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One of the big questions in marijuana research has been answered

Posted on 2016-07-07 10:05:00
One of the big questions in marijuana research has been answered

0.32 grams. That's how much marijuana is in the typical American joint, according to a rigorous statistical analysis recently published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence by drug policy researchers Greg Ridgeway of the University of Pennsylvania and Beau Kilmer of the Rand Corp. The amount of weed in the typical joint is actually an important quantity for researchers and policymakers to know.

Marijuana legalization question can go on November ballot with changes, SJC rules

Posted on 2016-07-06 10:04:00
Marijuana legalization question can go on November ballot with changes, SJC rules

A ballot question on whether marijuana can be sold recreationally in Massachusetts can appear on the November ballot, the Supreme Judicial Court announced in an opinion Wednesday.

Californians Seek Pot of Gold in Marijuana Legalization

Posted on 2016-07-05 09:37:00
Californians Seek Pot of Gold in Marijuana Legalization

There is no guarantee California will vote to legalize recreational marijuana in November, but political operative and father of four Daniel Conway has already staked his future on it.

How the DEA Could Introduce Big Pharma to Marijuana

Posted on 2016-07-01 09:26:00
How the DEA Could Introduce Big Pharma to Marijuana

The U.S. could soon be one step closer to allowing marijuana sales at your local drugstore. But while that might mean good news for patients, it could also overturn 20 years of development in the medical marijuana industry.

California to Vote on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Posted on 2016-06-29 10:18:00
California to Vote on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Voters in California will decide this November whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the nation's most populous state. California's secretary of state announced Tuesday that the measure had obtained enough signatures to be placed on the ballot. Its supporters have raised $3.53 million,

Marijuana shops are more lucrative than Whole Foods, by at least one metric

Posted on 2016-06-28 12:00:00
Marijuana shops are more lucrative than Whole Foods, by at least one metric

Whole Foods isn’t the most lucrative retail outfit. Apple stores, jewelry stores, Costco stores and now marijuana dispensaries actually tally more annual revenue per square foot.

Why the Marijuana Business Is Appealing to Female Entrepreneurs

Posted on 2016-06-28 09:27:00
Why the Marijuana Business Is Appealing to Female Entrepreneurs

In the past several years, women have become a driving force in the growth of the cannabis industry here and across the United States. As one magazine cover proclaimed recently, “Legal marijuana could be the first billion-dollar industry not dominated by men.”

Marijuana-Based Drug Helps Kids With Rare Forms Of Epilepsy In Studies

Posted on 2016-06-27 10:14:00
Marijuana-Based Drug Helps Kids With Rare Forms Of Epilepsy In Studies

An oil derived from marijuana plants proved effective in a rare form of epilepsy that afflicts 30,000 Americans, its maker said this morning.

Democratic Senators Push DEA to Downgrade Marijuana Classification

Posted on 2016-06-24 10:45:00
Democratic Senators Push DEA to Downgrade Marijuana Classification

A group of Democratic lawmakers is renewing pressure on the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove marijuana from its current position on a list of the most dangerous drugs, a category that includes heroin and ecstasy.

How a Hollywood startup became Microsoft's partner in the marijuana industry

Posted on 2016-06-23 09:33:00
How a Hollywood startup became Microsoft

The startup drew headlines last week after Microsoft announced it would make Kind’s Agrisoft Seed to Sale software available for sale on its cloud computing platform that services government clients – a move that marks Microsoft’s foray into the marijuana business.