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  1. Ron Strider

    Most Americans Don't Think Marijuana Causes More Crashes

    Americans could be downplaying the risks of smoking pot and driving. While most U.S. adults, or 91 percent, view driving under the influence of marijuana as dangerous and 87 percent said the practice makes one a hazard to others on the road, only 40 percent viewed weed as contributing to...
  2. Ron Strider

    Utahns, Mormons Show Strong Support For Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    Seventy-three percent of Utahns favor legalizing the medical use of marijuana, including strong majorities of Republicans and members of the LDS Church who self-identify as "very active," a new poll says. In the UtahPolicy.com poll, 600 Utah registered voters were asked whether they "support...
  3. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Index Gains As Cannabis Stocks Cheer Consumer Spending Report

    Cannabis stocks rose sharply heading into the holiday weekend as The North American Marijuana Index gained on Friday. Investors bet against the broader markets, with Wall Street and the Canadian exchanges both falling to close out the week. Despite indications of higher unemployment yesterday...
  4. Ron Strider

    OR: Portland Companies Are Fighting A Secret Plot To Monopolize Cannabis

    In a former nursery on the outskirts of Canby, next door to filbert orchards and the constant gunshots of a firing range, Eco Firma Farms' Jesse Peters believes he's helping fight a war for the future of cannabis. "The patent wars are coming," Peters says. "It's top secret strategic shit...
  5. Ron Strider

    CA: Legal Cannabis Consumption May Triple In SF, Totaling $240M In Sales Annually

    San Francisco's legal cannabis consumption could triple to 30 million grams annually in the new era of recreational pot and total sales could hit $240 million, according to a draft city report. Medical marijuana is currently legal in San Francisco and sold by 45 city-permitted dispensaries or...
  6. Ron Strider

    Canada's Aurora Cannabis Boosts Stake In Australia-Based Cann Group

    Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc. said on Monday it increased its stake in Australia-based Cann Group Ltd to 22.9 percent from 19.9 percent, its latest move to expand in the cannabis industry. Aurora, already Cann Group's largest shareholder, said it bought the shares at A$2.50 ($1.90) apiece...
  7. Ron Strider

    New Poll Shows Americans Consider Texting More Dangerous Than Marijuana While Driving

    A new survey released Tuesday conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America found that while the vast majority of Americans believe driving under the influence of marijuana is dangerous, an overwhelming percentage consider texting while behind the...
  8. Ron Strider

    MA: A Higher Tax On Recreational Marijuana Would Be Good For Boston

    Last November, Massachusetts legalized recreational marijuana. In the year since, this budding industry has had to face a slew of different challenges, obstacles and naysayers. With the first dispensary set to open in July, the state is still in the process of figuring out how this new industry...
  9. Ron Strider

    Steep Taxes On Recreational Marijuana Are A Powerful Incentive For States To Legalize

    Much has been made about the change in attitude toward marijuana legalization across the United States over the past decade. Surveys now find a majority of Americans favor legalizing the once-demonized plant. However, it doesn't take a cynic to see there is another motivator behind legalizing...
  10. Ron Strider

    CO: Hash-Off Announces Denver's Top Cannabis Concentrates

    Ever get in an argument with a friend over who makes the best hash? Jake Browne was sick of comparing concentrates with anecdotal information, so the Grow-Off founder and Denver Post cannabis critic decided to figure it out for himself – and lucky for you, he wants to take everyone along for the...
  11. Ron Strider

    Canadian Marijuana Stocks Rally On Trudeau's Dollar-A-Gram Tax

    Canadian marijuana stocks surged Friday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government proposed a tax of one dollar a gram of legalized recreational marijuana. The government said Friday the tax shouldn't exceed C$1 (79 U.S. cents) a gram or 10 percent of the producer's price, whichever is...
  12. Ron Strider

    Cannabis Consumers Say Marijuana Isn't A Vice, It's Part Of A Wellness Regimen

    Legalization activists often say that marijuana should be regulated like alcohol, but today's cannabis consumers don't appreciate the comparison. To them, marijuana isn't a vice – it's part of a wellness regimen. That's what 90 percent of consumers said in a recent poll conducted by Miner &...
  13. Ron Strider

    The Marijuana Machine Rolls Ahead

    Since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, seven other states and the District of Columbia have followed suit. Next year, California, Maine, and Massachusetts will begin sales, potentially tripling the size of the legal pot market. By the end of 2018, 20 percent of Americans will...
  14. Ron Strider

    Selling Cannabis Travel

    Those who enjoy a toke are traveling more to do it within the states where it's legalized, and the travel industry is responding. Today, there are more destinations and even retreats that cater to the cannabis crowd. Sari Gabbay, founder and CEO of Cannabliss Retreats recently organized a...
  15. Ron Strider

    Corona Owner Constellation Buys Stake In Canadian Medicinal-Marijuana Company

    Alcohol giant Constellation Brands is making a foray into marijuana, a precedent-setting move for an industry that has mostly stayed on the sidelines during the cannabis boom. Constellation will pay about $191 million (C$245 million) for a 9.9 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian...
  16. Ron Strider

    American Opinions Have Changed When It Comes To Marijuana, Federal Laws Should Too

    An estimated two out of three U.S. adults – including majorities of self-identified Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legally regulated. That's according to nationwide polling data published this week by Gallup. The percentage is...
  17. Ron Strider

    Neighbors 'Had No Idea' Marijuana Company Was Next Door

    Behind closed blinds in a storefront on the corner of Main and Mercer streets in downtown Hightstown, an illegal marijuana manufacturing business operated silently and unbeknown to neighbors and business owners. The unassuming building turned out to be a shipping center for a nearly $1...
  18. Ron Strider

    Jeff Sessions' Stubborn Crusade Against Marijuana

    A record 64 percent of Americans believe that marijuana should be legal for recreational consumption, according to a recent Gallup national poll. That figure marks the highest point since the group started polling on the topic back in 1969. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise: With the...
  19. Ron Strider

    Record High Percentage Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

    A record-high percentage of Americans – 64 percent – support marijuana legalization, and that total for the first time includes a majority of Republicans, a new Gallup poll released Wednesday finds. The poll found that 51 percent of Republicans support marijuana legalization, a figure up nine...
  20. Ron Strider

    MA: Ware Officials Seek Town Meeting OK For Marijuana Sales Local Tax Option

    Town officials are seeking to charge recreational marijuana sellers the "local tax option" permitted by state law. The revised Massachusetts recreational marijuana law, passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in July, calls for recreational marijuana to be taxed 17 to 20...
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