Recap of the Week: CA marijuana rules, Maryland’s MMJ launch & Sessions + cannabis

The week of Nov. 11th - 17th brought several positive headlines. First, California reveals the licensing rules for its marijuana industry; Second, Maryland’s medical cannabis appears ready to launch; and Lastly, but certainly not least, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicates the DOJ has no plans to suppress the marijuana industry. Here’s a closer look [...]

Here are the rules for legal marijuana in California once law goes into effect Jan. 1

Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Those regulations are in the new rule book for California’s cannabis industry, which state regulators released Thursday. “I feel a big sigh of relief. It’s a big milestone for us to [...]

The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’

A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week. Except that’s not what the doctors meant. “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that child,” said Thomas Nappe, an author of the report who is now the [...]

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz: Stop punishing cannabis industry. Remove 280E from tax code.

Guest op-ed: "How many American lives could we save, if we simply started treating the marijuana industry and canna-businesses fairly?" By Matt Gaetz, Guest Commentary In 1981, a Tax Court judge ruled on tax deductions taken by Mr. Jeff Edmonson, a man with a unique business: the large-scale distribution of drugs. For the tax year [...]

The Cannabis Industry Has Had Explosive Growth in Business Expos and It Isn’t Slowing Down

Expos are where entrepreneurs find their way to cannabis opportunity. Las Vegas is getting ready for the upcoming MJ Business Conference & Expo, which is expected to draw almost 17,000 attendees from businesses involved in the industry, from businesses that service the industry, investors looking to enter the industry, to…well, just about anyone who has heard [...]

Recap of the Week: Leafly layoffs, deceiving CBD labels & Detroit’s MMJ wins

The events of the week of Nov. 4th - Nov. 10th included a few 'Wow!' moments and some 'Oh my!' moments as well. Leafly laid off employees amid new leadership, a study said most CBD products are improperly labeled, and Detroit voters approved pro-medical marijuana laws. Here’s a closer look at some key developments in the [...]

Colorado girl suing U.S. attorney general to legalize medical marijuana nationwide

LARKSPUR, Colo. -- Alexis Bortell is hardly the first child whose family moved to Colorado for access to medical marijuana. But the 12-year-old is the first Colorado kid to sue U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions over the nation's official marijuana policy. "As the seizures got worse, we had to move to Colorado to get cannabis because [...]

The Next 15 States to Legalize Marijuana

A record high 64% of Americans support legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to a 2017 Gallup Poll. Support for legalization is rooted in changing perceptions of the drug’s potential harm, as well as the prospect of hundreds of millions of dollars in marijuana sales and excise tax revenue for state governments. The growing acceptance [...]

Marijuana: 5 Things that Science Says About the Herb

One of the most ironic stories in the history of human race on Earth is making an herb, with great potential benefits, banned for use because of certain political beliefs that marijuana, the same with other drugs such as cocaine and heroine, is addictive and can be a driver for the user to become abusive, [...]

Recap of the Week: Rescheduling marijuana in NJ, Cleveland’s limits on MMJ locations & FDA + CBD

The events of the week of Oct. 28th - Nov. 3rd brought BIG NEWS! A New Jersey court tells the state to review how it classifies marijuana, Cleveland imposes strict limits on where MMJ companies can locate, and the FDA issues warnings to CBD producers. Here’s a closer look at these significant developments in the marijuana [...]