The Pot Industry is Overwhelmingly White, and One Congresswoman Wants to Change That

Rep. Barbara Lee of California has crafted a resolution to help open up the marijuana industry to people of color. Sometimes, all it takes is a poorly named weed strain to illuminate a real problem. Just this week, Shanita Penny, the president of the board of directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association, was contacted by a black woman who was shocked that a marijuana dispensary in Maryland is selling a strain called "Strange Read entire story

Maritimes Budding Marijuana Industry Shows Signs of Growth

The Maritimes budding marijuana industry is showing signs of growth this weekend in New Brunswick. One of the region’s big players is expanding its workforce, and at the same time, industry leaders from around the world will soon be arriving for an international meeting on the future of the business. Organigram already has close to 300 employees at its rapidly expanding facility in Moncton, and that number is poised to grow even larger. “We’re Read entire story

Free the Weed: A New Bill Could End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

After Sens. Gardner and Warren introduced the legislation, advocates call it the "most significant piece of marijuana-related legislation ever" A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced new legislation today that highlights the growing divisions within the Republican Party on the nation's current patchwork of marijuana laws. The effort to allow states to decide their own marijuana policy potentially pits President Trump, who has voiced support Read entire story

Pennsylvania Dad Treating Autistic Daughter with Medical Marijuana

A Pennsylvania father is making history, becoming the first parent in the state to treat his daughter’s autism with medical marijuana. He hopes it will help her live a normal life. Something as simple as singing the Alphabet is a major milestone for Cora Haloskie. The five-year-old from Albrightsville and her twin brother TJ have autism. Their father, Jeremy, says Cora’s symptoms were more severe. She was having meltdowns, sometimes 10 or 15 in Read entire story

‘Severe Restrictions’ Will Mean No Celebrity Endorsements of Pot Products: Bill Blair

Snoop Dog may have invested in Canada’s burgeoning legal marijuana market, but you won’t see the American rapper posing in front of a local store with a joint in hand anytime soon. In an interview on this weekend’s edition of The West Block, the federal government’s point-man on pot reiterated that celebrity endorsements of any kind for legal marijuana products will be forbidden. “The law is explicit and clear, that celebrity endorsement, Read entire story

A Budget Traveler’s Guide to Visiting Denver’s Recreational Weed Dispensaries

It was 7:00 p.m. on a Wednesday in January, but it felt like a Friday night in downtown Denver. Couples and groups of friends softly chatted as they waited their turn to enter. Judging by the crowds, you could easily think this was Colorado’s hottest club, if not for the faintly sweet smell of marijuana permeating the premises. Welcome to the world of legal recreational weed. The billion-dollar business of hydroponic grow labs and Read entire story

Smoke Weed? Get Paid

A new study wants to blaze a trail in marijuana research, and it’s calling on smokers for help. Eligible marijuana users are invited to participate in a paid, anonymous series of surveys over the course of one year as part of a groundbreaking study in medical marijuana, led by one of the medical field’s most prominent cannabis activists, Dr. Suzanne Sisley. Sisley, in joint effort with the University of Michigan, has also released an Read entire story

Alberta Real Estate Investor Stoked on Idea of Weed-friendly Buildings

‘The landlord would be getting a lot of really great tenants who just happen to want to smoke marijuana'. shares A Calgary-based landlord says he's looking to invest in rental properties where his tenants would be allowed to smoke marijuana after it becomes legal. William Blake has been involved with residential rentals for the past 20 years, and owns properties in Calgary and Grande Prairie. His buildings are all non-smoking; in the past, some Read entire story

Cannabis Beer Soon to be Available–in Canada

Perhaps it will be called Cannabeer. Whatever it’s called, according to Lauren Eads, the Drinksbusiness.com, Canada’s Province Brands (PB) “filed the provisional patent for the ‘world’s first beers brewed from the cannabis plant.’” Other companies have produced wine and beer laced with cannabis, but according to the Drinksbusiness article, PB is the first company with a global reach to produce beers brewed entirely from the cannabis plant. The Read entire story

Ontario Proposal to Allow Cannabis Consumption in Hotel Rooms Could Jump-start Pot Tourism

Ontario’s proposal to allow people to consume marijuana in hotel rooms opens the door to a boom in cannabis tourism, says lawyer Matt Maurer. Maurer heads the cannabis law group at Minden Gross in Toronto, and says he knows businesspeople who are interested in opening cannabis-friendly hotels and resorts. Maurer says he was surprised by the province’s proposal to loosen up the ban on consuming cannabis anywhere other than private homes. The Read entire story

Girl Scout Sells 300 Boxes of Cookies in 6 Hours Outside Marijuana Dispensary

One enterprising young Girl Scout has sold a phenomenal 300 boxes of cookies in six hours by setting up shop outside a marijuana dispensary. The Girl Scout and her father took their merchandise along to Urbn Leaf, a San Diego marijuana dispensary, on Friday morning (local time). Urbn Leaf posted a photo on Instagram of the girl holding five boxes of cookies. - Read the entire article at News. (c) Cannabis Culture - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Greenhouse Growers Take Chance on Cannabis in Push For Green

New interest in marijuana production presents an opportunity for licensed producers looking to scale up quickly. Inside this southern Ontario greenhouse, workers delicately clip each stem of a potted orchid onto thin, black stakes jutting out from its soil, marking the finishing touches on the final floral harvest before turning over a new leaf: marijuana. The Lincoln, Ont., facility, which was purchased by Newstrike Resources Ltd. last year and Read entire story

Amid an Industry Boom, Incarceration for Weed Still Threatens Black Women

Nija Guider, 21, spent three days in a Georgia jail ― locked away from her infant son ― because she attended a party where marijuana was present. Meanwhile, in states across the country, businesses, many run and funded by wealthy white men, stand to make millions of dollars selling the federally illegal substance. It is easy, amid the fog of flippant news coverage and caricatured weed culture, to mistake America’s stance on marijuana. Our Read entire story

How to Make Marijuana Milk

Many great dishes and recipes call for one of my favorite things, dairy, specifically milk. Hot chocolate, béchamel sauce, country gravy, are just the first few things that come to my mind that have a milk or cream base. If you have not learned by now, anything that can be medicated will get medicated around here, and this time we will tackle marijuana milk. This is another simple recipe to medicate and add to your… (c) Cannabis Culture - Read entire story

Ontario Considers Licensing Cannabis Lounges

Ontario is considering licensing lounges where people can consume marijuana when the drug becomes legal across Canada, according to regulations published by the province for public comment. Ontario is considering licensing lounges where people can consume marijuana when the drug becomes legal across Canada, according to regulations published by the province for public comment. The province also wants the public to weigh in on the idea of Read entire story

BMO Marks First Foray by a Major Canadian Bank in Marijuana Sector with $175M Deal

The big banks may be starting to warm up to the marijuana sector amid a spree of fundraising deals. Bank of Montreal broke new ground Wednesday for the “Big Five” Canadian lenders with its participation in a major marijuana deal. Smiths Falls, Ont.-based Canopy Growth Corp., Canada’s largest licensed producer of medical cannabis, announced a bought deal Wednesday of a little more than five million shares of the company, valued at approximately Read entire story

Aphria Buying Broken Coast Cannabis for $230M in Stock and Cash

Broken Coast operates an expanding indoor cannabis production facility on Vancouver Island. Licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. has signed a deal to buy Broken Coast Cannabis Inc., a cannabis producer on Vancouver Island, in a transaction it valued at $230 million in cash and stock. Under the agreement, Aphria will pay up to $10 million in cash with the remainder in shares based on a deemed price of $15.09 per share. "Adding one of Read entire story

Canada’s Largest Cannabis Producer Moves Into B.C. Greenhouses

CANNABIS CULTURE - Canada's biggest licensed cannabis producer is coming to British Columbia. Ontario's Canopy Growth Corporation has announced a new definitive joint venture agreement with an unnamed greenhouse operator in B.C. In an October 11 press release, Canopy Growth committed $20 million to the new company, BC Tweed Joint Venture Inc., in order to convert 1.3 million square feet of greenhouse space to cannabis production. The 30-acre Read entire story

Cannabis, the Holy Grail and the Secrets of the Templars?

I think today's, October, Friday the 13th, may in fact be the 100th anniversary since the Templars were rounded up and arrested on that date, in 1307! In celebration of this onerous date, I thought I'd release a little taste of what I have been working on in regards to the Templars relationship with cannabis and some of the claims that have been made about it from various sources, that I have been putting together for my… (c) Cannabis Read entire story

B.C., Alberta, Nova Scotia Seek Feedback on Proposed Cannabis Regulations

CANNABIS CULTURE – The governments of British Columbia, Alberta, and Nova Scotia are currently seeking public feedback regarding proposed cannabis regulations in each province. B.C. residents have until November 1, 2017, at 4PM to complete an online feedback form about the provincial government's proposed regulations – which cover issues such as the legal age of sale, impaired driving regulations, and public consumption – as well as attitudes Read entire story