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17
Mar

Arizona Dispensaries Rewarding Covid-19 Vaccinations With Free Edibles

A chain of cannabis dispensaries in Arizona is offering an enticing incentive to those who have received a Covid-19 vaccine: free marijuana edibles. The offer from The Mint dispensaries continues a trend of support for coronavirus vaccinations from members of the cannabis community seen in other locations across the country.

Thu
11
Mar

Mexico Publishes Approved Cannabis Regulations

Mexico turned a bunch of heads this week with the news that, finally, recreational cannabis is being seriously considered. The House supports it, and the president is expected to sign it into a law. Now, the country has also announced what the cannabis regulations will be if it passes. 

Wed
10
Mar

Rhode Island Senators Propose Recreational Cannabis Legalization

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Rhode Island is the next in a series of states to propose recreational cannabis as a way to boost the economy following the impacts of COVID. 

Tue
09
Mar

The Importance of Environmental Control When Growing Cannabis

When the team at East Coast Cultivation set out to build its new indoor grow operation in Rhode Island, it knew it had to nail one thing: environmental controls.

“The key factor in having a successful grow is controlling your environment,” said East Coast Cultivation CEO and co-founder Joe Welch. “Once you lose control of your environment, the serious crop-crushing issues begin to take hold.”

Mon
08
Mar

Minnesota Lawmakers Push To Allow Cannabis Flower For Medical Marijuana Patients

A proposed bill in the Minnesota state senate would make it legal for medical cannabis patients in the state to use marijuana flower for treatment.

The legislation cleared its first hurdle earlier this month, with the bill getting passed out of the Senate Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee on March 1. According to local television station KSTP, current law in Minnesota only allows medical cannabis to be distributed in pill or liquid form.

Thu
03
Dec

Research Indicates CBD Does Not Impair Driving Ability

A new study conducted by Australian and Dutch research experts and published in JAMA looked at how CBD impacts driving, and it found that while THC can definitely cause driving impairment issues, there is not yet any evidence that CBD alone can.

“With rapidly changing attitudes towards medical and non-medical use of cannabis, driving under the influence of cannabis is emerging as an important and somewhat controversial public health issue,” said Iain McGregor of the University of Sydney, who worked on the study. “While some previous studies have looked at the effects of cannabis on driving, most have focused on smoked cannabis containing only THC (not CBD) and have not precisely quantified the duration of impairment.”

Wed
25
Nov

Detroit City Council Approves Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

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The Detroit City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday that will permit recreational marijuana retailers and other adult-use cannabis businesses to operate in the city. The ordinance, which includes provisions to ensure that at least half of recreational pot businesses are owned by city residents, was introduced last month by Councilmember James Tate.

On Tuesday, Tate said that the ordinance is the product of two years of work “to identify ways to make sure there’s success” for residents of the city. Currently, only four of Detroit’s 46 medical marijuana retailers are owned by people who live in the city.

Mon
06
Jan

A look back at the top cannabis news stories of 2019

As we enter a new year and a new decade, it's exciting to predict where the cannabis industry will be in another ten years, and also to reflect on how far the industry as come. The legal industry has made incredible strides over the course of the last few years with more people than ever jumping on board for its benefits. The year 2019 was an especially interesting year with many highs and lows for cannabis businesses and consumers alike. It was an exceptionally rough year for cannabis stocks and it doesn’t look like 2020 will be much better. However, things continued to move forward despite financial woes.

Here’s a recap on some of the top stories from 2019:

Thu
02
Jan

Events that shaped Canada's cannabis industry in 2019

In October of 2018, Canada became the first G7 country to legalize recreational cannabis, and was only the second to fully legalize in the world after Uruguay. In the year to follow, Canada truly became a leader in the cannabis industry by showing the rest of the world what to do, and also what not to do. The year 2019 was certainly no walk in the park for marijuana businesses, or their patrons, but we’ve all learned some lessons through Canada’s cannabis growing pains. Here is a trip down memory lane to just a few of the top stories that shaped Canada’s cannabis landscape in 2019:

Tue
10
Dec

MJBizCon Las Vegas is here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And of course what we mean is that MJBizCon Las Vegas has arrived once again. Setup is officially underway at the world’s largest cannabis conference.

The conference will take place December 11 to 13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Approximately 35,000 people from more than 70 countries are expected to attend this year. The show will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from all different areas of the industry including greenhouse manufacturers, lighting suppliers, financial advisors, cannabis industry lawyers and everything in between. 


Booth are being put together for MJBizCon Las Vegas 

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