Recreational Marijuana News


Oregon Lawmakers Begin Looking at Rec MJ Regulations

Oregon lawmakers have started asking questions about how to frame regulations pertaining to recreational marijuana ahead of sales scheduled to start in January 2016. Sen. Fred Girod, a Republican from Stayton, asked if the state could do away with its medical marijuana program to avoid doubling staffing and oversight, according to the Statesman Journal. Recreational […]

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Anchorage Official Moves to Ban Rec Sales in City

Though Alaska voters spoke earlier this month on recreational marijuana, the state’s largest city might still decide to ban the industry from setting up shop. Ballot Measure 2 – which legalized recreational cannabis sales in Alaska – passed with just over 52% of the vote earlier this month, but an Anchorage Assembly member wants to […]

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California attorney general says cannabis legalization `inevitable’

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said cannabis legalization in the state is “inevitable” as advocates prepare to put recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot. Legalization in Colorado and Washington are good test subjects for California, where use of medical cannabis has been legal since 1996, she told Buzzfeed News. Harris said that as attorney general, […]

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Chart of the Week: Monthly Washington State Recreational Marijuana Sales, Tax Data

By Jennifer Mann Recreational cannabis revenues started off slow in Washington State but have been posting solid gains in recent months as more stores and growers come online. Since sales began on July 8, retail stores, producers and processors have brought in more than $31.6 million in revenue from cannabis sales though October, generating over […]

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OR Cities to Push Legislature on Local MJ Taxes

One of the ways backers of recreational cannabis sales in Oregon planned to fight the black market was by prohibiting local governments from enacting their own taxes or fees on the rec industry. But if the League of Oregon Cities has its way, the state Legislature will overturn that provision in the new law. The […]

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Edibles Regulation Agreement Eludes Working Group

A Colorado working group that gathered to better regulate edibles ended without reaching a consensus. The group, which includes both sides of the debate – legislators looking to regulate the industry and makers of marijuana-infused edibles — had been meeting for months. Instead of one or two narrowly focused recommendations, the group instead submitted more […]

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CO Still Not Done Cracking Down on Edibles?

Marijuana-infused edibles manufacturers have been dealing with round after round of new regulations as the recreational market in Colorado grows and changes. On Monday, a state commission is slated to discuss even more possible rules. According to the Associated Press, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment will propose that the state require “pre-market approval” […]

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Marijuana Auction Brings in Less Than Expected

Fireweed Farm owner Randy Williams got less money than he originally wanted in Washington State’s first marijuana auction over the weekend. Despite pre-auction publicity claiming 500-2,000 pounds would be for sale, Williams sold 300 pounds of cannabis for about $600,000, according to the Associated Press. The Prosser, Washington, grower originally wanted to fetch about $1 […]

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Timeline for Alaska’s recreational cannabis program

Entrepreneurs interested in starting marijuana businesses in Alaska will have to wait until 2016 to open their doors as regulators finalize legalization and draw up regulations surrounding the sale and distribution of cannabis. Election results probably won’t be certified until about Nov. 28 after the remaining 40,000 ballots are counted and legalization is confirmed, according […]

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Problems With Popular MJ Software Cost Companies Thousands

By John Schroyer Update, 11/10: MJ Freeway Marketing Manager Heather Smyth said in an email that as of Sunday morning, the system is functioning normally and clients are “seeing normal speeds.” Smyth said the company plans to send out a technical explanation to clients sometime on Monday. A technical glitch with an inventory tracking and […]

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Poll: Just 51% of Americans Favor MJ Legalization Now

Support for marijuana legalization has dropped significantly from a year ago, but a slight majority are still behind it, a new poll from Gallup found this week. The poll, conducted from Oct. 12-15 and released on Thursday, concluded that 51% of Americans back legalizing marijuana on a national scale. While that number is down from […]

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