WWE Championship Belt is Now Made of Hemp

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for. That’s right folks, the worlds of cannabis and pro wrestling have finally collided. All thanks to wrestler Daniel Bryan, who unveiled a new, “eco-friendly” version of his WWE Championship belt, reportedly made of “100 percent sustainable hemp.” Daniel Bryan just threw the WWE title in the trash because, […]

Cannabis Events in Canada for February 2019

There’s lots to love about February if you love cannabis. We’ve rounded up educational workshops, cooking classes, infused dinners, and more cannabis-centric events happening across Canada this month. Are you hosting a cannabis event in Canada? Email canadaevents@leafly.com to share your event with the Leafly community. British Columbia When: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 7 p.m. to […]

7 Hemp Heroes Who Changed the Game

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) is a hardline conservative who ranks among the most powerful politicians in Washington, DC. He’s also now an official (albeit unlikely) “hemp hero” thanks to an amendment he added to the massive 2018 Farm Bill that legalized hemp as an agricultural commodity in the United States for the first […]

As New Philly Dispensary Opens, Gov. Wolf Wants a ‘Conversation’ on Cannabis

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Philadelphia’s Center City is ready for business. Beyond/Hello opened its doors on Thursday morning to patients and caregivers with medical marijuana cards issued by the state. RELATED STORY What Are the Benefits of a Medical Cannabis Card in Legal States? The shop sells cannabis flower, vaping oils, topical creams, […]

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 […]

Emotions Run High in Minnesota Debate on Cannabis Legalization

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Emotions ran high as debate kicked off at the state Capitol on Wednesday on whether Minnesota should legalize recreational marijuana, with cannabis supporters heckling opponents of legalization during a news conference that ended in a shouting match. “The current science does not support the commercialization and normalization of recreational marijuana,” […]

Senators Ask FDA to Update Rules on CBD Products

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. The appeal by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley came after Congress legalized the production and sale of […]

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