DC Residents Want to Know Where to Get Weed

Our nations capital recently made it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana and able to grow up to 6 marijuana plants (3 of which could be mature at a time), problem is, no one knows where to purchase the marijuana plants and/or the legal packaged weed. Read more here in the High Times...

Meet the Women Pushing Pot in D.C.

Marijuana legalization is getting some help from Women. More and more women are standing up and taking the reins of leadership of new legal marijuana businesses. In pantsuits and blowouts, blazers and high-fashion buns, 60 or so members of Women Grow, a newly launched national network of female marijuana entrepreneurs, gathered at the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a press conference ahead of a two-day lobbying tour of Capitol Hill. There wasn’t a Bob Marley T-shirt in sight. Read more here in the National Journal...

Testing Flower Power

Legal marijuana is starting to roll out in Oregon with some bumps being found along the way.  Testing is a a big one that is being debated as the rules for measure 91 are hammered out. Marijuana consumption by adults 21 and over begins July 1, 2015. In the mean time, the way marijuana is tested for THC and CBD content as well as mold and other contaminants is in a hot debate over what actually constitutes a batch to be sent in to be tested. But THC and CBD levels vary. For example, the higher on a plant a bud sprouts (and the more light it gets while growing), the higher you’ll feel when you smoke it. Users who want to moderate their THC and CBD intake have only lab results to rely on. Read more here in the Willamette Week...

America’s Smartest Cities Love Pot

Not a coincidence at all that a recent survey shows that smart people love pot. 🙂 The survey ranked cities across the nation based on the percentage of residents aged 25 or older with a bachelor’s degree or greater level of education. The top three most educated cities are all college towns with thriving cannabis industries in states employing different models of marijuana regulation. Read more here in the High Times...

Tommy Chong brand marijuana coming to Washington rec stores

As if there were not enough reasons to attend this years Cannacon event in Seattle WA on February 19-21… Debuting for the first time in Washington State at the recreational marijuana stores, TOMMY CHONG BRAND MARIJUANA! “We’re taking it to the next level,” Minehart said. “We are making sure that this is the best adult-use, I-502 cannabis that there is. It’s been tested more than once. It’s all top strain, all top of the plant. … It’s going to have a special seal on the packaging to prevent counterfeiting. We’re really going to take it up … to say this is a brand that you can trust, and if you consume it, you’ll know we signed off that this is the best and the real deal.” Read more here in the Seattle PI article: http://blog.seattlepi.com/marijuana/2015/01/28/tommy-chong-brand-marijuana-coming-to-washington-rec-stores/#30129101=0  ...

International Cannabis Business Conference Day 2: Getting Down To Business

International Cannabis Business Conference is gearing up to be a very exciting and informative event! Day two kicks off with travel guru Rick Steves, a true hero in the cannabis movement, especially those in Oregon who saw him tour the state preaching the gospel of cannabis legalization on his own dime. Steves, a self-made businessman himself, will share the knowledge gained from helping two states legalize cannabis, as he hopes that California will join the rest of the West Coast and legalize marijuana in 2016. Following Rick Steves, the Cannabiz 5000 panel features cannabis industry pioneers and veterans Debby Goldsberry, Amber Senter (one of my all time favorites in the marijuana world!), Dean Arbit, Liana Held and Kyndra Miller to discuss the ins and outs of dealing with marijuana laws and regulations, deal with the IRS, brand your business and adapt quickly in a changing marketplace and legal landscape. Read more here in the Weed Blog...

Great News for our Vets Regarding Treatment for PTSD!

Some very exciting news for our Vets: PTSD Research Receives $2 Million For Pot Grant From the State of Colorado! “We will be studying using marijuana to treat chronic resistant Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 76 veterans,” said Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of MAPS. “Half will be treated at Johns Hopkins and half will be treated in Phoenix under the direction of of a doctor.” Some $107,000 of the $2 million will be paid to purchase marijuana from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Read more here in the Mainstreet.com...