Month: March 2019

Cannabis banking bill advances in committee; full US House vote expected within weeks

A key U.S. House committee voted resoundingly Thursday to provide federal protection for financial institutions that serve state-authorized marijuana and ancillary businesses, a landmark development for cannabis banking legislation. The House Financial Services Committee voted 45-15 to advance the bill, the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, after amending it to include provisions to […]

Which Should Novice Home Growers Choose for Their Weed?

One of the first major decisions new home growers must make is whether to start with cannabis seeds or clones. Cannabis seeds and clones are beneficial and effective in their own ways, but there are potential complications new home growers should think about. Cannabis seeds have characteristics of both the female mother plant and the […]

Growing Your Own Weed for the First Time? Here’s What You Need to Know

Growing cannabis for the first time can be overwhelming, especially when you take into account the different equipment, materials, and knowledge you should have before beginning this process. While advanced cultivators take countless factors into consideration and have mastered techniques to maximize their yields, the basics of growing plants, cannabis or otherwise, apply to everyone […]

Iowa legislators may lift 3% THC potency cap for medical cannabis

Published 1 min ago Iowa lawmakers have advanced a bill that, if successful, would lift the 3% THC potency cap for medical marijuana products. The potency cap has resulted in confusion for both the industry and medical marijuana patients and, if removed, would likely improve business conditions in Iowa’s MMJ market. The Iowa House […]

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Team Up to Launch Canadian Weed Brand

Canada’s homegrown stoner hero Seth Rogen is introducing a new project alongside longtime writing partner Evan Goldberg and cannabis juggernaut Canopy Growth Corp. Rogen‘s and Goldberg‘s new cannabis brand is appropriately named Houseplant, and is Canopy’s latest recreational cannabis brand “focused on product and quality, education, and guidance,” according to a press release. “Houseplant is […]

Most marijuana canopy space ‘underutilized’ in Washington state, report says

Published 7 mins ago | By Bart Schaneman Washington state’s recreational cannabis cultivators are using less than half their allotted licensed canopy, according to a report conducted by the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB), which could open the door for the state to step down their licenses to a lower tier. “Licensees were […]

Ann Arbor’s Hash Bash 2019 and Monroe Street Fair, Explained

For the 48th year, dedicated cannabis campaigners, consumers, and sober voyeurs will gather en masse for the annual Hash Bash Festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on April 6, 2019. Equal parts culture festival, street fair, cannabis competition, and marijuana advocacy, the Hash Bash is a long-running Ann Arbor tradition that kicks off the first Saturday […]

New York medical cannabis businesses fighting for priority in adult-use market

New York’s medical marijuana companies are fighting to get a first crack at any new recreational market when one is finally created, and they may be making some progress in their efforts. The adult-use draft bill from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office raised concerns among the state’s 10 medical marijuana license holders that some would be […]

Cancer Patients in Minnesota Found Cannabis Ease Symptoms, Study Finds

Cancer patients enrolled in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program showed significant reduction across all symptoms, a new study found. The study, “Impact of Medical Cannabis on Patient-Reported Symptoms for Patients With Cancer Enrolled in Minnesota‘s Medical Cannabis Program,” published in 2019 in the Journal of Oncology Practice, focuses on changes in symptom severity reported by patients […]