Canada To Measure Marijuana Use By Testing Sewage

As a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana works its way through the Canadian Parliament, the government is gearing up to track cannabis consumption more closely than it has before. Statistics Canada has begun to do city-scale drug screening by monitoring what Canadians flush down the toilet. Six cities have […]

Maryland Regulators Approve Seven New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Maryland marijuana regulators approved this week the opening of seven new medical marijuana dispensaries, including two in Baltimore. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission granted final approval for the seven dispensaries and for a new processor at its most recent meeting on Tuesday. The new dispensaries in Baltimore are ReLeaf Shop, […]

Former Speaker John Boehner Joins Acreage Holdings Advisory Board

The U.S. marijuana industry has a new spokesman: John Boehner. The Republican former Speaker of the House has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, a company that cultivates, processes and dispenses cannabis in 11 U.S. states. Boehner’s endorsement, after saying nine years ago he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization, […]

Budtenders to be in high demand as Michigan preps to license medical marijuana dispensaries

With medical marijuana on the cusp of becoming a bona fide industry in Michigan, the people who educate customers and sell the product in dispensaries — budtenders in marijuana lingo — will be in high demand. Across the state, as dispensaries prepare to open, owners will be seeking hundreds of […]

ZipRecruiter CEO Says Cannabis Is Fastest Growing Job Category

The head of a leading firm that connects businesses with job seekers says that employment in the legal marijuana industry is growing faster than any other field. “You know what the fastest-growing job category in the United States is?” ZipRecruiter.com co-founder and CEO Ian Siegel asked. “Marijuana.” And he should know. His company calls itself […]

California cannabis company receives historic $1 million insurance payout following fire

It’s believed to be the largest insurance award ever given to a legal marijuana business. Industry insiders also see the event as another indicator of how rapidly the legal cannabis industry has matured, and how much corporate America’s “take” on cannabis companies has changed. Last month the Santa Barbara Independent reported that […]

Feds Look For Input On Marijuana Reclassification

The Trump administration is asking Americans for input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under international drug control treaties to which the U.S. is a party. Currently, under both U.S. law and global agreements, marijuana sits in the most restrictive category of Schedule I. Domestically, that means it is not available for […]

Opinion: It’s Time To Create A Regulated Marijuana Delivery System In Colorado

As a former deputy marshal of the Town of Holly, Colorado — in the nation’s first state to legalize adult-use cannabis consumption — I believe that enacting a regulated marijuana delivery system for our state’s cannabis marketplace is a sensible, common-sense move at this point. I firmly support efforts by […]

Legal Marijuana States Seek Meeting With Jeff Sessions

California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have legalized […]

Blue Moon Brewer Is Launching Cannabis Infused Drinks

DENVER — The inventor of Blue Moon beer is launching three marijuana-infused drinks that promise intoxication without the alcoholic headache. The drinks, served chilled and initially only available in Colorado this fall, will contain no alcohol but will instead be infused with special marijuana formulas designed to mimic the effects of […]