Acreage Announces Resignation Of Board Member Bill Weld To Focus On Presidential Campaign

NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings, announced that Bill Weld, former Governor of Massachusetts and a 2020 Republican candidate for President of the United States, has resigned as a member of Acreage’s Board of Directors to focus on his political campaign. “I have greatly enjoyed working with CEO Kevin Murphy and the other members of the Board to help Read the full article…

CannaCraft Donates Space To American Red Cross For Northern California Fire Relief

California’s largest medical cannabis manufacturer donates 12,000 square feet for American Red Cross to stage its regional headquarters CALIFORNIA: CannaCraft, a leading medical cannabis manufacturer, is temporarily donating 12,000 square feet of its office space in Santa Rosa to the American Red Cross to use as its Regional Headquarters for Northern California fire relief. The Read the full article…

Cannabis Retail Facilities Associated With Rising Home Values

GEORGIA: Cannabis retail facilities are associated with increased home values, according to data to be published in the journal Real Estate Economics. Researchers from the University of Georgia at Athens, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and California State University Sacramento assessed the relationship between operational retail cannabis facilities in Denver, Colorado and fluctuations in nearby housing values. Authors reported Read the full article…

AG Ferguson Sues One Of The Nation’s Largest Opioid Manufacturers Over Washington’s Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON: Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on a massive deceptive marketing campaign and convincing doctors and the public that their drugs are effective for treating chronic pain and have a low risk of addiction, contrary to overwhelming evidence. This deceptive marketing Read the full article…

Ethical Cannabis Alliance & Organic Cannabis Association Merge To Form Cannabis Certification Council

Newly Re-Named Cannabis Certification Council Receives Legacy Funding Mandate to Ensure High Labor Standards and Organic integrity for Cannabis Produced and Sold in the United States OREGON: Ethical Cannabis Alliance and the Organic Cannabis Association, non-profit organizations respectively based in Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado, are merging and adopting a new name; The Cannabis Certification Council Read the full article…

Study: Adult Use Marijuana Laws Do Not Adversely Impact Traffic Fatality Rates

TEXAS: The enactment of statewide laws regulating the adult use and sale of cannabis is not associated with subsequent changes in traffic fatality rates, according to an analysis of traffic safety data published today in the American Journal of Public Health. Investigators from the University of Texas-Austin evaluated crash fatality rates in Colorado and Washington pre- and post-legalization. They Read the full article…

From Threat To Joke: How Are Your Cops Treating Weed?

By Bailey Hirschburg My old spectrum for judging cops on pot ranged from “Officer I’m still cool” to “Sheriff Buzzkill.” But I’m wondering if it’s out of date. “Officer I’m still cool” was typically a local cop at protests or public events. He would always remind you he didn’t MAKE pot laws, he was just ENFORCING them. Read the full article…

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

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…

New Report: Edibles Market Will Grow To $11B In 2017

CALIFORNIA:  OutCo, a Southern California based fully vertical cannabis company has partnered with Monocle Research in Orlando, Florida to conduct groundbreaking research on the new state of cannabis in California. The recent approval of recreational marijuana use in the state of California has generated an immense amount of interest from both businesses and consumers, as they attempt to grasp the size and scope of Read the full article…

ACCL Announces Pesticide Warning For Cannabis In North America

CALIFORNIA: The Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories (ACCL) released a statement today offering information on the continuing concern of pesticide contamination on Cannabis. ACCL members in several states have detected high levels of various cultivating agents that are being used to combat numerous types of fungal and insect based assaults during cultivation.  As member laboratories continue to Read the full article…