Recreational Marijuana Shops In Massachusetts Might Not Be Able To Open By July 1

Prospects for retail pot shops opening for business in Massachusetts by a July 1 target date appear to be dimming. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission met Thursday without issuing the first commercial business licenses under the state’s voter-approved recreational marijuana law. Steven Hoffman, the commission chairman, told reporters that regulators […]

Alaska Marijuana Board Fines Cannabis Competition For Illegal Sales

Alaska marijuana regulators have fined the operator of a pot competition, the Alaska Cannabis Classic, saying the event illegally sold marijuana and promoted public consumption. The Cannabis Classic, which took place May 19 in Anchorage, was fined $20,000, with $15,000 suspended. That means the operator will have to pay only $5,000 […]

Agricultural Hemp vs. Marijuana: Cultivation Techniques

When it comes to cannabis, there is a lot of information and misinformation circling the internet. With growing support for marijuana legalization (61% in 2018 vs. 57% in 2017), America is running into the desperate need for readily available information on the plant responsible for so much controversy. One of the biggest […]

Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative

A painkiller prescription could become a ticket for medical marijuana in Illinois. Lawmakers there passed a bill making anyone with a prescription for opioids eligible for its medical cannabis program. With this move, Illinois joins a growing number of states turning to legal cannabis in the fight against painkiller addiction. […]

Legal Marijuana Won’t Arrive In Canada By July 1 As Planned

The federal government’s much-debated legislation to legalize marijuana is being punted back to the Senate, it was confirmed on Wednesday, with a few key changes in its wording and a stern warning from the prime minister that Conservative senators should quit playing “games.” What this means, in practical terms, is that the […]