Big Pot: The fall of marijuana prohibition

The fall of marijuana prohibition - the State, not the Feds are leading the charge (except in Canada).  A record 61 percent of Americans support legal adult use, according to Gallup. That certainly sounds like the end of the conversation. But is there more?

2016 Was Marijuana Legalization’s Biggest Year Ever

With the end of 2016, one-fifth of the US population lives in a place where it is legal or will soon be legal to smoke marijuana for entirely recreational purposes. It’s a result of the biggest year for marijuana legalization yet, in which the number of states that fully legalized marijuana doubled. With the end of 2016, one-fifth of the US population lives in a place where it is legal or will soon be legal to smoke marijuana for entirely recreational purposes. It’s a result of the biggest year for marijuana legalization yet, in which the number of states that fully legalized marijuana doubled — from Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington to California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. And as legalization advocates look at the rest of the states, they see more opportunities for expansion — including, potentially, through state legislatures, instead of the voter-approved ballot initiatives that they’ve worked through until now.

States Considering Marijuana Legalization In 2017

2016 created the momentum for more states across the country to carry out discussions on the decriminalization of cannabis in 2017. Here is a list the states that may legalize marijuana in the coming year.

The marijuana industry is rolling into 2017 expecting significant growth

In 2016, roughly 60% of Americans said they favored the legalization of recreational marijuana, as the industry gained support in invalidating the war on drugs and seven states voted to legalize it for recreational or medical use. It was a watershed year for weed. The industry took significant steps in solidifying the market, demonstrating its earnings potential, while advocates fought to debunk the stigmas tied to consumption and argue that states can use it help plug budget holes.

2017 Brings about legal marijuana in Nevada

2017 came in on a cloud - of smoke. Nevada joined Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska in legalizing recreational marijuana for adults as legalization took affect New Years Eve.  So what will and won’t be legal?  Here are answers to some of the questions surrounding legalization that will help you navigate Nevada’s uncharted cannabis waters.

Mexico on the front line of a U.S.-led Legalization war?

MEXICO CITY  - Mexican advocates for drug reform are voicing alarm about the country's widening gap with the United States on marijuana legislation, as criminal violence surges again south of the border. Tens of thousands have been killed over the years in Mexico, on the front line of a U.S.-led war on drugs. The country's prohibitionist approach to marijuana is increasingly at odds with the United States, where liberalization is advancing.

Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest

Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest $GWPH, $INSY, $CARA, $MON, $ADM Marijuana legalization in the USA has brought keen interest among investors seeking to profit from a growing and very valuable cash crop. The states of California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas and Montana have approved measures to allow the Medical and/or Recreational use of cannabis.

A ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for long-awaited medical marijuana program

Medical marijuana could finally become a reality next year in Maryland, one of the states slowest to make the drug available for purchase after legalizing sales. In 2016, regulators awarded long-awaited licenses to grow, process and sell cannabis while grappling with fallout from those shut out of the potentially lucrative industry.

More Good News for Those Who Want to See Marijuana Legalized

As 2016 comes to a close, it can arguably be described as the best year ever for marijuana. At the beginning of the year, 23 states had legalized medical cannabis, while residents in just four states had voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana. By year’s end, five new states had legalized medical pot, and another four had voted in favor of legalizing recreational weed.

Year in Review: Marijuana's Green 2016

As we look back on the year, 2016 may very well go down as the greatest year ever for marijuana and the cannabis industry. Over the past 12 months we've watched the industry evolve before our eyes, and in some cases seen legal marijuana spread to new states.

Legal Haze Clouds Cannabis For Pets

Legal Haze Clouds Cannabis For Pets December 23, 2016 12:39 PM Tom Banse Dogs don't need marijuana to act a little high. Share See comments OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON — Largely overlooked in the aftermath of the November elections was the fact that more than half of U.S. states have now legalized medical marijuana. Another eight also allow the use of recreational marijuana. But if pot is okay for people, does it follow that it's also good for our pets?

Legal Haze Clouds Cannabis For Pets

Legal Haze Clouds Cannabis For Pets December 23, 2016 12:39 PM Tom Banse Dogs don't need marijuana to act a little high. Share See comments OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON — Largely overlooked in the aftermath of the November elections was the fact that more than half of U.S. states have now legalized medical marijuana. Another eight also allow the use of recreational marijuana. But if pot is okay for people, does it follow that it's also good for our pets?