Tag: recreational

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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Seattle Issues Hundreds of Cease and Desist Letters to Dispensaries Ordering Them to Shut Down

The City of Seattle has issued over 300 cease and desist letters to dispensaries throughout the city, ordering them to shut down by July 1st, 2015, unless they can obtain a license from the Washington State Liquor Control Board, despite no such license existing for medical cannabis facilities. On Thursday last week, the city sent …

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Initiative Signature Drive to Legalize Cannabis in Nevada Begins Today

Today the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol launched a signature drive for a new initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in the State of Nevada. State Senator Tick Segerblom and former Republican Senate Caucus Executive Director Joe Brezny were the first to sign the petition, during a press conference in Senator Segerblom’s office.

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New Jersey Senator Announces Legislation to Legalize Cannabis

Support for legalization has been mounting in New Jersey, and according to lawmakers, legislation is forthcoming. State Senator Nicholas Scutari, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has announced plans to introduce a measure to legalize, tax and regulate recreational cannabis in N.J. within the next month. Senator Scutari says the measure “will provide us with …

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New Report Finds Increase in Flights to Colorado Due to Cannabis Legalization

A new report released from Hopper Research has revealed that cannabis legalization has had a dramatic impact on the demand for flights to Colorado. Researchers examined data sources consisting of roughly 10 million queries and 1 billion trips per day, and found that the national search average for flights to Colorado is up, by as …

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Washington State Liquor Control Board Issues Official Recommendations for Medical Cannabis Regulations

Today the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) released its official recommendations on regulating medical cannabis in the state. Tasked with regulating the upcoming recreational cannabis market brought forth by passage of Initiative 502 last year, the WSLCB was directed through a provision in the state’s budget to work with the state’s Department of Revenue …

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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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High Times Cannabis Cup in Seattle Offered Attendees Opportunity to Truly Experience Legal Cannabis

This year’s High Times Cannabis Cup in Seattle – the 2nd annual – was something to be experienced. Much larger than last year’s event in terms of size, booths and attendees, the most drastic change was that anyone over 21 could enter the heart of the event – where countless dabs (hits of cannabis oil) were …

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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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