Month: October 2019

Study Says Smaller Doses of Marijuana Improve Sex Quality

“Start low, go slow.” That’s what budtenders usually tell new consumers about dosing to help them partake in cannabis responsibly. The mantra also summarizes the results of a new paper that reviewed current research on how marijuana affects different aspects of sex, including desire. “Several studies have evaluated the effects of marijuana on libido, and […]

Greenleaf resolves dispute, can open Ohio marijuana dispensaries

Greenleaf Apothecaries is poised to open three medical cannabis dispensaries in Ohio after resolving its dispute with state regulators. The company, which does business as The Botanist and Harvest of Ohio, was prohibited from opening new dispensaries until its case was resolved. Regulators in July alleged that Greenleaf had violated state ownership rules. Greenleaf is […]

Brazil again delays vote on regulating cannabis cultivation and products registration, dealing further setback to open market

William Dib, ANVISA’s director-president, pointed out the Brazilian public’s overwhelming support of a proposal to establish a regulatory framework on the domestic cultivation and registration of cannabis-based medicines. Brazilian health regulators unexpectedly postponed another vote on a groundbreaking proposal to regulate the cultivation and registration of cannabis-based medicines, delivering another blow to efforts to open […]

California gov’s signature on marijuana bills shows movement toward normalizing MJ as agricultural commodity

Cannabis-related bills signed into law by California Gov. Gavin Newsom are significant steps in both providing marijuana businesses with the ability to write off business costs on state tax returns as well as normalizing cannabis as an agriculture commodity for cultivators. On Oct. 12, Newsom signed Assembly Bill 37, which will allow California’s cannabis businesses to […]

How medical cannabis programs fare in states with recreational markets

The legalization of recreational cannabis can put a big dent in a state’s pre-existing medical marijuana market. Patient counts in Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada and Oregon – the only states with both an active recreational marijuana industry and a pre-existing MMJ patient database – have all suffered in the months and years since the launch of […]

CannTrust to destroy CA$77 million in cannabis plants, inventory

Embattled CannTrust Holdings on Monday disclosed it plans to destroy 77 million Canadian dollars ($58.2 million) worth of cannabis plants and inventory as part of the Ontario company’s efforts to regain its suspended business licenses. The company said in a news release its board “has determined that it is necessary to destroy approximately CA$12 million of […]

FBI probing potential public corruption in Sacramento marijuana industry

The FBI is investigating suspected corruption involving Sacramento, California, cannabis businesses and public officials. The FBI interviewed marijuana industry officials in California’s capital city over the past few months about potential bribes made in exchange for license approvals and other favorable treatment, The Sacramento Bee reported Monday. The report about the probe comes a day […]

California Governor signs social equity, cannabis vaporizer labeling bills

Published 1 min ago California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed several cannabis-related bills that, among other things, are designed to bolster minority participation in the industry, ensure labor peace and institute a vaporizer cartridge labeling requirement. Here are summaries of the marijuana bills signed into law by the Democratic governor: Senate Bill 595 requires the […]