420 Magazine Background

said

  1. Ron Strider

    CA: City Of Shasta Lake Celebrates The New Year With Legalized Marijuana

    Recreational marijuana can now be sold legally to adults 21 years or older who have a valid photo ID in California. A sense of activity was going on in the City of Shasta Lake to celebrate not just the new year, but the legalization of recreational marijuana. The town is one of the few...
  2. Ron Strider

    Recreational Marijuana In Florida Likely On Hold For Years

    Anyone hoping that Florida voters would get a shot at legalizing recreational marijuana in 2018 will likely be disappointed. Organizers of the two primary efforts to get the issue on the state's Nov. 6 ballot say they won't come close to collecting the required 766,000 petition signatures by...
  3. Ron Strider

    Canada: Taxes Key In Balancing Legal Marijuana Prices To Stamp Out Black Market

    Justin Trudeau's marijuana czar is warning that policy makers may need to adjust taxes to prevent prices from falling too low after legalization. Canadian marijuana companies – which have surged in value – will achieve economies of scale that will help drive down production cost, according to...
  4. Ron Strider

    CA: Nipton, Owned By A Marijuana-Growing Company, Hopes To Become Top Pot Destination

    The tiny town of Nipton, Calif., owned by a company that legally grows and sells marijuana, wants cannabis fans to know they're welcome to come and party – provided they bring their own weed. Nipton, a former mining town with a population of 20, sits in the far eastern part of San Bernardino...
  5. Ron Strider

    For Marijuana Users, It's High Times As California Makes Recreational Use Legal

    "Groove on! Groove on!" blared from speakers outside a gray warehouse in Santa Ana. Inside, a line of 60 people snaked through the shop, waiting to be helped by a budtender. "We were bombarded!" said Robert Taft Jr., founder of the marijuana dispensary 420 Central. When the shop opened at...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Valley Pot Dispensaries Go Legal - We're As Legitimate As A Jewelry Store

    Adan Perez was in the Coachella Valley for New Year's Eve when he realized he could join California residents in doing what he can't do back home in Arizona: Legally purchase marijuana. "I think it's amazing," Perez, 29, said Monday as he left Desert Organic Solutions Collective in North Palm...
  7. Ron Strider

    Recreational Pot Sales Roll Out In California With Celebratory 'Blunts' & Big Crowds

    Legal sale of recreational marijuana began in California on Monday with fanfare, and some anxiety. Companies began selling pot in a relatively small number of businesses Monday, with more expected to join in the coming days and weeks. The state has issued dozens of permits for retailers to...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Crowds Swamp San Diego's Pot Shops On First Day Of Recreational Marijuana Sales

    And you thought Starbucks got crowded. Before dawn Monday, lines began to form outside of many of San Diego's licensed marijuana stores and they soon snaked part way around buildings on the first day of recreational cannabis sales in California. Hundreds of customers – everyone from older...
  9. Ron Strider

    Medical Providers Push Back Against Maine Rules On Pot Visits

    A traveling doctor who treats medical cannabis patients is fighting new state rules that she claims discriminate against disabled, rural and low-income patients. Dr. Mary Callison crisscrosses the state and uses video conferencing to certify and care for hundreds of medical marijuana patients...
  10. Ron Strider

    Scotland: Cannabis Oil Patient - "It Is The Best £54 I Have Ever Spent"

    For 13 years she suffered pain so severe that she spent most nights lying awake in tears. Brenda Davidson's sciatica caused agony in her back, hip and leg - and strong painkillers did nothing to ease her symptoms. But her symptoms virtually disappeared after taking drops of oil derived...
  11. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Brazen Drug Dealers Sending Cannabis By Post

    Brazen drug dealers are increasingly using the post to send huge of consignments of cannabis into Northern Ireland, a police detective has warned. Criminals are turning to standard mail services in the hope their illicit packages go undetected among the millions of other deliveries...
  12. Ron Strider

    New Maryland Medical Marijuana Shops Provide Insights For Ohio

    From the outside, the building is nondescript, your typical medical office nestled near an acupuncturist, a doctor's office and steps from a CVS pharmacy. From the inside, however, Bill Askinazi says he is watching medical miracles. An example: The 35-year-old man, toes on both feet...
  13. Ron Strider

    Some States Put A THC Limit On Pot-Smoking Drivers - Here's Why California Doesn't

    Melanie Brinegar smelled of marijuana, so a Colorado police officer asked her to get out of her vehicle. On the one-legged stand, a routine part of field sobriety tests, she lost her balance after 28 seconds, when she needed to go 30. A drug recognition evaluation that included looking at her...
  14. Ron Strider

    Should US Marijuana Laws Address Past Drug Convictions

    Christopher Dean Smith was arrested on a marijuana farm in northern California in 2014. Smith, now 28, said he was with a friend on the property in the town of Chico, about 145km north of Sacramento, when two vehicles pulled up. Federal law enforcement agents approached the pair and told them...
  15. Ron Strider

    CA: Some Dispensaries To Require State IDs For Medical Marijuana Patients

    Uncertain about new regulations governing the sale of marijuana, some dispensary operators say that starting Monday they won't sell medical cannabis to customers if they're equipped merely with a referral from a local doctor. Instead, to avoid the possibility of breaking the law, some...
  16. Ron Strider

    Students: Cannabis Blown Out Of Proportion By Adults

    Students are tired of hearing about pot. They learn about it from teachers at school. They hear about it from their parents at home. Doctors tell them it will affect their mind and body. Law enforcement cautions them to make smart choices. The message, some students say, is always the...
  17. Ron Strider

    California To Begin Ban On 'Open Containers,' Use Of Cannabis On The Road

    Prohibitions on smoking or ingesting marijuana while driving, as well as carrying an "open container" of cannabis in a vehicle are among several highway safety standards incorporated into new California laws that will be enforced in 2018. Heading into a holiday weekend that will have the...
  18. Ron Strider

    California's Cannabis Businesses Prepare For 'Repeal Day'

    California's long, violent and expensive war on marijuana will end Monday in a quintessentially American way: joyful shopping. In scenes resembling a Lululemon sale more than "Reefer Madness," the state will mark the historic finale of pot's prohibition on New Year's Day with long lines for...
  19. Ron Strider

    MI: Madison Board Adopts Medical Marijuana Facilities Zoning

    Madison Township now has a zoning classification for placing medical marijuana facilities. It also is starting to define how those facilities will be regulated. At a special meeting Friday, the Madison Township Board voted 6-1 to approve a medical marijuana facilities overlay district for its...
  20. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Will Be Legal Along Entire West Coast In 2018

    Starting Jan. 1, it will be legal to buy and sell recreational marijuana in California. At La Cannaisseur in Northwest Portland, the dispensary celebrated the change. "It takes away from the criminal aspect and element," said owner Aleeya Kim. Experts predict the Golden State will...
Top Bottom