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  • Round 2: Terpenes Square Off in the Elite 8
    by Leafly Staff on March 19, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    In round two of Leafly's 2019 Strain Madness, dominant terpenes go head-to-head! Crown your semifinalists by voting! The post Round 2: Terpenes Square Off in the Elite 8 appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • California environmental regulations and marijuana: Q&A with Green Wise’s Pamela Epstein
    by John Schroyer on March 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Before joining the cannabis industry as an attorney and business consultant, Pamela Epstein practiced environmental law. Epstein, founder of Los Angeles-based Green Wise Consulting, specialized in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a law that all companies in the state – cannabis or otherwise – must take into account. It mandates a review of any […] California environmental regulations and marijuana: Q&A with Green Wise’s Pamela Epstein is a post from: […]

  • Is vertical integration the right approach for your cannabis business?
    by Kevin Huhn on March 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Kevin Currier has lost sleep over the prospect of vertically integrating his new marijuana business in Michigan. A Michigan resident, Currier applied for a medical cannabis retail license in Grand Rapids while the state transitions to a recreational market. But he often wonders whether vertical integration - having a cultivation and retail component to a company - would better position him for success. Is vertical integration the right approach for your cannabis business? is a post from: […]

  • What Are You Smoking Episode 73: Live from SXSW
    by Leafly Staff on March 19, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Live from Austin, Texas, What Are You Smoking takes the show on the road to discuss the current patchwork state of cannabis laws from SXSW. The post What Are You Smoking Episode 73: Live from SXSW appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • What Getting High Alone Can Teach You About Yourself
    by David Bienenstock on March 18, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    A recent study raised alarms about enjoying cannabis alone. But a solo sesh can lead to creative thoughts, introspection, and fresh insights. The post What Getting High Alone Can Teach You About Yourself appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Pennsylvania Senators Seeking Co-Sponsors for Recreational Cannabis Bill
    by Adam Drury on March 18, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Pennsylvania Senators Daylin Leach and Sherif Street say their legalization bill would generate revenue, decrease the prison population and reduce opioid use. The post Pennsylvania Senators Seeking Co-Sponsors for Recreational Cannabis Bill appeared first on High Times. […]

  • Florida ends ban on smokable cannabis, opening door to tens of millions in new sales
    by Jeff Smith on March 18, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Florida’s dozen or so active medical marijuana businesses are expected to see tens of millions of dollars in additional sales by this summer – thanks to a new law that repeals a controversial ban on smokable products. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis made it official Monday when he signed a bill passed by lawmakers last week. […] Florida ends ban on smokable cannabis, opening door to tens of millions in new sales is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Police Sued Over Bulldozer Chase That Killed Cannabis Suspect
    by The Associated Press on March 18, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    The chase developed as Greg Longenecker, 51, a short-order cook and avid vegetable gardener, tended 10 marijuana plants in a small clearing near Reading, Pennsylvania. The post Police Sued Over Bulldozer Chase That Killed Cannabis Suspect appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Tilray eyes US, European marijuana as it reports Q4 sales rise, wider loss
    by Nick Thomas on March 18, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Canadian cannabis cultivation giant Tilray plans to focus on Europe and the U.S. for its upcoming expansion plans after posting higher-than-expected sales in the fourth quarter. Tilray eyes US, European marijuana as it reports Q4 sales rise, wider loss is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs […]

  • Are You Smoking the ‘Real’ Sour Diesel?
    by Dante Jordan on March 18, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Ever notice that Sour Diesel doesn't always look, smell, or feel the same? Take a look at the many different "versions" of Sour D circulating the cannabis market today. The post Are You Smoking the ‘Real’ Sour Diesel? appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • IL treasurer: State medical cannabis firms may collapse without banking reform
    by Joey Pena on March 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs warned legislators the state’s medical marijuana  industry could collapse if the state doesn’t take action to combat what he called a banking crisis for cannabis businesses. In a statement, Frerichs also asked state lawmakers to support legislation he says would prohibit Illinois regulators from taking any action that would penalize or […] IL treasurer: State medical cannabis firms may collapse without banking reform is a post from: […]

  • Researchers Launching CBD Study with Former Hockey Players
    by Caitlin Donohue on March 18, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Investigators are looking for a link between the cannabinoid and alleviation of concussion-related health conditions. The post Researchers Launching CBD Study with Former Hockey Players appeared first on High Times. […]

  • New Jersey Lawmakers Begin Hearings for Marijuana Legalization
    by A.J. Herrington on March 18, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    It looks like marijuana legalization is on the fast-track in the Garden State. The post New Jersey Lawmakers Begin Hearings for Marijuana Legalization appeared first on High Times. […]

  • What Types of Pain Can Cannabidiol (CBD) Treat?
    by Kat Kostovic on March 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Could CBD supplementation be right for you? The post What Types of Pain Can Cannabidiol (CBD) Treat? appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Marijuana company Curaleaf to buy Nevada’s Acres Cannabis for $70M
    by Nick Thomas on March 18, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Massachusetts-based Curaleaf, a vertically integrated cannabis operator, agreed to buy Acres Cannabis for $70 million in a cash and stock deal. Acres Cannabis currently operates 269,000 square feet of cultivation facilities in Nevada with plans to expand that to more than 400,000 square feet. It also has a flagship dispensary in Las Vegas and is […] Marijuana company Curaleaf to buy Nevada’s Acres Cannabis for $70M is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • New Mexico adult-use cannabis bill fails; gov wants to revive in 2020
    by Jeff Smith on March 18, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is looking to put recreational marijuana legalization back on the agenda for the next legislative session after a bipartisan bill stalled without a Senate vote as the session ended Saturday. Lujan Grisham said that next year’s limited 30-day legislative session will include marijuana reform proposals. The first-term Democrat complimented […] New Mexico adult-use cannabis bill fails; gov wants to revive in 2020 is a post from: Marijuana […]

  • Cresco to enter FL medical marijuana market via $120M VidaCann purchase
    by Nick Thomas on March 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Cresco Labs, the Chicago-based vertically integrated cannabis company, agreed to acquire Florida medical marijuana provider VidaCann in a $120 million cash and stock deal. The deal gives Cresco a presence in Florida for the first time, expanding its operations into eight states and giving the company a toehold in a major MMJ market. VidaCann plans […] Cresco to enter FL medical marijuana market via $120M VidaCann purchase is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & […]

  • Round 1: Meet the Competing Cannabis Strains
    by Leafly Staff on March 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Welcome to Leafly's Strain Madness 2019! In this bracket, vote for your favorite strain each day. Will your top choice make it to the end? The post Round 1: Meet the Competing Cannabis Strains appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Zimbabwe Authorizes License for First Medical Marijuana Company
    by A.J. Herrington on March 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    The African nation of Zimbabwe issued the country’s first license to a medical marijuana company earlier this month, according to a report from Marijuana Business Daily. In a letter obtained by the publication that is dated March 7,  Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care informed Precision Cannabis Therapeutics Zimbabwe that the company’s application to produce medical […] The post Zimbabwe Authorizes License for First Medical Marijuana Company […]

  • Chart: Ohio medical marijuana sales start strong, but not all patients are buying
    by Maggie Cowee on March 18, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Ohio’s medical cannabis sales are off to a healthy start, garnering $1.85 million in under two months, but high prices and limited access to dispensaries have restricted patient participation. Since sales began Jan. 16, the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries have averaged $248,000 in weekly sales – a strong launch to a market estimated to net […] Chart: Ohio medical marijuana sales start strong, but not all patients are buying is a post from: Marijuana Business […]

  • The New “Miss Marijuana” Pageant Comes With Outdated Guidelines and Transphobia
    by Piper Courtenay on March 15, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    While the site says “Miss Marijuana provides an equal opportunity for any woman interested”, the guidelines exclude anyone married or gender non-conforming. The post The New “Miss Marijuana” Pageant Comes With Outdated Guidelines and Transphobia appeared first on High Times. […]

  • The Roll-Up #78: Let’s Not Bust the Cancer Patient, OK?
    by Leafly Podcasts on March 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    This week in cannabis news: Missouri cops roust a hospital patient, white weed privilege gets caught on display, and legalization inches closer in NY and NJ. The post The Roll-Up #78: Let’s Not Bust the Cancer Patient, OK? appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • SXSW Cannabis Headliner Draws Crowds and Protest
    by David Downs on March 15, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Former US House Speaker John Boehner appeared on behalf of Acreage Cannabis, prompting a small backlash against "corporate cannabis." The post SXSW Cannabis Headliner Draws Crowds and Protest appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Nearly 60 people to participate in Michigan adult-use cannabis work groups
    by Jeff Smith on March 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Michigan regulators announced Friday they’ve selected 57 individuals, including longtime activist Rick Thompson, to participate in work groups that will provide input for the rules that will govern the state’s new recreational marijuana industry. The work groups, which will examine four regulatory topics, are composed of: 14 existing medical marijuana licensees interested in entering the adult-use market. […] Nearly 60 people to participate in Michigan adult-use […]

  • Indiana State Trooper Seizes $3.5 Million Worth of Cannabis, Vapes
    by Adam Drury on March 15, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Indiana police estimate the street value of the cannabis they seized at $3.5 million, but their math might be off. The post Indiana State Trooper Seizes $3.5 Million Worth of Cannabis, Vapes appeared first on High Times. […]

  • 5 Canadian Cannabis Strains to Help You Stay Productive this Spring
    by Sarah Ratchford on March 15, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Kick into high gear this spring with these Canadian cannabis strains. The post 5 Canadian Cannabis Strains to Help You Stay Productive this Spring appeared first on Leafly. […]

  • Tricks of the trade: Cresco’s CEO on creating a major multistate marijuana business
    by Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier on March 15, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    The success of Cresco Labs in the U.S. marijuana market can partly be attributed to its leadership’s experience in navigating complex industry regulations. “Myself and our other co-founders came to cannabis from a banking background and, really, mortgage banking in particular,” said CEO Charlie Bachtell in the latest MJBizDaily Investor Intelligence Executive Webcast. “So, we’ve […] Tricks of the trade: Cresco’s CEO on creating a major multistate […]

  • Colorado Researchers Seeking Volunteers to Get High and Drive
    by A.J. Herrington on March 15, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Drunk driving has been the subject of a lot of research. Stoned driving has not. The post Colorado Researchers Seeking Volunteers to Get High and Drive appeared first on High Times. […]

  • New Jersey medical cannabis patient count surges 150% since January 2018
    by Omar Sacirbey on March 15, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has seen a 150% increase in the number of patients participating since Gov. Phil Murphy took office early last year, a development that has no doubt bolstered sales at the state’s MMJ businesses. The program has added 25,500 patients since January 2018 and now has more than 42,500 patients participating, […] New Jersey medical cannabis patient count surges 150% since January 2018 is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • Oklahoma governor signs medical marijuana rules into law
    by Jeff Smith on March 15, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law regulations governing the state’s rapidly growing medical cannabis industry – rules that aren’t expected to curb the market’s growth. The Republican on Thursday signed a measure known as the “unity bill” because it’s supported by various factions of the cannabis industry. The measure received bipartisan support in the […] Oklahoma governor signs medical marijuana rules into law is a post from: Marijuana […]

  • Medical cannabis sales climb in Canada after adult-use legalization
    by Matt Lamers on March 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Sales of medical marijuana oil in Canada rose steadily in the months after recreational legalization, bucking a trend seen in some American states that also ended prohibition in recent years. The volume of medical cannabis oil sold in Canada’s regulated market rose to nearly 5,000 kilograms (11,023 pounds) in January compared with the 4,400 kilograms […] Medical cannabis sales climb in Canada after adult-use legalization is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal […]

  • Israel’s prime minister contemplates adult-use marijuana legalization
    by Matt Lamers on March 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Three weeks before the country goes to the polls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would weigh legalizing cannabis if his party wins another term, The Jerusalem Post reported. So far, Canada and Uruguay are the only countries to have created regulated markets for adult-use marijuana. Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party is contending with the centrist Blue and […] Israel’s prime minister contemplates adult-use marijuana legalization is a post […]

  • Record-setting acquisition hits US marijuana industry and more of the week’s top news
    by Laura Hamilton on March 15, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Record-setting acquisition hits US marijuana industry and more of the week’s top news is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs […]