Category: Local News

Cannabis Market Expected to Reach $25 Billion by 2025

A new report by cannabis statistic firm New Frontier Data, which will be released in May, indicates that the marijuana industry in the United States will only continue to prosper into the next decade. “New Frontier Data, the authority in data, analytics and business intelligence in the cannabis industry, has refined our market projections for […]

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YouTube Is Deleting Marijuana Content

YouTube Is Deleting Marijuana Content – Something strange is happening at YouTube, where in recent weeks, cannabis-related content-creators have seen their channels erased, and their subscriber base lost. Some of these channels are just friendly stoners, sharing their love of cannabis, while others are educational in nature. Still, many others use the video platform as […]

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Seattle Erases Marijuana Convictions

If you were convicted of a marijuana-related crime in Seattle before Washington legalization, you may be in luck. Following San Francisco’s lead, Seattle officials announced Thursday the city will move to expunge the misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions of hundreds of residents in an attempt to help those saddled with records marred by crimes that no longer exist. […]

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New Mexico Opioid Crisis Can Be Helped By Marijuana Says Lawmakers

As the New Mexico opioid crisis continues to people every day, New Mexico lawmakers are attempting to add opioid addiction to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. Currently, opioid addiction is not included as a treatable condition in the state’s medical cannabis program. But at least one expert says it should be. Supporters gathered Monday in […]

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Oregon Prosecutor Says There is Too Much Marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and that he wants to work with state and local leaders and the pot industry to do something about it. U.S. Attorney Billy Williams convened the unprecedented summit of influential federal […]

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States Ask Congress to Support Cannabis Banking

A bipartisan mix of attorneys general from states that have legalized cannabis urged congressional leaders Tuesday to pass legislation that would allow banks to do Cannabis Banking. Law enforcement officials from 17 states, the District of Columbia and Guam say exempting banks that service cannabis businesses from federal criminal and civil penalties would provide safeguards […]

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