News and Press

January 24, 2019

Israel’s cabinet about to improve cannabis exports

High times are awaiting Israel’s cannabis and tech sectors, as the cabinet is set to approve legislation allowing the export of medical cannabis. The bill passed its […]
January 23, 2019

CBS rejects Super Bowl ad for medical cannabis

CBS has rejected a proposed Superbowl ad advocating for the legalization of medical cannabis. John Boehner-backed cannabis investment firm Acreage Holdings, which operates in multiple states, told Bloomberg that […]
January 23, 2019

Marijuana industry descends on Davos for first time

The global elite are on their way to the Swiss alpine town of Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering, but this year a new […]
January 23, 2019

Silver pot: Marijuana use is growing among seniors. Is that good or bad?

Ethan Nadelmann grew up in the suburbs of New York City, but the first time he used pot was in 1975 in the old student ghetto […]
January 22, 2019

Future Weed: Formulations, Patents and Where Cannabis Is Going Next

When you think of weed, you likely think of a sticky bud, an oil, maybe even a tincture. But what if you reconfigured your notion of cannabis to […]
January 22, 2019

Why 2019 Could Be Marijuana’s Biggest Year Yet

On Nov. 7, the day after Democrats seized control of the House with what would become a 40-seat swing, President Donald Trump fired his attorney general, […]
January 22, 2019

Why Cannabis-extract CBD oil is taking the beauty world by storm, but make sure to read the fine print

Heels. Why do we put ourselves through the pain? I’ll tell you why: longer, slimmer legs. Now that awards season is upon us, or upon the […]
January 21, 2019

US college to teach their students how to grow marijuana

STUDENTS at a US campus are to receive expert lessons in how to grow profitable crops of marijuana. The State University of New York is to […]
January 21, 2019

5 Cannabis Breeders Who Changed the Game

Cannabis—like asparagus, dates, mulberry, ginkgo, persimmons, and spinach—is a dioecious species, meaning that the male and female reproductive structures involved in propagation are typically found on […]
January 21, 2019

Congress Should Lead On Cannabis Justice

Last month, as the 115th Congress reached its end, the last major bill that the House and Senate passed was the FIRST STEP Act, a significant criminal justice […]
January 18, 2019

Ohio sold $75k in medical marijuana on first day of legal sales

he Ohio Medical Marijuana Program sold $75,000 worth of medicinal cannabis Wednesday on the first day of legal sales in the state. Four dispensaries sold 8.7 pounds […]
January 18, 2019

Cannabis deliveries OK’d in California: ‘The public spoke loud and clear’

LOS ANGELES – California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales. The regulation […]
January 18, 2019

Alberta Liberals call on government to issue more cannabis licences

Alberta Liberal Party Leader David Khan called on the province’s NDP government to begin issuing cannabis licences as a moratorium on new permits continues. Earlier this […]
January 18, 2019

U.S. beer giants push into cannabis market thirsty for growth

The makers of Budweiser, Coors and other large-scale brewers are placing their bets on cannabis as a way to fight saturated markets and shifting consumer trends. […]
January 18, 2019

DeSantis promises to end medical marijuana smoking ban

The governor says he will stop appealing a lawsuit aimed at ending the ban if the Legislature doesn’t act. Gov. Ron DeSantis called on the Florida […]
January 18, 2019

Flying Dog Brewery Gets Into The Marijuana Beverage Game

If there is one particular facet of the cannabis industry that is on the verge of exploding onto the scene and causing a raucous so massive […]
January 17, 2019

Cannabis Measures Prompt Young Voters to Engage

As reported by the United States Election Project, nearly 50 percent of the voting-eligible population cast a ballot in the 2018 midterm elections. Of the 110 million Americans […]
January 17, 2019

Medical marijuana goes on sale in Ohio, as some hope it may ease state’s opioid epidemic

Leaning on her cane, Joan Caleodis stepped gingerly into history on Wednesday as one of the first people to legally purchase medical marijuana in the state […]
January 17, 2019

New York’s Legalization Plan Would Regulate Cannabis, Hemp, and CBD

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled details of his cannabis legalization plan on Tuesday afternoon in his State of the State speech, as well as in […]
January 16, 2019

U.S. attorney general nominee will not target law-abiding marijuana businesses

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday he disagreed with a decision by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse […]
January 16, 2019

Protecting cannabis IP

The growth and use of cannabis in Canada isn’t new; it’s been legal for regulated medical use since 2001 and has been used recreationally for much […]
January 16, 2019

Legal Cannabis projected to grow 38% to $16.9 Billion in 2019

Worldwide consumer spending on legal cannabis is expected to reach an estimated $12.2 billion in 2018, a significant jump from $9.5 billion in 2017, according to […]
January 15, 2019

Swiss pharmacies want to sell medical and recreational marijuana

Zurich pharmacies want to start selling marijuana for medical and recreational purposes in the future. The President of the Pharmacy Association in Zurich, Valeria Dora, says that more […]
January 15, 2019

Cannabis Advocates Will Learn Sooner Rather Than Later How Congress Will Handle Marijuana

The cannabis community could learn sooner than later just how enthusiastic the 116th Congress is about changing the marijuana laws in this country. A piece of […]
January 15, 2019

Legalization sparks boom in once-stigmatized field of marijuana research

VANCOUVER — Dr. Mark Ware has devoted the past 20 years of his career to studying marijuana, and he can remember some “dark, lean” periods when […]
January 14, 2019

Governments have made a mess of pot legalization

Terrible dope shortages haunt the land. Illegal dealers push their shoddy wares on the unsuspecting. Oh, the horror! Etc. Once all the various levels of government […]
January 14, 2019

U.S. watch: New 420 Bill would regulate cannabis like alcohol

A federal lawmaker who vowed last year to get the ball rolling to end federal marijuana prohibition in the 2019 legislative session is already making strides […]
January 14, 2019

Marijuana in New York: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to reveal his plan to make it legal

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to lay out his plan to legalize recreational marijuana in New York on Tuesday, the latest major step in […]
January 11, 2019

Marijuana Legalization Bills Already Filed In Half A Dozen Red States For 2019 Sessions

The green wave is already making splashes in multiple red states this year, with marijuana legalization bills being introduced in at least six traditionally conservative states […]
January 11, 2019

Efforts to reverse city refusals of cannabis stores mostly up in smoke

Calgary – Hopes for many would-be cannabis store operators to overcome city refusals of their businesses has proven a buzz kill. The Subdivision and Development Appeal […]
January 11, 2019

State edges toward ‘cannabis cafes’

Massachusetts is inching closer to licensing so-called “cannabis cafes” where individuals could smoke the drug in a communal setting, while also allowing for the home delivery […]
January 11, 2019

Majority of British public support legalisation of cannabis, survey reveals

The British public strongly supports the legalisation of cannabis, according to a new poll. Fifty-nine per cent of people surveyed strongly support or tend to support legalisation of the drug, compared to just […]
January 11, 2019

European Union history in the making with legalising medical cannabis

Laying the groundwork for legalising medical cannabis, the European Union is beginning to outline a harmonised set of laws across Europe. Medical cannabis is inching its […]
January 10, 2019

Canopy Growth surges 13% as it gets another backer on Wall Street

Piper Jaffray initiated coverage of cannabis producers, joining a short — but growing — list of Wall Street brokerages watching the industry. While admitting “we still […]
January 10, 2019

How Many Jobs Depend on Legal Cannabis?

  It’s not easy to determine how many full-time jobs are supported by America’s legal cannabis industry. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try. As Leafly […]
January 10, 2019

Cannabis is poised to be an $80 billion industry in the U.S. in 2030: Cowen

Cannabis is on track to be an even bigger disruptive force than previously anticipated, according to one of the industry’s top analysts. Vivien Azer, Cowen’s managing […]
January 9, 2019

Skirting Italian Cannabis Law With EasyJoint

LGC Capital, a Canadian investment firm focused on the global cannabis market, just bought 47 percent of EasyJoint, the biggest producer of what is known as […]
January 9, 2019

Canada’s Cannabis Laws And 5 Burning Questions For 2019

2018 was a momentous year for cannabis advocates as Canada became the second country (after Uruguay) to legalize recreational marijuana use. Canadians and cannabis companies alike eagerly […]
January 8, 2019

Pot Sector Focus Shifts From Legalization to Legitimacy

After a wild year for the cannabis sector, it’s appropriate that 2019 kicks off with a focus on Aphria Inc., the Canadian pot producer that was attacked by short […]
January 7, 2019

A Guide to Cannabis Advertising Marketing

A Guide to Cannabis Digital Advertising With the introduction of the Cannabis Act, bill C. 45, recreational cannabis is now legal in Canada. Luckily for the […]
January 7, 2019

Here’s what to expect from the cannabis industry this year

In 2018, pot reached a tipping point. A clear majority of Americans now wants to see the drug made fully legal. California and Canada began selling marijuana to anyone over […]
January 7, 2019

Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years

Cannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past decade, according to the first study to track changes in the drug across the continent. The study, published […]
January 6, 2019

Oregon may consider exporting weed to other states

Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir, craft beer and hazelnuts on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state […]
January 6, 2019

Hemp entrepreneurs say big retailers unfairly dominate online ads

President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill in December, officially legalizing industrial hemp — but hemp entrepreneurs fear they’ll still struggle to promote their products. According to […]
January 5, 2019

Cannabis seeds can now be purchased online in Alberta

Those looking to grow their own marijuana are allowed to have up to four plants for personal use, but until now there were few places to […]
January 5, 2019

In Jamaica, one could soon purchase cannabis from a vending machine

EPICAN, a cannabis retail company in Jamaica, is looking to open cannabis vending machines at select locations once it gets necessary approvals from the Cannabis Licensing […]
January 4, 2019

The Health Benefits of Cannabis Oil

Cannabis oil is quickly gaining momentum in the health industry as it has become an appealing option for people who are looking for relief from pain […]
January 4, 2019

Cannabis Companies Expect Big Growth After Trump Legalizes Hemp

The 2018 Farm Bill Trump signed earlier this month allows for hemp cultivation and the transfer of hemp-derived products across state lines for commercial or other […]
January 3, 2019

Budding Cannabis Trends In 2019

This new year bodes well for the cannabis industry. There’s excitement as we welcome new states into the cannabis fold and fervent hope that we’ll see […]
January 3, 2019

Where ordering cannabis is easy as booking a taxi

Ordering cannabis in Los Angeles is now as easy as booking a taxi. Click on an app, choose your preferred product, pay for it and then […]
January 3, 2019

How the U.S. farm bill could unleash a multi-billion dollar CBD business overnight

In mid-2018, U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell proposed legislation that would remove hemp — the less-exciting, non-psychoactive cousin of the cannabis plant — from the […]
January 3, 2019

2018: The Year Politicians Realized People Love Cannabis Reform

As we begin a new year, I’ve been reflecting on how much has changed in cannabis policy over the past year. In terms of marijuana reform, […]
December 31, 2018

These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2019

With the results of last month’s midterm elections—which marijuana basically won—ten states have now legalized cannabis for adults, while 33 allow medical use. Those victories at the ballot […]
December 28, 2018

Irish farmers set to grow cannabis after Health Minister announces support

The Irish Farmers’ Association has told TheJournal.ie that they are willing to meet with Irish Minister for Health Simon Harris regarding comments he made on the possibility of […]
December 28, 2018

2019 Explosion Of Cannabis Mergers And Acquisitions Predicted

Most of the businesses growing, processing and selling cannabis across the United States are small independently-held entities. That may change in 2019 which looks like a […]
December 28, 2018

9 Things We Learned About Cannabis In 2018

It turns out 2018 was a bumper year for weed. While not legal nationwide, laws are in flux across the country, providing marketers with ample opportunity […]
December 28, 2018

Cannabics files patent for personalized cannabimetic compositions modeling, production

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc., a world leader in personalized cannabinoid medicine focused on cancer and its side effects, today announced that it has filed a provisional patent […]
December 23, 2018

3 surprising things I learned from visiting 50 California marijuana dispensaries

California has been the capital of cannabis since 1997, when medical marijuana first became legal. One year after it was legalized for recreational use, the state’s dispensary […]
December 23, 2018

Canadians bought $43M worth of weed during two weeks after legalization

Statistics Canada says sales at cannabis stores in the two weeks after legalization totalled $43 million. The agency started collecting data for in-store and online sales […]
December 21, 2018

Cannabis Investments Nearly Quadrupled in 2018

This year has been a turning point in the maturing marijuana market. Cannabis-related companies raised nearly $13.8 billion so far this year, compared to just $3.5 […]