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Pernod Sees No Impact Yet From Legal Cannabis But Watching Closely
Pernod Ricard (PERP.PA), the world’s second-largest spirits maker, has not yet seen any impact from the legalization of cannabis in some parts of North America but is monitoring the situation closely, its chief executive said.
Study: Cannabis Use May Reduce Risk of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease
Can cannabis protect individuals from alcohol-related liver damage? Maybe. According to a study published in the journal Liver International, heavy alcohol users that use cannabis on a daily basis have reduced incidence of liver disease than those that do not.
Canadian Cannabis Consumers Spent Almost C$6 Billion on Product in 2017
Recreational cannabis legalization is on Canada’s horizon and as a means of understanding pre- and post-legalization markets, Statistics Canada has been analyzing historical data to get a sense of what the future of legal cannabis may hold for the country and if its most recent report is any indication, Canadian cannabis consumers are ready to open their wallets when it comes to cannabis.
Polis, Coffman, DeGette, Perlmutter ask Sessions to Leave states That have Legalized Marijuana Alone
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Members of the Colorado Congressional Delegation; led by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; sent a bipartisan letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to reverse his decision on the Cole Memorandum.
Weed Startups Want Social Drinkers to Change Way They Get Buzzed
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.
Tony Magee, Founder of Lagunitas Brewing Company, Announced as Keynote Speaker for NCIA’s Seed to Sale Show — Feb. 7-8 in Denver
DENVER, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association representing the legal marijuana industry, announces Tony Magee, Founder and Executive Chairman of Lagunitas Brewing Company, as the keynote speaker for Seed to Sale Show®, returning to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO from February 7-8, 2018.
MMJ Took a Bite Out of Alcohol Sales. Recreational Pot Could Take More.
Alcohol sales fell by 15 percent following the introduction of medical marijuana laws in a number of states, according to a new working paper by researchers at the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University.
Beer Distributor’s Play for Cannabis Beverages Amps Canadian Company’s Stock
Drinkable cannabis has been on the rise since the advent of states in America with recreational marijuana legalization and now that Canada is on the brink of implementing recreational legalization, a recently announced strategic relationship has the future of Canadian cannabis beverages looking bright.
Study: Nearly 46% of Canadians Would Buy Cannabis Edibles If Available Legally
While Canada is planning to delay the roll out of recreational cannabis edibles for regulatory reasons, it may give stakeholders the added benefit of having extra time to master their formulations for what may become a booming market segment.
Is Marijuana Unhealthy? An In-Depth Look at the Research
Is marijuana unhealthy? In this video, Mic. the Vegan reviews over 20 studies on the topic to determine which myths and claims about marijuana’s harms and benefits are valid.
Federal Government Survey Shows Teen Marijuana Use Dropped in 2016
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released Thursday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that teen marijuana use rates decreased nationally in 2016
Nevada Tax Commission Rejects Alcohol Suppliers’ Appeal for Cannabis Distribution
On Aug. 29, 20017, the Nevada Tax Commission rejected an appeal from the state’s alcohol distributors to restore its exclusive rights to recreational cannabis distribution.
Is Nevada’s Pot Law Half Baked?
Recreational marijuana is now legal in Nevada — but the rollout isn’t exactly going according to plan. Marijuana producers are allowed to take every step involved in bringing cannabis from the soil to the store, except for one: distribution. That means vertically integrated companies have to hire third-party distributors just to move marijuana down their own hallway.
New California Bill Would Allow County Fair Vendors To Sell Marijuana
A new California bill making its way through state legislation would allow county fair vendors to sell pot alongside the corn dogs and cotton candy.
California’s Demand for Cannabis Delivery Spiked on April 20
Medical cannabis was in demand in California this past 420 holiday. According to Onfleet, a delivery management company, medical cannabis delivery in The Golden State spiked to great heights on April 20.
Report: Accelerated Adoption of Cannabis Pressuring Alcohol Volumes
On April 20, 2017, Cowen and Company, a leading Wall Street investment bank, issued a report that shows the accelerated adoption of cannabis pressuring alcohol volumes, with beer most at risk.
Patrick Kennedy’s Anti-Marijuana Crusade
In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. claims lobbyists for marijuana legalization are attempting to sell Americans on a “Trojan horse.” Should members of the legal marijuana industry be concerned about Kennedy’s argument gaining momentum?
Proposed Prop 64 Trailer Bill Reflects Some Interesting Turns
Some big proposed changes came down on April 4, 2017, in the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Proposed Trailer Bill Legislation. As the industry digests and considers the implications of these proposed changes, some of the more notable changes seem to reflect a friendlier approach to cannabis regulation in some key areas.
Cannabis Prohibition and the Evolution of Extraction Technologies
Cannabis prohibition is remarkably similar to the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s. On March 7, 2017, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego, Dr. Joshua Hartsel discussed the tremendous opportunity unfolding in California’s market in regards to extracts and other concentrate products.
Colorado Senate Approves Marijuana Clubs
The Colorado Senate has approved marijuana clubs, where members can bring their own pot, according to a March 9, 2017, article by the Associated Press. Under the senate bill, the marijuana clubs would only be permitted to serve light snacks. Alcohol would be prohibited. However, Gov. John Hickenlooper has suggested he might veto the bill.
Oregon Liquor Control Commission Chair Rob Patridge Resigns
PORTLAND, Ore., March 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rob Patridge, Chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, today submitted his resignation to Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Patridge is leaving the OLCC to join the private sector. Patridge’s resignation from the Commission is effective March 10, 2017.
UK Study: High-Achieving Teens More Likely to Smoke Cannabis
A new study from the United Kingdom has revealed academically high-achieving students are two times as likely to smoke marijuana during their teen years. The nine-year study of 6,059 school children was conducted by researchers at University College London. The study was published in the medical journal BMJ Open.
George Zimmer Wants to Correct Myths About Marijuana
George Zimmer, the man once famous for saying “You’re going to like the way you look,” has smoked marijuana for 50 years and once donated $50,000 to legalization efforts in California, according to Business Insider. Zimmer, 68, is scheduled to give a keynote address at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 15, 2017.
Annual Colorado Government Report on Marijuana-related Health Concerns Highlights Several ‘Encouraging Trends’
DENVER, Feb. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment highlighted several “encouraging trends” in its latest annual report on marijuana-related health concerns.
Conversations in Cali: Wine Industry Uncorking Cannabis
While some cannabis businesses have borrowed plays from the winery playbook, the wine industry is starting to look for new opportunities in legal cannabis.
National Academies of Sciences Releases Report on Marijuana Confirming Medical Benefits and Dispelling Myths
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on the health impacts of marijuana Thursday, confirming the existence of medical benefits and dispelling some long-held myths about the substance.
Bill Proposed to Make Selling Recreational Marijuana Legal in DC
There is a new push in the District of Columbia to further legalize marijuana.
Report: Beer Business Underperforming in Legal Cannabis States
According to a recent report from Cowen and Company, the legalization of cannabis is starting to affect beer volumes in Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
New Rule Limits Marijuana Social Use in Denver
On Nov. 18, 2016, the Colorado Department of Revenue announced a new rule that would prevent holders of liquor licenses from allowing on-site use of marijuana, striking a blow to supporters Initiative 300, a ballot measure allowing the social use of marijuana in Denver.
Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Issues Statement Regarding the Narrow Defeat of Prop. 205
Nov. 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the narrow defeat of Prop. 205.
Legal Marijuana Industry in Canada Will be Bigger Than Alcohol, Study Says
A study by Deloitte says legal marijuana in Canada will become a $22.6 billion industry, surpassing all alcoholic beverages combined. The soon-to-be-released, 11-page report, titled “Recreational Marijuana: Insights and Opportunities,” says fulfilling the demand for recreational pot will require 600,000 kilograms annually.
Actor Who Said ‘This is Your Brain on Drugs’ Backs California Legalization
A famous anti-drug ad on TV in the 1980s used an egg sizzling in a frying pan to warn viewers: “This is your brain on drugs.” Nowadays, the man who voiced the commercial supports legalization of marijuana in California. Actor John Roselius told Rooster magazine he has already voted in favor of Proposition 64.
New Poll Says Canadians Support the Idea of Independent Pot Retailers
Pick up a hard copy of today’s National Post or one of our Postmedia broadsheets like The Ottawa Citizen or Vancouver Sun and you’ll find a big feature of mine that looks ahead at some of the issues for potential retailers of cannabis products once the Trudeau government legalizes marijuana.
Alcohol Industry Group Raising Concerns About Pot Legalization
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America recently raised concerns about marijuana legalization, according to a report at Marijuana.com. The revelation of the alcohol industry’s concerns was a minor part of the WikiLeaks release of Democratic National Committee emails suggesting an orchestrated attempt to nominate Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie Sanders.
Study: Marijuana Decreases Aggression While Alcohol Increases It
In a nation often divided by anger and aggression, marijuana just might be the solution the country needs.
Scientists: Cannabis Can Help Heal Brain Cells Damaged by Alcohol
The vast healing properties of the cannabis plant are becoming more and more widely known. The actual scientific knowledge behind why and how cannabinoids are an invaluable treatment and medication is sadly not widespread.
Maine: Legal Marijuana Supporters Sue Secretary of State
PORTLAND, Maine —Supporters of an effort to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Maine are suing Maine’s secretary of state. A lawsuit was filed Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court. The Secretary of State’s Office ruled last week that supporters did not submit enough valid signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.…
New Study: Cannabis Usage Risks Reduced
In the past cannabis has been the scapegoat of mental health professionals. Much research indicates that use of the plant is responsible for a myriad of mental health problems. However, new research seems to point in a different direction. “Our findings suggest caution in the implementation of policies related to legalization of cannabis for recreational…
Yale Study Finds Negative Outcomes for Marijuana Users With PTSD
In the medical community, there is a growing discussion as to whether or not marijuana can be used to help treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Although some studies have shown that marijuana is effective for things like pain relief, scientists are skeptical that it can be effective in treating trauma.
The Vintage Year: 2014 or 2015 Lemon Diesel?
The cannabis sector seems to change from one week to the next. A noticeable theme at the National Cannabis Summit in Denver this past week was adaptation and change.
Surge of Locals on Denver’s Cannabis Tax Holiday
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, Colorado celebrated a “tax holiday” that suspended the taxes on marijuana for growers and customers alike. It felt like a shopping holiday, too, with customers lining up around the corner at shops in Denver.
Weekly CannaBit: Marijuana Falls as Heroin Spikes
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.
Scientists Can Now Synthesize THC From Yeast Cells
A recent breakthrough made by researchers from the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany could hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the healing effects of marijuana.
Alcohol and Marijuana: Not Necessarily Enemies
After recreational marijuana was legalized in Washington and Colorado, there was a good deal of worry from alcohol retailers and producers that business would suffer due to business shifting to marijuana sales.
Famous Women Love Cannabis And Don’t Care Who Knows It
Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, Stevie Nicks, Kelly Clarkson, and Melissa Etheridge are among the famous women who love cannabis and don’t mind saying so. Sarandon responded to a shout out in A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson’s new single “1Train” this week by tweeting the two rappers with an invitation to “blaze one.”
Denver Campaign Could Help Lead Industry Out of ‘Gray Area’
Election season is fast approaching, and Denver voters have a lot to look forward to this coming November.
Study Finds Driving on Marijuana Less Dangerous Than Alcohol
One of the challenges facing lawmakers in states with legal marijuana, medicinal or recreational, is the question of drugged driving.
Bad Press Threatens Marijuana Industry
Ever since marijuana became legal in Colorado over a year ago, news media have been looking for salacious stories to definitively link marijuana to increased crime and violence.
Tuesday Double Standard
Cannabis stocks were skewed to the negative today as selling of pump and dump names continued.