New Jersey has a well-earned reputation as a difficult medical marijuana state. For years, patients suffered extremely limited access to products and dispensaries as Gov. Chris Christie purposely stalled the state’s MMJ program. Gov. Phil Murphy wants to expand NJ's medical cannabis program, but he deferred to the Legislature. Will lawmakers come through? Christie’s successor, Gov. Phil Murphy, signaled his intention...
The populous state of Illinois could become the 11th in the union to end its war on cannabis. Gov. J.B. Pritzker introduced a 522-page bill Saturday into the Senate, which if passed would mean 12.74 million more Americans would get a modern, functioning cannabis marketplace. Here’s the details of Senate Bill 7: Adults 21 and over would get to carry 30...
This week in Cannabis: SQDC stores in Montreal are piloting a new plan to operate week round after shortages caused temporary closures, the clock is running out for the Liberals to pass pardons legislation before summer break, and Indigenous-owned LP Nations Cannabis is set to  retrofit the abandoned mill in a former forestry hub in BC. We’ve rounded up this week’s top stories from...
Navigating the world of legalized marijuana can be complex for new users and longtime consumers alike. From dozens of different strains and new ways to consume cannabis to the web of rules regulating for the nascent industry, it can be overwhelming. Now, London’s first retail cannabis store is launching a seminar series to school the public on all things marijuana. – Read...
Legal weed is looking for its shot glass. Investors are pouring money into the race to develop devices that promise precise marijuana dosing. It’s part of an effort by the $10 billion cannabis industry to reach beyond its traditional stoner base to customers who might want to unwind without getting blitzed. Unlike alcohol or Tylenol, there’s never been a standard...
Cannabis aficionados everywhere may finally get their wish as Oreo-maker Mondelez eyes adding CBD-infused snacks to its product line, which includes Chips Ahoy cookies, Cadbury chocolate, Nilla Wafers and Nutter Butter cookies. “Yes, we’re getting ready, but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way,” CEO Dirk Van de Put said Wednesday on...
There’s been plenty of talk about how cannabis has gone mainstream. With the majority of states legalizing some form of cannabis use and last year’s Farm Bill permitting industrial hemp growth in the U.S. again, cannabis advocates are now turning their attention towards the end of federal prohibition. The fallout of cannabis transforming from the pinnacle of the counterculture to...