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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

University of Florida to study medical cannabis as opioid alternative

On the same day that President Donald Trump labeled opioid-related deaths a “national health emergency,” word spread that the University of Florida Health will study the medical benefits of cannabis as a possible alternative to the narcotic. The school’s doctors will also study MMJ’s benefits for HIV patients. The five-year study is being funded by a [...]

Recap of the Week: California wildfires, Maryland medical cannabis lawsuit & Arkansas CPAs + MMJ

The events of the past week set several precedences for the cannabis industry. First, the importance of insuring farms. The effects of the wild fires in California are yet to be realized. Second, state licensing is still a work in progress. Standing one's ground can result in forward movement in the industry. Lastly, professional boards [...]

Greengro Technologies Signs $8.4 Million Contract With Canna Culture Collective Inc., to Build a State of the Art 2-Acre Fully Automated PV Solar Glass Hydroponic Cannabis Greenhouse in Greenfield California

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greengro Technologies, Inc., (OTC:GRNH), a leader in the US indoor controlled environment agriculture and vertical farming industry, today announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Biodynamics, Inc., was awarded a purchase contract to build a 2-acre turn-key fully automated photovoltaic solar glass hydroponic cannabis greenhouse in Greenfield California, for [...]

Should towns that ban pot dispensaries get the tax revenue? Share your thoughts… Leave a comment.

Who should share in the spoils of the new recreational marijuana industry? If pro-pot advocates get their way, it won’t be any of the more than 100 municipalities that have enacted bans, moratoriums, or tight limits on licensed marijuana operations. Proponents of legalized marijuana are planning to push the Legislature to block cities and towns [...]