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 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.
A pro-cannabis group in Arizona halts its 2016 legalization effort. The Massachusetts retailers association comes out against pot legalization. Michigan may not legalize cannabis due a signature deadline. A group intensifies its effort to defeat marijuana legalization in Maine.
As cannabis grows in Oregon, so do investors. Cannabis edibles were legalized in Oregon on Thursday. Bernie Sanders is campaigning on a legalization platform in California. A Ventura police chief becomes face of opposition to Californian legalization of recreational cannabis. The Public Policy Institute Of California finds 60% support for legalization.
Employers can still fire you if you smoke in Colorado. The University of Washington will host a conference on June 14. The US Federal Reserve shared that retail storefront demand picks up in legal states. SAM announced a $300k war-chest to stop legalization. The cannabis movement may be overextended with the false promise of tax revenue. A Los Angeles man got high and killed his wife. A lawsuit claims edible marijuana is to blame.
Drug testing companies are working to block legalization in the US. Legalized cannabis may lead to more underage use. British Columbia may harvest revenue from cannabis. Trudeau has caused parliamentary chaos around cannabis legalization. A former cabinet minister of the Canadian government will head a legalization panel. A new law from the U.N. allows for international legalization.