Month: June 2019

Americans Want CBD Sold Over-The-Counter, Gallup Poll Finds

A majority of Americans familiar with cannabidiol (CBD) say it should be available as an over-the-counter drug and believe that the compound has health benefits, according to a Gallup survey released June 14, 2019. The CBD craze emerged from the marijuana reform movement and escalated following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which federally […]

A Sunday Dinner with Opulent Chef and Potli

There are many reasons why weed and food go so well together — the obvious one being that getting stoned gives you the munchies, and makes whatever you’re eating taste infinitely better. But the relationship between the two goes deeper. Food, like cannabis, is an inherently communal experience that brings people together and helps them […]

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Maryland

Maryland enacted a state-regulated medical marijuana program in 2012, and it took nearly five years for the program to finally become active on Dec. 1, 2017. Despite the slow start, the program has grown considerably. Data as of June 2019 show 96,792 patients have registered, in addition to 6,259 registered caregivers and 1,430 registered providers. […]

8 Things We Know About Mike Tyson’s Planned Weed Ranch

Mike Tyson has always been a character, to put it lightly. The youngest boxing heavyweight champion at age 20, “Iron Mike” was a polarizing figure throughout his fighting days, racking up as much controversy — drug abuse and alcoholism, sexual assault accusations, a prison sentence for a rape conviction — as he did knockouts. But […]

Michigan accelerates medical marijuana business licensing

In the past month and a half, the state of Michigan has dramatically increased turnaround times for processing and approving medical cannabis business license applications. In May alone, the new state Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) ruled on 213 medical cannabis business permit applications, the Detroit Free Press reported. That’s up from an average of 95 […]

‘Massive step for country’ as Canada unveils rules for new cannabis products

Canada unveiled final regulations Friday that will enable the sale of cannabis edibles, extracts and topicals later this year, unlocking what is forecasted to be a multibillion-dollar federally regulated industry. Businesses expect to start shipping a limited selection of new products in December after the rules take effect Oct. 17. A wider selection will not be […]

Maine could ease up on some state residency rules for licensed recreational marijuana businesses

Published 5 mins ago A legislative committee in Maine approved rules that would relax state residency requirements for companies looking to qualify for recreational marijuana licenses. The move could open up new opportunities for Maine businesses that are interested in adult-use cannabis opportunities but are controlled by out-of-state firms. Here’s what you need to […]

MJBizConNEXT in New Orleans, OR preps for future interstate MJ potentials, new NV cannabis board & more

The cannabis industry descends on New Orleans to explore emerging trends at MJBizConNEXT, Oregon lawmakers pass a bill that would empower it to make agreements with other states for the transfer of marijuana, Nevada creates a cannabis control board and says no to social use licensing for now – plus other important news from around the industry. […]

Cannabis Industry Comes to Find Real Estate Tight in Southern California

If you’re thinking there’s plenty of warehouses to go around, you may be right — unless you’re planning to set up shop in Los Angeles or Orange counties. Demand for industrial space in these areas nearly outpaces supply, and for cannabis-related tenants, finding a “for rent” sign is just the first hurdle in the bid […]

Budtender Jobs Guide: How To Become A Budtender

The budtender is the hand that feeds. While it’s considered an entry-level position (the median salary for a budtender in the United States was $32,000 per year in 2018), the budtender is a critical role in the cannabis ecosystem. Many people who work today as managers, cultivators, producers, or even in C-suite positions, started in […]