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How Might a More Conservative Supreme Court Impact the Cannabis Industry’s Progress?

Although nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s resume doesn’t include cannabis decisions, his potential confirmation will sway the Supreme Court into dubious territory for the industry. President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, leaving the cannabis industry wondering how he may impact federal marijuana policy—if at all—should he be approved by Congress. “I am unaware […]
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Governor Cuomo Releases Report Recommending New York State Legalize Marijuana

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health released an impact assessment of marijuana legalization. The report concludes that the benefits of taxing and regulating marijuana far outweighs any potential negative consequences. The study was commissioned by Governor Cuomo and announced in his address on the executive budget proposal. Below is a statement from Chris Alexander, Policy […]

The 3 Biggest Problems With Marijuana’s Schedule I Classification

Although 30 states have legalized cannabis in some capacity, the federal scheduling of pot is a major headache for businesses and medical patients. Practically everywhere you look, legal cannabis is expanding at a breakneck pace. For instance, Canada passed the Cannabis Act (officially bill C-45) on June 19, setting up Oct. 17 to be the first day […]
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Dispensaries vs. Coffee Shops: What Can We Learn From The Dutch?

The Dutch coffee shop model is similar to the dispensaries seen across the United States with a few key differences. With the recent wave of legalization use sweeping across North America, the US and Canadian entrepreneurs should find it in their best interest to turn their heads towards the Atlantic to have a look at […]
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New York Doctors Can Now Recommend Medical Marijuana as a Replacement for Opioids

The New York Department of Health has amended the state’s medical marijuana program to include opioid prescription replacement and painkiller abuse as qualifying conditions to access legal weed. In an effort to combat the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic and provide citizens with non-addictive tools to fight chronic pain, the New York Department Of Health has amended […]
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This Music Festival Is Offering Major Discounts For People Who Buy Local Weed

Northern Nights, a very cannabis-friendly music festival in northern California, just announced a rather novel discount. Attendees who buy over $100 worth of pot at one of 15 California dispensaries will get a two-for-one ticket deal, representing over $200 in savings, reports Amplify. The festival, which takes place firmly within the famed Emerald Triangle, is […]
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Pass me the Pink Panther, Yo: The DEA Just Updated Its List of Weed Slang

It’s meant as a resource for law enforcement, but it’s so hopelessly out of touch that it’s only serving people who want a good laugh. Hoo boy. The DEA just released its yearly update to the official list of “Drug Slang Code Words,” an essential resource for intrepid officers of the law looking to root […]
Israel Prepares to Decriminalize Cannabis
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Israel Prepares to Decriminalize Cannabis

A bill which would punish minor marijuana offenses with fines rather than criminal charges is set for a vote before the country’s full legislature this week. Israel, which currently boasts one of the world’s most pioneering medical cannabis programs, seems likely to relax some of its laws against recreational marijuana this week. Back in March, the […]
NY makes it easier to swap prescription opioids for medical marijuana
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NY makes it easier to swap prescription opioids for medical marijuana

N.Y. — New York is making it easier for patients who use prescription opioids to replace those painkillers with medical marijuana. The state Health Department said it has filed emergency regulations that make any condition for which opioids are prescribed a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. While chronic pain is considered a qualifying condition for […]
Behold the DEA’s Massive List of Marijuana Nicknames
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Behold the DEA’s Massive List of Marijuana Nicknames

Say man, you got any lime pillows? Some dinkie dow? A little tiggity? U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions hasn’t exactly taken a progressive stance on marijuana since taking office. Not only did the former senator from Alabama rescind an Obama-era policy aimed at curbing sentences for non-violent drug offenses, his understanding of marijuana is trapped squarely in […]