Is Big Alcohol Taking a Hit From Legal Weed?

The legal weed market appears to be impacting booze’s bottom line. Consumer trend data compiled by OutCo and Monocle Research finds that many California twenty-somethings, post-legalization, are switching from beer to pot. Marketers surveyed 2,000 cannabis consumers in seven major California cities. One-third of millennial respondents said that they are choosing cannabis over beer. One out of five acknowledged substituting …

Why Republicans in Congress Are Suddenly at the Epicenter of Marijuana Reform

While the marijuana community—consumers, industry and advocates alike—eyes with trepidation the reign of avowed anti-pot Republican Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department, the Trump executive branch isn’t the only game in town when it comes to making marijuana policy. Congress is back in session, and after last November’s legalization and medical marijuana victories at the polls, the pot state delegation …

Rand Paul and Al Franken Are Teaming Up to Protect Medical Marijuana from Jeff Sessions

We learned on Tuesday from a leaked letter that Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants Congress to get rid of the current rules that prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that the permit medical marijuana. Sessions apparently wants to stop sick people from getting the treatment they currently receive. Cancer patients. Kids with epilepsy. Veterans with PTSD. …

GOP lawmaker calls for Trump’s border wall, warns nuclear weapons may be hidden in marijuana

Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks defended President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall by claiming it could prevent a nuclear weapon from being smuggled into the United States concealed in a bale of marijuana. The outlandish theory was brought up in a Wednesday discussion with CNN’s Brianna Keilar about Trump’s proposed $21 billion border barrier. “Well, part of the panic here …

Police Raid On Cold War-Era Nuclear Bunker Yields $1.2 Million Worth Of Weed

Police in southwest England uncovered an “enormous” cannabis factory during a midnight raid on a Cold War-era nuclear bunker. Officers discovered thousands of plants worth an estimated $1.2 million inside the Chilmark Regional Government Headquarters’ underground shelter in Wiltshire, on Wednesday night. “There are approximately 20 rooms in the building, split over two floors, each 200 feet long and 70 …

Colorado’s Marijuana Industry Is Now Bigger Than Some Countries’ Entire GDP

According to data released Thursday by the Colorado Department of Revenue, dispensaries in the state sold $1.3 billion in medical and recreational marijuana last year, generating close to $200 million in tax revenue for the state. For perspective, that’s slightly more than the entire 2015 GDP for the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Cities in Colorado also collected millions of …

This Week on Our Marijuana Snapchat

 For those of you already following you know how well we like to give prizes away for free. We’ve been doing our PassinGrass Weekly Giveaways for a few months now and we have to say, we love you guys! Know of any other marijuana Snapchat doing this? I don’t think so. It’s too bad we can’t give away medical cannabis …

4 Nasty Ways Federal Prohibition Hurts Pots Smokers—Even Where It’s Legal

With the ascension of California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada to the ranks of the legal marijuana states after last November’s election, nearly a sixth of the country now lives in places that have freed the weed. Still, even though it may be legal under state law, marijuana remains prohibited under federal law. Pot smokers in California or Colorado don’t have …