Top news: Washington state marked its one-year anniversary for recreational marijuana sales on July 8. If you’re curious about how sales compared between Washington and Colorado, which was first in the nation to have stores selling recreational weed Jan. 1, 2014, here’s a breakdown: Washington sold $250 million in its first full year and Colorado marijuana sales were $313 million in the same span.
Another notable news story was the surprise announcement that CannaCamp is no more, at least not this year. The much-hyped ranch resort in southwest Colorado scheduled to open July 1 had been promoted as 170 acres of wilderness, with weed yoga and cabins where front-porch smoking was allowed. However, the group behind CannaCamp had to postpone the opening until summer of 2016 after the original plans for the property fell through.
Pot quiz: In this week’s current events quiz, we’ll talk about laws on stoned driving and some new technology for growing marijuana.