Month: March 2019

What’s the Future of Weed? Cannabis Industry Leaders Share at SXSW Panel

Because the cannabis industry and landscape changes at a rapid pace, many have predictions about the next big thing in weed. That doesn’t mean we’ll have the flying car of dispensaries anytime soon, but weed-trimming robots are right around the corner. At South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019’s inaugural cannabis business tract, the evolution of cannabis […]

Women With Endometriosis May Find Relief With Cannabis

“I’ve had pain with my periods ever since they started,” said Olivia, a 30-year-old woman in North Carolina. “My cramping was so bad that I couldn’t completely stand. If it came in waves, it would take me off of my feet. Nothing helped. Except for marijuana.” Cannabis use is illegal in North Carolina, so Olivia requested […]

How to Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in New Jersey

New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP), established by the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medicinal Marijuana Act (CUMMA) in 2010, has been growing in popularity. The state announced that as of mid-March 2019 that 42,528 patients, 1,736 caregivers, and 925 doctors were participating in the MMP, and over the past year more than 400 new physicians […]

Maryland regulators intend to issue new medical cannabis licenses despite suit

Published 1 min ago Maryland regulators said Thursday they plan to move forward with plans to issue additional medical marijuana cultivation and processing licenses, despite a lawsuit by Curio Wellness to block their effort. The licenses are intended to increase diversity in the state’s fledgling MMJ industry. For more details from the Baltimore Business […]

WV gov vetoes cannabis bill that would tax vertically integrated firms at lower rate

Published 4 hours ago West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a medical marijuana bill because he said it “favors wholly vertically integrated businesses” by taxing them at a lower rate than stand-alone cultivators, processors and retailers. Mike Pushkin, a Democratic delegate and sponsor of the bill, told The Register-Herald of Beckley that the governor’s […]

The 20 Best ‘Broad City’ Episodes Definitively Ranked by Weed

“Broad City” ’s series finale airs March 28, 2019, and with the finale comes the ending to one of the more celebrated comedic runs in television history. In order to properly honor Abbi Jacobson’s and Illana Glazer’s place in stoner culture, Weedmaps News ranks “Broad City” episodes based on weed. While it may be better to […]

Mexico revokes cannabis guidelines, throwing licenses into doubt

Mexico’s main regulatory body for medical cannabis revoked key guidelines used as the basis for issuing dozens of import licenses for low-THC products, putting the status of those permits into question, pending a government review. Toward the end of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s term last fall, Mexico’s Federal Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) granted […]

Detroit medical cannabis dispensary sues state over deadline

Published 1 min ago An unlicensed medical cannabis dispensary in Detroit has sued the state, just days before regulators are poised to shutter shops that have not obtained appropriate permits. Green Genie filed suit to allow unlicensed dispensaries to stay open past a March 31 deadline, MLive.com reported. Roughly 50 dispensaries are facing cease-and-desist […]

WV gov vetoes cannabis bill that would tax vertically integrated firms at lower rate

Published 1 min ago West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice vetoed a medical marijuana bill because he said it “favors wholly vertically integrated businesses” by taxing them at a lower rate than stand-alone cultivators, processors and retailers. Mike Pushkin, a Democratic delegate and sponsor of the bill, told The Register-Herald of Beckley that the governor’s […]