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How Cannabis Was Criminalized

And why legalizing pot is about more than making history A wave of anticipation and excitement swept the nation when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the recreational use of marijuana would be legalized. Who knew that a simple, annual, herbaceous plant would evoke such strong reactions? With legalization on Oct. 17th, 2018, Canada made […]

After Long Wait, East Coast’s First Legal Pot Shops Set to Open

New England Treatment Access, which operates an existing Northampton medical dispensary, is hoping for the distinction of being the first commercial cannabis store to open east of the Mississippi. (AP) NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation’s first […]

These Are The Next 4 States To Legalize Marijuana

Tuesday’s 2018 midterm elections was a big success for cannabis advocates. Michigan legalized recreational marijuana, and while North Dakota rejected a similar measure, both Missouri and Utah voted in favor of medical marijuana. So far, 10 states and Washington, DC, have legalized the full use of marijuana, and 33 states and Washington, DC, have legalized medical marijuana. […]

The Cannabis Producer Cronos Posts Strong Revenue Growth But A Bigger Loss

Cronos Group reported third-quarter results on Tuesday. The marijuana producer’s revenue grew 186% year-over-year. It lost $0.04 a share, down from $0.01 profits per share. Watch Cronos Group trade live here. The Canadian cannabis grower Cronos Group on Tuesday reported third-quarter results that saw its revenue grow but loss widen. Shares were down as much as 5% in early […]

Is The Stigma Of Cannabis Preventing More Seniors From Using It?

Seniors are among the fastest-growing population of new cannabis users. However, the stigma behind cannabis could be keeping some seniors from getting much-needed relief from chronic pain, as well as sleepless nights. Greg Saweikis is one senior finding relief through cannabis. Since he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 2017, he’s undergone rounds […]

Texas Lawmaker Files Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Possessing small amounts marijuana would no longer come with the threat of jail time if a Texas Democratic representative—and the state’s Republican Party—have their way. On Monday, the pre-filing period for the upcoming 2019 legislative session, which begins in January, kicked off, and one of the first bills put forward is a proposal to decriminalize […]

Cannabis Company Hopes To Replace Jobs Lost In Merritt Mill Closure

‘This could really change people’s lives in Merritt,’ says Emerald executive vice-president’  Arnold Meyer spent 40 years working at the Tolko Industries Ltd. mill in Merritt, B.C., but was laid off in 2016.The 62-year-old was one of about 200 employees who lost their jobs when the mill closed, crippling the economy of the small town in […]

Aurora Cannabis Sales Spike 260% after legalization in Canada

Aurora Cannabis (ACB) reported better-than-expected fiscal Q1 financial results Monday morning. This earnings report is the company’s first since Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana last month. The Canadian cannabis company saw C$29.7 million in revenue for Q1, which was up 260% year over year. “The commencement of adult consumer use sales in Canada […]

The 4 Most Anti-Marijuana States

Although it wasn’t the green sweep that cannabis enthusiasts were hoping for, the recently passed midterm elections turned in a second-best case scenario for the marijuana legalization movement in the United States. Entering Election Night, there were 30 states that had passed broad-based medical cannabis laws, nine of which also allowed adults to use recreational cannabis. Of […]

The World’s Largest Cannabis Dispensary Just Opened In Vegas

The world’s largest cannabis dispensary opened in Las Vegas. But it’s no ordinary dispensary — it’s also an entertainment complex where customers can do things like interactive laser graffiti. Opened Nov. 1, Planet 13 is the largest cannabis dispensary in the world according to the company, at 115,000 square feet. The 24-hour dispensary, which accounts for […]