legal marijuana

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Compassion is one thing the cannabis industry was initially built upon, at least in the early days before recreational sales and profits took precedence over patients.  In Washington state, for example, did you know that dispensaries “may donate product to qualifying patients or designated providers who hold a valid recognition card” according to WAC 314-55-155? […]

What’s Wrong with Teen Drug Education Programs And How To Fix Them

What’s Wrong with Teen Drug Education Programs And How To Fix Them

Marijuana is legal for adults to use in four states and the District of Columbia, and more jurisdictions are posed to join in the near future.  With this change, there is growing interest in how the new legal status of marijuana will affect children and teens. Washington’s I-502 campaign suggested that regulating marijuana would be more […]

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Lady Business: Shawn DeNae of Washington Bud Company

Shawn DeNae is the CEO of Washington Bud Company, Wagenseller Building Company, Cancadia Corporation, A Cannabis Conversation.org.  I met her when she flew me up to Seattle, Washington to address the MJBA Women’s Alliance monthly gathering a few months back to speak on their presentation “Power to Lead”  with other respectable, classy entrepreneurs and activists. […]

Colorado Cannabis on “60 Minutes” Sunday, Jan. 11th Featuring Megan Sanders of MiNDFUL

Colorado Cannabis on “60 Minutes” Sunday, Jan. 11th Featuring Megan Sanders of MiNDFUL

It’s a very clear sign that cannabis is rapidly gaining cultural traction: this Sunday’s edition of the 47-year-old news program 60 Minutes, a program that is arguably one of the most trusted news shows in the country, will be featuring the legal marijuana industry in Colorado. Tomorrow night, January 11th, 2015, 60 Minutes will air […]

Mandatory Rehab: Just Another Prison for Non-Violent Drug Offenders?

Mandatory Rehab: Just Another Prison for Non-Violent Drug Offenders?

A lot of politicians, Republicans and Democrats alike, will happily sing the praises of using drug courts to force those facing criminal drug charges into mandatory drug rehabilitation programs instead of into prison. On the surface, rehab does seem like the kinder, more rational approach to working with non-violent drug offenders, but the truth is […]

Pennsylvania: The Financial Waste of Illegal Marijuana

Pennsylvania: The Financial Waste of Illegal Marijuana

Since Colorado legalized marijuana, we’ve seen numerous stories about the windfall of tax revenue reaped by the state, money that is being used for education and social services. What we’ve heard less about is the windfall reaped by the taxpayers of Colorado no longer funding law enforcement efforts to interdict marijuana sales. Consider the case […]

Golden Girls Go Green

Golden Girls Go Green

Representing the older generation of ladies joining the cannabis crusade, three Washington state grandmothers agree to try marijuana for the first time in this video posted yesterday by YouTuber, Cut Video. In less than 24 hours it has allowed over 5 million viewers to experience what it might be like to teach Grandma how to […]

3D Cannabis Center Seeking Qualified Armed Security for Denver Location

3D Cannabis Center Seeking Qualified Armed Security for Denver Location

Historic location of the first sale of recreational marijuana, 3d Cannabis Center is seeking qualified armed security for their Denver store at 4305 Brighton Blvd. If interested, applicants must have the following qualifications: MUST have Marijuana Enforcement Division Retail Marijuana Occupational Employee License Denver Armed Merchant Guard License Firearm and appropriate trainingSkills and Knowledge: Passion […]

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

In Alaska,citizens will vote on Ballot Measure 2, which will create a retail industry for marijuana sales and give the state government the authority to tax recreational cannabis as well. In Oregon, voters will be weighing in on Measure 91, which would also create a legal framework for the production and sale of recreational marijuana […]

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 […]