Denver once again will play both host and marijuana authority to policy makers from around the globe seeking to learn the nuts and bolts of cannabis legalization.
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As the World Health Organization examines the level of international controls to be implemented on CBD, American advocates for legalization of the cannabis compound have spotted an opportunity.
Whether the man behind Denver’s recent 4/20 rally will get another go at the marijuana-centric event will soon rest in the hands of an administrative hearing officer.
Event organizer Miguel Lopez faces a three-year ban on running annual marijuana-themed event.
Tech company Eaze and others are banking on marijuana delivery expanding at “explosive” rate in California as state prepares for recreational sales.
Eaze, a San Francisco-based firm that developed software to facilitate marijuana delivery sales, has hauled in $27 million in investment capital.
The Cannabist’s calculations for July show nearly $137 million in sales, $101.1 million of which were recreational products.
A gathering of Colorado utilities officials centered around the massive power draw of indoor marijuana cultivation and issues with illegal grows.
Existing federal protections for medical marijuana states are expected to continue through at least Dec. 8.
Canada intends to commit upward of a quarter-billion dollars to deter drug-impaired driving and diversion in preparing for national cannabis legalization.
A federal legislative committee could soon determine the fate of several proposals to protect existing and future state marijuana laws, businesses and research.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, has proposed an appropriations amendment to provide safe harbor for medical marijuana research in the majority of U.S. states.
The lawn-and-garden giant’s sale of international operations allows the firm to focus on ambitions in hydroponics, an ancillary sector of the cannabis industry.
If he had to do it all over again, Colorado’s former marijuana czar Andrew Freedman would approach cannabis legalization by seeking out loads of data.
Promoting cannabis as a safer alternative to alcohol was a tenet of the marijuana legalization movements in Colorado and other states. Early data indicate that attitude continues when people get behind the wheel.
Colorado’s marijuana regulatory system is a model for other states, and the fledgling program could become even more robust with the federal government’s support, the state’s governor and top law enforcement officer said in a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Colorado was the last of the four legal marijuana states to reply to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ July 24 letters questioning each state’s respective regulatory regimes, however the response from the state that served as a trailblazer of recreational cannabis was the most comprehensive.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter Wednesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressing concern about a reported move by the Justice Department to halt marijuana research.
MassRoots Inc., a Denver-based marijuana tech and social media firm, plans to snap up web-based rules and regulations company CannaRegs Ltd.
As Wyoming prepares for a massive influx of visitors for the coming eclipse, Colorado’s neighbor to the north welcomes the migration — minus marijuana.
Cannabis sales through June 2017 are up 25.7 percent compared with the first half of 2016, The Cannabist’s calculations show.
When you think of Gorilla Glue, is what comes to mind — adhesive or weed strain? A lawsuit against GG Strains could shake up marijuana industry branding.
AG Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown zeroed in on state police findings that marijuana legalization did little to cull black market activity.
The Drug Enforcement Administration intends to decrease the amount of marijuana it allocates for federally approved research in 2018.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is questioning the efficacy of marijuana regulatory structures in Colorado in a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper obtained by The Cannabist.
The venerable lawn-and-garden giant’s leap into hydroponics, an ancillary sector of the cannabis industry, continues to bolster its top line.
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is introducing a comprehensive bill on Tuesday to deschedule marijuana, provide incentives for states to legalize, and create mechanisms to address racial justice concerns.
Public consumption of cannabis is a critical issue in legalized states, particularly tourist-heavy Nevada. It proved a hot topic at a law conference in Denver, which will soon launch a new social-use pilot program.
Secret meetings with the feds, head shop busts and ‘gateway drug’ talk put Colorado’s second-largest city in the national spotlight.
Large-scale greenhouse-grown cannabis is about to explode in Canada, where a fruit-and-vegetable giant is joining forces with medical cannabis producer. And bigger grows are also a stateside endeavor.
Cannabist Special Report: CBD, TBD || Multiple pieces of federal legislation seek to open research the non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise.
Denver’s 420 Games featured former NFL and other athletes supporting the non-profit Athletes for Care, which hopes to change public perception of medical marijuana.
Federal law enforcement and drug policy administrators visited Colorado this week to ask state officials about marijuana regulation, enforcement and black market activities.
Marijuana advocates are trumpeting a Colorado milestone: More than $500 million in revenue for the state since recreational cannabis sales started in 2014.
Cannabist Special Report: CBD, TBD || “I’ll try whatever I can to help her.” Veterinarians at Colorado State University and beyond are spearheading clinical studies on the effectiveness of cannabidiol in treating canine ailments.
May sales hit $127.7 million; it’s the 12th consecutive month in which the state’s cannabis sales have topped $100 million
A study by Temple University finds the “patchwork of regulatory strategies” with state medical marijuana laws is hindering full understanding of the potential benefits and harms of cannabis for medical uses. But the study authors say it could provide a chance to redefine federal oversight of research efforts.
Cannabist Special Report: CBD, TBD || Outcome of lawsuit pitting the hemp industry against the DEA could chart a new course for CBD — and a booming new agricultural sector.
Marijuana won’t be part of any official Nevada tourism campaigns in the near future, but the Silver State’s marketing gurus aren’t necessarily folding on the idea for the long-term.
In a time of vibrant debate on cannabis legalization and in the wake of a new federal rule on marijuana extracts, the Drug Enforcement Administration has stood firm on its position that marijuana and its derivatives remain illicit. The DEA has made several statements to The Cannabist in recent months…
News of a major marijuana bust sparks alarm for the Grand Junction couple who created the Toker Poker tool and has them wondering about long-term business impact.
A Denver marijuana credit union will reapply for a master account with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says the CEO of Fourth Corner Credit Union.
Hours after one study connected legalized recreational marijuana to an increase in car crash claims, a second study claimed legalization played a less certain role in motor vehicle fatalities.
Cannabist Special Report: CBD, TBD || In New York, a man on a quest to help his epileptic sister with cannabidiol from Colorado is stymied by the system.
An “and” instead of an “or” in a new Colorado marijuana bill flings a monkey wrench in how the state enforces cannabis pesticide regulations.
New indictment alleges businessman Scott Pack obtained 14 marijuana licenses and played a ‘pivotal’ role in massive trafficking ring broken up in March.
Toronto-based iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc. (CSE: IAN) signed a letter of intent to buy Valley Agriceuticals LLC for $17.3 million in a mostly stock transaction, iAnthus announced Monday morning. Under the terms of the agreement, iAnthus will pay $2.3 million in cash and $15 million common shares of its common stock, priced at $2 per share, for Valley Ag.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed House Bills 1220 and 1221, which cap home-grow limits at 12 plants and allocate $6 million of marijuana tax revenue toward black market enforcement efforts, respectively.
It’s the 11th month in a row that sales have topped $100 million. The industry has brought in close to $492 million through April, according to The Cannabist’s calculations.
RED OAK, Iowa — Police in southwestern Iowa have arrested a 10-year-old boy and the boy’s mother after officers say the boy tried to sell marijuana to a classmate. Shenandoah radio station KMA-AM reports that officers were called Monday to an elementary school in Red Oak, leading officers to search…
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