recreational marijuana

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

To say that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has been less than enthusiastic about presiding over the legalization of recreational cannabis in his state would be quite an understatement. During campaign season last fall, he called legalization “reckless.” Of course, that opinion hadn’t stopped him from courting  funding from NORML for his re-election. His inability to […]

Get Your Votes In! Oregon Set to Become Third Free State in the Nation

Get Your Votes In! Oregon Set to Become Third Free State in the Nation

On November 4th, the citizens of the state of Oregon are set to vote on the proposed legalization of marijuana. If approved, Measure 91 would legalize marijuana for adults ages 21 and older, allowing them to possess eight ounces of marijuana and a maximum of four plants. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is tasked with regulating […]

Maryland Decriminalization Law in Effect, World Not Over

Maryland Decriminalization Law in Effect, World Not Over

On October 1st, 2014, the state of Maryland officially enacted its law decriminalizing the possession of limited amounts of marijuana. Now, citizens caught in possession of ten grams or less of dried cannabis flower will be subject to a ticket instead of arrest. First offense tickets will cost $100, while second offenses run $250 and […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Legalized Marijuana and Its Impact on Colorado and Washington

INFOGRAPHIC: Legalized Marijuana and Its Impact on Colorado and Washington

Did you know that recreational cannabis consumers in the state of Colorado consume about 784 pounds of marijuana a day? Or that estimates indicate as much as 90% of retail sales of recreational marijuana in the rural parts of the state of Colorado involve someone from out of state? That means that 90% of retail […]

Washington City Dispensary Ban Lawsuit Threatens to Derail State Legalization

Washington City Dispensary Ban Lawsuit Threatens to Derail State Legalization

Today on the West Coast, a judge will hear the opening arguments in a case that could undo the progress made in Washington state regarding cannabis policy. Fife, located in Pierce County, Washington, is one of many municipalities which is trying to prohibit the development of legal cannabis-related businesses (particularly retail dispensaries). Tedd Wetherbee has […]

One Bad Apple: Single Seattle Cop Responsible for 80% of Cannabis Tickets

One Bad Apple: Single Seattle Cop Responsible for 80% of Cannabis Tickets

Since legalization has taken effect in Washington state, there has been a drop-off in arrests related to cannabis. However, under the new state law that has made adult recreational cannabis use legal, it is still illegal to use cannabis in public. That means that people who spark one up in a park or on the […]

Be Good to Your Dealer: Stoner Etiquette 101

Be Good to Your Dealer: Stoner Etiquette 101

Recreational cannabis has been legally instituted statewide in Colorado and Washington, which will change the way in which people will now be able obtain it. Marijuana enthusiasts (sometimes referred to as “stoners”, “potheads” or “tokers”) are now allowed to walk into clean, well-lighted shops which are managed by knowledgeable bud tenders and make their selections […]

First Recreational Cannabis Customer in Washington Loses Job

First Recreational Cannabis Customer in Washington Loses Job

Earlier this week, the weed world rejoiced when news broke that the state of Washington had issued licenses to businesses intending to run retail recreational cannabis dispensaries. The first stores opened bright and early Tuesday, July 8th, 2014. Although there has been a lot of reporting about a shortage of recreational cannabis (with the first […]

Washington Issues Recreational Dispensary Licenses: Shops Open Tomorrow

Washington Issues Recreational Dispensary Licenses: Shops Open Tomorrow

The moment that residents of the state of Washington have been waiting breathlessly for has finally arrived: the state government officially issued licenses to several recreational cannabis dispensaries early this morning.  An investor from Bellingham’s Top Shelf Cannabis gave an interview to the AP at 2:30 AM PST this morning, confirming that their business has […]