Legal
Philadelphia Decriminalizes Marijuana

Philadelphia Will Decriminalize Possession, Calls It a 'Civil Rights Issue'

Philadelphia will decriminalize marijuana possession and public consumption starting October 20, making it the largest U.S. city to do so and ending decades of racially discriminatory drug policy.

Under decriminalization, possession of less than 30 grams of weed will be punishable by a $25 ticket, and public consumption by a $100 fine or the completion of nine hours of community service. Under current laws, possession is met with a $200 fine plus mandatory viewing of a video on ‘the dangers of drug abuse’ which, much like The Miracle of Life in seventh grade classrooms, has become an outdated joke.

Politics
D.C. Initiative 17

Washington D.C. Legalization Camp Selects Slogans for Initiative 17

With the vote to legalize recreational weed in November, the Washington, D.C. pro-legalization camp has settled on its campaign slogan: “Legalize.”

Short and to the point—we like it.

Each campaign poster will also have a sub-header reading, “Vote to refocus police priorities,” or “Legalization ends discrimination.” Both messages speak directly to the main arguments for legalization in D.C. specifically.

Of the 57,000 voters who signed the petition that got Initiative 71 on the November ballot, the majority cited ‘refocus police priorities’ as the main reason to legalize. 

Business
Colorado Marijuana Taxes

Recreational Weed Outsells Medical in Colorado, Brings Total Tax Revenue to $18.6 Million

Just seven months since legalization, recreational marijuana has outsold medical in the state of Colorado.

Well, that didn’t take long.

Tax records for July show that recreational dispensaries in Colorado made $28,921,068, while medical dispensaries made $28,313,034, amounting to a $608,000 difference. There are currently about 200 recreational dispensaries in Colorado compared to 400 medical dispensaries, but it is predicted that more medical will convert to recreational to get a piece of the rising action.

Legal
NFL Set To Allow Higher THC levels in It's Players

NFL Set To Allow Higher THC Levels in Its Players

I have been meaning to get to this story for some time, and now that the NFL season is upon us and in full swing, I ask you: Why not now, why not us? Let's dive right in and talk about nanograms, metabolites, and milliliters of blood, shall we? These new "buzzwords" or "stats" can be just as important to today's NFL player as touchdowns scored, yards per catch, quarterback ratings, and sacks. Let's run through some of these cannabis stats and figure out what this means.