Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Graham Cooper

What’s behind Los Angeles’ obscene amount of weed tax?

A couple days ago we talked about the huge amount of money state governments have been taking in from the sales of recreational pot, with California making $1 billion last year alone. That’s great and all, but at what cost...

Legalization Updates

Things move quickly in the cannabis industry, and many states are at some stage in the process of legalizing. So here’s an update on three of them. Montana Last week, Montana’s Governor Greg Gianforte signed their legal recreational bill, after voters...

Urine tests positive with marijuana on the rise

With the dissolving stigma around marijuana, people seem to be caring less about an employer’s awareness of their smoking habits. An incremental increase of positive marijuana urine tests has been occurring over the years. In 2016, 2% of all drug...

$7.9 Billion in Tax Revenue from Weed so far

An absurd amount of money has been made for the government from the sales of recreational marijuana since it has become legal. Marijuana Policy Project has analyzed the past 7 years of tax data to reach this number. In even better...

More calls to poison control in states with legal marijuana

Edibles are causing headaches for lawmakers and parents alike. A new study analyzed calls to poison control from January 2017 to December 2019, and found that more calls were being made from states with legal marijuana than states without. 36.6% of...

Psychedelics one step closer to legalizing in California

In its final moments before suspension, Senate Bill 519, which would decriminalize LSD, ketamine, mushrooms, and other psychedelics, passed through an integral committee with a 5-2 vote in its favor. It seemed the bill would be left in suspense, but...

Some regulations on potency could be hitting Colorado

Soon after Colorado made it available for teens to bring medicinal marijuana into schools, they’re cracking down on anyone looking to abuse the privilege. A bill was introduced last Friday into the State house that would severely limit the abilities...

The Delta-8 Loophole will soon be closed

The most recent CBD loophole that has popped up has quickly gained a pretty big audience. Unlike marijuana, hemp is legal in all 50 states after the 2018 farm bill was signed into law. CBD is a cannabinoid derived from...

Forgotten Stoner Classic: Trees Lounge

What makes a movie a “Stoner flick”? It’s not the quantity of weed within the span of the film. Doesn’t even require the main character to be much of a pothead. It’s the vibe. The apathy, the pacing, the...

Study shows what happens to hard drug prices after weed legalization

A new study is being published in the scientific journal Addiction that sheds some light on drug pricing after recreational weed becomes legal in some states. Eureka Alert notes that the study is crowdsourced data from Price of Weed and...

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