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 […]

Cannabis-Infused Beverages Are Coming, Will They Be Worth the Hype?

Next month, stakeholders in the cannabis and alcohol industries will gather at a conference centre in San Francisco to discuss the arrival of cannabis-infused beverages and its implications. In an article looking ahead to this first-ever Cannabis Drinks Expo, Forbes proclaimed that “the next frontier in cannabis is beverages.” No doubt about it, the future […]

Church of England Sees Green, Explores Investing in Medical Cannabis

The Church of England, the largest and most influential religious organization in Great Britain, announced this week that it will lift a longstanding prohibition on medical cannabis in order to explore investing in the fast-growing and potentially stupendously profitable industry. RELATED STORY Britain’s Medical Cannabis Wall Is Tumbling Down The organization’s Church Commissioners are responsible for managing […]

Does CBD Help or Hinder Sleep?

What most of us wouldn’t give for a good night’s sleep. Without it, we can’t function at peak emotional, physical, and mental levels, yet in today’s high-stress, plugged-in world, so many of us don’t get decent sleep. Ailments like insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and excessive daytime sleepiness cause consumers to turn to over-the-counter and prescription […]

Las Vegas OK’d Cannabis Lounges but Nevada Just Said No

 After nearly two years of discussion, the Las Vegas City Council approved the licensing of social-use cannabis venues on May 1. In a city with some of the world’s largest legal cannabis retailers—and nowhere to light up—it looked like visitors finally would have a comfortable place to enjoy their purchases. Las Vegas has some of […]

How to Start a Medical Marijuana Business in Missouri

After Missouri voters enacted Amendment 2 last November—which legalized medical marijuana—the state’s health department took public input from patients, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals about how to structure the new system. But the department doesn’t seem to have equity in mind when it comes to granting cannabis business licenses. Although some questions for applicants […]

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