SEATTLE (AP) — Dot-bong, Marijuana Inc., the Green Rush: Call it what you will, the burgeoning legal marijuana industry in Washington state is drawing pot prospectors of all stripes.
Dennis Levy's insight:
Legal marijuana sales in the U.S. will top $2.3 billion in 2014, up 64 percent from this year’s $1.4 billion, according to a new study by a marijuana industry group. At that rate, U.S. cannabis sales will outpace the worldwide growth of smartphone sales, which expanded 46 percent between the second quarters of 2012 and 2013, the report says, citing Gartner research.
A scientist in the United Kingdom has found that compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells found in people with leukemia, a form of cancer that is expected to cause an estimated 24,000 deaths in the United States this year.
The discussion will feature Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI], Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance and A.T. Wall, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.
Photos: Plane From Jamaica Carrying $1.2 Million In Weed, Coke, Hash Seized ... Gothamist Photos: Plane From Jamaica Carrying $1.2 Million In Weed, Coke, Hash Seized At JFK. 111513drugs2.jpg. Duffel Bag O' Drugs (U.S.
Dennis Levy's insight:
Jamaica has been a staging point for drug shipments to the U.S. for years. What else is new?
After decades of wasted resources, clogged courtrooms and a shift in public perception, let's end the war on weed (RT @Political_Porn: ONE MILLION Canadians arrested for pot - Did we accomplish anything?
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