The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce

An interview with author and professor, Joshua Clark Davis We’re at the brink of something. And it’s massive. We’re a billion-dollar industry and growing, made up of tens of thousands of individual businesses across the country. With the rapidly turning tide of legalization, thousands more are joining every day to cash in. Our horizons are…

Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado

Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado

Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years according to the research. While numerous studies have shown an association between medical marijuana legalization and…

Demand for marijuana is greater than ice cream

Demand for marijuana is greater than ice cream

According to a report from Marijuana Business Daily, the total demand for marijuana in the United States (including the black market) is estimated to be $45-50 billion each year. Annual ice cream sales are only $5.1 billion. Total recreational cannabis sales in the U.S. at this estimate would also top movie ticket sales ($11.1 billion) and snacks…

Teen drivers need crash course in cannabis laws

Teen drivers need crash course in cannabis laws

There may be need for a new chapter in the driver’s education handbook – a recently released study suggests many teens believe driving while high is actually legal. A third of the 2,800 teens surveyed by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) said that driving under the influence of cannabis is legal in…

Personal Finance 420

Personal Finance 420

Marijuana sales are booming. But you might wonder where people are getting all their money to buy their smoke – according to a survey that examined the consumer habits of marijuana purchasers in legal states, buyers are actually working it into their monthly budgets. The average legal buyer was found to spend $111 each month…

Higher education

Higher education

Hoping to fill positions in marijuana testing labs, Northern Michigan University is offering a medicinal plant chemistry program — effectively, a major in marijuana. It’s the first degree of its kind at a four-year undergraduate college, CBS Detroit reports. Students will take classes in chemistry, plant biology, and business entrepreneurship, and complete a capstone research project involving “experimental…

Puffin Stuff

Puffin Stuff

“I am not part of the chain!” It’s a reasonable disclaimer to interject, considering the nearby smoke shop empire with which she shares a name. “I did not even know that there was a chain called Puff N Stuff when I opened this,” she qualifies. In truth, she has nothing to worry about; it’s not…