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Michigan Law officials confronting the challenges of fresh legal marijuana legislation

As the state begins accepting applications for recreational marijuana business licenses Friday, local police departments already are tackling issues ranging from complaints about marijuana’s pungent aroma to preparing for an expected increase in high driving. Police departments across the state have been dealing with issues surrounding marijuana enforcement for years, both in the black market and […]

Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board to look at adding more qualifying states

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Board will consider changes to the state’s limited medicinal cannabis program on Friday, including petitions to add new medical conditions that qualify patients to participate in it. The board will also consider a proposal to replace a 3% limit on THC in medical marijuana products with a purchase limit on the high-inducing […]

Missouri Medical Marijuana Trade Group urges officials to govern vaping

A medical marijuana trade group wants Missouri health officials to issue strict vaping regulations as the number of people in the United States suffering from vaping-related lung illnesses continues to rise. In a letter Monday, Andrew Mullins, executive director of the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, asked Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of […]

Do CBD beauty products really improve skin?

Hemp-derived CBD is now legal, and the substance has shown promise in treating health problems such as inflammation. But what effect does it have on skin? Cannabidiol, or CBD, has been seeing widespread use as an additive in everything from beverages to pet food, with manufacturers claiming to address a specific ailment such as anxiety, […]

Why cannabis legalization from different areas of the planet may be bad news for North American pot stocks

Cannabis legalization is generally good news for the industry and companies looking to expand into other parts of the world. However, that’s not necessarily always the case, as it also creates opportunities for those countries to start becoming exporters of cannabis themselves, and they could end up competing head-to-head with large North American producers. Canada-based Aurora […]

Mexican lawmakers allowed 6-month expansion for passing marijuana legalization Bill

Mexico’s highest court pushed back the deadline for the country’s Congress to pass a bill legalizing marijuana after lawmakers requested an extension to continue working on the complex legislation.  The new deadline is April 30, meaning lawmakers were granted another six months to produce legislation amid “unprecedented” pressure from various lobby groups.  Senate Majority Leader […]

High demand, low supply may impede recreational marijuana in Michigan

It’s a virtual certainty that marijuana for recreational purposes won’t be available at state-approved dispensaries until the first quarter of next year. Michigan began taking applications Friday for a variety of licenses to grow, process, transport and sell marijuana or cannabis for adults who are 21 and older, but the end of November is the […]

Cannabis sector pink slips maintain rolling in

Over the coming decade, cannabis is liable to be one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Although estimates on Wall Street vary wildly — which is to be expected in an industry that has no modern legal precedent — the legal pot industry could see sales rise between five and 18 times by 2030 […]

THCA and THC: What's the distinction?

Surprise! You’re just not going to get high by eating that freshly picked weed. At all. When cannabis is harvested and raw, no matter how much potential resides within, there is practically none of marijuana’s most famous and intoxicating cannabinoid, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). There is, however, a wealth of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), an inactive compound found […]

5 significant surprises which rocked the cannabis sector this season

It’s been a little over a year since Canada legalized marijuana for recreational use. Oct. 17 also marked the opening of the new cannabis market in Canada that will include beverages and other derivatives, although products won’t be available to purchase until at least December. While there will be some challenges ahead for the new segment […]

Cannabis has turned into a property selling stage

Americans spend a whopping $40 billion every year shopping under the influence. But there’s a new high-dollar twist to that trend that realtors are hoping will be a billion-dollar bonanza for them.   According to the latest Drunk Shopping survey, more than a quarter of Americans admit to shopping under the influence of alcohol. That’s some […]

Legal cannabis might be coming into South Dakota

South Dakota groups submitted separate signed petitions Monday that would allow residents to vote next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Monday was the deadline for submitting signatures to the South Dakota secretary of state’s office for measures for the November 2020 ballot. One proposal would create a medical marijuana program […]

Kentucky may kill it’s Medical Marijuana program

House Bill 136 is Kentucky’s best chance at legalizing medical marijuana. And after gathering momentum throughout 2019, it will be one of the first bills on the legislative agenda in 2020. State Representative Jason Nemes, the bill’s primary co-sponsor, is confident he has the support of enough of his colleagues in the Legislature to move […]

Dealing in statistics in South Africa: Cops continue to clamp down on cannabis

The South African Police Service (SAPS) issued a warning on 4 November 2019, that the sale of cannabis is still illegal if not specifically allowed under the Medicines and Related Act Substances Act. This means that dispensaries or outlets, online sites and social media platforms which are marketing and selling cannabis and cannabis related products […]

Balcanns sets out to make a new benchmark for medicinal cannabis

Macedonian-based grower is on a mission to produce high quality, low-cost solutions to meet unmet market needs. Demand for medicinal cannabis in Europe has reached new levels and is expected to grow by more than 400% through 2023. With a market of over 742 million people and a total healthcare spend of €2.3 trillion, the […]