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A Southern California cannabis cultivator received a payout of well over $1 million from an unnamed insurance carrier in Great Britain, for crop damages that the grower suffered during the massive Thomas Fire this past December and January.
One veterans organization called David Shulkin’s tenure at the VA, “a blunder that has caused harm to millions of veterans.”
None of the state medical marijuana laws adopted thus far in the U.S. can be considered ideal from a patient’s standpoint, according to a report by Americans for Safe Access.
Analysts at Cannabis Benchmarks, an independent price reporting agency, found the price per pound of legal marijuana was down 13 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, and they’re projecting prices will continue to fall in 2018.
Top officials at of The American Legion stepped up their calls for the federal government to legitimize and invest in medical marijuana research.
CSR can boost the cannabis sector’s image and bottom line, industry leaders said during a keynote panel at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Seed to Sale Show in Denver.
Here’s what we know about the top federal prosecutors stationed in the nine states that have legalized recreational marijuana.
The U.S. Spot Index for cannabis last week stood at a national average of $1,292 per pound, a 3.5% decline compared to the week prior, according to Cannabis Benchmarks.
The A.G.’s unilateral moves have forced politicians to take sides on marijuana legalization, the leader of the National Cannabis Industry Association told a gathering of the group’s Colorado members.
The World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from it’s prohibited substance list on Jan. 1, but cannabis remains illegal in South Korea, host of this year’s Winter Games
2017 was a year of frustration but also incremental progress for military veterans and their advocates as veterans’ organizations and their supporters continued to lobby federal and state politicians to expand medical marijuana access and research.
The directive changes policy to support “the Veteran – (health) provider relationship when discussing the use of marijuana and its impact on health, including Veteran-specific treatment plans.”
Mike Storeim, owner of Classic Posters in Evergreen, Colo., shares his favorite marijuana-themed posters of the era.
MJ Freeway, a Colorado firm that provides business software for the legal cannabis industry, has disclosed it was the target of a cyberattack in November 2016.
Meet the veterans in the cannabis industry: The skills they developed in the military, including discipline and work ethic, are welcomed by businesses.
Ad for Oregon delivery service Briteside reminds: “Sometimes you need to stop worrying and take a deep breath. Sometimes, you need cannabis.”
A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives, along with several combat veterans and the mother of a Marine who died by suicide after struggling with prescribed pharmaceuticals, came together in Washington on Thursday and urged Congress to advance efforts for medical marijuana research.
The groundbreaking cannabis software company struggles to maintain its mission despite high-profile setbacks in Washington and Nevada and negative press.
A new survey by the American Legion showing strong support in the military veterans community for medical marijuana research and legalization.
Advocates worry that local bans on the California cannabis industry will make it much more difficult for some patients to access medical marijuana.
The letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is the latest effort by House lawmakers and veterans groups to encourage cannabis research to proceed
A recent spate of natural disasters is drawing more awareness to how vulnerable legal marijuana businesses are when it comes to insurance coverage.
Experts say Northern California’s legal cannabis sector, including parts of the Emerald Triangle, could face a long recovery after catastrophic wildfires.
The price of a pound of legal marijuana continues to plummet in 2017, according to a new report tracking the commodity’s U.S. spot price index.
The powerful veterans group says lack of support puts the pioneering, federally approved study in jeopardy.
Underground comix artist, expatriate and counterculture icon Gilbert Shelton is following legalization efforts 50 years after he helped make cannabis cool
Medical marijuana proponents say assistance from VA could jump-start a pioneering clinical study of cannabis in treating PTSD in veterans.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are again calling for industrial hemp to be legally separated from marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act, and advocates believe they might just have the political momentum to succeed.
A new lawsuit in the southern Colorado city of Trinidad underscores the patchwork nature of laws covering social use of marijuana after state lawmakers failed to pass regulations for pot clubs.
There are plenty of weed jobs available that are beyond entry level, and more well-established members of the workforce are looking at the cannabis industry.
A Senate committee just voted to allow VA doctors to talk medical marijuana with patients, but a similar measure was killed last year despite bicameral support.
In another sign of how quickly cannabis is becoming Americana, the plant may have soon have a tent at your local county fair alongside prize vegetables and livestock.
Remembering legendary marijuana legalization activist and author Jack Herer on what would have been his 78th birthday.
While marijuana legalization gets the headlines, hemp shows potential for explosive growth in sectors ranging from the auto industry to pharmaceuticals.
The U.S. remains the largest consumer market for hemp products worldwide, but hemp remains illegal under federal law as a dangerous Schedule I substance.
It’s Hemp History Week: Activists, politicians and scientists are helping rehab hemp’s rep, while touting its potential economic and environmental benefits
There’s increasing demand among U.S. military veterans for safe access to legal marijuana for the treatment of their physical and mental ailments.
America’s largest veterans service organization tells Donald Trump to reschedule marijuana to permit research into its efficacy for treating medical disorders suffered by vets.
Use of hemp as a construction material is part of the revival of the crop in America, thanks to entrepreneurs who are thinking big — and small, including a Colorado firm that hosts workshops on hempcrete and builds tiny hemp houses.
Rachael Carlevale’s life has taken some twists, including a health crisis, that led to Ganjasana yoga, which she says centers on using cannabis plant medicine mindfully.
The Cannabist spoke with insiders from a wide spectrum of Colorado cannabis companies to get their take on where the industry stands in 2017
There’s a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the 2017 High Times Cannabis Cup in Nevada, following word that federal authorities warned the Moapa Paiute Tribe about potential intervention in the cannabis-centric event.
The Cannabis Wedding Expo, expanding to three states in 2017, helps enthusiasts incorporate marijuana into their big day. Get tips and ideas from the pros.
Though their history goes back centuries, the trusty water pipe is at a crossroads, as marijuana legalization changes how pot enthusiasts consume their cannabis.
Despite their support for cannabis legalization and increasing social acceptance, many millennials are reluctant to talk openly about their marijuana use.
While marijuana consumers and enthusiasts might be rejoicing over the recent string of electoral victories for cannabis legalization, they also still face some new and quite sobering realities.
Federal law prohibits marijuana and its transportation across state lines; but the new number of cannabis-friendly states sharing borders may end up testing that ban.
Metropolitan areas across the country are enacting ordinances to decriminalize marijuana, while their home states often attempt to enforce far stricter laws.
Wine experts are working with marijuana growers in California’s well-known Emerald Triangle to set up standards that define specific regions and brands.