Category Archives: 420 News

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

Federal marijuana protections safe for now with stopgap spending bill approval

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy

Sessions, in unearthed video, mocks intern who questions his stance on marijuana

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 12:32 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 3:52 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calls a Department of Justice intern who questions his judgment that marijuana was not a healthy

Colorado marijuana dispensary challenges IRS in U.S. Tax Court

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 9:31 am • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 10:06 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As marijuana tax reform efforts petered out on Capitol Hill, another endeavor is before the U.S. Tax Court to let state-legal

The Mount Rushmore of Marijuana: Our cannabis critic’s favorite strains

Published: Dec 6, 2017, 1:23 pm • Updated: Dec 6, 2017, 3:41 pm By Jake Browne, The Cannabist Staff All great joints eventually burn down to a roach. Then you desperately pinch that roach between your thumb and forefinger until

California cannabis festivals will be different in 2018, but many freedoms remain

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 7:01 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 7:01 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Some 25,000 people are expected to head to San Bernardino this weekend to watch hip-hop shows, sample marijuana products and celebrate

High Art: Looking back at marijuana-themed posters of the 1960s

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 4:20 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 4:32 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The cultural revolution of the 1960s witnessed a unique marriage of marijuana and art. Experimentation with LSD, peyote and other drugs

Maryland patients’ long wait finally over as MMJ dispensaries open for business

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 7:28 pm By Brian Witte, The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by

Maryland medical marijuana FAQ as sales start: Where to buy, products, doctors and more

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 2:33 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 3:05 pm By Fenit Nirappil, The Washington Post Maryland medical marijuana sales launched Friday, Dec. 1, after years of delays. Here’s what you need to know: Q: Where can