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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. 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. San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is usually the site of marijuana-inspired pandemonium on 4/20, but this year's celebration was even more coordinated than usual.

Over 1,100 attendees marked their interest in the event on Facebook, but on "Hippie Hill", even more appeared to attend throughout the day. According to Weed mapping community, Weed Maps, San Francisco has 86 delivery services, 20 dispensaries and storefronts, and 13 doctors in the city. 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. 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?” Said Paul Patterson, a utility analyst at Glenrock Associates in New York. “As it becomes legal, you’re going to see more go outside or in greenhouses.” 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.” 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 currently allows medical pot patients to grow up to 99 plants, far beyond other marijuana states, and it also allows recreational users to group their allotted six plants into massive co-ops, entire greenhouses of pot that aren’t tracked or taxed.

The large-scale grows are inviting federal scrutiny because it’s too hard to tell if those plants are being legally sold, not sold on the black market, said Rep. “Colorado has a target on its back in terms of these large-scale grows,” Becker said Monday. She called Colorado’s generous plant limits a “big regulatory loophole” for black-market drug operations. Colorado looks to ban marijuana co-op growing to block black market. Oakland Licensing Plan Builds in Diversity and Reparations | Leafly. 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.

‘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. “We do that as owners, not as workers.”

Oakland shocked the cannabis world when it approved the reparations in May 2016. How will it all play out? What are reparations? Beneficiaries Opposition. 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.

Headset Inc., a cannabis intelligence firm, reviewed about 40,000 legal marijuana purchases made in Washington State from September 2014 to July 2016. The Seattle-based company determined that the average recreational weed consumer is a 37-year-old man who buys traditional marijuana buds. The median spend by this customer was $647 annually, with an average of 19.5 days between purchases. Though 37 is the average age of a consumer, millennials make the bulk of such purchases. Customers in their twenties spent a median of just $27 per visit to a dispensary but made trips more frequently than other generations, a median of every 16 days compared to every 18.2 days for those in their thirties and 20 days for those in their forties.

Cannabusiness, la menace Trump. Avec une croissance de 30 % en 2016, le secteur de la marijuana attire les convoitises. Mais l’élection de Donald Trump, dont les intentions ne sont pas claires, a fait l’effet d’une douche froide pour les « ganjapreneurs ». LE MONDE ECONOMIE | • Mis à jour le | Par Corine Lesnes (Oakland (Californie), envoyée spéciale) Quoi de plus banal, dans la baie de San Francisco, qu’un accélérateur de start-up ? Gateway Incubator, installé près de la place Jack London à Oakland (Californie), a tous les attributs des jeunes entreprises technologiques : architecture déstructurée, mobilier de hangar, et, en cette soirée de fin janvier, séance de networking autour d’un verre de vin ou d’un soda basses calories. Gateway n’est pourtant pas une compagnie tout à fait ordinaire. L’incubateur est spécialisé dans le « cannabusiness », le commerce de la marijuana, désormais légal en Californie, comme dans huit autres Etats.

Diversité des acteurs Fini l’époque des « stoners » (les fumeurs). One in Eight U.S. Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana | Gallup. 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. 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.

Five states will vote on whether to legalize marijuana this November. Half of U.S. states (including the four above) have some variation of a medicinal marijuana law on the books, and four more will be voting this fall on whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. Gallup has found that majorities of Americans have supported legalizing marijuana since 2013.

Bottom Line. La marihuana, ¿un remedio 'natural' para salvar la economía de EE.UU? El rápido despegue de la 'economía de la marihuana' | Economía. El rabino Jeffrey Kahn sabe que su negocio es una inversión a largo plazo. Sólo cuenta con unos 100 clientes registrados, y para que Takoma Wellness (algo así como Bienestar de Takoma) sea rentable, necesita unos 350. "Pero durante mucho tiempo tuvimos menos de 12 pacientes", explica a MERCADOS. Así que hay margen de sobra para la esperanza. Kahn forma parte de una naciente industria en Estados Unidos: la de la marihuana legal. En total, 19 de los 50 Estados que forman ese país se ha legalizado el uso del cannabis con fines medicinales. Aparte, los Estados de Washington y Colorado lo aceptan con fines recreativos, de forma similar al alcohol.

El ayuntamiento del Distrito de Columbia, que es la peculiar unidad administrativa en la que está la ciudad de Washington (no el Estado), aprobó la marihuana con fines medicinales en 2009. Además, apenas hay tres establecimientos que cultivan marihuana de forma legal. Incertidumbre regulatoria Penny Stocks ¿Qué es un penny stock? 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. 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. But what most excites Hanson about it, why she’s eager to show it to her clients, is the 50-square-foot bedroom in the far corner of the basement, a bland space with small windows near the ceiling and a basic attached bathroom.

Not your typical selling point for a house, but to Hanson, it’s perfect—a perfect grow room for a dozen recreational marijuana plants, the maximum Colorado residents are now allowed to cultivate per household. The room offers high enough ceilings to accommodate grow lights, has easy access to water and drainage via the bathroom, and the small windows mean minimal aromas attracting nosy neighbors. Cannabis smokers warned they risk poorer exam grades | Society. If you want to do well in your exams, especially maths, don’t smoke dope.

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. After studying data on more than 54,000 course grades achieved by students from around the world who were enrolled at Maastricht University before and after the restrictions were introduced, the economists came to a striking conclusion.

For low performers, there was a larger effect on grades. Estadisticas Archives - La Marihuana. La marihuana debería ser legal en los Estados Unidos de América – al menos, eso es lo que la mayoría de los estadounidenses creen ahora, según una nueva encuesta sobre los puntos de vista norteamericanos en el tema de consumo de marihuana y sobre las leyes publicadas el fin de semana pasado. La encuesta también encontró que las opiniones sobre la marihuana y si su uso debe ser un crimen estaba sujeto a una ancha brecha generacional, con los estadounidenses mayores permaneciendo firmemente opuestos a la legalización de marihuana.

La encuesta se llevó a cabo a mediados de diciembre por la firma de investigación con sede en British YouGov, que realizó el sondeo a través de Internet. Cuando YouGov hizo su último la pregunta sobre la legalización de la marihuana, en Marzo del 2015, el 48 por ciento de los estadounidenses dijo que apoyaba el cannabis legal. La encuesta marihuana legal tiene un margen de error de +/- 4.6 por ciento, según YouGov. Where Is Marijuana Legal in the United States? List of Recreational and Medicinal States | Mic. On Nov. 8, 2016, voters in nine states decided whether or not to legalize marijuana. 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. California and Massachusetts were the first of the states considering recreational pot to legalize it. Nevada soon followed. Voters in Arizona ultimately rejected their state's bid to legalize recreational marijuana. In mid-April, Pennsylvania passed legislation to legalize medical marijuana, bringing the total number of states (plus Washington, D.C.) with some form of legal pot to 24. Here are states with legal recreational marijuana: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Estadísticas internacionales. De acuerdo con las Naciones Unidas, 158.8 millones de personas alrededor del mundo usan marihuana… más del 3.8% de la población mundial. Más de 94 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos han admitido haberla consumido al menos una vez.De acuerdo a la Encuesta Nacional sobre Uso de Drogas y Salud de 2007, 2.1 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos probaron la marihuana por primera vez ese año.El 6.7% de chicos entre los 12 y 17 años de edad eran usuarios regulares de marihuana en 2007.De acuerdo a las estimaciones del gobierno de los Estados Unidos, la producción local de marihuana se ha incrementado diez veces en los últimos veinticinco años: de 1.000 toneladas métricas en 1981 a 10.000 toneladas métricas en 2006.

No es sorprendente, que el 58% de los jóvenes de 12 a 17 años digan que la mota es fácil de obtener. Los consumidores de marihuana en los Estados Unidos gastaron unos 10.5 mil millones de dólares en esta droga en el año 2000. Reporte de drogas ONU 2011: ¿Qué países fuman más marihuana? ¿Dónde es más barata? Seguimos con nuestra síntesis del reporte anual de drogas de la ONU 2011. En el menú de hoy tenemos estadísticas del cannabis (ver cocaína), tráfico y consumo en el mundo. Según la ONU, entre el 2.8% y el 4.3% de la población mundial entre 15 y 64 años consume marihuana, la droga ilegal más popular del mundo. África, después de Oceanía, es el continente que más cannabis consume en promedio, siendo Nigeria, con el 14.3% de la población entre 15 y 64 años, el país donde más fuman cannabis en Motherland (aunque hay varios países de los que no se tiene estadísticas) Los países del Caribe son especialmente asiduos al cannabis: Granada, Antigua y Barbuda, Dominica y Saint Kitts y Nevis superan el 10% y Jamaica está apenas abajo, ya que el 9.9% de los jamaicanos fuman ganja.

En Sudamérica es Argentina, sorpresivamente, el país en el que más porcentaje de la población consume cannabis con cerca del 8%. Japón es el lugar más caro para comprar marihuana.