December 18, 2017

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Cannabis-infused wine claims to give you a buzz — without the hangover -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Los Angeles (Finally) Passes Cannabis Business Regulations -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Cannabis Products Changing the Way We Think About Marijuana -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization -

Friday, December 1, 2017

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pot For Pets? Experts Say Cannabis Can Ease Pain In Animals As Well -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws? -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Medical Minute: These Researchers are Developing a Weight Loss Medicine with Cannabis -

Friday, August 28, 2015

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis? -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oregon Court of Appeals Doesn’t Find the Smell of Cannabis Smoke to Be “Unpleasant” -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Government-Run Cancer Institute Quietly Acknowledges That Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells -

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why Did This Pro Video Gaming League Ban Cannabis? -

Monday, August 24, 2015

4 Good Budtender Habits that Make for a Positive Customer Experience -

Saturday, August 22, 2015

If a Wildfire Spreads to a Cannabis Field, Can You Get High from It? -

Friday, August 21, 2015

8 Ways to Counteract a Too-Intense Cannabis High -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Florida Keeps Fighting for Medical Marijuana: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Roundup -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend Weirdness: Pigeon Caught Trying to Smuggle Cannabis into a Costa Rican Prison -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

HIGH TIMES to Host World Cannabis Cup in Jamaica

It’s official! HIGH TIMES is headed to Jamaica. During the Awards Ceremony at the 2015 U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver, associate publisher Rick Cusick announced that the magazine will be holding the HIGH TIMES World Cannabis Cup in Negril, Jamaica from November 12-15, 2015. More details will be coming soon on CannabisCup.com.

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Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses

Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 applicants to throw their hats in the ring for retail store, cultivation, processing and wholesale licenses in the first six months of next year. Yet they envision approving just 1,300 of those applications – a success rate of only 65%. These estimates are included in a budget request released Tuesday by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, offering a peek into what the state is expecting once recreational marijuana sales begin. The commission expects Oregon to rake in $16 million in tax revenue from rec sales by…

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Alaska Sets Up New Marijuana Board

The Alaska Legislature has decided to assign the difficult job of writing new regulations for recreational marijuana to a newly created supervisory board. In February, Gov. Bill Walker asked lawmakers to set up a Marijuana Control Board to oversee the recreational cannabis industry, and this past weekend the state House and Senate obliged. Both chambers concurred on Walker’s requested bill, allocating $1.5 million to fund the new board, according to KTOO Public Media. The governing board will have five members, including representatives from the industry as well as from the public health and safety sectors and rural Alaska. Board members…

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Heads of Illinois, New Jersey Medical Cannabis Programs Step Down

Medical marijuana programs in two states are looking for new leaders. Bob Morgan, the coordinator of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, and John H. O’Brien, the director of the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program, have both resigned in recent weeks, according to news reports. The moves could bring some changes to how the programs are run, though it’s unclear what – if any – impact a new director would have on the overall climate for medical marijuana businesses in each state. Morgan, an attorney by trade, is moving to private practice. His resignation is effective May 6, and no…

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MBank to Close All Cannabis Accounts

MBank, the small Oregon-based financial institution that has serviced the cannabis industry since last year, told Marijuana Business Daily that it will close all of its accounts with marijuana companies in the next two months. Jef Baker, the CEO and president of MBank, said the cost and time spent on compliance is too much for the Gresham, Oregon-based community bank to handle. The company – which quickly became one of the largest banks serving the marijuana industry – has about 70 to 75 accounts with cannabis businesses, Baker said. Most of them are in Oregon, though a few are in…

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California Congressmen to Feds: Stop Prosecuting MMJ Businesses

Two California congressmen said U.S. attorneys seeking to seize two dispensaries in the state have gone rogue and are breaking federal guidelines. Reps. Sam Farr and Dana Rohrabacher sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Department of Justice stop prosecutions and forfeiture actions against those following state laws. A federal spending bill passed in December includes a provision telling the DOJ that it shouldn’t interfere with state laws concerning marijuana. A DOJ spokesman last week said dispensaries and their owners remain targets for federal raids because the rule doesn’t apply to businesses or people. Rather, the…

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Massachusetts Revises Dispensary Licensing Process

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in charge of implementing the state’s troubled medical marijuana dispensary program, said today it has revamped the licensing format for MMJ businesses so it’s similar to the one used for pharmacies. The revised application process – to launch on May 15 – will establish “safety and suitability standards” that must be met by dispensaries, particularly with regards to security and background checks, the health department said in a release. Each dispensary will be evaluated on its ability to meet the standards. The change will not affect the 15 applicants that have already received provisional…

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Prominent CA Testing Lab Raided, Two Execs Arrested

A marijuana testing lab was raided in Pasadena on Monday, and two executives with the company were arrested for suspicion of manufacturing a controlled substance. Dr. Jeffrey Raber, president and co-founder of The Werc Shop testing lab, and Mark Piesener, another executive, were both arrested after cops responded to an anonymous tip regarding a “strong odor of marijuana” coming from the business, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Police also detained 26 other employees and seized 500 pounds of marijuana and 200 mason jars of hash oil, according to news reports. Police told reporters that Raber and others contended they…

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Another Republican Senator Has Signed on to Support the CARERS Act

The CARERS Act could very well be the piece of legislation that transforms cannabis in this country, and now it has more bipartisan support. Another Republican Senator, Dean Heller (R-Nevada), has signed on as a co-sponsor for the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act of 2015. This move tips the scales to equalize the bipartisan support, which now boasts two senators of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Senator Heller vocalized his support in a press release from his office: “The time has come for the federal government to stop impeding the doctor-patient relationship in states that have decided their own medical…

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Nevada Recreational Cannabis Initiative Officially on the Ballot for 2016

It looks like Nevada’s legalization efforts are paying off! The Battle Born State is earning its nickname, becoming the first state to officially have a recreational marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot for the 2016 general election. Nevada state lawmakers had the option to take action on the initiative, which has already collected nearly twice the required number of signatures to qualify for the upcoming election. Legislators failed to take action during this legislative session — while this sounds like bad news, it’s actually not. Why, you ask? Because now the initiative is officially in the hands of the voters! With the support of…

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