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US NM: Marijuana Debate Stirs Up Governor's Race In New Mexico

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:00
Lexington Herald-Leader, 19 Apr 2018 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca on Thursday called for the expansion of New Mexico's medical marijuana program and for legalization of recreational use, saying the poverty-stricken state is missing out on millions of dollars in tax revenues and jobs that could be spurred by the industry. Apodaca released his plan solidifying his position as a supporter of legalization as the race for governor heats up.
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US: Americans Reflect On Pros, Cons Of Legal Pot Ahead Of 420

MAP Drugnews - Top Stories - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:00
Kansas City Star, 19 Apr 2018 - America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year.
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Cannabis and psychosis: what is the link and who is at risk? - The Conversation AU

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:27

The Conversation AU

Cannabis and psychosis: what is the link and who is at risk?
The Conversation AU
The heaviest users of cannabis are around four times as likely to develop schizophrenia (a psychotic disorder that affects a person's ability to think, feel and behave clearly) than non-users. Even the “average cannabis user” (for which the definition ...
How Do Marijuana Strains And Doses Affect Depression And Anxiety? A New Study Looks For AnswersForbes

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Marijuana Is Now Expected to Become a $25 Billion Industry by 2025

Alternet - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:41
The bud business is getting bigger and bigger.

The American marijuana industry should hit $25 billion in sales by 2025, according to the latest estimate by the industry analytics firm New Frontier Data. That would put pot in the same league as such well-established industries as radio, video games, children's toys, and the market research industry.

The research firm released updated data on industry sales projections on Friday as a teaser for its U.S. Cannabis Report: 2018 Industry Outlook, due to be released next month.

New Frontier estimated the size of the industry this year at $8.3 billion and predicted that the recreational and medical marijuana industry will grow at a compounded annual rate of 14.7 percent, creating a $25 billion market within the next seven years.

Recreational marijuana will account for the bulk of the increase, New Frontier said. While medical marijuana sales are expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 11.8 percent, recreational sales are projected to go up by 18.4 percent. At those rates, by 2025, the recreational and medical marijuana markets will be the same size.

"Across the globe, we have seen massive expansion as more than 50 countries are legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis. However, the United States continues to lead the way in cannabis consumption in legal medical and adult use markets. With a number of states expected to advance cannabis legalization measures in the next 24 months, more Americans will be able to access legal cannabis in the years to come," Giadha Aguirre De Carcer, New Frontier Data’s chief executive officer, said in a statement.

Notably, the analysis is based only on growth in those states that have already legalized medical and/or recreational use and does not assume that any other states will do so. That means $25 billion is probably a low-ball figure, given that a number of other states are likely to legalize recreational use before 2025.

Buds have become big business, indeed, and are destined to get even bigger.

 

 

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With marijuana on way to legalization, what vice could be next? - New York Post

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:28

New York Post

With marijuana on way to legalization, what vice could be next?
New York Post
So I suggested in this column that marijuana be legalized along the boardwalk as a gimmick to draw customers to the quickly fading resort. I've always been in favor of medical marijuana, but this would be just-for-fun-pot. Many readers were appalled by ...

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Charlottetown company looks to create value-added cannabis products - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:05

CBC.ca

Charlottetown company looks to create value-added cannabis products
CBC.ca
Cannabis Wheaton Income Corp., a publicly listed company, is paying $38 million in an all-stock deal for Dosecann. The acquisition is part of a spate of deals Cannabis Wheaton has made recently, including acquiring another Maritime marijuana company ...

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How “Sex and the City” Became the Best Hope for Oregon Cannabis Farmers - Willamette Week

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:35

Willamette Week

How “Sex and the City” Became the Best Hope for Oregon Cannabis Farmers
Willamette Week
Oregon may some day have the HBO show Sex and the City to thank for the salvation of legal cannabis. Marijuana is already legal in Oregon, of course. But Oregon farmers currently have grown too much weed, and federal legalization might allow them to ...

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Medical marijuana dispensaries hit with fake cease and desist orders - Detroit Free Press

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:28

Detroit Free Press

Medical marijuana dispensaries hit with fake cease and desist orders
Detroit Free Press
Some medical marijuana dispensaries that have been legitimately operating under temporary, emergency rules while they're waiting to see if they get a license from the state got an unpleasant surprise recently: cease and desist letters ordering them to ...
Recreational marijuana petition nears 11000 signaturesBismarck Tribune
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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Has Enough SignaturesMarijuana Moment
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Schumer Introduces Measure To Decriminalize Marijuana - The Onion (satire)

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:54

The Onion (satire)

Schumer Introduces Measure To Decriminalize Marijuana
The Onion (satire)
Chuck Schumer introduced legislation Friday to decriminalize marijuana, the first time that any party leader in Congress has endorsed rolling back such drug laws. What do you think? “Just another politician buckling under the pervasive influence of the ...

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Marijuana And Meditation May Both Reduce Anxiety. Which Is Better? - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:24

Forbes

Marijuana And Meditation May Both Reduce Anxiety. Which Is Better?
Forbes
A huge number of people deal with chronic anxiety, either in the form of generalized anxiety or social anxiety disorder, or both. There are certainly effective treatments out there, but this week, a couple of studies have been in the news. One study ...
Cannabis Extract's Popularity Gets Ahead Of The Science : Shots ...NPR
Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis ExtractVermont Public Radio

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Cannabis revenue will fall short of Ottawa's expectations: Watchdog - BNN

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 07:41

BNN

Cannabis revenue will fall short of Ottawa's expectations: Watchdog
BNN
Ottawa struck a deal with the provinces to split the tax proceeds on recreational cannabis 25/75 after meeting an outcry over plans for an even split. The PBO said the government's revenue and market share will be hindered by provincial decisions ...

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How Well Funded Are America's Marijuana Startups? [Infographic] - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 05:00

Forbes

How Well Funded Are America's Marijuana Startups? [Infographic]
Forbes
Back in late 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes and by 2015, disclosed funding in the market stood at $239 million. By 2017, that had climbed steeply to $593 million, according to ...

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OR: Klamath Falls man, 72, drowns in Klamath Lake - KTVZ

Drug News Bot - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:51
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OR: Hemp Farming is Growing in Central Oregon

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:45
kbnd.com Hemp Farming is Growing in Central Oregon SISTERS. (Mon Apr 23 21:45:03 2018 PDT)
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FL: Roundup: Commission seeks offshore sand, takes beer and wine permit from food truck village - News - The St. Augustine Record - St. Augustine, FL

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:43
staugustine.com (US) Medical marijuana In a final hearing, commissioners voted unanimously to ban medical marijuana treatment center dispensing facilities. Officials say the ban on dispensing facilities does not prohibit cultivation or processing facilities, or ban at-home delivery of medical marijuana to qualified patients in St. Officia... (Mon Apr 23 20:43:56 2018 PDT)
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OR: Virtue Supply - Willamette Week

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:41
wweek.com (US) You'll find the entrance by spotting the tourists who've stopped to photograph the large sign that reads "Gluten-Free Marijuana." 6 Ways Oregon is Building a Better Cannabis Industry From Farm to Doorstep. (Mon Apr 23 22:41:40 2018 PDT)
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OR: Virtue Supply - Willamette Week

Drug News Bot - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:41
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OR: Banking regulations create mess for marijuana industry, banks and law enforcement: Guest opinion - OregonLive.com

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:31
oregonlive.com (US) Which needs to be counted repeatedly to safeguard against loss.( In Oregon and other states where medical or recreational marijuana is legal. (Mon Apr 23 22:31:51 2018 PDT)
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OR: Oregon News Headlines Text Only

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:31
oregonherald.com (US) Oregon Grew More Cannabis Than Customers Can Smoke Little wonder: A gram of weed was selling for less than the price of a glass of wine. (Mon Apr 23 22:31:39 2018 PDT)
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OR: Banking regulations create mess for marijuana industry, banks and law enforcement: Guest opinion - OregonLive.com

Drug News Bot - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:31
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