REVEL RECAP 7

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Colorado Marijuana Sales Crack $6B Since 2014

Since Colorado's legalization law took effect, the state has sold more than $6 billion worth of weed. Meanwhile, marijuana tax revenue is inching towards $1 billion.

Congressional Hearing on Banking Access Erupts into Broader Debate

As lawmakers considered allowing access to banks for the cannabis industry, discussion turned towards other legalization issues.

A Big Pension Fund Is Going Bigger on Marijuana

The largest pension fund in the U.S., the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, has tripled its holdings of a Canadian cannabis producer.

Teen Marijuana Use Associated with Higher Likelihood of Depression

A new review of 11 studies that covered about 24,000 teens found that their use of cannabis is associated with adult depression.

Teens Living in States With Medical Marijuana Smoke Less Cannabis

A study of 800,000 high school students found that teens in states that had legalized medical marijuana are less likely to smoke cannabis.

There's So Much We Need to Learn About Weed

As Congress considers marijuana legalization proposals, there's still a lot we don't know about weed when it comes to science or policy. "As they say, more research is needed."

Medical Marijuana May Stop Growth of Cancer

Synthetic versions of 10 compounds found in marijuana were "fairly effective" at stopping the growth of colon cancer cells. Researchers suspect they will work for other types of cancer, too.

A $1,475 Weed Grinder? You Can Find It at Barneys

The luxury retailer is getting into the cannabis business with its own fancy head shop called the High End. Its first location in Beverly Hills will open this March.

Marijuana May Have Triggered Heart Attack

A 90-milligram edible likely contributed to a man's heart attack. "Understanding appropriate dosing would likely have prevented the toxicity suffered by the patient."

Australia's Hemp Industry Gets Head Start

The U.S. hemp industry is finding its footing after the Farm Bill amid regulatory confusion. Meanwhile, Australia's hemp industry is getting a head start.

Mona Zhang is a freelance journalist covering the cannabis beat.
She also edits the highly respected cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree.
Her work has appeared in Forbes, The Outline, Vice, High Times, and more.

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