Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know about Colorado Cannabis

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After nearly three years of being surrounded by newly-legal marijuana in Colorado, and over one year in Washington, Oregon, and D.C., you may feel like you’ve heard, seen, and know it all. You’re an expert in the subtleties of differences between sativa and indica, have all the dispensary locations and names memorized, can trim like a machine, and even your ever-expanding glass collection has a closet all its own. What else could possibly be discovered in regards to recreational marijuana and cannabis!? Don’t fall into the trap of complacency! Expand your mind, man. To shamelessly quote Dazed and Confused, “You’d be a lot cooler if you did, man.” And the best way we know to expand one’s mind is to sit back, relax, spark one up, and soak up (via…
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Why Is There So Much Marijuana Misinformation?

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[caption id="attachment_2460" align="alignleft" width="274"] Source: azmarijuana.com[/caption] As it is such a new, buzz-worthy, and intriguing topic, an overwhelming amount of marijuana information is being constantly shared and re-shared from one end of the internet to the other. Whether an opponent or supporter of newly legal marijuana ventures, there is an endless amount of information one can find to support his or her already pre-formed position on medical and recreational marijuana. The trick when reading internet articles, blog posts, and op-eds regarding marijuana is finding truly correct information regarding marijuana safety, medical use, and abuse; simply because the correctness of such is constantly changing and evolving. For that reason alone, we recommend only reading information from reputable companies such as https://weedsmart.ca. These types of companies are often regulated, and can only…
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Marijuana Missteps

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[caption id="attachment_2408" align="alignleft" width="300"] Courtesy Westword[/caption] To every yin there is a yang. Two sides to every story.  Wins and losses. No amount of success comes without a multitude of failures. By-in-large, the Colorado cannabis experiment has been outrageously successful, at the very least financially. But, like anything new, it does not come without some backwards steps. Colorado recreational cannabis sales have already exceeded 2014 totals, setting the financial table for another record-shattering year of state revenue. But the record numbers have a downside. Even at $13.6M raised by May of 2015, the revenue still may not reach the $40M prediction used to convince voters to approve Amendment 64 way back in 2012. The marijuana missteps, in the end, may have the most impact on present and future cannabis regulation.…
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Oregon vs. Colorado Recreational Regulation: The Difference is in the Details

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[caption id="attachment_2374" align="alignleft" width="300"] photo credit: Potlandia via photopin (license)[/caption] On Wednesday, July 1, recreational cannabis became legal in the state of Oregon. Well, sort of. Much in the same way recreational cannabis became legal to consume and carry in Colorado from November 2012 - January 1, 2013, Oregonians can now enjoy a recreational joint under certain circumstances without the fear of prosecution. The similarities don’t stop there, but neither do the differences. Like any state-run governance of unknown background such as recreational cannabis, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to begin to regulate. Anything considered ‘wrong’ will simply be discussed and reworded or reworked in future legislative sessions, and anything considered ‘right’ will obviously stay as is. Nevertheless, it would be unwise to assume the laws in Oregon…
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Pot Tax Holiday by the Numbers

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Thanks to a legislative provision in the Colorado Tax Payer’s Bill of Rights, the ‘pot tax holiday’ is a reality. Marijuana users statewide have marked their calendars for this once-in-a-lifetime event. September 16, 2015 will go down in infamy to many partakers of the Colorado chronic. By the same legislative measure, the 10% recreational marijuana tax was permanently reduced to 8% in July 2017. The fanfare about House Bill 15-1367 in social media circles has been swift and - not surprisingly - mostly positive. Most Coloradans have seen or heard the story of the impending pot tax holiday and eventual recreational marijuana tax reduction through their Colorado-based news platform of choice, by now. What the Colorado public may not know is exactly what the holiday and recreational tax reduction does…
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