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Business
World's First Marijuana Mall to Open in Colorado

World's First Marijuana Mall to Open in Colorado

Coming soon to Colorado is the “World’s First Pot Mini Mall”, scheduled to open later this year in Trinidad, CO.

The Marijuana Mini Mall will occupy five separate properties on North Commercial Street, bringing buds together in a one-stop shopping area for all your weed needs. Trindad’s Planning, Zoning, and Variance Commission has already approved building permits to Trinidad Holding Company, LLC, and developers Sean Sheridan and Chris Elkins only await final approval from City Council before they start construction.

Business
Top 10 Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver

Top 10 Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver

Denver is the American hub of recreational marijuana, which is proven by just how many dispensaries have popped up in the Mile High City since weed was legalized almost 2 years ago. So how do you know where to go for the legal weed experience? Lucky for you, we've done the legwork and found the Top 10 Dispensaries in Denver. (All in the name of journalism.) 

Business
Nasdaq Rejects Listing from Major Cannabis Company

Nasdaq Rejects Listing from Major Cannabis Company

Nasdaq has officially rejected cannabis social networking company MassRoots’ listing application on the grounds that it could “aid in the use and dealing of an illegal substance.” Outdated, idiotic federal policy strikes again.

This sets precedent for other cannabis companies looking to list on the national stock exchange, who will certainly face similar if not the exact same roadblocks in applying for national listing.

Politics
Veterans No Longer Have to Pay for Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts

Veterans No Longer Have to Pay for Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts

Veterans with valid Massachusetts medical marijuana cards will no longer have to pay for their medicine thanks to a bill passed by the Senate.

The amendment was sponsored by Senators Jason Lewis and Vinny deMacedo, who are both developing a bill to put to Massachusetts voters on the November 2018 ballot to legalize adult use of marijuana. Thanks to introduction from its sponsors, this new policy for veterans was adopted by voice vote Tuesday night as the State Senate settled its fiscal 2017 budget.

Lifestyle
Stoned Sheep Have Gone on 'Psychotic Rampage' in Small Welsh Town

Stoned Sheep Have Gone on 'Psychotic Rampage' in Small Welsh Town

The sheep have gone wild.

A flock of sheep has gone on what one councilor called a “psychotic rampage” in a small Welsh town after supposedly eating the remains of uprooted cannabis plants dumped by the side of the road.

County Councilor Ioan Richard warned townspeople of these reefer-mad sheep.

“There is already a flock of sheep roaming the village, causing a nuisance,” Richard said. “They are getting into people’s gardens and one even entered a bungalow and left a mess in the bedroom.”

Gasp!

Business
LeafedIn: The Weed App Solving Washington D.C’s Legal Pot Limbo

LeafedIn: The Weed App Solving Washington D.C’s Legal Pot Limbo

Craigslist is not a website that can be effective for a market as dynamic and unique as the legal cannabis industry. However, in Washington D.C., that is exactly where people are forced go to obtain their technically legal marijuana. In November 2014, the District of Columbia voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and yet Congress has done everything in its power to block implementation, forbidding any kind of organized system to be put in place for now-legal users to buy and sell marijuana.

Politics
Republican Congressman Comes Out of the Cannabis Closet

Republican Congressman Comes Out of the Cannabis Closet

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) has long since been an advocate of legalization, both medically and recreationally, and he just made history as being the first Republican representative to openly admit to medical marijuana use.

While addressing NORML, the 69-year-old congressman said the pain from his arthritis made his favorite pastime of surfing an actual past-time; the discomfort even made it difficult for him to sleep. That is, until Rohrabacher tried medical marijuana salve.

Health
Walgreens Health Blog Boasts Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Walgreens Health Blog Boasts Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Nowadays it seems riskier than ever for major corporations to take a stand on a hot-button political issue, however Walgreens has opened the door to discussing the positive benefits of medical marijuana on its health and wellness blog.

While the company hasn’t come right out and said, “We support medical marijuana,” its post titled “Clarifying Clinical Cannabis” lists its many health benefits, providing readers with a perceived alternative to traditional pain medication and treatments.