Monday, June 18, 2018

FLORIDA MOVES TO IMPLEMENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA WITHOUT LAWMAKERS INPUT

Florida voters overwhelmingly passed medical marijuana last election. Now what? The Florida Legislative session ended without a deal on medical marijuana. The biggest fights were over how many growers to allow and how many retail...

Startup Hound Labs raises Millions for portable marijuana breathalyzer

Soon any adult over the age of 21 will be able to buy marijuana legally in California. And as officials scramble to lay down the rules for this new industry, there’s still something the...

Miamians Throw “Medical Marijuana Party” With 50 Pounds of Weed, Get Arrested

Most sensible Americans these days believe in ending the War on Drugs. The facts are clear that low-level drug arrests ruin lives and tear families apart. Some day, selling weed in Florida will no...

Judge Rules Medical Marijuana Employee Was Discriminated Against

A judge has ruled against a Rhode Island textile company accused of discriminating against a woman when she was denied an internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat migraine headaches. The Superior Court judge's...

Sales growth at Maine’s medical marijuana dispensaries slows drastically

Medical marijuana sales at Maine’s eight dispensaries are still growing, but at the slowest rate since the first one opened in 2011. Growth on the caregiver side of the market, however, appears to be surging,...

Southern Attorney Plans To Spend Big to Help Legalize Medical Marijuana

John Morgan spent nearly $7 million pushing two statewide ballot initiatives to expand medical marijuana throughout the state of Florida. But that’s a drop in the bucket compared to what the wealthy Orlando attorney and...

‘My First Grow’ Is a Cannabis-Growing Kit for Kids

My First Grow sells grow kits complete with cartoon mascot ("Leafy") and child-friendly stickers. We talked to founder Greg Lonsdale to find out why he wants your four-year-old nephew to start tilling the fields...

The Women Fighting For the Right to Get Your Pets Stoned

For years, humans have been sparking one up and partaking in all the medical benefits cannabis has to offer. According to the book Medical Marijuana by Dr. Mark Sircus, just three puffs of cannabis...

Survey: More Cannabis Consumers Seek Wellness, Not Intoxication

New research by a national marketing strategy firm has turned up some surprising findings about Gen X and Millennial cannabis consumers. Researchers at New York-based Miner & Co. Studio recently took a deep dive into...

Study: Medical Cannabis Patients Report Decreased Use of Opioids, Anti-Anxiety Medicines

SCRANTON, PA — Patients with legal access to medical cannabis decrease their use of opioids, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and other medications, according to self-report data published online ahead of print in the Journal of...

Instagram Hackers Target Weed Business Accounts

Instagram hacking has more than doubled since last year with large accounts falling victim to intruders, especially accounts connected to the weed industry. Why? Because weed-related accounts tend to have a lot of followers and happen...

AUDIT: U.S. GRANT FUNDS MISUSED TO PAY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA

An audit by independent investigators with the U.S. Justice Department has determined a New Mexico program that helps crime victims allowed federal grant funds to be used to reimburse the purchase of medical marijuana...