Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least $132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs across the United States in the next decade, according to a new study. New Frontier Data, a data analytics firm focused on the cannabis industry, forecasts that if legalized on the federal level, the marijuana industry […]
Article by Denise Cagley-Jefferson Photos by Lee Abel Photography It’s almost nine o’clock in the morning. The air is hot and humid, yet a cool summer breeze flows through the mountains. Full of anticipation, the children peek around the corner to get a glimpse of what might be in store for the week. In just […]
When Jeff Sessions announced Thursday morning he had removed the barrier that had held back federal prosecutors from pursuing marijuana cases in states that had made pot legal, he delivered on something he had all but promised when he was nominated as attorney general. Most of the marijuana world saw it coming, but they freaked […]
As the legal markets for marijuana spread, a small credit union is solving a big problem: what to do with all the cash. The small burgundy satchel bore the hallmarks of rugged craftsmanship: top-grain leather, double stitching on the straps. It was wider at the bottom, sort of like an inverted funnel, and two buckles […]
Mike Tyson is on the verge of becoming a heavyweight in California’s burgeoning marijuana industry. The former boxer and some business partners have broken ground on a 40-acre ranch in the state that they envision as a destination for growers and consumers of newly legal weed. California, which had allowed licensed medical marijuana use, legalized […]
AVAILABLE ON JANUARY 5, 2018 ON ALL DIGITAL SERVICES WORLDWIDE FROM DOWNSWELL RECORDS / TUFF GONG INTERNATIONAL “I Feel Like Running” is one of Jamaica’s real traditional gospel songs that most persons have grown up on, but Kevin Downswell, just as he has done with songs such as “Goodbye World” from the album All […]
Part One Of Maliika Walker’s Interview I witnessed my first Soundclash on the Welcome to Jamrock Cruise in 2015. I always fashioned myself a “roots” girl but witnessing my first soundclash led me to research the Soundclash movement and such greats as David Rodigan, Kilimanjaro, Stone Love, Mighty Crown and Tony Matterhorn. I recently saw […]
ANNOUNCING PUBLICATION OF ALPHA BOYS’ SCHOOL: CRADLE OF JAMAICAN MUSIC BY HEATHER AUGUSTYN AND ADAM REEVES ON HALF PINT PRESS. A comprehensive overview of the impact of Kingston’s famed Alpha Boys’ School, the institution that spawned some of the greatest jazz, ska and reggae musicians ever to come out of Jamaica. Told in a narrative style […]
Welcome to a new edition of the Global Reggae Charts!
Flair Lindsey New York, New York — December 2017 (Irish and Chin) — Irish and Chin has been investing in the preservation of sound system culture globally for two decades. The leading company in sound clash entertainment heads toward celebrating 20 years of their popular World Clash brand with the addition of The World Clash Dubplate […]
December 7, 2017 by AggregatedNews There’s a cannabis tug of war going on in Sacramento and it’s starting to look like one side may have a lot more heft than the other. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) sent shock waves through the state’s marijuana industry Nov. 16 when it released emergency regulations […]
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Tickets for the 2018 edition will be on sale from next December 15 on the festival’s website August 16 to 22 in the Benicàssim festival grounds (Spain) is where it’s at. Rototom Sunsplash just announced the dates for its 2018 edition, marked by the celebration of its 25th anniversary, which will bring first class […]
This month, we have a bunch of news. We updated our website, introduced an opportunity for artists to share new music with voters, tweaked the voting process and, of course, we have new charts as well. Let’s go through these, one by one. We launched a new page where we present our voters. Before, we […]
November 20, 2017 by AggregatedNews Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana in bars and restaurants and other public spaces, such as art galleries or yoga studios. The catch: Patrons could use pot as long as it isn’t smoked and the locations would have to seek the approval of neighbors. Denver voters approved […]
New York, New York — November 7, 2017 (Irish and Chin) — Mighty Crown “The Far East Rulers” are cruising for a third consecutive victory at “Sound Clash at Sea,” the riveting Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise sound clash! And after last year’s explosive win — defeating Tony Matterhorn, Fire Links and King Turbo — […]
By Shelah Moody Wednesday, November 1, 2017 “Wicka Wow Wicka Wow Wicka Wow Wow Wow Wow….” He must have channeled the spirit of Bob Marley. On stage at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, during the 40th Anniversary tribute to Bob Marley’s “Exodus” album, while an all-star cast was jamming on the title track, Tom […]
Flair Lindsey Irish and Chin A New Era of World Clash is Born Toronto, Canada — October 2017 — While the wee hours of Sunday morning approached on a mid-fall weekend in Toronto, Canada, a new era in sound clash entertainment and the Irish and Chin World Clash brand was officially ushered in, as […]
October 25, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans continue to warm to legalizing marijuana, with 64% now saying its use should be made legal. This is the highest level of public support Gallup has found for the proposal in nearly a half-century of measurement. The latest figure, based on an Oct. 5-11 Gallup poll, follows shifts […]
STICK FIGURE ANNOUNCES WINTER TOUR WITH TWIDDLE AND IYA TERRA REGGAE AND JAM WORLDS UNITE FOR CROSS-COUNTRY ABOVE THE STORM TOUR Fan-favorite reggae act Stick Figure, led by the multi-talented frontman, songwriter, and producer Scott Woodruff as well as the beloved Cocoa the Tour Dog, will be teaming up with jamband powerhouse Twiddle for a […]
The newest member from Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation Collective, Lila Iké is a young Jamaican singer with an old soul and a classically soulful voice. Iké took the decidedly unorthodox path of releasing a tribute to her mother as her debut single, “Biggest Fan,” and her second release, “Gotti Gotti,” likewise acknowledges the wisdom of elders, as she takes her generation’s predilection […]
MARCHING ORDERS – THE GREEN’S ANTICIPATED FOURTH ALBUM – OUT TODAY, VIA EASY STAR RECORDS “Marching Orders isn’t the kind of Fall album you’ll have playing in the background, but the kind you’ll have blaring from your car or through your headphones. Marching Orders demands your explicit attention.” – TopShelf Reggae “Stylistically, The Green merges roots […]
As a new generation of artists emerge in Reggae, we notice a few who we can connect with and feel confident that Reggae music is in safe hands and one of those artists is Randy Valentine. Randy Valentine release the first single, Vigilant, off his soon to be released project called New Narrative, produced by Royal […]
Destine Media Despite not winning the title of World Clash winners, Platinum Kids walk away as the game changers of Sound Clash history. Entering US Rumble over a year ago, Platinum Kids never clashed against any major sounds from the sound clash arena. The U.S. Rumble stage was their first invitation to clash against seasoned clash […]
October 18, 2017 by Rob Meagher PRESS RELEASE Beloved Community Village Partners with LivWell Enlightened Health DENVER—October 18, 2017 — The Colorado Village Collaborative – a community organization founded by members of Denver Homeless Out Loud, The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, Beloved Community Mennonite Church, and residents of the Beloved Community Village – recently launched […]
Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher and […]
Atlanta’s city council decided unanimously to decriminalize marijuana Monday night. They voted 15-0 to make the penalty for possession of one ounce or less a $75 fine — a move that aims to neutralize uneven policing and enforcement of drug laws in the city where 92% of individuals arrested for marijuana between 2014 and 2016 were […]
Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a UN survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal weed. African governments have not yet followed the trend of legalization […]
Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed $1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months; in 2016, it took 10 months. Colorado’s marijuana retailers logged upward of $1.02 billion in collective medical and recreational sales through August, according to The Cannabist’s […]
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