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Average Price of Legal Cannabis Drops by Over Half in Washington State

The price of legal recreational cannabis has dropped significantly in recent months in Washington, according to new data released by the state’s Liquor Control Board. According to the Board, the average price of recreational cannabis throughout the state is $12 a gram. When sales began in July, average prices were near $30 a gram.

Happy 4/20!

We at TheJointBlog would like to tell all of our readers – and anyone else who may have stumbled upon this article – Happy 4/20! This 4/20, we encourage you to keep a few things in mind: Progress! Huge advancements in the cause to end cannabis prohibition have been made since the last 4/20. These …

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Sign Bill Maher’s Petition to Congress to Recognize 4/20 as a National Holiday

Comedian Bill Maher on the April 17th episode of his HBO show Real Time with (who else but) Bill Maher called on the government to recognize 4/20 as an official holiday. Maher has setup a petition on Change.org, titled Make 4/20 a National Holiday, which has over 11,000 signatures in just two days. Every signature …

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Cannabis May Improve Outcome of Spinal Cord Injury, Finds Study

Activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can improve the outcome of spinal cord injury, according to a study published in the most recent issue (Volume 595, May, 2015) of the journal Neuroscience Letters. For the study, researchers “examined whether treatment with.. a selective synthetic cannabinoid receptor (CB1R) agonist, …

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New Study: Cannabis May Treat Autoimmune Diseases, Prevent Graft Rejection

A new study being published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may have immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help treat a variety of conditions such as autoimmune diseases and graft rejection. According to researchers; “This …

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Weedmaps.com Donates $1 Million to California Legalization Campaign

Weedmaps.com, a website that connects people with medical cannabis dispensaries and doctors, has contributed $1 million to a campaign looking to place a recreational cannabis legalization initiative on the 2016 general election ballot. The money, donated by Weedmaps Media, LLC (formed in 2008), was given to Californians for Sensible Reform. It’s unclear exactly what the …

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Legislation to Reform Tax Laws for Cannabis Businesses Filed in U.S. House and Senate

U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) have introduced the Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2015 in both the House and the Senate. The bill would end unfair taxation issues faced by legal, state-sanctioned cannabis businesses by altering Section 280E of the federal tax code. “The small businesses that make up …

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Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Filed in Arizona

An initiative to legalize cannabis, titled the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, was filed today in Arizona. The proposal was filed with the Arizona Secretary of State by representatives of the Marijuana Policy Project, Safer Arizona and Arizona’s cannabis business community.  “It was a long and deliberative drafting process involving a diverse group of …

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Oklahoma Senate Unanimously Approves Medical Cannabis Oil Bill

Oklahoma’s full Senate, with a unanimous 46 to 0 vote, has passed House Bill 2154, a proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts. The measure has already passed the state’s House of Representatives with a 99 to 2 vote, and now heads to Governor Mary Fallin for consideration. Under the proposed law, a …

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Vermont Lawmakers File Legislation to Prohibit Alcohol Possession and Sales

Vermont Representatives Chris Pearson (P-Burlington) and Jean O’Sullivan (D-Burlington) have filed legislation to prohibit the “possession, cultivation, distribution and sale” of alcoholic beverage. The proposal, House Bill 502, would establish criminal and civil penalties for the possession, manufacturing or distribution of alcohol, with penalties being identical to those of cannabis. Medical use of alcohol would …

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Georgia Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill into Law

To the sounds of thunderous applause, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 1 into law Thursday, a proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis extracts. “For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain, the wait is finally over,” said Governor Deal. “Now, Georgia children and their families may return home, while continuing to …

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Colorado House Passes Bill to Allow Those on Probation or Parole to Use Medical Cannabis

A Colorado proposal (House Bill 1267) to allow those on probation or parole to use medical cannabis has been given initial approval by the state’s House of Representatives. “If it’s in the constitution, you should have the right to use it on probation,” says Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton), the bill’s primary sponsor. The vote occurs …

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