Panic Buying May Not Save the Weed Industry, After All
by Randy Robinson on March 27, 2020 at 6:19 pm
While the legal marijuana industry was recently riding high on record-breaking sales amid the coronavirus pandemic, the reality may end up being much more sobering.
Activists Protest Massachusetts’ Decision to Close Adult-Use Cannabis Stores
by Chris Moore on March 27, 2020 at 4:55 pm
Activists argue that banning legal cannabis will convince people to buy weed from black market dealers, who they say may be spreading the virus or selling contaminated products.
Most Americans Want Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Stay Open During Lockdown
by Chris Moore on March 27, 2020 at 4:09 pm
According to a YouGov poll, 53 percent of all Americans believe that access to medical marijuana should be preserved during quarantine, and most state governors have agreed.
by Robert Bergman on March 13, 2020 at 7:47 pm
Those who like chai lattes, cinnamon rolls, or sugar and spice are in for a treat with this spicy-sweet strain. Chronic Widow is a super-energetic strain that can leave you feeling spacy, tingly, and completely euphoric. The head and body Read Chronic Widow on I Love Growing Marijuana.
How to Grow the Best Sinsemilla Weed
by Robert Bergman on March 9, 2020 at 4:41 pm
Are you looking for highly potent weed with very few seeds? If so, you need to try sinsemilla. No, it’s not a specific strain of marijuana. It is a specific type of growing that produces seedless marijuana. About Sinsemilla What Read How to Grow the Best Sinsemilla Weed on I Love Growing Marijuana.
by Robert Bergman on February 20, 2020 at 6:33 am
Lemon Meringue is a sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain that’s famous for its flavor and effects. This strain is typically 70% Sativa and 30% Indica, but these percentages can vary by breeder. Lemon meringue marijuana was initially created by Exotic Genetix Read Lemon Meringue on I Love Growing Marijuana.
Cannabis Career Watch | New Hires and Promotions March 27, 2020
by Erica Heathman on March 28, 2020 at 2:35 am
Peter Horvath stepped down from his role as chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors at Green Growth Brands, positions which he’d held since January
Cannabis and Coronavirus: Shifting to Online Orders, Delivery
by Travis Abeyta on March 27, 2020 at 10:44 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly spreads across the United States, cannabis consumers quickly are shifting their buying habits from in-store sales to e-tail like online ordering, in-store pickup, and delivery
Value Brands Capture a Growing Market Segment
by Rob Hill on March 27, 2020 at 10:15 pm
Legalization in any state invariably begins with a rush of brands launching products they believe will appeal to the coveted upscale shopper. But as markets mature, they become saturated with
Raleigh Mayor Accidentally Includes Vape Pen In Social Distancing Post
by Brendan Bures on March 27, 2020 at 10:23 pm
This is notable because North Carolina has no comprehensive medical or recreational marijuana laws. Continue reading Raleigh Mayor Accidentally Includes Vape Pen In Social Distancing Post at The Fresh Toast.
How To Make It Through Quarantine With Kids Or Roommates
by Maria Loreto on March 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Spending long stretches of time with kids, roommates or even a romantic partner can be a challenge. Here’s how you can make things easier for yourself. Continue reading How To Make It Through Quarantine With Kids Or Roommates at The Fresh Toast.
Why The Black Market Continues To Thrive — And What Is Being Done About It
by David Hodes on March 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm
While the black market is thriving in nearly every market where cannabis is sold — it was 60% of second quarter sales in Canada in 2019 — it appears to be particularly troublesome in California. Continue reading Why The Black Market Continues To Thrive — And What Is Being Done About It at The Fresh Toast.
Poll Reveals Some Pot Consumers’ Views On Coronavirus Pandemic Priorities
by A.J. Herrington on March 27, 2020 at 9:14 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic is making us choose certain things over others.
High Times Holding Corp. Announces Acquisition of Humboldt Heritage Inc
by Thomas Edward on March 27, 2020 at 6:21 pm
The acquisition signals continued growth for High Times.
Canadian Indigenous Communities Close Cannabis And Smoke Shops Amid Outbreak
by A.J. Herrington on March 26, 2020 at 9:18 pm
Despite the businesses closing, non-native Canadians are still trying to get in.
The Roll-Up #135: Max is recovering
by Leafly Podcasts on March 27, 2020 at 10:42 pm
The coronavirus economy hits Leafly, Max recovers in Brooklyn, and curbside pickup is all the rage. The post The Roll-Up #135: Max is recovering appeared first on Leafly.
Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know
by Leafly Staff on March 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Don’t pass that joint right now: Here’s how to keep yourself safe, and what to expect in coming weeks. The post Cannabis and coronavirus: Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Leafly.
It’s time to release cannabis prisoners—like today
by David Bienenstock on March 27, 2020 at 6:29 pm
With COVID-19 flaring in America’s prisons, governors can save lives by releasing our prisoners of the drug war. The post It’s time to release cannabis prisoners—like today appeared first on Leafly.
CANNABIS LAW / CORPORATE CANNABIS
Most Americans Believe Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Should Stay Open
by Martin Green on March 29, 2020 at 4:46 pm
Most Americans believe medical marijuana dispensaries should be considered essential services and permitted to remain open during a coronavirus lockdown.
Marijuana Investor Roundup: Analysis of the Week’s Most Important Events (Mar 28th, 2020)
by Andy Zhou on March 29, 2020 at 12:31 am
A weekly review of only the most important cannabis news to impact your portfolio
Cannabis Companies Besieged by Insider Theft
by Martin Green on March 28, 2020 at 2:06 pm
Inside jobs account for around 90% of insurance claims relating to theft in the US cannabis industry, according to a leading broker.
GrowGeneration (GRWG) Posts Great Results For Fiscal 2019 – A Shining Beacon In A Difficult Time
by Andy Zhou on March 27, 2020 at 8:44 pm
Marijuana Sales Break Records as Anxious Shoppers Stock Up
by Martin Green on March 27, 2020 at 2:32 pm
Marijuana retailers across the U.S. have announced record sales as consumers gear up for long spells of isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hemp CBD Across State Lines: South Carolina
by Nathalie Bougenies on March 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp The post Hemp CBD Across State Lines: South Carolina appeared first on Harris Bricken.
Hemp CBD Across Europe: Spain
by Fred Rocafort on March 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill and the legalization of hemp and hemp derivatives, including cannabidiol (“CBD”), has led to a massive CBD craze in the United States. The highly coveted cannabinoid is infused with everything: bath bombs, dog treats and even workout clothes (yes, workout clothes!). According to a recent study by Cowen, the The post Hemp CBD Across Europe: Spain appeared first on Harris Bricken.
Coronavirus and Cannabis Dealmaking
by Griffen Thorne on March 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Nobody could have predicted the situation that the cannabis industry now finds itself in. Just a few months ago, it looked like there were challenging financial issues for many cannabis businesses across the country. Now, many states that have imposed coronavirus lockdowns have declared cannabis businesses to be essential so that they can stay open, The post Coronavirus and Cannabis Dealmaking appeared first on Harris Bricken.
European CBD Sales: Securing a Novel Food Authorization
by Nathalie Bougenies on March 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Last year, the European Union reclassified extracts of Cannabis sativa L. and derived products containing cannabinoids, including CBD, as a “Novel Food” under the EU Novel Food Catalogue. The reclassification was based on the lack of demonstrated history of human consumption of these extracts and of any product to which they might be added. Indeed, The post European CBD Sales: Securing a Novel Food Authorization appeared first on Harris Bricken.
Cannabis and Coronavirus: When is Contract Performance “Impossible” and Excused?
by Jesse Mondry on March 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Last week, Vince Sliwoski wrote a post titled “Cannabis and Coronavirus: What Your Business Should Do Right Now” offering some high-level thoughts on how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on cannabis businesses. One of the topics included reviewing contracts, regarding which Vince said: Pull these out and dust them off, whether it’s a lease, loan The post Cannabis and Coronavirus: When is Contract Performance “Impossible” and Excused? appeared first on Harris Bricken.
Create a winning plan to market and brand your cannabis business
by Omar Sacirbey on March 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm
(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the March issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Branding is a key component to any winning business strategy. Of course, it also might be one of the most difficult strategies to get right – and if implemented the wrong way, branding can prove to be a costly Create a winning plan to market and brand your cannabis business is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
Week in Review: Recreational marijuana sales tumble, cannabis stores open during pandemic, Harvest-Verano deal dead & more
by John Rebchook on March 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm
COVID-19 causes cannabis sales to ebb, flow Only a few days after adult-use marijuana sales soared amid the coronavirus scare, they took a nosedive. MJBizDaily takeaway: The roller-coaster ride in marijuana sales was to be expected. Initially, consumers, panicked by the pandemic, stockpiled products. The sudden drop might mark a natural decline after consumers stocked up before Week in Review: Recreational marijuana sales tumble, cannabis stores open during pandemic, Harvest-Verano deal dead & more is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
States that have allowed marijuana businesses to remain open during coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders
by John Schroyer on March 27, 2020 at 11:30 pm
Most state governments around the nation have deemed medical marijuana companies “essential” during the coronavirus pandemic, meaning the vast majority can keep doing business after residents were told to stay at home and many businesses were ordered to scale back or close their operations. States that have allowed marijuana businesses to remain open during coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home orders is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
Oklahoma allows curbside medical marijuana sales
by John Rebchook on March 27, 2020 at 9:16 pm
Oklahoma medical cannabis dispensaries can provide curbside pickup service, but must ensure there is limited contact between employees and customers, according to state regulators. Dispensaries are exempt from Republican Gov. Kevin Safer-at-Home order for the elderly and “vulnerable populations” issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Oklahoma is one of the many states where dispensaries have been Oklahoma allows curbside medical marijuana sales is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
MJBizDaily podcast: Recreational marijuana sales fall after rising on COVID-19 fears and more
by John Rebchook on March 27, 2020 at 8:36 pm
Adult-use cannabis sales plunged this week after briefly hitting new heights attributed to coronavirus concerns. Some of the other top headlines addressed in this week’s MJBizDaily podcast include: More states say medical cannabis shops can stay open amid the COVID-19 outbreak. States have allowed marijuana businesses to remain open despite coronavirus stay-at-home orders. Kentucky hemp MJBizDaily podcast: Recreational marijuana sales fall after rising on COVID-19 fears and more is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
Why I’ve decided to keep on Growing Cannabis…..
by /u/homegrowncannabis on March 29, 2020 at 9:39 pm
I have enough cannabis to be set for the next 2+ years. I can’t sell any extra product to a dispensary since I’m in a legal state (CO). And I’m new to CO so I don’t have many friends that smoke. So I shut down my room after another successful harvest 6 months ago. Ever since I shut it down, there’s been something missing in my life. At first, there were relieved feelings of not having to spray and feed everyday. But in these lonely days of COVID-19, I really wish I did keep growing. But then it started to morph into a sense of “something is missing in my life”. I miss all the maintenance and small problems you come across. I yearn for the days in the grow room that turned from 20 minutes to 3.5 hours. I miss journaling what I did every day!!!! Shit!!!! I even miss all the worrying I would do when problems arose. I miss just sitting on the canopy level, playing the plants (which may or may not have names) my favorite songs from my iPod Grow Playlist. There’s only so much tv that one could stream in a day….or weeks!!!! You can’t sit around and watch the horrifying NEWS for more then a couple minutes before you begin to slip into a pit of despair. It’s good to be informed and stay safe but watching for too long becomes debilitating for most people. It’s not good headspace. Social media is great but kind of the same useless shit. I AM LOVING not seeing so many plates of beautiful food or cocktails on my instagram feed. But people are getting boring now that they are stuck in their homes. But as all growers know, you can lose yourself EVERY DAY. In your own home. And with all this extra time, I can baby my plants through every step in the process to make some of the best bud I’ve ever grown. I have a prediction that every home grower’s weed will improve dramatically this grow year. Extra time and an “escape from reality” is the perfect combination for growing amazing weed. We don’t have much control…..well over anything anymore. Growing is a way to take back that control. You are in charge!!!! You decide how well your plants grow!!!!!! I imagine a sense of control would be useful for the coming days. In contrast, there’s a true sense of “seed in the wind” when growing. What will be…..will be. There’s a closure in this too. Tomorrow will be Spring. And it WILL come. And I will be there to greet it and do what I can for my plants. And maybe even fellow humans. So, even though I don’t know what I’ll do with it all the excess cannabis…..It’s time to grow again. Yesterday, I spent 4 glorious hours in my basement resetting up my grow room. Only to wake up super early and work another couple hours finishing up the room. I feel like I have purpose again. I implore anyone that has never thought to grow weed to consider it. Now is the time. I’d be happy to help anyone in the community get started. It’s one of the only things you don’t need to leave the house to do. You can get everything online. It’s not just a hobby, it’s a life style. Just thought I’d share…. submitted by /u/homegrowncannabis [link] [comments]
Cannabis Canada: Some pot producers donating medical gear to help healthcare workers
by /u/erkinskees on March 29, 2020 at 4:48 pm
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Why Cannabis Tech Companies Should Work with Celebrities
by /u/tmwddavis on March 29, 2020 at 3:30 pm
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I was hoping someone could answer a question that I had. In text.
by /u/MrFreedomMcBaguette on March 29, 2020 at 3:20 pm
I don’t know if this is true, but one of my friends, while sharing a blunt said that weed with more THC than CBD is illegal in Illinois, is there any truth to this? I don’t see why this would be a law. submitted by /u/MrFreedomMcBaguette [link] [comments]
Does anyone get inexplicable feelings of dullness in the chest when smoking marijuana?
by /u/kripalalala on March 29, 2020 at 2:59 pm
I’m 35F and very fit. I have been doing Crossfit at least 4 days a week for the last 7 years. I’m also a lifelong vegetarian and make sure to get adequate protein, I eat very clean and take multiple vitamins. For some reason, in the last month or so, I would get a dull achy feeling in my chest when/after smoking that would persist for over a day. It’s hard to tell if it’s a lung, heart or even musculoskeletal in nature. I just recently had a normal physical, including normal labs. I’ve been going on 2-3 mile runs at a fast rate and no cardiac or breathing issues when I do that. I can even work out while I feel the dullness and it doesn’t get worse or limit me in anyway, its just a feeling. Although the pain was constant, it would subside during periods of not smoking. I now have not smoked at all for a week and the pain has completely disappeared. I can’t see a doctor about this because of covid, and I also don’t know that I want to tell my physician about the effects from marijuana use! Anyone else experience this? What can it be? I’m fine not smoking now anyway, I don’t want to make my lungs vulnerable during this time but just curious.. TLDR: I am healthy and active but experience a dull feeling in my chest during periods if marijuana use. Is this common? submitted by /u/kripalalala [link] [comments]
INDUSTRIAL CANNABIS (HEMP)
Coronavirus stimulus package covering hemp industry signed into law
by Kristen Nichols on March 27, 2020 at 8:28 pm
(This story has been updated with more details and reaction.) A new $2.2 trillion package designed to prevent the U.S. economy from collapsing has room for hemp businesses and farms. The relief package signed into law Friday allows legal hemp operators to seek loans and direct aid to help keep their businesses afloat. The measure Coronavirus stimulus package covering hemp industry signed into law is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
Texas hemp processor to open in Houston
by Laura Drotleff on March 27, 2020 at 7:09 pm
A hemp processor and extractor in Texas is working to establish operations in Houston. Bayou City Hemp Co., founded by Houston natives Ben Meggs and Jeromy Sherman, has applied for hemp processing licenses through the Texas Department of Agriculture. Additionally, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller appointed Sherman to serve on a state hemp advisory council. Texas hemp processor to open in Houston is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
Polish hemp subsidiary survives cuts by Green Organic Dutchman
by ivanm on March 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm
A Canadian cannabis company that is ratcheting back its marijuana business, The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD), apparently has no plans to slow hemp production. The news comes as TGOD suspended production at its processing facility in Quebec and is laying off staff. The Green Organic Dutchman has a European subsidiary, HemPoland, that sells CBD products, Polish hemp subsidiary survives cuts by Green Organic Dutchman is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
New Mexico hemp going in cannabis medicine exported to Israel
by Monica Raymunt on March 27, 2020 at 5:17 pm
A New Mexico medical marijuana company has begun exporting cannabis-based medicine to Israel. Ultra Health spokeswoman Marissa Novel said recently the company started exporting earlier this month through a partnership with Israeli pharmaceutical group Panaxai. The medicine was created using hemp grown in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Ultra Health is believed to be one of New Mexico hemp going in cannabis medicine exported to Israel is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
How to promote CBD products while complying with federal laws
by Kristen Nichols on March 27, 2020 at 10:59 am
CBD is currently the fastest-growing segment in the cannabis industry, with new companies jumping into the market almost daily and retailers from big-box chains to mom-and-pops eager to stock their shelves with the hot, in-demand products. How to promote CBD products while complying with federal laws is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
A Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Edibles
by Kim Nunley on March 27, 2020 at 8:57 pm
Marijuana edibles are cannabis-infused food products that offer delayed, yet extended effects. Offering a tasty alternative to smoking or vaporizing medical marijuana, marijuana edibles are food and beverage products that have been infused with cannabis. Consumers who enjoy marijuana edibles typically prefer the extended and more intense effects that they offer compared to other types of marijuana products. The post A Beginner’s Guide to Marijuana Edibles appeared first on Medical Marijuana, Inc..
CBD from Marijuana vs CBD Oil from Hemp
by Jeffrey Stamberger on March 25, 2020 at 8:28 pm
With so much misinformation on the internet about CBD oil, one of the most common questions we get from consumers is asking what the difference is between CBD from marijuana vs CBD oil from hemp. To the untrained eye, there may not appear to be any difference between CBD from marijuana vs CBD oil from The post CBD from Marijuana vs CBD Oil from Hemp appeared first on Medical Marijuana, Inc..
Cannabis and Coronavirus: Considerations and Tips on Safety
by E.I. Hillin on March 20, 2020 at 6:37 pm
Amid a pandemic, many cannabis users are relying on the potential health benefits from cannabis more than ever. What ways can consumers prioritize self-care while continuing to safely utilize marijuana? There is no denying that the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) is making an impact around the world. The suggested trends of social distancing, quarantining, or staying The post Cannabis and Coronavirus: Considerations and Tips on Safety appeared first on Medical Marijuana, Inc..
Dixie Botanicals® Launches New Strawberry and Tangerine Flavor Options in Popular CBD Oil Tinctures
by Kim Nunley on March 18, 2020 at 6:28 pm
Medical Marijuana, Inc. brand Dixie Botanicals® adds two new flavors to their highly-popular Dew Drops CBD Oil Tinctures line, giving consumers more choices than before. Dixie Botanicals® has added two delicious new flavors — strawberry and tangerine — to its line of Dew Drops CBD Oil Tinctures, joining the brand’s already-released vanilla and peppermint options. The post Dixie Botanicals® Launches New Strawberry and Tangerine Flavor Options in Popular CBD Oil Tinctures appeared first on Medical Marijuana, Inc..
Your Health is Our Top Priority: A COVID-19 Update from Medical Marijuana, Inc.
by Kim Nunley on March 16, 2020 at 11:07 pm
As we prioritize health and wellness, all of your favorite CBD products are still available to order online and have delivered to your home or business. Our team is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this unprecedented event and appreciate the healthcare The post Your Health is Our Top Priority: A COVID-19 Update from Medical Marijuana, Inc. appeared first on Medical Marijuana, Inc..
NFL Cannabis Policy Will Change Under New CBA
by Lane Trachy on March 20, 2020 at 10:11 pm
The new collective bargaining agreement will drastically reshape NFL cannabis policy for the foreseeable future, making players less likely to be punished. The post NFL Cannabis Policy Will Change Under New CBA appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411.
California Cannabis Tax Revenue Reaches $1 Billion In Last Two Years
by Lane Trachy on March 13, 2020 at 10:38 pm
California revealed that cannabis tax revenue has totaled more than $1 billion dollars in the state since January of 2018. The post California Cannabis Tax Revenue Reaches $1 Billion In Last Two Years appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411.
First Utah Medical Cannabis Dispensary Now Open
by Lane Trachy on March 3, 2020 at 11:05 pm
The first Utah medical cannabis dispensary will open on Monday, March 2nd, 2020. It is a major step forward for the state’s new legal cannabis program. The post First Utah Medical Cannabis Dispensary Now Open appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411.
Senior Cannabis Use Nearly Doubles, Study Finds
by Lane Trachy on February 27, 2020 at 11:22 pm
A recently released study reports that cannabis use among those aged 65 and older nearly doubled from 2.4% to 4.2% between 2015 and 2018. The post Senior Cannabis Use Nearly Doubles, Study Finds appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411.
66,000 Cannabis Convictions To Be Dismissed in Los Angeles County
by Lane Trachy on February 19, 2020 at 8:05 pm
In an effort to rectify some of the evils of the past, Los Angeles County will soon dismiss nearly 66,000 cannabis convictions. The post 66,000 Cannabis Convictions To Be Dismissed in Los Angeles County appeared first on Medical Marijuana 411.