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"Show some compassion for people that are suffering": Cannabiz CEO Mason Walker asks Jeff Sessions

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:20
Mason Walker, CEO of East Fork Cultivars, an Oregon craft cannabis farm, talks about his work, the future of the cannabis industry, and the federal government.

Maryland medical marijuana bill could boost African American businesses

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 20:24
Some Maryland lawmakers said they are planning to introduce a bill early next session to grant cannabis licenses to African-American business owners.

Massachusetts moratoriums may mean long drives for legal marijuana

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:05
Although retail sales of recreational marijuana can begin in July, many customers across northern Massachusetts may have to travel significant distances or wait several months to acquire the substance.

Now available in Vegas: drive-thru weed

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:17
The Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace offers fast food-style drive-thru on tribal land near downtown Las Vegas , including 15 popular flower, edible and concentrate products.

NY governor signs bill on Veterans Day to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:52
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

Budweiser's ex-marketing chief sees cannabis as the new craft beer

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:15
The former chief marketing officer for Anheuser-Busch is moving from barley and hops to cannabis as the alcohol industry casts its sights on the burgeoning market for state-sanctioned marijuana.

$10 million in Colorado cannabis taxes targeted to address teacher shortage

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:45
Gov. John Hickenlooper earmarked $10 million in marijuana sales tax money in his proposed 2018-19 budget to address problems of hiring and retaining teachers in Colorado, where as many as 3,000 teaching jobs are unfilled.

Op-ed: Curbing Colorado's opioid epidemic with cannabis

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:24
The Colorado opioid committee is reviewing legislative initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, which fail to mention the use of cannabis as a potential treatment for addiction, and at minimum a solution for pain management that is proven to be less deadly.

Op-ed: Colorado legalization anniversary nothing to celebrate

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:48
Colorado Springs Gazette editorial: It's the fifth anniversary of marijuana legalization, and the state remains an embarrassing cautionary tale.

Marijuana tax revenues start in 2018, but the real work starts now, proponents say

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 20:28
The Eagle County tax on recreational marijuana could generate an estimated $2 million annually, with the first $1.2 million earmarked for mental health and substance abuse programs in the Eagle River and Roaring Fork valleys.

New Jersey panel calls for expansion of medical marijuana conditions

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:13
The list of ailments that qualify a patient to use marijuana in New Jersey should cover more people, says a panel of doctors and health professionals that studied the issue for 19 months.

More veterans parlaying their military skills into cannabis careers

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:00
Meet the veterans in the cannabis industry: The skills they developed in the military, including discipline and work ethic, are welcomed by businesses.

Licensed Oregon marijuana supplier arrested in Nebraska with van full of cannabis products

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 16:58
An Oregon marijuana processor was arrested in Nebraska on drug trafficking allegations after deputies reported discovering cannabis products in his U-Haul.

Six people pose as cops to rob a marijuana grow of 500 plants, cash and a truck

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 15:50
One of at least six people who allegedly posed as law enforcement to tie up and rob victims at a Calaveras County marijuana grow last month was arrested after a day day-long standoff with SWAT on Wednesday.

Maryland medical marijuana commission needs a new director

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:40
The executive director of Maryland's medical marijuana commission, Patrick Jameson, is resigning, effective November 30.

A melted mess of gold, silver: Marijuana farmers' savings plans all too vulnerable

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 14:01
Despite new California marijuana laws, many farmers remain uninsured and trapped in a cash economy that leaves them vulnerable to natural disasters.

Another state on brink of joining hemp farming ranks -- but will gov sign bill?

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 02:50
The legislation would establish state licenses for farmers who want to grow industrial hemp. People with drug convictions wouldn’t be eligible for the licenses.

Watch: Cannabis ad a pitch-perfect parody of dire pharmaceutical commercials

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 01:51
Ad for Oregon delivery service Briteside reminds: "Sometimes you need to stop worrying and take a deep breath. Sometimes, you need cannabis."

Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 23:11
Colorado marijuana shops sold a little more than $136.6 million in flower, edibles, concentrates and accessories for September 2017, according to The Cannabist's calculations on state tax statistics.

Liquid gold: Doctors rack up profits by drug testing urine

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 22:28
For Medicare and private insurance nationwide, spending on urine screens and related genetic tests quadrupled from 2011 to 2014 to an estimated $8.5 billion a year.