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More than two years after Colorado began selling marijuana for recreational use, cannabis consumers have access to pot that is more potent than ever. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of different strains among thousands of plants grown legally under bright lights and fans in giant warehouses across the state. “I think we’re the best…Read More
Mention marijuana advertising to anyone who was alive in the 1970s, and you might draw out of them a famous Cheech and Chong jingle. “No stems, no seeds that you don’t need,” goes the ditty, “Acapulco Gold is” — cue sound of someone toking on a joint — “badass weed!” It was a joke at…Read More
Nine states have marijuana measures on the ballot this November, and chances are good that many will pass — giving pot advocates high hopes that the federal government will eventually lift its nationwide ban. In five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — voters will decide on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.…Read More
New regulations concerning cannabis edibles in Colorado could set a new standard throughout the industry. For investors, there aren’t many industries that can pack as much growth potential as marijuana. According to cannabis research firm ArcView, legal marijuana sales hit $5.4 billion in 2015, and they’re on track to grow by an estimated 30% per…Read More
Hezekiah Allen is a third-generation marijuana farmer in this Northern California county, where the cool coastal fog pours off the Pacific Ocean, coaxing pot plants to heights of 20 feet. The executive director of the California Growers Association trade group, Allen has long sought an end to what he calls “prohibition” and has looked forward…Read More
Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif., is a mecca for joggers and families out with their strollers. Along with the smell of sweat and goose poop, weed is an equally present aroma. Police seemingly take a “light up and let live” attitude here. But Nashanta Williams, who’s out walking her dog, says it’s not like this…Read More
Until he was released from the Baltimore Ravens this year, Eugene Monroe was the NFL’s foremost advocate for allowing players to use medical marijuana. Now he’s a partner in a company suing Maryland regulators for rejecting its application to grow the drug. Monroe and other officials with Green Thumb Industries said at a news conference…Read More