Recreational Marijuana News

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Apr

Starting Line: Associatuion Startups Take Their Marks

The association startup space is budding just as much as the for-profit space is in Silicon Valley. Check out three examples of new groups that are starting to make an impact on fresh industries.

Association executives who were around in an organization’s early days might look back on those times fondly—long hours and late nights, learning by trial and error, and panicking when growth exceeded expectations. For associations still in their formative years, however, making it through each week, still standing, is cause for celebration.

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02
Apr

Canada's first branded marijuana company opens in Vancouver

Crop King Seeds is the first branded marijuana company in Canada that sells seeds for cannabis genetics at over 140 stores across Canada. 

With their head office located in the Penthouse of Gastown’s Dominion building, Crop King Seeds has over 20 strains of marijuana and 13 employees gearing up to become the next “Molson Canadian” of North America’s fastest growing industry.

Kyle (last name withheld), the owner of Crop King Seeds has been asked over and over during his time in the industry; why the marijuana business? “Why not? I could have gone into the trendy Micro Brewery industry but then I realized that alcohol is far more harmful and destructive than marijuana. I wanted to be a pioneer, a game changer to bring a positive change to our country and communities.”

Thu
02
Apr

CNN’s ‘High Profits’ tracks booming bud business in Colorado ski towns

Someday this will be a case study in business schools: the creation of a marijuana franchise starting with a lone store in a cute Victorian house on Main Street in Breckenridge. For viewers beyond Colorado, “High Profits” on CNN, an eight-part docu-series premiering April 19, may seem an outrageous curiosity. For locals accustomed to media scrutiny of the state’s legalized recreational weed industry, it’s just one more reality TV effort, hyped for suspense.

Thu
02
Apr

Colorado Lawmakers Scramble to Keep Millions in Marijuana Taxes

Robert Grandt worked in the grow room at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver last month. Hefty taxes on recreational marijuana have generated millions in state revenue. 

DENVER — In the State Capitol, they are calling it Refund Madness.

A year after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales, millions of tax dollars are rolling in, dedicated to funding school construction, marijuana education campaigns and armies of marijuana inspectors and regulators. But a legal snarl may force the state to hand that money back to marijuana consumers, growers and the public — and lawmakers do not want to.

Thu
02
Apr

Aaron Hernandez chain smoked marijuana, never failed NFL drug test

In the days and days and days of testimony at the Aaron Hernandez murder trial, there have been moments that presumably fit into the prosecution or defense somehow, but are interesting on their own.

Like the revelation on Wednesday that Hernandez "chain smoked" marijuana, sometimes up to an ounce a day. That is a lot of pot.

Thu
02
Apr

From Stoned Bunnies to Cannabis-Based Pet Care: What's the Effect of Pot on Animals?

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It appears that the DEA will stop at nothing to slow down and frustrate medical marijuana reform. That said, the latest "health warning" from the agency, this time in Utah, borders on the bizarre.

Special Agent Matt Fairbanks, a member of Utah's DEA marijuana eradication team, told a state panel of lawmakers in early March that stoned bunnies pose a major threat to public safety and as a result, should impede the current cannabis legalization initiative now the table in the state authorizing medical use for specific conditions.

Wed
01
Apr

Interview: The Romanian “King of Legal Highs”

Alin Rotaru, dubbed by the Romanian media, ”The Kings of Legal Highs”, was the owner of what was probably the first physical “ethnobotanical shop” in Romania, which opened in early 2008 in the eastern city of Galați. Read Drugreporter’s guest author Ștefan Iancu’s interview with him.

(The questions and answers below do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Drugreporter.net editorial board. Warning - the interview contains explicit language!)

Wed
01
Apr

Ireland POLL: Should cannabis ever be legalised?

Senator James Heffernan and Dr Chris Luke lay out the pros and cons for leagalising cannabis in Ireland. Have your say in our poll below.

YES

Yes, because criminals control its distribution and its illegality is attractive to impressionable young people, says Senator James Heffernan

IF people want to relax of an evening, and if they smoke a joint to do that, well, I don’t have a problem with that. It’s wrong to criminalise a person for using a recreational drug.

Go to any festival in the country and you’ll see recreational drugs everywhere. There’s not a major hassle about that.

Wed
01
Apr

Arizona Marijuana group executive says he will target rival group

Story Highlights

  • The director of a group behind an initiative to legalize pot in Arizona threatened to target a marijuana dispensary medical director who joined a competing legalization effort.
  • The influential Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project and the newly created Arizonans for Responsible Legalization have both said they will pursue initiatives in 2016.
  • The documents shed light on conflicting philosophies behind the proposed ballot measures.

The director of a group behind an initiative to legalize pot in Arizona threatened to target the business affairs of a marijuana dispensary medical director who joined a competing legalization effort, documents obtained by The Arizona Republic show.

Wed
01
Apr

Jamiacan Gov't issues Ganja Law fact sheet

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Justice has prepared a fact sheet on the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015 (DDA).

The sheet outlines the main changes that have been made by the DDA in relation to the possession of ganja, smoking the substance as well as importing and cultivating it. 

The Act also makes special provisions for people of the Rastafarian Faith and visitors to the island who intend to use medical marijuana. 

In the fact sheet, the ministry also explains that failing to pay a ticket for possession of two ounces (or less) of marijuana  will lead to a conviction which will be recorded on the offender’s criminal record.

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