LOTS TO TALK ABOUT
• What does 4/20 mean in the industry?
• Cannabis clothing is moving past just a pot leaf, becoming more and more mainstream.
• Dispensaries are finding new ways to educate their customers.
TOP MARIJUANA NEWS
Pot shops in the U.S. will soon set sales records: Just as chocolatiers fancy February, florists adore May and necktie retailers love June, the marijuana industry truly celebrates April. With the recent legalization of cannabis in certain areas of the United States, the unofficial holiday of 4/20 has legitimized itself. And the industry has the booming sales numbers to prove the holiday’s now-official status. –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca
Ohio man makes pot brownies for 79-year-old mom, and it all goes wrong: Authorities say an Ohio man made marijuana-laced brownies for his unknowing, 79-year-old mother, and she offered one to a home health care worker who then became ill. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says 45-year-old Kurtis Lee Kemper served the brownies to his mother without divulging the ingredients. Nancy Kemper then gave one to the health care worker at her home in Fairfield, a Cincinnati suburb. –Report by The Associated Press
If Ted Cruz wins the presidency, he will leave legal marijuana states alone:If elected president, Republican Ted Cruz says he would not interfere with Colorado’s legalization of marijuana. In a one-on-one interview with The Denver Post, the Texas senator said he opposes legalization but declared that the U.S. Constitution allows “states to experiment.” –Report by The Denver Post’s John Frank
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