Alcohol companies beware: Cannabis startups are coming for your customers. Now that recreational marijuana is legal in California and seven other states, startups are vying with traditional beverage companies for the attention of consumers planning to ingest a social intoxicant.
On Jan. 8, 2018, the Bread Basket of Canada announced that approximately 60 Saskatchewan cannabis retail permits will be awarded to private operators distributed across 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations that have populations of at least 2,500.
Smoking marijuana is legal in California, just don’t expect to do it at Coachella.
The national movement to legalize marijuana took a big step forward this week – and a big step back. California became the largest state in the nation to permit recreational pot use, but on Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidelines meant to limit federal prosecutions. Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss why this situation is so confusing and what this means for business owners in the burgeoning marijuana industry.
Cannabis may be legal in California, but that doesn’t mean that reefer madness has gone away. According to a report by FOX40, the California Department of Traffic Safety has pulled an anti-drugged-driving PSA over concerns that it encouraged cannabis use.
A Republican lawmaker wants to make accommodations for Maine children prescribed medical marijuana.
While United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed federal marijuana enforcement policy, it appears his stance on American marijuana legalization isn’t representative of the country’s politicians or its people.
Law enforcement agencies across Michigan are using excess state revenue from medical marijuana patient and caregiver fees to boost enforcement efforts as the state prepares to license dispensaries and pot businesses in certain communities under a new regulatory system.
Jimmy Kimmel has an interesting theory about why Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to get rid of a policy from the Obama administration that discouraged federal prosecutors from pursuing charges against the sale of marijuana in states where the sale of marijuana is legal.
On Jan. 4, 2018, the Vermont House of Representatives voted to approved H. 511, a bill legalizing recreational cannabis in the state.
This past summer voters in the Sooner State learned that they’d have an opportunity to vote on Oklahoma medical cannabis legalization in 2018, but the exact election date wasn’t clear until now.
Canadian cannabis stocks fell on Thursday after the U.S. government said it would resume enforcement of federal laws banning marijuana in states that had legalized pot, disrupting a seven-day rally that boosted shares to record highs.
On Jan. 4, 2018, Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis (TSX: ACB) announced its decision to team up with Denmark-based Alfred Pedersen & Son in an effort to cultivate and eventually sell marijuana throughout Europe.
Australia said on Thursday it planned to become the fourth country in the world to legalise medicinal marijuana exports in a bid to score a piece of the estimated $55 billion global market.
On Jan. 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to announce a reversal of federal marijuana enforcement policy, rescinding five Obama-era memos that guided U.S attorneys to take a hands-off approach in regards to investigating and prosecuting state-legal marijuana businesses complying with state law.
In 2012, Colorado legalized cannabis and kickstarted a multibillion dollar industry with every product imaginable — brownies, gummy bears, granola bars, even lube! But to say that we’ve “legalized cannabis” is mistaken — we’ve commercialized THC. In this fascinating talk, expert Ben Cort examines the impacts of this growing new industry on everything from policing & arrest rates to LGBTQ issues.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that Utahns will vote to legalize medical marijuana. Whether that will be this November — when it may be on the ballot as an intiative — or a future year, the governor didn’t say.
Vermont legislators are on the fast track to legalize recreational marijuana. On Jan. 4, 2018, the state House Judiciary Committee voted to approve H. 511, a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
The state Department of Consumer Protection is seeking applications to open at least three new medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut, bringing the total to 12 or more, the department announced Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
Mexico City residents should be free to grow marijuana for personal use, a mayoral hopeful told Reuters on Wednesday, arguing that one of the world’s largest cities should lead the charge to end prohibition in a country riven by drug violence.
On Jan. 2, 2018, the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office announced that it had been made aware of several inconsistencies at two marijuana testing facilities in the state. In an announcement released by AMCO, officials outlined two specific examples of inconsistencies found at the testing facilities.
When California’s regulators scrambled to make rules for the state’s new legal market, one issue was near the top of their list: How to deal with pot’s pesticide problem.
A new report has confirmed that United States Postal Service Inspectors were busy tracking down Colorado marijuana packages that were being sent to and from the state in 2016.
California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized marijuana-tracking system to track from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market.
With the Golden State’s recreational cannabis market up and running, those with temporary California cannabis cultivation licenses can now apply for the coveted annual licenses.
The state of Alaska reported a dip in tax collections from legal marijuana businesses in November.
Dozens of retailers in California have been licensed to begin selling recreational marijuana on New Year’s Day. Emily Dufton, author of “Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America,” joined CBSN to discuss whether we’ll see other states follow suit.
After a lifetime of conquering opponents in the ring, legendary boxer Mike Tyson has set his sights on a new opponent: the legal cannabis industry. On Dec. 20, 2017, Tyson broke ground on a 40-acre cannabis resort in California City, Nevada.
While not all Golden State dispensaries had received their temporary licenses to start adult-use sales on New Year’s Day, the state’s legal commercial cannabis market still went live on Jan. 1, 2018, with California recreational cannabis sales commencing at approximately 100 retailers across the state.
A state senator has filed a bill that would officially legalize the sale and possession of cannabis oil in Indiana.
Scotland is set for a multi-million pound boon from the cannabis industry after a worldwide health agency confirmed that the drug provides medicinal relief for a range of ailments.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is advising residents who are interested in obtaining a medical marijuana card to register with the state rather than third-party providers.
The Profit’s Marcus Lemonis goes to California for a rare look at the place many consider the marijuana capital of America.
Colorado’s marijuana sales continue to rise, from more than $683 million sold the first year it was legal to more than $1.2 billion from January to October this year. But with more and more states legalizing recreational cannabis, will sales in Colorado suffer?
On Dec. 29, 2017, a Florida judge ordered the state health department to halt the issuance of a medical marijuana cultivation license intended for a member of the Florida chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association.
All it took was a little marijuana to lift this Canadian town’s spirits. Smiths Falls, Ontario is seeing a revival of fortunes since medical marijuana producer Tweed Inc. set up shop four years ago in an abandoned Hershey Co. chocolate factory.
Catch up with Dierdre, one of the three grandmas who went viral three years ago after smoking marijuana for the the first time.
On Dec. 28, 2017, Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that charges have been filed against 10 Sweet Leaf dispensary employees arrested on Dec. 14 for selling unlawful amounts of cannabis to customers.
Marijuana companies are higher than ever as California rolls toward recreational legalization. The BI Canada Cannabis Competitive Peers index is having its best day ever as Californians prepare to light up, or eat up, marijuana products starting Jan. 1 at 12 a.m.
California legalizes marijuana for recreational use Monday, but that won’t stop federal agents from seizing the drug — even in tiny amounts — on busy freeways and backcountry highways.
Since its launch on Nov. 1, 2017, the Keystone State’s patient registry continues to grow with the addition of more Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients.
Medical marijuana maker CanniMed Therapeutics Inc (CMED.TO) should withdraw a shareholder rights plan adopted to fend off a hostile bid from larger rival Aurora Cannibis Inc ABC.TO, two Canadian regulators have ruled.
Out of 131 applicants, only 20 South Carolina farmers have been selected to grow hemp for the state’s research pilot program.
Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry hit a new high, selling more than $37.9 million in October. The state has earned nearly $20 million in marijuana tax revenue since the adult-use market launched in July.
A New Mexico legislator is once again working to legalize recreational marijuana. On Dec. 21, 2017, state Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino introduced a measure that would put a ballot amendment legalizing recreational marijuana on the 2018 electoral ballot.
On Jan. 1, 2018, California recreational cannabis shops will be allowed to sell recreational cannabis legally, but only if they’ve been issued their state-required licenses.
More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.
The history of marijuana in Germany dates back to the Late Stone Age, when cannabis seeds were planted at least 7,500 years ago in Thuringia.
After spending the bulk of his professional career enforcing federal cannabis law, former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is cashing in on the state’s legal cannabis industry by co-founding his own cannabis distribution firm.