Toronto Maple Leafs Suing Snoop’s Cannabis Brand Over Logo

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a pretty good NHL team, but they are picking a fight with an opponent they might find tougher than the Philadelphia Flyers? The Toronto hockey team has reportedly filed a motion against multi-talented entertainer Snoop Dogg for copyright infringement. Snoop has collaborated with Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth to develop and market […]

Legalization Hits a Tipping Point in Congress This Year

Legalization has hit a historic tipping point in Congress this year, says Neal Levine, a longtime political operative and head of the Cannabis Trade Federation, which is deploying a record number of lobbyists on Capitol Hill for the issue in 2019. Levine’s been in the legalization game since 2002, and he said voter support can […]

Newfoundland Cannabis Store Closes Amidst Supply Shortages

As of January 31, Newfoundland and Labrador will go from having six independent cannabis retailers to having five, as one of the original licensed retailers closes its doors. Tina Greening, the business manager of Puff Puff Pass Head Shop in Clarenville, says the decision to close less than four months after nationwide cannabis legalization came […]

Do Colorado Dispensary Owners Deserve Jail for ‘Looping’?

Last week the owners of Colorado’s now-defunct Sweet Leaf dispensaries were sentenced to jail time for allowing the practice of ‘looping’ in their stores. That practice is when a customer buys the maximum amount of cannabis permitted by Colorado law (currently one ounce per adult-use transaction) and returns the same day to purchase more. The case, […]

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Jan. 19-24

Illicit cannabis may have infiltrated the legal market more widely than first though, the Northwest Territories debuts a disturbing public service announcement campaign, and Doug Ford’s daughter gets outed for promoting black market CBD products. We’ve rounded up this week’s top stories from across Canada. Bonify Interim CEO: We May Not Be the Only LP Selling Illicit Product […]

Talking Cannabis and Identity With Podcast Darlings Brujaja

I’m of Puerto Rican and Thai descent and I speak neither language. My mother was born in Ayutthaya, Thailand, in a rural and poor part of Southeast Asia that’s difficult to describe to friends and co-workers without sounding completely disingenuous. My father was born in New York during times reminiscent of the 1957 street gang […]

The High Life Episode 6: Alex Rogers, Cannabis Goes Corporate

The High Life features co-hosts Sarah Hanlon and Ian Campeau in a weekly discussion with some of the most fascinating Canadians, all of whom share an affinity for cannabis. Subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher. The High Life, Episode 6: Alex Rogers This week: The founder of the International Cannabis Business Conference talks about how his time in […]

California’s Final Cannabis Rules: 8 Things to Know

California crossed a major milestone Jan. 16 with the final approval of the state’s permanent commercial cannabis regulations. Effective immediately, the Golden State’s thousands of licensed farms, retailers, edibles kitchens, and testing labs must follow 358 pages of now-final rules. Most businesses had been following temporary “emergency” rules, but the state’s final rules have been […]

5 Cannabis Breeders Who Changed the Game

Cannabis—like asparagus, dates, mulberry, ginkgo, persimmons, and spinach—is a dioecious species, meaning that the male and female reproductive structures involved in propagation are typically found on different individual plants, rather than on a single plant (as in a monoecious species). Cannabis is also an annual, so it dies off each winter, but not before dropping […]

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