Pot Politics: The Marijuana Business Comes To Washington State by state, the legal marijuana business is slowly gaining ground. The industry is using both an increasingly favorable public opinion toward marijuana and a newly legal cash flow to try to transform itself into a force in national politics.
CBD has been proven to help a variety of different illnesses, ranging from insomnia to epilepsy to cancer.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York state lawmakers and advocates of medical marijuana gathered in New York City on Sunday to discuss the implementation of a new state law authorizing medical marijuana.
Support for marijuana continues to build in Congress. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized the drug, and this legislation, backed by the Senate delegations from Oregon and Washington, would prohibit regulators from cracking down on banks in the form of terminated FDIC insurance, asset seizure and prosecution for money laundering. The Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act also prevents prosecutors from joining into the fray, so long as industry complies with state law.
Is Big Ganja The Next Big Pharma?
Marijuana sales in Colorado saw a 10 percent bump in August — and industry leaders don't expect that growth to slow anytime soon.
Women are increasingly entering the marijuana market as business owners and customers, as the legal obstacles are gradually cleared and retail spaces grow in number. Women Grow, a Denver-based industry network for women in the cannabis market, estimates that about 20% of marijuana business owners in the U.S. are female. (Women-owned companies comprise about 30% of all U.S. businesses, but as the majority are nonprofit, they account for just 4% of overall business revenue, according to a 2014 report by the National Association of Women Business Owners.)
And the so-called green rush shows no sign of slowing down.
Marijuana Legalization 2015: PTSD And Cannabis -- Can Researchers Cut Through The Politics To Find Out Whether Weed Works?
After steadily accumulating anecdotes about how veterans use cannabis to treat their war wounds that understanding might finally be on the way. Following years of bureaucratic hurdles, the first Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved, randomized controlled trial on cannabis and PTSD is set to begin this summer. Many believe the study will spur increased acceptance of veterans using marijuana, a political shift that’s already led more and more states to add PTSD to their lists of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
A closer look at the space race to grow stronger strains with higher THC content.
What makes a best-selling crime novelist like Patricia Cornwell, who has no clear ties to the medical marijuana movement and no history of marijuana activism, give $500,000 to fund a marijuana research study? It’s a one-word answer: love. She’s been married to the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Staci Gruber, since 2005.
The first medical cannabis testing lab in New England to achieve both ISO 17025 and CAN 9009 quality certification. “Test labs have and always will be a vital part of all cannabis operations, and there is a critical need for accurate test lab certification of potency and content that is consistent and accurately reproducible over time,”
With Proposition 64 the law of the land and adult-use cannabis stores expected to open in a year or so, California lawmakers are now introducing legislation to tinker with the state’s current cannabis laws.
The world of 3D printing shows no signs of stopping. From 3D printed guns and medical implants to food and shoes, it seems that just about anything can be 3D printed.
July 1, 2015, Oregon will join Alaska, Colorado and Washington and become the fourth state that will actively allow recreational marijuana consumption and possession. As a resident of Oregon, it is important to know the specific regulations of Measure 91 because while there are similarities among each state, the guidelines do differ, sometimes significantly.
Check out a few interesting facts about marijuana!
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) signed an ordinance Wednesday decriminalizing the possession and use of up to 30 grams of marijuana.
NORTHSIGHT CAPITAL SIGNS OPTION TO ACQUIRE LAMARIHUANA.COM, THE SPANISH COMMUNITY’S PREMIER CANNABIS PORTAL.
Scottsdale, AZ, June 29, 2015. Northsight Capital Inc., (OTCBB-NCAP) announced it has signed an exclusive option to acquire LaMarihuana.com, considered the Hispanic community’s leading cannabis portal. LaMarihuana was founded in 2001 in Spain and currently has more than 1.3M visits monthly, making it the most visited portal worldwide by the Spanish-speaking community. LaMarihuana has more than 1.2 million Facebook fans and 53,000 Twitter followers. The Hispanic population of the United States as of July 1, 2013, was 54 million people, making people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority. LaMarihuana is a full informational site, with daily news, forums, reviews, business directory, chat, seedbanks, and other relevant information for the cannabis industry.
We need others to open their minds to the evidence and research that we are so privileged to have access to. Only then will the masses begin to understand the differences between CBD and other forms of marijuana, and why clear cut distinctions are so necessary.
Uncle Ike's Pot Shop is the second in the city granted a license by the state Liquor Control Board. And like the opening of other recreational cannabis stores in the state, someone stood in line more than 12 hours before the official opening of the store.