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The March NORML Report

It's now month three of the 2017 legislative sessions around the country and NORML activists are still at state capitols fighting for cannabis rights. This month’s national NORML chapters conference call featured updates from...

Colorado study on breast milk and cannabis seeking participants

One of the thorniest topics in marijuana research is question of cannabis’ effects on pregnancy and nursing. Around the country each year, hundreds, if not thousands, of women are threatened by Child Protective Service...

CO battles its black market by slashing homegrown marijuana

Colorado’s medical patient homegrow allowance has been a continuing sore spot for the state. With medical card patients allowed to legally grow 99 plants, many have set up cottage operations supplying the black market with literal...

Colorado Credit Union Processes $2.5Mil Daily in MJ Accounts  

Running a multi-million-dollar firm without checking, payroll systems and independent accounting has been the scourge of legal cannabis operations. But that appears to be changing with the pioneering work of western US credit unions....

Colorado calls for cannabis clubs to curtail curbside consumption

Just because you can have marijuana, it doesn’t mean you can smoke it. Having a secure place to smoke or consume cannabis has long been a problem for renters, tourists, and folks out for...

Colorado unveils cannabis workers guide

Setting an example that should serve cannabis companies around the country, Colorado’s Department of Public Health and the Environment has issued a first ever cannabis workers guide for occupational safety standards in the industry....

Top 3 recreational marijuana states top $2.5 billion

Legal recreational cannabis sales in 3 leading rec states passed two and a half billion dollars for 2016—a compounded annual increase of 32 percent from 2015—with Washington, Oregon and Colorado cannabis customers sending over...

Colorado retail marijuana health impact report “encouraging”

Colorado’s Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee released their annual study of the statewide health impact of retail cannabis on Colorado. Unlike reports that center on the economic impact, the study focuses on public...

Marijuana prices plunge to danger zone

Forbes’ Debra Borchardt reports wholesale cannabis prices are plummeting in markets across the country and the industry is feeling the pinch. As Cannabiz News reported last week, the price for wholesale recreational marijuana in...

Texan’s tourist toking okay by judge

In a legal first, a Texas judge told the Texas School Board to throw out a teacher’s license suspension after she tested positive for marijuana. In 2015 Maryam Roland, an El Paso area high...

Cannabis-state district attorneys to advise Trump on marijuana

Stan Garnett, Boulder’s prosecuting attorney, is one of fourteen local DAs tasked with advising the incoming Trump administration on marijuana issues. In addition to Garnett and the director of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council,...

Colorado marijuana taxes on the rise

Late last week Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper proposed a 2% tax increase on recreational marijuana, set to kick in July 1, the same day the special marijuana tax was supposed to drop. Hickenlooper’s proposal...