Pot at a pub? Colorado agencies tell Denver theyre not budging on indoor marijuana smoking
Shawn and Dina Case, of Bloomfield, Ky., shop for smoking paraphernalia on Aug. 16, 2018, at The Coffee Joint, which received Denvers first social marijuana license. (image:Shaban Athuman)
Legislature or courts left to decide what open and public smoking is
Want to vape weed at a bar? Its not happening anytime soon, according to a new letter from five different Colorado state agencies to the Denver City Council.
A city task force has been working for months on suggestions to make it easier for people to use cannabis at businesses. The task force had asked open-ended questions in a report about whether the state should reconsider some of its laws.
The letter from the state, sent earlier this week, shot down the idea of allowing indoor smoking or the use of marijuana at liquor establishments two possibilities that the city ta....
Congressman Issues Blueprint To Legalize Marijuana For Democratic House In 2019
A key Democratic congressman has a step-by-step plan to enact the end of federal marijuana prohibition in 2019 if his party takes control of the House, and he`s laying it all out in a new memo.
TOM SYDOWTOM SYDOW
``Congress is out of step with the American people and the states on cannabis,`` Rep. Earl Blumenauer D-OR writes in the eight-page document addressed to House Democratic Leadership. ``We have an opportunity to correct course if Democrats win big in November. Theres no question: cannabis prohibition will end. Democrats should lead the way.``
House Republican lea....
CANN Media Group | October 9, 2018 | OLYMPIA, Washington
Washington State Bans Gummies, Hard Candies, Other Edibles
The sweeping reclassification of allowable cannabis-infused edibles takes effect January 1; Existing inventory can be sold until stock is depleted or by April 3, 2019.
The Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board LACB has issued a sweeping reevaluation of cannabis-infused candy that includes a ban on several categories of products, starting January 1, 2019.
In an announcement issued October 3, the board said the move was prompted by concerns raised by the Board, stakeholders, and the public regarding infused edible candy.Staff specifically reevaluated all approved marijuana infused candy products to ensure the products align with current and new rules prohibiting products that are especially appealing to children, said LACB. Results ind....
FBI: Marijuana Arrests Spike For Second Straight Year, Far Outpace Arrests For All Violent Crimes
The total number of persons arrested in the United States in 2017 rose for the second consecutive year, according to data released today by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to the FBIs Uniform Crime Report, police made 659,700 arrests for marijuana-related violations last year. That total is more than 21 percent higher than the total number of persons arrests for the commission of violent crimes 518,617 in 2017.
Of those arrested for marijuana crimes, just under 91 percent 599,000 were arrested for marijuana possession offenses, a slight increase over las....
Coca-Cola eyes CBD functional wellness beverages as soda market cools
The Coca-Cola Co., the worlds largest beverage maker, is looking at a line of CBD beverages, the company confirmed Monday.
Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of nonpsychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world, Coca-Cola spokesman Kent Landers said in a statement.
The space is evolving quickly. No decisions have been made at this time.
Bloomberg reported that the company also is in talks with Aurora Cannabis to develop the line, but neither Coca-Cola nor Aurora would confirm this.
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