See Inside the Marijuana Facility Growing Some of Massachusetts’ First Legal Recreational Cannabis

The rows of marijuana plants sway under bright lights. A chef is preparing to dye gummy cubes different colors, while a worker labels packages. As it prepares to enter Massachusetts' legal market for recreational marijuana, New England Treatment Access has spent the last two years expanding. "It's a question of scale," said Norton Arbelaez, director of government affairs for NETA. NETA was one of the first two companies, along with Cultivate Read entire story

Ohio Is Having Trouble Finding Producers for Cannabis Edibles Market

It appears Ohio is having some difficulty scrounging up enough reputable cannabis companies to produce a variety of pot products for the state’s medical marijuana program. The Ohio Department of Commerce recently issued its first round of processor licenses, approving only 7 out of 104 applicants. The state says the majority of the businesses interested in producing marijuana–infused oils and treats did not meet the minimum requirements. So now, Read entire story

A Bethlehem Woman’s Uneasy Journey From Opioids to Cannabis

Toma Giuffre has binders full of newspaper clippings, personally annotated doctor’s notes, letters from lawmakers — all pieces of a puzzle she’s been trying to solve for decades: How to make the pain go away. For the last year, Giuffre, 74, has been collecting every published scrap of information on medical cannabis she can find, underlining the articles in different colors as she’s studied them time and again. When the state’s first medical Read entire story

Why Marijuana-infused Edibles are a Huge Opportunity for Entrepreneurs

Marijuana masked as something delicious is ideal for the cannabis curious who are reluctant to smoke. There are many ways to earn money in the marijuana industry without growing or selling marijuana flower. Increasingly, the most popular is through the creation of cannabis-infused edibles. There's also perhaps never been a better time to enter the industry. Colorado, Oregon and Washington were forerunners on legal recreational marijuana. But with 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

A Day Aboard a ‘Cannabus’: San Diego Enjoys Effects of Marijuana Tourism

California’s new recreational marijuana industry fears Trump is trying to stop the ride. To spend any time on this bus is to be sealed inside a giant bong on wheels. The soundtrack is Bob Marley, set to a beat of snapping lighters and coughing. Welcome to the "cannabus," a vehicle with tinted windows, about 30 seats, and one purpose: to facilitate the drinking of beer and the smoking of weed. Someone hands a young woman… (c) Cannabis Read entire story

Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Case Lets Little Girl Go Back to School

A little girl was back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois, last week, but only after a federal judge said it was OK for her to bring her prescription medication with her. Eleven-year-old Ashley Surin was not allowed to attend class because she wears a medical marijuana patch and uses cannabis oil and lotion to manage seizures. The medical marijuana and a special diet have worked wonders for her health, according to her… (c) Read entire story

Weedmaps Brings Pro-Marijuana Billboards to Michigan

A marijuana-related firm called Weedmaps is bringing its own “weedfacts” to Michigan during an ongoing petition drive seeking to put a marijuana legalization question on the 2018 statewide ballot. The California-based “technology and marijuana discovery service” company is paying for 22 pro-pot billboards in the Lansing region, 12 around Ann Arbor and six in Metro Detroit as part of an international campaign also targeting six other states and Read entire story

$1 Million in Marijuana Found in Brand New Ford Fusions

Word on the street is the new Ford Fusions are dope -- but not in the way you think. Authorities are looking into how marijuana worth $1 million was hidden in the trunks of brand new, Mexican-made Ford Fusions at a dealership in Ohio, according to Silverio Balzano, agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Youngstown office. The cars were manufactured at the Ford plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and were shipped by Read entire story

Marijuana Legalization Debate Keeps Burning in Delaware

The debate over legalized marijuana in Delaware is not going away despite state lawmakers shelving an effort to allow recreational cannabis sales to adults. The issue was thrust to the forefront of public policy debates in Delaware this year as advocates showed up in force at town hall meetings, organized lobbying events in Dover eventually got the ear of Gov. John Carney in a special meeting to discuss the legalization. Ultimately, advocates had Read entire story

Colorado’s Weed Boom will Fund Schools and Fight Opioid Addiction

The legal weed business is booming in Colorado, and the state has finalized plans to spend its pot tax windfall on health programs in public schools, housing for at-risk populations, and a new treatment program to combat the opioid crisis. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed a budget bill that dictates how money from the state’s “Marijuana Tax Cash Fund” will be spent. Colorado netted more than $105 million from marijuana taxes for the Read entire story

Medical Marijuana Dispensary has Made a Cannabis-Infused PIZZA for Patients in Boston

A medical marijuana dispensary has made a cannabis-infused pizza for patients who don't want to smoke the drug. The six-inch pie, which costs $38, was designed by Ermont Inc, a large marijuana business in Quincy, on the outskirts of Boston. It is topped with a potent tomato sauce, infused with 125mg of THC distillate, which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana. That is the equivalent to a quarter of a joint, or 12 doses of… (c) Read entire story

Total Marijuana Demand Tops Ice Cream in U.S.

The marijuana industry is growing so fast that if the government legalized it nationally it would outsell ice cream. A new report from Marijuana Business Daily estimates that the total demand for marijuana, including the black market, is $45-$50 billion. Annual ice cream sales are only $5.1 billion. Total recreational cannabis sales in the U.S. at this estimate would also top movie ticket sales ($11.1 billion) and snacks like Doritos, Cheetos and Read entire story

Cannabis For Canines. Yes It’s a Real Thing

More and more people are turning to marijuana for medical treatment and now some pet owners are purchasing a legal version of cannabis to give their canines some medical relief. Laura Kruse calls these supplements, made with cannabis, her ‘miracle capsules’ but they’re not for her. Instead, she mixes it into food for her aging, 14-year-old Yorkie mix named Tacy. Kruse says, for years, Tacy suffered severe anxiety and constant itching and Read entire story

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Reportedly Wants NFL to Stop Banning Marijuana

As a Philadelphia Eagles fan, I by definition cannot agree with anything that the Dallas Cowboys do, unless they choose to send all of their top players to the Eagles. However, at the recent National Football League (NFL) owners-only meeting in Arizona, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may have offered an interesting suggestion: stop banning marijuana use among NFL players. Of course, I wasn't part of this meeting, since owning an Eagles game ticket Read entire story

Weed Yoga, Naked Yoga, Yoga With HGoats: Have We Reached Peak Namaste?

A pungent fog blankets Goda Yoga in Culver City. It’s Friday night and the studio is packed, with overflow mats extending down the back hall to the bathroom. Votive candles and sitar music set the mood. But this class offers a whiff — actually plenty — of something extra: the unmistakable scent of marijuana. Participants vape, then stretch. It’s yoga with deep breathing. And, after several inhalations, a lot of coughing. - Read the Read entire story

Autism, AIDS, Alzheimer’s Among New Cannabis Oil-Eligible Conditions

A compromise bill to expand the conditions that can legally be treated with cannabis oil in Georgia is set to go before the Georgia House of Representatives on Wednesday. On Friday, a House committee approved changes to Senate Bill 16 which add several new conditions and keeps the maximum allowable percentage of THC at 5 percent. If the bill is approved by the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgians with “severe… (c) Read entire story

Growing Cannabis Outdoors in Alaska is Challenging, but Not Impossible

We are not quite at the real start of the indoor part of the outdoor growing season, so let me take a bit of space to answer some questions about cannabis. Where it has been legalized Outside, this plant has been hailed as the new tomato for home hobby gardeners. Lots of folks are trying to grow their own for the first time. Well, it is clear to me Alaska gardeners are no different. The… (c) Cannabis Culture - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Paging Dr. Spicer: Cannabis Could Help Fight Opioid Abuse and Save Us Billions, Actually

On Friday, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that 25% of U.S. overdoses are due to heroin, a Schedule 1 drug to which an estimated one million Americans are addicted, many of whom escalate to this cheaper option from prescription opioid dependence, which has millions more in its clutches. The day before, White House press secretary Sean Spicer seemed to link the country's massive opioid epidemic with the rising Read entire story

A Cannabis Marketing Company is Bringing Pot Parties to the Elderly

In April 2015, Carrie Tice was despairing over her 80-year-old mother’s advancing Alzheimer’s when a caregiver at her senior center in California recommended giving her a topical dose of marijuana. Many other drugs had failed, but the marijuana made her feel better immediately. She was more alert, more active and looked younger. By October last year, she had moved out of the senior center, and this year she moved in with her daughter in Read entire story