10 Marijuana Myths Exposed

We have all probably talked to someone that has said at least one of the below statements… “Legal pot will target kids!” “Kids will think pot is OK!” “Teen use will skyrocket!” “Productivity will suffer!” “Roads full of stoned drivers!” “Today’s pot is seven-times stronger!” ”Marijuana addicts are filling rehabs!” “Legal pot will target minorities!” “What’s next, legalized meth?” “Legal pot will drive up social costs!”     Read more here in the High Times article:...

Colorado’s Pot Revenue Goes Up in Smoke

Contrary to what we have seen in articles on the web, the recent announcement that citizens of Colorado will be getting a tax refund from the state was due to marijuana tax money. Not true. “These refunds are being caused by a little-known provision and the economy,” said Hoover, whose organization, CFI, provides independent analysis of fiscal and economic issues facing Colorado. “All we’re concerned about is making sure the story about why the refunds are occurring gets told properly. It’s gotten mangled.” Read more here in the article from the Dairly...

How Banks Are Transforming Canada’s Cannabis Industry

The Canadians are doing this right.  In the USA it is hard for pretty much anyone wanting to get into the legal marijuana business, it is hard to get loans, most have to find creative ways to have bank accounts.  In Canada, that is not the case. In the U.S., possessing and selling marijuana is a federal crime, so banks have ignored this emerging market. In Canada, financial institutions are beginning to back corporate cannabis producers. Read more here in the NPR...

State Rep Commits Cannabis Civil Disobedience In Front Of Committee

New Hampshire state representative Kyle Tasker gave testimony on cannabis legalization at a recent criminal justice committee meeting. During his testimony in front of the committee, and in front of a state police officer, Tasker pulled out a bag of cookies, a vaporizer, and what appeared to be a bottle of cannabis tincture, which he claimed came from his “personal stash”. Read more here in the 420Magazine.com...

Battle for Hemp Legalization Heating Up!

Hemp is the hot pot topic in WA DC these days. The bill, the “Industrial Hemp Farming act of 2015” is taking off and gaining a good following. The economic argument for industrial Hemp legalization is a strong one as well.  The U.S. hemp industry is already achieving $500 million in annual retail sales according to some estimates with huge potential for growth.  All of this economic activity has been due to imported hemp.  As Senator Rand Paul put it  we are importing our hemp and “…exporting our profit.” Read more here in the KWAYnews.com...

Women and Cannabis

As the legalization of cannabis in more and more states takes hold, it is the women who are emerging as the industry leaders. Women are an integral part of the cannabis industry as growers, caregivers, users, entrepreneurs, scientists and executives. As canna-businesses continue to explode in the U.S., more women are emerging as industry leaders with strong economic and political influence. Yet, despite the power that women in the cannabis industry wield, its still often feels like a “boys club.” Read more here in the Culture...