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Marijuana Creativity

Some marijuana strains are known for helping to produce creativity. For this reason, many artists and musicians throughout history have used marijuana to increase their creativity.

Here is a list of some marijuana strains that can help produce creativity:

Blue Dream (Hybrid)
Maui Waui (Sativa)
Sour Diesel (Hybrid)
XJ 13 (Hybrid)
Alien OG (Hybrid)
Deadhead OG (Hybrid)
Girl Scout Cookies (Hybrid)

WA Marijuana

Last year Washington became the second state to launch a recreational marijuana market. It had just a few recreational dispensaries that were selling high-priced marijuana to lengthily lines of customers.

A year later, Washington state has about 160 operating recreational dispensaries and tax revenues have soared past expectations.

Washington did around $250 million in marijuana sales in the past year. And about $62 million constitutes marijuana excise taxes. The state’s original forecast was $36 million. And when state and local sales and other taxes are included, the total revenue for the state’s government tops $70 million.

Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use, earned nearly $44 million from tax revenue in it’s first year and is predicting it will bring in $94 million during 2016, its third year.

Snoop Dogg Marijuana

Snoop Dogg is getting further into the marijuana industry by creating a venture capital business.

The venture capital company intends to raise $25 million to launch a fund focused on investing in marijuana industry startups.

Snoop Dogg is a managing member of the Los Angeles-based fund called Casa Verde Capital, L.P. (Casa Verde, when translated from Spanish, means ‘greenhouse.’) The filing reveals Casa Verde Capital as a venture capital fund and discloses that it is looking to raise $25 million from outside investors, with no minimum investment.

Ted Chung and Even Eneman are two executives from a talent agency and are partnering with Snoop Dogg as managing members of Casa Verde Capital.

Snoop Dogg has experience is investing. He has recently invested in Robinhood, a free stock trading platform targeted at young investors, and the social media site Reddit.

Delaware Marijuana

Delaware lawmakers gave final legislative approval for a measure that decriminalizes the possession and private use of up to an ounce of marijuana. Gov. Jack Markell signed the legislation into law almost immediately.

The bill allows Delawareans to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and use the drug privately without facing criminal sanctions. Police can still confiscate marijuana. Penalties for simple possession will be replaced with a $100 civil fine. The law takes effect in six months. Selling marijuana remains criminal under the law.

Gov. Markell’s spokeswoman said in a statement: “The governor remains committed to reducing the number of people entering the criminal justice system and refocusing resources where they are needed most and House Bill 39 supports these efforts.”

The Marijuana Policy Project said in a statement after Thursday’s vote, “Marijuana is an objectively less harmful substance than alcohol, and most Americans now agree it should be treated that way. Delaware has taken an important step toward adopting a more sensible marijuana policy.”

Church Marijuana

A group of 600 United Methodist churches in New England is calling for an end to the War on Drugs. The New England Conference of United Methodist Churches is a group that represents 600 congregations in six Northeastern states and voted in favor of Resolution 15-203, which uses Christian principles to call for an end to the War on Drugs.

The resolution says “the public policy of prohibition of certain narcotics and psychoactive substances … has failed to achieve the goal of eliminating, or even reducing, substance abuse.”

It goes on to detail how the drug war has failed to achieve its intended goal of reducing drug abuse and has resulted in numerous unintended consequences such as the creation of violent and dangerous underground markets, countless lost lives from gang violence and unregulated products, increased dangers posed to law enforcement, prison overcrowding, the rapid spread of needle-borne illnesses due to a lack of sterile syringes, and the disparate impact that these laws have had on poor communities of color.

A statement from the group declares support for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) and a commitment to work to regulate drugs from a public health perspective:

“Be it resolved: That the New England Annual Conference supports seeking means other than prohibition to address the problem of substance abuse; and is further resolved to support the mission of the international educational organization Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) to reduce the multitude of unintended harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ending drug prohibition.”