After a hot summer, Colorado’s cannabis sales cool down

Colorado’s cannabis sales have chilled from their seasonal summer highs. After three consecutive months of $136 million in combined recreational and medical cannabis sales, Colorado’s marijuana dispensaries recorded nearly $121.6 million in sales during October, according to The Cannabist’s extrapolations of state sales tax data made public Monday. The October totals consisted of nearly $87.7 million…

Maryland Finally Started Selling Medical Marijuana

At long last—after five years of bureaucratic delays—medical cannabis is available to qualifying Maryland patients. Back in 2013, Martin O’Malley, then governor, signed a bill legalizing medicinal marijuana. But various political snafus prevented any dispensaries from actually selling the herbal medicine until Friday, December 1. The effort to provide access was slowed down when no…

Heated debates over advertising reveal a fear of growing marijuana use

As Canada moves closer to legalizing recreational cannabis in 2018, a number of questions still remain. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that enforcement of regulations is a focal point. This is concerning considering a document released about strict restrictions on marijuana advertising. “Cannabis is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada,” the federal government’s…