Canadian CBD maker sponsors athlete research with UFC

Canadian marijuana giant Aurora Cannabis is sponsoring CBD research with the UFC to determine if the cannabinoid treatments are effective in treating pain and inflammation. The partnership marks a milestone for the cannabis industry, where individual athletes commonly strike sponsorship deals but few prominent leagues agree to research for CBD or other cannabis products. Athletes’ […]

42,000 Cannabis Plants Destroyed in California Farms Probe

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have destroyed more than 42,000 marijuana plants as part of an investigation into unlicensed cannabis farms on public and private land that are impacting the environment. RELATED STORY In California’s Cannabis War, Civil Is the New Criminal The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that local, state […]

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 […]

Want to Grow Your Own Cannabis? Get Ready to Fight ‘Big Marijuana’

Illinois is about to make history as the first state to legalize recreational cannabis and allow commercial sales through the state legislature instead of via a voter initiative, pending the governor’s signature. But this historic piece of legislation almost died along the way over the increasingly contentious issue of homegrow. Eventually, lawmakers compromised by allowing […]

Michigan Governor Taking Lead on Cannabis Reform

LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is among 18 governors to sign a letter urging Congress to open the US banking system to the legal cannabis industry. ‘There is an inherent danger for businesses operating in an all-cash business.’ Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer In the letter written Friday and released Monday, the governors say […]

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