Oregon’s Weed Keeps More Green In Your Pocket – Kinda…
We may not exactly be the cheapest, unless you are basing that on the tax rates, but even then there is up to a 3% variable tax rate across the Beaver state.
Will States’ Rights Trump Federal Cannabis Laws?
As many of us in the cannabis industry expected, the new administration has its sights on recreational cannabis laws. Sean Spicer has said to “expect greater enforcement.” But has Sean Spicer heard of states’ rights? Many local officials, such as Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, vow to do everything they can to ensure the federal government doesn’t undermine all the progress that’s been made in both medical and recreational cannabis. Bring on the fight. We’re ready.
Two Of Oregon’s Own Rally For Federal Canna-Law Revisions
Change in canna-laws look like they are taking another step forward, as Pacific Northwest politicians continue to push with others committed to revising current cannabis legislation. Oregon’s Ron Wyden and Earl Blumenauer are among those supporting a different point of view in how the feds address cannabis laws.
Say “I Doobie” Instead of “I Do” Weed Weddings Are Now A Thing
You can keep your photo booths, chocolate fountains, and Gatsby-themed weddings. They’re so cliché, especially now that things like smokable centerpieces, cannabis flower boutonnieres, and marijuana “toasts” are getting a warm reception among cannabis-loving couples and their wedding parties. Sounds like vows in legal states should instead read “I take you to be my lawfully weeded husband/wife.”
Survey Finds Most Police Officers Support Medical Marijuana
While certain government officials threaten to roll back cannabis reform laws, at least the fuzz is on our side. Pew Research recently conducted a survey of police officers on a variety of issues. Among those topics was the use of cannabis for medical purposes. A rising trend shows that the men and women in blue favor the use, which could signal a trend toward wider adoption.
North Americans Spend as Much on Marijuana as They Do on Wine
Cannabis is giving Cabernet a run for its money in the United States and Canada. A new report from Arcview Marijuana Research shows the numbers are neck and neck when it comes to sales of both legal and illegal marijuana versus retail wine sales. Many factors seem to be behind the shift, the least of which, strangely enough, are all the new legal cannabis laws across the United States.
Modern Dispensaries Adopt the Apple Store Aesthetic
No, you won’t be able to check your email or buy an Apple Watch at your favorite dispensary any time soon. But with new medical and recreational laws — and a fresh clientele — long-standing stores are seeing the value of upgrading to a more modern aesthetic à la Starbucks, Whole Foods, and the Apple Store. It’s a new upscale revolution that aims to destigmatize the cannabis industry and market to a more contemporary demographic.
Study Shows Non-Addictive Benefits of Cannabis for Pain Relief
We talk a lot about cannabinoids, but we don’t often mention endocannabinoids. These cell membrane receptors occur naturally in your body and mediate the psychoactive effects of cannabis, as well as appetite, memory, and more. New research from Oregon Health & Sciences University has found that drugs targeting the endocannabinoid system can act as analgesics, but with fewer side effects than opioids. Three cheers for science!
11 Key Findings on Marijuana’s Health Effects
The top minds from the top universities around the country have really gone whole-hog this time. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has dived deeper into cannabis research than anything in recent memory. Some of the findings are alarming (though not surprising), but most suggest that cannabis does far more good than bad. Perhaps the most striking conclusion? A lot more research still needs to be done.
A Million-Square-Foot Cannabis Business Park Is Coming to Massachusetts
If you’re shipping up to Boston this year, you might want to take a detour through Freetown, Massachusetts. Colorado company AmeriCann has announced plans to build the largest grow facility in the U.S. starting in March. At a projected one million square feet, the colossal cannabis business park (cannabusiness park?) will be 10 times the size of the country’s next-largest facility. Seems the only problem with having a complex that big is employees trying to remember where they pahked their cahs.