Recreational Marijuana News

Synonyms: 
lifestyle
recreational
Wed
16
Jan

New York and New Jersey governors call for marijuana legalization

 
The Democratic governors of New York and New Jersey each set goals to legalize recreational marijuana as part of their 2019 agendas, declaring in separate State of the State speeches Tuesday that new laws should raise state revenue and redress past criminal and economic injustice.

 

 

 

Phil Murphy. Photographer: Allison Joyce/Bloomberg

Wed
16
Jan

Cannabis in congress: Why federally legal weed could soon be a reality

Even with the government shutdown that’s been ominously hovering over Washington these past three weeks, there’s still a fresh Congress in town. That means the nation’s 535 lawmakers are in the first stages of trying to get their favored pet issues on the radar of party leaders. That focused energy and flowery optimism that marks the start of any new Congress is different this year for marijuana proponents, because this time around they believe they can actually pass some sweeping cannabis reforms.

Wed
16
Jan

Rhode Island's recreational marijuana proposal would be one of the strictest in the nation

Yesterday Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo introduced her plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, writes Joseph Misulonas. However, the governor said she did so "reluctantly," and that may explain why Rhode Island's legalization proposal would be one of the strictest in the country.

Wed
16
Jan

Opinion: Some growers complacent about using irradiation on cannabis

Imagine coming home from a grocery store and opening a bag of fresh bread, only to find it covered with mould. There’s a bright green symbol on the bag, and the words “treated with radiation.” The bread has been run through the equivalent of an X-ray machine and the mould, while clearly visible, is now dead. The baker provides confident assurances that the fuzzy slice is safe to eat, albeit not as appetizing as usual.

Still want a bite?

Wed
16
Jan

Pot retailers forced into waiting game after Ontario's licence lottery

Some of Ontario's potential cannabis retailers say they are in wait-and-see mode after the province awarded 25 potential retailers the right to apply for cannabis retail licences on Friday.

The country’s largest cannabis retailer – National Access Cannabis Co. (META.V) - was among the many companies shut out on Friday and its CEO viewed the lottery as a flawed process.

“Taking 25 would-be, hopeful retailers, bringing them in and hoping that they’re going to be successful? That’s very low probability,” said Mark Goliger, the company’s CEO, in an interview with BNN Bloomberg on Monday.

Tue
15
Jan

Here's how many people In the world consume cannabis

Ever wonder how many people in the world consume cannabis? Well, if you're one of them, then you're in the company of 182 million, 999 thousand, 999 others. That's approximately how many people enjoy marijuana worldwide according to the 2017 edition of the United Nations' World Drug Report, which says the number could be as high as 238 million people worldwide (nearly double the population of Mexico).

Tue
15
Jan

What makes a hotel 420-friendly? Portland's jupiter hotel might have the answer

Despite the cannabis industry’s multi-million-dollar boon, the hospitality industry has been anything but hospitable to cannabis, even in legal states, writes Courtney Eldridge.

Tue
15
Jan

Michigan companies are 'gifting' marijuana, at least until legal pot stores open

While Michigan voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2018, there are, of yet, no licensed stores from which to buy it in the state. Consequently, companies are turning to other options for distributing the substance within their borders, writes Brandon Hicks.

Tue
15
Jan

If legal marijuana leads to murder, what’s up in the Netherlands?

In 1971’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a mescaline-infused Hunter S. Thompson and his Benzedrine-addicted attorney infiltrate a police conference, where they are amused and appalled by the naïveté of the people charged with enforcing drug laws.
Thompson captures the tone with a fictionalized bulletin, “Know Your Dope Fiend,” that warns officers: 

Tue
15
Jan

Arizonans consumed 61 tons of medical marijuana in 2018

Medical-marijuana patients in Arizona smoked, vaped, dabbed, ate, or otherwise consumed a record 61 tons of cannabis products in 2018, state records show.

The state Department of Health Services published its annual end-of-the-year report on Monday, January 14, and as usual it's got a shit-ton of interesting data for anyone interested in Arizona's experience with state-legal weed.

One of the first numbers from our calculator that caught our eye: Arizona dispensaries sold 2.5 tons of edibles alone last year. That happens to be the total amount of all medical-marijuana products sold in Arizona dispensaries in 2012, the first full year of their existence. You've come a long way, patients.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Recreational Marijuana News