law.
Recount for Maine‘s Question 2 withdrawn. Investors bet Maine legal marijuana will boost warehouse rents.
California legalized marijuana setting scores of defendants free. California treasurer to study legal marijuana and banking. The Tax Man Cometh: California ponders legal pot, paying up.
What does a Trump Administration mean for legal marijuana? Trump adds another marijuana opponent to his Cabinet. Obama says marijuana should be treated like â€œcigarettes or alcohol.â€Â Former Washington Attorney General says â€œitâ€™s possibleâ€ feds will raid pot shops when Trump takes power.Â County attorney in Arizona calls on Trump to end medical marijuana â€œcharade.â€ Activists fear a battle ahead with Sessions.
Canadian public will have to wait for much-anticipated task force report on legalizing pot. Marijuana advocates skeptical about Canada‘s path to legal pot. Trudeauâ€™s lead on legalizing marijuana lobbied during cash-for-access fundraiser. Canadian recreational pot sales could reach $6 billion by 2021.Â Eight burning questions about the coming Canadian pot report. Planning to grow legal pot in Canada? Check real estate rules first. Canadian flower growers turn to weed ahead of pot legalization. Canada may face marijuana shortage when itâ€™s legalized. Alberta to be home to â€˜worldâ€™s largestâ€™ legal marijuana grow operation. Canada‘s reefer madness reaches new heights as rivals merge.
With Oregon legal pot, warehouses cash in on rent. Oregon strict pot rules hurting fledgling industry.
Could Colorado legal pot help solve homeless epidemic? Murkowski to feds: Let Alaskan marijuana users buy guns. Alaska collecting first tax deposits from pot businesses. Inside story on how Texas advocates are mobilizing for marijuana reform. South Dakota marijuana advocates hope to blaze effective path to legalization. Countdown to Nevada legal pot: Not everything will be legal.
Vice: The challenges facing legal weed in America. RAND: The legal marijuana middle ground. Is transporting marijuana legally between states still a pipe dream? Cannabis real estate company hits Wall Street with a whimper in downsized IPO.
California marijuana legalization comes with legal reprieves. Medical marijuana is legal in California. Except when itâ€™s not. California town looking to cash in on growth in legal marijuana.
Prohibition of pot use in Nevada casinos likely to continue. Massachusetts pot shops may be delayed to mid-2018. Two men from legal marijuana states sentenced for pot in Idaho. Legal marijuana already on the table again in Arizona.Â Why Arizona lawmakers should legalize marijuana.Â As neighbors legalize marijuana, New Hampshire advocates see opening for decriminalization. RAND Corporation Report: Insights for other jurisdictions from analysis of Vermont legalization possibilities.
Sessions appointment sparks fears among legal pot advocates. States fear what Trump means for legal marijuana laws. Sessions could scrap policy memorandum allowing protecting state-legalized marijuana. Editorial: Marijuana legalization should be up to the states.
Forbes: Legalized marijuana could drive a new tech boom. Legal marijuana poses new problems for employee drug testing. Some companies trying to make pot growing a green industry using LED lights. Why projecting marijuana use after legalization is so difficult. Alcohol industry ponders effect of cannabis legalization.
Marijuana is becoming a billion-dollar business in Canada; now all it has to do is become legal.Â Canada can learn how to legalize pot from Americaâ€™s example. Whatâ€™s in your pot in Canada?
United Kingdom could be forced to consider marijuana legalization. United Kingdom should legalize marijuana and make $1.3 billion a year in tax revenue, report finds.
Oregon charts an uneven course toward legal marijuana sales. Oregon cities setting rules after opting in to legal pot. Bonfires of moldy pot in Oregon.
Does Colorado regret legalizing marijuana? New poll says voters see pot as boon to state. Colorado pot paradox: Recreational marijuana is legal, but it’s tough to find a place to consume it. Colorado regulators ban marijuana use in businesses that serve alcohol.
Everything you want to know about California legal weed but forgot to ask. With California legalization, marijuana industry approaches â€˜the end of the beginning.â€™Â California black market weed growers suffer as medical growers go corporate with legalization. Taxes get higher on newly legalized pot as California cities and counties move to take their own cut. Sacramento region scrambles to regulate pot growers after passage of Prop. 64. San Diego illegal pot delivery services stealing business from legal dispensaries. South Bay prepares for legal pot sales after Prop. 64 passes.
Tax revenue from New Jersey legal pot would be ‘blood money,’ Christie says.Â Will New Hampshire follow in marijuana legalization? Massachusetts marijuana gold rush? Walmart of weed? Not so fast. How Texas advocates are mobilizing for weed reform. After Nevada vote, uneven approach emerges in pot law enforcement.
Will the Trump administration go to war against legal weed? Trump‘s pick for attorney general may be bad news for legal marijuana. With Jeff Sessions‘ appointment to attorney general, does marijuana legalization go up in smoke? Trump‘s pick for attorney general: “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” Three reasons Trump is unlikely to go after legal marijuana.
A test for marijuana impairment? A UMass professor has an app for that.
As more states legalize marijuana, investors and marketers line up. How the cannabis industry could act as a catalyst for the evolution of our stagnant banking system.Â The little-known costs of the unbanked: Another aspect of the pot industryâ€™s uphill financial battle.
November 19, 2016
Legal pot won big at the ballot box last week. Now the realÂ challengesÂ start. Five immediateÂ concernsÂ for states with new marijuana laws. A public health framework for legalized retail marijuana based on theÂ USÂ experience: Avoiding a newÂ tobaccoÂ industry.
Now what? AÂ CaliforniaÂ dispensary owner, a scientist, a defense expert and a city managerÂ reflectÂ on the new pot law. Gateway to drugs? AÂ CaliforniaÂ border cityâ€™sÂ futureÂ in a legal pot world. The marijuana-initiativeÂ blunderÂ that could costÂ CaliforniaÂ millions of dollars.
New JerseyÂ lawmakersÂ eyeÂ ColoradoÂ ballot question that scares pot industry. ColoradoÂ voters approve marijuana use inÂ bars–but thereâ€™s a catch. ColoradoÂ offersÂ tipsÂ toÂ MassachusettsÂ on coping with legal marijuana. Lawmaker discussesÂ impactÂ legalizing marijuana inÂ NevadaÂ will have onÂ Utah. Legal marijuana sits close by most ofÂ Idaho‘sÂ borders.
Lawmakers shouldn’t â€˜dilly dallyâ€™considering revisions to newÂ MassachusettsÂ marijuana law. MassachusettsÂ legalÂ home-grownÂ marijuana on track for December despite concerns.
Multiple marijuana legalizationÂ billsÂ introduced inÂ Texas. The tideÂ turnsÂ on legalizing pot inÂ Virginia. MaineÂ opponents of legalized marijuana set to requestÂ recount, at cost of $500,000. Group pushes ballot proposal to legalize marijuana inÂ MichiganÂ for theÂ 2018Â ballot.Â
Will PresidentÂ TrumpÂ legalizeÂ weed? Marijuana industryÂ waryÂ ofÂ Trump-Administration. Marijuana advocates wait forÂ Trumpâ€™sÂ stanceÂ on legalized cannabis.Â
Legal marijuana expansion brings rush of businessÂ conferences. Legal pot poses a problem forÂ gun buyers.
Support for marijuana legalization and predictors of intentions to use marijuana more often in response to legalization amongÂ USÂ young adults.
CanadaÂ needsÂ driver educationÂ before legalizing marijuana.Â
BerlinÂ to trial legal marijuanaÂ plan.
November 14, 2016
Marijuana wins big on election night. How pot won the election.
California legalizes marijuana in vote that could echo nationally. California scrambles to implement new recreational pot law. Colorado voters approve, reject local pot sales ballot measures. Massachusetts official wants to extend theÂ deadlineÂ to open pot shops, alter parts of the law.Â Connecticut Governor Malloy reconsidering opposition to legal marijuana.
Donald Trump and marijuana: Will the two biggest winners of 2016 get along? Marijuana industry keeps a wary eye on how Trump will respond to pot legalization. Pres. Obama‘s artful stance allowed pot legalization to march ahead; Trump calls it â€˜state issue.â€™What the future of marijuana legalization could look like under President Trump.
MarketÂ for legal pot could pass $20 billion. Marijuana company prepares toÂ cross state lines, as legally as possible. The opportunities and pitfalls for the legalized marijuanaÂ industry.Â
November 6, 2016
If Prop 64 passes, what happens to prisoners convicted of marijuana charges?Â Marijuana ballot initiatives could get people whoâ€™ve doneÂ timeÂ for drugs back on their feet.
California sees dollar signs with marijuana legalization; local municipalities are looking toÂ cash in.Â Bay AreaÂ cities scramble to set rules onÂ CaliforniaÂ recreational marijuana.Â Proposition 64: It makes pot legal to have, but not to buy â€” at first.Â Prop. 64: Reefer madness cured by legalization, education, treatment?Â Nancy Pelosi backs Prop 64.Â Opinion: California is ill-prepared for legal recreational marijuana. Who is funding the effort to legalize marijuana in California?
A “no-b.s.” guide to Prop 64.Â Humboldt County donates little to Proposition 64 campaigns. Seven reasons in support of Prop 64.Â Prop 64 is really a real estate story, and that has big implications for California.Â Younger voters overwhelmingly favor Prop 64, which is likely to pass, poll finds. Risks and benefitsÂ to Prop 64.
ClintonÂ andÂ TrumpÂ doÂ agreeÂ on one thingâ€”the right to use marijuana.Â Pot is popular among Clintonâ€™s natural constituencies in Nevada, but sheâ€™s quiet on whether to legalize it.Â Sheldon Adelson fights marijuana legalization while funding medical marijuanaÂ research.
Colorado‘sÂ marijuana industry is becoming an economic steamroller, creating over 18,000 new jobs. This Colorado county embraced the marijuana industry. Now it might ban pot businesses.
Massachusetts Attorney General rips pot industry, wants question defeated.Â Massachusetts opponents of marijuana legalization stress health dangers.
Supporters, foes ofÂ ArizonaÂ legalized marijuana in late push toÂ swayÂ vote.
PotÂ startupsÂ flying high withÂ CaliforniaÂ poised to legalize marijuana. PrivateÂ equity fund raises $100 million for cannabis startups.Â Want your marijuanaÂ startupÂ to succeed? Study patent law.Â Why marijuana will be aÂ â€˜shadowâ€™ businessÂ for a long time.
Weed or wine? Alcohol sellers question if voters can handle both.Â Is marijuana mind-set changing in theÂ Bible Belt? Meet marijuanaâ€™s top evangelist.
Financial advice: Marijuana shakes taboo but itâ€™s still a bad investment.Â Legal pot is still a tough deal for investors.
Voters ready to legalize pot for tens of millions across U.S.Â President Obama: New legal states would force the federalÂ governmentâ€™s hand on marijuana.Â The trend toward legalizing recreational marijuana.Â A watershed moment for marijuana legalization.Â Opinion: If you think theÂ war on drugsÂ is a miserable failure, you should vote to legalize pot.
British Columbia should have â€˜zeroâ€™ tolerance for drivers found to be intoxicated by marijuana, solicitor-general says.
November 4, 2016
Pot-legalization movement seeks firstÂ footholdÂ in Northeast with upcoming votes inÂ MaineÂ andÂ Massachusetts.Â IsÂ Massachusetts‘Â Question 4Â the wrong way to legalize marijuana?Â TheÂ Catholic ChurchÂ is leading the fight against legal pot inÂ MassachusettsÂ with an $850,000 contribution.Â Marijuana entrepreneurs eyeÂ MassachusettsÂ marketÂ on eve of ballot initiative.Â
Residents ofÂ AlaskaÂ now have a place toÂ buyÂ state-legal marijuana.Â Voters to decide whether to legalizeÂ recreationalÂ marijuana inÂ Nevada.Â California‘sÂ Proposition 64Â would legalize recreational use of marijuana though it’s illegal under federal law. How will that work? ColoradoÂ officials take issue with anÂ ArizonaÂ anti-marijuanaÂ group’s portrayal of their state’s experience with legal weed.
Marijuana legalization could get a boost in a DemocraticÂ Senate.Â After the election, marijuana could be legal for recreational or medical use inÂ 29 states.Â Pharmaceutical companies developing THC-based drugs expect to see theirÂ stocksÂ surge after election day.Â Bloomberg: skittish lenders drive the legal pot economyÂ underground.
60 Minutes report onÂ The Pot Vote. Watch the first 60 Minutes report on pot fromÂ 1970. Would you use pot if it were legal? 54% of AmericansÂ polledÂ changed their answer depending on the scenario.
Legal marijuana could be aÂ cash cowÂ forÂ CanadaÂ – but not right away, says Parliamentary Budget Officer.
October 28, 2016
Ballot initiatives in nine states may make November 8thÂ aÂ turning pointÂ for legal marijuana.Â This electionÂ could be the tipping point for nationalÂ legalization.
Boston City Councilor attempts to guarantee a fair shot forÂ MassachusettsÂ minority-owned businessesÂ if marijuana becomes legal. Â If marijuana is legalized inÂ Masschusetts, theÂ tax rateÂ could get higher. Â MassachusettsÂ trooperâ€™sÂ widowÂ makes emotional plea against legalizing marijuana.Â If legalized, pot inÂ MassachusettsÂ still cannot be smoked onÂ campus.Â Legalization of recreational marijuana inÂ MassachusettsÂ could impactÂ ConnecticutÂ border towns.
Five things that must happen forÂ New JerseyÂ to legalizeÂ recreationalÂ marijuana.Â Marijuana legalization could be â€˜game changerâ€™ forÂ New Jersey’sÂ economy.
TheÂ EffectÂ of State-Level Legalizations (spoiler: the pro-legalization Cato Foundation claims it’s minimal).
Medical-marijuana entrepreneurs worry that legalizing commercial supply will make it harder for medical users to find high-CBD, low-THC products.
Washington‘sÂ testingÂ for marijuana raises medical, legal questions.
Pot growers make a â€˜green rushâ€™ toÂ Canada.Â Move toÂ legalizeÂ CanadianÂ pot easier said than done. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â O Cannabis! Explore theÂ futureÂ of marijuana inÂ Canada.
October 24, 2016
Yes on Initiative 300: Denver measure is a reasonable test of social pot use.Â Colorado law enforcement officials warn dangers of legalizing marijuana. Denverâ€™s marijuana policy office should be more transparent with pot-tax revenue.Â
Prop 64: What would legalized recreational potÂ mean for California?Â How would legalization affect the drug war at San Diego‘s Mexican border?Â California small pot farmers believe that good old-fashioned branding is the key to post-legalization success.Â Coalinga voters to decide if city can tax legal marijuana sales.
Casino magnate Adelson gives $2Â millionÂ to fight Nevada pot measure.Â Michigan should follow other states, legalize marijuana.
The risks of eating marijuana are most dangerous to inexperienced users. The future of cannabis sales is low-dosageÂ edibles.
Marijuana law conferences sprout up.Â Why is support for marijuana legalization hitting record heights?Â Why the pot-punitive IRS Code 280E isnâ€™t going anywhere.Â Business owners become donors in push to legalize marijuana.