Month: September 2019

New Hampshire lawmakers override governor’s medical marijuana veto

Published 1 hour ago Certified New Hampshire patients soon will have the ability to buy medical marijuana even if they haven’t had the same doctor for three months – a development that could provide a sales boost to the state’s small MMJ market. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill last month to eliminate the waiting […]

Here are 9 Weed Products for Broke Millennials

Millennials are some of weed’s most loyal consumers. A 2019 survey found that millennials are more likely to smoke cannabis than cigarettes and the alcohol industry continues to worry about drinkers becoming weed consumers.  But millennials are a fickle bunch. As a generation that grew up in the digital age, their access to technology that […]

FDA discloses criminal probe into vaping health crisis, putting added scrutiny on cannabis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a criminal investigation into the vaping health crisis, bringing added scrutiny to the legal marijuana industry and potentially exposing companies to federal legal action. “The industry should be worried,” said Washington, D.C.-based cannabis attorney Emily Leongini, who worked for the FDA for nearly six years. Mitch Zeller, director […]

New Mexico balks at issuing medical cannabis cards to non-residents

Published 1 min ago New Mexico health officials are refusing to issue medical marijuana identification cards to out-of-state residents, despite a recent judge’s order. Providing MMJ identification cards to nonresidents could give the state’s medical cannabis sales a shot in the arm. The Albuquerque Journal reported that the state Department of Health asked a state […]

Capitalizing on marijuana markets with limited rivals

Cannabis cultivation companies with a foothold in “constrained” markets – those with relatively few licenses such as Massachusetts – have a natural advantage, thanks to limited competition and marijuana supplies. Massachusetts-based Tilt Holdings is one such company. Tilt has multiple businesses that, among other things, offer cannabis-related technology and operate cultivation centers and retail stores […]

Civil rights groups wants reform before cannabis banking vote

Seven civil rights groups have sent a letter to U.S. House Democratic leadership asking to delay voting on a cannabis banking bill. The groups are requesting a vote be put off until more comprehensive reforms addressing criminal and social justice issues are considered. “We are concerned that if the House approves this bill, it will […]

Chicago mayor wants to prohibit rec cannabis stores downtown

Chicago’s mayor wants the city to ban recreational marijuana stores in the central business district, a move that could hurt sales downtown. The bans are in zoning rules proposed this week by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a Democrat. The “exclusion” zones also would prohibit adult-use MJ sales within 500 feet of schools and in residential neighborhoods, […]

How state cannabis regulatory agencies responded to vaping health crisis

State regulators overseeing the legal marijuana industry are adopting a wait-and-see stance as the industry determines what exactly is causing the health problems related to vaping, although California has come down more decisively against vaping of all forms. For the most part, regulators in more than a half dozen states are reacting cautiously while public […]

Maine marijuana regulators try to end seed-to-sale tracking confusion

Published 22 mins ago Maine’s marijuana policy office is seeking to curb confusion about the state’s new track-and-trace system after cannabis business owners complained about the costs of complying with the program. The Maine Office of Marijuana Policy conducted a demonstration of a cloud-based software product provided by Florida-based BioTrackTHC that will use barcode-based tags […]