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Marijuana Taxes Won’t Save State Budgets

By Josh Barro, Published: April 9, 2015 Colorado’s marijuana tax collections are not as high as expected. In February 2014, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office projected Colorado would take in $118 million in taxes on recreational marijuana in its first full year after legalization. With seven months of revenue data in, his office has cut that projection and believes […]

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A Medical Marijuana Easter Egg Hunt ‘Giveaway’ Sparked an Instagram Controversy (Warning: Contains Profanity)

By Nate Boroyan, Published: April 6, 2015 at 10:06 AM A Boston-based medical marijuana facility purportedly hid edibles and vouchers for its products inside plastic eggs over the weekend for an Easter egg hunt around the city. The stunt sparked controversy on Instagram when another weed bakery published pictures of the apparently THC-infused sweets concealed inside […]

Poll: New Anti-Legalization Video Says Pot Is the New Tobacco. Do You Agree?

By Ricardo Baca, Published: April 10, 2015 at 4:25 PM Anti-legalization group Project SAM released a new video this week comparing marijuana’s recent rise to that of tobacco’s past ascents. The group released the video, above, in conjunction with theNational Rx Abuse Summit and the affiliated SAM Marijuana Education Summit. “I hope people realize that marijuana legalization is all about […]

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How Marijuana Grows Are Hogging River Water: Oregon Environment News

By Kelly House, Published: April 3, 2015 at 7:59 AM The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is concerned about how the state’s robust marijuana growing industry is impacting wildlife. A new study from the agency indicates the proliferation of grow sites has sucked streambeds dry in Northern California. In some watersheds, demand for water to irrigate weed […]

Compton School District Sues City over Marijuana Dispensaries near Schools

By Amy Powell, Published: April 3, 2015 at 9:20 PM COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) — The City of Compton passed an ordinance banning medical marijuana dispensaries eight years ago, but illegal shops are still a problem. Now, the Compton Unified School District has filed a lawsuit against the city over the dispensaries. District officials said that at least a […]