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Pot Prices Plunge: As Cannabis Legalization Spreads, The Price Continues To Plummet. What Does It Mean?

Whether it’s oil, cotton or tomatoes, every product experiences fluctuations in price that can have dire consequences for its industry — though rarely do we see an item with as unstable a price point as the modern (legal) marijuana market. When Westword first covered the legal sale of recreational marijuana in Denver back in 2014, […]

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Keeping The Cannabis Industry SAIF: Oregon Insurance Paves The Way For Cannabusiness & Workers

Oregon’s State Accident Insurance Fund started thinking about the wellbeing of cannabis workers in 2014, the moment the Beaver State passed Measure 91 legalizing cannabis. SAIF’s Judi Croft, safety services supervisor at the nonprofit insurance provider, explains, “Our vision, mission and charter is to keep people safe, and make workers’ comp as available to as […]

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Traveling with Weed This Holiday Season? We Got You Covered

“There’s no way I travel this holiday season without weed,” says Maria V. of San Francisco, where legal recreational marijuana was approved this year. “My chocolate brownie treats get me through the inevitable stressful and awkward moments seeing my family in Kansas. I remain floating on a lovely little buzz through it all.” With marijuana […]

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The Who’s Who You Don’t Know In Canada’s Cannabis Industry

Canada is undoubtedly making its mark on the international stage when it comes to cannabis reform. The country’s economy will be closely watched as recreational and medicinal marijuana becomes legal at the federal level on July 1, 2018. Behind the scenes, there are many people who are priming Canada’s path as a powerful player in […]

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First Medical Cannabis Cultivation Licenses Awarded In Colombia: But What Does It Mean For Small-Scale Growers?

In 2015, Colombia legalized medical marijuana — but it’s actually been legal to cultivate up to 20 plants for personal use since Law 30 was enacted in 1986. President Juan Manuel Santos signed the medical marijuana bill into law two years ago, with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection responsible for writing regulations and […]

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What Does The US Army Have To Do To Ensure Continued Enlistment? Turn A Blind Eye To Marijuana, That’s What

It’s a fact. Cannabis consumption is becoming more widely accepted. According to a recent Gallup poll, support for cannabis legalization among conservatives is at an all-time high, with a whopping 51 percent of Republicans in favor. This is indicative of a larger trend: Stigma against cannabis users is diminishing. Even the armed forces is opening […]

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The Real News On Fake Weed: Even The DEA Wants You To Quit calling K2, Spice A Natural Alternative To Marijuana

Spice. Clockwork Orange. Blue Berry Yum-Yum. Mad Hatter Incense. Just a few of the hundreds of beguiling names used to describe to drugs referred to erroneously as “synthetic marijuana.” Containing absolutely no natural marijuana at all, these products are often wrongly associated with pot and produce highs that are nothing like the euphoria found by […]

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