Edible Marijuana Is Booming, But These Aren’t Your Father’s Pot Brownies

The market for marijuana "edibles" has exploded as cannabis legalization has spread across the U.S.

COLORADO:  Forty years ago, making a pot brownie meant crushing some buds into your batter and stirring by hand. Now workers bake marijuana-laced brownies by the dozen in industrial kitchens, and they’re sold in marijuana dispensaries alongside products like Lemon Crinkle Cookies, Bubba Kush Root Beer, Cheeba Chews and Mile High Mint Bars. The market Read the full article…

Melissa Etheridge Signs On As Marijuana Expo Spokesperson

Melissa Etheridge has been selected as the Keynote speaker during a cannabis expo in September.

CALIFORNIA:  Melissa Etheridge has been selected as the Keynote speaker during the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition. The 3-day marijuana-centric expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA., September 16-18. According to organizers, the expo is the leading event for the legalized and medical marijuana industries. “I was extremely honored to be asked Read the full article…

Eleven Years After Being Approved, Montana’s Medical Marijuana Industry Faces An Existential Threat

Those who remain in the state’s medical marijuana system deal in a combination of currency and uncertainty as they await the outcome of a state Supreme Court case that could cripple what’s left of the industry.

MONTANA:  Gone are the flashing green neon lights on street corners advertising $200 ounces of marijuana in Billings and Butte and beyond. Gone are the traveling cannabis caravans of doctors infamous for signing up hundreds of medical marijuana hopefuls in a single day. The vast majority of the nearly 30,000 patients and 4,900 providers that Read the full article…

Fledgling Marijuana Industry Pressing Through Labor Pains

Though demand for jobs in the field is high, workers skilled in marijuana are becoming harder to find as the industry expands.

ARIZONA:  The developing national marijuana industry is still sifting through labor disputes long since settled in other lines of work. Employees have found that no line of work is quite like marijuana – and not always in a good way. Most bosses must pay their workers in cash, hampered by federal laws that prevent many Read the full article…

Exclusive: Inside Medical Marijuana Facility Set To Open In Long Island City

The marijuana in New York City will be grown, manufactured and packaged at a building in Long Island City.

NEW YORK:  Eyewitness News got an exclusive look at the only company licensed to manufacture and distribute medical marijuana in New York City, and the way the drug will be administered may be different than what you’d expect.When you think of medical marijuana, you think of green, leafy plants, but that is not what will Read the full article…

As It Grows, Marijuana Business Becomes More Tech Savvy

Delivery apps are part of a growing push by the cannabis industry to bring technology to bear on everything from growing and testing to selling and delivering their product.

CALIFORNIA:  When he first began buying medical marijuana to treat his multiple sclerosis, Mark Manasse was forced to visit a dispensary every time he needed to get fresh buds. But thanks to a host of new apps like Quil, he can order the marijuana from his home in California and wait for the delivery to arrive in Read the full article…

Growing Number Of Oregon Cities, Counties Banning Marijuana

At least a dozen Oregon cities and counties have taken steps to ban marijuana businesses from their boundaries.

OREGON:  At least a dozen Oregon cities and counties have taken steps to ban marijuana businesses from their boundaries as the state prepares to begin retail sales in October.Four counties and eight cities have informed the Oregon Liquor Control Commission that they plan to ban marijuana producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers. In some jurisdictions, the Read the full article…

Marijuana Control Board Weighs Business Ownership, Investment Rules

Alaska's Marijuana Control Board tweaked some rules and left others alone Tuesday, as it combed through the second set of draft regulations.

ALASKA:  Should Alaskans be the only ones allowed to invest in marijuana businesses? What distance should be mandated between a school and a marijuana establishment? In downtown Anchorage Tuesday, the Marijuana Control Board grappled with these questions as it reviewed the second set of draft regulations, working through each article in turn, and often focusing on Read the full article…

A Pain In The Bud: The ‘Legality’ Of ‘Coffee Shops’ And Other Marijuana Consumer Venues And Events In The U.S.

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WASHINGTON:  Those who have been to Amsterdam may know a thing or two about Dutch “coffee shops.” Though these shops operate in a legal gray area, they still attract droves of foreigners who come to buy and use marijuana in a pleasant coffeehouse setting. Think Starbucks, but with patrons rolling joints or consuming edibles instead Read the full article…

First Legal ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Cannabis Oil To Go On Sale In The UK

UK CBD are the first British company to sell ‘Charlotte’s Web’ cannabis oil since it was made legal on 31 July.

GREAT BRITAIN:  Cannabis oil has become increasingly sought after as an alternative treatment for a range of conditions including severe epilepsy, but legislators have been unwilling to legalise it due to its association with marijuana. Thanks to the work of advocates including CNN’s Dr Sanjay Gupta – who famously reversed his stance on medical marijuana to become a staunch Read the full article…