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Mon
31
Dec

Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years

Cannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past decade, according to the first study to track changes in the drug across the continent.

The study, published on Sunday in the journal Addiction and conducted by researchers from the University of Bath and King’s College London, finds that both cannabis resin and herbal cannabis have increased in strength and price with potentially harmful consequences for users.

In herbal cannabis, concentrations of THC – the main psychoactive constituent of cannabis which has been linked to psychosis – increased from 5% in 2006 to 10% in 2016.

Fri
28
Dec

Boulder County DA moving on from old marijuana convictions

Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty is introducing a new initiative called “Moving On from Marijuana”, and as a result of the new initiative, the District Attorney’s office will file motions to vacate old marijuana convictions on behalf of qualifying defendants.

Prior to December 2012, when Amendment 64 became effective, using and possessing small amounts of marijuana was illegal and prosecuted. The same use and possession of small amounts of marijuana are not illegal today.

Fri
28
Dec

Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018 with $10B worth of investments

The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.

Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, while conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana. Canada ushered in broad legalization, and Mexico's Supreme Court set the stage for that country to follow.

Fri
28
Dec

With Ohio's first medical marijuana dispensaries opening, Cincinnati area not quite ready

With the first medical marijuana dispensary opening soon near Steubenville, attention will soon shift to southwest Ohio, where the dispensaries are still not ready for business.

The original hope was for the medicinal marijuana program in Ohio to be up and running by Sept. 8. That has not happened as the dispensaries in Hamilton County are in varying degrees of construction or development. One of the local dispensaries is still under construction, while another has reserved parking spots, but can't see inside to know how far along it is. Another one has a new, green roof.

Thu
27
Dec

Cannabis deliveries to be legal everywhere in California

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released the newest changes to regulations for adult-use cannabis and manufacturing earlier this month. Some proposed rules have bummed out the cannabis industry while others are relatively exciting. One of these proposals is the allowance of cannabis delivery throughout California—even to municipalities that have banned it.

Released Dec. 7, the language in the Phase III regulations says that “a delivery employee may deliver to any jurisdiction within the State of California provided that such delivery is conducted in compliance with all delivery provisions of this division.” Such needs for compliance include driving an unbranded car and tracking the vehicle with GPS. 

Mon
24
Dec

Legal pot changes the work of some drug detection dogs

Marijuana is now legal in much of our region. The new industry is generating billions of dollars and creating thousands of jobs, but it's also creating instability, restructuring and some layoffs for one group of workers - drug detection dogs. 

Pueblo Police Department's K9 Detective Widget is always ready for work and play. The pot-sniffing 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, has helped make millions of dollars in drug busts during her four years on the force, but now she has a new partner.

Sage is a 2-year-old golden lab. The two dogs' human handler, Detective Vince Petkosek says like Widget, Sage is trained to find heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, Ecstasy and psilocybin mushrooms, but she is not trained on marijuana.

Fri
21
Dec

Marijuana legalization in New York can't just be about making money. It should be about making amends

 

There is only one way to characterize Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to make legalizing recreational marijuana a priority in the 2019 legislative session: As part of the march towards justice, tearing down the systemic inequalities in our country’s policies and creating a United States that reflects the diversity and beliefs of its people.

Mon
17
Dec

How A NASA scientist could trigger the next cannabis boom

Marijuana spent this year finding its feet. It may spend next year surfing a big wave of profits.

Marijuana 1.0 was all about the legalization drive, the dumping of billions of dollars of cash into the industry and mouthwatering, legitimizing mergers and consolidations—but it was a jockeying exercise in capacity expansion.

Marijuana 2.0 could be just as big a deal—it’s about the technological tweaks that will actually make this industry profitable.

It involves Big Data, AI, automation and a host of other tech tweaks that will increase profitability and open up vast new markets in key verticals. That includes everything from recreational use and OTC pain and sleep relief to pharmaceuticals and beauty/nutraceuticals.

Mon
17
Dec

US Attorney holds conference against marijuana legalization

Marijuana legalization is reaching all-time highs for public support, but some officials still show opposition to the change. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, who is in charge of the Southern District of West Virginia, held an invite-only one-day symposium in Charleston.

The event, titled “The Colorado Experiment: A  Look Back and What You Need to Know” included guest speaker Bob Troyer, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado.

Fri
14
Dec

Here's your chance to get paid to smoke weed

A Canadian company is offering a dream job for cannabis connoisseurs: the opportunity to get paid for smoking weed, writes Calvin Hughes. 

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