Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

The Florida medical marijuana mess continues, a Nebraska medical marijuana initiative has submitted proposed language, and more. Florida Second Florida Bill to End Ban on Smoking Medical Marijuana Filed. State Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) has filed SB 182, which would end the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana. A similar bill, SB 372, was filed earlier […]

Chronic Pain is the #1 Reason People Use Medical Marijuana

Chronic Pain is the #1 Reason People Use Medical Marijuana

FLASH: “If Marijuana is a pain reliever so is Jack Daniels and Budweiser” Chronic pain is the #1 reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs. That is followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea, according to an analysis of 15 states published this week in the journal Health Affairs. […]

New Study: Marijuana Use May Promote Higher Sperm Counts

New Study: Marijuana Use May Promote Higher Sperm Counts

Wednesday, a new study revealed that men who smoke marijuana may have higher sperm counts than those who do not use the drug, according the Human Reproduction journal. This is surprising The researchers said the findings are not in line with previous studies, which have indicated that marijuana can have a harmful effect on men’s testicular function. […]

A Marijuana Marketers are Offering Furloughed Federal Employees Free ‘Dope’ During Shutdown

A Marijuana Marketers are Offering Furloughed Federal Employees Free ‘Dope’ During Shutdown

Now, not only are the non-essentials (NE) non-essential they can be stoned doing nothing! The furloughed NE federal workers who cannot pay for medical marijuana during the government shutdown can get it for free from America’s pot dealers. BudTrader a massive marijuana-trading marketplace that allows users to buy and sell grow supplies, cannabis, and paraphernalia, declared […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FDA begins to move on allowing hemp-based CBD products, Florida’s legal battle over medical marijuana takes another twist, and more. National FDA Begins Process of Allowing Hemp-Based CBD Products. After President Trump signed the 2018 farm bill into law late last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release pledging to pursue […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

The battle over medical marijuana in Utah continues, and the battle over medical marijuana in Florida may be ending, and more. Florida Florida Governor-Elect to End Former Governor’s Court Battles Over Medical Marijuana. Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is parting ways with his predecessor, Rick Scott (R), when it comes to medical marijuana. A spokesman […]

US Hemp Market Set to Boom

US Hemp Market Set to Boom

Hemp getting the OK nod from the federal government  $IDCN, $DMAN  A provision of the farm bill that received final approval in Congress last Wednesday removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and treats the low-THC version of the cannabis plant like any other agricultural crop. THC is the cannabis compound that gives […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Michigan’s unlicensed dispensaries get a break, New Jersey is set to expand its medical marijuana program, and more. Michigan Michigan Unlicensed Dispensaries Can Stay Open Until Year’s End. Medical marijuana dispensaries will be able to continue operating until at least December 31 as they await state licenses, the Bureau of Medical Marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A Pennsylvania patient challenges the federal gun ban, an Ohio court has thrown out the state’s law requiring racial justice in licensing, and more. Indiana Indiana Poll Finds Strong Support for Medical Marijuana. Even in red-state Indiana, they like their medical marijuana, a new poll finds. The poll from Ball State University […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update There is a push in Congress to provide protections for veterans who want to use medical marijuana, and more. National Bipartisan Lawmaker Group Files Three Veterans’ Medical Marijuana Bills. A bipartisan group of legislators met last Wednesday announced plans to file a trio of bills aimed at making the Department of Veterans […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update $GWPH Medical marijuana initiatives win in Missouri and Utah, the FDA approves the first marijuana-based drug, and more. National First FDA-Approved Marijuana-Based Drug Now Available by Prescription. As of last Thursday, the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex is now available by prescription in all 50 states. The FDA approved the drug in June, but […]

Michigan’s Goal: Build a Lucrative Marijuana Industry from the Ground Up

Michigan’s Goal: Build a Lucrative Marijuana Industry from the Ground Up

Michigan’s Goal: Build a Lucrative Marijuana Industry from the Ground Up Michigan’s is planning to build a lucrative cannabis industry from the ‘ground up’ with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday. It could do so by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest, and possibly beyond. Michigan […]

America’s Pregnant Women are Smoking More Marijuana

America’s Pregnant Women are Smoking More Marijuana

America’s Pregnant Women are Smoking More Marijuana As alcohol and tobacco use continue to decline among pregnant women in the US, a new study offers fresh evidence that more American mothers are using cannabis during pregnancy. Other recent studies have also documented a rise in cannabis use among pregnant women of all ages, with some […]

A Successful Regulated Market Growing Up Around Cannabis 

A Successful Regulated Market Growing Up Around Cannabis 

A Successful Regulated Market Growing Up Around Cannabis $AMZN, $TAP, $NKE, $TLRY, $CGC, $STZ Michigan’s vote Tuesday to become the 10th US state where the recreational use of cannabis is legal is adding more momentum to a trend that some investors say is inevitable: that marijuana will become legal nationwide within the next 5 years. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update It’s been a whipsaw week for Michigan’s unlicensed dispensaries, Oklahoma sees its 1st legal medical marijuana sales, and more. Michigan Michigan Regulators Say More Than 200 Unlicensed Michigan Dispensaries Must Close Down By Wednesday. The state’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Board has approved 14 more dispensary licenses, but some 215 pot businesses that […]

Canadian Cannabis Companies Report Record Sales Post-Legalization

Canadian Cannabis Companies Report Record Sales Post-Legalization

Canadian Cannabis Companies Report Record Sales Post-Legalization It has been a little more than a week since recreational cannabis sales were launched in Canada, and already the policy has become a big hit. Millions of dollars in cannabis sales have already been recorded, and in the province of British Columbia alone there have been more […]

Polls: Marijuana Prohibition’s Days Are Numbered 

Polls: Marijuana Prohibition’s Days Are Numbered 

Polls: Marijuana Prohibition’s Days Are Numbered 2 of the country’s top polling organizations have released surveys this month showing support for marijuana legalization continues to increase and is now at record highs. A Gallup poll released on Monday had support at 69%, while a Pew Research Center poll released 2 weeks earlier had support at 62%. The Gallup figure […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arizona’s attorney general backs away from arguing that hash is not medical marijuana The Indiana legislature balks on medical marijuana Missouri medical marijuana initiatives have raised big bucks Arizona Arizona Attorney General Withdraws Arguments Saying Hash Isn’t Medical Marijuana. Citing fears of unintended consequences for patients, Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) on […]

Get Ready for a Marijuana Explosion

Get Ready for a Marijuana Explosion

When Canada legalizes recreational pot Wednesday, market watchers predict the birth of a new industry — creating thousands of jobs, investor euphoria, a new tax source for governments and maybe even tourism. Hundreds of licensed growers have sprouted in anticipation of the end of pot prohibition, attracting major investment. In just the past year, the […]

Canada is the World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

Canada is the World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

Canada is the World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace Canada is now the largest country in the world with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. There is more good news for the Schedule 1 drug’s aficionados: Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the country’s easternmost province a […]

FDA Seeks Public Comment on Marijuana Classification, WA Bans Gummies and Candies Plus 

FDA Seeks Public Comment on Marijuana Classification, WA Bans Gummies and Candies Plus 

FDA Seeks Public Comment on Marijuana Classification, WA Bans Gummies and Candies Plus The FDA is seeking public comment on marijuana classification, Mississippi cops continue to seize cash and other goods despite a change in state law that should have stopped them, and more. Marijuana Policy The Trump Administration Seeks Public Comments On Marijuana Reclassification. […]

California Joins FDA, “No CBD in Foods”

California Joins FDA, “No CBD in Foods”

California Joins FDA, “No CBD in Foods” Jerry Brown Signed a Bill That Prohibits the Sale of CBD Cocktails and Beverages Now AB 2914 Killed the CBD cocktail trend in California LA’s ban begins on 1 January. A position adopted by state officials in California has drawn criticism from companies selling cannabidiol (CBD) in conventional […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The DEA relented and rescheduled the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex, California’s Governor vetoes a compassionate access bill, and Michigan dispensaries must have licenses by Halloween or be shut down, and more. National DEA Reschedules Marijuana-Derived Drug Epidiolex. The DEA has rescheduled Epidiolex, a marijuana-derived drug manufactured by GW Pharmaceutical. The move comes after […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Settles with SEC, Musk Ousted as COB

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Settles with SEC, Musk Ousted as COB

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Settles with SEC, Musk Ousted as COB $TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and its COB/CEO Elon Musk, 47 anni, have agreed to pay a total of $40-M and make a series of concessions to settle an SEC lawsuit alleging Mr. Musk duped investors with misleading statements about a proposed buyout of the company. The settlement […]

SEC Charges Musk With Stock Fraud, Want Him Removed From Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

SEC Charges Musk With Stock Fraud, Want Him Removed From Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

SEC Charges Musk With Stock Fraud, Want Him Removed From Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) $TSLA Late Thursday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) COB/CEO Elon Musk, 47 anni, of stock fraud and sought to remove him from his role in charge of the EV company, saying he made a series of “false and […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Technicals say, “Short Every Rally!”

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Technicals say, “Short Every Rally!”

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Technicals say, “Short Every Rally!” $TSLA Shares of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) have been under heavy pressure since mid-August. After trading to all-time highs on 7 August at the 380 mark, TSLA has been hammered by about 20%, closing 300.99 Tuesday. While many times the sell-offs are viewed as buying opportunities, the recent behavior of […]

Aurora Cannabis Plans US Stock Listing in October

Aurora Cannabis Plans US Stock Listing in October

Aurora Cannabis Plans US Stock Listing in October $ACBFF, $TLRY, $KO, $SZT Canada’s Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ABC) said Thursday it planned a US listing of its shares in October, as it looks to cash in on strong investor appetite for marijuana producers. Interest has boomed in Canada’s marijuana companies ahead of legalization of recreational cannabis […]

People a Asking: What Does the Future Hold for Elon Musk and Tesla?

People a Asking: What Does the Future Hold for Elon Musk and Tesla?

People a Asking: What Does the Future Hold for Elon Musk and Tesla? $TSLA On Tuesday, news broke that the Department of Justice had started a probe into Elon Musk’s 7 August ‘420’ Tweet: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” The news of the DOJ inquiry sent Tesla stock tumbling yet again, […]

Marijuana Rally has Just Minted 3 New Billionaires

Marijuana Rally has Just Minted 3 New Billionaires

Marijuana Rally has Just Minted 3 New Billionaires $TLRY The 1st private equity firm focused exclusively on the cannabis industry has minted 3 new billionaires. Brendan Kennedy, Michael Blue and Christian Groh founded Seattle-based Privateer Holdings Inc. in May 2010 and the firm later invested in Canadian pot firm Tilray Inc.(NYSE:TLRY), whose market value topped […]

Tilray (NYSE:TLRY) Spikes as CEO Touts Marijuana Growth Prospects

Tilray (NYSE:TLRY) Spikes as CEO Touts Marijuana Growth Prospects

Tilray (NYSE:TLRY) Spikes, CEO Touts Marijuana Growth Prospects $TLRY “I don’t want to get bought by AB-InBev or Diageo, I want to be that company” CEO Kennedy said Tuesday  Tilray (NYSE:TLRY) is having its best day since its July IPO, adding as much as 94% to briefly touch 300/share, after CEO Brendan Kennedy touted the […]

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks $TLRY, $MJ, $SZT, $SPY Stock investors caught up in the cannabis craze has driven marijuana stocks to record highs, options traders are paying the most ever to hedge against a fall. Skyrocketing marijuana stocks have driven the $560-M ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), up more than 60% […]

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts $TLRY, $GWPH The US government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new path for American researchers who have trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The US Justice Department is sitting on marijuana research applications, Congress refuses again to let VA docs recommend medical marijuana to Vets, an Arizona appeals court ruling gets appealed, and more. National Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HA) last Wednesday filed […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A group of federal lawmakers asks the VA to study medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids, Michigan could loosen up a bit, Ohio sees delays, and more. National Lawmakers Ask VA Secretary to Research Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids. A bi-partisan group of legislators sent a letter last Thursday to Veterans […]

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April $HMMJ, $MJ, $CGC, $STZ, $SMG The 1st marijuana ETF (exchange-traded fund) has reached a milestone that has as much to do with surging marijuana stocks as it does with investor inflows. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF’s (HMMJ) total assets have grown to more than […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEo Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana, drinking whiskey and wielding a sword just hours before the automaker said its accounting chief would leave after a 1-month stint, the latest in a string of unusual behavior and executive departures that is […]

Marijuana Stocks Extend Gains

Marijuana Stocks Extend Gains

Marijuana Stocks Extend Gains $STZ Wednesday, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) comments are driving marijuana stocks higher. Marijuana stocks from Canopy Growth Corp. to Tilray Inc. widened their gains in afternoon trading Wednesday after Constellation Brands Chief Operating Officer Bill Newlands said the cannabis industry on its way to becoming a worldwide business. “We think this is […]

Big-Name Investors Dabble in Marijuana Stocks

Big-Name Investors Dabble in Marijuana Stocks

Big-Name Investors Dabble in Marijuana Stocks $MJ, $DEO, $STZ Shares of marijuana companies are beginning to attract a few big-name investors. Billionaire Leon Cooperman, 75 anni, chimed in on a recent earnings call for Green Thumb Industries, a Chicago-based grower and seller of medicinal cannabis that recently went public in Canada. The iconic hedge fund […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Oregon drastically reduces the daily purchase limit for patients, Oklahoma continues to try to get its nascent system up and running, and more. Illinois Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids. Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill to allow patients to use […]

US Investors Buying an ETF that Tracks the Canadian Marijuana Industry

US Investors Buying an ETF that Tracks the Canadian Marijuana Industry

US Investors Buying an ETF that Tracks the Canadian Marijuana Industry $MJ, $DEO, $STZ US investors are buying into an ETF (exchange-traded fund) that tracks the Canadian marijuana industry as the country moves toward legalization and liquor producers show growing interest in selling marijuana. The US-listed $436-M ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF, (ticker MJ), has taken […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Oklahoma continues to struggle with its new medical marijuana program, Utah foes try a novel strategy to block a medical marijuana initiative, and more. Louisiana Louisiana Regulators Weight Raising Limit on Number of Patients Doctors Can Treat. The state Board of Medical Examiners is set to boost the number of medical marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A new bill in Guam would allow home cultivation, Oklahoma officials still have issues with the voter-approved medical marijuana initiative, and more. Guam Guam Bill Would Allow Home Cultivation. Five years after the US territory legalized medical marijuana, access issues have prompted Sen. Louis Muna to file a bill that would allow […]

Budcoin to Build Marijuana Transactional Portal

Budcoin to Build Marijuana Transactional Portal

Budcoin to Build Marijuana Transactional Portal The Budcoin Portal will deliver solutions for growers, retailers, brands and end users. Whether you are a major Agricultural operation or growing plants in your home Budcoin’s interface will help you produce quality plants, discover new technology and for businesses offer a fast and secure transactional platform for industry […]

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment California’s legal marijuana market is off to a slow start and off of the governments tax targets. Marijuana cultivation and excise tax collections hit $48-M in Q-2, state officials announced Wednesday. That is up from Q-1 but well below the windfall envisioned by the state. Finance officials had […]

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold Commentary: The Oregon cannabis market is very much over-saturated. For consumers, this is great. One can walk into nearly any Oregon dispensary and find buy a gram of quality ‘bud’ for $5.00, and even concentrates are dropping in price. When the state began legal recreational sales in Y 2016, […]

A Medical Marijuana Battle Rages in Oklahoma

A Medical Marijuana Battle Rages in Oklahoma

A Medical Marijuana Battle Rages in Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Update A medical marijuana battle royale is raging in Oklahoma, New York will allow medical marijuana as an opioid replacement, and more. HawaiiHawaii Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction. Gov. David Ige (D) has vetoed a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A powerful Senate committee calls marijuana’s Schedule I status an obstacle to research, an Arizona appeals court ruling gets ignored, Oklahoma sees its 1st medical marijuana clinic, and more. National Senate Committee Slams Marijuana’s Federal Classification, Saying Schedule I Blocks Research. The Senate Appropriations Committee has issued a report criticizing marijuana’s continued […]

Huge Discount Sale for Marijuana in California

Huge Discount Sale for Marijuana in California

Huge Blowout Sale for Marijuana in California Regulations being phased in 6 months after the state broadly legalized marijuana require that the drug sold after Saturday meet strict quality standards, so retailers unloading untested inventory are offering blowout prices. Deep discounts on everything from edibles to joints reflect the last days of the heady first […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The congressional shield for medical marijuana states remains alive, New York announces it will add opioid use as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, and more. National Senate Panel Approves Medical Marijuana Protections. The Senate Appropriations Committee last Thursday approved an amendment that shields legal medical marijuana operations from federal interference. The […]

17 October 2018, Canadian Marijuana Legalization Day

17 October 2018, Canadian Marijuana Legalization Day

17 October 2018, Canadian Marijuana Legalization Day Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting on 17 October in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a very optimistic and hopeful statement Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the […]

Canada’s Senate Approves the General Use of Recreational Marijuana

Canada’s Senate Approves the General Use of Recreational Marijuana

Canada’s Senate Approves the General Use of Recreational Marijuana Tuesday, Canada’s upper House of Parliament approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the 1st G7 nation to legalize cannabis. The Senate voted 52-29 in favor of the revised bill from the elected House of Commons, paving […]

Get Ready, the Cannabis Cocktail Soon at Your Neighborhood Bar

Get Ready, the Cannabis Cocktail Soon at Your Neighborhood Bar

Get Ready, the Cannabis Cocktail Soon at Your Neighborhood Bar $STX Today, marijuana producers are betting an increasing number of people would rather pour a drink infused with cannabis oil than spirits. There are plans in the workd to develop a product-testing and manufacturing center to explore using cannabis in everything from iced teas, juices […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Philly, the City of Brotherly Love gets its 1st dispensary A Florida judge has blocked a state ban on patients smoking medical marijuana Colorado’s governor signs a medical marijuana in school bill, but vetoes a medical marijuana for autism. Colorado Colorado Governor Signs Medical Marijuana at School Bill. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) […]

Bears Betting $2.1-B that a Marijuana ‘Bust’ is Coming

Bears Betting $2.1-B that a Marijuana ‘Bust’ is Coming

Bears Betting $2.1-B that a Marijuana ‘Bust’ is Coming $TWMJF, $ACBFF The total value of Short positions in global marijuana-related stocks has climbed to a record approaching $2.1-B, according an analyst at IHS Markit in Boston. Short sellers have increased their positions amid concern that the sector is overvalued, and it’s becoming easier to find […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update An amendment protecting medical marijuana in states where it is legal has made it into the House’s Justice Department appropriations bill, Illinois legislators approve medical marijuana in schools, the Utah initiative campaign is turning into a pitched battle, and more. National Last Thursday, a House panel approved medical marijuana protections. The House Appropriations […]

US Senate to say No to Legal Marijuana

US Senate to say No to Legal Marijuana

US Senate to say No to Legal Marijuana US Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R;KY) just says No A House committee advances a VA medical marijuana bill Pennsylvania’s Governor and Attorney General are not ok with a Philadelphia safe injection site US Marijuana Policy Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is ‘down’ with Hemp, not with MaryJane […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update There is no joy in Idaho, a California bill to protect patients’ employment rights advances, Utah Democrats endorse medical marijuana, and more. Arkansas Last Friday a week, justices agreed to expedite the medical marijuana licensing case. The state Supreme Court has agreed to speed up its review of a ruling that has […]

President Trump Turns On ‘The War on Weed’

President Trump Turns On ‘The War on Weed’

President Trump Turns On ‘The War on Weed’ President Trump goes all states’ rights on Jeff Sessions when it comes to marijuana policy The US Attorney General now finds himself out of step with our President President Trump last week signaled a dramatic turnaround in administration marijuana policy, telling Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner that […]

Americans ‘High’ on Legalization of Marijuana

Americans ‘High’ on Legalization of Marijuana

Americans ‘High’ on Legalization of Marijuana A new poll reveals that a high majority of American voters support the legalization of marijuana in the United States. The Quinnipiac University poll of 1,193 American voters nationwide, conducted from 20-24 April, reveals: Voters support, 63% to 33%, legalizing marijuana in the US, the highest level of support ever measured […]

Update: The Legal Status of CBD in the US

Update: The Legal Status of CBD in the US

Update: The Legal Status of CBD in the US $GWPH CBD is the nonpsychoactive component of cannabis and hemp. Unlike the THC in cannabis, CBD does not induce a high, but has many clinical benefits, including the control of seizures and pain Federal drug laws stipulate cannabis is an illegal Class 1 narcotic In states […]

4/20 Saw ‘Full On’ Marijuana Marketing

4/20 Saw ‘Full On’ Marijuana Marketing

4/20 Saw ‘Full On’ Marijuana Marketing Friday was April 20, or 4/20, the hipsters code for marijuana’s high holiday, a homage to the enduring appeal and universal slang for ‘smoking rope’. Festivities went on worldwide, culminating with a synchronized smoke at 4:20p where ever the clock struck the time The history of 4/20 How the […]

Legalized Marijuana has ‘Watershed Moment’

Legalized Marijuana has ‘Watershed Moment’

Legalized Marijuana has ‘Watershed Moment’ Wednesday, US President Donald Trump promised Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) he will support efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana, ending a standoff on Department of Justice nominations. “Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” Senator Gardner said in a […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A Maryland medical marijuana expansion bill aimed at addressing racial inequities is on the governor’s desk, there will be no joy in Tennessee this year, the Mormon Church opposes a Utah medical marijuana initiative, and more. Maryland On Monday, the legislature gave final approval to a medical marijuana expansion bill. The Senate Monday […]

BudCoin: The Marijuana CryptoCurrency

BudCoin: The Marijuana CryptoCurrency

HEFFX has built the ultimate Marijuana cryptocurrency and is now calling on expressions of interest for the purchase or partnering of the digital currency. BudCoin has been built to be a prime transactional unit for the Marijuana states in the USA that allow for recreational usage and medical usage. With a limited number of Tokens […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Legislatures across our nation grapple with medical marijuana, as an Arkansas judge puts that state’s program on hold, and more. Arkansas Last Wednesday, an Arkansas judge put a hold on the state medical marijuana program. A state judge put the state’s program on hold because of objections to the licensing process, but was […]

Marijuana Friendly States Seek Meeting with USAG Sessions

Marijuana Friendly States Seek Meeting with USAG Sessions

Marijuana Friendly States Seek Meeting with USAG Sessions Treasurers from some marijuana-friendly states have asked for a meeting with US Attorney General Sessions  US Marijuana Policy State Treasurers from California, Illinois, Oregon, and Pennsylvania sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Thursday seeking a meeting in hopes of resolving conflicts between state and […]

Marijuana is the New Gold for Some Canadian Miners

Marijuana is the New Gold for Some Canadian Miners

Marijuana is the New Gold for Some Canadian Miners $CRON A number of companies that started in the mining or oil and gas sectors that are now part of Canada’s burgeoning marijuana industry has jumped to more than 40. according to an analyst I read Saturday. And almost 50% of the country’s marijuana firms started out […]

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues A major new study reveals that smoking marijuana dramatically increases one’s risk of suffering a heart attack and other cardiovascular events. The study authors, along with Top cardiologists across the country, are calling for more research into the use of medicinal and recreational cannabis in light of […]

US Drug Policy Update

US Drug Policy Update

US Drug Policy Update US President Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General announced a new front in the war on opioids Attorney General Sessions announces a task force that will target opioid manufacturers and distributors. And this week, President Trump convened a White House summit on opioid epidemic in the US Marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana foes in Arizona take aim at prescribing doctors, a Michigan judge strikes down Detroit’s medical marijuana initiative, Ohio’s medical marijuana roll-out hits a bump, and more. Arizona Last Thursday, a House committee advanced a bill to make felons of lax marijuana perscribing docs. The House Health Committee voted 6-3 on party […]

California’s Marijuana Growers Are Slow to Join the Legal, Regulated System

California’s Marijuana Growers Are Slow to Join the Legal, Regulated System

California’s Marijuana Growers Are Slow to Join the Legal, Regulated System The vast majority of California’s marijuana growers have yet to try to move into the state’s new legal regulatory framework, leaving big questions looming around whether they can survive in the brave new world of legal weed, whether a substantial illicit market will remain, […]

Canadian Marijuana Company 1st Ever to Be Listed on NASDAQ

Canadian Marijuana Company 1st Ever to Be Listed on NASDAQ

Canadian Marijuana Company 1st Ever to Be Listed on NASDAQ $CRON A Canadian cannabis producer will begin trading on the NASDAQ Tuesday, thus becoming the 1st marijuana company to be listed on a US stock exchange. Toronto-based Cronos Group won approval for the listing from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “It’s very significant for […]

LA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Top Estimates

LA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Top Estimates

LA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Top Estimates Marijuana sales in Los Angeles are higher than estimated since marijuana became legal on 1 January according to reports “Originally the department was given a budget of $1.3-M, and to date we have collected over $2.2-M in licensing fees, and we have around about $800,000 in outstanding invoices, […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update State legislatures are in session and things are getting busy on the medical marijuana front, from CBD bills in Iowa to employment protection bills in California. California Last Wednesday, a bill that would provide employment protections for medical marijuana patients was filed. Assemblymen Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) have filed Assembly Bill […]

Marijuana Friendly US Senator from Colorado Eases Up On DOJ

Marijuana Friendly US Senator from Colorado Eases Up On DOJ

Marijuana Friendly US Senator from Colorado Eases Up On DOJ Colorado Republican US Senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials have shown good faith in recent conversations on the department’s marijuana  policy. Last month, Senator Cory Gardner used his power to […]

Marijuana is Illegal “everywhere” in America

Marijuana is Illegal “everywhere” in America

Marijuana is Illegal “everywhere” in America Earlier this year, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) threatened to hold up Key Justice Department nominees until US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reversed his position on state marijuana laws. Senator Gardner is sticking to his word, and  is receiving blow-back from US AG Jeff Sessions, who calls the confirmation delay “frustrating.” […]

Big Tobacco Enters the Legal Cannabis Business in Canada

Big Tobacco Enters the Legal Cannabis Business in Canada

Big Tobacco Enters the Legal Cannabis Business in Canada $AOI, $SZT While not a household name, a big US tobacco firm, Alliance One International Inc. (NYSE:AOI) has 1-upped its better known and much larger tobacco sellers by acquiring stakes in 2 Canadian firms involved in that country’s medical marijuana market. The acquisitions of the marijuana-related […]

Medical Marijuana Update 

Medical Marijuana Update 

Medical Marijuana Update CBD Cannabis Oil bills have gotten though legislatures in Indiana and Virginia, Texas sees the 1st delivery of CBD Cannabis Oil to a patient, and more. Indiana On Monday, Ithe Senate passed a CBD bill. The Senate voted 35-13 to approve Senate Bill 294, which would allow any state resident to purchase and use […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update, Plus California Banking Policy California’s Treasurer wants to create a public bank for the cannabis business. The medical marijuana movement loses a founding father, and the only other action this past week was a pair of CBD bills. California Last Saturday, Dennis Peron, “the Father of Medical Marijuana,” died at age 72. A […]

Legalization of Marijuana, ‘The Great American Social Experiment’

Legalization of Marijuana, ‘The Great American Social Experiment’

Legalization of Marijuana, ‘The Great American Social Experiment’ The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now 5 years old, with 6 states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more where legal sales will begin within months, and yet another that, along with the District of Columbia, has legalized personal possession and cultivation of […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana is safe from the Justice Department for now, governors in New Jersey and Rhode Island make noises about expanding medical marijuana programs, Georgia voters are ready for a full-fledged medical marijuana law, and more. National Last Thursday, a House version of a bill aimed at encouraging medical marijuana research was filed. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The VA rejects pleas to study Marijuana for PTSD, Illinois gets a couple of court rulings, a full-fledged medical Marijuana bill is filed in Kentucky, plus: National Last Tuesday, news came that the VA won’t study marijuana’s effects on PTSD. The Department of Veterans Affairs will not begin a study into marijuana’s effects […]

Diamonds Out of Favor with Millennial “Girls”, They Prefer Marijuana

Diamonds Out of Favor with Millennial “Girls”, They Prefer Marijuana

Diamonds Out of Favor with Millennial “Girls”, They Prefer Marijuana Diamonds are set to slump further, according to a hedge fund whose bet on Marijuana helped make it the world’s best performer in Y 2016. Prices of dDamonds and other precious gems may slump as much as 10% this year as they lose appeal with younger consumers […]

1st Year California Recreational Marijuana Sales Estimated at $3.4-B

1st Year California Recreational Marijuana Sales Estimated at $3.4-B

1st Year California Recreational Marijuana Sales Estimated at $3.4-B Thursday’s California’s Department of Finance declared that it expects residents to buy nearly 1-M pounds of Marijuana over the 1st full budget year of it recreational legalization If the estimates for sales between 1 July 2018- 1 July 2019 are correct, it would amount to $3.4-B […]

Marijuana Sector Outlook for 2018

Marijuana Sector Outlook for 2018

Marijuana Sector Outlook for 2018 $GWPH, $BTC Medical Marijuana Approvals Should Increase It is expected the US Food and Drug Administration will approve the cannabis-based epilepsy drug Epidiolex from GW Pharmaceuticals Plc. (NASDAQ:GWPH) by the end of Summer 2018. GW Pharmaceuticals Plc is trading at: 132.00, +0.21, or +0.16% after hours: 7:37p EST on 10 January. Vs a […]

Marijuana Update: Medical Vs Recreational

Marijuana Update: Medical Vs Recreational

Marijuana Update: Medical Vs Recreational Clarification of Key issues in the sector after USAG Sessions rescission of Hussein Obama era memo The US Justice Department cannot go after medical use of marijuana, because since Y 2014, Congress has maintained a policy in spending bills prohibiting the agency from prosecuting people for conduct permitted by state […]

USAG Sessions Green Lights Federal Marijuana Prosecutions

USAG Sessions Green Lights Federal Marijuana Prosecutions

USAG Sessions Green Lights Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Thursday, USAG Jeff Sessions Green Lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers. In doing so the US states that allow some form of medical marijuana were placed at risk of a crackdown and are closely watching developments. 46 US states have legalized some form of medical marijuana in recent years, […]

Expect Legal Medical and Recreational Marijuana Businesses to Stall

Expect Legal Medical and Recreational Marijuana Businesses to Stall

Expect the Legal Medical and Recreational Marijuana to Stall USAGSessions Opens Door to Renewed Federal War on Marijuana It took a year, but Attorney General Sessions has shredded the Cole Memo, opening the door for a renewed federal war on marijuana, both medical and recreational in the US The Trump Administration Marijuana Policy Attorney General […]

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