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Leafist Weekly Cannabis News Roundup - Issue 4


We hope you've all had a great week and are ready for your Christmas celebrations. The cannabis industry has been pretty busy this week. We've compiled the best news stories of the week, once again to keep you up-to-date on what's happening in the industry. This week, we're also highlighting one of our top stories following the DEA's shake-up of the industry last week. 

Our Top Story of the Week: The DEA's Outlawing of CBD Oil and Cannabis Extracts May, In Fact, Be Illegal 

Teen Cannabis Use in Colorado Drops Following Recreational Legalization

So many feared that teens would have an easier time of obtaining cannabis after Colorado legalized recreational use. Teens have let those naysayers down in a big way -- teen use has dropped dramatically in Colorado. The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows a 12-percent drop in teen cannabis use between 2014 and 2015. 

High-End Cannabis Subscription Box Services

There are quite a few cannabis subscription box services, but a couple of companies, like AuBox, take it a step further. Those that enjoy luxury cannabis items, like 24K gold rolling papers as an example, have options too. These services range from $100 to $2,000. Check them out, they're actually pretty impressive.

Medical Cannabis Users in Arizona May Have a Weapon to Fight Potential DUI Charges

Arizona medical cannabis cardholders will be able to prove that there wasn't enough THC in their bodies to cause them to be impaired. Defendants will be permitted to cross-examine prosecutors and use other evidence to prove that they weren't impaired while driving. THC stays in the bodies of regular cannabis users for 30 days or more as its stored in fat cells, so although THC may show positive in a blood test, that doesn't mean the driver is impaired. 

Trump's Administration Really is Unlikely to Mess with State-Approved Cannabis Laws

Trump is all about saving the government money. So, this also means that setting aside more funds to fight cannabis possession would just take more money the federal government doesn't have to spend. The resources can be used elsewhere. Also, as I've pointed out a few times, Trump is very much for states' rights. He's a business man and wants to see an end to drug cartels, whose business is dwindling as more U.S. states legalize cannabis in some form.

Largest U.S. Cannabis Growing Facility to Operate in Massachusetts

The country's largest grow operation will be located in Freetown, Massachusetts. AmeriCann, based in Denver, plans to open a 1-million square foot facility solely to grow medical cannabis. Guess what? It was supposed to become a brewery The property was purchased for $5-million from Boston Beer Works. Construction begins in March. 

Michigan has some New Medical Cannabis Rules

Dry leaves and cannabis flowers are now legal to possess for medical cannabis patients in Michigan. On top of that, legislation was also passed to allow patients access to cannabis extracts, including resin. What else have they added? A bunch of great things like tinctures, topicals and edibles. Michigan is making huge strides!

Well, that's what's happening in the cannabis world this week, at least the important updates. If you'd like to read any of the stories in full, just click their titles. We hope you enjoy reading this week's news. 

As always, consume responsibly this holiday weekend. Be safe and have a happy holiday season. We'll be around next week, maybe with a "year in review" to show you all just how far the cannabis industry has come just in 2016, as we approach a brand new year. 

Merry Christmas from all of us at Leafist!

 

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