OMNICANNABIS: The WA State Senate Made Behemoth Pot Legislation, And It May Be Too Big To Fail

there’s enough that I like in ESSB 5131 to make it worth passing.

by Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: In lawmaking jargon, omnibus legislation is a single bill that has lots of topics or issues with a loose theme. Anything can be, but until recently marijuana was usually part of a omnibus drug/crime bills, not the centerpiece. The common attitude at the Capital in Olympia is that bills shouldn’t be Read the full article…

Recognizing 21 Years Of Responsible Cannabis Use

Like gravity, responsible cannabis use existed before it was defined, but it got easier to see and explain once it was. A popular tactic for deflecting from legalization is opposing adult use because of the problems of underage use.

By Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: Sometimes, the big anniversaries sneak up, or pass you by without you noticing it. It was March before I noticed NORML’s groundbreaking Principles of Responsible Cannabis Use turned 21 I’m February. If these principles were a person, they’d be able to buy cannabis in Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, or Washington. Like gravity, responsible Read the full article…

Colorado To Cannabis Retailers: How We Doing?

An amendment to allow banks to deal with marijuana businesses shows a clear trend toward a loosening of anti-marijuana sentiment in the government.

COLORADO:  The State of Colorado wants to be a better partner it’s legally-licensed pot shops, and in an effort to better understand their needs has tapped the expertise of Clear Voice Research to conduct a first-ever research study.  Designed to help inform how the Colorado Department of Health and Environment can be a better partner to Read the full article…

May 11 In Portland: “Don’t Go Up in Smoke” —Workplace Law for Canna-Businesses

For years it has been rumored that Monsanto was developing genetically modified cannabis in advance of federal legalization.

OREGON:  As the cannabis industry expands, so do the number of workers in weed.  Managing a rapidly expanding organization can present a myriad of challenges for any new business, and business operators in the heavily-regulated licensed marijuana industry face additional complexities.  Employment law and the legal cannabis industry is the topic of  “Don’t Go Up In Smoke,” Read the full article…

Regular Cannabis Use Associated With Lower BMI, No Adverse Effect On Bone Density

cannabis helps fight obesity

OREGON: Those subjects who consume cannabis more than five times per month possess, on average, lower body mass index (BMI) than do those who do not use the substance, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Archives of Osteoporosis. Researchers at Oregon’s Health and Science University assessed the relationship between cannabis use and a Read the full article…

The Legal Cannabis Market Contributes to Job Creation

Nearly 900 eager job seekers came to the first Spokane Cannabis Job Fair on 6/20 at the Spokane Convention Center

NEW YORK: New data shows that the growing legal cannabis industry is strongly contributing to job creation. A recent report by New Frontier Data, which provides comprehensive analysis and reporting for the cannabis industry, projects that by 2020, the legal cannabis market will create more than a quarter million jobs for American workers. The legal cannabis Read the full article…

North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission Now Accepting Applications to Grow Industrial Hemp

State agriculture agents will monitor and test the hemp crops to make sure they do not contain more than .30% THC.

NORTH CAROLINA: The North Carolina Industrial Hemp Commission (NCIHC) is accepting applications for its pilot program to grow industrial hemp for research in North Carolina. The application process is open to farmers who can show evidence of income from a farming operation. With such a high level of interest in growing hemp in North Carolina, Agriculture Commissioner Read the full article…

RN Debi Madaio Plans NJWeedman’s Joint Relaunch On 4/20

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NEW JERSEY: Debi Madaio never thought she would become a public advocate for medical marijuana. As the co-owner of NJWeedman’s Joint, a popular marijuana-themed eatery, located in Trenton, NJ, and the partner of Ed Forchon aka NJ Weedman, one of the cannabis industry’s most controversial figureheads, she has found herself pushed to the forefront of a movement Read the full article…

2017 New England Cannabis Convention Is April 22-23 At Boston’s Hynes Convention Center

New England Cannabis Convention Returns to Boston

MASSACHUSETTS: The 2017 New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the New England Cannabis Network, will return to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Medical and recreational cannabis sales in Maine and Massachusetts are projected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars by 2020, and this convention will focus on helping New Read the full article…

Platinum Highlife Tours: Luxury Travel For 6.7 Billon Cannabis Market

Pot Tourism Riding High

FLORIDA: ML Capital Group,  has announced the launch of Platinum High Life Tours, a luxury tour operator serving the burgeoning $6.7 billion global cannabis market. Today’s announcement comes just 10 days after the Company announced a strategic acquisition to take a 25% interest in  Colorado Highlife Tours, with the option of acquiring an additional 24% percent stake in Read the full article…