July Cannabis Regulations, Laws & News

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 2, 2019
Juneau, Alaska says "yes" to on site consumption, medical cannabis could hit Louisiana shelves next week, and Oklahoma dispensary owners sue Facebook over being put in "jail"...
Read More
 

California Launches Social Media Campaign to Fight Cannabis Black Market

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 28, 2019
California is launching a new campaign to combat black market cannabis and support the legal marijuana industry. The campaign, dubbed “Get #weedwise,” is meant to encourage cannabis consumers to buy their marijuana from licensed dispensaries. “This public education campaign is the first to focus on educating consumers about the differences between cannabis purchased from licensed […]
Read More
 

Denver Decriminalizes Psilocybin (Mushrooms)

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 10, 2019
Denver has become the first city in the country to decriminalize psilocybin. While I-301 doesn't legalize mushrooms, it does make the cultivation and possession for personal low priority for police...
Read More
 

End of March Cannabis Industry News

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 29, 2019
3 Major movements in cannabis and hemp made headlines at the end of this March including: cannabis banking in West Virginia, failure to legalize it in New Jersey, and CVS pharmacy selling CBD products.
Read More
 

2018: The Year in Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 30, 2018
Another year, more legal cannabis! 2018 saw a ton of changes in the cannabis industry and support for legalization is at an all-time high. Check out our 2018 Year End Recap for this year's highlights.
Read More
 

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..
Read More
 

Marijuana Wins Big in Midterm Elections

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 16, 2018
Election Day is finally behind us, and there were big wins for marijuana legalization. Here's how the votes played out in Michigan, North Dakota, Missouri, and Utah...
Read More
 

Cannabis at the Ballot Box: Which States Will Legalize?

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 2, 2018
Four states have marijuana initiatives on the ballot this November, two to legalize recreational marijuana and two to legalize medical marijuana. With voting less than a week away, here's everything you need to know about which states could legalize cannabis...
Read More
 

Demand for CBD Fuels Support for New Research

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 24, 2018
There's been a lot of buzz around CBD these days, even before rumors that Coca-Cola is considering a CBD-infused beverage. The CBD industry has doubled in size in the last two years, and one cannabis research firm estimates that the cannabis market will reach $20 billion by 2020...
Read More
 

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...
Read More
 

South Africa Legalizes Recreational Cannabis Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2018
This week, South Africa became the first African country to legalize cannabis use. In a unanimous ruling, South Africa's highest court ruled that it was "unconstitutional and therefore invalid" to criminalize marijuana...
Read More
 

New Bill Would Allow VA Doctors to Legally Recommend Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 14, 2018
This week, the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act would give VA physicians the ability to legally recommend medical cannabis, plus it requires the VA to conduct additional studies and help veterans' access to cannabis across states with the aim at reducing opioid abuse.
Read More
 

California Marijuana Industry Faces Regulation Woes

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 8, 2018
The roll-out of adult-use sales in the world's largest cannabis market has been a bit of a mess - Rec marijuana sales became legal in California as of Jan. 1st, but, a whole slew of issues including steep taxes, licensing delays, regulations, and testing backlogs have contributed to plenty of frustration...
Read More
 

California Bans CBD Extracted from Hemp in Edibles

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 27, 2018
California health regulators announced that hemp-derived CBD cannot be used in edibles (both food and drink) for either humans or pets. The rule change is a huge blow to the state's industrial hemp industry and has left much confusion in its wake...
Read More
 

Health Dept: Coloradoans Know Their Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 26, 2018
With more dispensaries than Starbucks (in Denver, at least), Colorado's passion for weed probably comes as no surprise. But far from the stoner stereotype, Coloradoans are knowledgeable about marijuana laws, health effects, and risks...
Read More
 

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...
Read More
 

California Opens for Recreational Marijuana Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 4, 2018
Recreational marijuana sales in California officially began January 1. The most populous state in the nation, California is home to nearly 40 million people--and expectations are high that the state's marijuana market will earn billions of dollars...
Read More
 

2017: The Year in Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 27, 2017
2017 began with Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to end legalized marijuana, but just days away from the start of a new year, the weed industry is growing faster than ever...
Read More
 

Gorilla Glue Settles in Trademark Suit vs. Cannabis Strain

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 6, 2017
In what may be a sign of things to come, the adhesive brand Gorilla Glue Co. has reached a settlement with the Las Vegas-based cannabis company behind Gorilla Glue #4 (as well as #1 and #5). The Gorilla Glue Co. filed a trademark infringement suit against GG Strains back in March of this year...
Read More
 

Coloradoans Increasingly Turn to Marijuana for Relief

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2017
Consumer Research compiled data from Denver and Colorado Springs, the state's two largest cannabis markets. More than 40% of respondents said that they used marijuana to help them sleep, followed closely by those who use it to treat chronic and recurring pain...
Read More
 

Justice Department Blocks DEA Cannabis Research

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 17, 2017
A year after the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began accepting applications to grow cannabis for research, it appears that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are blocking researchers from moving ahead with their proposals...
Read More