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Why Is Stoner Mecca White Castle Anti-Drug Reform?

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In these divided political times, it’s hard to know where allegiances lie. For instance, who would have thought that White Castle, a stoner profiteer and maker of some of the most munchable munchies in the realm of fast food ,would be opposing a bill to reform cannabis and other drug laws?In addition to selling the perfect stoner group snack

Legalization Expands In Three States In Historic Day For Cannabis

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In what may be the most eventful day for cannabis in the United States in two years, the country has gained three new legal marijuana markets and lost one of its most powerful adversaries in less than 24 hours.Yesterday, voters in Michigan voted to legalize adult use of cannabis statewide, while in Utah and Missouri they legalized medical marijuana

New York City Cannabis Arrests Down 90% Since Last Year

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Cops and racially profiled stoners are both presumably enjoying some more free time as low-level cannabis possession arrests have plummeted 90 percent in just one year. According to a press release from the Drug Policy Alliance, just 151 people were arrested for small possession in all of New York City in September. That’s less than 10 percen

FDA Approves New Opioid Ten Times More Potent Than Fentanyl

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We guess the federal government can’t do one good deed without doing a bad one to even things out. Only a little more than a month ago the Food and Drug Administration approved, for the first time ever, a marijuana-derived medicine. The law was even changed to allow for the drug Epidiolex to be classified as a Schedule II drug, making it the

U.S. Feds Are Hiring Extraction Artists And Joint Rollers

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Things are looking to get a whole lot groovier in the federal government. The National Institute of Health recently put up a posting looking for a business to become its go-to cannabis provider. The successful applicant will manufacture up to half a metric ton of cannabis extracts a year and grow up to two tons of cannabis flower.A solicitation pos

Two Dead In LA Dispensary Shooting

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Two people have been shot and killed at a cannabis dispensary in Los Angeles on Monday. Los Angeles police believe the incident to be a robbery gone wrong, as reported by the LA Times.On Monday at 4:20 a.m., officers responded to a reported shooting at a dispensary on the 400 block of Western Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, authorities found a

Patients In Need Face Cannabis Oil Shortages In Canada

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One month after Canada legalized cannabis, some medical marijuana patients, including ones who depend on treatment to keep severe symptoms at bay, are facing shortages as the country adapts to the new system. Some suggest that suppliers are diverting cannabis products to recreational retailers because of the potential for higher profits."It's actua

Trump’s Proposed Border Wall Could Be Making Mexican Weed Better

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Of all the many ways Trump’s proposed border wall would royally disrupt all kinds of issues in immigration and trade, the cannabis market might not be the most important, but it is one of the more interesting.While the wall isn’t coming up yet (or probably anytime soon, and maybe never) it has already  got experts looking at the co

California Cannabis Tries To Keep Up With Packaging Requirements

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In California, some cannabis producers and retailers are struggling to keep up with requirements  which can seem like overkill or almost unworkable. Last month at the California Cannabis Business Conference (CCBC), a meeting of more than 3,000 area business leaders, a packaging panel voiced some concerns over the state’s new and changing

The IRS Isn’t Happy About Weed Companies Paying Taxes In Cash Either

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Of all the pains involved in operating a legal cash business, one of the more unpleasant may be hauling loads of cash to a government building to pay your taxes. As a result of extremely stringent limitations and fees placed on cannabis businesses who use banks, many just choose to go it alone and operate an all cash business. In fact, about 70 per

Fill Juul Pods With Hash Oil In 5 Easy Steps

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Cannabis has a long history of DIY hacks. For generations now, there have been DIY weed innovations such as apple bowls, hot knives, ballpoint pen chillums, soda can bowls, and, when you hit bottom, pipes made of only tin foil.And the age of extracts and vaping of course has its own hacks. Sure you can buy some pre-filled vape pens or cartridges. H

Cool! China Decides Not To Kill American For Passing A Joint

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There’s only one thing worse than facing the death penalty for passing a joint. Actually, there are two things. One, obviously, would be actual execution. The other would be facing the death penalty for passing a joint when you got framed.Such was the case with Matthew Fellows, a 23 year-old U.S. citizen who returned Monday from China. Fellow

Though Flowers Are Tolerated NYC, Hash Oil Can Still Put You In Jail

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A bizarre contradiction in New York City’s new cannabis policies has all but decriminalized cannabis flower while leaving possession of hash oil as a jailable offense.Drug reform advocates started celebrating earlier this year when the New York City Police Department and District Attorney both agreed to stop arresting and charging people for

South Korea Becomes First East Asian Country To Legalize Medical Cannabis

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Oh snap. Another historic landmark on our way to a weed-friendly world is upon us. The Republic of Korea revised its drug policy on November 23, legalizing forms of medical cannabis. It is the first country in East Asia to make such a move, as reported by Leafly.The announcement represents a major shift for the South Korean government. As recently

The Different Ways to Smoke and Consume Cannabis

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When you think about how to consume cannabis, you think more about its delivery method. You find that most people tend to overlook this point. And that most consumers of the product only use just one or two delivery methods for their products. But there is a myriad of ways with which you can smoke and consume cannabis. You just need to do a little

End of July Update Concerning Development of PTPWallet and CannaSOS

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Work on PTPWallet continues to progressThe unique algorithm for the referral program, which would take 3 months for any other company to develop, has been fully developed by us in 1 month.The algorithm for the loyalty program has been also fully developed, all screens and features have been developed; now the backend developing is being d

Invest in Cannabis and Retire YOUNG!

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  The American dream is a delusion for millions. College loan debt is inescapable, and those high-priced college degrees do not guarantee an even rate of return on one’s investment in the job market. Home ownership seems like a distant reality for many who cannot afford the 20% down payment. Entry level job positions and recipr

What Is CBD Oil And What Are Its Benefits And Effects?

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CBD oil is fast becoming a cultural phenomenon. The cannabis-derived product is the talk of the wellness world. And with good reason. A number of studies are showing CBD to have potent anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and anti-seizure effects. Thanks to this and numerous anecdotal reports, CBD is being touted as an effective natural treatm

Nationwide Medical Marijuana Will Seriously Deflate Profits of Big Pharma. The Revolution has Begun!

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In an article I wrote on August 2, 2018 titled Suffer with Pain NO More! I discussed the relentless attack by Big Pharma to prevent the nationwide adoption of marijuana at the state level for medical cannabisintervention. Currently, “The pharmaceutical industry has a stranglehold on pain relief and these corporations

Marijuana Perfume, And Other Health Advice

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This summer brought us more than legal weed. It’s also the summer of weed perfume. We’re not talking about weed aroma you smell on your buddy who smokes like a chimney. This is legit perfume extracted from the green plant, bottled and sold under the label “the smell of summer”. This was bound to happen, right? What

Cannabis And Your Biological Age

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You might have heard this before. But there are people who swear by marijuana and how it slows down one’s biological clock. But it’s not THC that makes you look younger. It’s CBD. CBD has a lot of therapeutic properties. However, whether slowing one’s biological clock is one of them is yet to be proven. As we all k

What Is Holding The Canadian Cannabis Market Back?

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Say what you like about Bill C-45 and the local laws and regulations that each province enforces, the fact is the Canadian cannabis market lacks one crucial aspect that might prove detrimental of its future on the long run. I’m talking of course about marijuana genetic diversity or lack thereof. In other words, the cannabis producer

Weeding Through the Cr*p! A Simplified Breakdown of a Scientific Study Supporting the use of CBD

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The abundance of academic knowledge provided on the internet is a goldmine of learning potential. If a person is interested in gardening tips and ways to cultivate nutrient-rich soil, YouTube will provide educational videos detailing the exact process as to how to have a lavish garden full of roses blooming by the spring.    &nb

Marijuana, Food And Your Metabolism

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One of the biggest mysteries of marijuana is how it gives people the munchies but they don’t seem to gain weight. With all the food they gobble after smoking a few joints that food doesn’t seem to turn into fat inside their bodies. So what gives? The answer in one word is metabolism. Studies show that certain chemicals in marijuana incr

Weed Hangover And Other Health Problems

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After a night of toking and bong-kissing, you wake up with the mother of all hangovers. Your eyes can’t focus and your head is about to split open. Is it the weed? No, it’s dehydration. You forgot to drink water. So next time plan well in advance. Drink a lot of water both before and after you toke. Staying hydrated is the best way to a

4 Safest Companies For Your Cannabis Investment

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In case you haven’t been following the news lately, marijuana legalization will become a reality in Canada within two months. It’s also the law of the land in 60% of the US. As an investor, this can only mean one thing: invest in cannabis and invest heavily. That should go without saying, right? After all those cannabis companies both w

The 6 Best Cannabis-Infused Cookies on The Market

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The world we have today has had many American teenagers growing up exposed to all kinds of drugs. And a big old cookie with a glass of milk ranks high up on the list. Cannabis-infused cookies have taken over the market without any need of an invitation. And the fact that you have clicked this link confirms it.It is for that reason that we have comp

The Three Best Aromatic Cannabis Strains in Oregon

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Cannabis has amassed itself a large following and you find more and more consumers of cannabis popping up from all parts of the world. As a cannabis consumer, all cannabis is supposed to be good cannabis. But even so, from experience, you must know by now that different cannabis strains produce different effects and feelings to the consumers. Plus,

6 Brilliant Ways to Enjoy Your Cannabis Other Than Smoking It

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Most first-time cannabis smokers can safely admit their first experiences were not at all what they anticipated. What with the burning throat, the inability to know the amount of smoke to pull or pretty much every other rookie attempt.Those sure were the days. Even so, it is true that not everyone likes to smoke. Especially the ones with compromise

How Long Does CBD Take To Work?

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As the second most prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis, CBD offers a wide range of health benefits. And it’s so effective that many people are using CBD to replace traditional medications like painkillers, antidepressants and sleeping pills.People who are new to using CBD, however, can be intimidated by the sheer amount of information and advic

The 4 Types of People you Will Meet at a Cannabis Dispensary

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The cannabis dispensary is a new scene for most of us. You will be shocked how many different kinds of people go in and out of these dispensaries looking for some goodies. Could make you wonder just what types of people visit these canna dispensaries on a daily basis. Maybe you could take the opportunity and hop into y

Medican Enterprises Inc (MDCN:OTC) Acquires 35% Equity Stake In A Premier Jamaican Marijuana Company

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Medican Enterprises Inc. (MDCN:OTC) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 35% equity stake in a Jamaican, multi-dimensional, nutraceutical that focuses on providing the best medical marijuana and hemp products for individuals seeking alternative medicine for healing. It was one of the first to be issued an approval to cu

5 Reasons to Want to Grow Your Cannabis

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Come to think of it; home cannabis cultivation has evolved a great deal from way back in the days of total prohibition. The current days have more states and even the Washington DC offering better forms of cannabis cultivation provisions. And thanks to the internet you have a pool information from successful growers of cannabis that will guide on t

Various Signs and Symptoms of Weed Use and Addiction

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Cannabis is one of the most abused drugs in the world. This drug is also known as marijuana or weed, and it is usually smoked using a mixture of shredded leaves, stems, and even flowers. Eventually, when used excessively, addiction to weed can occur.When you use cannabis, it alters the central nervous system which results in a feeling of

Ganja Gourmet Food

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If old scrolls and history books tell us anything about cannabis it’s that long before it was part of religious rituals, cannabis was used for food. Those bulbous seeds were roasted and consumed for a quick snack. But for thousands of years, the marijuana meal remained almost stuck between roasted seeds and tasteless and unappetizing-looking

Aussies, Marijuana, And Mental Health

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The use of cannabis to calm down anxiety, agitation, and other mental issues has been common for a long time. About two hundred years ago British doctors discovering cannabis sativa for the first time were so excited about it they practically prescribed it for every health condition they encountered. They described the calm

The Top 4 Things to Expect from A Good Budtender

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It is not easy being a successful budtender. It is, in fact, harder than most people tend to think it is. And the chances are that you will rarely walk into a cannabis dispensary or shop and get a budtender who you can say meets all the qualities that you are about to read below. There are some bad budtenders, mediocre, ignorant, arrogant

Use These 5 Steps to Help Your Patients on Cannabis Treatments to Choose Strains

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It is not uncommon for budtenders to encounter scenarios where customers or patients approach them for advice on which strain they recommend. Most of the patients and customers alike will always have symptoms of their ailments which they clue to the budtender who can then easily discern the best strain. At other times, a patient may only indicate t

Sorry Athletes, Marijuana Negatively Effects Athletic Performance.

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This is a typical schedule of a college athlete. Exhausting, I know. I followed this schedule for many years. With daily demands such as these, it is no surprise that athletes seek the benefits of cannabis.6:00 AM                       &nbs

How To Roll A Perfect Cross Joint: A Step By Step Guide

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The cross is not only important to Christians, it’s also meaningful to us stoners. In fact, it’s the pinnacle of joint-rolling.Made from two joints that burn at three ends, it’s a fun and unique way of smoking weed that’s been a great party trick for years. It’s got more popular in the last few years thanks to a memora

5 Overhyped Cannabis Strains Revealed

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By now, you probably already know that cannabis comes in many different strains. And these strains each offer varied effects to its consumers. This is where you find that the consumers of the herb prefer some strains over others based on the diverse preferences in aroma, flavor, effects, personal past experiences, provenance, and even strain r

The Top 5 Cannabis Cookbooks for Your Homemade Edibles

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There always comes those times when you want nothing more than to nibble at the ready-make cannabis-infused snacks and cookies. Even gallop down the drinks or the desserts to switch up your mood. But what do you do if you are looking to get something a bit more substantial and more affordable? Well, the kitchen is the one place where you

Capitol Hill Smear Campaign Against Cannabis Stymies Federal Adoption of Marijuana Legalization

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Hypocrisy on Capitol Hill could mean imminent danger for the continued legalization of marijuana in the United States.               According to Forbes.com, the Trump administration has assembled a team of federal agency leaders whose sole purpose is to railroad the continu

The Best Cannabis PreRolls you Can Enjoy In California

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When it comes to smoking cannabis, the canna enthusiasts cannot hide their admiration to the weed prerolls especially to those who can’t roll their own joint.The canna prerolls are easier to use, they are ready to be smoked, already prepackaged and can easily be shared among cannabis smokers. They are the best cannabis package to carry, the s

The Best Places To get Your Cannabis Clones If You Are In Colorado

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If you are a lover of cannabis, the biggest dream one has, is having his own garden of marijuana. Thanks to the many advancements in growing the different strains of cannabis this should no longer be just a dream but instead you can make it a reality.If you are in Colorado, you can get your own personal weed farm in your homestead. You have the abi

The Top 5 Cannabis Politicians Who Made History

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When it comes to drugs, you almost certainly always know how people react; especially the politicians in regards to the law. But when it comes to cannabis as a drug, even the most hardened politicians may end up looking for cover and want to look uptight and robust. No politicians ever want to be labeled as being “soft on drugs.”The wor

The 7 Most Effective Transdermal Cannabis on The Market Today

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For a long time, most cannabis consumers have only known smoking, vaping, and edibles to be the only ways of getting the herb into the system. But say hello to the new transdermal patches which offer immediate infusion into the consumer’s bloodstream. Transdermal cannabis patches may very well be the most effective and convenient quick option

States Where Weed is Legal in 2018

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In 2018, more states have legalized medical and recreational cannabis. In fact, there are a total of 30 states in the U.S. that have some form of legal access to cannabis. Currently, only eight of those 30 states allow recreational cannabis but, that number is expected to continue to grow.Cannabis wasn't always illegal in America. 1937 was the begi

Medican Enterprises Inc (MDCN:OTC) Acquires A 35% Equity Stake in Jamaica Earth Therapeutics Limited

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Medican Enterprises inc. (MDCN:OTC) is pleased to announce that, pursuant to a press release issued last week, it has acquired a 35% equity stake in Jamaica Earth Therapeutics Limited (“JET”)JET (https://www.jamaicaearth.com) was one of the first companies to be issued a processing licensing issued by the Cannabis Licensing Au

What Are Moon Rocks And How To Make Them?

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As weed quickly becomes mainstream, innovative new products are cropping up all the time. But there is one otherworldly new product in particular that is on the lips of cannabis fanatics around the world. Say hello to Moon Rocks, or cannabis caviar, as it is often referred to. What are Moon Rocks?This delicacy of the weed world

10 Best High CBD / Low THC Strains of Marijuana

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Have you ever wondered why there's a need for high CBD strains? Are you familiar with how CBD can help many different medical conditions? High CBD strains of cannabis are becoming increasingly popular these days.The highest CBD strain today could have as much as an 18:1 or even 20:1 CBD to THC ratio. What would low THC weed work

Medican Enterprises Inc. (MDCN:OTC) Buys Farmland in South Haven, Michigan

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Medican Enterprises Inc. (MDCN:OTC) is pleased to announce that it has bought 60 acres of farmland in Geneva Township, South Haven, Michigan.The exact address is 68811 Co Road 384, South Haven, Michigan, 49090 with a parcel number of 80-09-019-017-00. Click for Google Maps Satellite: https://goo.gl/maps/ZYzZ9aTSmkz Ken Williams, CEO

Adopt These 5 Practices to Use the Cannabis Topicals

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Currently, there are many more ways of actually enjoying the benefits of CBD and THC without necessarily having to consume cannabis. It is crucial to note that not everyone who consumes the herb always does so for the fun of it. Different people consume marijuana for various reasons. To most, it is for recreational purposes, but other peo

Future is Now - Home Delivery of Marijuana Gaining Acceptance Nationwide

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Technology is increasing at an incredible rate. With mobile phone apps, the shopping opportunities as a consumer are endless. Amazon Prime enables its customers to receive shipped items within one day and, at times, same day delivery at no extra cost. The desire for instant gratification by Americans is alluring to the marijuana industry. &nbs

Buying Weed Online in Toronto, Ontario

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There are many things that have put the city of Toronto on the map: mayor Rob Ford’s crack scandal, its booming financial hub and film industry, the 6ix God. Most notably to pot enthusiasts, however, it is the home of one of the greatest cannabis cultures in the world, in turn making it one of the best cities for marijuana smokers! Onlin

Wild Price Swings on Listed Cannabis Company Tilray

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Tilray, the NASDAQ listed cannabis company has had a wild week on the stock exchange. It reached all-time highs of $300, which is very impressive if you consider that it had its IPO 2 months ago at the price of just $17. Investors who got in early on the stock must have been all smiles, but the highs did not hold. The stock dipped dr

South African Constitutional Court Rules, Cannabis is a Private Matter

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A decision by the Constitutional Court of South Africa legalizing private cannabis consumption has been greeted with elation and celebrations. The Constitutional Court unanimously ruled that a person has the right to privacy and that includes growing and consuming their own weed. A lot of people have pointed to the decision as an exa

What Is A Weed Tolerance Break And How To Take It: 10 Tips That Really Work!

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Do you remember the first time you smoked weed? Although stoners are not well-known for their impeccable memories, most of us can remember the first time we got high. A few small hits and you were probably laughing uncontrollably and satisfying an unending urge for sugar-coated treats.But now you have a few years’ of smoking experience behind

Teen Vaping of Marijuana on the Rise; Cause for Concern or Misdirected Hype?

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A recent survey published in USA Today indicates that 1 in 11 teens has vaped marijuana using electronic cigarettes. Reporting on a 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey published in JAMA Pediatrics in which 20,000 middle and high school students were polled, 8.9% of the teens reported personal usage of cannabis via vaping. &n

Coca Cola Could be Entering Cannabis Industry Soon

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The world's biggest beverage company, Coca Cola, is considering entering the cannabis market. The company is on the lookout for a partner to produce cannabis infused beverages with. Word on the street is that Canadian company Aurora Cannabis is a front runner and are already in talks with Coca Cola. Aurora shares rose by 23% on

Why Does Edible Marijuana Increase Appetite?

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People who eat marijuana edibles usually experience an increase in appetite. And while it’s been established that this not something that’s borne out of imagination or “high-ness” (though it indeed is a side effect of pot), most of us aren’t sure why this happens. Neuroscientists also seemed fascinated by this phenomen

Cannabis and the Stock Market; A Marriage Resulting in Tremendous Potential

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The economic collapse originating in the United States in 2008 and spreading like an infection worldwide over the subsequent years was an eye-watering experience for millions as they watched their lifelong savings and investments crumble due to gluttonous big bankers.             &nbs

How Does Edible Marijuana Work for Pain?

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Edible marijuana has gone through so many changes in the recent years. What used to be cannabis goods carelessly made at home have now been replaced with diverse products that are regulated and proven to treat a wide range of medical conditions. These days, we’re seeing medical marijuana that helps in treating many medical issu

What are Feminized Seeds

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What are Feminized Seeds?Feminized cannabis seeds are bred to carry no male chromosomes, thus ensuring that every plant grown up from them will flower as a female and be able to produce the crop of resinous buds sought by most growers. Feminized marijuana seeds are seeds that only produce female marijuana plants.

What are CBD Products?

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The cannabis plant contains more than 100 different chemical compounds known as cannabinoids, which gather with the body's endocannabinoid system in ways that researchers are still working so as to near understanding.CBD comes from one of two related forms of the cannabis plant: marijuana and hemp. The main difference betwe

What is Hybrid Weed?

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Hybrid weed is defused by two different types of cannabis like, sativa and Indica. The Hybridweed provided by balanced combination of indica and sativa. Usually hybrid weed used for increasing starvation,  for changing the mood, and active creativity. A hybrid strain&nb

What Are Auto Flowering Seeds?

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Auto Flowering Seeds?Auto flowering seeds evolved in northern Eurasia, so they are very robust. They are combo of a strain known as Cannabis Ruderalis, and it developed in central Russia where situations are harsh. The plant didn’t have the power to wait for the hot climate that Sativa and Indica enjoy, so instea

What Is Hash Weed ?

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Hash is a drug which is made from cannabis weed. At the beginning of the 20th century, the popularity of Hashish in Europe came from Kashmir, Afghanistan , and many  parts of India, as well as Greece, Syria, Nepal, Lebanon, and turkey. It is taken by smoking with a small piece of a pipe, bong vaporizer or joint, or a v

An Insider Look at the Cannabis Industry With INDIVA Ltd. Master Grower Pete Young

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Cannabis has seen its “reefer madness” stigma shed with aplomb as recreational legalization set to finally succeed later this month. The path to cannabis legalization has been walked, but now its continued direction must be chosen. There are many decision and choices to be weighed as the industry gets set to truly make its mark.It&rsquo

Weed Etiquette: 10 Rules for Smoking Weed You Absolutely Need to Know

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If you're going to smoke weed, there are some specific rules you should know. These aren't rules like you have in school. These rules are codes of conduct adopted by everyone who smokes weed. The only thing worse than not knowing these rules it's not using them.In certain circumstances not applying the golden rules of smoking weed can get you kicke

What Canadian Can Learn from California on Cannabis Legalization

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Dear Canada:You’re in for a wild ride.It’s been 10 months since recreational marijuana became legal in California, and my email inbox here in San Francisco fills up every week with companies offering new products.There’s cannabis roll-on pain reliever, sparkling water infused with marijuana, cannabis for p

What Is Weed Tolerance and How To Lower It?

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What is Weed Tolerance?What is marijuana tolerance? What difficulties can it cause? Have you ever wondered or been asked these questions? If you're concerned about developing a tolerance to weed, you may need to take steps to lower your tolerance. Building a tolerance to marijuana can and does happen.Developing a tolerance to marijuana usually

PUERTO RICO’S MMJ BUSINESSES BOUNCING BACK ONE YEAR AFTER STORM

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A year ago Puerto Rico’s medical marijuana market, along with much of the island’s infrastructure, suffered crippling and lasting blows from Hurrican Maria.Whole crops, entire grow operations, and other cannabis business were lost. Industry watchers said that medical marijuana had to start almost from zero, with the short supply leading

CELL PHONE STUDIES SHOW CANNABIS EFFECTIVE IN TREATING HOST OF ILLNESSES

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Two new studies from the University of New Mexico show cannabis is effective in treating a host of different ailments including insomnia and depression, with a minimal amount of negative side effects.Though these findings may confirm some commonly held beliefs about medical marijuana, the studies may potentially have a big impact. Medical cannabis

CANADA UNIVERSITY MAKES SAFE SPACE FOR STONED AND DRUNK STUDENTS

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In light of weed being just over a month away from full legalization in Canada, one university is taking an understanding tact to students who might overindulge.The University of Calgary opened what it called a Post Alcohol Support Space (PASS) in January, but it has just announced that it will also make its space available to students who are too

LA WEED CRACKDOWN HAS CHARGED MORE THAN 500 THIS SUMMER

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It turns out that Los Angeles has taken regulated cannabis pretty seriously this year. Last January saw the implementation of legalized recreational cannabis in California, and a whole host of new laws to govern the weed trade along with it.According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles city attorney’s office has charg

THE COCA-COLA OF CANNABIS MAY JUST BE BE COCA-COLA

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For years now, as cannabis has been slipping more and more into the mainstream, the question on the lips of many has been, “Who’s going to be the Coca-Cola of cannabis?” Well, it looks like the answer to that question might be as predictable and soul-crushing as you could imagine.Multiple sources involved with the Coca-Cola Co. in

20% OF CALIFORNIA CANNABIS HAS FAILED LAB TESTS SINCE JULY 1

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Since California began its new testing protocol on all cannabis products in July, nearly 20% have failed to pass muster, according to a report from the Denver Post. While some blame sloppy cannabis growers and manufacturers, others say the testing regulations and facilities themselves are sloppy and inconsistent.Of the 10,695 product batches t

AWESOME VIDEO PROVES WHY CANADIAN WEED SYSTEM IS WAY BETTER THAN USA’S

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The weed world found a new hero this week in the form of “Bong John Wick,” the pot shop employee who fought off would-be robbers armed only with a bong in a videothat has since gone viral.The video is a sight to behold. Three men enter a dispensary and begin to attack the employees by spraying them with a can of bear mace and screa

EXTRACTS ARE “HOTTEST PRODUCT CATEGORY,” ACCORDING TO CANNABIS REPORT

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Weed extracts are the business to be in, according to a new report from leading cannabis research company Arcview Market Research in conjunction with BDS Analytics.Extracts are the fastest growing sector of the cannabis market, according to the report, nearly tripling its market share compared to three years ago, and set to equal the sale

U.S. HAS TO IMPORT CANADIAN EXTRACTS FOR ITS RESEARCH

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In what is thought to be an unprecedented move, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has approved the importation of cannabis extracts from Canada for the purposes of a research study.The University of California San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research will be allowed to import capsules of CBD and THC extracts for the

SOUTH AFRICA LEGALIZES PRIVATE CANNABIS USE

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The highest court in South Africa has legalized the use of cannabis in private places. While the move has been received warmly by some, the landmark ruling disagrees with the attitude of many government officials.The court also voted unanimously to allow cannabis cultivation for private use. Pro-weed advocates chanted in the public gallery “W

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IN HOT WATER OVER GETTING LOBSTERS HIGH

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A seafood restaurant in Maine is under investigation for using cannabis in attempt to sedate the creatures before boiling them alive.When interviewed earlier this month about the practice, Charlotte Gill, owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor explained her philosophy. “I feel bad that when lobsters come here t

U.S. CANNABIS ARRESTS UP FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

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Cannabis arrests have risen for the second year in a row, according to data released by the FBI. Police made 659,700 total arrests for cannabis-related crimes, roughly 90% of which were for simple possession. The crime statistics from 2017, just like the ones from 2016, show that the police are making more arrests for cannabis crimes than they ar

DEA MAKES HISTORIC DECISION TO RESCHEDULE SOME CBD MEDICINE

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In a landmark decision, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday that it will reschedule some medicines containing CBD, as reported by Business Insider.As it has been 46 years since the DEA has so much as budged on its stance toward the federal legalization of cannabis, the ruling is somewhat of a surprise. What’s

NEW LAW AIMS TO LEVEL CANNABIS BUSINESS PLAYING FIELD IN CALIFORNIA

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California is trying to make major strides toward evening the playing field of the cannabis industry. Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill last week that will give assistance to people who have been affected negatively by the drug war and poverty.The California Cannabis Equity Act will essentially prioritize people who might otherwise be at a disadva

THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY IS GETTING A PEPSI CHALLENGE

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Here’s a quick look at the dystopian future of cannabis: most people get their weed at Walmart, and they choose between Coca-Cola weed and Pepsi weed.Only weeks after reports that Coca-Cola was thinking about getting into the cannabis game, PepsiCo has disclosed that it is also becoming affected by its own reefer madness.On Tuesday PepsiCo Ch

YOU CAN FLY OUT OF LAX WITH WEED NOW

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Some stoners get nervous before they travel and do that whole check-all-your-pockets-and-all-your-bags-for-every-last-sign-of-shake routine. But all that may not be necessary any longer when flying out of the Los Angeles International Airport.It turns out LAX doesn’t give a care whether you’re bringing weed to the airport, so long as yo

WEED IS GOING INTO SPACE – WILL IT MEET THE SYMBIOTE?

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Well, why not? There’s enough eccentric stoned billionaires out there that you would think somebody else would have thought of it by now. Like, maybe that one billionaire asshole who likes space and kind of likes weed?But no–space is still mostly virgin territory for Maryjane. For now. But a couple of well-funded jokers are tr

SOME CANADIAN COPS CAN LEGALLY SMOKE WEED, BUT SOME ARE OUT OF LUCK

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When cannabis goes full legal in Canada next week, some of the country’s police will get a full reprieve to smoke weed to their heart’s content while off duty. But others will not be so lucky.The determining factor is location. As the country has prepared to implement its nationwide legal recreational program, many cities and provinces

NEW TECH TESTS FINGERPRINTS FOR THC WITH 99% ACCURACY

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Watch where you put those fingers of yours. A new technology developed in Britain makes it possible to detect THC in your body with 99% accuracy, according to a studypublished in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology.Some coroners over in jolly old England have apparently been testing their bodies using the new technology, and the results are p

22 YEAR VETERAN FIRED FROM MILITARY SCHOOL FOR USING EXTRACTS TO TREAT CANCER

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No respect. A Vietnam veteran with an impressive military and academic career was fired from his position at the Air Force Special Operations School for using CBD oil to treat his cancer.Not only did Capt. Henry Cobbs use CBD to treat his cancer, but he claims he actually cured it. Cobbs was diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2015, an

SIGN CHANGED TO “HOLLYWEED” TO RING IN NEW YEAR

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Though cannabis doesn’t go full legal for another year, an as-yet anonymous Angelino has jumped the gun (and some security fences) to retouch one of the city’s most famous landmarks. The Associated Press reports that sometime between midnight and 2 AM on the morning of New Year’s Day, an unknown suspect dressed all in bl

PATRICK STEWART USES MEDICAL CANNABIS AND SO SHOULD PROFESSOR X

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Few more powerful cases for medical marijuana could be made than by Professor X.In the new X-Men film Logan, ultimate mutant Charles Xavier, now more than 90 years old, suffers severe seizures. Since he has the most powerful mind in the world (so powerful the government has classified it as a Weapon of Mass Destruction) these seizures do much

STEPHEN JACKSON IS LATEST NBA PLAYER TO ADVOCATE GETTING HIGH

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Former NBA player Stephen Jackson seems to be enjoying his retirement, which consists at least partly of kicking back on podcasts and telling semi-famous actors how high he was during his games.Jackson confessed recently on actor Michael Rapaport’s I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast(we heard about it at Bleacher) that he was so

HOW COME THERE’S NO WEED ALLOWED IN COACHELLA?

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Here’s a paradox for you. One of the biggest music festivals in America begins in just a couple of weeks (the kind of thing where thousands of people are obviously going to want to smoke weed at) and it’s in a state that has legalized the recreational use of weed. But you’re not allowed to smoke weed or bring weed in this festival

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALLY THREATENS TO KILL DRUG DEALERS

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When President Donald Trump announced this week that the Department of Justice was going to seek the death penalty in some drug trafficking offenses, people might have thought he was just blowing off some steam. He’s having a stressful week after all.At a rally earlier this month, that dude Trump mused out loud about poten

COLORADO ADOPTS UNIVERSAL SYMBOL FOR CANNABIS PACKAGING

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Colorado has settled on a universal symbol for cannabis packaging which will go into effect next year. The THC diamond, which has been adopted in other territories including Canada will be the symbol of choice, according to a press release put out by the Colorado Department of Revenue on March 12.The diamond is very similar to what the st

THIS PLANE IS MADE OUT OF, AND RUNS ON, CANNABIS

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Ingenious new technology has created a brand new way cannabis can get you lifted. The only catch? Only five people in the whole world can do it at the same time, and it probably costs something like thousands of dollars.But if you have a ridiculously large interest in either cannabis or aviation, and you got some extra coin, than it might be worth

KINDERGARTENER ALLOWED TO BRING THC OIL TO SCHOOL, MAKING HISTORY

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It’s not hard to figure out who the coolest kid in kindergarten will be this year. Brooke Adams, who is all of 5, is the first student in California history who can legally bring medical marijuana with her to school, according to NBC Bay Area.It’s a big moment for the state and the nation, but even bigger one for the Adams family (

CANADIANS IN WEED INDUSTRY FEAR LIFETIME U.S. BANS FROM BORDER GUARDS

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Depending on where an American travels in Canada, it can barely feel like another country. Alaska, Hawaii, or Alabama are more of a culture shock to your average American than Vancouver or Toronto. So it may feel peculiar to Canadians that they can receive a lifetime ban from the United States without even breaking a law.But apparently, they can. I

WIDOW DENIED HALF OF HUSBAND’S WORKERS’ COMP B/C OF LEGAL WEED USE

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The widow of a man crushed to death under a ski elevator has been denied half her workers’ compensation death benefits on the basis of her his legal cannabis use, as reported by the Associated Press.In Colorado, the law states that workers compensation agencies may slash benefits by up to 50% if the worker tests positive for any controll

WEED FESTIVAL GETS IN TROUBLE FOR HAVING WEED

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Mo regulations, mo problems. As cannabis laws have gotten more sophisticated and complex in recent years, there has been the dawning of a new phenomenon: weedless weed fests. These are heavily-publicized events, often with popular or popular music performers, that are sold on the idea of celebrating all things cannabis, but which doesn’t tech

BLOW TO CALIFORNIA BUD AS TERP TOWN FARM GOES UP IN SMOKE

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Some of California’s leading legal cannabis producers were hit hard Monday when a fire raged through several greenhouses at a cultivation facility in Monterey County. Dubbed “Terp Town,” the grow site produced cannabis for some of the best known-names in West Coast bud including the ubiquitous award-winning Loud Pack and DNA Genet

POLITICAL PARTIES FIGHT OVER WHOSE MMJ BILL IS BETTER IN NEW ZEALAND

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In the United States, we’re used to cannabis being a partisan issue. More Republican voters support medical marijuana than oppose it, but that is not always reflected by the actions their elected officials, who support fewer pro-cannabis than their Democrat counterparts and even sometimes wage war on legal weed.But in New Zealand, they h

UK TO LEGALIZE CANNABIS-DERIVED MEDICINES

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It looks as if 2018 will go down as a landmark year in cannabis regulation. Following what was the opening of the biggest legal weed market in the world in California, and coming just a couple of months before Canada begins its nationwide legal marijuana program, the United Kingdom has announced that it will reschedule some cannabis-derived medicin

CALIFORNIA FIRES CONTINUE TO DISRUPT CANNABIS PRODUCTION AS THEY HIT ALIEN LABS

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The devastating Carr Fire continues to tear through central California. Since the fire began on Monday, it has claimed 5 lives and nearly 90,000 acres, and is only 5% contained as of Sunday, according to CNN.The fire has had a serious impact on area businesses, not least of all the flourishing cannabis trade. Last week the Terp Town culti

CANNABIS OIL COMPANY TO SPONSOR MAJOR SCOTTISH FOOTBALL CLUB

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A strange new landmark in the mainstreaming of medical cannabis is upon us as the first major sports team (to our knowledge) has accepted sponsorship from a cannabis company.After reaching a five-figure agreement, the stadium of the football club Hamilton Academical will now bear the name HopeCBD Stadium, as reported by RT. The new monike

CHINA IS MAD AT CANADA OVER THEIR WEED

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It looks like the United States isn’t the only country getting pissy over Canada’s prodigious weed production. Apparently, the Chinese government is none too happy with Canada, blaming them for what they consider a weed problem at home.That’s according to Forbes, which also reports that China’s gripe may be ju

CBD OIL OFFERS HOPE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER TREATMENT

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Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst outcomes of any cancer, with survival rates hardly fluctuating in the last four decades. But researchers in the United Kingdom have found promising results from a study on cancerous mice.In a research study at Queens Mary University, mice suffering pancreatic cancer were given cannabidiol (CBD) oil in combinat

THC MAY ALSO BE GOOD AT TREATING CHILDHOOD EPILEPSY, STUDY FINDS

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When it comes to medical cannabis, especially the kind used to treat epilepsy, CBD really steals the show. CBD is such a popular cannabinoid in the medical arena that “cannabis oil” and “CBD oil” are used interchangeably by some people and even some publications.But THC has a lot to offer medically too. It may kill brai

YOU DON’T EVEN NEED CANNABIS TO MAKE ORGANIC CBD ANYMORE

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Eat that, D.O.J. This CBD ain’t on no controlled substances list. It’s legal. And nobody even had to make some horrible hyper-crazed synthetic cannabis concoction to do it. Those of you with a little bit of weed science schooling won’t be shocked to hear that cannabidiol (CBD) occurs in nature outside of the ca

HEARTLESS PIGS JAIL GRANDMA, 80, FOR EXPIRED MMJ CARD

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An 80-year-old grandmother was jailed for possession of less than an eighth of cannabis after sheriffs deputies in Michigan found that her medical marijuana recommendation card had expired. Unfortunately, it gets even more stupid.Delores Saltzman had never been in jail before, but deputies not only saw fit to jail her for her possession with an exp

METHOD MAN IS GOING TO SARAH PALIN’S HOMETOWN FOR ALASKA CANNABIS CUP

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We’ve got our fingers crossed that Sarah Palin shows up at her local golf course this weekend. The former Alaska governor lives in Wasilla, the very same town which will be home to this year’s Cannabis Cup Alaska, held at the Settlers Bay Golf Course.If she does stop by, she will meet a whole host of 420-friendly sights and sounds. The

4 INNOVATIONS IN CANNABIS PACKAGING

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As legal cannabis markets surge across the United States, there are also a whole host of related businesses which are taking off with it. One of the biggest of these is cannabis packaging.Weed packaging regulations can change state-by-state and year-by-year. And in the fast-evolving market, consumer tastes are changing rapidly too. All this adds up

LOCAL PROHIBITION MAY BE SLOWING CALIFORNIA CANNABIS MARKET

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California will have roughly $3.7 billion in legal cannabis sales in 2018, according to a new report from ArcView/BDS Analytics. But that is practically chump change compared to the $9.2 billion total that consumers will spend on weed in the white and black markets combined.Another interesting part of the study reveals what could be a big

TWO CALI CANNABIS BRANDS RECALL PRODUCT AMID CONCERN OVER LAB STANDARDS

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Two cannabis businesses in California have recalled their products from stores after receiving negative results from their testing facility. These are the first recalls that have been implemented since new cannabis testing regulations were introduced to the state on July 1.In late July, The Bloom Brand recalled its oil cartridges after a lab test s

HOW ONE CANNABIS COMPANY MAINTAINS PRICES WHILE INDUSTRY AVERAGE FALLS

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America’s marijuana industry is growing at a massive pace, with all the newly legalized states getting their recreational operations up and running, and it’s understandable that the average price per pound has been falling. However, Honest Marijuana Company has been able to maintain their price per pound at $2K—almost unheard for

PORTUGAL JOINS OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN LEGALIZING MMJ

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On Friday Portugal’s parliament voted to legalize medical marijuana products, meaning the country will likely soon join the ranks of several other European countries.Support in parliament was overwhelmingly approving of the measure, and it now awaits only the signature of President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza before it is passed into law, as repo

WORLD LOOKS TO CANADA AS UN LOOKS AT INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS LAWS

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When Canada legalizes cannabis later this summer, it won’t just be a big deal for hoser stoners; the move could have global impact. While the substance is already legal in Uruguay, Canada will be the first G-20 country and perceived global power to permit its recreational sales and use.Researchers from other countries all over the world have

AMERICAN SUPPORT FOR CANNABIS LEGALIZATION AT ALL TIME HIGH

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Could it be Canadian envy that’s got Americans a little more 420-friendly? American support for cannabis legalization has increased 5% since January to 63%, the highest yet recorded in human history, or at least in the authoritative Quinnipiac University Poll. In January weed legalization support was at 58%. 33% opposed it in t

CANADA OFFICIALLY PASSES CANNABIS LEGALIZATION IN SENATE VOTE

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The Canadian Senate has officially given the go ahead for cannabis legalization in a 52-29 vote Tuesday.According to reports from the BBC, a start date for legal sales is expected to be announced after something called Royal Assent (which unfortunately does not mean that the Queen of England has to bless the new law, only some Govern

“WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE JOINT” SOLD FOR $4K IN LA AUCTION

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What has been called “The World’s Most Expensive Joint” was sold last week at in auction in downtown Los Angeles for $4,000. Though that might sound like a colossally dumb way to spend money, there are actually at least three reasons why it wasn’t:It was rolled by WeaversDudes are like the Picasso of rolling jays. World

SUPERDOG SNIFFS OUT $10 M WORTH OF CANNABIS IN ONE NIGHT

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McGruff ain’t got shit on this dog. A major cannabis bust went down in Chi-Town last week, so big they might try to pin a medal on the law enforcement agent responsible, if it weren’t for the fact that he doesn’t wear clothes.As reported by CBS Chicago, much of the credit for the takedown goes to a certain dog named Jayda.&nb

FDA APPROVES CANNABIS-DERIVED PHARMACEUTICAL EPIDIOLEX

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Amid a nationwide questioning of restrictive federal cannabis laws a federal agency, the Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-derived pharmaceutical Monday. The drug, Epidiolex, can be prescribed to treat two rare forms of epilepsy (Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes) which develop in childhood, but as the Associated Press reports, the

MERICAN SUPPORT FOR CANNABIS LEGALIZATION AT ALL TIME HIGH

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Could it be Canadian envy that’s got Americans a little more 420-friendly? American support for cannabis legalization has increased 5% since January to 63%, the highest yet recorded in human history, or at least in the authoritative Quinnipiac University Poll. In January weed legalization support was at 58%. 33% opposed it in t

RESEARCH ON ULTRASONIC BLASTING SHOWS POSITIVE RESULTS FOR EXTRACTS

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If you’re still trying to figure out what you want to do when you grow up, we have a suggestion for you. Be a Hungarian scientist. ‘Cuz they do Dab Research.A research study published earlier this year consisted of blasting cannabis sativa with “ultrasonication” in an effort to extract cannabinoids, as well as othe

NEW HIGH TIMES FAST FOOD POINT SYSTEM RANKS TACO BELL THE BEST MUNCHIES IN THE LAND

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As cannabis legalization spreads like wildfire across North America, all those tired stoner stereotypes have been breaking down. Now there are high-functioning stoners, rich stoners, queer stoners, conservative stoners, religious stoners, and every other variety under the sun. But the unfortunate truth is that some stereotypes hold true in the ston

ARIZONA APPEALS COURT BANS EXTRACTS IN EVIL WEED TRIAL

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Cannabis extracts are now illegal in the state of Arizona after a ruling last week from the state’s Court of Appeals. The state has a legal medical marijuana program in place, and no laws on the books whatsoever which state that cannabis is less legal just because it has been turned into hash.But the court pointed out that there’s also

LAGUNITAS TO RELEASE A THC-FILLED BEER THAT’S NOT REALLY BEER

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Lagunitas will soon become the first big name brewery to dive head first into the cannabis market. On Tuesday, the company put out a press release announcing their upcoming new beverage Hi-Fi Hops. Unlike many cannabis-branded beers that have come before, Hi-Fi will have real live THC (one variety comes with 10 mg, another with 5 mg of TH

“HISTORIC LOWS FOR RETAIL CANNABIS” AS CALIFORNIA DUMPS NON-COMPLIANT PRODUCT

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It’s Christmas in June for California’s cannabis users or, if you prefer, Purge Day for Weed. According to the SF Chronicle, as much as half a billion dollars worth of weed will have to be destroyed come July 1, and distributors are shrinking prices as fast as they can before that happens because, hey, two cents a gram is bett

AUSTRALIA MOVING TO RE-CRIMINALIZE CANNABIS POSSESSION

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To look at places like Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., the world seems like it’s moving toward cannabis tolerance. But just remember that down under, the toilets flush the other way.And in the realm of cannabis legalization, the Australian government is flushing in the surprising direction of increased penalties for cannabis possession, i

MASSACHUSETTS GETS FIRST RECREATIONAL CANNABIS LICENSE

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Just in time to commemorate the birth of our nation, the state which was home to many American revolutionaries is having another Boston Tea Party. [Editor’s note: readers won’t get that dumb joke unless they know that hippies used to call marijuana “tea” back in the day].On Monday, the state of Massachusetts has ag

HAPPY 7/10 FESTIVAL FROM DABS MAGAZINE!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for you wax connoisseurs and dabaholics. Here at Dabs Magazine, we’re having a very merry Oil Day and have extracted for you the very most notable of news in the cannabis concentrate world.Chalice Festival PostponedAs many of you already know, one of the highlights of the 7/10 season will not be

WELL-KNOWN MMJ ADVOCATE SAYS EXTRACTS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL

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Here’s a weird one. What do you do with a famous advocate for medical marijuana who also thinks that cannabis concentrates should be illegal.Dr. Rav Ivker has got some pretty real street cred in the medical marijuana field. He published the book Cannabis for Chronic Pain, which is like a real serious book from a major publisher that argu

GOV. PUTS INSANE LIMIT ON EXTRACT POTENCY AFTER VOTERS APPROVE MMJ

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Weeks after the people of Oklahoma voted in a new medical marijuana legalization measure, the state’s government has added several restrictions including one that would severely limit the potency levels of both cannabis flowers and concentrates.A set of emergency rules released by the governor’s office read in part, “Med

SUSPECT KILLED IN POLICE BULLDOZER CHASE OVER 10 WEED PLANTS

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Officials with National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) are expressing outrage over the death of a suspect in a cannabis-related crime during a police chase. Gregory Longenecker, 51, was killed after being hunted by Pennsylvania State Police in a commandeered bulldozer.What makes it even more outrageous is that Longenecker was

A Marijuana Stock is Now Trading On NASDAQ

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CronosGroup Inc. became the first stock in the marijuana industry to trade on the NASDAQ on Tuesday, marking a major milestone for a sector of the market that the Trump Administration has unilaterally condemned. This listing could mark the beginning of a rush into this industry from investors who have been waiting on the sidelines for the past few

How to Avoid Marijuana Stock Scams

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The fledgling marijuana industry is still in its infancy, and this means there are huge opportunities for investors to get in on the ground floor of a sector that is likely to mushroom exponentially in the near future. Unfortunately, not all of the opportunities that come with this projected growth are legitimate. Investors need to know what t

This Could Be the Single Most Profitable Stock in the Marijuana Sector

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The fledgling marijuana industry is still in its infancy, and that means that there are great investment opportunities for investors who are willing to take risks and endure the volatility of an emerging market. And with the growth and development of this industry will come the inevitable mergers, consolidations and failures that are typical of any

Two Key Metrics That You Should Know Before Buying a Marijuana Stock

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The marijuana industry has experienced record levels of growth throughout 2016 and 2017. Many investors have jumped onto the bandwagon and reaped enormous profits within short periods of time, although there have been many losers in this sector as well. Many experts are predicting that annual marijuana sales will grow to at least $20 billion by 202

The Marijuana Market: Then and Now

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Over the past few years, the cannabis industry has grown exponentially with no end in sight. This has led to a great deal of interest from investors who are looking to cash in big on this growing trend. And while this market is fraught with many types of risk, not the least of which is from hucksters and companies that are representing themselves d

MedMen - The First Marijuana Unicorn

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In the investment world, a “unicorn” is a small start-up company that grows to be worth at least a billion dollars. The term denotes a company that is very rare because of its stellar rate of growth from inception. Unicorn stocks often provide the majority of returns for investors and venture capitalists. And now, the marijuana industry

Recent Study Shows No Link Between Cannabis Use and Kidney Disease

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The cannabis industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds as both legal restrictions and negative public sentiment about the drug slowly recede. A 1995 survey by Gallup revealed that only 25% of respondents approved the use of marijuana in 1995, while another study conducted in 2017 showed an approval rating of 64%. Cannabis research firm ArcView

The Growth of Equity Crowdfunding in the Cannabis Industry

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The cannabis industry is still in its infancy, which means that there are a great many startup companies out there that are hungry for funding from any source that they can get it. But many cannabis companies are simply too small, or too new to attract the attention of venture capitalists. These companies may have innovative ideas, produc

Legislative Bill to Legalize Hemp Now on the Table

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To the great delight of the cannabis industry and users of marijuana everywhere, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced that he will soon file a bill for approval in Congress that will legalize the use of hemp for industrial purposes. At a press conference with Kentucky’s agricultural commissioner, McConnell stated,

Cannabis and Autism

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An enormous discovery in a scientific study completely unrelated to autism has led a group of researchers in Israel to start conducting open clinical trials that use whole plant cannabis in order to treat autism spectrum disorders. Bonni Goldstein, M.D., who is the resident expert for the website Marijuana.com and a publish

Major Pharmaceutical Company to Partner with Domestic Cannabis Producer

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There has been a major development in the cannabis industry recently. Tilray, an affiliate of Privateer Holdings and a major producer of cannabis in the United States has announced that it is partnering with Sandoz Canada, an affiliate of Sandoz International. The parent company constitutes a division of Novartis Group which produces generic pharma

Two Cannabis Studies Draw the Same Conclusion

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Cannabis has shown itself to be a viable alternative to dangerous, addictive opioids and an effective painkiller in its own right in states that have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. But marijuana can do more than simply treat opioid addiction; it can actually reduce the number of opioid prescriptions that are dispensed by doctor

Cannabis can Relieve Every Type of Pain

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Cannabis has quickly become the drug of choice for those who suffer from some form of physical pain, especially in states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal use. There are three main categories of physical pain as classified in the medical community:Nociceptive painNeuropathic painCentral pain (there&rsqu

States Seek a Meeting with Jeff Sessions

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Under the Obama Administration, the government made history by allowing each state to determine the legality of marijuana for legal or recreational use. The administration inserted a clause in federal laws prohibiting the DEA from going after marijuana in states where it is legal. But this policy has been reversed by the Trump Administrat

Former NFL Player Delves into Cannabis Research

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The NFL made the statement near the end of July in 2017 that they would offer assistance to the NFL Player’s Association with research into the use of marijuana to relieve pain for injured players. This marks a major change in policy for the league, as the NFL has previously been adamantly against the players’ use of cannabis

Trump Extends Protections for Medicinal Marijuana Users

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President Trump signed a bill last Friday that prevents another government shutdown and extends the federal protection that was allocated to medicinal users of marijuana and their providers. Those in this category can breathe much easier knowing that the DEA or other law enforcement agency won’t be knocking on their doors. Trump said that the

IRS Blocks Creation of Nonprofit Cannabis Entities

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Since the beginning of 2018, the IRS has been quietly stonewalling the inception of nonprofit associations in the cannabis industry. More specifically, it has blocked the creation of qualified 501(c)6 entities. It has not revoked this status for associations that have already been established, but it will not permit new ones to form at this point.

Talk About Cannabis With Your Kids

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The explosive growth of the cannabis industry is largely due to society’s changing attitude towards the substance, which is proving itself to be quite valuable for medicinal purposes. However, cannabis also still damages the development of the brain in young people, and parents need to be aware of this possibility when setting boundaries with

California Drug Raids Highlight Lingering Problem

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When California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, it led to the creation of the largest licensed and regulated cannabis marketplace in the world. Unfortunately, this market has a long way to go before it will largely supplant the unlicensed and unregulated market that still exists in the state. A series of raids by federal agents near Sacra

Fake Urine May be Outlawed

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The rampant growth of opioid use and abuse in the U.S. combined with nine states legalizing recreational marijuana has created many problems for users who are required to pass drug tests on a regular basis. Many user have tried in times past to pass these tests by using someone else’s urine, drinking gallons of water or with the use of herbal

The Coming Age of Cannabis in Canada

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The nation of Canada is rapidly approaching a historic moment. In July of 2018, the government plans to legalize the use of marijuana nationwide for both medical and recreational use at the federal level. Canada will then become the first Group of 7 (G7) country to do this. The Trudeau administration has decided to end the prohibition of the substa

Marijuana Market on Pace to be Bigger than Liquor Market in Canada

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The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) recently released a report that shows that the marijuana market in Canada could soon outpace the liquor market. This report carries a great deal of weight with investors, as CIBC is one of Canada’s “Big Five” banks. The report issued by the bank is very bullish on marijuana stocks,

Medical Marijuana Bill Dies in Missouri Legislature

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Missouri lawmakers elected to table a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state two days before the end of the session. This move effectively puts the issue in the hands of Missouri voters in November. If the bill had passed, Missouri would have become the 30th state to legalize marijuana for medical use. Now other stat

Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Drug on Verge of Approval by the FDA

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Researchers are just beginning to explore all of the possible medicinal uses of marijuana. It has shown itself to be effective at treating a number of conditions ranging from PTSD and epilepsy and other neurological disorders to loss of sleep and appetite. Twenty-nine states plus the District of Columbia now allow for the use of

Female-Led Cannabis Companies

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March has been officially designated as Women’s History month, and March the 8th now marks International Women’s Day, where women will be celebrated and cherished around the globe. And now, women are starting to make their mark in the cannabis industry. Female “potrepreneurs” have forged ahead in a largely male-dominated ind

The Benefits of CBD

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Scientists are just now beginning to understand the myriad of benefits that CBD can provide. In states where it is now legal, CBD can be found in skin creams, gummy candies, waxes, oils, balms and other edibles. CBD is a cannabinoid, a distant relation to THC, the substance in cannabis with the psychoactive agent. Users of this compound claim

Smoking Pot Together May Help to Reduce Domestic Violence

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ther similar studies had centered exclusively on alcohol, and that this was both a potential cause and effect from acts of IPV.Study ResultsAfter the 9 years of marriage had elapsed, the study revealed several key discoveries. But the key conclusion of the study was that cannabis used lower the level of domestic violence. The study stated that &ldq

Another Major Breakthrough in Cannabis Research

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Those who are true believers in cannabis claim that it can fix almost anything, from sleeplessness to depression, neurological disorders and even diseases such as cancer. At this point, it's hard to tell what the drug can really do for people because there isn't enough research available to allow for definitive conclusions. But Sunrise Ge

Will Missouri Legalize Cannabis?

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Jim Neely, R-Cameron is sponsoring a bill that would allow for the medicinal use of marijuana in a smokeless form for terminally ill patients in the state of Missouri. His background in the healthcare field, coupled with the fact that his own daughter died of cancer led him to introduce the bill. “It's for people who are terminal to

The Political Response to Trump's Anti-Cannabis Stance

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When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the ban on the federal government that prohibited it from enforcing marijuana laws in states where it has become legal, the reaction by many politicians was vehement, even among Republicans. Many GOP leaders are facing a tough uphill battle for reelection this year, and this issue has become a majo

The Last Hash Bash?

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For the past 47 years, a marijuana rally has been held in Ann Arbor, Michigan where people come to ingest weed and advocate for legalization of cannabis. But this may be the last time that the “Hash Bash” happens, as voters are widely expected to legalize the drug for recreational use this November. This year’s bash was, therefore

Trump Promises Not to Touch Pot Programs in Cannabis Legal States

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The cannabis industry scored a major victory recently when Republican senator Cory Gardner-CO announced that President Trump had guaranteed that the federal government would not interfere with the marijuana markets in states where it is legal. Gardner was blocking federal nominees in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session&rsq

April 20 Means Big Business for Pot Retailers

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Many pot retailers have scrambled to stock their shelves in preparation for April 20, which is a sort of national holiday for cannabis users everywhere. Experts estimate that retailers could rake in over $1 billion from pot sales prior to and during the holiday. This date, which has long been held sacred by potheads as a day to band together in pub

How the Code Phrase "420" Got It's Name

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The number “420” has become synonymous with marijuana and is rapidly permeating American culture. But how did it achieve this distinction? The answer lies in the adventures of five teenaged boys, a member of the Coast Guard who went rogue, a lucky connection to the music group The Grateful Dead along with some weed. Potheads have used t

The Emotional Effects of Medical Cannabis Have Allowed it to Spread Nationwide

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The state of California first legalized cannabis for medicinal use almost 20 years ago. Since then, medical marijuana has spread to 29 states plus the District of Columbia, with nine of those states also allowing marijuana to be used for recreational purposes. Today the cannabis business has bloomed into a billion-dollar-a-year industry,

Many Employers are Dropping Cannabis Testing

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It is harder for employers to find good employees today than it has been in nearly 20 years. Factories, hotels, retailers, restaurants and other types of businesses are scrambling to maintain an adequate workforce and carry out their operations. This trend has led to a key change in policy for many employers: they no longer require their prospectiv

Breaking Down the Health Risks of Marijuana

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Proponents of marijuana use may claim that the drug is only minimally addictive, but the 2018 Global Drug Survey indicates otherwise. The survey contains detailed questions about the respondent’s drug use and was taken by over 130,000 people in over 40 countries around the world. And despite the fact that cannabis is considered to be one of t

Why Pot Prices are Plunging

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The marijuana industry has transformed itself from a backwards, fringe movement supported primarily by stoners and potheads into a profitable, mainstream sector that has enormous growth potential. In 1995, marijuana was illegal to use in any capacity in every state in the Union. Since then, nine states plus the District of Columbia have legalized p

Major Growth Ahead for Marijuana-Related Jobs

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The explosive growth in the legal cannabis industry means new companies, more venture capital coming in, and, of course, a lot of new jobs related to developing, growing, harvesting, marketing and selling cannabis-based drugs and products such as oils, waxes and edibles. One source has estimated that the number of jobs in the marijuana sector

Trade Your Wine for Weed

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If you’re a wine enthusiast, then you may want to consider trading your wine in for cannabis. The cannabis industry is planning to take on the beverage industry by storm, and Rabobank, one of the largest banks in Europe stated that many drinkers, especially women who watch their weight may switch from wine or beer to cannabis-infused beverage

Hot Marijuana Stocks for 2018

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The explosive growth of the marijuana industry is attracting a lot of investors these days. More and more potential buyers are eyeing this industry as a potential source of big profits within a relatively short period of time. The marijuana market is growing by an average of over 25% per year and is projected to be worth over $20 billion by 2021. B

Why the Price of Pot Could Drop Drastically

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The Canadian parliament will vote on June 7 to legalize the use of cannabis in Canada for recreational purposes, and it appears that this measure will clearly pass the legislature and be approved by Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister. Canada is therefore on pace to become the first developed country in the world to legalize the recreational use of

Why the Markets Shrugged off the Aurora Deal

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Marijuana cultivator Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) made headlines on Monday when it announced that it was buying out rival Medreleaf (NASDAQOTH: MEDFF) for over $2.5 billion. The deal came in the wake of a joint announcement by the two companies a week ago that they were exploring “various alternatives”. Up until now, the biggest t

Cannabis Mergers and Acquisitions

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There has been a spate of corporate deals hammered out in the wake of the coming legalization of cannabis in Canada. And the biggest deal by far has been Aurora’s purchase of rival Medreleaf for $2.3 billion in stock. This purchase makes Aurora the single largest company in the marijuana sector, larger than rival Canopy Growth Corporation. Th

Learn These Tips Before Buying California Cannabis Stocks

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Over $20 billion in revenue is expected to hit the state of California now that marijuana is legal for recreational use. This obviously means that there are huge opportunities for investors who are looking to get in on the ground floor of this fledgling industry. However, it also means that there are many stocks that will become worthless when they

Here's Why the Price of Pot Could Drop Drastically

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The Canadian parliament will vote on June 7 to legalize the use of cannabis in Canada for recreational purposes, and it appears that this measure will clearly pass the legislature and be approved by Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister. Canada is therefore on pace to become the first developed country in the world to legalize the recreational use of

Cheech And Chong Joke That “Pot’s Over” Now That Republicans Back It

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In what was weirdly not interpreted as a joke in a Newsweek article, the godfathers of cannabis culture Cheech and Chong have declared that “Pot’s over, man,” on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Their beef, their very much fake beef, is that weed can no longer be cool now that it’s legalized and even &

YouTube On A Crazy Anti-Cannabis Purge?

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It seems like too many to be a coincidence. Over the last few weeks, YouTube has deleted or locked a number of cannabis-related channels, and the marijuana community is asking why.  The noted weed-related YouTube users including famed cannabis horticulturist Jorge Cervantes, Vader OG, Greenbox Grown, and how-to channel GreenGenes Garden have a

Los Angeles, Alameda, and Riverside Leads California In Extract Licenses

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If you were looking for the hub of legal California extracts processing, you’d find it in Los Angeles and the bay area’s Alameda County, according to numbers from CalCannabis, a division of the Department of Agriculture which oversees cannabis cultivation licensing.The Department of Public Health has issued 711 cannabis manufacturing (e

Could This New Cannabis Cryptocurrency Save The Industry?

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Düber is not the first company to try launching a cannabis-centric cryptocurrency. Banking has always been a problem in the legal cannabis industry. Mainly because you can’t bank. Federal laws make it extremely hard to use banks or even credit cards if you’re in the industry, meaning many businesses have to do all ca

Did Weed Save Kevin Smith’s Life Or Almost Kill Him?

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If you tuned into Kevin Smith on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday then you probably heard the life-affirming anecdote about his heart attack. Indeed, Smith looked happy to be alive, bouncing on the couch as he told Colbert of his seemingly rather pleasant brush with death and medical treatment.One major feature of the story was the incred

California Might Have Found A Workaround For Its “Dry Towns”

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California peeps who like to smoke did a little touchdown dance at the the beginning of this year, when the state unleashed its recreational cannabis program. One big catch, though, is that a lot of Californians still can’t readily access legal marijuana. In fact, Leaflyreports that 75% of communities in California ban cannabis sales thr

Cannabis Could Outsell Liquor By 2020

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We hope Jose Cuervo and Johnny Walker have been saving for a rainy day, because it might start pouring down in a couple of years, pouring weed that is. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has released a report projecting that cannabis sales will overtake those of hard alcohol by 2020, according to The Globe and the Mail. Marijuana sa

No, Drug Dogs Will Not Be Killed If Weed Is Legalized

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It’s like Sophie’s Choice for stoner dog-lovers: keep weed illegal or kill hundreds of innocent dogs? The question was posed after several news outlets ran a story about the prospect of drug sniffing dogs in Illinois going out of work if the state legalizes recreational cannabis. As per The Week, Chad Larned, director of the Maron

World’s Biggest Bong Will Be 22 Feet Tall And Viewed For $4.20

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The eighth wonder of the world is coming to Las Vegas: the largest bong ever made by mankind. The 22 foot-tall sucker has to be shipped to Sin City from Seattle, and is made by an outlaw glass-blower who says the record-breaking work is a political statement.The bong will be featured at a new museum in Las Vegas, the Cannabition, an

Cannabis Ads May Increase Teen Use, Study Says

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Some people have feared that cannabis legalization might cause an increase in teen tokage, but it turns out that, for teen marijuana use, changes in public policy aren’t nearly as big as a factor as advertising. A study last year by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health actually showed that cannabis use among peeps aged 12 to 17 is actua

Nobody Knows Anything About The New U.S. Drug Czar

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A mystery has settled over Washington, D.C. The Office of National Drug Control Policy named its new director (a position commonly referred to as Drug Czar), and the new director is… some guy virtually nobody knows anything about. Jim Carroll was announced to the position of ONDCP deputy director on Friday, and will serve as acting director

Colorado Government Asks Its Stoners While They Like To Drive High

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With every other county, city, and state in the union changing marijuana laws every other day, and subjecting more than a hundred different populations to more than a hundred different cannabis regulatory systems, it’s always nice when a government decides to listen to its citizens for a minute about how they feel vis-a-vis weed laws.In Color

Virgina Gets Way More Permissive With Cannabis Oil Laws

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Virginia isn’t exactly the most swinging-est state when it comes to marijuana permissiveness. But what cannabis laws it does pass, it passes enthusiastically. In 2015, it passed a super-narrow medical cannabis bill that made it OK to possess CBD oil, but only for parents with epileptic children. The bill was very conservative, bordering on us

10,000 Vape Cartridges Seized In Interstate Bust

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Some community may about to see an inflation in hash oil cartridge prices, after 10,000 units of the stuff came into the position of the Nebraska State Troopers last Friday. Actually, to be exact, it was only 9,550 cartridges, estimated at a street value of $238,000, which was seized by troopers from a brand new 2018 Nissan Rogue.As reported by 9Ne

Compton and Inglewood Both Ban Legal Cannabis Sales

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California began regulating the legal sale of cannabis at the beginning of the year. In Los Angeles, which could grow into the single largest city weed economy in the country, most of the sales have been concentrated in one area. At the beginning of last month, all the legal pot shops open for business were in the affluent neighborhood of West Holl

Cali’s Cannabis Czar Says State Can Expect Weed Shortages

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In assessing the success of California’s month-old legal cannabis program, the state’s top marijuana regulator said there’s some good news and some bad news. The good news is that everybody’s done a real good job so far, and business is humming. The bad news is that all those happy cannabis producers, distributors, and consu

Cannabis Packaging Self-Regulation Rules Proposed By NACB

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The National Association of Cannabis Businesses is trying to get ahead of the regulation curve by proposing a set of self-imposed requirements for cannabis packaging. The instigation for this move, according to a statement by the NACB, was Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s withdrawal of federal protections for state-compliant marijuana busines

Is Army Ban On Weed Causing Surge In Dangerous Synthetic Hash Oil?

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The U.S. armed forces have been dipping into synthetic cannabis oil, and the fault may lie with the Army’s no cannabis policy. According to a report from The Fayette Observer, roughly 60 soldiers and Marines stationed in North Carolina, and another 33 troops in Utah, “experienced serious medical issues after using e-cigarettes or vaping

Denver Licenses Nation’s First Cannabis Lounge, Sort Of

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It’s a historic day in the U.S. of A. An establishment in Denver, Colorado has been bestowed the nation’s first business license which permits patrons to imbibe cannabis. In the great tradition of the legal public cannabis areas of Amsterdam, the historic lounge will be in a coffee shop. In the great tradition of America, it will be in

Maine Has To Wait For Legal Weed, But Coloradans About To Get It A Lot Faster

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The news in state cannabis law is: Maine’s potheads got to hold off a minute, Coloradans are about to get their weed at the touch of a button, and Virginians are just shit out of luck. This nation’s lawmakers have weed on the brain apparently. In just one day, the Associated Press ran stories on four different state cannabis laws which

San Francisco To Wipe Clean Thousands Of Weed Convictions

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Bay-area stoners with a record may be in luck, as a lot of their convictions are about to go up in smoke to join that heavy fog sitting over Frisco. The District Attorney of San Francisco announced that his office is going to erase or reduce thousands of cannabis-related criminal convictions.DA George Gascon said Wednesday that city prosecutors wil

Study Shows Hash OIl Burns Harder And Costlier To Treat Than Other Types

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Almost every day there’s a news report about some amateur blasters setting themselves on fire trying to make hash oil. There was, for instance, just yesterday news in the CBC of an explosion in New Brunswick, Canada, where two men were left in “critical condition with severe burns.” The two had blown up a garage. Luckily, a woman

Canopy Growth completes genetics transfer to Spain and provides update on Spanish operations and partnership

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SMITHS FALLS, ON and MADRID, March 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) ("Canopy Growth" or "the Company") is pleased to confirm that it has successfully completed a transfer of 1,500 cannabis clones to its Madrid-based partner, Alcaliber SA ("Alcaliber"), completing the first phase of a partners

CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. Announces First Quarter Results

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CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED) (“CanniMed” or the “Company”) today released its unaudited financial results of operations for the three months ended January 31, 2018. The information in this news release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s condensed consolidated interim financial

Innovative Industrial Properties to Report 2017 Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

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SAN DIEGOInnovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) announced today it will report results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017 after the market closes on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.Alan Gold, Executive Chairman, Paul Smithers, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Catherine Hastings, Chief Financial Officer, will ho

5 of Today's Biggest Marijuana Stock Losers - Friday, March 16th

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Out of over 200+ marijuana stocks, here are just 5 of the biggest marijuana stock losers in trading on Friday, March 16th including Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ZYNE) and more...22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE:XXII)Shares of 22nd Century Group, Inc.dropped 6.42%today on higher than average trading volume, closing the day at $2.48 USD pe

Research Projects Sales of Legal Cannabis Products to Accelerate This Year

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 According to a report by Ameri Research Inc., the global legal cannabis market was valued at $14.3 billion in 2016 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% between 2017 to 2024, while reaching a value of $63.5 billion by 2024. The market is going through a period of robust growth because of increasing legalization and d

IIROC Trading Halt - N; N.WT

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VANCOUVER, March 16, 2018VANCOUVER, March 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The following issues have been halted by IIROC:Company: Namaste Technologies IncCSE Symbol: N; N.WTReason: At the request of the Company Pending NewsHalt Time (ET): 12:09 PMIIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension (halt) of trading in a security of a publicl

Marapharm Ventures Inc. Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement Unit Offering

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KELOWNA, BC, March 16, 2018KELOWNA, BC, March 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Marapharm Ventures Inc. (CSE: MDM) (OTXQX: MRPHF) (FSE: 2M0) ("Marapharm" or the "Company") announces today that it intends to proceed with a non-brokered private placement of up to 3,000,000 units ("Units") at CDN $0.865 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of up to&nbs

Namaste Receives ACMPR Medical Cannabis Production License

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Namaste Technologies Inc. (“Namaste” or the “Company”) (CSE:N) (FRA:M5BQ) (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cannmart Inc. (“Cannmart”) has received its Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (&ldquo

Aphria receives third-party independent GMP certification of Leamington growing and processing facilities

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 LEAMINGTON, ON, March 16, 2018Aphria is the first Canadian Licensed Producer to be certified by SGS to the USFDA standards for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Finished PharmaceuticalsLEAMINGTON, ON, March 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Aphria Inc. ("Aphria" or the "Company") (TSX: APH and US OTC: APHQF) today announced it has received

Changes to CanniMed Therapeutics Board Following Share Take-Up by Aurora Cannabis

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EDMONTON and SASKATOON, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) and CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. ("CanniMed") (TSX: CMED) announced today that following the successful take up and payment of approximately 86.8% of the issued and outstanding of CanniMed Shares,

Aurora Acquires CanniMed and Commences Integration

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EDMONTON, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Aurora Cannabis Inc. ("Aurora") (TSX: ACB) (OTCQB: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) announced today that it has completed its initial take up of the common shares ("CanniMed Shares") of CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. ("CanniMed") pursuant to its offer (the "Offer") to purchase all of the issued and outstan

5 of Today's Biggest Marijuana Stock Losers - Thursday, March 15th

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Out of over 200+ marijuana stocks, here are just 5 of the biggest marijuana stock losers in trading on Thursday, March 15th including Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (CSE:ATT) (OTC:ATTBF) and more...Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (CSE:ATT) (OTC:ATTBF)Shares of Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.dropped 6.11%today on higher than average trading volume on the OTC

CannaRoyalty & National Access Cannabis Expand Sales in Canada

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OTTAWA, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - CannaRoyalty Corp. (CSE:CRZ) (OTC:CNNRF) ("CannaRoyalty" or the "Company"), an active investor and operator in the legal cannabis industry, announced today that it has signed a binding term sheet (the "Term Sheet") to expand its business relationship with National Access Cannabis Corp. ("NAC") (tog

CannaRoyalty Corp. Announces $15 Million Bought Deal Financing

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OTTAWA, March 15, 2018/THIS NEWS RELEASE IS INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATESNEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./All financial figures in Canadian Dollars ($) unless otherwise notedOTTAWA, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - CannaRoyalty Corp. (C

Cannabis Wheaton Enters Strategic Alliance Agreement with Honest Inc.

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We are approaching the end of the week, and it appears Canadian cannabis investors are going to go into the weekend feeling pretty good. Why? Well, aside from the fact that there are a number of cannabis stocks seeing green today, we have also been informed that Cannabis Wheaton (CVE:CBW) is making some major moves in expanding its corporate busine

CPAC 2018 Debate: Pot or Not?

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Take a look this debate from this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Is legalizing marijuana a smart move for the states? 

Supreme Makes Strategic Investment in Distribution Partner and Secures Supply Agreement with BlissCo

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-Supreme completed $3,000,000 strategic equity investment in BlissCo (CSE:BLIS), late-stage ACMPR applicant company based in Vancouver, British Columbia.-Investment gives Supreme a 10% ownership stake in BlissCo.-7ACRES, Supreme’s wholly-owned subsidiary, will supply BlissCo with approximately 1,000kg of high-quality cannabis, valued at appro

DPH Suspends Retail Sales at Medical Marijuana Dispensary Healthy Pharms

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BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has suspended retail sales of all medical marijuana products at Healthy Pharms, Inc., a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD), until further notice.Retail sales were suspended Friday, Feb. 23, after Healthy Pharms notified DPH, as mandated, of a failed lab

Nasdaq to Get First Pot Listing

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The Nasdaq Stock Market will list its first cannabis shares on Tuesday, marking a key milestone for an industry that has been rejected by the Trump administration. Cronos Group Inc., which already trades in Canada, will be the first marijuana company on a major U.S. exchange — right alongside Nasdaq stocks such as Apple Inc., Microsoft C

Leading Cannabis Compliance Company Simplifya Closes $3 Million Series B Funding Round

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DENVER, Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Simplifya, the developer of the nation’s leading cannabis industry compliance software, announced Thursday it has closed a $3 million Series B round of funding. It was led by a $1 million investment from Merida Capital Partners, a private equity fund that targets fundamental growth drivers underpinnin

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Federal Cannabis Prohibition

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A United States District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn federal cannabis prohibition. According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein dismissed the lawsuit because the plaintiffs failed to use the administrative procedures within the Drug Enforcement Administration to challenge the policy.The suit sought

Hopefuls Await License Decision for Growing Marijuana in Arkansas

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On Tuesday, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission plans to announce the state’s first five groups that will be allowed to legally grow medical cannabis.It’s a major step toward getting the drug into the hands of qualifying patients after Arkansans approved Amendment 98 to the Arkansas Constitution in 2016, legalizing medical pot.App

MassRoots Appoints Glass House Farms Founder Graham Farrar to Board of Directors

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DENVER, Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — MassRoots, Inc. (“MassRoots” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: MSRT), one of the leading technology platforms for the regulated cannabis industry, today announced it appointed Mr. Graham Farrar, Founder and Owner of Mission Health Associates (d.b.a. Glass House Farms), to its Board of Direct

Cannalogix Partners with Anantlife to Become the First Research Institute in The US to Offer DNA Tests for Cannabis Side Effects

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PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — A joint-collaboration that started earlier this year between Anantlife’s Dr. Rahul Kushwah and Cannalogix Foundation’s Chief Research Officer, J.B. Creel – on behalf of all patients seeking relief from the systemic effects of an imbalanced Endo-Cannabinoid System (ECS), has resulte

Cannabis to be a “Safe,” “Effective” Medical Treatment in First-of-its-Kind, Peer-Reviewed Study of Thousands of Cancer Patients Using Tikun Olam™ Strains

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NEW YORK AND TEL AVIV, Feb. 27, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — For the first time, a major scientific study has confirmed what cannabis advocates have known for decades: that cannabis can be a safe and effective palliative treatment in patients suffering from the debilitating effects of cancer. The article, “Prospective Analysis Of Safety And

NYPD Under Fire After Stats Reveal 86% of Marijuana Arrests Are of Minorities

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NYPD officials acknowledged a “troubling” racial gap in people they’re arresting for marijuana — but defended their enforcement efforts, saying they’re responding to residents complaining about people smoking pot.Cops faced criticism from City Council members at a hearing Monday over stats showing that despite a large

Shoppers Drug Mart Now Has Four Canadian Cannabis Suppliers

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Shoppers Drug Mart may have yet to receive its medical cannabis license from Health Canada, but it is moving full steam ahead to make sure it has secured multiple Canadian cannabis suppliers to provide its customers with products, pending approval of the licensed producer application submitted by its parent company, Loblaw Companies Ltd. On Fe

California City Police Continue Marijuana Crackdown

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Police in California City are continuing to crack down on illegal marijuana grows in the city; in total, over 21,000 plants have been seized.

Vermont Weighs Saliva Tests to Screen Drivers for Marijuana

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A bill that would allow police to test a driver’s saliva for marijuana is being considered by Vermont lawmakers as the state prepares to legalize the drug.The roadside saliva test would not determine whether a driver was impaired, but motorists who test positive could be asked to submit to a blood test.Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Thoma

Michigan Lawmakers Further Delay Marijuana Transport Bill

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Michigan lawmakers have delayed a promising bill that would overturn a law that declares the possession or transportation of marijuana in a vehicle a misdemeanor.According to the Kansas City Star, the Michigan Senate voted against the House-backed bill on Feb. 27, 2018, resulting in a 19-16 defeat. The current transport law states that th

Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana Regulations

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Oklahoma lawmakers are considering regulations on the medical marijuana industry before a statewide vote in June on whether to approve its use.The Oklahoman reports that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee narrowly approved a bill Monday that would limit how many businesses can be licensed to manufacture and sell medical marijuana. It wo

Tennessee House Speaker Helps Break Tie on Medical Cannabis Bill

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Efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Tennessee have gotten some unexpected support from state House Speaker Beth Harwell. On Feb. 27, 2018, Harwell voted to break a tie in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee in favor of HB 1749 / SB 1710, also known as the Medical Cannabis Act. Under the proposed measure, medica

State of the States’ Medical Cannabis Programs

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WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 28, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today the medical cannabis advocacy organization, Americans for Safe Access, released its annual report entitled “Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.” The report examines the status of states that have passed medical m

PEILCC Announces Two Cannabis Retail Outlet Locations

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Charlottetown, PE, Feb. 28, 2018 /Weed Wire/ —The Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission has announced new details regarding the province’s model for cannabis retail outlet sales.The province will have four dedicated, government-owned retail locations in 2018, as well as an e-commerce platform with direct-to-home delivery. Retai

Now You Can Buy Weed Stocks on the U.S. Stock Exchange

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For those hoping to get in on the cannabis stock game, a Canadian company has gotten approval to start trading on the NASDAQ. It’s the U.S. Stock Exchange’s first listed marijuana company, according to VICE.

Legalizing Cannabis Is “A Racial Justice Issue,” Says ACLU Leader

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Legalizing recreational cannabis isn’t just an issue of making weed more available to consumers or increasing state tax profits, it’s “a racial justice issue and a civil rights crisis,” according to head of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey Amol Sinha.After accepting the position of state ACLU executive direct

Patients In Honolulu Can Have Legal Weed Or A Gun, But Not Both

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There is a little known, and rarely acted on, federal firearm law which says that cannabis users can’t own guns. The law makes no differentiation between legal and illegal cannabis users, which makes sense given that the federal government doesn’t acknowledge legal cannabis users.Usually, however, law enforcement agencies don’t go

Army Is Now Cool With Recruiting Potheads

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The United States Army is increasing the number of waivers it grants to potential recruits who used cannabis in their youth. In 2017, the Army granted more than 500 such waivers, as opposed to 191 last year. Three years ago, they didn’t grant a single one."Provided they understand that they cannot do that when they serve in the military, I wi

Utah Cops Telling People Weed Causes Erectile And Intellectual Disability

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Last we checked, the job of police officers was to enforce local law for the good of the community. But apparently some cops in Utah are working overtime, making it part of their duty to collect and present one-sided and blatantly untrue facts about cannabis health effects.In opposition to a possible medical cannabis legalization bill in the state,

Los Angeles Finalizes Cannabis Rules, For Now

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The country’s largest cannabis market has voted to license the sales and cultivation of recreational cannabis. The Los Angeles City Council voted to impose a series of regulations on Wednesday. The new rules will kick in as soon as Mayor Eric Garcetti signs them, as reported by The Associated Press.The new regulations adopted by the city don&

Sessions Mocks Interns For Advocating Legal Pot And Police Oversight In New Video

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News flash: Jeff Sessions is not into legal marijuana. Well, maybe that’s not that much news to anyone who follows cannabis or the Department of Justice. The Attorney General is still the same guy who said “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” that cannabis is “only slightly less awful than heroin,” and who has lo

California Now Accepting Extraction License Applications

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For those of you wanting to be real deal legit extraction artists, last Friday was a big day. December 8 was the first day that the state’s Department of Public Health began accepting, or even making available, licenses from the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB).These licenses, which you can apply for here, are good for 120 days, wit

Dabs and iPods Used In Study Of Cannabis And Driving Ability

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A new study on the effects of cannabis on motor skills is using the latest in weed technology and the earliest in mp3 technology. With dabs and iPods, a joint study by the University of Colorado Boulder and the Colorado State University Department of Health and Exercise Science is measuring the post-high driving abilities of your average dabber, as

Major Win For MMJ Employees In Massachusetts Makes New Ruling

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In a major victory for medical marijuana patients, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled on Monday that employers can no longer fire patients for using medical cannabis. The legal leverage for this rule was found in the state’s policies about discrimination against workers with disabilities, as reported by Leafly.In the ruling, Massa

Cops Are Forcing People To Eat Weed And Shutting Down Legal Pot Shops

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America’s finest. The boys in blue. Some of them are cool, but this week has seen two different news stories of law enforcement committing attacking the world of weed.In Phoenix, Arizona, one dude has just settled a lawsuit against the local po-po for allegedly making eat his own stash. Last September, Edgar Castro was caught with a small amo

Study Shows CBD May Treat Psychosis

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It turns out that CBD isn’t just good for epilepsy and making quick money online. A new English study shows that the second most famous compound in cannabis may also be useful in treating psychosis.Psychosis, in case you were wondering, is a symptom of several severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. It involves hallucinations, delusion

Why Is There Suddenly A Frenzy Over Pesticides In California Weed?

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Today on the newswire, a whole lot of news services picked up the Associated Press article, “Buyers beware: California cannabis sold Jan. 1 could be tainted,” and ran it. The same story ran in The Cannabist, the Press Democrat, and many others (ABC even ran their own riff on the headline, “Burners beware.” Get it?).The odd t

Could The End Of Net Neutrality Spell Trouble For Cannabis Businesses?

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In case your internet has suddenly gotten too slow to keep up with recent news, the FCC last week repealed net neutrality, a series of regulations which have long kept the small oligopoly of internet providers in this country from totally screwing over internet users by charging more for some content, slowing access to certain websites, and blockin

Mexico OK’s Import Of Medical Extracts, Edibles

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Things are about to get even hotter at the Mexican border, drug trafficking-wise. It’s not because the cartels are upping their monthly shipments (although, who knows, maybe). It’s because Mexico is about to start letting all kinds of weed-infused products come in from outside the country.Starting next year, the country will legalize th

Pregnant Women Are Increasing Their Use Of Cannabis

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The weed market may have found a new niche in the pregnant women category. This may be problematic, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said that that marijuana by a mother could cause developmental problems and low birth weight for the unborn children, though the results are as yet inconclusive, but all that hasn’t stopped

Here’s A List Of What Stoners Googled Last Year

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Big brother is watching you, bro. He’s watching you as you search for things about weed. Why? We don’t know. But we do know that a quick look at Google trend charts by Polly Washburn of The Cannabist turned a whole mess of data on what kinds of cannabis-related search Americans made in 2017.We know, for instance, that Americans still us

Big Highs And Some Lows As California Legalizes Cannabis

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As of January 1, California went full cannabis legal. Anyone 21 and over can now legally possess up to a an ounce of marijuana, grow their own, and sell it in limited quantities, just so long as they have the right license. And maybe now California will be called “The Golden State” not for the rocks we dug up a couple hundred years ago,

Want To Go To Mike Tyson’s Cannabis Resort?

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Mark this down on your New Year’s Resolutions list: go to Mike Tyson’s getaway cannabis ranch. All you have to do is drive to the remote desert town of California City (a little over 100 miles from Los Angeles), wait for the Heavyweight Champion of the Moon to actually build and open the resort, and then pay an as yet unknown fee to get

Weed Is A Little Less Legal After New Memo From AG Jeff Sessions

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One step forward, two steps back. Just three days after the biggest legal cannabis market in the world opened in California, the federal government has decided to play a nasty joke on the people of the legit cannabis industry by withdrawing its protections for state-licensed marijuana businesses.In a memo Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions nu

The Least Hardcore Ways To Use Cannabis

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In doing our regular search for cannabis-related news on the internet, we ran across one we knew our readers would be dying to know more about: “Mandy Moore’s Secret to Making Heels More Comfortable” in Coveteur. Moore’s secret, it turned out, was cannabis. She told a reporter that she rubbed CBD oil on her feet to cushion t

Can Small California Farmers Stop The Coming Wave Of Mega Grows?

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Though Proposition 64 implemented measures to keep mega grows funded by venture capital and corporations out of the recreational cannabis market, a legal loophole might allow them to be formed through a back door. That’s why the California Growers Association (CGA), a trade group with more than 1,000 members, announced this week that it was s

Science of 710: School for Smart Dabbers

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Here’s the life of a THC molecule: born in a bud, cooked in a dab, smoked into your brain. The end. That little tasty molecule gives us so much every day. But, like, how? And why? Let’s go back to school and figure out how it makes the epic journey from being some seed in the ground to a chemical in your brain that dabs you the fuck out

Los Angeles About To Decide Zoning Of Weed Shops And Grows

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Legal recreational cannabis is just a little over a month away in the city of Angels, and you know what that means: a hell of a lot of bureaucratic red tape. On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council will decide whether to adopt a series of provisions which would restrict pretty tightly where you can and cannot cultivate and distribute marijuana.As i

Do Saliva THC Tests Really Work?

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There’s a little controversy floating around in Michigan right now about the reliability of a newly implemented roadside saliva test. The Michigan State Police have begun to swab motorists suspected of being under the influence with the Alere DDS2, a portable device which uses mouth swabs and digital chemical analysis to detect narcotics such

Hemp Fields Expand Across Nation Into America’s Dairyland

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Look out, milk. The dairy farms of Wisconsin may have a new competitor for field space. America’s Dairyland joined the ranks of more than 30 other states Thursday when Governor Scott Walker signed a bill which permits the farming of industrial hemp, as reported by The Associated Press.The state Legislature had previously passed the bill unani

Niagara Falls Could Become New Cannabis Tourism Hot Spot

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About 30 million people visit Niagara Falls every year. They come for the falls, they come for the casinos, they come on their honeymoons. Even Superman and Lois Lane went there. But, hey, why not give tourists one more reason to come.At least that’s what some officials on the Canadian side of the attraction are thinking. Because soon enough,

17 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR CANNABIS ENTHUSIASTS

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 1. Smoke everyday at 4:20 2. Grow Your Favorite Strain 3. Light More J’s With Your Friends 4. Make Your Munchies Healthier 5. Smoke With Family 6. Buy A Beautiful Piece 7. Roll A Blunt With At Least 10 Grams In It 8. Make Moonrocks 9. Perfect Your Magic Brownie Recipe 10. Take A Full Vaporizer-Bag In One Hit 11. Rip A 1 Gram Dab 12. Fin

Chris Christie Calls Cannabis Tax “Blood Money”

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The people, the incoming governor, and many lawmakers in New Jersey are pretty into legalizing marijuana in their state. Soon-to-be Governor Phil Murphy has vowed to pass a legalization bill, the state senate has already drafted a bill, and 59 percent of residents say they support the move, according to a September Quinnipiac University poll.So it

Ethanol and CO2 Removed From Volatile Solvent List In California

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While increasing regulation of California’s cannabis industry is creeping in with the dawning of legalization next year, extraction laws are easing up in at least one capacity. The Bureau of Cannabis Control changed its rule on volatile chemicals earlier this month, officially designating ethanol and CO2 as non-volatile solvents, as reported

UK Cannabis Oil Use Doubles In One Year

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Cannabis oil is getting almost as popular as tea and biscuits, or divorcing from the European Union over in jolly old England. According to reports from the Cannabis Trades Association UK and the Daily Mail, the number of Britons partaking of cannabis oil has doubled in the last year, from 125,000 to a quarter million.By their estimates, cannabis o

Rhode Island Dispensaries Worry Legal Massachusetts Bud Could Kill Their Business

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The more states legalize recreational cannabis, the less patients are likely to use their medical marijuana programs. At least that’s the worry of some dispensaries in Rhode Island, with recreational marijuana in neighboring state Massachusetts around the corner.One Rhode Island dispensary owner, Seth Bock of Greenleaf Compassionate Care Cent

11-Month-Old Dies In What May Be First Known Fatality Caused By Marijuana

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In a tragedy for one community and possibly a dark historical landmark for marijuana, an 11-month-old boy died from a heart condition that doctors found was likely caused by cannabis ingestion. If they’re right, it may be the first fatality caused by marijuana ingestion on record in the country.The boy’s death was reported over a year a

Oh No! Is There Snortable Weed Now?

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Gross history is about to be made at this weekend’s Cannabis Cup in San Bernardino, where THC Design Mix powder is going to be make its debut on the world’s marijuana stage. Snorting is not the intended use of the product--it’s a water-soluble powder designed to use as an infusing agent in beverages and food--nor would it likely w

Denver’s Hash-Off Pits Colorado’s Best Extraction Artists Against Each Other

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Hash oil competitions are nothing new. There are so many Cannabis Cups and Emerald Cups and Secret Cups and Chalices that a concentrates company barely has time to make any concentrate. Different companies bring their best shatter and crumble to some fairgrounds and judges compare somebody’s sour diesel to somebody else’s headband, whic

Robbers Posing As Cops Stole 500 Plants From Dispensary

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A Modesto area man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly robbing a marijuana dispensary while posing as a sheriff’s deputy. At least five more people involved in the incident are still at large.Because of legal restrictions, cannabis dispensaries have long had an exceptional vulnerability to robbery. Banking limitations force these businesses

Less Than One In Three CBD Extracts Have Accurate Labels, Study Says

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Last week the FDA sent out warning letters to four different CBD extract companies. The agency’s beef was that companies shouldn’t “illegally [sell] products” and claim that they “cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes.” That seems reasonable enough, and those companies do seem more than a little

Cannabusinesses Need Armored Cars To Pay Their Taxes, Says CA Gov’t

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California’s Treasurer said Tuesday that the state’s best solution for safely collecting taxes on cannabis is a fleet of armored cars. In the new year, California will usher in what is expected to be the largest legal marijuana market in the nation’s history; it’s anticipated to grow to be worth $7 billion a year, as reporte

Epileptic Says CBD Extract Allows Him To Drive… And Race

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Not many people would advise driving under the influence of cannabis. Most states have some type of explicit law against driving while high (some against just having marijuana in your system), and there are more coming down the legal pipeline all the time. California, which already has a law against driving while lit, has just passed another law th

Legal Weed Could Spike Up 70% After New California Taxes Take Effect

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Let’s hope you California stoners been saving a little bit extra lately. If not, we might suggest a swear jar, a bake sale, or maybe a car wash, because you’re going to need to come up with something to keep up with the cost of legal weed in your fair state once new taxes kick into the recreational market January 1.According to a report

Maine Gov. LePage Vetoes Legal Weed Bill, Though Voters And Senate Are In Favor

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“It’s not easy to become a law, is it?” Depending how old you were or where you got schooling or your dope intake and its effect on your memory, you might or might not remember that Schoolhouse Rock cartoon that explained to kids (and a lot of adults) just how a bill gets turned into a law.The bill that is the topic of this articl

CBD Extracted From Hops To Hit Markets Soon

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A surprising twist just came into the story of cannabis technology. One company claims it has successfully extracted medically beneficial cannabinoids from a plant other than cannabis, and says it plans to put this extracon the market within the month.Isodiol, a research and product development group that focuses on cannabis, said in a late October

Report Claims Obama Spending Days Rolling Joints and Popping Edibles

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A new article claims that Barack Obama is spending his retirement from the Oval Office in a purple haze. According to a report from Edward Klein and World Net Daily, the ex-president now “spends much of his time at his home just blocks from the White House playing video games, chatting on the phone with celebrity pals, smoking marijuana and p

How Much Does It Cost The Government To Put Cannabis Users In Jail?

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A new report drafted by the Virginia State Crime Commission turned up some data on how much the state’s taxpayers are spending to jail cannabis users. The report, which was prepared to inform state lawmakers as they consider a proposed measure to decriminalize marijuana, said that Virginia taxpayers sometimes pay more than $10,000 a day to ho

Record High: Most Americans Favor Pot Legalization, Even Republicans

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News flash: support for marijuana legalization among Americans is now higher than your ass after that sixth dab last night. In other words, it’s now at a record high.That’s according to a Gallup poll conducted earlier this month, which surveyed more than a thousand Americans in all 50 states (plus D.C.). The figurative thermometer climb

THC Extract Used In Fish Farms To Chill Out Tilapia

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Scientists from the American University of Beirut gave tilapia THC extract to see if it chill them out a little.It seems that tilapia is a major commodity in the Nile river and farmers, needing to feed frenzied fish demand, are jam-packing their cages. Not surprisingly, conditions in these cages are no bueno, leading to higher disease rate, lower w

How Did Amazon Deliver 60 Pounds Of Weed By Mistake?

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Amazon Prime-happy consumers know that every once in awhile, even “Earth’s most customer-centric company” is capable of making mistakes. Though the company has a fairly good track record, every once in awhile a pair of shoes gets lost or the wrong size of iPhone case has to be sent back, or you know, they accidentally send you mor

The Pros And Cons Of Weed Decriminalization In Atlanta

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Atlanta, Georgia is the latest city in the country to decriminalize cannabis, as of a unanimous vote by the city council on Monday night. Possession of any amount under an ounce now warrants only a $75 fine. Possession is still a crime in the rest of Georgia, warranting up to 6 months in jail or $1,000 in fines.The decision was made to counteract s

You Got To Go Through A Lot Of Trouble To Buy Legal Weed In D.C.

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Gift exchange systems, over-priced T-shirts and coffee mugs, extravagant public gatherings with coded merchandise. This is the kind of shit you have to go through to legally “buy” or “sell” cannabis in the District of Columbia.Though the city legalized weed back in 2015, they only legalized the possession of it, not the sale

1 In 3 Teens Think Driving Stoned Is Legal

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A full 33% of teenagers think that if you’re in a state with legalized recreational marijuana, it’s legal to drive while under the influence of marijuana. That’s according to a new survey conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).Last spring, 2,800 teenagers were surveyed on their know

NFL Takes Stand To Reshape Future Of U.S. Drug Laws

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Amid turmoil in the federal government over the future of federal drug policy, an unlikely force may be laying groundwork to alter the future of drug enforcement: the National Football League.Tom Marino, the guy President Trump nominated for national Drug Czar because of his experience as an agent of pharmaceutical lobbyists while serving as a U.S.

Concentrate Use On The Rise In California, Colorado, Washington

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Research in three different states shows a surge of cannabis concentrates sales. In a market that used to be dominated almost entirely by flower, experts are trying to figure out what’s behind the change, and where it’s headed.Two different analytics firms ran studies in different states, but came to basically the same conclusion. This

Which Fast Food Restaurants Do Stoners Eat At Most?

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Fast food has been a cornerstone of stonerdom since time out of mind. The drive-thru at a Del Taco is, for many potheads, an experience remembered as fondly as it is vaguely.But have you ever wondered which fast food joints cannabis users like best? Neither have we, but for some reason some researchers have spent a lot of time and energy tracking t

Hmong Immigrants Stake Niche In NorCal Cannabis Market

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For immigrants to the U.S., the business they’re in can be crucial, not just for economic stability, but for identity as well.When Hmong people first started migrating to the country in 1975, fleeing the communist takeover of Laos, many could find only jobs in unskilled labor: things like factory or custodial work. It was a long way from the

Al Sharpton: Medical Marijuana A “Civil Right”

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In a speech which called out the hypocrisy and racial inequality of the cannabis business, Reverend Al Sharpton called medical marijuana a “civil right.”Sharpton spoke Thursday at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in Boston.“Who would think that we are in the 21st century debating about whether we are going to co

Northern California Weed Crops Set To Take A Hit From Wildfires

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Wildfires of disaster proportions in Northern California are wreaking havoc on cannabis crops.As of Monday night, ten people are dead from the fires and more than 100 others are being treated for injuries. Not of least concern is damage to property, which will not only leave residents without homes but also severely hinder local industries. 1,500 s

Who Should Our New A-List Weed Celebs Be?

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Tuesday will see the home video release of Grow House, the new stoner comedy written and directed by DJ Pooh, the guy who co-wrote Friday and wasn't Ice Cube. It would be great if the movie was good or fresh or funny, but we have to confess that the trailer makes it look a little bit tired and a little bit cheap. It features, in a cameo, the r

Dabbing Terpenes May Release Unhealthy Amounts Of Toxins, Study Says

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Terpenes are like the herbs and spices of concentrates. They are what gives it flavor, and can affect the high too. But some terpenes may actually might actually make your concentrates way less healthy, according to a new study from Portland State University.When researchers tested the toxic level of terpenes cooked at various dab-like temperatures

5% Of All Arrests In U.S. Are For Cannabis

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What’s the biggest problem in American crime right now? Murder? Robbery? Rape? If you look at it in terms of how U.S. law enforcement spends its time, the answer is cannabis.More than 5 percent of all arrests in the nation are for cannabis, according to 2016 crime data released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and reported by

Target Sold CBD Oil This Week, But Now It’s Over

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The barriers have been broken, the walls torn down. Cannabis products are now being sold by a big box retailer, the mark of legitimacy and normalization in the 21st century globalized world. Except… wait, now they’re not selling them anymore.On Thursday morning, CW Hemp announced that it’s hemp-derived CBD oil was being offered f

Hash Oil Manufacturers Persuade Peru To Legalize Medical Cannabis

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The Congress of Peru has voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in the country. The move marks a fast 180 in the nation’s medical cannabis policy.Since a publicized raid on a medical cannabis extraction lab earlier this year, lawmakers have proposed to decriminalize medical marijuana, and have now gone full measure to l

Could Hawaii’s Cashless Marijuana Market Work?

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Hawaii is making a bold move by creating the country’s first completely cashless marijuana market. As of October 1, the great state will mandate that all cannabis transactions be done using a debit payment app, according to a statement reported by the Associated Press.Hawaii’s motivation for the move seems pretty sound. Avoiding cash, o

California Governor Gets Bill To Limit Butane Sales

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Just in time to trip up California’s oncoming legal weed bonanza, a bill has landed on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk which could seriously complicate the legal manufacture of butane hash oil in the state.AB 1120 would, if signed, make butane legally akin to chemicals used in methamphetamine production. Sales would be limited to 600 millil

Legal Weed Takes Big Steps Back In Nevada and Massachusetts

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Last November, when four new states voted to legalize marijuana, it seemed like a big step forward for cannabis legislation. And it was, but ten months later, some of these states are having to take a little of little steps backward before they make that giant leap for mankind.Both Nevada and Massachusetts saw setbacks in their legal cannabis progr

What’s With The Netherlands’ Ban On Cannabis Extracts?

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The Dutch are practically synonymous with weed smoking. For generations, before the U.S. started to legalize the plant state by state, the Netherlands (Amsterdam, in particular) was the cannabist’s holiday destination of choice. Cheech and Chong went there. Vincent Vega and Ocean’s Eleven too.Even the word “dutch” has come t

Why Does Weed Make Music Even Better?

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Here’s a nice stoned thought for you. You probably already had it, but maybe it got lost between dab hits and Adult Swim episodes. Anyone who’s smoked (or dabbed or vaped, edibled or tinctured) a few times knows that music gets a little deeper when you’re under the influence.Or it’s more like it goes a little deeper. You see

Why Is It So Hard To Get Legal Cannabis Lounges?

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Weed aficionados started getting psyched earlier this week when Nevada’s Legislative Counsel Bureau released an opinion saying that the state has no law against private cannabis lounges where patrons would be free to smoke or otherwise imbibe cannabis products. There were no bills, no measures, no votes. The ruling simply said that current st

The Best SoCal Dispensaries Are Outside LA, Says New List

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Angelino stoners with discerning taste might need to get out of the city to find the best bud service, according to a new list from Leafly.The quarterly, regional list compiles consumer feedback given to the online weed encyclopedia. Then, of course, an algorithm compares the various dispensaries and, presto: you get a comprehensive list of the bes

Woman Claims Cannabis Oil Cured Her Of Brain Tumor

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A Scottish woman has made a full recovery from a deadly tumor and says it’s all thanks to cannabis extracts.In 2013, doctors diagnosed Lynn Cameron with stage four brain cancer and gave her 6 to 18 months to live. Despite the hopeless outlook, Cameron took combined surgical, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, but these had no impact on t

Why Don’t Charities Want To Take Donations From Cannabis Companies?

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“The message was essentially you’re a drug dealer.” That’s what Organa Brands President Chris Driessen told Forbes when describing the response from charities to his company’s proposed donations.Organa Brands has had hella success in the last few years. They make the ubiquitous O.penVape and expand into other concentra

First Ever National Cannabis TV Ad Airs On CNN, Fox News, Beyond

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Cannabis has come a long way in this 21st century. It was only a generation ago that you could still get a decade of hard prison time for possession. And now you can see commercials for it in the same programming block as Tucker Carlson and “I’m Thinking Arby’s” ads.More precisely, you can now see a commercial for a weed law

Why Is Teen Cannabis Use At A 20-Year Low?

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Despite cannabis being legal, in some form, in over half the country, and legal for recreational use in eight states, use among adolescents and teens is at a 22-year low, according to a new federal study.The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health was released this week and the findings are interesting. The survey showed that the number of te

Trump’s Deal With Dems Is A Stay Of Execution For MMJ

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In the big old clusterbuck that is Washington, D.C. in 2017, Republican President Donald Trump made a surprise deal with Democratic leaders, and he probably didn’t even realize that deal is going to keep medical marijuana protected from the federal government for at least a while longer.The fun started on Wednesday, when Republican congressio

DOJ Using IRS For Shady Investigations Into Legal Weed, Lawsuit Claims

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A federal lawsuit claims the Department of Justice is conducting secret investigations of legal cannabis businesses, using IRS tax investigations as a front, as reported by The Denver Post.The IRS conducts regular investigations of marijuana businesses to preclude them from certain tax deductions. While most businesses can deduct expenses, business

Study: Don’t Smoke Weed Because Maybe It Makes You Walk Funny

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Researchers behind a new study claim that we should be careful about accepting cannabis into  society because there is a possibility that smoking it might make you walk funny.A new Australian article published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependencelooks at how your gait may change depending on whether you imbibe the weed.The scientists fro

Could Cannabis Extract Replace Anti-Anxiety Pharmaceuticals?

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One of the world’s leading business publications says that cannabis compounds could one day replace traditional pharmaceutical anxiety medication.While reporting on a recent study in Psychopharmacology, Forbes Magazine compared the benefits and risks of cannabis-based anxiety treatment with current anti-anxiety medication, finding that, &ldqu

This Is Why You Don’t Set Up Hash Oil Labs In Tornado Shelters

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All sorts of lessons can be learned from the explosion of a marijuana extraction lab in Timnath, Colorado. An explosion critically burned three people, including a 12-year-old child earlier this summer. Authorities are yet to say which solvents were involved in the blast, only that it involves hash oil manufacturing in an old tornado shelter.Michae

Could That Netflix and Weed Cross-Promotion Be Trend Setting?

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When Netflix unveiled official cannabis flower tie-ins to ten of its shows, the streaming service got a boatload of free publicity. Dozens (maybe hundreds) of local, national, and global news outlets ran the story.The media giant clearly knew its audiences. It knew it had a large contingency of stoner viewers and they chose the affiliated series ca

Do Strict Regulations Contribute To Butane Hash Oil Explosions?

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The State of Oregon has a problem. Illegal hash oil labs have been on the rise and so have the number of hash oil lab explosions and injuries resulting from them, to the alarm of state regulators.At least three people have died in extraction lab accidents this year, two from a recent explosion in Portland. Another asphyxiated in February when a bat

Congressmen Tell Sessions To Stop Blocking MMJ Research

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A bipartisan gang of congresspersons are finally banding together to tell this administration that enough is enough. Putting us closer to nuclear war with North Korea out of total ignorance wasn’t enough to draw their ire. Equating white supremacists with anti-racist protesters didn’t do it either. The straw that broke the proverbial ca

What Happens When You Take Weed Across State Lines?

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“When you think about it, what did I really do? I crossed an imaginary line with a bunch of plants.” So says fictionalized drug smuggler George Jung as played by Johnny Depp in the 2001 film Blow.That’s what happens when you cross state lines with marijuana. Imaginary lines. A bunch of plants. Even if those plants are legal on bot

Why Are The Koch Brothers Fighting For Cannabis Rights?

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Charles and David Koch are known as bigwigs in conservative politics. The efforts of these extraordinarily rich brothers and their network have pledged nearly $900 million toward political influence and are said by Politico to have “an infrastructure that rivaled that of the Republican National Committee.”They spend hundreds of millions
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