recreational marijuana

Nipton

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In January recreational marijuana officially becomes legal in California; and one city is ready to light up.

American Green, a marijuana focused technology company has bought the town of Nipton, California with plans to turn it into a pot-tourism destination. Located in San Bernardino County the town has a population of six people and was snatched up for the price of $5 million.

The sale includes more than 120, all properties and a working solar farm. The company says it envisions a pot paradise where people can tour a marijuana farm, shop in dispensaries and stay at a weed friendly bed and breakfast. A consultant working on the project says the idea is to create a place where people can come and experience the drug which is still considered illegal under federal law.  read more »

Pot Breathalyzer

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A California lab is creating a bit of a buzz thanks to a new product aimed at people dabbling in what is now a legal pastime.

Matt Francis, a chemist at the University of California, Berkeley has spent the past 18 months developing what is being called a pot breathalyzer. Francis says THC, the chemical in marijuana that makes people high can linger in bodies for days and even a month. So if a police officer pulls someone over and suspects they are driving while high the current blood and urine tests are not conclusive. So while it's easier to make the arrest, getting the conviction is a harder battle to win.  read more »

Mile Marker 420

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Idaho is getting creative with its crackdown on marijuana.

Transportation officials in Idaho have replaced mile marker 420 with mile marker 419.9. 420 is a number generally associated with marijuana enthusiasts and the marker kept getting stolen by thieves who were flying a little high. And Idaho isn't alone in its efforts.

Washington and Colorado have also been forced to switch the mile markers because of thieves. Transportation officials say it's getting expensive to keep putting up new ones so this seemed like the better option. And if the signs weren't getting stolen then they were being vandalized and in constant need of repair. Officials say they can't completely remove the markers because the signs can be valuable for drivers tracking their journey.  read more »

Weedings

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Happy couples are saying “I do” to a new wedding trend; but chances are you aren’t one of them.

Right now Colorado and Washington are the only two states where recreational marijuana is legal. And bride and grooms are taking advantage of that to throw themselves a “weeding.” And according to the New York Times they’re getting pretty creative.

Marijuana leaves and buds have been showing up in the bride’s bouquet or the groom’s boutonniere. Pot brownies are now part of the desert menu and in some cases even infused into appetizers or drinks. And if you want to avoid the chance of someone accidentally ingesting a little pot consider a mini pot plant as a table setting or party favor.  read more »