Month: February 2019

Michigan seeks input into adult-use marijuana rulemaking

Published 1 min ago | By Jeff Smith Michigan regulators are asking for volunteers to provide input for the state’s new recreational marijuana industry rules, and the cannabis industry is responding to ensure its views are heard. The state is forming work groups to cover four regulatory topics: Existing medical marijuana license holders interested […]

Federal marijuana decriminalization bill reintroduced

Published 27 mins ago | By Jeff Smith New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker reintroduced legislation that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, effectively meaning state-legal cannabis businesses would not have to fear federal interference and could gain normal access to banking services. The Marijuana Justice Act, first introduced by Booker […]

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Massachusetts

Massachusetts was one of the first 13 colonies of the United States and one of the first 10 states to legalize recreational marijuana. But it also maintains a robust medical marijuana program overseen by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. Some 60,000 patients, 7,000 caregivers, and nearly 300 registered healthcare providers are now reportedly part of […]

California cannabis licensing backlog could spur collapse of supply chain, ‘hundreds of businesses’

A California Senate panel on Wednesday advanced a bill – dubbed a “Band-Aid” by one sponsor – in a last-minute bid to prevent thousands of marijuana companies from being temporarily forced out of the legal market and causing chaos in the state’s marijuana supply chain. But the move is likely to be in vain, at […]

Bees Show a Surprising Affinity for the Pollen of Male Hemp Plants

Bees love hemp. At least 23 varieties feed on hemp pollen. A new study has found that male hemp flowers — the cannabis plant used for fiber and seeds — could prove to be a viable food source at a time when bees are facing many survival challenges. The study, “Bee Diversity and Abundance of […]

Curaleaf acquires California cannabis group for $30.5 million

Published 1 hour ago Massachusetts-based Curaleaf, a vertically integrated multistate marijuana company, acquired California’s Eureka Holdings. Eureka Holdings operates a cultivation facility in the Salinas Valley and is developing three dispensaries in the Golden State. The deal is valued at $30.5 million with $10 million paid in cash and the balance in stock. […]

Lowell Herb’s Cannabis-Infused Cafe to Open by Summer in West Hollywood

Los Angeles is no stranger to secret seshes, curated weed parties, and exclusive cannabis dinners. But this summer, a permanent consumption space will open in nearby West Hollywood, California, in the form of Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe. The new cannabis restaurant from Lowell Herb Co., a California organic cannabis farm well known for its […]

New Hampshire House endorses adult-use cannabis, but major hurdle remains

Published 1 min ago New Hampshire’s House gave preliminary approval on Wednesday to a bill legalizing a recreational marijuana industry that would allow an unlimited number of licenses statewide. A similar bill passed the House last year before dying in the Republican-controlled Senate. Democrats, who added legalization to their party platform last year, […]

Retail cannabis firm 4Front buys dispensary, grow operations in AZ & MA

Published 1 min ago 4Front Holdings, a U.S. cannabis retail and brand company based in Phoenix, expanded its national footprint with acquisitions in Massachusetts and Arizona. 4Front acquired Healthy Farms, which has two dispensaries and a cultivation facility in Massachusetts, and PHX Interactive, owner of Greens Goddess in Phoenix, a holder of a vertically […]

Director Francis Ford Coppola’s Latest Project: A High-End Marijuana Kit

It is no secret that celebrity sells. Cannabis is no exception. Think Tommy Chong, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dog, Jay and Silent Bob and Whoopi Goldberg and the advent of “luxury cannabis.” “Luxury brands and luxury products are definitely a growing part of the cannabis industry,” John Hudak, author of “Marijuana: A Short History,” told Vice. […]