Month: November 2020

Virginia recreational marijuana market would need 5 years to mature

It would take up to five years for a recreational marijuana program to become fully established in Virginia if legalization efforts there proceed, a working group set up by state legislators predicts. The group’s report follows comments earlier this month by Gov. Ralph Northam that he would push for an adult-use cannabis program during the […]

New Jersey court tosses medical cannabis licensing issue back to state

Learn more about state programs at MJBizCon 2020. A court ruling in New Jersey could prompt regulators to resolve some of the lingering litigation over medical cannabis licensing in advance of the launch of a recreational marijuana program in the state. A New Jersey appellate panel last week instructed the state Department of Health to reconsider […]

US House poised to act this week on landmark marijuana legalization bill

Learn more about the state of the marijuana industry at MJBizCon 2020. The U.S. House of Representative is scheduled this week to take up legislation to legalize marijuana federally, a landmark step that could mark the first time a full congressional chamber has voted to end the federal government’s MJ prohibition. The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment […]

Proposed pesticide, heavy-metal testing rules in Washington state roil marijuana cultivators

A Washington state proposal to require growers to test their recreational marijuana for pesticides and heavy metals is encountering blowback from industry officials who argue it would drive up their costs and force them to offer fewer cannabis products. Up to now, Washington state is the only adult-use market that doesn’t require growers to test […]

The best ‘high questions’ to contemplate when you’re, well, high

Cannabis consumers partake in weed for a myriad of reasons, including medicinal, to ease the body’s aches, pains, and anxiety, or  recreational, to spark creativity. The research is out on how cannabis specifically impacts our creative thoughts and work, but pretty much all consumers recognize that a good high can produce a flood of new […]

A shoutout to the businesses featured in Weedmaps’ ’12 Days of Giveaways’

For the holidaze season, we’re ending the year on a high note. To show our appreciation for both our followers and small businesses, we’re hosting 12 very special giveaways to support and highlight a variety of small, local, BIPoC, female, LGBTQ+ and family owned brands and companies.  This giveaway series will occur over the course […]

Cannabis tourism in Amsterdam coffeeshops

Amsterdam is known the world over for their famous coffeeshops,  easy access to weed, and safe consumption spaces. But what is the history behind Amsterdam’s storied cannabis establishments and its seemingly permissive and lenient laws, especially given that, even in Amsterdam, cannabis remains illegal? Let’s take a look behind the scenes.  First things first: As […]

Upcoming UN vote may be watershed moment for global medical cannabis

The Vienna International Center houses the United Nations Office at Vienna. Want to learn more about the developing German cannabis market? Check out the Europe Market Forum at MJBizCon, available on demand. The medical cannabis industry could be in for one of its biggest symbolic wins in decades if a United Nations vote next week […]