Oklahoma governor signs medical marijuana rules into law

Published March 15, 2019 Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law regulations governing the state’s rapidly growing medical cannabis industry – rules that aren’t expected to curb the market’s growth. The Republican on Thursday signed a measure known as the “unity bill” because it’s supported by various factions of the cannabis industry. The measure received […]

CA enforcement actions on illicit marijuana firms net more than $1.2M in product

Published March 11, 2019 In the latest enforcement actions targeting California’s illicit cannabis businesses, state and local agencies recently seized more than $1.2 million in illegal marijuana and MJ products in a series of raids. California licensed cannabis firms have kept a close eye on authorities’ crackdown efforts since illicit operators severely undercut legal sales. […]

Nearly 60 people to participate in Michigan adult-use cannabis work groups

Published March 15, 2019 Michigan regulators announced Friday they’ve selected 57 individuals, including longtime activist Rick Thompson, to participate in work groups that will provide input for the rules that will govern the state’s new recreational marijuana industry. The work groups, which will examine four regulatory topics, are composed of: 14 existing medical marijuana licensees interested in […]

Ohio grants cannabis processor permission to start making concentrates, edibles, topicals

Published March 11, 2019 Ohio awarded the state’s first certificate of operation to a medical marijuana processor, which will allow for manufacturing of cannabis edibles, tinctures, topicals and other products. This could prove a boon to sales for Ohio’s medical marijuana firms because only plant material – flower – has been available for purchase since […]

15 Relatable Tweets About Weed That Will Make You Laugh

No matter where you are in the world of weed, you can always count on Twitter to provide timely, insightful, and just plain funny commentary that is joyously, and painfully, relatable. Whether they’re savage CBD oil memes or more people continuously dunking on Elon Musk (Yep, he made the cut), the modern cannabis sphere is […]

Ancillary marijuana companies hit by declining economies pivot to emerging markets

Tumbling wholesale cannabis prices in some markets are devastating plant-touching operators and generating negative fallout for ancillary companies that provide services and products to those businesses. In order for supplementary companies such as accountants, consultants and security firms to continue to grow and maintain healthy revenue streams, some owners are looking to emerging cannabis markets […]

What You Need to Know Before Taking Cannabis Into a Hospital

Police entered Nolan Sousley’s hospital room to search for cannabis following a tipoff from a hospital security guard. Sousley has stage IV pancreatic cancer and sometimes takes capsules containing THC to help alleviate his pain and nausea. The police entered the Missouri hospital with a warrant to conduct the search but found nothing that violated […]

Michigan medical cannabis cultivator Green Peak raises more than $30 million for expansion

Published March 14, 2019 Green Peak Innovations, a medical cannabis cultivator based in Lansing, Michigan, raised more the $30 million in an oversubscribed debt round. The funds will be used to support Green Peak’s expansion in Michigan as well as plans to take the company’s “scalable model to other states,” CEO Jeff Radway said in […]

Canada’s dried cannabis supply builds as adult-use sales decline

The volume of dried adult-use cannabis sold in the regulated Canadian market fell in January while inventories continued to build, according to the latest data from Health Canada. In January, 5,330 kilograms of dried cannabis was sold through regulated channels across the country, down 4.5% from December 2018. Inventories of “finished” dried cannabis held by […]