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How San Francisco celebrated the first official Weed Day this week. Last November, California voted "yes" to legalizing recreational marijuana, making this week's annual celebration of marijuana in San Francisco the first officially sanctioned event by the city.

How San Francisco celebrated the first official Weed Day this week

A bevvy of sponsors were on hand to demonstrate the weed economy's growing clout, including HEMP20, Green Door SF and High Times Magazine (naturally). Celebrations are expected to continue throughout the weekend. Energy use by cannabis industry declining with increased efficiency, outdoor grows - The Cannabist. By Christopher Martin, Bloomberg News With local restrictions on marijuana easing across the U.S., power suppliers from California to Maine were expecting a little buzz of their own from newly legitimate pot farmers.

Energy use by cannabis industry declining with increased efficiency, outdoor grows - The Cannabist

After all, a 5,000-square-foot warehouse filled with hydroponic growing systems can draw five times the electricity of a typical industrial user. But after an initial jolt in electricity use, when Western states began legalizing marijuana cultivation and sales, demand has fallen off in some areas, according to utilities and analysts. That’s partly because the once-illicit business may no longer have to keep plants hidden from law enforcement and producers are upgrading to energy-efficient lights, pumps and cooling systems.

“You have to ask yourself: Why is weed grown indoors?” Colorado looks to ban marijuana co-op growing to block black market. By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado may ban collective marijuana growing under a bill that calls some patient-owned marijuana grows a “public nuisance.”

Colorado looks to ban marijuana co-op growing to block black market

A bill up for its first hearing in a House committee Monday would ban co-op pot growing by setting a statewide limit of 12 marijuana plants per residential property. Colorado looks to ban marijuana co-op growing to block black market. Oakland Licensing Plan Builds in Diversity and Reparations. Oakland, Calif., paid big chunk of social-justice debt this week when its city council unanimously approved controversial reparations for blacks and Latinos affected by America’s War on Drugs.

Oakland Licensing Plan Builds in Diversity and Reparations

‘Black folks built this city and we demand ownership in the industry,--as owners, not as workers.’ Carroll Fife, Oakland civic activist Under a first-of-its-kind law originally approved last year, qualified minority applicants with majority ownership in medical cannabis businesses — nurseries, edibles kitchens, testing labs, distributors, dispensaries and others — will receive half of all licenses issued in Oakland, along with zero-interest loans subsidized by $3 million of the city’s cannabis tax revenue. “Black folks built this city and we demand ownership in the industry,” said activist Carroll Fife. Marijuana sales: How much an average legal user spends on pot.

By Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg News Increasingly lax marijuana legislation may be cheered loudest in college dorms, but it’s the professor-aged ganja enthusiasts who are the average consumers of the legal stuff.

Marijuana sales: How much an average legal user spends on pot

Headset Inc., a cannabis intelligence firm, reviewed about 40,000 legal marijuana purchases made in Washington State from September 2014 to July 2016. Cannabusiness, la menace Trump. One in Eight U.S. Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana. Story Highlights 13% report being current marijuana users, up from 7% in 201343% of U.S. adults say they have tried itUse and experimentation differ by religiosity, age WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thirteen percent of U.S. adults tell Gallup they currently smoke marijuana, nearly double the percentage who reported smoking marijuana only three years ago.

One in Eight U.S. Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana

Although use of the drug is still prohibited by federal law, the number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana use has grown from two in 2013, Colorado and Washington, to four today -- with the addition of Alaska and Oregon -- plus the District of Columbia. La marihuana, ¿un remedio 'natural' para salvar la economía de EE.UU? El rápido despegue de la 'economía de la marihuana' Colorado marijuana legalization: How it is remaking the state’s economy in unexpected ways. Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters Real estate agent Rona Hanson walks around a suburban home west of Denver that was recently put on the market by another realtor, liking what she sees.

Colorado marijuana legalization: How it is remaking the state’s economy in unexpected ways.

The 3,000-square-foot midcentury brick bungalow is in fine shape, with a picturesque horse farm across the street and front-porch views of the snow-topped Colorado foothills. Cannabis smokers warned they risk poorer exam grades. If you want to do well in your exams, especially maths, don’t smoke dope.

Cannabis smokers warned they risk poorer exam grades

This is the finding of a unique study that is likely to be fiercely debated by those in favour of and those against the liberalisation of cannabis laws. Economists Olivier Marie of Maastricht University and Ulf Zölitz of IZA Bonn examined what happened in Maastricht in 2011 when the Dutch city allowed only Dutch, German and Belgian passport-holders access to the 13 coffee shops where cannabis was sold. The temporary restrictions were introduced because of fears that nationals from other countries, chiefly France and Luxembourg, were visiting the city simply to smoke drugs, which would tarnish its genteel image. Estadisticas Archives - La Marihuana. Where Is Marijuana Legal in the United States? List of Recreational and Medicinal States.

On Nov. 8, 2016, voters in nine states decided whether or not to legalize marijuana.

Where Is Marijuana Legal in the United States? List of Recreational and Medicinal States

Five of those states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada — saw ballot initiatives to legalize weed for recreational purposes. Voters in Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota decided whether to legalize medical cannabis. Montana voted on expanding medical marijuana rights. As the election results rolled in, Florida was the first to officially announce it had legalized medical marijuana. North Dakota and Arkansas followed. Estadísticas internacionales. Reporte de drogas ONU 2011: ¿Qué países fuman más marihuana? ¿Dónde es más barata?