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Report: Legalizing Cannabis Would Create A $35 Billion Industry In The U.S.

A new report released by GreenWave Advisers has detailed a calculated prediction about the future of the legal cannabis industry – and the numbers are huge. According to the report, if cannabis was legalized on a federal level in the United States by the year 2020, the recreational and medical market combined in all 50 …

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New Bill Filed in Nebraska to Legalize Hemp

Nebraska State Senator Norman Wallman has introduced a new measure, Legislative Bill 1001, that would effectively legalize the cultivation and sales of hemp by removing it from the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, where it currently resides as a Schedule 1 drug, classified along with the rest of the cannabis plant. The measure has been referred …

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New RAND Report Reveals Predictions of Washington Cannabis Consumption for 2013 Not Even Close

A new report released from the RAND Drug Policy Research Center has found that past projections of cannabis consumption in Washington for 2013 fell short – by hundreds of thousands of pounds. The report estimates the weight of cannabis consumed in Washington in 2013 based on data collected from existing household surveys and a new …

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Uruguay Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Uruguay has officially become the first country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis. Today, the Uruguay Senate approved a cannabis legalization proposal – with a vote of 16 to 13 – which has already been approved by the nation’s House of Representatives. It now heads directly to President José Mujica for final consideration. Mujica introduced …

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New Poll: Majority of Colorado Residents Remain in Support of Legalized Cannabis

A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that a majority of Colorado residents remain in support of the state’s recently-approved constitutional amendment which legalized cannabis for adults. 54% are in favor of the new law, with 41% being in opposition; these numbers mirror results from last November’s election. The poll also asked participants whether or …

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Denver Council Rejects Proposals to Further Restrict Recreational Cannabis, Approves 3.5% Tax

This evening Denver’s City Council finally came to agreement on a tax rate for recreational cannabis, which will be set at 3.5%. During the same meeting, the council rejected two proposals to further restrict recreational cannabis outlets. Under one of the rejected proposals – which failed by one vote – cannabis retail outlets would have …

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81% in Oregon Believe Marijuana Legalization to be Inevitable, Says New Poll

Recently lawmakers approved a measure legalizing marijuana for adults, sending it through its initial committee with a strong 6-3 vote. New polling released Friday indicates that the public is in support of such a move, and the majority of those who aren’t still see it as an inevitability. The polling, which was conducted by DHM …

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Oregon’s Largest Newspaper Comes Out in Support of Legalization Measure

Yesterday The Oregonian, the largest media outlet in Oregon, called on lawmakers to support House Bill 3371, a measure which would legalize marijuana for adults. The bill recently passed out of its initial committee, the House Judiciary Committee, with a a vote of 6-3. According to the editorial, “Many Oregonians believe legalization is on the …

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New Poll: 52% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

In a comprehensive new set of polling released today by the respected Pew Research Institute, it was found that, for the first time in over four decades of annual polling, a majority of Americans support legalization. According to Pew’s official press release, it’s noted that “Support for legalizing marijuana has risen 11 points since 2010.” …

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New Medical Marijuana App Coming to iTunes: Connects Patients to Growers

Cannabis has reached a new level of technological convenience; an app to connect cannabis consumers directly to growers in California. The “Ganjavous” app will allow growers to post pictures and prices of their product for patients to browse, and allows customers to write reviews on the products. According to their website: “Listings can be filtered …

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