San Francisco Is The First City In California To Embrace Cannabis Lounges

The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors. “There’s nothing like this in Jersey,” said grinning Atlantic City resident […]

Iowa’s Medical CBD Program Gets Tracking System

BioMauris, LLC became the 5th company in the United States to win a state contract for a seed-to-sale platform today. BioMauris is a technology company that manages product tracking, fulfillment and distribution with a focus on the healthcare market. According to a press release, the company announced today that the […]

Arkansas Judge Stalls Permit Process For Growing Medical Marijuana

In an unforeseen twist, an Arkansas judge stalls permit process for growing medical marijuana in that state, pending a lawsuit by unsuccessful applicants. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen directed state officials not to issue licenses to the applicants they have already selected. Regulators with the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission had […]

Detroit, Bankrupt a Few Years Ago, Seems Uninterested In Reaping Medical Marijuana Millions Now

City officials have sued to overturn voter-approved ordinances to expand access to dispensaries. Detroit, a city that in recent years had to file a multi-billion dollar bankruptcy, is in danger of missing out on generating millions of dollars in taxes and fees with the legal medical marijuana industry. As Michigan […]

Paradox or Paragon? A Non-Techie Look at Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Cannabis: Part II

Disclaimer: Marguerite Arnold has just raised the first funds for her blockchain-based company, MedPayRx in Germany (and via traditional investment funding, not an ICO). She will also be speaking about the impact of blockchain on the cannabis industry in Berlin in April at the International Cannabis Business Conference. To read […]

MMA Star Cynthia Calvillo Suspended For Nine Months For Smoking Weed

In the world of professional mixed martial arts, athletes who test positive for cannabis use experience harsh, sometimes exorbitant penalties. Fighters are routinely subject to drug screenings from the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and testing positive, especially multiple times, can derail a career. Perhaps the most high-profile of these instances […]

Changing marijuana laws and the opioid crisis are prompting employer action

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) holds a panel on state and national drug law each year at its employment law and legislative conference, but this year, shifts in state law — and deep tragedy — have brought the issue to the forefront. James Reidy, attorney […]

Starting In 2019, All Cannabis Products In Colorado Will Use Universal Packaging Symbol

The way that cannabis products are packaged and labeled has been both a concern for government officials and an irritant for the commercial pot industry, but now the State of Colorado believes it’s found a solution. Beginning in 2019, all cannabis packaging in this state must have a universal “THC” […]

Colorado Debuts Universal THC Symbol

Yesterday, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division issued a bulletin unveiling their universal symbol for all cannabis products. According to the bulletin, the State Licensing Authority adopts the universal symbol for all packaging, labeling and on-product marking for medical and recreational cannabis products, effective immediately. “The State Licensing Authority’s adoption of […]