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Top 21 Seed to Sale Software Providers of 2022

We’ve done the research and made a list of the Top 21 Seed to Sale Software Providers of 2022.

New Hampshire Poll Finds 74 Percent of Residents Approve of Legalization

Seventy-four percent of New Hampshire survey participants share that they support recreational cannabis legalization, and 68 percent approve of a…

NCAA Raises THC Limits for Student-Athletes

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which governs college athletics in the U.S., has changed its cannabinoid policies for student-athletes….

Regulators Find 42% of Tennessee’s Hemp Crop Tests Over THC Threshold

According to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), 42% of hemp crops in Tennessee are being found non-compliant with federal…

Maryland House Passes Bill for Voter Referendum on Cannabis Legalization 

The Maryland House of Delegates on Friday approved a bill that would allow voters to decide in November whether to…

Washington State Lawmakers Considering Bills to Regulate or Ban Synthetic THC

With about two weeks left in the state’s legislative session, Washington lawmakers are considering two bills to outlaw or regulate…

Maryland House Approves Legalization Bills

On Friday, Maryland’s House of Delegates approved two bills designed to legalize recreational marijuana. Under the measures, Maryland voters will…

Medical Cannabis Tracking System Set to Launch in Oklahoma

Medical cannabis businesses in Oklahoma have about three months to get in line with the state’s “seed-to-sale” tracking system after…

NCAA Eases Rules, Testing for Cannabis Use Among College Athletes

The NCAA said last week that it is relaxing its policy for cannabis testing among collegiate athletes in the United…

Star signs and cannabis strains: March 2022 horoscopes

March brings the promise of spring and connecting deeply with your inner self. Check out what strains the stars suggest…

Can drug use make you lose your mind?

Drug-induced psychosis is a real thing. But which drugs? At what dosage? All these variables matter. The post Can drug…

How Will the War in Ukraine Affect the European Cannabis Industry?

When Russian tanks rolled into the Ukraine last Thursday, perhaps the last thing on anyone’s mind was how the largest…

Cannabis Product Prices Drop Amid Rising Inflation

Despite rising inflation, the cost of cannabis products has declined over the past year, according to data from cannabis analytics…

Arizona Community Colleges Get $31M from Cannabis Taxes

Arizona’s 10 community college districts received more than $31 million from cannabis-derived taxes collected last year, the Associated Press reports….

Atlantic City, New Jersey Official Pushing for Consumption Lounges

An official in Atlantic City, New Jersey is asking the state’s cannabis regulators to consider large-scale consumption areas within the…

South Dakota Lawmakers Advance Legalization Bill

A bill to legalize recreational pot for adults narrowly advanced in the South Dakota legislature last week, winning approval in…

New Jersey Governor Says Adult-Use Pot Sales Could Start Soon

Democratic Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced the imminent launch of the state’s regulated recreational cannabis market, saying retail…

‘Lady Buds’ Cannabis Documentary Inspires Two New Projects

Lady Buds is a 2021 film that looks deep into the lives of six diverse women in the cannabis industry,…

4 Black Canadian cannabis change-makers you need to meet

Black history isn’t just for February and celebrating Black excellence in cannabis is something we can, and should, do year-round….

Brand Spotlight: Gift of Doja

Gift of Doja (GoD) is a women-of-color-created cannabis equity brand—specializing in honoring the vibe of “all beings and all things.”…

Best Rated Dispensaries in Worcester 2022

These dispensaries are the very best the county of Worcester has to offer. The post Best Rated Dispensaries in Worcester…

“Entrenched in purpose: ” Founders of Viola and Gold Standard Farms live out their Black family legacies in the cannabis industry

Explore what it means for Al Harrington and Jarrel Howard to build on the idea of Black family in the…

Why does Northern California’s craft cannabis face potential ruin?

Stifling taxes in California’s cannabis system threaten to push legacy growers out of business. That could erase a major part…

European Commission Makes Two Big Steps on CBD Reform Front

Not all is doom and gloom on the cannabis front in Europe, no matter the frustrating red tape, delays, and…

California Bill Would Eliminate Cannabis Cultivation Tax & Raise Retail Tax

A proposed bill in California would suspend the state’s cannabis cultivation tax while increasing the retail excise tax in order…

Where does Biden’s Supreme Court nominee stand on marijuana legalization? Here’s what we found

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has real-world experience with America’s drug laws. The post Where does Biden’s Supreme Court nominee stand…

New Jersey Govenor Says Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Could Begin ‘Within Weeks’

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said on Wednesday that adult-use cannabis sales in the state could start “within weeks,”…

New Mexico Supreme Court Says Medical Cannabis Cannot be Taxed

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that medical cannabis purchases in the state are not subject to the…

Medical Cannabis Sales in Arkansas Surpass $20M In January

Arkansas, one of a growing number of states in the South with full plant medical cannabis, started 2022 with bumper…

Maryland House Advances Cannabis Legalization Bills

The legalization of adult-use cannabis in Maryland took another step forward on Wednesday with the advancement of two bills in…

Georgia Lawmakers Consider Bill to Expand Medical Pot Program

A bill proposed in Georgia would more than triple the number of medical cannabis licenses in the state, while also…

Nebraska Medical Cannabis Bill Fizzles in Committee

The legislation was dealt a sequence of setbacks that dimmed its prospects: its sponsor, Republican state Senator Mike Groene, resigned…

Annual Leafly Report Shows US Cannabis Industry Supports 428,059 Jobs

The 2022 job report from Leafly explores the newest data on cannabis jobs, which provides an in-depth look at the…

Cannabis buyer’s guide to outstanding outdoor flower of 2021

The world’s best outdoor of the 2021 season needs you to smoke it. The post Cannabis buyer’s guide to outstanding…

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds® Brasil Sponsors First Brazilian Obesity Medicine Symposium

SAN DIEGO, CA, Feb. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis…

Mississippi Minority Cannabis Association: Education & Training for a Diverse Cannabis Industry

The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law in early February 2022 after a long fight for safe access…

Report: Cannabis Industry Employment Grew 33% In 2021

Leafly, in partnership with Whitney Economics, has published its sixth annual cannabis jobs report, the Seattle-based cannabis technology company shared…

Florida Officials Seek to Ban Physician Accused of Violating State’s Medical Cannabis Law

Health officials in Florida are asking an administrative law judge to permanently ban a physician from recommending medical cannabis for…

Higher Profile: Doug Fine, Hemp Farmer and Goat Herder

Doug Fine wants to save the planet by teaching humans about a regenerative and sustainable lifestyle. A lofty goal for…

Cannabias: Understanding the Anti-Cannabis Bias Found in News Media

Editor’s note: Anyone who has been working in the cannabis industry is familiar with how “wrong” the mainstream media usually…

Setbacks In Germany Due to Delays on Forward Reform

There was much excitement in Germany last September in the German cannabis industry, in particular, when the new “Traffic Light…

Welcome to the Crypto Cannabis Club

Crypto Cannabis Club is a home for fans of cannabis and NFTs from all over the globe. In a short…

r/leaves: Why would someone want to quit cannabis?

Cannabis isn’t right for everyone. This Reddit forum helps people quitting pot find a new kind of community. The post…

California Bill Would Protect Cannabis Users From Employment Discrimination

California employers would be barred from discriminating against employees for cannabis use while off the job under legislation introduced last…

National Expungement Works Releases 2021 Impact Report

The National Expungement Works (N.E.W.) organization released its 2021 Impact Report on February 22, which examines the victories from last…

Benefits of Getting a Weed Box Subscription

If you’re a weed lover, signing up for a monthly weed box subscription can help you enjoy and sample new…

Best Ways to Use Different Varieties of CBD Products

In recent years, public opinion on marijuana and the compounds derived from this useful plant have shifted drastically, and as…

Kontusion on Metal, Hardcore, and Tripping in the Woods

New, old-school band Kontusion is no stranger to the scene. Guitarist/vocalist Mark Bronzino is an underground, hardcore-punk pioneer from New…

54K Acres of Industrial Hemp Planted in 2021, Worth $712M

In 2021, 54,200 acres of hemp were planted for industrial purposes in the U.S, valued at $712 million with 33,500…

Ayr Wellness Announces ‘Changing Legacies,’ A Series of Expungement Events

Company Teams Up with Community Partners in MA, NY, NJ, IL and NV to Assist Individuals in Obtaining a Fresh…

Toolkit: How to talk to kids about cannabis

Have you ever wondered how to talk to your kids about cannabis? Don’t worry, we got you. The post Toolkit:…

Watchdog Flags Cannabis Products with Unproven Opioid Addiction Claims

Cannabis companies are crossing the line when they display claims such as CBD as a way to battle opioid addiction,…

South African State of Gauteng to Build Country’s First Cannabis Hub

For all the delay and excuses to be heard on the cannabis reform front just about everywhere else right now,…

The US cannabis industry now supports 321,000 full-time jobs

The cannabis industry added 77,300 jobs last year, a 32% gain over 2019—despite a pandemic and economic recession. The post…

The US cannabis industry now supports 428,059 jobs

America’s fastest-growing industry created more than 100,000 new jobs last year. The post The US cannabis industry now supports 428,059…

Private Companies Taking Over Alberta Online Cannabis Sales

Privately owned cannabis dispensaries in Alberta, Canada will be able to accept online orders for cannabis products for home delivery…

New Zealand Police Reboot Illegal Cannabis Operation Search After Year of Inactivity

New Zealand Police National Headquarters recently brought back its cannabis eradication program, which was cancelled in January 2021. According to…

Oregon Lawmakers Take On State’s Illicit Pot Operations

A pair of proposals in the Oregon legislature would take aim at the illicit cannabis operations that have troubled law…

Florida Doctor Faces Permanent Medical Cannabis Ban

A physician in Tallahassee, Florida is staring down significant penalties from the state after allegedly failing to adequately assess patients…

Wells Fargo Analyst Blames Pot Prohibition for Lack of Truckers

A Wells Fargo financial analyst has blamed the federal prohibition of cannabis for the nation’s shortage of truckers that has…

Wells Fargo Analyst: Trucker Shortage Due to Federal Prohibition

A top Wells Fargo analyst suggested that federally mandated drug testing for cannabis is contributing to the worker shortage and…

Colombian President Approves Cannabis Industry Regulation Measure

Colombian President Ivan Duque on Sunday approved a measure to regulate medical cannabis products in food and beverages, allow for…

South Dakota Police Arrest Patients Enrolled in Tribal Medical Cannabis Program

Law enforcement officials in South Dakota are arresting people who have been issued a medical cannabis card by the Flandreau…

Advocates in Denton, Texas Launch Cannabis Decriminalization Campaign

Advocates in Denton, Texas are conducting a petition drive to decriminalize cannabis in the city, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports….

Brazilian City of Goiânia Declares Cannabis Day

This landmark event in Goiânia, approved by the majority of the city council, was chosen to be a Municipal Day…

Customers At South Dakota’s Only Medical Dispensary Still Getting Arrested

South Dakota only has one medical cannabis dispensary. To make matters worse, some customers there are still getting busted for…

Boyne Capital Partners and A&A Global Imports Have Acquired Aphecal Enterprises, Inc.

Miami, FL – Boyne Capital Partners (“Boyne”) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company A&A Global Imports, LLC dba…

Sweeping Cannabis Legalization Bill Introduced in Missouri

A cannabis legalization omnibus bill was introduced last week in Missouri, which would legalize cannabis for adults, allow regulated sales,…

New Zealand Police Revive Cannabis Eradication Program

Police in New Zealand have budgeted more than $600,000 for a national cannabis eradication program — a year after the…

Isle Of Man Plans $136 Million Facility Off Coast of U.K.

The Isle of Man (located in the middle of the Irish Sea, between Ireland and the U.K.) is attempting to…

USDA Report Values Hemp Market at $824 Million

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the true value of America’s hemp market—and the numbers are telling. Hemp…

New Law Could Help Free Louisiana Man Serving Life in Prison For Cannabis

Kevin O’Brien Allen was caught selling $20 worth of cannabis to an undercover officer in 2012 and 2013. He was…

CNN CHS Coverage Light on Sources; Cherry picks data

In a September 17 article focused on cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) CNN’s coverage uses just one source (quality and gatekeeping…

New York Times Follows Trend of Fear Mongering With Story Focused on Edibles and Children

The New York Times on January 14 published an article titled “More Young Kids Are Getting Sick From Cannabis Edibles”…

Fox News: No Fairness or Balance in Coverage of San Francisco Cannabis Tax Suspension

Recently, officials in San Francisco, California voted unanimously to suspend the implementation of its voter-approved cannabis tax. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman,…

CNN’s Cannabis and Sleep Headline Doesn’t Jive with Reality or Article Content

A Dec. 6, 2021 CNN article boasts the headline “Marijuana may make sleep worse, especially for regular users, study finds;”…

CNN Cannabis Heart Attack Report Strikes Alarmist Tone

CNN’s article, “Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows,” suffers from…

Brand Spotlight: Pantry Food Co.

Founded in 2019, Pantry Food Co. specializes in cannabis-infused edibles crafted by award-winning chefs using only premium ingredients. Recently, the…

The Roll-up #231: Winter Olympics for stoners

We need to talk about that figure skating drug test “exception” and Sha’Carri Richardson. The post The Roll-up #231: Winter…

We tried HHC with Bay Smokes

Here’s what happened when this writer tried HHC with Bay Smokes, reporting back on her experience with the brand’s new…

Kentucky Lawmakers File Cannabis Legalization Bills

Cannabis policy reform could be coming to Kentucky with the filing of separate bills to legalize medical and adult-use cannabis….

Kratom & Cannabis – The Similarities & Differences

Kratom and Cannabis are popular plant-derived substances used by people all around the world for a variety of different reasons….

Delta-8 disposables and vape carts from Exhale Wellness offer classic strain options to go

Delta-8 disposables and carts are a great way to get your favorite highs wherever life takes you. Exhale Wellness has…

‘Bing Bong’ sensation Nems shows off new strain and tells homemade bong story

NYC’s Bing Bong phenom Nems shares NYC weed history and previews his new line of cannabis products in an exclusive…

Just Announced – High Times Cannabis Cup Colorado: People’s Choice 2022

The High Times Cannabis Cup Colorado: People’s Choice 2022 will be a massive competition that will celebrate cannabis in the Rocky Mountain…

Cannabis Legalization Bill Filed In Kentucky

Democratic lawmakers in Kentucky on Thursday filed legislation to legalize cannabis for adults in the state and tax sales, the…

Washington State Fails to Pass Cannabis Industry Social Equity Bill

A Washington bill to increase social equity in the state’s cannabis industry failed to clear the House on Tuesday, The…

Review: The DON by The Kind Pen

We’ve all been there: You want a legit dab, but you’re out and about, so you can’t feasibly whip out…

New York Lawmakers Greenlight Cannabis Cultivation

On Wednesday, New York lawmakers passed a bill that authorizes temporary and conditional licenses for both the cultivation and processing…

Alabama Senate Committee Approves Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

An Alabama Senate committee has approved a bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis and expunge convictions for…

Most Affected: Luke Scarmazzo, Legal Dispensary Owner

Luke Scarmazzo was a legal dispensary owner, but he still ended up in prison. Today, the American public stands nearly…

Prepare for the outdoor grow season with Dosidos & more hit strains

Find strain-specific tips for getting ready for outdoor grow season and shop favorites like Dosidos seeds & more. The post…

The best-rated dispensaries in Chicago

Looking for the best dispensaries in Chicago, IL? Leafly List shows you the highest-rated cannabis shops in Chicago according to…

What is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that contribute to the many effects of cannabis. Learn about the different types of cannabinoids and…

Why solventless rosin CBD gummies are a serious upgrade

Get your hands on these brand new premium rosin gummies from The Botanist and five for free today. Rich in…

Doing It Doggy Style: Snoop Dogg’s “Next Episode” in Cannabis

There is no disputing that Snoop Dog, one of the (God or Dog) fathers of rap, continues to prove himself…

Canadian budtenders are scared for their safety at work

Even though weed is legal in Canada, working as a budtender is still risky business. Here’s why. The post Canadian…

Majority Of Arkansas Voters Back Cannabis Legalization

Should Arkansas voters get the opportunity to decide on cannabis legalization at the ballot later this year, a new poll…

‘Legacy NYC’ art gallery gifts legal cannabis with local art

This genius downtown operation stays MRTA-compliant by rolling cannabis and art into one unforgettable experience. The post ‘Legacy NYC’ art…

Marijuana Matters: Equity Through Education, Advocacy, and Entrepreneurship

Marijuana Matters is a Washington D.C.-based social enterprise organization dedicated to social equity through a three-pillar mission encompassing cannabis Education,…

Man Serving Life In Prison for $20 Cannabis Sale Gets Chance at Freedom Under New Louisiana Law

Kevin O’Brien Allen, a 39-year-old Louisiana man serving life in prison without parole after being arrested for selling $20 worth…

Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patients Will Be Able to Access Flower Next Month

Minnesota medical cannabis patients will be able to buy flower products, including pre-rolls, starting next month. According to the state…

Missouri Introduces Recreational Cannabis Legalization Measure

A Missouri lawmaker introduced a comprehensive bill to legalize recreational cannabis on Tuesday. The measure, titled the Cannabis Freedom Act…

Wyoming Legislators Introduce Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

House Bill 0106 was introduced to the Wyoming legislature to potentially decriminalize small amounts of cannabis and reduce possession fines,…

Leafly Buzz: 12 most lit cannabis strains of February 2022

February is cookie season—and mints crosses are hot, hot, hot. The post Leafly Buzz: 12 most lit cannabis strains of…

The best-rated weed dispensaries in Illinois

Looking for the best dispensaries in IL? Here are the highest-rated weed shops in Illinois based on real reviews by…

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Recreational Sales Bill

Lawmakers in Virginia on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow recreational marijuana sales to begin later this year, a…

British Police Commander Accused of Taking Drugs While on Vacation

The British cannabis discussion, more than just about anywhere else, has long verged on the tragicomic. This latest development is…

San Diego City Council Votes to Reduce Tax on Cannabis Producers

The San Diego, California City Council on Tuesday voted to reduce the tax rate on cannabis production facilities from 8%…

Ascend Counters MedMen Claims About Influencing New York Politicians

In its legal battle against MedMen in New York, Ascend Wellness Holdings is accusing the company of fabricating a narrative…

Hemp Bobsled and Luge Tracks Debut at Winter Olympics in Beijing

Need another reason to make the switch to hemp as a sustainable source of fiber? The plant is currently being…

Sha’Carri Richardson Suggests Double Standard After Valieva Tests Positive for TMZ

American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson had designs on winning gold at last summer’s Tokyo Olympics until a positive drug test dashed…

Rutgers University Report Examines Cannabis Consumption Data

A new study conducted by Rutgers University in New Jersey compiles data on cannabis consumption in relation to gender, age,…

Best Rated Dispensaries in Massachusetts

Looking for the best dispensaries in Massachusetts? Leafly List shows you the highest-rated cannabis shops in Massachusetts according to reviews…

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary Kannaway® Celebrates Best Revenue Month in Company History for South Africa and Japan Divisions in January 2022

SAN DIEGO, CA, Feb. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded…

Crystal Peoples-Stokes Launches Equity Focused Political Action Committee

New York, NY – New York communities most impacted by the nation’s deep inequities and resulting stark consequences in education,…

Defining Hemp Case Heads to Court in Germany

The entire cannabis conversation in Europe is still in very sticky legal territory, no matter the ongoing victories and the…

Ohio Senate Leader Rejects Medical Cannabis Petition

Ohio state Senate President Matt Huffman said last week that he will not act on a petition to legalize recreational…

Michigan Consolidates State Regulation of Cannabis

The latest cannabis news out of Michigan shows that even government agencies need a rebrand sometimes. Such is the case…

Parallel CEO Apologizes, Calls Out Corporate Cannabis Lobbying in Open Letter

James Whitcomb, CEO of multistate cannabis operator Parallel, published an open letter today decrying systemic inequities in the cannabis industry…

Washington Wants Harsher Penalties for Dispensary Robbers

A proposal in Washington to impose harsher penalties for robbing cannabis retailers was approved by lawmakers in the state Senate…

Breaking: Snoop Dogg smoked weed at the Super Bowl

This just in: Famous rapper does the pot before performance. Check out these hilarious reactions to this “shocking” news. The…

Indiana Senate Passes Bill to Intervene With Prosecutors Who Refuse to File Cannabis Charges

A bill proposed in Indiana that would allow the state attorney general to intervene with the decisions of county prosecutors…

Cannabis Could Be Allowed As Workplace Accommodation for People with Disabilities in Connecticut

A New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling could require businesses to allow cannabis use as a workplace accommodation for people with…

Michigan Consolidates Hemp and Cannabis Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) last week consolidated the state’s cannabis and hemp regulatory agencies, which she says will increase…

More Than 40% of Connecticut Municipalities Opt Out of Cannabis Industry

Over 40% of Connecticut towns have opted to place bans or moratoriums on adult-use cannabis businesses, including 75 out of…

Israel Announces New Cannabis Decriminalization Plans

Israeli Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar proposed new guidelines last week which further move the consumption of cannabis away from a…

Couple these seductive strains and songs for Valentine’s night and beyond

Set the mood, spark a doob, and get intimate with these romantic cuts and cultivars The post Couple these seductive…

Lil’ Kim reveals when and where to find her arousing line of Aphrodisiak strains

Bud lovers will be buzzing, bumping, and grinding after The Queen Bee’s sensual products hit shelves in April. The post…

Best Rated Dispensaries in Massachusetts [Updated 2022] | Leafly

Looking for the best dispensaries in Massachusetts? Leafly List shows you the highest-rated cannabis shops in Massachusetts according to reviews…

TVA Says It Will Power Marijuana Operations After All

The Tennessee Valley Authority has walked back a threat made earlier this month to deny electricity service to cannabis operations,…

Marijuana Bills Stall in Virginia’s GOP-Controlled House

Efforts to tweak Virginia’s cannabis laws have reached an impasse in the state’s general assembly, with a senior Republican lawmaker…

South African Government to Fast Track Cannabis Reform Regulations

Almost alone in a sea of naysayers (globally) right now, South Africa appears to be moving forwards, no holds barred,…

New York Cannabis Regulator Predicts Licensing by Fall

New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) Executive Director Chris Alexander expects the state to release its proposed cannabis industry…

Washington Bill to Increase Penalties for Cannabis Shop Robberies Passes Senate

A Washington bill increasing the penalties for robbing licensed cannabis retailers has passed the state Senate, KIMA reports. The bill…

Alabama to Consider Bill to Reduce Penalties for Simple Cannabis Possession

Alabama lawmakers are set to consider a bill this week to reduce the penalties for cannabis possession in the state…

HBO Doc ‘Life of Crime’ Chronicles Addiction

Life of Crime: 1984-2020, a new documentary on HBO Max, follows three residents of Newark, New Jersey as they bounce…

Long Beach Cannabis Matters to Laurie Holcomb

A perceived male-dominated appellation, the Long Beach cannabis industry has seen some incredible women top the ranks thanks to their…

People’s DTLA – A New Kind Of Cannabis Superstore

People’s DTLA has introduced a new kind of cannabis superstore in Downtown Los Angeles that has cannabis connoisseurs and curious…

The Roll-up #230: Get your vagina stoned for Valentine’s Day

Leafly’s Canada Editor Ashley Keenan tried cannabis-infused lubes and oils for your benefit. She reveals her findings and we talk…

Democratic Senators Seek Colleagues’ Input on Federal Cannabis Legalization

Three Democratic lawmakers intent on reforming the nation’s cannabis policy are seeking input on a federal marijuana legalization bill with…

Tennessee Valley Authority Warns It Won’t Power Cannabis Operations

The Tennessee Valley Authority warned millions of customers last week that it will not supply electricity to cannabis operations producing…

How Binoid Does THC-O Right

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the hemp market lately, then you’ve noticed a rapidly growing trend of what…

New Jersey to Miss Statutory Deadline for Launching Adult-Use Sales

New Jersey will not meet the February 22 statutory deadline to open its adult-use cannabis market, according to a TapInto…

Higher Profile: R. Gage Amsler, ‘The Strains of War’

U.S. veteran, combat field medic, sometime paramedic and high security specialist “Doc” R. Gage Amsler, otherwise known as Doc Gage,…

Proposed Bill Could Protect Employees in Colorado who Use Cannabis

It has been nearly 10 years since voters in Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, but for some employers in the state,…

Stars & strains: compatibility guide for love and connection

Friends, lovers, or nothing? Find the cannabis strains that will help you connect with every sign in the Zodiac and…

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Promotes Chief Financial and Information Officer Todd Morrow to Company President

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company…

Bill Introduced to Raise THC Limit in Hemp to One Percent

Hemp production was legalized at the federal level under the 2018 Farm Bill—but endless red tape and regulatory demands make…

New York Cracks Down on Illegal Cannabis Businesses

It has been nearly a year since New York legalized recreational pot, but the state made it clear on Tuesday…

Thailand Officially Removes Cannabis from Narcotics List

Thailand’s public health minister on Tuesday signed a ministerial announcement officially removing cannabis and hemp from Category 5 of the…

Oklahoma Governor Supports Medical Cannabis Law Reforms 

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) indicated during his annual State of the State address that he will support the push…

Study: 2 in 5 Drivers Who Use Cannabis & Alcohol Have Driven Under the Influence

A new study from researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that two in five drivers who…

Utah Passes Bill Protecting Public Employees in Medical Cannabis Program

Both chambers of the Utah state legislature have passed a bill to protect public employees from termination if they choose…

The perks of living with a THC-free bae

Do you love weed, but your partner does not? Here’s the bright side for stoners with THC-free cuties to cuddle….

Can CBD Really Work for Psoriasis?

For a disorder that has no known cure, psoriasis sufferers are considerably on the lookout for ways to manage and…

Study Shreds Cannabis ‘Amotivational Syndrome’ Theory

Scientists continue to grapple with the question: Does cannabis actually make people lazy in the long run? ”Cannabis amotivational syndrome”…

Cali Vibes Rocks Long Beach, Allowing Cannabis

Cali Vibes, quickly becoming known as one of the largest reggae-focused events in America, allowed cannabis consumption on-site over the…

All-star LA pot shops for packing a superb bowl

Pre-game with this starter list of the best marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles. The post All-star LA pot shops for…

David Hua: Streamlining Cannabis Retail With Technology

While the business of retail cannabis requires a significant amount of ancillary partnerships to operate smoothly, perhaps nothing is more…

Bill Aims to Reform Federal Hemp Laws

A bill introduced in the U.S. House on Tuesday would increase allowable THC limits in hemp products, remove requirements that…

Colorado Bill Would Prevent Termination for Off-the-Clock Cannabis Use

A bill introduced in Colorado would prohibit employers from denying employment to or terminating workers because of their off-the-clock cannabis…

Pennsylvania Adult-Use Bill Gets Committee Hearing

The Pennsylvania Senate held the first hearing for an adult-use cannabis bill on Monday, according to a WGAL report. Heard…

Cine Argentino versus Marihuana (Parte 1)

Nota por Ulises Román Rodríguez publicada originalmente en El Planteo. Más artículos por El Planteo en High Times en Español. Síguenos en Instagram (@El.Planteo)…

Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Troubling Cannabis Penalties

Calling it “another step in the wrong direction,” Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers last week vetoed legislation that would have created…

Doc Ray on the Battle to Save Heritage Growers and Genetics

Small-scale cannabis farms—the very pioneers of the industry—are being purged out of the legal market as the wholesale price per…

Auto-flowering Cannabis Strains: 6 Myths Revealed are they True or False?

Auto-flowering Cannabis Strains: 6 Myths Revealed are they True or False? Auto-flowering cannabis strains There are more myths about autoflowering…

Hemp Cultivation: Top 4 Uses for Drone Technology

Smart farming technology is shaping the future of hemp and cannabis cultivation. Here are 4 of the top uses for employing drones for smarter, more efficient hemp cultivation.

Tissue Culture: New Solution for Hemp Cultivators

Tissue culture has became a great resource for hemp cultivators. Plant tissue culture is a collection of techniques harnessed to maintain or grow plant cells, tissues or organs under sterile conditions in culture media, a rich blend of ingredients that promote plant-cell growth.

Understanding the 2018 Farm Bill

Understand the 2018 Farm Bill: Legalization of Industrial Hemp Production

Hemp Farm: Which Type is Right For Your Land?

There are a few different types of farms you could be operating, depending on the size of your farm and the supporting infrastructure.

What Are Terpenes?

Terpenes do more than just help the smell and flavor of cannabis and other things; they also have therapeutic attributes as well.

What Are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids found in cannabis are called phytocannabinoids. Cannabinoids work with the body’s endocannabinoid system. There are more than 100 different cannabinoids present in cannabis.

Cannabis For Sports & Workout

Cannabis helps motivate a lot of people to get out and do things. There are a lot of people these days living with anxiety and depression. These conditions rob the body of energy and vigor.

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary Kannaway Expands Leadership Team With Appointment of Industry Veterans to Roles of Executive Vice President and Vice President of Information Technology

Direct Selling Subsidiary Taps Network Marketing Legends to Lead Communication and Information Technologies as Company Continues International Expansion San Diego,…

Arkansas Regulators Revoke Medical Cannabis Cultivator’s License

Regulators in Arkansas on Monday revoked a medical marijuana cultivator’s license to operate after a judge ruled earlier this month…

Buddhist Temple Left Empty After Monks Fail Drug Tests

A Buddhist temple in Thailand is even quieter than usual these days after several monks there failed a drug test. …

Non-profit Organization Marches on Canadian Capital To Fight for Therapeutic Mushrooms

Over the course of the past two years, TheraPsil has assisted over 130 patients, but it calls the country’s current…

‘Super Cartel’ Controlling Third of Europe’s Cocaine Trade Sacked by Police

Spanning across six countries in Europe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Europol and multiple law enforcement agencies launched Operation…

Irish Lawmaker Files Cannabis Legalization Bill

An Irish lawmaker last week introduced a bill to legalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use….

Pennsylvania Starts Program Providing Financial Assistance to Low-Income Cannabis Patients

Certain low-income senior citizens in Pennsylvania will receive financial assistance for their medical cannabis treatment thanks to a newly launched…

Police in India Say Rats Ate More Than 1,100 Pounds of Confiscated Weed

We have all heard of the dog who ate the homework, but rats who ate the weed? That’s a new…

Cops May Soon Be Able To Scan Your Eyeballs To See if You’re Driving Stoned

A Montana-based company called Gaize has developed a device which can scan the user’s eye and utilize crazy futuristic robot…

Video: el Mudial de Fútbol, las Drogas, Willie Johnston, Escocia y la Selección de los Excesos

En 1978, Argentina se preparaba para recibir la undécima edición del mundial de fútbol, en pleno contexto de dictadura militar….

New Poll Shows 9 Out Of 10 Americans Support Legal Pot

A new poll released on Tuesday shows that nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe that cannabis should be legal…

Southern Illinois University Examining the Use of Cannabis for Ovarian Cancer

SIU researcher Dr. Dale “Buck” Buchanan, who is also a professor of physiology at the university, is a founding member…

First Medical Cannabis Crop Harvest Begins in North Carolina

According to The Charlotte Observer, the cultivation site is located in the eastern part of the state in The Qualla…

Belgium Says It Needs Even More Incinerators To Destroy Seized Cocaine

A record amount of cocaine seized by law enforcement in Belgium has the government in the market for some additional…

Thailand Cannabis Advocates Rally After Lawsuit Challenges Decriminalization

The future of Thailand’s cannabis industry is up in the air after a new legal challenge could bring everything to…

Rhode Island To Begin Adult-Use Cannabis Sales on Dec. 1

Adults in Rhode Island will be able to legally purchase marijuana starting next week. The state announced on Tuesday that…

Oregon Governor To Issue Nearly 50,000 Weed Pardons

Democratic Governor Kathy Brown of Oregon announced on Monday that she would issue pardons for low-level marijuana possession convictions of…

New York Retail Dispensary Licenses Announced

The New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced its final list of applicants who will be issued the first…

Fentanyl Vaccine Called ‘Game-Changer’

Could a fentanyl vaccine potentially save thousands of lives? A recent animal study published in the journal Pharmaceutics indicates that…

Russia Signals That Griner Could Be Released But U.S. Skeptical

A top official in Russia suggested last week that the American basketball star Brittney Griner’s detention could be approaching a…

Cannabis Industry Comes Together To Offer Free Turkeys, Canned Food Drives for Thanksgiving

Cannabis has always paired well with Thanksgiving, both as a way to enjoy the holidays with the people we love,…

The Netherlands To Crack Down on Nitrous Oxide Gas

Fed up with party companies renting out tanks of nitrous oxide and providing balloons and other equipment, leaders in The…

Rep. Pete Sessions Compares Weed Industry to Slavery

Republican U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) faces universal backlash from officials and NORML leadership after making “shameful” remarks comparing the…

Congress Passes Landmark Cannabis Research Bill

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved landmark legislation to expand medical marijuana research, marking the first time both chambers of…

German Opposition Leader Lobbies EU To Nix Country’s Cannabis Proposal

A leader of Germany’s main opposition party took aim at the country’s proposal to decriminalize marijuana on Wednesday, asking the…

FDA Takes First Step in Making NARCAN Available Over the Counter

As of Tuesday, certain naloxone products like NARCAN have been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and determined…

San Bernardino’s Operation Hammer Strike Concludes Illegal Cannabis Eradication

In a press release, the MET released data about the operation’s many successes. “Since August 26, 2022, MET investigators have…

Toward a More Perfect Pot Union

A GROWING INTEREST  Following the November 2022 elections, 21 U.S. states have legalized cannabis for recreational use, many of them…

Kentucky Governor Signs Executive Order To Allow Use of Medical Cannabis

Democratic Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky on Tuesday signed an executive order authorizing the use of medical marijuana for some…

U.K. Researchers Launch Study Exploring Weed’s Effects on the Brain

Researchers in the United Kingdom are currently recruiting volunteers for a study designed to explore the effects of cannabis on…

With Demand Outpaced by Supply, Oregon Weed Retailers Lower Prices

Harvest and sales numbers both plunged last month in Oregon, and the result could be cheaper cannabis for consumers. That…

Cannabis Legalization Hearing Held by Congressional Committee

The House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties announced on Nov. 8 that on Nov. 15 it would…

First Social Equity Dispensaries Open in Illinois

A pair of newly opened recreational cannabis shops in Chicago have made history as the state of Illinois’ first two…

Majority of Nearly Every Subgroup in U.S. Favors Legal Pot, Gallup Poll Shows

Spanning across 35 subgroups divided by ideology, religiosity, and age, the majority of nearly every demographic supported legal cannabis in…

Cows Given Hemp Feed To Produce Milk With THC

A new study from researchers in Germany has determined that dairy cows that were fed industrial hemp produced milk with…

Weed Consumption District Along Missouri River Coming to Kansas City Suburb

Within mere days after the Missouri voters approved Amendment 3 to legalize adult-use cannabis, an ambitious entertainment district project is…

Numerous California Cities Approve Cannabis Retail Measures

A majority of the cannabis-related initiatives that were approved were located in Los Angeles and San Diego counties, green lighting…

Missouri Regulators Draft of Adult-Use Cannabis Rules

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) released proposed regulations to govern adult-use cannabis in the state on…

Half of Dentists Say Patients Arrive to Checkups Stoned, Survey Finds

Evidently, so many cannabis users have embraced this strategy before their dental appointments that the American Dental Association (ADA) is…

Another Medical Cannabis Clinical Trial Launches in South Africa

A clinical trial was recently launched by the Cannabis Research Institute of South Africa (CRI), in partnership with Releaf Cannabis…

Federal Judge Blocks New York Regulators From Issuing Pot Shop Licenses

A federal judge in New York has issued a temporary injunction barring the state from issuing licenses for cannabis retailers…

Jesse Ventura: Minnesota Gov. Promised Me Legalization Will Be Top of Agenda

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said this week that the current occupant of the office is determined to get cannabis…

Brittney Griner Moved To Russian Penal Colony in Unknown Location

The American basketball star Brittney Griner was transferred to a Russian penal colony this week, a move that has left…

Colorado Voters Approve Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure

Voters in Colorado on Tuesday approved a ballot measure to decriminalize the therapeutic use of natural psychedelics including psilocybin, the…

China Is Sending Monkeys Into Space To Have Sex For Science

A bunch of highly trained scientists in China are, right hand to God, sending macaque monkeys and mice into space…

National Park Service Asks Visitors To Stop Licking Toads

The National Park Service is asking visitors to its facilities to refrain from licking toads, cautioning them that the practice…

Los Angeles County Voters Approve Cannabis Tax

Los Angeles County voters in California approved Measure C on Tuesday, which will impose a tax structure on businesses in…

Five Cities in Texas Approve Decriminalization Initiatives on Ballot

This effort was passed with the help of Ground Game Texas, a local advocacy group that targeted those five cities…

Medical Cannabis Donations From Within the Industry Help Reduce Opioid Use

The recent California state law provides a legal pathway for licensed cannabis operators to donate excess and expiring products at…

Cooking With Cannabis Class in Colorado Fights Stigma, Promotes Education

At MSU Denver, Affiliate Professor Shannon Donnelly teaches the class “Cannabis 101.” The course was only offered in Spring 2021,…

South Dakota Voters Reject Adult-Use Cannabis Second Time Around

Initiated Measure 27 would have legalized “the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana” for adults ages 21 and over in…

Amendment 3 Passes in Missouri, Legalizing Cannabis

Residents of The Show Me State approved Amendment 3 to legalize recreational cannabis on Nov. 8. The Missouri Constitution will…

North Dakota Rejects Bill To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Voters Tuesday rejected Statutory Measure 2, which would have created a new chapter of the North Dakota Century Code legalizing…

Arkansas Voters Reject Adult-Use Cannabis Bill

Voters Tuesday rejected Issue 4, a measure that would have legalized adult-use cannabis, to the dismay of Arkansas cannabis advocates…

Legalization Initiative Passes in Maryland with Question 4

Voters approved Question 4, also called the Marijuana Legalization Amendment, in Maryland on Nov. 8. The passage of this initiative…

Tilray Acquires Popular New York Craft Brewer

The Canadian cannabis company Tilray Brands announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its beverage portfolio with the acquisition of…

High Times, Moxie Join Forces in California

High Times Holding Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire the California operations of Moxie, the state’s first licensed…

Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit on Rule Barring Medical Cannabis Users From Buying Guns

A federal judge last week threw out a lawsuit brought by a top Florida official challenging a rule that prohibits…

New Mexico Pot Sales Hit Record in October

Regulated sales of cannabis hit record levels in New Mexico during October, with licensed sales of marijuana totaling nearly $40…

‘Cannabis Use Disorder’ Pill Clinical Trial To Begin

Smoking too much cannabis and it’s beginning to affect your life in negative ways? Pretty soon a drug in capsule…

Police in Spain Make Largest Ever Seizure of Cannabis

Spanish police said over the weekend that they had completed the largest international seizure of cannabis.  The Guardia Civil announced…

Senator Introduces Bill To Set Up Framework for Federal Cannabis Legalization

Sen. John Hickenlooper on Thursday introduced a bill that would set up the regulatory framework in the event that the…

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Acquires Assets To Launch Largest Black-Owned Cannabis Company

Entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs announced on Friday that he is launching what is billed as the world’s largest Black-owned…

High Times To Bring Biz Bash Back to Las Vegas for MJBizCon 2022

High Times will bring together buds, business, and bowling at this year’s Biz Bash 4.0, an official after-party for MJBizCon…

Legislative Report Projects $72 Billion Cannabis Industry By 2030

A new legislative report delivered to Maryland lawmakers this week projects that the nationwide market for legal cannabis could climb…

Pro-Cannabis Group in South Dakota Accuses Officials of Illegal Election Interference

The group behind a 2020 medical marijuana proposal in South Dakota is accusing several officials of engaging in illegal campaigning…

Off-Duty Pentagon Police Officer Arrested With at Least 2.5 Kilos of Cocaine

An undercover investigation in Virginia ended with the arrest of an off-duty Pentagon police officer by the Arlington County Police…

You Can Pay This Russian Company To Fake Your Death, Bury You Alive For About $60K

While the rest of us namby-pamby Americans pay $80 an hour to our psychiatrists or eating mushrooms to deal with…

Colorado Regulators Issue Recall for Moldy Weed

A pair of Colorado agencies last week issued “a Health and Safety Advisory” after identifying “potentially unsafe levels of total…

New York Loosens Strict Testing Requirements for Cannabis Cultivators

Regulators in New York this week lifted a stringent requirement that cannabis growers in the state had decried as an…

Hawaii Lawmaker Says Tax Revenue Won’t Cover Costs of Legal Adult-Use Cannabis

The Hawaii state Tax Department projects that legalizing adult-use cannabis in the state would generate about $50 million per year…

Creator Explains Patented Process To Extract Cannabinoids From Smoke

Extracting cannabinoids from smoke is now a reality, using a patented extraction method, activating compounds at levels only achieved via…

U.K. Railway Station Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package, Turns Out To Be a Grinder

A major British railway station was evacuated earlier this week amid reports of a suspicious package.  The item that set…

California Cannabis Industry Association White Paper Discusses Dangers of Unregulated Hemp Products

The California Cannabis Industry Association published a white paper addressing the state of the cannabinoid market. Featuring main author Tiffany…

Only a Quarter of Virginia Drivers Said Driving on Pot is ‘Extremely Dangerous,’ Survey Shows

Virginia authorities announced the results of a recent survey on the dangers of cannabis-impaired driving, but things didn’t go exactly…

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds® Brasil Celebrates Major Features Across Several Marquee Brazilian Press Outlets

SAN DIEGO, CA, Nov. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis…

Nazca Human Sacrifice Victim Used Psychedelics Before Death

Research into a Nazca ritual site in Peru has determined that a child sacrificed more than a thousand years ago…

Schumer: Senate ‘Very Close’ To Passing SAFE Banking Act

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that he and his colleagues are “very close” to passing legislation that would…

New York Regulators Release Guidelines For Cannabis Retailers

The New York Office of Cannabis Management on Friday released new guidance for retail adult-use cannabis dispensaries, only weeks before…

Canadian University Granted License To Study Psilocybin Mushrooms

Dr. Max Jones and Dr. Gale Bozzo, two professors at UG’s Ontario Agricultural College (Department of Plant Agriculture), received a…

South Dakota Gov. Noem Says She’ll Implement New Weed Law If Passed By Voters

After leading a successful legal challenge against a voter-approved recreational pot amendment, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says she won’t…

New Jersey AG Issues Fresh Guidance on Drug Testing for Law Enforcement

The attorney general of New Jersey last week issued a new directive on drug testing requirements for law enforcement agencies,…

Mississippi Medical Weed Grower Ordered To Destroy $1 Million Worth of Plants

Mississippi medical marijuana regulators announced that the largest cannabis grower licensed by the state so far was directed to destroy…

Nevada Judge Orders Cannabis Removed From State’s List of Controlled Substances

A Clark County, Nevada judge ruled on Wednesday that the state pharmacy board does not have the authority to regulate…

U.S. Sentencing Commission Estimates That 6,577 People Could Receive Pardons

President Joe Biden announced on Oct. 6 that he would be pardoning people across the country who currently have cannabis…

Virgin Islands Inches Closer to Adult-Use Cannabis, Expungements

Cannabis remains a hot button issue with politically-driven fanfare in the U.S. territory of the Virgin Islands. Two bills were…

Mother, Son Survive Brush With ‘Death Cap’ Mushrooms Thanks to Experimental New Drug

According to UMass Memorial Medical Center, 27-year-old Kai Chen and his 63-year-old mother Kam Look were poisoned from eating mushrooms,…

Only 4% of Cannabis Businesses in Washington State are Black-Owned

The most recent data available from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) shows that among all of the…

National Animal Group Urges Idaho To Lift CBD Pet Ban

Idaho’s ban on CBD and hemp-derived products only harms animals even more, because people give it to them regardless of…

Recreational Pot Presents Opportunities for Missouri’s Medical Cannabis Biz

In less than two weeks, voters in Missouri will decide on an amendment to legalize recreational pot in the state,…

Oregon Now Requires Cannabis Employers, Employees To Report Suspected Human Trafficking

Oregon cannabis operators and their employees are now required to report suspected instances of human trafficking to the state, or…

Israeli Company Clones Cannabis Cells—Not Plants—With Up to 12 Times the Potency

Using a bioreactor, a company in Israel cloned hemp cells to culture them into a powdery biomass that contains all…

German Health Minister Announces Details of Legalization Draft

German legislators have officially presented plans for the country to decriminalize cannabis sales and possession. According to Health Minister Karl…

Michigan Cannabis Regulator Plans Crackdown on Illicit Products

The top cannabis regulator in Michigan said Tuesday that the state is planning to “expose” businesses operating in the legal…

New Poll Shows Two-Thirds of Americans Support Legalizing Weed

More than two-thirds of Americans are in favor of legalizing small amounts of cannabis for personal use, according to the…

Indiana Gov. Will Not Be Issuing Pardons for Cannabis Offenses, Favors Expungement

Pardons are still a hot topic after President Joe Biden announced on Oct. 6 that he would be pardoning citizens…

Arizonans Benefitting From Biden’s Weed Pardons

More Arizonans with federal convictions for marijuana possession will benefit from the pardons recently announced by President Joseph Biden than…

Griner Denied Appeal, Drug Conviction Upheld by Russian Court

A Russian court on Tuesday denied Brittney Griner’s appeal, upholding the American basketball star’s nine-year prison sentence on drug charges….

The Great Jamaican Patoo Trip

The World Health Organization (WHO), recently citing one of their fresh, dark-timeline COVID-19 pandemic stats, alerted the world that there’s…

Australian Capital Territory Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Drugs Including Heroin, Cocaine

The social experiment of decriminalizing drugs and providing a health-based program instead of locking up drug users is taking hold…

Report Breaks Down the Best and Worst U.S. Cities for Cannabis Vacations

Upgraded Points, a travel information site, released a data report on Oct. 24 detailing which U.S. states are best and…

Five States To Vote on Recreational Cannabis This Election Season

Currently, adult-use cannabis is legal in 19 states, two territories and Washington, D.C., with medical cannabis legal in 37 states,…

Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project Finds Errors in Pardon Applications

The Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project launched in September, and approximately 3,500 applications were submitted for consideration. While these applications will…

Activists To Demonstrate For Cannabis Clemency in D.C.

Hip hop icons Redman and M1 of Dead Prez will join cannabis activists in Washington, D.C. on Monday to protest…

Washington, D.C. Cannabis Company Sues City, Demands Return of $750,000

A Washington, D.C. cannabis company called Mr. Nice Guys DC recently sued the city for seizing more than $750,000 in…

Mission Green Campaign Seeks Release for Cannabis Prisoner Parker Coleman

Mission Green, an initiative of justice reform advocacy group the Weldon Project, announced on Thursday that it has filed a…

Need for Speed: FDA Issues Notice on Adderall Shortages

Anyone who is prescribed the ADHD and narcolepsy medication Adderall has been advised to seek alternative medication after a nationwide…

Cannabis Had Highest Tax Revenue in Colorado and Washington Over Alcohol, Cigarettes

A new report from the Tax Policy Center shows that Colorado cannabis tax earnings were seven times higher than alcohol,…

Circle K Locations To Open RISE Dispensaries with Green Thumb Industries

Buying cannabis will soon become as convenient as making a quick stop to the local Circle K. Today Green Thumb…

Early Draft of German Cannabis Legalization Plan Leaked

According to Politico, details of Germany’s current cannabis legalization plan were leaked on October 19 by the RND (RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland)…

Oklahoma Governor Sets March Special Election for Weed Legalization Initiative

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced on Tuesday that he has set a special election to be held in March for…

Pennsylvania Grant Program Sets Up $200,000 for Hemp Education, Marketing

On October 17, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced a $200,000 grant program to award organizations striving…

Puerto Rico Bill Would Expunge Low-Level Weed Possession Convictions

A senator in Puerto Rico has filed a bill that would expunge convictions for low-level marijuana possession. The sponsor of…

Attorney Shimmy Posen Discusses Legalization, the Global Marketplace

Recently, President Joe Biden announced a plan to pardon those convicted of simple cannabis possession, which left many wondering if…

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee Slams Cannabis Industry, Says It Targets ‘Gullible’ People

In a series of videos, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee warned that legalizing adult-use cannabis in Arkansas will help drug…

Uber Eats Now Delivering Weed in Toronto

Consumers in Toronto can order cannabis via the food delivery platform Uber Eats through a partnership with local dispensaries and…

Borosyndicate Showcases World-Class Glass Artists

Borosyndicate—a brick-and-mortar glass art gallery and retail location, complete with a separate glassblowing facility—produces its own brand of items as…

Drug-Related Social Media Posts in Hong Kong Increase Threefold Since 2016

Research by Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups found that social media content in the city featuring drugs saw over…

From the Archives: 9 Tons of Pot (1974)

By Rod De Remer Regular newspaper readers probably remember that spectacular bust last year of a barge with nine tons…

Five Cannabis Word Origins

Hemp Shutterstock The word “hemp” is of Germanic origins adopted into Old English. According to the Etymology Online Dictionary, “hemp”…

Kentucky Governor Exploring State Weed Pardons

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that he has directed his administration to explore issuing pardons for all convictions…

Legalization Advocates Bear Down for Difficult Race in South Dakota

Two years ago, South Dakota was a symbol of the radical shift in attitudes toward marijuana use in America—a deep…

SNAFU: Detroit Punks Go Podunk

I’d spent a large part of the afternoon licking a week’s worth of journalistic wounds: unapologetically abusing a slew of…

Spliff Vape: New Tech Allows Cannabis, Nicotine To Be Vaped Simultaneously

Spliffs, blunts, mokes, mole bowls, skofes, and slaps are just a select few of the unbelievably silly names stoners have…

California AG Announces New Efforts To Address Unlicensed Weed Grows

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced new efforts to address unlicensed marijuana cultivation in the state, saying that the market…

Five-Year-Old Missouri Child Gets Delta-8 Edibles in Halloween Bag

Law enforcement in the suburbs of St. Louis are looking for leads after a five-year-old boy wound up with Delta-8…

Poll: Majority Backs Biden’s Cannabis Pardons

The country overwhelmingly supports President Biden’s historic moves on U.S. marijuana policy, according to a survey released on Tuesday. The…

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico Participates in Research Finding Promising Therapeutic Benefits of CBD in Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

SAN DIEGO, CA, Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis…

Former Supervisor Says Trulieve Promoted Safety Manager After Worker’s Death

A former supervisor at a Trulieve cannabis cultivation and processing operation in Massachusetts says that the company promoted the site’s…

U.S. Air Force to Allow Applicants to Retest After Positive THC Test

Until now, U.S. Air Force applicants who tested positive for THC were automatically banned from service, sometimes even when cannabis…

New York ‘Scrambling’ To Develop Cannabis DUI Test

As New York hurtles toward the opening of its new legal recreational marijuana market, the state is apparently “scrambling to…

Kamala Harris: ‘Nobody Should Have to Go to Jail for Smoking Weed’

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday urged both Congress and state governments to follow the Biden administration’s lead and decriminalize…

U.S. Negotiator ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Griner Will Be Released By Year’s End

Bill Richardson, the former governor and diplomat, expressed confidence on Sunday that American basketball star Brittney Griner will be released…

U.K. Home Secretary Supports Stricter Classification for Cannabis

United Kingdom Home Secretary Suella Braverman is considering assigning a stricter classification of cannabis under the nation’s drug laws over…

North Carolina Governor Urges State Lawmakers To Legalize Pot

Taking a cue from President Joe Biden, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday urged state lawmakers to decriminalize marijuana….

Biden Weed Pardon Spurs Reaction From Cannabis Community and Beyond

President Joseph Biden’s historic announcement that he would pardon all federal marijuana possession convictions and direct administration officials to study…

New York Governor: Recreational Sales On Track To Start By Year’s End

The clock may be ticking on 2022, but New York is still on track to open its first recreational marijuana…

In Historic Move, Biden Announces He Will Pardon Thousands of Federal Cannabis Offenses

Today President Joe Biden announced that he will pardon people with federal convictions for simple possession of cannabis. Going further,…

Morocco Issues First Cannabis Production Permits

The northern African nation of Morocco formally launched its legal cannabis industry this week with the issuance of the country’s…

California’s Newsom Signs Bill To Offer Alternative Plea For Those Facing Drug Charges

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is drawing plaudits from drug reform advocates after signing a bill into law last month that…

Committee in Colombia Approved Adult-Use Legalization Proposal

A legislator in Colombia, Liberal Rep. Carlos Ardila, proposed a cannabis bill that passed in the First Commission of the…

GOP Group Warns Weed Legalization Leads to ‘Violent Crime’ and ‘Suicide’

Republican Study Committee (RSC)—a 156-member GOP House caucus—unveiled the Family Policy Agenda that outlines 14 family-focused principles including the dangers…

Nevada Cannabis Industry Rings Up Nearly $1 Billion in Yearly Sales

The Nevada cannabis industry rang up more than $965 million in taxable sales during the 2022 fiscal year, showing a…

Majority in Maryland Backs Legalization Weeks Before Vote

Weeks before Maryland voters will head to the polls and decide whether to legalize recreational cannabis, a new survey suggests…

New Lawsuit Challenges Adult-Use Ordinance in Detroit

A lawsuit filed on Sept. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan claims that the…

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Enters Into Asset Purchase Agreement With MFINITY Global LLC; Appoints MFINITY President as Kannaway President

SAN DIEGO, CA, Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis…

New Mexico Regulators Say 31 Cannabis Businesses are ‘Non-Compliant’

New Mexico’s recreational cannabis industry is barely six months old, but regulators say there are already more than two dozen…

Will Missouri Vote To Legalize? Polls Paint a Messy Picture

In a little more than a month, voters in Missouri will head to the polls and decide whether or not…

Worker at Massachusetts Cannabis Producer Dies from Inhaling Cannabis Dust

An employee at a Massachusetts cannabis production facility died earlier this year from inhaling cannabis dust while working, according to…

DEA Scoops Up 36 Million Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Off the Streets

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced the results of a widespread drug operation spanning May to September, resulting in…

Recreational Pot Sales Kick Off in Vermont

Recreational marijuana sales officially launched in Vermont over the weekend, with stores in three communities opening their doors to customers…

Japanese Health Officials Propose Revision of Law To Allow Import, Medical Cannabis

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare stated on Sept. 29 that it recommends an amendment to the country’s…

Washington State Settles With Unicorn Brands Following Synthetic THC Probe

The Liquor and Cannabis Board in the state of Washington said Wednesday that it has reached a settlement with Unicorn…

Canadian Government Tells Hockey Players in Russia, Belarus To Leave

The Canadian federal government recently sent word to hockey teams traveling in Russia and Belarus to leave as soon as…

Court Rules Oklahoma Won’t Vote On Legalizing Pot in November

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that voters will get to decide on a ballot proposal to legalize recreational…

Las Vegas City Council Approves Cannabis Consumption Lounges

The Las Vegas strip is about to get even more lit. Members of the city council cleared the way for…

National Coalition Formed to Protect Small-Scale Cannabis Growers

The National Craft Cannabis Coalition, comprised of state-level advocacy groups from Oregon, California, Washington, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts, was formed…

University of Kentucky Opens New Cannabis Research Center

The Bluegrass State’s flagship university is getting some green. In an announcement on Wednesday, the University of Kentucky heralded the…

Connecticut Launches Education Campaign to Promote Responsible Weed Use

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced the launch of a new state-sponsored education campaign designed “to promote responsible cannabis…

House Bill 837 Aims to Legalize Pot Possession, Home Grow in Maryland

Activists behind a ballot referendum to legalize cannabis in Maryland launched a new ad campaign last week, urging voters to…

Newsom Signs Bill Protecting California Workers Who Smoke Off-the-Clock

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday signed several bills into law designed to “strengthen California’s cannabis laws, expand the legal…

Poll: Majority in Minnesota Want Legal Weed

For two months, Minnesota residents have gotten a taste of legal marijuana sales. Now, a new poll shows they are…

Australian Cannabis Patients Turning to Prescriptions Over Illicit Market, Study Shows

New research from the University of Sydney’s Lambert Initiative seeks to take a closer look at cannabis consumers’ habits. The…

From the Archives: Hello, is anyone out there? (1997)

By Leslie Stackel Conservative voices have held sway over talk-radio’s airwaves since the 1960s, selling a backlash against progressive ideas…

Oregon Officials to Deploy Decoys to Catch Underage Weed, Alcohol Sales

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) will resume operations and send underage decoys to cannabis and alcohol retailers according…

Advocates Criticize Newsom Over Measure Aimed at Substance Use Disorder

California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week signed a bill into law that his administration says will create “a paradigm shift…

Biden To Meet With Family of Brittney Griner

President Joe Biden on Friday is set to meet with family members of American basketball star Brittney Griner, who remains…

Nevada Judge Orders State Board to Remove Cannabis from Schedule 1

Despite the legalization of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes in Nevada, police continue to arrest people for possession as…

Thai Lawmakers Withdraw Bill To Regulate Cannabis

A proposed bill that would have brought greater regulation to cannabis use in the country was withdrawn by lawmakers in…

New Zealand Approves Domestic Medical Cannabis Products

New Zealand health regulators last week began allowing the use of domestically produced medicinal cannabis products, ending patients’ reliance on…

Republican Congressmen Push for Environmental Impact Study on Cannabis

Congressmen Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) and Doug Lamborn (R-CO) touted statistics from several studies, one of which were over…

Activists Accuse North Dakota of Misleading Voters About Cannabis Legalization Initiative

Activists supporting a North Dakota voter initiative to legalize marijuana are crying foul about a fiscal summary that will be…

BDSA Report Projects $57 Billion in Global Cannabis Sales by 2026

A report published by the cannabis data company BDSA projects that by 2026, global cannabis sales will rise to $57…

In Hawaii, People Prefer Black Market Cannabis to State-Managed Facilities

Admittedly, since recreational cannabis remains illegal in Hawaii—with decriminalization only happening in 2019—such a high number isn’t very shocking. Still,…

Arkansas Secretary of State Calls Legalization Ballot Measure Insufficient

Arkansas’ secretary of state said on Tuesday that a proposed measure to legalize recreational cannabis in the state is not…

Researchers Studying Psilocybin as Treatment for Obesity

Building on the growing evidence that psilocybin has the potential to treat a host of serious mental health conditions, researchers…

Brian Moreno Thinks Differently About Aliens And So Should You

In late September 2019, a group of individuals banded together around a Facebook event to breach the heavily guarded gates…

United Kingdom Blocks Bermuda Territory from Legalizing Cannabis

The Royal Gazette stated that on Sept. 6, Bermuda Governor and Commander-in-Chief Rena Lalgie was “instructed” by United Kingdom Foreign…

Weed Legalization in Germany Hampered by EU Laws

Germany has slowed its plans to legalize cannabis this year, with some officials expressing concern that a hastily drafted reform…

New Jersey Lays Out Guidance For Cannabis Rules in the Workplace

Regulators in New Jersey last week issued fresh employment guidance for cannabis use among workers, as the state navigates through…

Pregnant Women in Alabama Are Being Jailed For Smoking Pot

A string of recent media reports has brought attention to a troubling development out of Alabama: for months, pregnant women…

Medical Cannabis Advocate, MMA Fighter Elias Theodorou Passes Away

Elias Theodorou, known for his successful mixed martial artist (MMA) career and medical cannabis advocacy, passed away at age 34…

World Anti-Doping Agency Keeps Cannabis Ban in Place

A year after saying it was reconsidering its ban on cannabis, the World Anti-Doping Agency will reportedly keep the ban…

San Francisco Supervisors Vote To Decriminalize Psychedelics

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors last week voted to pass a measure to decriminalize natural psychedelics such as magic…

Black Market Cannabis Raids Uncover Victims of Human Trafficking in California

Authorities and advocates say that helping these victims isn’t always a simple task, as many don’t admit to being trafficked…

FaZe Rain Launches New Cannabis Brand with The Parent Company

California-based cannabis firm The Parent Company announced on Monday the launch of RCVRY, a new brand co-founded by professional esports…

New Frontier Data Projects 27.7 Million Pounds of Cannabis Cultivated in 2030

Cannabis data company New Frontier Data released “Growing Excellence: Seven Ways to Optimize Cannabis Cultivation in Newly Legal Markets” on Sept….

Legalization Campaign Kicks Off in Maryland Ahead of November Vote

A campaign to bring legal cannabis to Maryland officially kicked off in earnest on Thursday, as supporters look to build…

Pressure Builds on Florida Gov. DeSantis to Toss Out Dosage Limits

Patients and advocates in Florida are fed up with restrictions to access for medical cannabis. Florida health officials enacted new…

Benzinga Cannabis Conference Kicks Off in Chicago Next Week

Thousands of cannabis entrepreneurs and activists are expected to descend upon Chicago next week for the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference….

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Signs Deal With Leading European Manufacturer and Distributor to Expand Channel Access to Products Throughout the Region

Global Cannabis Company Expands Supply Chain in Europe through Agreement with Complete Hemp Technologies SAN DIEGO, CA, Sept. 08, 2022…

Retailers Count Down to Legalization in Vermont

It has been a long time coming, but Vermont is poised to finally enjoy cannabis legalization, and retailers are getting…

Brooklyn DA to Vacate Hundreds of Convictions Prosecuted With Help of Corrupt Cops

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office will vacate hundreds of convictions that were secured based on testimony from corrupt cops, including…

Inspections of Washington, D.C. ‘Gifting’ Shops Put on Pause

Planned inspections of Washington, D.C.’s unlicensed cannabis retailers have reportedly been delayed. The inspections, which were announced last month by…

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Cannabis Banking Legislation

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters support legislation to allow the banking industry to provide financial services to legal cannabis businesses,…

King’s College London Begins 6,000-Person Study on Cannabis, Mental Health

King’s College London, which is ranked one of the top 10 universities in the U.K., recently announced that it would…

New Study Suggests Expectations May Drive Effects of Microdosing Psilocybin

The purported positive effects of microdosing psilocybin could be driven by the expectations of those taking the drug, according to…

Amid Record-Breaking Heat Wave, California Officials Urge Growers to Save Power

The sense of urgency has been laid out as California’s capitol recently recorded its hottest day on record, with the…

Pennsylvania Announces Program to Pardon Thousands of Pot Convictions

Pennsylvania residents who have previously been busted for cannabis now have a pathway to a clean record. Gov. Tom Wolf…

California Governor Passes Two Medical Cannabis Patient Protection Bills

On Sept. 2, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1954 and Senate Bill 988. Assembly Bill 1954, which was…

Teen and Adult Smokers ‘No Less Likely to be Motivated’ Study Shows

New research once again destroys the lazy stoner stereotype, or the cannabis amotivational syndrome theory, instead showing both teen and…

Missouri Lawmakers Want Weed Legalization Added to Upcoming Special Session

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers and cannabis activists is calling on Missouri Governor Mike Parson to include recreational marijuana…

Legal Cannabis Sales Dip Sharply in Colorado

Sales of both medical and recreational cannabis in Colorado plummeted in June compared to the previous year, the state’s Department…

From the Archives: Hash in the U.S.S.R. (1974)

It was the C.I.A. that sent me to Russia. Not that I’d planned it that way. But after studying Russian…

Afroman’s Ohio Residence Raided by Local Law Enforcement

Afroman recently shared that his home in Ohio was raided on Aug. 21 by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Although…

Legal Weed Likely To Cost Drug Companies Billions

Cannabis legalization is projected to cost conventional pharmaceutical companies billions of dollars in reduced drug sales and stock market value,…

Rainbow Fentanyl Scourge is Targeting ‘Kids and Young Adults,’ DEA Warns

Brightly colored fentanyl pressed into pills or in a chalky form—called rainbow fentanyl—were found in 18 states, a press release…

Applications for Recreational Cannabis Licenses Open in Detroit

Two lawsuits filed in Michigan earlier this year challenged the recreational cannabis ordinance in Detroit. However, the lawsuits have now…

Harvard Grad Student Dies in Bali From Police Brutality Over Cannabis Arrest

Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, 32, a Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) graduate student from Peru, died on August 11 while under police…

NBA’s Montrezl Harrell Has Felony Weed Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor

Former Charlotte Hornets forward Montrezl Harrell pleaded guilty to a single count of misdemeanor marijuana possession on Wednesday, avoiding felony…

Tennis Star Nick Kyrgios Calls Fault on Cannabis Smell at US Open

Nick Kyrgios tasted victory, and caught a whiff of marijuana, in his second round match at the US Open on…

John Fetterman to Push Biden on Legalizing Cannabis

John Fetterman, who is currently a U.S. Senate candidate wants to hold President Joe Biden accountable for one of his…

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Protecting Workers’ Off-Duty Cannabis Use

California lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill to protect employees who use marijuana off the job. If…

Olympian Joseph Schooling Apologizes for Smoking Weed Amid Backlash

Olympic gold medalist and swimmer Joseph Schooling, 27, apologized after facing backlash from his native Singapore for smoking weed while…

Oklahoma Supreme Court To Consider Whether Legalization Initiative Will Qualify For Ballot

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to settle a dispute surrounding a recreational cannabis initiative that could appear on…

California Department of Cannabis Announces Seizure of $1 Billion in Illegal Pot This Past Year

The DCC announced on Aug. 25 that it has officially seized more than $1 billion worth of illegal cannabis. The…

Survey Says Americans Are Choosing Pot Over Cigarettes

More Americans are smoking marijuana than cigarettes, according to a new survey, marking a milestone shift in consumer habits in…

Student Loan Forgiveness Limited By the War on Drugs

President Joseph Biden last week announced a long-awaited plan to forgive student loan debt, saying the move will provide needed…

Psychedelic Advocate Facing Charges Calls for Help, Law Reform in New York

Friday, June 10, psychedelic advocate Aaron Genuth was arrested in Ulster County by New York State Police officers. He is…

Florida Gov. DeSantis to Pot Licensees: ‘Charge These People More’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told a group of reporters on August 23 that medical cannabis license holders in the state…

Canada Border Agency Seizes Almost 2,000 Pounds of Illegal Cannabis Export

According to a press release from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Aug. 24, the agency announced that it…

Poll: South Dakota Legalization Initiative in Danger of Failing

A marijuana legalization initiative in South Dakota is in serious danger of going up in smoke this November, according to…

Biotech Firm Launches Trial To Study LSD As Treatment For Anxiety

A New York-based biotech firm has begun a clinical trial to study LSD as a treatment for anxiety, announcing last…

San Diego’s Social Equity Proposal Could Provide Needed Fixes

San Diego’s proposal to establish a social equity program would present eligibility criteria that would help participants find locations, get…

A Brief Interview With Prof. Yimin Yang, Discoverer of Ancient Chinese Cannabis

Circa-Millions of Years Ago Talk about a long growing season, Cannabis has been growing wild on our planet provenly, for…

Study Shows 20% Increase in Frequency of Cannabis Consumption in Recreational States

A new study published in the journal Addiction on Aug. 24 analyzed cannabis consumption data across the nation, with a…

Kevin Nash to Debut Strain on Dispensary Tour in Michigan

Seasoned pro wrestler and NWO co-founder Kevin Nash is going full throttle into the cannabis industry by launching his own…

Application Period Opens for New York Recreational Dispensaries

New York officially began accepting applications for recreational cannabis dispensaries on Thursday, a milestone in the Empire State’s new era…

U.S. Forest Service Employees Still Banned From Consuming Cannabis

On Aug. 22, the U.S. Forest Service Human Resources published a notice to remind employees that cannabis consumption is not…

Legalization Opponents Sue To Block Initiative From Missouri Ballot

A coalition of groups opposed to drug reform efforts has filed a lawsuit to block an initiative to legalize recreational…

Study: Pot and Psychedelic Use Among Young Adults Reaches ‘Historic Highs’

Young adults in the United States that are using cannabis and hallucinogens spiked to reach “historic highs,” according to new…

Hong Kong Expected To Ban CBD

According to the Hong Kong Free Press, a Hong Kong Legislative Council Panel on Security announced in June that it…

California Governor Vetoes Bill Authorizing Safe Injection Sites

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday vetoed a bill that would have authorized a limited number of safe injection sites,…

Nebraska Medical Pot Initiative Fails To Qualify For Ballot

A bid to get a medical cannabis proposal on the Nebraska ballot this year officially came up short on Monday….

Dennis Rodman Proposes to Negotiate Russia Brittney Griner Release

Never one to shy away from springing into action on the fly, former NBA star Dennis Rodman announced his mission…

Oklahoma Legislation Appears To Fall Short of Ballot

A recreational legalization initiative in Oklahoma may be in jeopardy of not making it to the state ballot this November,…

U.S. Cannabis Council Appoints New CEO Khadijah Tribble

The U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC) announced on August 19 that it has named Khadijah Tribble to serve as the organization’s…

DEA Chooses Seventh Cannabis Cultivator License for Research Purposes

Maridose LLC, based in Maine, announced on Aug. 19 that it officially received a federal cultivation license from both the…

Cannabis Conviction Expungement Clinics Coming to Buffalo, New York

Officials in Erie County, New York announced last week that a series of cannabis conviction expungement clinics will be held…

New Rules Published by Transportation Department Warn Medical Examiners of CBD

Draft rules were published on the Federal Register on Aug. 15, which guides medical examiners (MEs) who conduct physical examinations…

Strike at Distribution Centers Could Lead to Shortages at British Columbia Pot Shops

Workers at British Columbia’s only wholesaler and distributor of regulated cannabis products went on strike this week, leaving the province’s…

Thailand To Pot-Smoking Tourists: You’re Not Welcome Here!

A top Thailand official has a clear message to would-be tourists who are considering a cannabis-filled visit to the southeast…

New York City Police Crack Down on Weed Trucks in Times Square

Police descended upon over a dozen weed trucks in the Times Square area of New York City Tuesday in the…

Psychedelic Church Files Lawsuit Over Police Raid

A California church that distributes cannabis and psychedelic drugs for sacramental purposes has filed a lawsuit against the City of…

Mars Wrigley Wins Lawsuit Against Cannabis Companies Selling Skittles Trademark

Mars Canada Inc., global candy giant and Mars Wrigley, which oversees confections such as of M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, ORBIT®, EXTRA® and Skittles®,…

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Reports $7.8 Million in Net Revenue in 2022 Second Quarter Financial and Operational Results

SAN DIEGO, CA, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded…

South Dakota Reservation Bans Alcohol, Allows Cannabis

One South Dakota reservation, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, allows legal cannabis, though they still ban alcohol from within the…

People With First-Hand Experience More Likely to Perceive Pot Positively

Ever heard the old adage, “don’t knock it ‘til you try it’? Gallup’s latest polling data seems to support that…

Nevada Funds Investigation on Implementing Automatic Record Sealing for Cannabis Convictions

Earlier this month, three nonprofit organizations (the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Legal Services, and Code for America)…

Texas Poll Shows Majority Support Legalizing Recreational Weed

A majority of registered voters in Texas are in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis, according to the results of a…

Arizona Cannabis: Recreational Sales Sky-High While Medical Sales Plummet

The two regulated cannabis markets in Arizona are currently heading in different directions. For the Grand Canyon State’s newly launched…

New York Regulators Issue First 15 Licenses for Cannabis Processors

New York regulators on Monday awarded 15 licenses for adult-use cannabis processors, a key step in the path to the…

DoorDash Driver Delivers Side of Weed, Gets Canned

One DoorDash customer received more than he bargained for when he placed an order of food—finding an unwanted bag of…

Tiny Homes in Europe Created With Corrugated Hemp Sheets

A social enterprise non-profit called Common Knowledge based out of Ireland, along with an England-based hemp farm called Margent Farm,…

Brittney Griner Appeals Conviction in Russian Drug Case

Lawyers for the American basketball star Brittney Griner said Monday that they have filed an appeal of her guilty verdict…

North Dakota Will Vote on Recreational Weed Legalization in November

State officials in North Dakota announced on Monday that an initiative to legalize cannabis for adults has qualified for the…

New Jersey Cannabis: Almost $80 Million Sold in First 10 Weeks

New Jersey’s recently launched legal cannabis market has racked up nearly $80 million worth of sales in the first ten…

New Analysis of SAFE Banking Act Asks for 10 Amendments to Improve Equity

A paper written by the Cannabis Regulators of Color Coalition (CRCC) was published by the Ohio State University Moritz College of…

Seattle Mayor Introduces Bills to Enhance Equity in Cannabis Industry

People asked, and the voices have been heard about the push for a more equitable cannabis industry, and Seattle, Washington…

California Legislature Strips Psychedelics Decriminalization from Senate Bill

Provisions of a California bill that would have decriminalized psychedelic drugs including magic mushrooms, LSD, and MDMA were stripped from…

Regulators Approve Medical Cannabis Rules in Alabama

Regulators in Alabama last week signed off on rules for the state’s new medical cannabis law. The Montgomery Advertiser reported…

New VR Tech Emulates Psychedelic Experience

The psychedelic renaissance is upon us, with myriad research showing how substances like psilocybin, LSD, and more aid in mental…

Chris Webber Launches New Strains With ‘Players Only’

NBA Hall of Famer Chris Webber announced the launch of his cannabis brand Players Only with his business partner, Lavetta…

Draft Rules Published for U.S. Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Program

On Aug. 10, the V.I. Cannabis Advisory Board (VICAB) in the U.S. Virgin Islands unanimously approved draft regulations for its…

Massachusetts Governor Signs Cannabis Social Equity Bill

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation on Thursday to amend the state’s marijuana laws, approving the addition of social equity…

Recreational Pot Question Back on Arkansas Ballot—But Will Votes Count?

The Arkansas Supreme Court this week said that a marijuana legalization proposal should be placed back on the state’s ballot,…

New York To Start Accepting Dispensary Applications This Month

New York’s Office of Cannabis Management said Thursday that it will begin accepting applications for adult-use cannabis retail licenses later…

Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HM Pharma Submits CBD Product Dossier; Receives Sanitary Registration in Brazil

SAN DIEGO, CA, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis…

Colorado Cannabis Industry Experiences First-Ever Decline

Ever since cannabis became recreationally legal in Colorado, the industry has been on an upturn. Now, for the first time…

San Francisco City Leaders To Consider Psychedelics Decriminalization Measure

City leaders in San Francisco will consider a proposed ordinance to decriminalize the use of natural psychedelics including psilocybin and…

Study Finds Fewer Cannabis Consumers View Cigarette Use as Harmful

A new study, entitled “Everything old is new again: Creating and maintaining a population-level ‘shared reality’ of health risks associated…

Washington, D.C. Officials To Begin Inspections of ‘Gifting’ Shops Next Month

Regulators in the nation’s capital announced last week that they will start inspections of unlicensed cannabis businesses to verify compliance…

Legalization Initiative Qualifies for Missouri Ballot

A proposal to legalize recreational cannabis use for adults officially qualified for the Missouri ballot this week, giving voters there…

Newest Legalization Effort in Florida Receives $5 Million in Support

A legalization campaign recently launched by Smart & Safe Florida has garnered the support of medical cannabis company Trulieve and…

Michigan’s Top Cannabis Regulator Stepping Down

The official overseeing Michigan’s cannabis regulatory arm who has helped shape the state’s nascent recreational pot market is leaving his…

Spice, K2 Use Falls in States With Legal Weed, Study Shows

Toxic exposure to dangerous drugs that mimic the structure and effects of THC fell in states that legalized cannabis, according…

Cyberattack Leaves Ontario Cannabis Store Unable to Fill Orders

Ontario’s only wholesaler and online retailer of legal cannabis is unable to process orders or make deliveries to weed shops…

$100K of Weed, Inventory Stolen at Gunpoint From Oakland Dispensary

Suspects are still at-large after C.R.A.F.T. Cannabis in Oakland in California was robbed at gunpoint and about $100,000 in product…

Rejected Cannabis Ballot Initiative in Arkansas Taken to Supreme Court

The ballot initiative submitted by the Responsible Growth Arkansas, a cannabis advocacy group, was recently rejected on Aug. 3 by…

NFL Says Aaron Rodgers’ Ayahuasca Trip Didn’t Violate Drug Policy

The NFL says that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not violate league rules when he previously consumed the…

New Jersey Opens Public Comment Period for Proposed Cannabis Rule Amendments

New Jersey residents have the opportunity to provide input on upcoming adult-use cannabis rule updates—input that officials say can have…

Oregon Law Enforcement Seizes Illegal Cannabis Plants, Leaves Four Plants Behind

The Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) worked with Josephine County Code Enforcement to raid the grow on Aug. 4 in…

Biden: U.S. To ‘Pursue Every Possible Avenue’ To Bring Griner Home

President Joe Biden has called on Moscow to release Brittney Griner and said the United States will continue to secure…

Wisconsin Governor Pardons Several for Cannabis Offenses

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued another round of pardons last week, including 11 for individuals previously convicted of cannabis-related offenses….

California Bill To Bar Employment Urine and Hair Drug Tests for Cannabis Advances

A bill that would add protections to employees in California who consume cannabis off the clock is advancing and could…

Former NBA Player Iman Shumpert Arrested in Texas for Cannabis Possession

Former NBA athlete Iman Shumpert, known for playing on teams such as the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings,…

New Mexico Cannabis Sales Hit $40 Million in July

State officials in New Mexico announced this week that sales of regulated cannabis topped $40 million in July, setting a…

Oregon Psilocybin Rules Set To Be Finalized in December

The Oregon Health Authority’s Oregon Psilocybin Services Section is currently working on finalizing a regulatory framework to manage psilocybin legalization….

NFL Star Aaron Rodgers Used Ayahuasca Before Dual MVP Seasons

NFL star quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed this week that he traveled to South America to take ayahuasca before being selected…

Russian Court Finds Brittney Griner Guilty in Drug Trial

A Russian court on Thursday found American basketball star Brittney Griner guilty of drug charges and sentenced her to nine…

California Lawmakers Approve Bill Authorizing Safe Consumption Sites

The California Senate took new strides in the effort to control the steep increase in drug overdose deaths this week…

Study Finds Genetic Link to Effects of Psychedelic Drugs

Common genetic variations in a particular serotonin receptor could be responsible for the varying effects psychedelic drugs have on different…

Cannabis Industry Seen as a Target for Union Expansion

The cannabis industry is seeing a need for unions as more workers are hired and more states legalize. There is…

Now You Can Find Award-Winning West Coast Strains in Massachusetts

On the hunt for Runtz in Beantown? Look no further. Ayr Wellness, leading vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operator, has announced its…

Cannabis Cafes Emerge in Post-Legalization Thailand

Reuters reports this week that “several” such cannabis cafes have opened in the capital city of Bangkok since Thailand decriminalized…

Honoring the Legacy of Michigan Advocate Zahra Abbas

The cannabis community suffers great losses in the passing of its community members, but today it is with great regret…

Children’s Hospital in Arizona Accepts Dispensary Donation

Money from cannabis is just as green as money from any other industry, one business proved. A leading Arizona dispensary…

Brittney Griner Returns to Russian Court for Cannabis Trial

Basketball star Brittney Griner returned to a Russian courtroom on Tuesday as her trial on charges of possessing cannabis when…

With Fate of Ballot Initiative Up in the Air, Poll Finds Majority of Missouri Voters Back Legalization

It is still unclear whether a proposal to legalize cannabis use for adults will qualify for this year’s ballot in…

Arkansas Weed Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

Arkansas state officials announced last week that a proposed ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana has received enough signatures to…

New Report Recommends Tips for Successful Cannabis-Impaired Driving Campaigns

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) commissioned a report about educational campaigns on cannabis and driving on July 26. The…

Bipartisan Bill Would Clear Federal Marijuana Misdemeanor Records

American lives have been uprooted because of simple misdemeanor marijuana offenses—punishments for an activity that is now legal for various…

Oklahoma Puts Moratorium On Issuing New Medical Cannabis Licenses

State officials in Oklahoma have put a moratorium on issuing new licenses for medical marijuana businesses in a bid to…

New York Gov. Signs Smoking Ban in State-Owned Beaches, Parks

New Yorkers hoping to enjoy a smoke or a toke in one of the state’s beaches or parks might want…

Massachusetts Lawmakers Pass Compromise Bill on Cannabis Industry Reform

Lawmakers in Massachusetts passed a bill late Sunday night that will bring a host of different reforms to the state’s…

Poll States 28% of Americans Have Tried At Least One Psychedelic Substance

The poll asked 1,000 adults to answer questions online between July 22-25, which revealed that 28% of Americans have used…

Denver Weed Delivery Services Face Mile-High Challenges

When city officials in Denver, Colorado authorized home delivery of cannabis products in April of last year, licenses for cannabis…

Bid To Get Legalization Initiative on Missouri Ballot ‘Isn’t Dead’ Yet

Amid growing speculation that activists may have fallen short in their bid to get a cannabis legalization question on this…

Another American Caught With Weed in Russia Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

A United States citizen, teacher, and lecturer was slapped with 14 years of hard time in prison for a little…

First THC-Friendly Bar and Restaurant Opens in Tennessee

Tennessee’s first bar and restaurant to serve THC opened today in the Germantown neighborhood located in Nashville. The restaurant gets…

Switzerland Medical Cannabis Law Goes Live August 1

Starting on August 1, Switzerland’s medical cannabis law will officially launch. This news is the result of the amendment of…

Biden Administration Proposes Prisoner Swap To Free Brittney Griner

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken revealed on Wednesday that the United States has offered to release a Russian arms dealer…

Trump Urges ‘Very Quick Trial’ and Death Penalty for Drug Dealers

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday gave a clue to his vision for a potential return to the Oval Office,…

Exclusive: Ice T and Charis B’s New Jersey Dispensary Gets Green-Lighted

Ice T and a Playboy Playmate Charis B, founder of The Medicine Woman, are teaming up to open a dispensary…

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

A Senate panel met on Tuesday to consider a bill that would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level, less than…