Washington Recreational Marijuana Sales Statistics

Sales of state-licensed marijuana continue to grow month by month, nearly day by day (see graphic below). And, new stores are open in Seattle! Sales in April through the 27th (which include growers to processors, processors to retailers and retailers … Read the article

What a Successful 2016 Legalization Campaign Would Mean for San Francisco

If California legalizes cannabis for adults in 2016, what will become of San Francisco’s world-class medical dispensaries? How about the unlicensed Golden Gate Park gathering on April 20th? What should local recreational taxes be? How should San Francisco handle cannabis … Read the article

New York State Health Department Accepting Applications for MMJ Business Licenses

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is now accepting applications from businesses that are interested in becoming registered organizations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana under the Compassionate Care Act. The Application, including instructions with the timeline for … Read the article

Cannabis Around Children: The Importance of Discretion

I’ve spoken lately about when/how I believe to talk to children about cannabis use. I have received a few comments that state I should just be open and tell them everything so as not to propagate poor information to another … Read the article

Maine Update: Legalization Bill Filed, Two Groups Seeking Ballot Initiatives

A bipartisan bill to legalize marijuana in Maine was filed on Tuesday by Rep Diane Russell (D.-Portland), a long-time champion of marijuana reform in the state.

The bill is co-sponsored in the House by four other Democrats and two Republicans, … Read the article

What a Successful 2016 Legalization Campaign Would Mean to San Francisco

If California legalizes cannabis for adults in 2016, what will become of San Francisco’s world-class medical dispensaries? How about the unlicensed Golden Gate Park gathering on April 20th? What should local recreational taxes be? How should San Francisco handle cannabis … Read the article

Residency Requirements of the Cannabis Industry

Imagine you just moved to Colorado. You see opportunity in the legalized marijuana industry. You decide to apply for a license to sell recreational marijuana in hopes of opening a small retail store. As you prepare your application materials you … Read the article

Alabama Senator Says MMJ Bill is Still Alive

After receiving dozens of emails and phone calls from medical marijuana proponents, a key Alabama senator says the bill isn’t necessarily dead. Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hill, said he hasn’t changed his viewpoint. He is still against medical marijuana legislation, … Read the article

Bill to Tamper with Oregon MMJ Laws Expected to Pass Today

Three times this week I posted an article urging people to contact their Oregon Senators about SB 844, provisions of which would drastically change the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program in bad ways. Despite a lot of calls and e-mails from … Read the article

The Pros and Cons of Organic Cannabis Growing

While a growing number of consumers and growers appreciate the concept of organically-produced cannabis, right now the legal industry occupies a gray area when it comes to verification. Because cannabis remains illegal federally, the United States Department of Agriculture has … Read the article