Health Canada Falls Behind on Licensing Micro Cultivators

In a November 2017 announcement, Health Canada detailed their intent to license small scale commercial cannabis cultivators and processors, saying that it hoped to “enable a diverse, competitive legal industry comprised of both large and small players in regions across the country.” Now, nine months after companies were given the go ahead to apply for […]

Beer Brewers on New Cannabis Beers: ‘They Should Just Stop’

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing more satisfying than cracking open a frosty bottle of—non-alcoholic beer with weed in it? Aimed at millennials, who are apparently tired of drinking, a confusing batch of cannabis-infused beer alternatives recently arrived on dispensary shelves. These drinks aren’t labeled as “beer,” there’s 5 to 10 milligrams of THC […]

Why Cannabis Buyers Are Uniquely Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Experts in the field of cyber security say North America’s emerging cannabis industry—and its customers—could be especially vulnerable to hacks and extortion. Cyber security experts say the legal cannabis sector offers a tempting target for online criminals. Cities like Baltimore, as well as the state of Georgia’s court system, and Lake City, Florida, have been the recent […]

Why Cannabis Buyers Are Uniquely Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Experts in the field of cyber security say North America’s emerging cannabis industry—and its customers—could be especially vulnerable to hacks and extortion. Cyber security experts say the legal cannabis sector offers a tempting target for online criminals. Cities like Baltimore, as well as the state of Georgia’s court system, and Lake City, Florida, have been the recent […]

Feelin’ It: Jay-Z Joins the Legal Cannabis Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z is heading into the legal marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist in partnership with a California cannabis product company. The rapper said in a statement Tuesday that he entered a multiyear deal with San Jose, California-based Caliva. His role will consist of driving creative direction, outreach efforts and strategy […]

More Maine Towns Opting to Allow Cannabis Stores

PORTLAND, Maine — The number of cities and towns opting in to legalized cannabis is slowly growing in Maine as the state gets closer to accepting applications for licenses. Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill in late June that sets up a legal framework for adult-use sales. The state Office of Marijuana Policy plans to […]

Cannabis Retail Guide: Choom Cannabis, Niagara Falls

Choom Cannabis in Niagara Falls opened mid-June, joining Ontario’s growing list of legal retailers in the province. Inspired by Choom Gang—a famous group of buds who loved to smoke cannabis in 1970s Honolulu—Choom Cannabis all about inspiring “good times with good friends.” Jesse Milns/Leafly Lottery winner Lisa Bigioni owns and manages this Choom location, bringing […]

California Ad Campaign Targets Illegal Cannabis Businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marijuana shoppers are going to be getting a message from California regulators: Go legal. Aiming to slow illegal cannabis sales that are undercutting the nation’s largest licensed market, California is kicking off a public information campaign — Get #weedwise — that encourages consumers to verify that their purchases are tested and […]

US House OKs Plan to Block Federal Cannabis Interference

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for adult use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote represents a breakthrough for advocates of legalizing cannabis, who have unsuccessfully pressed the idea in the past under GOP control of the House. Although […]

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