Life insurance companies in Canada are becoming more accepting of cannabis, and many firms have stopped categorizing pot users as smokers. Joan Weir, the director of health and disability policy for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, told the CBC that many companies are no longer penalizing light users and “have moved to a […]

Traffic deaths in Nevada dropped over 10 percent in the first year of recreational marijuana, according to data provided by the Nevada Department of Public Safety. Between July 2017 and May 2018 just 277 people died in car crashes in the state, compared to 310 traffic accident deaths between July 2016 and May 2017. One […]

Cannabis exposure during pregnancy is not independently associated with lower birthweight among infants, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. They reported that infants, on average, weighed no less than controls after researchers controlled for cofounders, particularly the maternal tobacco use. Investigators also failed to observe “significant effects of marijuana use […]

Recreational marijuana sales are legal in Massachusetts starting Sunday (though, there aren’t any stores actually licensed and open to make sales). But most of the state’s cities and towns have either a ban or a moratorium on retail sales. The skittishness on marijuana is evident among patients at Sira Naturals, a medical dispensary located in […]

Oklahoma voters on Tuesday approved an open-market medical marijuana program: no caps on the number of business licenses, and doctors can recommend medical marijuana for any patient ailment. Voters supported the measure by a double-digit margin despite a strong, last-minute opposition effort by a coalition that included the Oklahoma State Medical Association, religious leaders, law […]

The US Food and Drug Administration announced today, Monday June 25, the approval of the country’s first marijuana-based prescription medication. The drug is called Epidiolex and is a plant-derived oral solution of cannabidiol (CBD)—a chemical component of marijuana that does not cause intoxication or a euphoric “high.” The FDA approved it for use in patients […]

There is a surprising lack of precision when it comes to prescribing and using medical marijuana. Measuring the right dosage can be tough for cannabis patients who take their medicine in puffs instead of pills. That’s why metered dosing is becoming more popular in the medical market, where relief of symptoms is the primary reason […]

An enormous custom joint valued at a whopping $24,000 is the world’s most expensive ever, and you might get high just by looking at it. The record-setting doobie was commissioned by Stone Road Farms, an LA-based cannabis startup that recently hosted a benefit and auction in celebration of the company’s new compliance status in California. […]

California’s legislature is considering licensing its own cannabis banks to give the cannabis industry access to financial services not available to them federally. Despite the fact that cannabis businesses operate within their state’s legally regulated industries, they still represent a risk to federally licensed banks which could be charged for aiding in the trafficking of […]

Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after the Senate passed a “historic” bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29. Canada is only the second country in the world — and the first G7 nation — to implement legislation to permit a nationwide marijuana market. In the neighboring US, nine states and […]

A cannabis company in Oregon has teamed up with a dispensary to help kids taken from undocumented parents. Leif Goods will donate $1 for each of its chocolate bars sold at Farma during the next week. In the last six weeks, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has separated nearly 2,000 migrant children from their […]

A powerful congressional committee voted on Wednesday to reject a measure to protect banks that open accounts for marijuana businesses from being punished by federal financial regulators. Supporters then scrambled to craft a more limited measure focused on medical cannabis businesses, but it was ultimately withdrawn before a vote could take place. The broader measure […]

According to a new study, which will soon be published in the scientific journal Addiction, there is no link between the continuous use of cannabis and changes in the structure of the brain. For the study, researchers used MRI screenings to evaluate the connection between frequent marijuana use and the volumes of gray matter in […]

A new study published by High Yield Insights has found that 44% of cannabis consumers in legal, adult-use marketplaces self-identify as medical users. According to the study, the three most common reasons for self-medicating with cannabis are as pain relief (69 percent of respondents), sleep aids (65 percent), and anti-anxiety medication (54 percent). The report […]

That the cannabis industry is growing by leaps and bounds is not new news. Over half the United States has legalized some form of medical marijuana, with nine states enjoying full adult-use legalization. All of Canada is set to enjoy recreational cannabis in a few short months. The cannabis business is tough. At first, maybe, […]

Included in the U.S. Senate’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill is language that would legalize the production and sales of hemp. The move comes four years after U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell inserted a industrial hemp research pilot program into the 2014 Farm Bill. Since then, at least 35 states have taken up the offer and […]

While securing a state license can be daunting, getting approval from local municipalities to establish a cannabis business within their city limits can pose its own set of challenges, from moratoriums to impossible zoning requirements. CannaAdvisors, a Colorado-based cannabis consultancy, worked with some of the first licensees in Massachusetts’ medical marijuana program and has clients […]

Yesterday Senators Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill that would protect states with legalized marijuana, but many wondered if it actually has a chance to become law. Trump spoke to the press before leaving for a G7 summit in Canada when a reporter asked if the president supports Gardner and Warren’s bill. Trump […]

Here’s a striking figure for the nascent cannabis industry that only recently began to operate legitimately: It supports 125,000-160,000 full-time jobs in the United States. To put that in perspective, the marijuana industry now supports approximately the same numbers of full-time workers as there are librarians and kindergarten teachers in the country – and roughly […]

Law enforcement seized almost 40 percent fewer cannabis plants in the U.S. in 2017 than the previous year, according to new numbers from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The annual data, published in the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Statistical Report, shows that the feds and their law enforcement partners seized about 3.38 million marijuana plants […]

There are certain states we think of when we think of marijuana sales, such as California and Colorado. But are there other states that are making a major impact on the cannabis industry in the United States? Here is a list of the 10 states that had the highest marijuana sales in 2017: 10. Maine […]

The chances of the FDA every approving smokable marijuana were slim to none, according to FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb. He explained that the agency is apprehensive about giving its approval to a supposed medicine that is consumed through combustible means. Gottlieb likened the act of smoking pot to crushing up a prescription medicine and smoking […]

Things are moving fast in the international pharmaceutical industry’s push to turn the chemicals behind the remarkable properties of the cannabis plant into trademarked products. Fears about corporate cannabis have been mounting among small growers and their activist allies since the big push for legalization began nearly a decade ago now. This May alone, several […]

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There are many reasons hemp can be beneficial to American farmers. Unlike marijuana, hemp can be grown in large quantities outdoors, similar to wheat, corn or soybeans. It is also more adaptable than other major crops. Hemp requires only half as much water as corn, which saves farmers money, can be grown in a variety […]

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An article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health earlier this year found that claims about cannabis use decreasing fertility were not true. More than 4,000 women and 1,000 men were enrolled in the study to determine the effects of the drug on fertility. 12 percent of the women in the study and […]

Federal health officials recently published a report indicating that phony CBD products “poisoned” more than 50 people in Utah during the winter months of 2017. Dozens of these individuals were forced to seek emergency medical treatment for side effects synonymous with the momentary flashes of madness typically associated with spice — often referred to as […]

Representatives of the cannabis industry are ramping up their lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill, urging lawmakers to take action on taxes that affect their industry. The main request in meetings with members of Congress this week: overturning a regulation that prevents legal cannabis companies from deducting operating expenses. Members of the industry have been disappointed […]

Sublingual absorption cannabis products, like mints, breath strips, and gummies, are cannabis edibles that are dissolved under the tongue. They’re becoming increasingly popular in states where cannabis is legal for adult use for their fast onset and potent effects, but how do they work? Traditional edibles, like brownies or any kind of baked good or […]

At the recent CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference in New York City, many companies touted blockchain and cryptocurrency as a potential cure for the marijuana industry’s financial headache. Most banks won’t touch money from legal marijuana businesses because cannabis remains a Schedule I illegal drug at the federal level, meaning banks in the strictest sense risk […]

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7-Eleven stores across the country will begin carrying CBD products by the end of 2018, CBD company Phoenix Tears announced today in a press release. According to the release, up to 4,500 7-Eleven locations should carry the products by the end of this year — that number could go as high as 7,000 different stores […]

When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of place but also determined to make her mark. “That feeling just really stuck […]

Considering you read this website, we’re guessing you’re at least fairly knowledgeable when it comes to marijuana. But even experts don’t know everything about the miracle crop. Here are 10 facts about cannabis you might have never known: 1. There are more marijuana dispensaries in Colorado than Starbucks or McDonald’s locations. 2. Iceland has the […]