Year: 2019

In historic move, US House to vote on cannabis banking bill next week

A bill that would create a federal safe harbor for financial institutions to serve state-lawful cannabis businesses and ancillary companies will be put to a landmark vote in the U.S. House of Representatives next week, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Friday. Hoyer, D-Maryland, announced on the House floor that he will schedule the SAFE Banking […]

Wisconsin lawmakers introduce bill to legalize medical cannabis

Published 1 min ago Three legislators introduced a bipartisan bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin, creating a licensing system for growers, processors and sellers. Sens. Jon Erpenbach and Patrick Testin along with Rep. Chris Taylor introduced the bill Friday. Erpenbach and Taylor are Democrats. Testin is a Republican. The bill faces an […]

Vape crisis, federal cannabis bill, Utah licenses

State regulators from across the country react to the vaping crisis, a federal marijuana banking bill sees movement, Utah ups its medical cannabis licensing opportunities – and more of the week’s top marijuana business news. States’ responses to vaping crisis State regulators nationwide have begun responding in earnest to the vaping illness epidemic, which now stands […]

Cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic neurological disorder that gets worse with time. There is no known cure for this disease, which causes a lack of control over bodily movements, depression, cognitive decline, and more.  This condition can be a very debilitating disorder, because it can affect eating, sleeping, and many other vital bodily functions […]

New Hampshire lawmakers override governor’s medical marijuana veto

Published 1 hour ago Certified New Hampshire patients soon will have the ability to buy medical marijuana even if they haven’t had the same doctor for three months – a development that could provide a sales boost to the state’s small MMJ market. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill last month to eliminate the […]

Here are 9 Weed Products for Broke Millennials

Millennials are some of weed’s most loyal consumers. A 2019 survey found that millennials are more likely to smoke cannabis than cigarettes and the alcohol industry continues to worry about drinkers becoming weed consumers.  But millennials are a fickle bunch. As a generation that grew up in the digital age, their access to technology that […]

FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a criminal investigation into the vaping health crisis, bringing added scrutiny to the legal marijuana industry and potentially exposing companies to federal legal action. “The industry should be worried,” said Washington, D.C.-based cannabis attorney Emily Leongini, who worked for the FDA for nearly six years. Mitch Zeller, director […]

New Mexico balks at issuing medical cannabis cards to non-residents

Published 1 min ago New Mexico health officials are refusing to issue medical marijuana identification cards to out-of-state residents, despite a recent judge’s order. Providing MMJ identification cards to nonresidents could give the state’s medical cannabis sales a shot in the arm. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the state Department of Health asked a […]

Capitalizing on marijuana markets with limited rivals

Cannabis cultivation companies with a foothold in “constrained” markets – those with relatively few licenses such as Massachusetts – have a natural advantage, thanks to limited competition and marijuana supplies. Massachusetts-based Tilt Holdings is one such company. Tilt has multiple businesses that, among other things, offer cannabis-related technology and operate cultivation centers and retail stores […]