Nevada’s Plan for Early Recreational Marijuana Sales Might Be Sabotaged

Nevada’s concept of using its medical marijuana market to temporarily service the recreational sector is scheduled to launch sometime within the next month. According to a report from the Las Vegas Sun, there are more than 140 applicants vying to become the first to sell weed in manner similar to beer. The goal of the “early sales” initiative was to give adults 21 and older the freedom to walk into a state licensed dispensary and purchase up to an ounce of weed without flashing a medical marijuana card. Meanwhile, it would give state officials…

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Obama Administration Wanted to Decriminalize Marijuana

President Obama’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was on the verge of pushing for nationwide marijuana decriminalization, but reports show those plans were quickly buried for a variety of political reasons. A former official with the ONDCP recently told the Huffington Post that during President Obama’s first term, the office wanted to make federal marijuana laws less restrictive by eliminating the criminal penalties associated with minor marijuana possession…

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Colorado’s Pot Windfall Taxes Figure into State’s Recently Approved Budget

As legal weed in Colorado continues to rake in millions, the state released its budget last Friday. Anti-pot governors and federal legislators should take a good look at the pot tax windfall and how it’s going to be spent. The budget not only manages to avoid what Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper called “draconian cuts” to hospitals and schools, it actually boosts school funding, averts…

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Setback in State’s Quest to Steal Grandmother’s Home Because Her Son Sold Pot

Elizabeth Young is a 72-year-old widow and former Amtrak employee who lived in a modest brick row house in West Philadelphia beginning in the 1970s. She lived there until 2013, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took it. You should know Elizabeth Young has not been accused of a crime by the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Allegations of committing a crime is the usual precursor to conviction of a…

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New Highs! HIGH TIMES Acquired by Tech and Entertainment Conglomerate

HIGH TIMES, the leading voice of the cannabis movement for 42 years and parent company of the world-renowned Cannabis Cup, has been acquired by a group of savvy entrepreneurs, cannabis pioneers and entertainment veterans—marking the magazine’s first change in ownership since 1974. Operating as High Times Holding Company (HTHC), the company, which owns a thriving events business and a collection of digital properties, as well as the print publication, was purchased by a group of…

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