Month: August 2019

Tijuana’s First Head Shop Could be a Beacon of Mexico’s Legal Weed to Come

Tijuana is a tale of two cities in itself. While one, recently named the most violent city in the world by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, is still very much grappling with the fallout from the 2000s drug war, the other simply wants to enjoy a peaceful, trendy new way of […]

Craft cannabis is the marijuana industry’s small-batch sector

Michael Steinmetz, left, CEO of Flow Kana, examines cannabis plants with Cyril Guthridge, founder of Waterdog Herb Farm in Mendocino County, California. (Photo by Bobby Cochran Photography) (This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the August issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) The cannabis industry is becoming increasingly dominated by big firms, but […]

Illinois licenses first five adult-use marijuana stores

Illinois awarded its first licenses to businesses that can sell recreational cannabis when it becomes legal in the state next year. State regulators announced the five medical marijuana dispensaries where residents will be able to buy small amounts of recreational marijuana products starting Jan. 1. The first group of licensees are all owned by Chicago-based […]

The Top 10 Dispensaries to Buy Weed in and near West Hollywood

Ahh, the dispensaries of the stars. But when it comes to providing bud to the fabulous westside weed smokers, which retailers do it the best?  Weedmaps News pulled Weedmaps listing data from May, June, and July 2019 and looked at which retail listings were the most visited and commented on to determine which were among […]

Nevada judge gives OK for more retail cannabis stores to open

More than a dozen new dispensaries could open in Nevada’s booming retail marijuana market in the coming weeks, after a judge gave the go-ahead Thursday to companies that underwent background checks and won licenses. State marijuana regulators said as many as 36 stores could open. But lawyers for the state and companies claiming the licensing […]

New Mexico must issue medical marijuana cards to non-residents

Published 1 min ago A district judge in New Mexico made a final ruling ordering the state to issue medical cannabis patient cards to qualifying out-of-state residents, but the governor’s office said it will appeal. The ruling, if it stands, would inject additional sales into the market. Here’s the latest on the case: Judge Bryan […]

Maine’s largest medical marijuana firm at heart of business dispute

Maine’s biggest medical cannabis operator is trying to end its relationship with a company behind its fast-growing edibles operation. Wellness Connection, based in Portland, Maine, contends CanWell of Rhode Island is to blame for $14 million in losses caused by low yields from its extraction equipment and processes. CanWell, meanwhile, says the charges were trumped […]

Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Best for Relieving Pain

Among the overwhelming variety of cannabis products available on the market today, the most effective for pain relief appears to be whole dried marijuana flower and products high in THC, a new study finds. “Whole cannabis flower was associated with greater pain relief than were other types of products, and higher tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels were […]