Recreational Marijuana

Image source: Getty Images. Ready or not, the marijuana industry could be reshaping right in front of our eyes. Over the past 20 years we’ve seen incredible growth in the legal marijuana business. Starting with the passage of a compassionate use law in California in 1996 for medical patients, medical marijuana has become available in […]

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PHOENIX (August 12, 2016) – Today, coalition leaders representing the prevention, education, business, and law enforcement communities argued to enjoin the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (RTMA) from being placed on the ballot this November as Proposition 205. Three of the named plaintiffs offered these statements: Seth Leibsohn, Chair ARDP: “The RTMA is so […]

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Arizona residents will be joining Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and California this November in voting on whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol was told on Wednesday that the measure garnered enough signatures to be included on the ballot. The initiative will be known as “Proposition 205” […]

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In 2013, only 7% of American adults said they were marijuana users. Today, less than three years later, usage rates have nearly doubled, as 13% of U.S. adults say they smoke pot — according to a recent Gallup poll. Despite what appears to be growing acceptance of the drug, the DEA recently reiterated marijuana’s classification […]

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<!– Weed is already legal for recreational use in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo) –> Arizona could be one of several states to have legalization of marijuana for recreational use on the ballot in November. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol learned Wednesday that it submitted […]

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An ordinance placing a three percent tax on recreational marijuana within the unincorporated areas of Josephine County was approved by Commissioners during a legislative hearing in the Business Session Wednesday evening. The Commissioners passed an amended version from the first reading that, according to Commissioner Hare, was less than substantive changes. Basically the word “recreational” […]

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WikiLeaks made headlines recently when it leaked documents showing the Democratic National Convention favored Clinton over Sanders, but buried in the mounds of paperwork was another document dealing with marijuana legalization and the alcohol industry. Tom Angell over at Marijuana.com dug through the WikiLeaks report and found an online newspaper advertisement from Huddle, a daily […]

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As the legalization of recreational cannabis could be just around the corner for California, many cities scattered throughout the vast state are starting to impose additional taxes on cannabis-related businesses. Cloverdale became the first city within Sonoma County to pass a local tax on cannabis-related businesses late July. The measure will be formally placed on […]

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