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Colorado Marijuana Sales Expected To Break Records

Following the November elections, eight states currently offer legal adult use of marijuana. But regardless of the growing competition, Colorado, which have the greatest number of marijuana sales this past year, will probably still bag higher marijuana sales compared to the other states in 2017.

Only four months into the year, the Centennial State is already on course to possess its highest grossing year yet in marijuana sales. During January and February, Colorado racked up $235 million in overall marijuana sales, a 30% spike when compared with the state’s recreational and medical marijuana sales during the same time in 2016, based on a report by Cannabis Benchmarks, a company that monitors marijuana sales and prices.

With Colorado’s city streets filled with marijuana stores selling medical and recreational marijuana goods and its booming cannabis tourism, marijuana sales across the state kicked off 2017 at full throttle. In January of this year, $109 million worth of marijuana was sold in Colorado in medical and recreational markets, a more than 38% increase from what the state had in January 2016, when marijuana consumers bought $88.5 million in cannabis products. Sales in February were even more remarkable, with the state generating $126 million in marijuana purchases compared to February 2016’s $92.7 million.

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Florida Legislature Passed New Medical Marijuana Bill

Vowing that it’s merely a beginning, a Florida House panel gave the approval on Tuesday to a medical-marijuana proposal castigated by supporters of a constitutional amendment that legalized cannabis for a wide swath of patients with debilitating ailments.

The House Health Quality Subcommittee overwhelmingly approved the measure (HB 1397), sponsored by House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, with only one “no” vote after almost three hours of public testimony.

“I believe this is a calculated approach,” Rodrigues, R-Estero said, “but I’ll warn you that it’s not the final product.”

The Rodrigues proposal would forbid smoking of cannabis products as well as edibles, and would ban all but terminally ill patients from using vaporizers to have medical marijuana, among the greatest objections to the bill raised by supporters of the constitutional amendment.

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Marijuana Blogger from Colorado “The Stoner Mom”

Kathryn VanEaton is a stay-at-home mother of two kids, and also a step-mom to two more.

She picks up her children from school every single day, each night she makes dinner after which her family sits down at the table to enjoy eating together.

Kathryn VanEaton is also a user of cannabis, who has gone by “Stoner Mom,” since she started a blog of the exact same name.

“When mommy blogging became big, this was like what, early 2000s? It was amazing because moms could be like, ‘Oh, I’m a mom and I do this.’ Or, ‘Oh, I’m a mom and I do that}.’ There’s all these different niches that they could get into in the context of being a true mother,” VanEaton says.

VanEaton had been blogging for 12 years before the onset of Stoner Mom in 2014. She was a photographer that time, who had gotten bored with that routine. At that stage, she thought, she was in a distinctive position to blog not only about her life being a mom, but as well as to blog about being a legal user of marijuana.

“I would get high with my girlfriend on girls’ night in, and we’d just talk about how amusing it was that we were smoking marijuana in secret. We’re the same moms – we’re home, we’re picking up our children from school, and sleeping with our kids, or not getting any sleep,” she says. “People didn’t actually know that the mom at the supermarket with the enormous grocery bill is also a pothead.”

 

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How Colorado Intends Protect Marijuana Industry from a Possible Federal Crackdown

Colorado is contemplating an uncommon strategy to safeguard its nascent marijuana industry from a possible federal crackdown even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.

A bill pending in the Legislature would enable marijuana growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational marijuana as medical marijuana if a change in federal law or enforcement happens.

It’s the boldest effort yet by a U.S. marijuana state to prevent federal intervention in its weed market.

The bill would enable Colorado’s 500 or so licensed recreational marijuana growers to immediately reclassify their weed. A change would cost the state more than $100 million a year because Colorado taxes medical marijuana far more lightly than recreational marijuana — 2.9 percent versus 17.9 percent.

The measure says licensed growers could instantly become medical licensees based on a business need as a result of change in local, state or federal law or enforcement policy. The change wouldn’t take recreational marijuana off the books, but nevertheless, it wouldn’t completely safeguard it either. What it could do is help growers protect their inventory in case federal authorities begin confiscating recreational marijuana.

The provision is receiving plenty of attention in the marijuana industry following recent opinions from members of President Donald Trump’s administration. White House spokesman Sean Spicer has said there’s a “big difference” between recreational and medical marijuana.

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MaryJane Dating Service

It’s Friday and it’s date night!!

There is a new app for mobile phones that connects marijuana users for dating. And yup, it’s called “High There.”

It’s said to be a tool for allowing cannabis users to find love. The app helps users identify other marijuana consumers who’d like to date based on there preferred methods and habits of cannabis consumption. So far, they say they have 50,000 people using their app and program only functions in states where medical and/or recreational marijuana use are legal. It’s described as both a dating and social connection tool.

It is, of course, not the first marijuana based social networking site as there are others like 420 Singles.com and my420mate.com that offer similar services.

So go for it! Court a canna-friend online but be careful what you say in cyberspace. Police still use social media to monitor potentially illegal activity!  So be safe and have fun!!

 

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Pot Pin-Up Girl

Pot Pin Up Girl

She goes by the names Little Miss Puff-it, Cleo-Pot-Tra and Watermelon. That’s because she’s fond of posing as different characters in her pot pinup photos. According to the Vancouver Canada resident, “There’s such a beautiful spectrum, this umbrella of marijuana that’s about to open up to the world.” Watermelon has been a marijuana advocate for years and she sells her marijuana infused baked goods to almost 30 of Vancouver’s 61 medical marijuana dispensaries. Watch her video……….

Become a Bud Tender

Right now most of the marijuana industry related jobs are in the medical marijuana sector. This is because recreational marijuana is legal in only four states versus medical marijuana in 23 states. There is a need however, for bud tenders, accountants, marketers and web developers. At the present time the best marijuana job markets are in California and Colorado.

As in any new industry there are some bad apples. So do your due diligence on each company and get their commitment in writing whenever possible. Here are some websites  with marijuana job listings:

THC Jobs

420 Careers

Cannajobs

 

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Snoop Dogg, Bob Marley and 12,000 Joints

12,000 Joints –

Huffington Post and Newsweek reported that a Seattle company called Soltice rolled 12,000 joints to sell over Super Bowl weekend at medical marijuana stores.  According to the owner, 6,000 grams of cannabis, about 13 pounds, was used for this massive marijuana joint production project. The joints were then offered for sale, 12 to a pack in what resembled a standard cigarette pack. The joints were a combination of strains called Blueberry Cheesecake and Headband and sold for about $70. These were sold at medical marijuana dispensaries however Soltice representative said that they will “absolutely” have these 12 packs of joints available for sale at recreational marijuana stores later this year. The company is opening what it terms “the first licensed processing facility”. Read More……..

Snoop Dogg –

Meanwhile music celebrities like Bob Marley’s family and Snoop Dogg are investing in the budding pot industry. Read More………..

Growing Marijuana at home –

It’s legal for adults over 21 years of age to grow limited quantities of marijuana in states such as Colorado, Washington (medical only), Alaska, (after Feb 25th) and Oregon (after July 15th). But remember it’s a complex task so get the book Growing Elite Marijuana which gives you step-by-step guidance. Also check out My Weed Seeds for good quality seeds that will give you a successful crop.

 

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