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Ottawa Vaad Certifies First Kosher Medical Marijuana in Canada

Ottawa Vaad Certifies First Kosher Medical Marijuana in Canada

Ottawa Vaad Certifies First Kosher Medical Marijuana in Canada

A Quebec company has received the first kosher certification granted to medical marijuana products in Canada.

Marijuana Sales Can Make U.S. Tribes Richer and Poorer

Marijuana Sales Can Make U.S. Tribes Richer and Poorer

“This is going to be bigger than bingo,” James Billie told CNN over the summer. A former chief of the Seminole, whose company MCW gives financing and legal counsel to American Indian tribes to help them grow and sell marijuana on their land, Billie could barely contain his excitement.

Aurora Ships First 50 Kilos of Medical Cannabis to Germany

Aurora Ships First 50 Kilos of Medical Cannabis to Germany

Landmark legislation has led to the first serious deal in terms of shipping cannabis globally, with an initial consignment of dried medical cannabis already on its way to Germany for distribution. Now that Aurora are the proud recipients of a Health Canada issued Export Permit, they can legally send medical cannabis to Germany.

Why Hollywood's Marijuana Portrayals Are Out of Step With the Times

Why Hollywood’s Marijuana Portrayals Are Out of Step With the Times

Hollywood has a drug problem.

As America slowly crawls out from under the devastating weight of a failed War on Drugs, much of the entertainment industry still treats legal marijuana as a low-hanging punchline or forgettable.

Cultivation and Cannabis in California Counties

Cultivation and Cannabis in California Counties

Northern California counties are on the front lines of cannabis regulation. In this video, County Supervisors from in and around the area share their best advice on how to move forward in regulating this newly legal industry. Cannabis growers also weigh in on the importance of collaboration and working with local government to craft an ordinance that works for everyone.

Canada's Provincial Justice Ministers Want Answers on Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s Provincial Justice Ministers Want Answers on Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s justice ministers are asking for clarity and support as they scramble to organize and police an entirely new marijuana industry in less than 10 months.

The 'Limitless Future' of a Weed Extract that Doesn't Get You High

The ‘Limitless Future’ of a Weed Extract That Doesn’t Get You High

CBD—a purified weed extract that won’t get you stoned—is used to treat everything from breast cancer to stress relief, epilepsy to aching joints. VICE met up with David Bonvillain, who runs the CBD company Elite Botanicals, for an inside scoop on the extract’s “limitless future.”

Pot at Poker Tables? Democrats Push Weed to Boost Garden State Finances

Pot at Poker Tables? Democrats Push Weed to Boost Garden State Finances

New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City’s gambling heyday now past, politicians in the Garden State are aiming to grab marijuana’s riches while neighbors again play catch-up.

Poll: Massachusetts Voters Afraid Marijuana Legalization Will Take Hit

Poll: Massachusetts Voters Afraid Marijuana Legalization Will Take Hit

Massachusetts voters have strong doubts about the state’s ability to oversee the new law legalizing recreational pot, and most are concerned it will be influenced by politics, according to a new poll conducted by the Bernett Group for the Boston Herald.

Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Used Marijuana to Ease Cancer Pains

Olivia Newton-John Reveals She Used Marijuana to Ease Cancer Pains

Olivia Newton-John opens up about her second bout with cancer in a new interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes,” saying that at one point she couldn’t walk. The singer even admits that she used medical marijuana as treatment to ease the pain.

This Precision Weed Cooker Helps You Make Edibles in a Flash

This Precision Weed Cooker Helps You Make Edibles in a Flash

When it comes to edibles, ovens and crock pots cook cannabis pretty inconsistently, wasting weed and lowering the quality. With this in mind, entrepreneur Shanel Lindsay created her own science-savvy device that perfectly cooks pot every time you use it, leaving you ready to sprinkle it on your favorite foods in just one hour.

History of Marijuana in Minnesota

History of Marijuana in Minnesota

Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, so it isn’t particularly known for its marijuana, but the plant has a history with the state dating back when hemp production was common. Hemp became a cash crop in the state but by 1957, the federal government banned hemp production completely. Many marijuana supporters are fighting to make the law more inclusive and hopefully, to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota.

Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can’t Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State

Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can’t Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State

When retail outlets in California finally get permission to start selling recreational marijuana at the start of 2018, thanks to a vote last year, there’s one notable way they won’t be able to deliver the drug—by drone.

Banned Pesticides From Illegal Cannabis Farms Seep Into California Water

Banned Pesticides From Illegal Cannabis Farms Seep Into California Water

Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California’s forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show.

Pennsylvania auditor general says it's time to legalize marijuana

Pennsylvania Auditor General Says It’s Time to Legalize Marijuana

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale believes legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana could be an antidote to the state’s budget woes.

This Cannabis Distributor is Trying to Fight 'Big Marijuana'

This Cannabis Distributor is Trying to Fight ‘Big Marijuana’

Flow Kana is a cannabis distributor that promotes the sale of organic and sustainable marijuana. With recreational marijuana sales beginning next year in California, the company wants to help boost local farm-grown plants over commercial warehouse operations.

Texas Issues Company First Medical Marijuana License

Texas Issues Company First Medical Marijuana License

The first medical marijuana license issued by the state of Texas will be going to a company called Cansortium Texas. The company, with administrative offices in Schulenberg, Texas, says they are humbled and honored to have earned a license as a low-THC dispensing organization.

How Will Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in California Affect the Wine Industry?

How Will Legalizing Recreational Cannabis in Cali Affect the Wine Industry?

Back in 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, and in a few months, recreational use will be legal there too. Many are wondering how the development will impact the state’s wine industry.

Why More Medical Marijuana IPOs Are Coming and Why You Should Avoid Them

Why More Medical Marijuana IPOs Are Coming

Almost three months after the initial public offering (IPO) of MedReleaf Corp. (TSX:LEAF), shares have yet to do much in either direction. The company, which came to market in what was then described as a “botched IPO,” fell quickly out of the gate from its IPO price.

These 5 States Are the Least Likely to Legalize Marijuana

These 5 States Are the Least Likely to Legalize Marijuana

Marijuana legalization is gaining momentum across America, but not all states are making progress. Although the number of states where recreational weed is legal could double from 8 to 16 in 2018, it might take decades for other districts to get onboard with reform.

The 1 Marijuana Stock That Can Thrive, Even If Jeff Sessions Cracks Down

The 1 Marijuana Stock That Can Thrive, Even If Jeff Sessions Cracks Down

Undoubtedly, a reversal in the federal government’s laxness on pot would be terrible news for marijuana stock investors, but not every last company would be decimated. One marijuana stock could still thrive, even with Jeff Sessions waving the metaphorical sword at the pot industry: Scotts Miracle-Gro.

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Crop is Finally Growing

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Crop is Finally Growing

At long last, Maryland’s first legal marijuana crop is growing. With 19 companies cleared to grow, process and sell the plant, the seeds of the medical marijuana program have literally been planted, four years after the state legalized cannabis for medical use.

The History of Marijuana in North Carolina

The History of Marijuana in North Carolina

Marijuana has thousands of years of history all across the world and in the United States. In the United States, marijuana has a history of prohibition and legalization both at the state and federal levels. Many southern states are actually taking action to join the fight for legalization. North Carolina is among one of these southern states that is moving forward with marijuana legalization.

Where Are Canadian Cannabis Stocks Headed From Here?

Where Are Canadian Cannabis Stocks Headed From Here?

With prices for many major Canadian cannabis stocks such as Canopy Growth Corp., Aphria Inc., and Aurora Cannabis Inc. trading sideways over the past few months, investors are now wondering which direction stocks will move from here, and what the long-term play with this industry is overall.

Utah Cracking Down on Sales of Pet Food Containing Hemp

Utah Cracking Down on Sales of Pet Food Containing Hemp

It’s a growing trend: hemp for pets. But it could soon be harder to find. Utah’s Department of Agriculture and Food announced Wednesday it had issued warnings to more than two dozen businesses, asking them to stop manufacturing and selling adulterated or misbranded commercial feed.

Why Canopy Growth Corp. Will Become Great Again in the Eyes of Investors

Why Canopy Growth Corp. Will Become Great Again in the Eyes of Investors

Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) was the first cannabis stock to the market and quickly captured the attention of traders and risk-taking growth investors alike. As a result, shares of Canopy skyrocketed 300% in a span of just a few months last year.

Nearly 800 Arkansans Approved for Medical Marijuana IDs, No Growing Applications

Nearly 800 Approved for Medical Marijuana IDs, No Growing Applications

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has not yet received applications for pot-growing and cultivation facilities as of Wednesday, and there have only been two submissions to locate a cannabis dispensary within the state less than three weeks before the state’s legislature-approved deadline.


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