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  Huffington Post -   "There’s no reason that we should be tested for weed." Ronda Rousey is standing up to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after they decided on Monday to suspend UFC fighter Nick Diaz for …
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  Washington Times -    LAS VEGAS (AP) - After several months of delays, the first store to sell medical marijuana legally in the Las Vegas area has opened for business. Euphoria Wellness opened Monday morning several miles south…
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  Newsweek -   Updated | It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy. After all, only female marijuana flowers produce cannabinoids like the potent THC chemical that gets users buzzed. Pot farmers strive to k…
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  LA Times -   On Sunday evening, firefighters were battling more than a dozen fires across Northern California, including a new one called the Jerusalem fire that was exploding north of Napa in Lake County. Then they received reports…
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  New York Times -   Wineries and breweries should brace themselves for some unusual competition. Colorado, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, will get its first “weedery” in early 2016. The $35 millio…
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  Huffington Post -   A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation's capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries. These are just …
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  KOMONews -  SEATTLE - A landmark restaurant could try to push the limits on menu options by putting pot on customers' plates. If David Meinert has his way, the kitchen at The 5 Point Café will someday mix marijuana into t…
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  The Atlantic -   As pot laws liberalize, cannabis capitalists eye opportunities for business—and to upend stereotypes. But can white-collar workers handle it, man? Jill Amen always wanted to be a barista. She has also always l…
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  USA Today -    DENVER – Marijuana entrepreneurs rushing into the booming market are running headlong into a patchwork of state-by-state regulations that make it hard to transfer their expertise, brands and staff— and ev…
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  Fortune -   Legalized marijuana sales are spreading across the U.S., but the industry’s businesses are facing steep federal tax bills thanks to a wrinkle in the tax code dating back to the 1980’s. Millions of Americans r…
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  MSNBC -   Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller has become the latest lawmaker to sign onto a groundbreaking bipartisan bill that would make medical marijuana use legal under federal law. Is this a sign the bipartisanship is truly budd…
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  USA Today -   DENVER – Colorado's marijuana users are helping to buy new roofs, boilers and security upgrades for public schools across the state as the first round of special pot taxes gets allocated later this year. The …
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  KiroTV.com -   SEATTLE — Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes on Monday issued a sweeping policy proposal that calls for allowing people to grow pot at home, establishing vapor lounges and folding unregulated medical-cannabis dispens…
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  My News 4 -  RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The NAACP has jumped into the debate over legalizing recreational marijuana in Nevada. Jeffery Blanck, the President of the Reno-Sparks NAACP chapter, has sent a letter to legislat…
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  The Gazette -   DENVER — A year after marijuana sales became legal in Colorado, the impact on tourism is difficult to assess. At least 18 companies offer bus tours of marijuana facilities, and a Denver bed and breakfast market…
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  Yahoo News -  WASHINGTON (AP) — It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. A catch-all spending …
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  The Cannabist -  These organized pot tours can be both thrilling and boring; How to make the most of your legal marijuana excursion “It was either Vegas or Colorado,” said “Wilma”, a D.C.-area woman, of her 4…
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  TheState.com  -  SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Marijuana advocates want to finally take their legalization drive — thus far the province of western states — to the Northeast, and they say the first state to do it here m…
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  MSNBC -  Colorado’s grand cannabis experiment has captured the imagination of America. After 75 years of marijuana prohibition, the state’s voters amended their constitution and legalized marijuana in all forms. The results …
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  USA Today -   LAS VEGAS — Starting early next year, tourists with a medical marijuana card from their home state can buy pot while visiting Las Vegas and other Nevada cities. A handful of other states offer similar reciprocity…
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  Wall St Cheat Sheet -  2012 and 2014 were both incredibly important years for marijuana legalization. Colorado and Washington both jumped the gun and passed initiatives to decriminalize and legalize cannabis by popular vote in 2012, and…
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  USA Today -  LAS VEGAS— Nowhere is the mainstreaming of marijuana more obvious than in Sin City this week: Thousands of pot entrepreneurs are descending here for a massive convention dedicated to all things cannabis. Registrat…
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  Best of Las Vegas -  Talk show host Ricki Lake will join Las Vegas politicians on Tuesday for a “marijuana shark tank forum” at Green Valley Ranch Resort.   Following the style of the TV show “Shark Tank,&…
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  CBS Sacramento -  SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Californians are eager to tax medical marijuana, but they want limits on who can grow it and sell it. That was the message from Tuesday’s voting, as backers of nearly two dozen …
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  The Miami Herald - Young stoners, as it turned out, didn’t turn out.   Support for a marijuana initiative that Florida Democrats had hoped might rouse younger voters from their collective fugue came nowhere ne…
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  Las Vegas Review-Journal  -  CARSON CITY - The state agency regulating Nevada’s medical marijuana dispensary program is notifying applicants about whether they have won provisional licensing, but the information is partially …
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  Las Vegas Review-Journal - Las Vegas’ first round of pot permit hearings was a marathon, not a sprint.   City Council members spent the better part of 16 hours mulling preliminary land use and licensing entitlements sought…
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  Time - Earlier this month, we reported that Ebola.com’s owner, a disease-obsessed domain name vendor called Blue String Ventures, was hoping to sell the URL for at least $150,000. Now, according to a report from DomainInvesting.com, Eb…
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  Huffington Post -  If all 50 states legalized marijuana and the federal government ended prohibition of the plant, the marijuana industry in the United States would be worth $35 billion just six years from now. That's according …
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  International Business Times - David Boyer has challenged South Portland Police Chief Edward Googins to a “hit for shot” duel in a public park. For every shot of alcohol Googins takes, Boyer would take a toke of marijuana, and th…
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  Insurance.com -  The spread of legalized marijuana is lighting up questions about home insurance coverage for pot.   Will your policy pay out if your plants are stolen or destroyed by a fire? What happens if a neighbor kid …
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  The Oregonian -  Andrew Courtenay was on his fourth round of antibiotics for an arm infection when he decided, at his mother’s urging, to become an Oregon medical marijuana patient.   The 24-year-old said he got a car…
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  The Washington Post -  Advocates have taken first steps toward getting marijuana legalization on the 2016 ballot in at least six states, with two more joining the growing list this week.   In Maine, advocates formed a polit…
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  Time -  Referendums across the country set the stage for an even bigger fight in 2016   The battle over legalizing recreational marijuana in California—the big enchilada that may tilt legalization not only in the U.S.…
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  New York Daily News - Jason Pelletier posted weekly updates of his indoor weed farm, using the pseudonym Buddynuggets78 before narcotics officers raided his Nevada home, police say. It probably seemed like a good idea when he was stoned.…
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  USA Today - As the nation eases marijuana laws, road safety advocates worry that highway rules for driving under the influence of pot are lagging, which could lead to fatal crashes.   Medical marijuana is legal in 23 s…
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  Sunshine and beaches are great attractions, but there could be another reason snowbirds flock to Florida if Amendment 2 passes: The availability of medical marijuana.   Whether that happens depends on several unknowns as Florida…
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  I have a soft spot for books with glossaries. New words infuse new worlds, after all, which can mean a richly anthropological read. And so it goes with “Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier” (Grand Central, 2013).…
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  A medical marijuana dispensary applicant in Henderson will have to seek relief from the City Council to open in its chosen location in what is one of the first-known zoning appeals in the new industry.   The Planning Commission …
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  I don’t envy the folks over at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) who are charged with implementing Nevada’s new licensing process for Medical Marijuana Establishments (MMEs) and are presently evaluating o…
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  Legal sales of marijuana have already reached $2.6 billion so far this year. Most estimates predict sales from medical marijuana will likely reach $3 billion by the end of 2014, up from $1.5 billion in 2013. A recent Huffington Post article …
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