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.
Alicia Wallace joined The Cannabist in July 2016, covering national marijuana policy and business. She contributes to the Denver Post's beer industry coverage. In her 13 years as a business news reporter, her coverage has spanned the economy, Sports Authority, airlines, biotech, technology and natural foods.
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A document that put the DEA under fire for disseminating misinformation about marijuana’s health effects has disappeared from the agency’s website.
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Pueblo County is expanding its marijuana scholarships program through its excise tax on cannabis cultivation in the southern Colorado region.
In 2016, Colorado’s dispensaries bagged $1.3 billion in recreational and medical cannabis sales. To compare, Year One of the recreational era totaled $699.2 million and Year Two jumped up to $996.2 million. The trend should continue in Year Four, but beyond that? It’s a murkier proposition.
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Israel could be on the verge of expanding its “significantly small” medical marijuana industry in a significant way.
Members of a newly formed bipartisan “Cannabis Caucus” are aiming to develop a united front to further congressional action on marijuana.
For the first time, Colorado health officials have issued a set of guiding principles for marijuana businesses to address occupational health and hazards.
Super Bowl ads: A different kind of bud got some big-game airtime on Sunday night thanks to Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg when the crack-a-lackin’ duo touted T-Mobile’s new mobile plan.
A bill to add PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana easily cleared the Colorado Senate on a 34-1 vote. The measure now moves to the House.
Three years into regulated sales of recreational cannabis, the Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee says calls to poison control and marijuana-related emergency room visits are down, even though overall consumption of pot remains steady — signs that existing policy and education efforts may be working.
As more states legalize marijuana, Scotts Miracle-Gro is increasing its focus on hydroponics, a sector that benefits from cannabis growers of all sizes.
A state Senate committee voted 5-0 on Monday afternoon to advance a bill that seeks to include PTSD as a qualifying condition for Colorado medical marijuana.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is in the final stages of scheduling three synthetic cannbinoids as Schedule I substances.
Wyoming’s relationship with weed could be a key theme in 2017.
2017 brings with it renewed pushes — legislatively and legally — to allow those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder to seek a doctor’s recommendation for medical cannabis.
Canada has yet to formulate and implement cannabis legalization measures, but some cities already have begun preparations to adapt or brace for impact.
A look at how the Colorado marijuana tax hike may play into factors such as supply-and-demand, black market pull, pricing, end costs, and short- and long-term state fiscal strategies.
Federal appeals court judges on Tuesday reviewed the reach of racketeering laws, chewed over case law and opined over olfactory issues in a case that threatens to stamp out Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry.
The hemp industry has taken the DEA to court in the wake of a controversial new rule on marijuana extracts, including CBD oil.
A new assessment by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine analyzes 10,000 studies since 1999, quantifying the weight of scientific evidence, with recommendations for future study.
In a sweeping assessment on marijuana research, a U.S. scientific academy analyzed 10,000 studies conducted since 1999. Here are the findings.
Colorado reached just over $106 million in marijuana sales for November 2016, putting yearly sales totals near $1.2 billion with December stats still to come.
Under U.S. law, marijuana possession and distribution is illegal, but just how Sen. Jeff Sessions would enforce that law as the nation’s attorney general was not immediately clear Tuesday when the topic was broached in his Senate confirmation hearing.
A cyber attack on a burgeoning marijuana software company triggered an outage that hobbled point-of-sales and inventory systems for dispensaries scattered across the United States.
Marijuana activists are organizing a national “Day of Action” to protest the confirmation hearing of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general.
Andrew Freedman, the Colorado director of marijuana coordination, is part of a trio of drug policy experts who aim to help governments craft cannabis regulations.
Laura Harris, a former top marijuana enforcement regulator in Colorado, has taken up the cause to advance the state’s marijuana businesses.
Now three years into legal marijuana that kicked off in Colorado, there’s a greater focus on cannabis research at a national and global scale.
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A little three-page document published this week in the U.S. Federal Register sent some fairly big shock waves through the cannabis industry.
Canada’s marijuana legalization task force on Tuesday outlined 80 recommendations for the country’s potential legal cannabis regime.
Earlier this week, iAnthus officials announced the Toronto- and New York-based company had snapped up the assets and intellectual property of Breckenridge’s Organix LLC for nearly $4.4 million.
Arizona voters rejected a measure for recreational marijuana sales in November. Here’s the latest market data on the state’s medical marijuana market.
A medical marijuana measure passed here on Election Night. Now this state is projected to have the second-highest medical cannabis sales in the country.
Scotts Miracle-Gro now is the majority owner of AeroGrow, the indoor gardening products company that was Scotts’ first foray into hydroponics.
A research note from Cowen & Company suggests that beer volume sales in the legal recreational cannabis states are lagging overall U.S. beer sales.
Innovative Industrial Properties, the first cannabis company on a major U.S. stock exchange, failed to make a big splash in its Wall Street debut.
Canada’s marijuana task force announced Wednesday that it has fulfilled its mission and soon will deliver a final report to the government outlining recommendations for the country’s legal cannabis framework.
In this “exit interview” with the music and popular culture magazine, the outgoing president touched on a variety of topics — including marijuana.
A 66-year-old North Dakota native spearheaded the medical marijuana ballot measure overwhelmingly approved by voters after lawmakers shot down legislation.
The first cannabis company to land a listing on the New York Stock Exchange could go public soon, but some factors might be giving investors pause.
Lawmakers’ push for a short-term spending bill may result in protections for medical marijuana states continuing into early 2017.
Donald Trump selects Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general; if he’s confirmed, will new head of Department of Justice change course of federal marijuana enforcement?
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For the first time I can remember (insert memory joke here), I’ve felt like I’m too busy to get high lately. As a daily toker for years, this makes frighteningly little sense. I point to examples of high-functioning peers all the time when confronted by the “Pot makes ya dumb!” crowd, yet here I find myself apprehensive to indulge.
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