A few U.S. companies have begun allowing and in some cases encouraging their employees to consume marijuana during work hours. The one obvious point that needs to be outlined is that this is only happening in states that the plant is already legal in for recreational use.
Cannabis growers in the US are calling for labels to display where the plant was grown.
Research is showing that a component of the marijuana plant known as cannabidiol (CBD), may have a wide range of therapeutic applications, including treating Parkinson's disease.
An eight-month-old infant found new life and a chance to be normal thanks to cannabis oil. Physician and cannabis advocate Dr. William Courtney claimed that his youngest patient received cannabis treatment that largely reduced the size of his inoperable brain tumor.
Her life took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006. She underwent radical hysterectomy, but the cancer spread to her colon and bladder, and her condition became worse.
Marijuana prohibition is quickly dissolving in the U.S., but it probably won’t vanish all at once. Even if Congress repeals federal marijuana prohibition, certain states will likely ban marijuana on a state level.
Tax day is often a bummer, but for most businesses, it can be a source of some happiness. After all, being able to write off a ton of stuff as business expenses is often quite lucrative, and a chance to get back some profits and start off the next fiscal year on a strong note.
A new cannabis deliver app, Eaze, made major waves last week, when they raised $10 million in order to be able to hire 50 people in 50 days for their company. The company’s press release describes the app in an introduction to investors and interested parties: “Eaze launched in July of 2014 as the first on-demand application in the newly emerging ‘Cannabis Technology’ category – the intersection between the traditional high-tech and legal marijuana industries. The company quickly gained traction in San Francisco and expanded Bay Area-wide to enable more than 30,000 medical marijuana on-demand deliveries to legally verified patients.”
There are all kinds of new advents in marijuana technology and industry due to the fast growth of this emerging and mostly untapped market, and one of the newest and most exciting is the development of phone apps and social media platforms for marijuana users. One of these recently developed apps that is making some serious waves is called Mass Roots, a new cannabis social media revolution.
Medical marijuana has all kinds of uses, and recently, people are realizing that CBD can be extracted from the hemp plant, leaving behind a medicine that is completely safe and psychoactive free. CBD is being used to treat children with seizure disorders and chronic pain conditions. And recently, a new candidate or CBD treatment is popping up - dogs.
It’s no secret that the legal marijuana industry is growing by leaps and bounds - every day, there is news of a new state legalizing, or making serious plans to legalize, medical or recreational cannabis. And while this is of course a great thing for the industry, and those who want the freedom to recreate or medicate as they see fit, how long will the charm of this mom-and-pop industry remain? With more money to be made from pot all the time, is there a serious threat that Big Tobacco will step in, wanting to take over?
Starting a cannabis cultivation company sounds like the ultimate get-rich-quick scheme - with demand for marijuana constantly growing, and the industry becoming more legitimate and above board all the time, getting behind the scenes and in on the action as a grower seems like the way to go. But it’s not as easy as it sounds - the process is expensive, hard to break into, and difficult to stay on top of. But with the right know-how and equipment, you can make your cultivation company extremely successful, and possibly be one of the pioneers of this burgeoning industry.
Marijuana stock trading is a very new venture, and we’ve already outlined some of the dos and don’ts of trading in such a lucrative but also unexplored areas. But if you are going to take the plunge and make some investments, where should you start? Here is a rundown of some of the currently available stocks, and what they have to offer.
It looks like after two years of technical approval, Massachusetts is finally planning on allowing medical cannabis to go forward with the opening of the state’s first dispensary. Still, while this is great news overall for the industry, it looks like there is a long way to go before medical cannabis really gets off the ground in this region.
Last month, we finally got the good new that the federal government came out with a set of regulations for banks to follow when dealing with legal cannabis dispensaries, thereby helping to encourage financial institutions to take on this new business, rather than force dispensaries and other marijuana businesses to stay as cash only organizations. But has this actually worked? It seems that in some cases, banks have opened their doors to legal cannabis, but others seem as reluctant as ever.
Many states are now lucky enough to have legal recreational and medical cannabis programs, and those states are reaping all the benefits of being able to go to the dispensary and simply buy some pot for a medical condition, or even just for fun. Of, course, we realize that this crop has to be grown somewhere, and then maintained and sold. But we don’t always think about the fact that it is precious cargo that is still expensive, sought-after, and federally illegal, and as such, it needs to be guarded.
Kimmi is the founder for Philippine Mom for Medical Marijuana. Yes, just call her Kimmi – no last name, just like Cher, Madonna and Bono. She is now the emerging face of medical marijuana in the Philippines, an initiative being pushed on a very conservative cultural landscape.
Bob Marley must be singing in his grave. What Marley sung about in some of his songs – legalizing marijuana – has come true. The Jamaican Parliament has legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana last February 25, 2015. After all, how long can marijuana remain illegal in the land of the Rastafarians who smoke it as a sacrament and puff it as a healing herb?
On September 6, 1988, DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis Young decided to place marijuana in Schedule II. It was a historical and defining decision in the history of medical marijuana. But what does it mean when a drug is categorized as Schedule II? The DEA classifies drugs, substance and some chemicals into five categories of schedules based on their acceptable medical usefulness or dependency potential. Schedule I drugs are those that DEA deem dangerous and severely addictive. Thus, Schedule I drugs have stricter controls and harder to obtain compared to other drugs in Schedules II, III, IV and V. By moving marijuana to Schedule II, qualified patients can have easier access to it upon fulfilling legal protocols.
The great Jamaican singer Bob Marley was one of the world’s best-selling artist of all time with record sales of more than 75 million. Known for his unique voice, distinct songwriting and soulful songs, Marley garnered worldwide following with his captivating reggae music. Marley peddled the thought of legalizing pot by singing songs about marijuana.