Tuesday, March 31, 2020

New York Governor Confirms Cannabis Legalization By Budget “Not Likely”

Cannabis Wire     •     March 31, 2020, 10:55 am
Editor’s note: This story was updated to reflect a statement made by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. Legalization by budget in New York is all but dead. As hours remained before…
Leafly     •     March 31, 2020, 6:37 pm
This 4/20 is shaping up to be a little different, but that doesn't mean it has to be any less fun. Check out our tips for having the best 4/20 you can, whether you're isolating solo or with…
Cannabis Training University     •     February 20, 2020, 9:26 pm
  For the cannabis-friendly voters looking toward the November 2020 election, here’s everything you need to know about Trump’s cannabis policy.    A slew of Democratic candidates supports full…
Cannabis Culture     •     February 29, 2020, 12:33 am
Over time, Jonathan Habel’s drinking got heavier — along with his uneasiness about it. “My dad, and my grandfather, always got home from work and as soon as they got inside would just grab a beer and…
Marijuana Business Daily     •     March 27, 2020, 12:03 am
KushCo Holdings, a cannabis company specializing in ancillary products such as packaging, on Thursday said it laid off 49 employees this month as the California company’s CEO noted that “the COVID-19…

Coronavirus impact felt in cannabis industry M&A as Harvest Health-Verano deal scuttled

Marijuana Business Daily     •     March 26, 2020, 9:54 pm
The once-booming market for cannabis mergers and acquisitions is now feeling fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of all the other problems that have brought M&A activity to a virtual halt in…
News – High Times     •     March 27, 2020, 9:14 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic is making us choose certain things over others.
Cannabis Culture     •     February 28, 2020, 11:16 pm
'We were motivated obviously by the excitement around cannabis for medical use,' study lead Eric Brown said. Researchers from McMaster University have discovered that a chemical compound in cannabis…
Leafly     •     March 31, 2020, 6:34 pm
Some are making hand sanitizer. Others donate farm PPE to hospitals and ramp up food bank donations. The post COVID-19: How cannabis companies are helping in the crisis appeared first on Leafly.
Cannabis Training University     •     February 19, 2020, 6:39 pm
  While some states have experienced growing pains when it comes to cannabis cultivation and meeting market demand, Colorado’s wholesale flower prices remain strong as competition heats up.…

How cannabis and humans evolved together

Leafly     •     March 30, 2020, 8:30 pm
The two species practiced 'mutualistic coevolution,' each helping the other thrive and spread across the planet. The post How cannabis and humans evolved together appeared first on Leafly.
Cannabis Training University     •     February 18, 2020, 9:30 pm
Ontario-based Canopy Growth’s shares and sales are up in its fiscal Q3 of 2020 beating many cannabis analysts’ bottom line and net revenue predictions. Canopy Growth’s sales topped $124 million…
Marijuana Business Daily     •     March 26, 2020, 4:00 pm
What was one of the largest acquisitions ever announced in the marijuana industry – a deal valued at $850 million when Phoenix-based multistate marijuana operator Harvest Health & Recreation said a…

Monday, March 30, 2020

How Good is Cannabis-Infused Toothpaste?

High & Marijuana Blog | Cannabis     •     March 27, 2020, 5:00 am
Based on previous cases where cannabis and dental health show some negative responses to gum diseases and periodontal health, people are inclined to think that cannabis use is not good for dental…
Cannabis Training University     •     February 17, 2020, 7:23 pm
The city of Aurora, Colorado is helping its homeless residents with its marijuana tax revenue. As the third-largest city in the state, Aurora’s contributions to alleviating the homeless problem has…

Medical Marijuana is Now Deemed Essential but How Essential?

High & Marijuana Blog | Cannabis     •     March 26, 2020, 5:00 am
Hopefully – we will all band together once this madness ends and demand that cannabis be removed from the CSA. I’m not talking about legalization – I’m talking about recognizing that it is a human…
Marijuana Business Daily     •     March 26, 2020, 1:00 pm
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) said cannabis businesses hit by economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for short-term, government-backed credit and loan payment deferrals, a move…
Leafly     •     March 30, 2020, 7:55 pm
The Sooner state is booming with dispensaries. But you'll need a card to enter and purchase. Here's how to get yours. The post How to get a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma appeared first on Leafly.
News – High Times     •     March 27, 2020, 6:21 pm
The acquisition signals continued growth for High Times.
Cannabis Culture     •     February 28, 2020, 1:39 am
The 2020 event is billed as a ‘protest and farmers market’. The Lower Mainland’s biggest pot festival will be back at Sunset Beach this year despite legalization. Organizers said the 4/20 event,…

Florida: Cannabis Companies Spent Big to Lobby in 2019. What About 2020?

Cannabis Wire     •     March 30, 2020, 10:55 am
Cannabis businesses, which have increasingly turned to Florida’s rapidly growing market, spent $3.7 million on lobbying in the state in 2019—more than double the year before—according to a Cannabis…
Cannabis Training University     •     February 14, 2020, 8:21 pm
In November 2019, an Argentinian woman was caught hiding weed in a fake baby bump while crossing the border into Chile. Described by authorities as a “narco pregnancy,” the fake baby bump was made…
Leafly     •     March 27, 2020, 10:42 pm
The coronavirus economy hits Leafly, Max recovers in Brooklyn, and curbside pickup is all the rage. The post The Roll-Up #135: Max is recovering appeared first on Leafly.
Marijuana Business Daily     •     March 25, 2020, 6:16 pm
An Australian Senate committee wrapped up its inquiry on barriers to regulated medical cannabis and published its final report this week. Any improvements to regulatory overlap and availability…
News – High Times     •     March 26, 2020, 9:18 pm
Despite the businesses closing, non-native Canadians are still trying to get in.

Utah Lawmakers Amend Medical Cannabis Laws To Grant Access To More Patients

News – High Times     •     March 26, 2020, 6:29 pm
Utah patients may now use a recommendation letter to purchase medical cannabis.
Cannabis Culture     •     February 28, 2020, 1:11 am
Medical cannabis was legalized in Utah with the December 2018 passage of the Medical Cannabis Act, legalizing medical cannabis in the state. In January 2020, the Utah Department of Health provided 14…
Cannabis Training University     •     February 14, 2020, 2:27 am
  As the American cannabis job count goes up, military veterans are finding jobs in marijuana security companies. Military infantrymen coming back from conflict areas overseas have shown a unique…

Closed Massachusetts Dispensaries Pivot To Making Hand Sanitizer

News – High Times     •     March 25, 2020, 10:01 pm
Some dispensaries in Massachusetts are now manufacturing hand sanitizer for health care workers.
Marijuana Business Daily     •     March 25, 2020, 2:58 pm
(This story has been updated with a comment from Société québécoise du cannabis.) Quebec’s government-owned cannabis stores are “priority enterprises,” and businesses producing raw materials for the…
High & Marijuana Blog | Cannabis     •     March 25, 2020, 5:00 am
Tissue culture is being adopted in many cannabis cultivation companies as a means of increasing their cannabis production, this is especially so for those companies in areas where it is largely…

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Hand-Trimmed vs. Machine-Trimmed Marijuana: The Great Debate

Cannabis Training University     •     February 13, 2020, 5:39 am
Hand-Trimmed vs. Machine-Trimmed Marijuana. This is an ongoing debate in the world of cannabis cultivation. In the great debate between hand-trimmed vs. machine-trimmed marijuana, weed cultivators…
News – High Times     •     March 25, 2020, 8:39 pm
Despite Washington State's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, dispensaries may remain open.
Marijuana Business Daily     •     March 25, 2020, 10:30 am
Some cannabis businesses are closing their doors – by choice or order – and they’re relying more on drive-thru windows as a way to better serve customers and avoid spreading coronavirus. It’s yet…
Leafly     •     March 27, 2020, 6:29 pm
With COVID-19 flaring in America's prisons, governors can save lives by releasing our prisoners of the drug war. The post It’s time to release cannabis prisoners—like today appeared first on Leafly.
Cannabis Culture     •     February 27, 2020, 6:14 pm
CANNABIS CULTURE - Final S. 54 House vote expected today - then goes to Senate, then reconciliation, then Governor's Desk. MONTPELIER, Vermont — On Wednesday evening, in a landmark vote, the Vermont…

Tips for Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety and Fear - Cannabis and Pranayama Breathing

High & Marijuana Blog | Cannabis     •     March 25, 2020, 5:00 am
For those who need a bit more than just “relieving stress/anxiety” – fire breathing is probably what you’re looking for. Pranayama is practices breath control in yoga. There’s a lot of literature and…
Leafly     •     March 27, 2020, 5:12 pm
Here’s what to expect the first time you use a legal marijuana delivery service. The post Legal cannabis delivery services: Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Leafly.
Cannabis Training University     •     February 11, 2020, 10:30 pm
  At a recent rally in Cedar Rapids before the Iowa Caucus, Bernie Sanders vowed to legalized marijuana on day one as president. With the support of indie rock band Vampire Weekend, he lit up the…

Marijuana Plant Growth Cycle Stages

Cannabis Training University     •     February 10, 2020, 9:05 pm
  Let’s take a look at the Marijuana Plant Growth Cycle Stages! When it comes to growing cannabis – nearly anyone can do it. However, if you want to produce an abundant crop of high-quality…
News – High Times     •     March 25, 2020, 7:22 pm
While many industries have taken a considerable hit, the cannabis industry seems to be booming.
Marijuana Business Daily     •     March 25, 2020, 10:30 am
Large Canadian cannabis producers and their financial backers got a lot wrong in the lead-up to legalization. And not much has changed. Instead of focusing on consumer segmentation and proving out…

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Declaring cannabis ‘essential’ marks a watershed moment in history

Leafly     •     March 27, 2020, 12:22 am
Once criminal, now essential: How the COVID-19 pandemic forced public officials to get real about marijuana. The post Declaring cannabis ‘essential’ marks a watershed moment in history appeared first…
Cannabis Culture     •     February 26, 2020, 10:04 pm
Dante's Divine Comedy (1321) is one of the pioneering classics of Western literature. The archetypes and symbolism of Dante's narrated journey through heaven and Hell has lefts its mark even on those…
High & Marijuana Blog | Cannabis     •     March 25, 2020, 5:00 am
If there is one thing that essential oils are well-known for, it is that they help to relax you. The brain is a very complex organ that is responsible for controlling most of your actions and…
Cannabis Training University     •     February 10, 2020, 7:38 pm
  Now that Illinois has joined the ranks of states with recreational cannabis laws, cannabis tour buses have arrived in Chicago. Illinois’ massive success in sales during the first month of sales is…

Michigan Cannabis Businesses Deemed Essential During Coronavirus Closure

News – High Times     •     March 24, 2020, 10:14 pm
Michigan has joined other states in deeming cannabis businesses essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cannabis Culture     •     February 26, 2020, 8:22 pm
Clara Higgins, 30 and her husband, Dusty Higgins, 40, wanted their wedding to reflect their love of each other as well as their other love – weed. The couple, who now live in Grand Junction,…
Marijuana Business Daily     •     March 24, 2020, 9:45 pm
Canadian cannabis license holders received new guidance from Health Canada on Tuesday, detailing the federal health department’s approach to regulating the marijuana industry during the COVID-19…
High & Marijuana Blog | Cannabis     •     March 25, 2020, 5:00 am
Will millions of people who were laid off or lost jobs start growing and selling weed?  You bet.  Will some percentage of those people decide to put an order in the mail and ship it? Yes.  That is…
Cannabis Training University     •     February 7, 2020, 9:53 pm
Man Arrested For Smoking Pot While In Court For A Marijuana Charge Man Arrested For Smoking Pot While In Court For A Marijuana Charge   A man was arrested for smoking pot while in court for a…