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 […]

Congress Eyes New Way to Allow Cannabis Banking, DC Sales

A new federal spending bill introduced by House Democrats over the weekend may break two logjams in one fell swoop. One provision in the bill would provide legal protections for banks that work with the cannabis industry, while another would allow Washington, DC—where cannabis is legal but retail sales are prohibited—to finally launch a commercial […]

Colorado Gov. Signs Bills Legalizing Delivery and Lounges

With a few signatures Wednesday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis dramatically expanded his state’s already historic cannabis laws, and fulfilled some of his campaign pledges to enhance the state’s significant cannabis industry. The new laws will bolster Colorado’s booming $1.6 billion cannabis industry. Speaking during a ceremony at the state capitol in Denver, Polis noted that […]

When It Comes to Cannabis Workplace Injuries, the Eyes Have It

All workplaces can be hazardous. Even your garden variety cubicle-farm office is required to have safety guidelines posted in visible places, usually in the break room, from OHSA, the federal Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. About 350 of Colorado’s 31,000 cannabis workers recorded minor workplace injuries last year. As the legal cannabis […]

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