The Cannabis Industry Is Coming To Anchorage Alaska

ALASKA:  Alaska is the next US state that will soon be selling recreational marijuana, and the cannabis industry is watching with keen anticipation. The Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office issued its first licenses for cannabis producers and testing facilities this month.   Retail licenses are to be given out in September. In anticipation of the opening Read the full article…

US Virgin Islands: The Next Medical Cannabis Destination

WASHINGTON:  This week lawmakers from around the country are in Seattle for the National Conference of State Legislatures. While here, Senator Terrance ‘Positive’ Nelson was back for a second visit in recent months on a fact finding mission as he writes medical marijuana laws for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Acting as a tour guide, Mike West Read the full article…

Cheaper Marijuana Or Legal, Spa-Like Experience Is Choice Ahead For Illinois Medical Patients

ILLINOIS:  Black-market marijuana will be cheaper than legal medical cannabis, so when state-regulated retail shops open later this year, they’ll need incentives to get patients in the door. A trade show in Chicago gave retailers some ideas, such as cannabis-infused premium chocolate and informed employees to guide each patient to the most helpful cannabis strain. Read the full article…

Kansas House Approves Broad Marijuana Bill

KANSAS:  The Kansas House has approved a measure that would decrease penalties for marijuana possession, allow the limited use of medical marijuana and study the use of industrial hemp. House members voted 81-36 Thursday to send the bill to the Senate for consideration. First- and second-time marijuana offenders without serious prior convictions would avoid jail Read the full article…

Report: Racial Disparities In Arrests Persist With Legal Marijuana

COLORADO:  The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn’t solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than whites to be charged with pot-related crimes, a new report says. The report, issued Wednesday by the pro-legalization Drug Policy Alliance, showed that marijuana arrests in Colorado Read the full article…

Marijuana For Pets: The Good, The Bad, The Legal Status

NEVADA:  The issue of legalizing marijuana is in itself a touchy subject, what with some arguing that this weed is nothing but a gateway drug sure to lead guys and gals down the path of a life of risks and crime, and others supporting its use either for recreational or for medical purposes. Seeing how Read the full article…

My Day At Seattle CannaCon 2015

WASHINGTON:  I just attended CannaCon 2015 in Seattle along with thousands of business owners and cannabis industry enthusiasts.  The three day marijuana business and consumer trade show is being held this year at Pier 91, Feb 19-21. In my role as cannabis reporter for MJ News Network I was able talk to luminaries’ and entrepreneurs Read the full article…

Sexism In Cannabusiness

By TwicebakedinWA Sexism in the workplace is probably one of the least sexy things to have to talk about, and yet, it is a topic that comes up for women of all industries including those in cannabis.  While sexism may be an uncomfortable topic it is something, especially as a woman, that is hard to avoid. Read the full article…

New York Becomes 23rd State To Allow Medical Marijuana

NEW YORK:  New York has become the 23rd state in the U.S. to authorize medical marijuana – though the state’s program is one of the nation’s most restrictive. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Saturday and held a formal signing ceremony in New York City on Monday to highlight the new law. When the program gets up Read the full article…