Month: April 2019

Key US senator indicates panel may refuse to hear marijuana banking bill

Published 1 min ago The chair of a key U.S. Senate committee declined Tuesday to commit to considering legislation that would provide federal protections to financial institutions serving state-legal cannabis businesses, which is dubbed the SAFE Banking Act. Sen. Mike Crapo, a Republican from Idaho, made the comments – as reported by Politico in a tweet […]

New Jersey medical marijuana patients to triple by 2022, requiring additional cultivators

New Jersey’s medical marijuana market will need at least 15 additional cannabis cultivators in the next three years – even under a conservative growth scenario, according to information provided by the state’s MMJ regulatory agency. The New Jersey Department of Health’s Division of Medicinal Marijuana (DMM) submitted its biennial report to the state Legislature in […]

Oregon advances bill to halt issuing cannabis cultivation licenses for two years

Published 7 hours ago The Oregon Senate moved forward with a plan to limit the state’s supply of recreational marijuana, and the measure now goes to the House for a vote. Lawmakers voted 18-10 to freeze cannabis production at current levels for the next two years. If the bill fully passes, the state will not […]

What is Marijuana’s Effect on Schizophrenia, Other Psychotic Disorders?

The term psychosis refers to a range of symptoms which impact one’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, causing an individual to lose contact with reality. In recent years, psychotic disorders have become a hot topic of conversation within the cannabis community, sparking much debate. A study published in March 2019 in Lancet Psychiatry found that those […]

How Much of Cannabis Industry Has Women in Leadership? Survey Finds Out.

Because it’s relatively new, the cannabis industry has the chance to do business more progressively than other industries, particularly in its inclusion of women. To assess how far cannabis companies have come in this regard and how far they still have to go, Vangst, a recruiting platform for the cannabis industry, recently surveyed representatives, including […]

Washington state lawmakers approve multiple marijuana bills before deadline

Published April 26, 2019 | By Jeff Smith Legislators in Washington state passed several cannabis bills of interest to the marijuana industry in the final days of the session that concludes by Sunday. The measures include one that reforms enforcement procedures and another that allows MJ product labels to convey their intended use, such as […]

Questions You Had About CBD Treats for Dogs, Answered and Explained

We’ve heard tales about how humans are using cannabidiol (CBD) for therapeutic purposes, but what can this non-intoxicating cannabinoid offer to man’s best friend? CBD is being used to help alleviate ailments suffered by humans and their canine companions. Dogs — just like humans, cats, horses, and all other mammals — have an endocannabinoid system […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Puffco Peak but Were Afraid to Ask

Time to set that dab torch aside and behold the future of consuming cannabis concentrates! At least that’s what Puffco, the Los Angeles-based portable vaporizer manufacturer, wants you to believe — and for good reason.   Puffco released the Peak, an electronic smart rig, in January 2018. It was a major departure from the pen-style […]

Massachusetts cannabis business applicant denied for lack of diversity, inclusion

Published 18 hours ago Massachusetts regulators denied Pittsfield-based Mass Yield Cultivation a marijuana license for not sufficiently showing in its application a commitment to diversity and inclusion plans. The news underlines why marijuana firms in the state must carefully outline their diversity plans as they apply for a permit. This appears to mark the first […]

What Current Research Can Tell Us About Treating Migraines with Cannabis

If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know the telltale symptoms: throbbing headache, extreme sensitivity to light and sound, blurred vision, nausea, and even vomiting. For many sufferers, these symptoms are debilitating, rendering them incapable of going about their daily lives until the migraine subsides. With the average migraine lasting up to 72 hours, an […]