Terra Tech TRTC, +23.40% a cannabis-focused agriculture company, announced its acquisition of the California-based Blum Oakland dispensary on Tuesday. The merger marks the first time a fully integrated company that is directly involved with the production, extraction and sale of cannabis can be publicly traded.
So how has marijuana legalization benefited the United States in the past five years? Here are 10 ways.
Congressional Record: LEGALIZING MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR VETERANS (House of Representatives - November 18, 2014)
New York's medical marijuana program will finally be underway this month when four dispensaries open their doors in early January in New York City. The openings come more than a year after the Compassionate Care Act was signed into law in July 2014 to allow physicians to prescribe cannabis for a number of conditions
Another study is adding evidence to the case for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease with the compounds in cannabis.
A young boy named Landon Riddle was diagnosed with Leukemia, and was told by his doctors that he only had an 8-10% chance of living for more than a day or two. Landon’s grandmother suggested that they look into cannabis oil treatment.
A handheld device that police could use to test drivers for the presence of THC is being developed by researchers at Washington State University.
Northsight Capital Appoints Pharmaceutical and Biotech Sales Industry Veteran John B. Hollister as Chief Executive Officer
Hollister stated: “With the rapidly evolving view of medical and personal use of marijuana, comes a tremendous need for access to information. Northsight Capital has put together a collection of powerful domains and has built out a virtual community of resources for all things marijuana. We are very excited about helping connect consumers with the information, products, events and services they would like.”
Sure, it's the pun of all puns, but the marijuana industry really is growing like a weed.
Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors.
In a move very uncharacteristic to its previous activities, Anonymous is pledging support for a phone protest campaign that will take place on November 6 in the US, one that hopes to convince members of the US government to finally legalize marijuana use nationwide.
Many believe that legal states are basically cannabis paradises, brimming with places to smoke and legal lounges. But in reality, there really aren't that many places to smoke cannabis in legal states.
Bob Marley, legendary Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist, will soon be the face of what's being called the "first global brand of marijuana."
Colorado's legalization of limited recreational marijuana sales was a topic at the most recent Republican presidential debate, staged in Simi Valley, California. The Marijuana Policy Project has come up with grades for each person running, as judged by the standards of the organization, which promotes progressive policies.
The U.S. is constantly buzzing with news about states that are thinking of legalizing recreationally or medically. But what about other continents and countries?
SAN DIEGO (KSWB) - A new sandwich place in Pacific Beach is creating some controversy. The owners of the marijuana-themed restaurant "Cheba Hut" are opening a second location in Pacific Beach on Mission Boulevard. The restaurant serves sandwiches named Chronic and Kush, along with snacks referred to as munchies.
For those understandably hesitant to just leap into a lifetime commitment to religion, maybe the First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis, Indiana is more your speed. Stephen Colbert states the church was reportedly established in an effort to “test the state’s new religious freedom restoration act, which offers protections against the government infringing on religious practices.”
Here are a few awesome ideas for infused munchies now that the weather is cooler.
(CNN) — New York City will change its policy on possession of small amounts of marijuana, giving police officers the option of writing offenders a ticket instead of taking them into custody, city officials said Monday at a press conference. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the change will remove the stigma of a criminal conviction for many young people who are arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession. Such a conviction can prevent people from getting a job or housing, he said.
Floyd Mayweather on Nick Diaz’s Five – Year Marijuana Suspension: “Let That Man Smoke Weed and Enjoy His Life”
Earlier this month, the Nevada State Athletic Commission handed Nick Diaz a five – year suspension for testing positive for marijuana after UFC 183. Just about everyone thinks it’s ridiculous. Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather speak out.