There’s a bipartisan effort underway in the Senate for easing the path to marijuana research as Sen. Orrin Hatch introduces the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, or MEDS Act.
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The House Rules Committee rejected a number of marijuana-related amendments from a federal appropriations bill, most notably Rohrabacher-Blumenauer.
In April, the governors of the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “engage with us before embarking on any changes to regulatory and enforcement systems.” Sessions responded at the end of July with four letters addressed to the governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and…
The two Hoppz Cropz storefronts in Colorado Springs allegedly distributed nearly 200 pounds of marijuana via “free giveaways” of weed with other purchases and evaded taxes, officials say.
In an open letter sent Monday, the governors ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to “engage with us before embarking on any changes to regulatory and enforcement systems.”
A bill introduced this week in the Colorado Senate, SB 192, would open the door for home-delivered recreational and medical marijuana in the state.
Colorado’s monthly cannabis sales have reached a new apex in the legal era with a record-setting $117.4 million worth of flower, edibles and concentrates sold in April 2016. Colorado has now exceeded $100 million in monthly marijuana sales three times. FULL REPORT
How to make pot brownies: If you’re not a whiz in the kitchen, that’s OK. You don’t need a fancy marijuana brownie recipe, just cannabutter. Here’s how to make special brownies.
The GOP debate hosted by CNBC on Wednesday in Boulder had been expected to dig into candidates’ views on marijuana, yet the topic barely got covered.
Oregon recreational marijuana: The state Health Authority has released a list of medical marijuana dispensaries that can sell to all adults starting Oct. 1.
Snoop Dogg has a new weed-centric business venture: the Merry Jane media platform, which will cover the cannabis lifestyle and marijuana news.
Snoop Dogg’s latest weed-centric business venture may sound familiar to those who visit The Cannabist. The rap mogul is teaming up with entrepreneur Ted Chung to launch the Merry Jane media platform, which will feature original videos and “a cross-section of cultural and lifestyle features, along with the latest cannabis policy,…
Now’s your chance to see the marijuana ads that a Denver TV station had been set to air before putting that plan on hiatus.
The classic comedy “Friday” will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a return to the big screen next month. See the director’s cut Monday, April 20 at select theaters nationwide.
U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch answered a barrage of questions Wednesday during her Senate confirmation hearing in Washington. Here’s what she said about federal marijuana policy.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper gave his State of the State speech on Thursday at the Capitol, and he focused on banking access for the marijuana industry, which has been hampered by federal hang-ups over how the businesses handle their finances.
2014 was a year of fascinating marijuana developments: Innovative pot products hit the market, the global pot view is changing and unusual true stories abounded.
Here are 15 of the most intriguing questions readers had for Ask The Cannabist columnist Susan Squibb in the first year of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado. Queries ran the gamut from what’s now legal (and what’s still illegal) to the products for sale in pot shops to quests for 1970s strains and cooking with weed.
When Jane’s Addiction hit Denver’s Ogden Theatre for a show on Nov. 19, lead singer Perry Farrell was rather chatty. Maybe it was the pot brownie.
What’s going on here? Numerous media outlets ran a report Oct. 31 about marijuana edibles seized in Prince George, Maryland, that had originated from Colorado, along with local police issuing warnings to area parents to be on the lookout for THC-laced treats.
Tommy Chong made his “Dancing With the Stars” debut on Monday night in the premiere of the 19th season of ABC’s popular prime-time staple. The network certainly didn’t shy away from the stoney history of the comedian/actor/director (and Pueblo dispensary endorser).
ABC News correspondent Clayton Sandell shadowed a Colorado State Patrol officer and was on hand to record what happened when one sandal-wearing, Mustang-driving motorist was put through the paces by CSP Cpl. Roger Meyers, a specially trained drug recognition expert.
Septuagenarian stoner Tommy Chong isn’t kicking back just yet. Instead, he’ll be kicking up his heels in the 19th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
Carefully cultivated marijuana has become increasingly potent, so is it time to change the strict testing standards for weed in the NFL?
New Denver clothing company Hemp House has come up with an intriguing promotion, offering free eighths of weed to qualifying customers and spreading the word online.
Online marijuana heavyweight Weedmaps is teaming up with on-demand ride service Uber and weed retailer The Clinic for a fundraiser to support multiple sclerosis research.
The state of Colorado debuted its “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” youth campaign on Monday, Aug. 11, by dropping human-sized laboratory cages around the Denver area, including outside the Denver Public Library and the downtown skate park. Vandalized signs at the skate park installation were reported Monday evening.
Prison tour: The plan to repurpose a former women’s prison in northeast Colorado for marijuana cultivation and recreational marijuana sales is certainly an original idea. To help shed some light on the plan, the new owner of the prison will hold an open house and forum on Sunday, Aug. 17.
The New York Times legalization series caps off with a look at what will be the foundation for the new national marijuana establishment: state regulation. How will the laws in Colorado and Washington need to change?
Tickets are now on sale for “Red Rocks on a High Note” on Sept. 13 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the conclusion of the symphony’s fundraising series in collaboration with Colorado’s cannabis industry.
The National Cannabis Industry Association, in conjunction with its inaugural Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center, is hosting a concert fundraiser at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.
The online medical information clearinghouse WebMD is hosting a live chat about marijuana and health on Tuesday, April 8, starting at noon MDT.
It’s 4:20 p.m. on February 25, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
RED OAK, Iowa — Police in southwestern Iowa have arrested a 10-year-old boy and the boy’s mother after officers say the boy tried to sell marijuana to a classmate. Shenandoah radio station KMA-AM reports that officers were called Monday to an elementary school in Red Oak, leading officers to search…
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