On Oct. 25, 2016, Colorado State University-Pueblo announced that Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, the “Father of Cannabis Research,” will deliver the inaugural Mechoulam Lecture at the 2017 Institute of Cannabis Research Conference at CSU-Pueblo next April.
On June 24, 2016, the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and the Southern University Board of Supervisors both announced the approval of resolutions to let their agricultural centers begin the process of becoming state-sanctioned medical marijuana cultivators.
On June 22, 2016, students from Pueblo County, Colorado, became the first students in the United States to be awarded college scholarships funded by legal marijuana tax revenue.
Thomas Jefferson University in Center City has created a medical marijuana education and research center, which the school called the “first center of its kind.”
On May 11, 2016, the District 49 Board of Education in Peyton, Colorado, voted unanimously to allow students to use non-smokeable medical marijuana on campus.
On May 6, 2016, the Washington State Department of Health announced that it had reviewed and approved two programs for medical marijuana consultant training, with both programs ready to register students.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of April 11, 2016: Women are a key demographic in legal marijuana markets, and the growing number of products specifically aimed at female marijuana consumers reflects the significant market opportunity they represent.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of April 4, 2016: Arrests for marijuana-related offenses in Washington, D.C., began falling in 2011, but since city residents legalized adult use in 2014, the decline has been dramatic. Total arrests have fallen 95% since 2011, and arrests for possession alone have fallen 99% over the same period.
Why do cultivators of state-legal cannabis test their product? The question may sound naïve but, as we’ll see, it is worth asking.
Cannabis cultivation is moving from darkened basements into well-lit growhouses and even farm fields.
Now that 23 states have legalized cannabis for medical use and more appear likely to do so in 2016, the conflict between federal and state laws has become especially glaring. Would it not make sense, as advocates have been arguing for years, to either re-schedule or de-schedule cannabis?
On March 5, 2016, Oaksterdam University will offer a unique program in response to the growing demand for hands-on cannabis education, and developed for current business owners and managers.
Doctors, dentists, surgeons and a variety of other health care providers came out in large numbers to learn about Maryland’s medical cannabis program on Sunday, Feb. 21.
Join Amy Margolis, founder of Emerge Law Group, on March 4, 2016, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco, as she explores the challenges, barriers and benefits of partnerships between industry members and traditional investors.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Feb. 22, 2016: Alaska has the highest electricity rates among the markets where adult use of marijuana is currently legal and the seven states most likely to legalize in 2016.
On March 5, 2016, panelists at the California Cannabis Business Expo will be leading a discussion on “The New Frontier of Banking in the Cannabis Industry.”
Managing the costs of growing cannabis is a particular challenge for growers. One of the largest fixed costs is electricity. Since the cost of electricity is unlikely to go down, growers need to look for new and disruptive ways to manage their use of it.
In the session “How California Sales and Use Tax Law Can Prevent Your Business From Obtaining a State License” at the California Cannabis Business Expo on March 5, Mike Parnes will discuss California’s sales and use tax law’s applicability to cannabis-related businesses.
On March 5, 2016, at the CCBE in San Francisco, Adam Orens, a founding partner of The Marijuana Policy Group, whose expertise is in market and regional economic analysis as well as public finance, will be addressing the importance of accurate data and how economic and market studies aid progress.
Dale Sky Jones, the Executive Chancellor of Oaksterdam University, will be joining the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco this March to discuss how to mitigate your business risk through advocacy, as well as Oaksterdam Certification Training.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Feb. 1, 2016: Currently, half of the American population lives in a state where medical marijuana is legal and one-third (35%) live in a CBD-only state. Four states will vote on medical marijuana legalization in 2016.
Ed Rosenthal, a cannabis cultivation expert, will be participating in a panel on California growers and operators, as well as an open Q&A session, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco this March.
Both parents and opponents of marijuana reform fear that early marijuana use may permanently damage a teenager’s intelligence quotient, but new scientific findings may serve to ease such anxieties.
On Dec. 21, 2015, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it had released a recreational marijuana license tutorial on its website and its YouTube channel.
On Nov. 17, 2015, the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine launched its course registration for the spring 2016 semester, which included a course titled “Medical Cannabis, Pharm-372.”
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Nov. 23, 2015: Since 1990, the percentage of 18 to 30 year olds who perceive “great risk” in occasionally smoking marijuana has fallen by approximately half.
Perhaps the best known method of marijuana consumption is by smoking the dried flower or leaves of the marijuana plant.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Sept. 28, 2015: The number of patients in Vermont’s substance abuse programs being treated for marijuana has trended slightly downward from 1,419 patients in 2004 to 1,279 in 2013.
As marijuana legalization sweeps the nation, companies are trying to keep up with the times by updating the classic beer goggles to simulate marijuana intoxication.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Sept. 22, 2015: Nevada medical marijuana dispensary application approvals by county.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Sept. 14, 2015: The number of patients participating in DC’s medical marijuana program has grown more than ten-fold from 362 in May 2014 to 3,948 in July 2015.
At the local level, Women Grow provides the opportunity for cannabis entrepreneurs to meet and exchange ideas.
Weekly CannaBit for the Week of Sept. 7, 2015: Monthly medical marijuana sales have risen steadily in Arizona, from 36,035 ounces in January 2015 to 54, 353 ounces in July.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of August 31, 2015: Globally, the United Nations estimates that up to 329 million people use the main types of illicit drugs. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug by a significant margin.
As attitudes toward marijuana are changing and laws are becoming more reasonable, some students are getting the opportunity to actually study marijuana for credit—as opposed to the traditional detriment of their GPA. Campus marijuana is moving from the dorm room to the classroom.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of August 17, 2015: Since 2009, the number of plants eradicated by the DEA has fallen by nearly 60%, from 10.4 million to 4.3 million in 2014.
The Princeton Review, an education company that specializes in test preparation, online tutoring, and college rankings, has released its annual Reefer Madness list of the best schools to attend if one of your educational priorities is getting a buzz on.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of August 3, 2015: New Frontier analysts have charted Washington state’s sales and excise tax from July 2015 – June 2015.
The Cannabis Training Institute helps educate and guide dispensaries, caregivers and professionals in the marijuana business through online education. Started by a former Citibank executive, the company was established with the goal of becoming the industry’s go-to place for online education.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of July 27, 2015: New Frontier analysts have calculated the top 15 states for marijuana use in the past month, with use in Vermont and Rhode Island nearly twice the national average.
This year’s annual My Compassion Cannabis Conference in Chicago brought together advocates, vendors and prospective medical marijuana patients during a three-day event focused on education and networking.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of July 21, 2015: New Frontier analysts predict that in the next five years that the number of medical marijuana patients in the United States is going to double.
While there is no shortage of medical marijuana product, there is a shortage of easily accessible and comprehensive education for doctors and patients. With its new publication, “Medical Marijuana Desk Reference,” Signal Bay (OTC: SGBY) is working to change that.
The upcoming Cannabis Creative Conference, slated for July 29 and 30 at the Oregon Expo Center in Portland, has added an Investment Forum on July 28 to help investors and entrepreneurs profit in the newly legalized marijuana industry. The forum is presented by the Marijuana Investor Summit.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of July 13, 2015: Democrats and Independents are more likely to support legalization than Republicans, but in the past 40 years Democratic and Republican support has more than tripled.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of July 6, 2015: Support for marijuana legalization has increased dramatically over the past 40 years, with 55% Americans now in favor of adult use.
The legal marijuana industry is built upon a plant and to know that plant’s structure is to know its potential. Aspiring stakeholders who have basic plant knowledge will be better equipped to make educated decisions in this evolving industry.
As a newcomer to the legal cannabis space, the alphabet soup of chemical chemotypes, or distinct chemical compounds, can be overwhelming. These abbreviations should not be dismissed because they indicate the chemical composition of cannabis plants.
Now that legalized recreational marijuana is spreading across the United States and medicinal marijuana is present in 23 states and Washington, D.C, youth marijuana education is a large concern.
Cannabis’ rich history of geography informs its place in contemporary culture, but more importantly, its geography directly informs its physiological evolution.