Be Brave for Cannabis Campaign Ramps Up for 4/20

House Bill 4014 Signed Into Law by Governor Kate Brown

MICHIGAN: A group of pro-cannabis businesses is urging people to be brave and stand up for cannabis on April 19, 2018 in a social media campaign that will take place between 9 am and noon. Be Brave for Cannabis campaign is focused on bringing attention to issues surrounding cannabis: Helping educate the public with anecdotal stories, Read the full article…

High Park Farms Receives Cannabis Cultivation License From Health Canada

High Park Farms will begin cultivating cannabis plants in its greenhouse next week.

CANADA:  High Park Farms announced that it has received a federal license from Health Canada to cultivate cannabis under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The High Park Farms facility, which is anticipated to represent an investment of up to $30 million, features 13 acres of greenhouse on 100 acres of property in Read the full article…

Curaleaf Opens Medical Cannabis Dispensary In Oxford To Service Central Massachusetts

Curaleaf medical marijuana dispensary

MASSACHUSETTS: Curaleaf, a provider of high-quality, reliable, and safe cannabinoid-based products, officially opened its second medical cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts. Now patients in central Massachusetts can more easily access needed medical care. This new location in Oxford joins the company’s successful Hanover dispensary that opened in fall of 2017. Located at 425 Main Street, Curaleaf offers a Read the full article…

Marijuana Refinery Sues Boulder-Based Wana Brands Alleging $5 Million in Damages Following Failed Merger

LP's lawsuit says merger discussions ended in December 2017 after its sales allegedly plummeted and several LP employees resigned allegedly in anticipation of the merger.

COLORADO: A Colorado marijuana refinery, LP Capital LLC (LP), has sued Mountain High Products, which does business as Wana Brands, an edibles company, and the edible maker’s CEO following a failed merger. The refinery’s lawsuit (District Court, Boulder County, 2018CV30336) seeks monetary damages, to enjoin Wana from using and continuing to use certain business information learned during Read the full article…

Eaze Arrives in Los Angeles for Marijuana Week

Los Angeles joins San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland and San Jose in making safe, legal delivery available to residents.

CALIFORNIA: Eaze, a leading cannabis technology company, today announced its expansion into the City of Los Angeles, the world’s largest legal municipal market. Residents 21 and older can now use the Eaze platform to purchase cannabis via on-demand delivery from local licensed dispensaries, The Clinik and Perennial Holistic Wellness Center. Los Angeles joins San Francisco, San Diego, Oakland and Read the full article…

Washington: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

Washington: Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use in Marijuana Production

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA.  WSDA has removed 2 pesticides that were placed on stop sale by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). The ODA reported that both Read the full article…

Average Marijuana Consumer Will Spend $146 to Celebrate 4/20 This Year

Between the product itself, food munchies, and paraphernalia, the average 4/20 consumer is expected to spend $146.12 this Friday, with $71.35 of that going toward the actual product

By Mike Brown Marijuana has become relatively mainstream in American society today. And on no day is pot bigger than on April 20, commonly referred to as “4/20.” ​For marijuana consumers, 4/20 is akin to Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July all rolled up into one big holiday. Similar to how the holiday season Read the full article…

Meet Jake The Professor: Cannabis Industry Ambassador At Large

Jake Dimmock in his West Seattle laboratory

By David Rheins WASHINGTON: Jake Dimmock wears a lot of hats. Literally. He also juggles a lot of roles and responsibilities in Seattle’s cannabis community: posing with customers and VIPs as the face of swanky pot shop Diego Pellicer; making the scene as the well-dressed social media gadfly Jake the Professor, broadcasting his live reports Read the full article…

Survey: More Than Seven In Ten Practicing Physicians Back Medical Marijuana Option

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

NEW YORK: More than seven in ten practicing physicians support allowing qualified patients the option to use cannabis therapeutically, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. New York University investigators surveyed the attitudes of practicing physicians in New York State. Seventy-one percent of respondents said that cannabis ought to be legal for medical purposes, Read the full article…