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Will State Cannabis Ballot Wins Lead to Federal Reform?

The 2020 election did not only cement the national pivot away from Trump’s politics, but it opened the door for novel marijuana legislation in numerous states. With Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota’s passing bills to legalize adult-use marijuana, American citizens across the political spectrum are ready to say goodbye to the prohibitionist stance on drugs. However, state law and federal law on the matter continues to stand at odds. Following Joe Biden’s victory, many Americans are hopeful that marijuana reform may be on the horizon. Federal Reform? Now that 34 states have legalized cannabis in some form, […]

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Voters Across the Country are Changing their Views on Marijuana

Voters Across the Country are Changing their Views on Marijuana Not only did the 2020 election mark a stark political shift, but it also had a significant impact on the future of recreational and medical marijuana legalization. Joe Biden emerged as the winner of a divisive election cycle, and another popular vote on the ballots of several states was cast in favor of statewide cannabis legalization. In fact, every statewide cannabis legalization measure on a ballot passed on election night. A Changing Tide for Marijuana Legislation It is evident that voters across the country are changing their views on marijuana. […]

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Are Concentrates Right for My Medical Marijuana Needs?

Concentrates are somewhat new to the mainstream market and can be a convenient method of accessing medical marijuana. As the name suggests, these products are concentrated cannabis and can be purchased in a variety of different forms. Due to the way they are produced, concentrates can pack a lot of the flavor and potency that many people seek when using medicinal cannabis, and they are becoming more popular as time goes on. If you’re considering trying new products to find a good fit, be sure to contact your doctor before using concentrates for medical marijuana to determine if they are […]

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Western Wildfires Expected to Delay Outdoor Cannabis Harvests

As annual wildfires become more commonplace in western states, many cannabis farmers are feeling the negative impact on their harvests. The wildfire effects on cannabis could be quite vast, as the cannabis supply chain is expected to take a direct hit with much less product being made available for sale. California alone has seen over 8,100 wildfires already in 2020, and many are worrying about the wildfire effects on cannabis sales as we move into peak harvest season. Depending on the severity of the fires, cannabis sales could decline as retailers scramble to source their usual products and meet the […]

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Marijuana Sales Trends in Colorado Point to Shift From ‘Consumer’ to ‘Patient’

Colorado marijuana sales trends spiked as July set yet another record for state-wide cannabis sales in a one month period, breaking June’s record by $13.5 million – a 7% increase overall. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of medical marijuana card holders which has signaled a shift away from the term “consumers” and instead more of a push towards using “patients” to describe the average cannabis users in the state. Colorado Marijuana Sales Trends: How Are the Number Increasing? The total cannabis sales for the month of June rolled in […]

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Cities and Counties Across Colorado Loosening Marijuana Business Restrictions

In an attempt to combat the negative impact of the current recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many municipalities and even entire counties in the state of Colorado are becoming more relaxed about the sale of cannabis. Colorado marijuana business restrictions are typically governed strictly within each city to control the distribution and access to marijuana, but these businesses are now able to do more in terms of delivery, social equity permits, and production allowances as cities look for ways to bring in additional revenue. Allowing social equity permits means that cultivation, extraction, and the production of infused products are […]

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How Baby Boomers & Millennials Use Cannabis

A lot about cannabis has changed in the last 50 years, and there are variations in the way that different age groups use marijuana today, but you may be surprised to learn that there are also some striking similarities between baby boomer cannabis use and millennial cannabis use. Whether used recreationally or with the recommendation of a MMJ doctor, cannabis brings a number of pleasant benefits to the table, and both young and old alike enjoy using it to relieve chronic pain as well as achieve a good, natural buzz. Spending Both boomers and millennials have similar spending habits when […]

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Recreational Marijuana Sales in Colorado Springs Meets Opposition in City Council

Since legalization in 2011, recreational marijuana in Colorado Springs has been a topic of great debate for many, and now the city is considering taking action. A new measure has been introduced that would drastically impact the medical cannabis industry in Colorado Springs by allowing 24 recreational dispensaries to convert to recreational citywide. Currently, there are 118 stores that sell medical marijuana and the Colorado Springs Cannabis Association (CSCA) pleads that such a measure would “destroy the existing medical marijuana business model, and put in grave risk over 80% of our current businesses and employees.” The city proposed that the […]

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Shelf Space in Dispensaries Becoming ‘Pay-to-Play’ As Premium Brands Increase

As the popularity of both recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries increases, a significant number of premium cannabis brands are surfacing to fill the steady demand. While once a game with low competition, the big names in cannabis have begun to battle for prime real estate on the most viewed shelves. You might not see this at all dispensaries, but many in Colorado are finding that premium cannabis brands will pay a pretty penny to have their products featured on premium shelf space. What’s Causing the Shift? Between 2017 and 2019 Colorado state saw a 13.27% increase in the number of […]

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Does Cannabis Affect Dreams?

Dreaming is an important – and frankly, enjoyable – part of our nightly sleep routine that occurs when we enter a state of Rapid Eye Movement or REM sleep. Encountering REM sleep regularly has been shown to increase learning capability, help with memory, and even benefit our moods. Going without REM sleep can leave us dreamless and feeling tired and drained both physically and emotionally, so the big question remains: Does cannabis affect dreams? As the use of cannabis for recreational and medical purposes increases, more and more studies are being conducted to try to find answers that may tell […]

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