September Cannabis Roundup

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 19, 2020
September Cannabis News: Will drinking milk from cows fed hemp get you high? Fewer vaping illnesses in legal weed states, and Colorado breaks another marijuana sales record.
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Black Lives Matter

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 10, 2020
Without centering racial justice and social equity, legalizing marijuana is not enough to undo the impact of a decades-long war on drugs on minority communities.
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3 New States Vote to Legalize Cannabis in 2020

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 11, 2020
At the beginning of 2020, three states already have marijuana legislation appearing on ballots this November. South Dakotans will have a double dose of marijuana initiatives, as voters decide on both medical and adult-use legalization. Medical marijuana is on the ballot in Mississippi, and New Jersey will give legalizing recreational marijuana another go.
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Cannabis Brings New Life to Small Towns

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 20, 2019
In small towns like Smith Falls, Ontario, and Trinidad, Durango and Cortez in Colorado, Cannabis is bringing new opportunities and revenue to places in desperate need of hope.
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Farm Bill Allows Cultivation of Hemp & CBD

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 14, 2018
The Senate passed the 2018 Farm Bill 87-13 on Tuesday, a huge step towards legalizing hemp cultivation. The bill would remove industrial hemp from the federal government's list of controlled substances and categorize it as an agricultural product...
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Massachusetts Rolls Out Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 22, 2018
Voters in Massachusetts legalized adult-use marijuana back in 2016, and two long years later adult-use pot shops opened in Leicester and Northampton, making them the first retail stores on the East Coast to have legalized recreational sales..
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FDA says CBD Should be Descheduled, but There’s a Catch

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 3, 2018
In a newly released memo, the U.S. FDA suggested cannabidiol (CBD) should be removed from the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule 5. Drugs in this category are considered to have a low potential for abuse and include over-the-counter medications...
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Seattle Court Dismisses More Than 500 Marijuana Convictions

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 28, 2018
The Seattle Municipal Court unanimously agreed to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions in the city from 1996 to 2010, when laws shifted to legalization. This will result in more than 500 cannabis cases being dropped...
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Red & Swing States Warming Up to Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 12, 2018
Last month, Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana. Oklahoma has long been known as a "law-and-order" state, so the fact that a medical marijuana initiative passed with a 57% win shows just how much public opinion has shifted...
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Millennials Could Bring the End of Cannabis Prohibition

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 25, 2018
Millennials are blamed for all sorts of things, from declining beer sales to shuttered chain restaurants to the end of bar soap. But there's one thing we can definitely thank millennials for: their love of cannabis...
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Colorado 4/20 Week: Everything You Need to now

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 4, 2018
Cannabis has come a long way since Denver held its first annual 4/20 Rally back in 2007. Along with the growing acceptance of cannabis, the celebration of cannabis culture in the Mile High City has grown from one annual rally to a week chock full of 4/20 events...
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CBD Makes Inroads Even in States with Restrictive Cannabis Laws

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 21, 2018
While the end of marijuana prohibition is spreading across the U.S., there are still some states that are reluctant to enter into the brave new world of cannabis. But data compiled by MJ Business Daily shows even in states with restrictive cannabis laws, there are still signs of progress--especially when it comes to CBD.
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Mapping the Cannabis Genome

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 28, 2018
Last month, two Colorado companies announced that they had mapped the cannabis genome. Sunrise Genetics, based in Fort Collins and Boulder-based CBDRx/Functional Remedies teamed up to map cannabis' 10 chromosomes...
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Jobs in Cannabis Continue to Skyrocket

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 7, 2018
Employment in the cannabis industry is eclipsing some of the fastest-growing fields in the country, including healthcare and tech. Across the U.S., it's estimated that some 122,000 people work in cannabis...
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More States Legalizing Marijuana in 2018

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 10, 2018
2018 could be one of the most active years for marijuana legalization, with 12 states are slated to vote on recreational or medical marijuana proposals...
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