Legal
Nevada Looks to Capitalize on Marijuana Tourism

Nevada Looks to Capitalize on Marijuana Tourism

The state of Nevada is looking to cash in on the reciprocal cannabis market, making the decision to allow medical marijuana cardholders from other states the ability to buy Nevada marijuana while visiting the state on vacation or business. This form of reciprocity between states creates a marijuana tourism market for those who wish to try what other states have to offer.

Business
Bob Marley Marijuana Brand 'Marley Natural' Established in Seattle

Bob Marley Cannabis Brand 'Marley Natural' Launches in Seattle

One name goes with pot like peanut butter goes with jelly and a PB&J goes with—well, pot: Bob Marley.

The reggae superstar’s family and a Seattle-based private equity firm announced today the creation of “a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy” of Bob Marley, called Marley Natural. The brand will produce pot-infused creams, vaporizers, and strains of Marley’s own favorite “heirloom Jamaican cannabis” sold as “loose packed” buds, oils, or concentrates.

Business
Washington State Holds First Marijuana Auction

Washington State Holds First Marijuana Auction

Fireweed Farms in Washington State made history this past weekend by holding the first ever marijuana auction. The small cannabis farm sold about 300 pounds to state-licensed processors and retailers. The auction brought in an estimated $600,000 in sales once all was said and done. The harvested, dried, and trimmed marijuana was priced by the gram (prices ranged from $2.50-$7.00 per gram) and auctioned by the strain in lots ranging from half a pound all the way up to 5-pound loads.

Health
Colorado Health Dept. Wants to Approve All Edibles Before Sale

Colorado Health Dept. Wants to Approve All Edibles Before Sale

Edibles in Colorado have been under attack since the cannabis-infused treats became legal to sell and consume for recreational purposes earlier this year. Today, Colorado health authorities will recommend the formation of a state commission that would have to give “pre-market approval” before any infused food or drinks can be sold to the public, according to an interdepartmental memo obtained by the Associated Press.

Politics
Governor to Pardon Son's Marijuana Conviction

Governor to Pardon Son's Marijuana Conviction

Outgoing Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has let it be known that he plans to pardon his son as one of his last acts in office. Beebe's argument is a solid one: that his son deserves the same second chance as hundreds of other nonviolent offenders. Also, this is not out of character for the outgoing governor, as he has already issued more than 700 pardons since taking office in 2007, demonstrating that his is true to his word and backing his claims of wanting to give young nonviolent offenders a second chance.