13 Medical Marijuana Breakthroughs for 2017

13 Medical Marijuana Breakthroughs for 2017

Although it was the November 2016 ballot that saw the most marijuana measures in US history get the “yes,” 2017 is already proving to be a giant year for medical marijuana. Maybe we can just call 2016 as the big, burly man who got the lid on the pickle jar started and 2017 as the person who gets all the credit for taking the top right off.

Here are the top medical breakthroughs 2017 will get to claim all its own.

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New Bills introduced to End the Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

New Bills introduced to End the Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

Two new Congressional Bills have just been introduced that will, if passed, END THE FEDERAL PROHIBITION OF MARIJUANA!

Bill One:

H.R.1227 Ending the Federal Marijuana Prohibition act of 2017

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1227/
Click here to download the PDF version

This bill has bipartisan support and was introduced by republican Rep. Thomas A Garret, Jr of Virginia [R-VA-5]. So far, it has been cosponsored by:

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI-2]
Rep. Scott Taylor [R-VA-2]
Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO-2]
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR-3]
Rep. Don Young [R-AK-At Large]
Rep. Justin Amash [R-MI-3]

Official Title as introduced:

“To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes”

 

Bill two:

H.R.975 – Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/975
Click here to download the PDF version

This bill also has bipartisan support and was introduced by republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California [R-CA-48]. So far, it has been cosponsored by:

Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50]
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]
Rep. Amash, Justin [R-MI-3]
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6]
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]

Official Title as introduced:

“To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana, and for other purposes.”

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Potential State Revenue Being Unlocked by Legal Dispensaries in 2017

Potential State Revenue Being Unlocked by Legal Dispensaries in 2017

It’s been a promising start for the newly legal states that joined pot pioneers in Colorado, Oregon, DC, Washington, and Alaska by passing measures to legalize marijuana in November. Last year, Colorado’s cannabis industry brought in more than $270 million in the first quarter of 2016 alone. We exceeded preliminary estimates, and so did Washington. Now it’s California, Maine, Massachusetts, Arizona and Nevada’s time to shine. As of November, those are the next five states to open up the doors of a recreational marijuana market.

 

A new analysis from the Tax Foundation found nationwide legalization of marijuana could generate up to $28 billion in tax revenues (federal, state, and local). According to the report, that is:

  • $7 billion in federal revenue
  • $5.5 billion from business taxes
  • $1.5 billion from income, plus payroll taxes

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Economic Effects of Colorado’s Legalization of Cannabis 2017

Increase in Colorado Tax Receipts

After nearly three full years of being one of America’s first states to allow open recreational marijuana production and sales, no one can doubt that this “experiment” in state law superseding federal law has been a success in terms of generating sustainable revenue from a product that previously produced no revenue at all for the state.

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Youtube Star Casey Neistat visits Denver Euflora

Youtube Star Casey Neistat visits Denver Euflora

It seems as if there’s no topic that Casey Neistat can’t illuminate with his signature charm. The popular YouTuber is known for his viral videos, many of which rack up major hits whenever he posts them. Neistat can make something as simple as an airline upgrade absolutely fascinating, as his recent episode on Emirates Airlines demonstrated. This modestly made video managed to score a whopping seven million views—so far. The 35-year-old Neistat is a husband and father, and is also known for speaking out on his experience of being in New York City on 9/11.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise, then, that Neistat’s visit to our own Colorado marijuana dispensary has also attracted major attention. On a road trip that preceded his son’s college matriculation, Neistat came to Euflora and checked out our store. Along the way, he revealed that he happens to be a big supporter of pot legalization. And he was impressed by what he saw at our Denver shop, to put it mildly. We’re proud to report that Neistat heaped praise upon the aesthetic appeal of Euflora, noting how high-end and organized it appeared inside. Although she was not seen on camera, even our very own security guard received a major shout-out from Neistat.

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Top 10 Cannabis Strains for 2016 – Denver

Top 10 Cannabis Strains of 2016

Denver/Aurora, Colorado

Intense competition in the rapidly growing cannabis industry has resulted in there being several new strains for cannabis connoisseurs to choose from each year. There are also many growers and other professionals in the industry who strive to continuously improve the quality of plants that they harvest and this too contributes to the wide number of strains available.

New strains are usually bred to be more potent and more memorable than their predecessors. With so many options to choose from it can be a daunting task to select one as been the best overall but here we have complied a list if the Top 10 best cannabis strains for 2016 so that you can seek out and experience the best of the best.

 

Bar Graph showing all top 10 cannabis strains for 2016 with their respective THC content.
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Bar graph comparing all top 10 cannabis strains for 2016 with their respective CBD content.

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Is the Pot Tourism Scene in Denver Half Baked?

Is the Pot Tourism Scene in Denver Half Baked?

From Yahoo Travel: https://goo.gl/ImCCi3

“Down the block from Nativ hotel, business is brisk at Euflora. Designed for Colorado’s growing marijuana tourist trade, Euflora opened in April 2014 and is run by Jamie Perino and Pepe Brenton. It is the hippest and most high-tech of the Denver dispensaries, with an open floor plan, very much like an Apple store. Little jars of buds sit on long tables next to small digital screens, displaying all the information about that particular plant or product, the name of the strain, the THC content, and how much you can legally buy.

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‘Shark Tank’ for pot entrepreneurs

Meet the women running ‘Shark Tank’ for pot entrepreneurs

source: http://fortune.com/2015/10/26/shark-tank-pot-entrepreneurs/

The creators of The Marijuana Show talk about the latest trends in the pot business.

A ten-year-old CEO pitches his “Paw Puddy” dog bones to perk up your ailing pup. A man drives cross country in his car made of hemp. A hyrdroponic farmer explains how to grow cannabis—or tomatoes—with only 3% of the water normally required. These are some of the contestants you’ll see on the second season of The Marijuana Show, a reality show its creators call “Shark Tank for Gangapreneurs.”

You’d think The Marijuana Show would be about escapism, but show creators and producers Karen J. Paull and Wendy Robbins claim gangapreneurs are the hardest working people they’ve met. And they should know. Robbins made millions as co-inventor of “The Tingler” head massager, co-starred with Kelly Ripa as a business coach on Homemade Millionaire, and wrote Why Marry a Millionaire? Just Be One! Paull is CEO of Sales Guru, LLC, and former VP of sales at Snapfish, where she increased sales by 300% in the run-up to the company’s $300-million acquisition by HP.

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