Category Archives: Cannabis news

420 What?

Ever wonder how “420” came to be associated with cannabis? You’re not the only one. “The origin of the term 420, celebrated around the world by pot smokers every April 20th, has long been obscured by the clouded memories of the folks who made it a phenomenon.” Get the story at The Huffington Post.

Branding the New Cannabis Industry

Marijuana’s image has traditionally been a little cheesy: pot leaves and hippy trippy stoners. But now that it’s becoming increasingly legal, good design will play a role in distinguishing brands and elevating the overall industry. (That’s what Cedar & Finch is all about.) From Fast Company, here are 6 Branding Lessons from the Pioneers of Weed Design.

Three More States Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. (we know, technically not a state) voted to legalize recreational marijuana, while the territory of Guam voted to legalize medical marijuana. Florida said no (too bad for them). Proponents are looking forward to 2016 when measures go on the ballot in California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona. Is federal legalization next? Here’s CNN’s report.

8 Reasons Why National Legalization of Marijuana is Inevitable

Besides the obvious, that the “War on Drugs” has been a miserable failure, CNN contributor Julian Zelizer gives compelling evidence that national legalization is just a matter of time. “The probability that the national prohibition on marijuana will end is becoming greater every day. It is almost inconceivable to imagine that it will last much more than a few years.” Why marijuana’s moment has arrived.

NY Times Editorial Board Favors Legalization of Marijuana

“It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great harm on society just to prohibit a substance far less dangerous than alcohol.” So writes the NY Times in their editorial in favor of repealing the federal prohibition on marijuana use.

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