Monthly Archives: December 2017

Texas rules will severely limit access to medical marijuana

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 11:58 am • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 1:15 pm By Paul J. Weber and Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press MANCHACA, Texas — When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for

Massachusetts marijuana club rolls 100-foot-long mega-spliff

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 10:04 am • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 11:18 am By The Associated Press WORCESTER, Mass. — Massachusetts marijuana aficionados have rolled a 100-foot-long (30.48-meter) joint. In this Dec. 16, 2017 photo, attendees at the Harvest Cup

13 Sweet Leaf budtenders swept up in Denver police raids

Published: Dec 15, 2017, 3:42 pm • Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 6:29 pm By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The 13 people arrested Thursday in a yearlong investigation into suspected illegal marijuana sales at Sweet Leaf Marijuana

Peanut Butter Quick Bread: Simple is so, so good

Published: Dec 15, 2017, 12:26 pm • Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 12:50 pm By Laurie Wolf, The Cannabist Staff Quick breads are a great thing for a cannabis cook. So easy, so tasty and you probably already have the ingredients

Denver police raid multiple licensed marijuana stores

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 12:25 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 3:02 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver Police Department on Thursday executed search warrants and made arrests at “multiple” licensed marijuana facilities in the metro area, police

Ousted MassRoots CEO reclaims helm of marijuana tech firm

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 9:47 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The chaotic corporate tale of marijuana tech firm MassRoots has entered a new chapter with the Denver-based company making its second

Synthetic cannabinoids are not “synthetic marijuana”: What you need to know about Spice and K2

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 1:52 pm • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 2:14 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Hey, Cannabist!What’s the deal with Spice? Is it synthetic marijuana? I’m confused because people have died from using Spice. If it is

World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 10:08 am • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 11:26 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff CBD, for now, should not be subject to international drug scheduling, a World Health Organization committee determined in an initial review

Colorado releases a trove of marijuana sales data

Published: Dec 12, 2017, 5:28 pm • Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 5:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff No longer will backwards math be needed to determine marijuana sales in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Revenue on Tuesday published

Bay Area is divided on legal marijuana as Jan. 1 approaches

Published: Dec 12, 2017, 2:12 pm • Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 5:11 pm By Lisa M. Krieger, East Bay Times On the eve of California’s experiment with legal marijuana sales, the Bay Area is dividing into a kaleidoscopic landscape as

Student entrepreneur turns worm poop into marijuana fertilizer — and money

Published: Dec 12, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 8:45 am By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — An entrepreneurial student who turns worm poop into organic fertilizer targeted for marijuana growers is generating buzz and earning

After a hot summer, Colorado’s cannabis sales cool down

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 6:24 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 7:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s cannabis sales have chilled from their seasonal summer highs. After three consecutive months of $136 million in combined recreational and medical

Teen marijuana use in Colorado down post-legalization

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 2:55 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 3:58 pm By Alicia Wallace and John Ingold, The Denver Post Regular marijuana use among Colorado middle and high school students declined after the start of legal cannabis sales

Mainstream alert: You can buy a weed-leaf Christmas tree from Walmart

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 2:19 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 2:34 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In a sign of the mainstreaming of marijuana in the United States, consumers can purchase “the original Weed Christmas Tree” at

Food & Weed: For chef Jaime Lewis, the sweet spot with edibles is the fresh mind-set

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 7:15 am • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 7:15 am By Linnea Covington, The Cannabist Staff The allure of foodie fandom propelled Jaime Lewis’ early career as a professional chef in San Francisco, but a chance encounter

How potent is today’s cannabis? Here’s what the latest research has revealed

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 3:13 pm • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 3:24 pm By Kristina Davis, The San Diego Union-Tribune SAN DIEGO — Ten years ago, the average gram of meth available in the U.S. was 39 percent pure. Today,

Cannabis investors form ‘blank check’ company, file for $50M IPO

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 2:37 pm • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 2:37 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A “blank check” company focused on acquiring ancillary businesses to the cannabis industry has filed registration documents for a future $50

Denver marijuana regulators’ oversight improved, but still lacking tax transparency, auditor says

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy has successfully implemented some suggestions made last year by the city’s auditor; however, the regulatory office

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