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, […]

This Marijuana Stock Is Booming Past The Rest

In case you haven’t noticed, marijuana stocks are growing like a weed. A majority of those with a market cap of at least $200 million have had their share price double or triple over the trailing year as optimism surrounding legal weed grows. Rapidly rising sales figures have certainly played […]

Michigan Expects High Number of Medical Marijuana Applications

Officials are expecting a rush Dec. 15 when Michigan begins offering applications to people who want to start a medical marijuana business and be part of what is expected to be a $700-million-a-year industry in the state. “We may have 50. We may have 1,500. We may have 5,000,” Shelly Edgerton, […]

LSU AgCenter Finalizes Contract to Begin Medical Marijuana Operations

The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana LLC to operate the center’s medical marijuana business. GB Sciences Louisiana is a subsidiary of GB Sciences, a Las Vegas cannabis company focused on biopharmaceutical development. The parent company has filed patent applications for using cannabis for chronic pain […]

Ahead of Conference, Medical Marijuana Businesses Look To UK for Next ‘Green Rush’

In October the UK will host what is believed to be its first medical cannabis conference, an international jamboree of weed-based therapies in London. It may seem like an eccentric choice, given cannabis is illegal in Britain. But Saul Kaye, the Israeli entrepreneur behind the event, is confident the country […]

California’s Marijuana Market Could Be Worth $5 Billion, Study Predicts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is on the verge of creating a legal market for marijuana worth more than $5 billion that will help make the state a destination for pot-loving tourists, according to a new state-sponsored economic study. But about 29 percent of all cannabis consumers may stay in the […]