VIDEO: Marijuana Tours a Booming Industry in Colorado
The January 1, 2014 legalization of recreational marijuana retail stores in Colorado has opened a huge new industry in the state: marijuana tourism. As the only state with recreational pot shops, businesses in Colorado are currently reaping the benefits.
VIDEO – Spokane, Washington Will Have the First Retail Marijuana Store in the State
Kouchlock Productions will be the first recreational marijuana store in Washington state. Owner Scott O’Neil will open his doors on July 1, over a year and a half since voters made recreational pot legal in the state.
First Recreational Pot Shops in Washington Expect Shortages, Long Lines
Today’s (July 8, 2014) start of recreational marijuana sales in Washington state are expected to draw more customers than the pot shops’ supply can handle. People looking to be a part of this historic day will line up outside retail dispensaries all over the state.
But, many will likely be disappointed in the amounts they are able to buy and the prices they will have to pay to be a part of history. (more…)
Washington, D.C. has Legalized Recreational Marijuana.
As of 12:01 AM today, recreational marijuana is legal in the capital city of the United States of America. Voters approved the law, Initiative 71, in November 2014 with 70% support. The law legalizes the possession and private use of cannabis, but does not legalize public consumption. It also does not allow for the sale of recreational marijuana, which has been legal in Colorado and Washington state for over a year.
What is in Washington D.C.’s Legal Marijuana Law?:
Allows possession of up to two ounces of marijuana for adults 21 and older.
Allows possession of up to six pot plants.
Allows consumption of marijuana on private property.
Allows people to give another person 21 or older up to 1 ounce of pot.
Allows the use or sale of paraphernalia for the use, growing, or processing of marijuana or cannabis.
VIDEO: Oregon Celebrates Legal Recreational Marijuana – July 1, 2015
As of midnight, July 1 recreational use of marijuana is legal in Oregon. The first state to decriminalize marijuana in 1973, Oregon now joins Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Washington D.C. as the only states with legal recreational cannabis.
Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts celebrated the end of marijuana prohibition in Oregon by gathering in Portland to share marijuana at midnight on the first of July. Portland dispensaries joined the celebration, giving away marijuana for free.
Existing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Begin Recreational Sales on October 1
October 1, 2015 is the start of recreational marijuana sales in Oregon. Many people who want to be a part of history will wait outside the 203 existing medical pot shops that are selling recreational weed so they can be some of the first purchasers in the state. (more…)
Permit problems in Pueblo forced a change of dates for the 2016 Cannabis Cup.
Earlier in February, High Times was denied a permit to hold the 2016 Cannabis Cup at Denver Mart. This forced them to look elsewhere to hold the event that was attended by upwards of 100,000 people over three days last year.
High Times then announced the Cannabis Cup would be moving about 120 miles south, to Pueblo, Colorado on April 15-17. But due to permit application rules in Pueblo that require the application to be filed at least 75 days before an event, High Times now has to move the event back one weekend, to April 22-24. (more…)