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on August 8, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Why I traded in my wine for weed

I stopped smoking marijuana years ago. But with pot being pitched as the answer to everything from stress to sleeplessness, I decided to find out if cannabis is the fastest route to wellness. Introducing the new world of weed. by Carley Fortune, Chatelaine I’ve never really liked smoking pot. More to the point, I’ve never really liked the way pot makes me feel: foggy and sleepy and clumsy. Once, while stoned, I attempted to make a peppermint tea and ended up pouring a kettle of boiling water onto my hand. I was in my early twenties at the time,...

I stopped smoking marijuana years ago. But with pot being pitched as the answer to everything from stress to sleeplessness, I decided to find out if cannabis is the fastest route to wellness. Introducing the new world of weed....

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on August 8, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Ohio Is Having Trouble Finding Producers for Cannabis Edibles Market

By Mike Adams, Forbes It appears Ohio is having some difficulty scrounging up enough reputable cannabis companies to produce a variety of pot products for the state’s medical marijuana program. The Ohio Department of Commerce recently issued its first round of processor licenses, approving only 7 out of 104 applicants. The state says the majority of the businesses interested in producing marijuana–infused oils and treats did not meet the minimum requirements. So now, it’s back to drawing board. This means there are still several opportunities for stand-up cannabis operations to get in on the ground floor of the Buckeye...

By Mike Adams, Forbes It appears Ohio is having some difficulty scrounging up enough reputable cannabis companies to produce a variety of pot products for the state’s medical marijuana program. The Ohio Department of Commerce recently issued its first...

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on August 8, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Wrigley Billionaire Moves From Chewing Gum to Medical Marijuana

By Craig Giammona The scion of a family that made a fortune in chewing gum is moving into pot. William Wrigley Jr. II, who helped orchestrate the sale of his family’s business to Mars Inc. in 2008, led a $65 million investment round for Surterra Wellness, a medical cannabis startup in Georgia with licenses to operate in Florida and Texas. The funding brings the total raised so far to $100 million, according to Surterra. Wrigley, 54, who left the gum and candy business after the sale, backs companies through a personal investment arm based in West Palm Beach, Florida....

By Craig Giammona The scion of a family that made a fortune in chewing gum is moving into pot. William Wrigley Jr. II, who helped orchestrate the sale of his family’s business to Mars Inc. in 2008, led a...

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on August 8, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Cannabis use can no longer be punished in Georgia, court rules

Submitted by Marijuana News Georgia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that all punishments for cannabis consumption, including fines, be immediately abolished. The court’s ruling – which took place on July 30 – was effective immediately, meaning it is now the law. The only exception to this, according to the Court, is if the cannabis consumption is perceived to cause direct harm to a third party. The Court stated that cannabis use could still be punished if “it is conducted in [educational] institutions, in some public places, for example in public transport, [or] in the presence of juveniles”. Story Continues Below It remains...

Submitted by Marijuana News Georgia’s Constitutional Court has ruled that all punishments for cannabis consumption, including fines, be immediately abolished. The court’s ruling – which took place on July 30 – was effective immediately, meaning it is now the...

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on August 8, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Higher education: New LA College class to study marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News Professor Ike Levine’s new class at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College this fall — “Marijuana — Hemp, Hype, Hope and High” — will be purely academic. Mostly. “It’s not going to be a primer for people on how to grow pot. It’s not all about that,” Levine said. “It’s a little bit about that.” And don’t expect any show-and-tell. Mostly. “You can’t do medical (marijuana) or any marijuana research unless you have a special license from the feds,” Levine said. “Being that I don’t have that special license and not wanting to risk...

Submitted by Marijuana News Professor Ike Levine’s new class at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College this fall — “Marijuana — Hemp, Hype, Hope and High” — will be purely academic. Mostly. “It’s not going to be a...

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on August 8, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

California taxes keeping cannabis consumers in the black market

Submitted by Marijuana News Despite the overwhelming majority of Californians being happy with the legal cannabis market, there is still a significant percentage of residents who buy marijuana illegally, due in large part to high taxes on the substance. A new report from Eaze Insights shows that 84 percent of Californians are “satisfied” with the legal marijuana market, but approximately 20 percent have purchased illegal or illicit marijuana in the past three months. Concerning to regulators and the state’s finances is that 84 percent of that segment of the population is “highly likely to repeat that behavior in the future due...

Submitted by Marijuana News Despite the overwhelming majority of Californians being happy with the legal cannabis market, there is still a significant percentage of residents who buy marijuana illegally, due in large part to high taxes on the substance....

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on August 8, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

7 Best States to Grow Marijuana In

Submitted by Marijuana News While many of us are content to just visit a dispensary to purchase marijuana, some people like to get their hands dirty (literally) and grow their own cannabis, writes Joseph Misulonas. And while that can be quite the endeavor, there are things you can do to make it easier on yourself. For instance, you can pick a good place to live. Here are the seven best state to grow marijuana, based on both climate and legality: 1. California Story Continues Below California already produces the most marijuana in the United States, so it’s no surprise it’s...

Submitted by Marijuana News While many of us are content to just visit a dispensary to purchase marijuana, some people like to get their hands dirty (literally) and grow their own cannabis, writes Joseph Misulonas. And while that can be...

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on July 31, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

California’s exploding market for hemp CBD products rocked by sporadic crackdowns

Submitted by Marijuana News The pink menus at Coffee Dose, a Costa Mesa coffee shop, list lattes infused with trendy ingredients such as tumeric powder and grass-fed butter. The menus also have several ingredients carefully hidden by lines of Wite-Out. But look closely enough and you can make out two words: “CBD oil.” Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is one of more than 100 compounds found in cannabis. The chemical doesn’t make consumers high, but international demand for CBD is growing as word spreads about its potential medical benefits, including claims that CBD can ease seizures, calm anxiety and reduce...

Submitted by Marijuana News The pink menus at Coffee Dose, a Costa Mesa coffee shop, list lattes infused with trendy ingredients such as tumeric powder and grass-fed butter. The menus also have several ingredients carefully hidden by lines of...

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on July 31, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

New York moves closer to legalizing adult-use, game changer for cannabis industry

Submitted by Marijuana News CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announces publication of an article covering recent progress toward the legalization of adult-use cannabis in New York state, and MedMen Enterprise Inc.’s (CSE: MMEN) (OTCQB: MMNFF) advantageous early mover position in the market. New York is about to be surrounded by legal weed. Medical marijuana has been legal in the Northeast and Canada for some time now, but Massachusetts and Vermont have now legalized adult use, and momentum is building in New Jersey as Gov. Phil...

Submitted by Marijuana News CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announces publication of an article covering recent progress toward the legalization of adult-use cannabis in New...

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on July 25, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Beer infused with marijuana will be available in Vegas by mid-August

Submitted by Marijuana News It is an industry that is expected to make tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue to the state of Nevada. Now, recreational marijuana customers might have another reason to visit their favorite dispensary. It’s taken the company about 18 months to develop this idea and create a safe product. Their tank farm is located near McCarran Airport and inside the warehouse, employees are cranking out a first-of-its-kind product. Kevin Love, the company’s founder, says it is a craft beer whose time has come. Non-alcoholic and cannabis-infused, the beer is called “two roots,” and...

Submitted by Marijuana News It is an industry that is expected to make tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue to the state of Nevada. Now, recreational marijuana customers might have another reason to visit their favorite dispensary....

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