The Mile High City reached new heights this August when it comes to—well, getting high. Marijuana sales broke the $100 million mark for the first time since Colorado legalized marijuana, with recreational sales bringing in $59.2 million and medical marijuana $41.4 million for a combined record amount of $100.6 million in marijuana revenue.
Among the bills that Governor Jerry Brown rushed to submit last week, three were signed into law on Friday finally establishing regulations for medical marijuana in California — Assembly Bill 266, Assembly Bill 243 and Senate Bill 643. Thankfully, these bills have been gutted since their passing from the legislature to the Governor.
Besides all of the health benefits obvious to those that already regularly get outside and go for a run, a new study's findings might be motivation for those looking for extra encouragement to join the droves of morning joggers: the "runner’s high" that has oft been associated with an endorphin rush may in fact be due to the release of cannabinoids in the body.
The state of Texas is known for many things: steaks, big hats, cows, George W. Bush. One thing Texas is not known for is leniency when it comes to things like cannabis. But that is slowly changing.
Just four years ago only 33% of Texans supported cannabis legalization; that number is now up to 46%. While 50% still oppose recreational legalization, a 13-point jump in only four years is quite impressive, especially in a state as conservative as Texas.
Two marijuana consumers in Colorado have filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against a large cannabis dispensary chain because of pesticides it uses to grow its weed.
The case against a Denver-based cannabis company called LivWell, which has nine marijuana dispensaries across Colorado, underscores the battle over what chemicals and pesticides should be allowed in the cannabis cultivation process.
Colorado voters decided to legalize recreational marijuana for adults almost three years ago. One of the advantages of legalization is the regulation of the quality of cannabis sold when it comes to things like pesticides. Those who have ever bought marijuana on the black market know there is no information or standards; the weed you get was grown however the grower felt like growing it. Maybe they used pesticides, maybe they didn’t. Maybe they used natural methods of pest control or maybe they sprayed their plants with tons of toxic chemicals.