If you’ve ever spent any time on Craigslist you know that there are some people on there selling weed, harder drugs and even sex. In Denver, as one might imagine, there are more than the normal amount of people selling marijuana.
There are hundreds of them it seems, which should be of no surprise. You can find anything on Craigslist and in a place like Denver – a city with a legal recreational cannabis industry doing battle with a long-entrenched black market – you can find a lot of weed.
TMZ reports that the internet locator for dispensaries, Weedmaps, claims that competing app Where’s Weed gained access to their client database which enabled Where’s Weed a glimpse into Weedmaps’ business model.
With this alleged information, Weedmaps projects a $5,000 loss over a course of twelve months due to Where’s Weed with not just the fished information, but also the logo similarities, which infringe on Weedmap’s intellectual property.
Federal officials announced last week that they are looking into the possible rescheduling of cannabis in the federal Controlled Substances Act and that they should make a decision by July. As many of you know, cannabis’ classification as a Schedule I drug means the federal government maintains that it is highly addictive with no medical value.
Florida Governor Rick Scott has officially signed House Bill 307 — the Right to Try Act — into law. The measure allows those with terminal illnesses who receive a recommendation from a physician to use cannabis for medical purposes. The proposal explicitly allows for the use of the whole cannabis plant, and not exclusively cannabis oil, and establishes a system of dispensaries to distribute the medicine.
According to some, there is a growing problem in Denver, Colorado. It seems that some marijuana shops are within the magical 1,000-foot buffer zone in regard to schools. According to the Denver Post, about two-dozen cannabis stores are within 1,000 feet of a school; this is out of a total 215 shops in the city.