Southern Illinois University to make medical marijuana certification program, launching new study to industrial hemp

Southern Illinois University is creating new programs to study industrial hemp and medical marijuana with the hope of offering a new certificate for students and farmers, school officials announced Friday. The interdisciplinary program in cannabis science is spearheaded by researchers in SIU’s colleges of science and agricultural sciences, school officials said. Areas of study would […]

Quebec cannabis shops to shut 3 days per week as a result of chronic shortages

New hours reflect problems keeping stock since pot became legal for recreational use. Quebec’s government-run cannabis stores have announced that as of Monday their opening hours will be trimmed due to the chronic shortages the shops have experienced since marijuana became legal. The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) outlets will no longer be open Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Montreal stores sold out of stock […]

Greater costs, neighborhood bans have Montana's little medical marijuana manufacturers climbing or shutting down

Kendra Langford Shaw loved running a small business. It was a part-time endeavor with only six customers. Her product was medical marijuana, which she felt her customers relied on for their well-being. When new regulations brought more costs in 2018, she thought things still might pencil out. She worked to comply with new state laws […]

A worldwide phenomenon: Australia's cannabis sector is already flourishing, also here's just how startups can get on board

Despite “strong” stigma locally, opportunities are aplenty for founders wanting to take advantage of the fast-growing cannabis market according to Australian entrepreneur and industry expert Saul Kaye. But if startups want to see success, they’ll need to look beyond the “low-hanging fruit” and devise a way to best integrate their existing expertise into the market, […]

CannTrust expands international reach and accessibility to Asia-Pacific area as Cannatrek's foundation investor

CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX: TRST), one of Canada’s leading and most trusted licensed producers of cannabis, continues to develop its reach and global footprint and announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Australian licensed producer, Cannatrek Ltd (“Cannatrek”). Cannatrek is one of the first Australian vertically integrated enterprises to be awarded a […]

Canada permits first Native owned and managed medical marijuana center

A First Nations community is seizing opportunities in Canada’s newly legal cannabis industry. Canadian regulators have licensed the country’s first Indigenous owned and operated medical marijuana facility, it was announced recently. The facility, Seven Leaf, received a license to operate as a medicinal cannabis cultivator and processor under the Access to Cannabis For Medical Purposes Regulations […]

The debate over legalizing marijuana in New York

Once thought impossible in New York State, recreational marijuana could be a reality in the near future. Recreational marijuana is now legal for an estimated 53 million American adults. Nine states, plus Washington D.C., have all fully legalized pot. Voters in Michigan and North Dakota may join that growing list, with statewide measures on their […]

Medical cannabis consumer concerns quality management in business

An Edmonton medical cannabis consumer is concerned about quality control in the industry, after she experienced unexpected side effects from familiar strains of cannabis she received from two licensed producers. But Health Canada, doctors and industry insiders say producers face some of the most strict regulations in the world, and say Canada’s legal cannabis is safe. […]

Four Colorado weed business principles which are just about to alter

Colorado’s cannabis industry is still changing at a rapid pace. The industry’s watchdog, the state Marijuana Enforcement Division, updates its rules and regulations every year in hopes of catching up with the expanding field, which is growing like a weed in more ways than one. The MED’s annual meetings aren’t unique to cannabis; plenty of regulatory […]

Is Canopy Growth Corp a steal at $50?

Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED) (NYSE:CGC) and other pot stocks have been tumbling recently. The popular cannabis stock has fallen hard recently, dropping close to 20% over the past month to under $50 as of yesterday’s close, which is well off the more than $70 it was trading at just weeks ago. The big question for investors is whether […]

Americans won't be relegated to Canada for marijuana holidays anytime soon

Michael Eymer, the founder of Colorado-based tourism company Cannabis Tours, was eagerly eyeing expansion plans to Canada as soon as he found out that recreational cannabis would become legal across the country. Cannabis Tours has already expanded from Denver, Colo. to several cities across the United States, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Portland […]

Cannabis requires employees, and federal expungement practices may restore high ability

With cannabis stocks, investment, and legal initiatives rising around the country, the demand for skilled workers is about to soar. This week, a nationwide series of free legal clinics aims to meet that demand, and start repairing past harms, by helping on-the-record cannabis veterans get back in business. During the week of October 20 — 27, 2018, over 20 […]

Cannabis oil can reduce symptoms for those who have Crohn’s Disease

It’s a painful, sometimes debilitating condition affecting millions of people in the United States. But can cannabis oil provide relief for people with Crohn’s disease? A recent Israeli study suggests it can. “Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is characterized by inflammation and can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but […]