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DIZPOT’s Weekend Quick Hits 6/21/2019

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Last updated June 21, 2019

The weekend is almost upon us – here are some “Quick Hits” of cannabis industry related news articles from the week.

Colorado Surpasses $1 Billion in Tax Revenue from Cannabis Sales 

Colorado, along with Washington, is recreational cannabis’ oldest market. This article features the benefits that recreational marijuana can bring, along with the lessons learned from the rise of the industry.

Gov. Jared Polis says, “This industry is helping grow our economy by creating jobs and generating valuable revenue.”

Arizona’s New Hemp Industry Forecasted to Become Massive

With a variety of uses and a booming CBD market, hemp is gearing up for its spotlight in the cannabis market.

Willie Nelson tells Jimmy Fallon, “Marijuana saved my life.”

Who doesn’t love Willie Nelson? The original “marijuana outlaw” is releasing his 98th studio album and was recently featured on “The Weed Issue” cover of Rolling Stones Magazine. He claims that weed turned his life around, and notes that he wouldn’t be able to live the life he does now without the plant.

People may have smoked marijuana in rituals 2,500 years ago in western China

Here’s something to ponder next time you roll up: humans have been utilizing marijuana for more than two millennia! Science News writes that “Mourners gathered at a cemetery in what’s now western China around 2,500 years ago to inhale fumes of burning cannabis plants that wafted from small wooden containers.”

Marijuana industry could surpass the NFL in revenue by 2020

The legal cannabis industry has become a significant economic producer in very little time. With legalization efforts on the forefront of ballots, cannabis still has a lot of room to grow. Surpassing the NFL in revenue is no small task, and it’s a testament to the hard work from all the canna-warriors across the country.

Beijing says US legalization of marijuana is a ‘threat to China’

As the world continues to become more and more globally connected, China has seen a small rise in Marijuana use by its citizens. CNN discusses the cause of this rise in cannabis use and explores the global political relations over other drugs like fentanyl and heroin.

Arizona Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Testing Bill

Peace of mind and economic stimulation will follow this regulatory marijuana testing legislation, which requires testing cannabis for pesticides, fungi, and many other impurities.

The Christian Case for Marijuana

An opinion writer for the New York Times provides an interesting take on religion, politics, and the benefits of marijuana. Unfortunately, this sensitive topic drove many people apart during the war on drugs, but thankfully, times are changing. If cannabis can help mend the rift between two seemingly opposing cultures, it’s worth exploring and engaging in.

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