Marijuana advocates are counting on Californians to vote to legalize recreational weed this fall, bringing pressure on Congress to end anti-pot policies that include federal obstruction of banks doing business with the industry. California is nearly six times larger than any other state that has legalized pot for recreational use, and its potential cannabis market has been estimated at nearly $7 billion.
Are marijuana buds best-sellers in Washington state, or do consumers prefer pot edibles such as brownies and cookies? Cannabis industry analyst Headset analyzed legal pot sales to arrive at the answer.
Across the country, pot legalization advocates worry that a victory by Donald Trump on Nov. 8 might mean trouble for legalized recreational pot in Washington state and Colorado, and other states such as California and Nevada that want to follow their lead.
Three months after the City Council narrowly voted to allow a second marijuana store in Ferndale, they took up the issue again at the request of three business owners, including former NFL quarterback Jake Locker.
Two years ago, Washington state began an unprecedented policy experiment by allowing large-scale production and sale of recreational marijuana to the public. The effects on public health and safety and on the relationship of law enforcement to minority communities will take years to manifest fully, but one impact has become abundantly clear: Legalized marijuana is getting very cheap very quickly.
The Canadian government announced Wednesday that it will introduce legislation next year to decriminalize and legalize the sale of marijuana, making Canada the first G7 country to permit widespread use of the substance.
A group of more than 50 physicians, including a former surgeon general and faculty members at some of the nation’s leading medical schools, has formed the first national organization of doctors to call on states and the federal government to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in the interest of public health.
Chronic marijuana smokers, who use cannabis four or more days a week for many years, are more likely to wind up in a lower social and economic class than their parents, according to a recently published study led by a UC Davis epidemiologist.