Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggests this could create public health problems down the road as more users become addicted or otherwise impaired.
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The Virginia Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease.
A bill before the Colorado State Legislature would allow legalized delivery of marijuana. State Rep. Jonathan Singer and others are behind the push to make delivery of pot in Colorado legal.
A slew of cannabis software services has cropped up with the advent of marijuana legalization, from point-of-sale systems to advertising networks to product-review platforms. As businesses angle for a piece of the cannabis-tech pie, retailers have a lot of options to choose from.
Anticipation is building for GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) as the biotech prepares to hopefully launch its first product in the U.S. in 2018.
The Indiana Legislature is poised to allow anyone to purchase and use a cannabis-derived extract believed to have therapeutic benefits, following a key vote by the state Senate on Monday.
Who gets to profit from Canada’s booming weed industry? Researchers at The Weekly found that nearly 40 former politicians and police officers are involved in medicinal marijuana companies, set to make retail sales as soon as it becomes legal.
The Association of German Criminal Officers (BDK) has spoken out in favour of ending the ban on cannabis and has called for the decriminalization of all use of the drug.
State regulators awarded a $1 million, three-year contract this week to a New Jersey-based company to operate a toll-free help line for patients, caregivers and doctors accessing Ohio’s new medical marijuana program.
Vermont Colleges and universities will not be changing their marijuana policies, despite the recent bill passage to legalize the drug.
Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and that he wants to work with state and local leaders and the pot industry to do something about it.
Canadian cannabis company Aphria Inc said on Thursday it was exploring strategic alternatives, including a sale, for its U.S. business, amid tightening enforcement of federal cannabis laws in the country.
A local marijuana dispensary — not connected to the recent elementary school incident — broke down how to tell if candy if laced with THC.
Massachusetts’ legalization of recreational marijuana has created a cottage industry of companies selling the drug under the guise of giving it away for free, or pot “gifting.”
Thousands of San Francisco residents convicted of marijuana offenses since 1975 will see those convictions dismissed or reduced under an effort announced on Wednesday by the city’s district attorney.
A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in California, Kathy Bates has some advice on partaking responsibly.
Republicans on a Senate committee Monday killed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana by changing the punishment from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil penalty.
Celebrities who flaunted their pot smoking for decades when it was taboo are now cashing in on the legal cannabis boom.
San Diego now has 13 stores with licenses to sell recreational and medical marijuana. That’s more than most cities in California. But it’s nowhere near what some say is necessary to meet the city’s demand for marijuana.
The medical marijuana industry is a new frontier in Arizona and State Sen. Sonny Borrelli wants to make it safer for patients and customers.
A moratorium on commercial marijuana establishments is set to expire Thursday. In November, Maine lawmakers sustained Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana.
The largest U.S. auto-dealer chain has lightened up on lighting up. AutoNation Inc. no longer refuses to hire job applicants who test positive for marijuana in drug screenings.
Over the past 20 years, Franco Loja and Arjan Roskam, known as the “Kings of Cannabis,” have made millions of dollars scouring the world for unique strains of weed to breed and then sell.
Licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. announced an agreement Monday to buy medical cannabis firm Nuuvera Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal that it says values the company at $826 million.
Dennis Peron, the cannabis activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72.
Soon, Oklahomans will vote on legalizing medical marijuana, but many are already finding relief with CBD oil.
A U.S. private equity firm investing exclusively in legal cannabis said on Thursday it had raised more than $100 million in its third round of fundraising, underscoring investor appetite for the burgeoning industry.
Marijuana should be legalized in two of Mexico’s main tourist hot spots, Cancun and Los Cabos, in order to reduce criminal violence, Mexico’s minister for tourism said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 25, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Jared Polis (D-Colo.) in a bipartisan letter to President Trump requesting he urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole Memorandum. Doing so would create a pathway to a more comprehensive marijuana policy that respects state interests.
This month California became the largest U.S. state to sell recreational marijuana. As sellers pop up all over America, business opportunities are also developing.
Florida tech firm Spring Big builds customer loyalty program software for pot shops, many in California.
A Canadian dog-treat maker wants to produce a different kind of munchie. True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a small firm that currently produces hemp-based dog chews, is expanding into the nation’s fast-emerging marijuana industry.
Canada’s No. 2 marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc has agreed to buy smaller rival CanniMed Therapeutics Inc for C$1.1 billion ($852 million) as companies jostle to benefit from the country’s legalization of recreational marijuana use later this year.
Massachusetts’ new federal prosecutor said on Wednesday he will not rule out prosecuting marijuana businesses in a state that has legalized the drug, but stressed that his focus is on the opioid epidemic.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced prosecutors are prepared to challenge states that have legalised cannabis. But in some, like California, the battle over its production is raging on.
An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into the black market.
A majority of Michigan voters support the legalization of recreational marijuana, according to a new poll showing that support is far stronger among residents who have personally used the drug.
Seniors are consuming more marijuana to help manage their pain. Could medical marijuana help some people replace their opioid prescriptions?
Governor Phil Murphy ordered broader access to medical marijuana in New Jersey, saying roadblocks by his predecessor Chris Christie had stifled patients’ relief.
Montana will send notices to remind medical marijuana providers to pay taxes after less than half of the providers that paid taxes last fall paid again.
Investors are betting Canada’s smaller financial firms could see a jump in revenues after they helped fund marijuana companies ahead of the country’s planned legalization of the drug this year.
When it comes to cannabis, there are a wide variety of weed strains to choose from — but is it all marketing spin or is there actual science behind the development of each strain? With the legalization of recreational marijuana on the horizon, it will be important for people to know what’s in their weed.
Ontario is considering allowing licensed cannabis consumption lounges in the province once recreational marijuana is legalized this summer, and is asking the public to weigh in on the idea.
Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) is in talks with rivals CanniMed Therapeutics Inc (CMED.TO) and Newstrike Resources Ltd (HIP.V) to buy both businesses in a friendly deal that would create the nation’s top weed company, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.
Former football players ( Gridiron Cannabis Coalition) ban together in support of legal marijuana on Disjointed Part 2, now streaming on Netflix.
Here’s Why Aurora Stock May Survive the Volatility. A simple case of acquisition has turned two marijuana companies—Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSE: ACB), (OCTMKTS: ACBFF) and CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSE: CMED), OCTMKTS: CMMDF)—into the biggest adversaries
After years of successive failures, backers of medical cannabis in Tennessee are taking a new tack — keeping the ban on smoking it.
El Paso County District Attorney Dan May talks about the impact of legalized recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado.
A New York-based company has purchased a Central Florida pot operation for $43 million in cash and stock, amid expectations that the industry will explode following the voter-approved legalization of medical marijuana more than a year ago.
A previously pot-friendly rural Northern California county has reversed course and banned commercial marijuana farms, paving the way for lawsuits from growers who previously received permits and paid taxes.