What Trump’s New AG Pick Could Mean for Cannabis

President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday that he plans to nominate William Barr, a Republican lawyer and former Justice Department official, to replace ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions. What would that mean for cannabis? Barr has already served once as US attorney general, from 1991 to 1993, during which he earned a reputation as a […]

Tobacco Powerhouse Altria Officially Invests $1.8 Billion in Cannabis Company Cronos

Tobacco powerhouse Altria has invested $1.8 billion in Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group, the companies announced in a press release on Friday. Under the terms of the deal Altria, the parent company of the Marlboro cigarette brand, will acquire a 45 percent ownership stake in Cronos. Shares in Cronos Group shot up more than 30 […]

Marijuana on your criminal record? Denver will help clear it, mayor says.

Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state’s old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of low-level cannabis crimes between 2001 and 2013. Those offenses — such as possessing the drug or paraphernalia — would not be illegal today, but they still haunt many […]

Cannabis-based compound may reduce seizures in children with epilepsy

Interest has been growing in the use of cannabinoids — the active chemicals in cannabis or marijuana — for the treatment of epilepsy in children. A recent Epilepsia analysis of relevant published studies indicates that this strategy looks promising. The analysis included four randomized controlled trials and 19 non-randomized studies, primarily involving cannabidiol, a particular […]

Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police

The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force executed three search warrants Nov. 30 on warehouses in the 1500 block of Taurus Court, where authorities found 856 live cannabis plants, according to a Tuesday afternoon release. The post Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police appeared first on The Cannabist.

Adult-use cannabis legal in MI as of today; commercial market not likely until 2020

Michigan on Thursday became the latest state to officially legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but it’s initially only for adult possession and use – not commercial sales. The start of what is expected to be billion-dollar-plus commercial industry is still more than a year away, but businesses are positioning themselves in anticipation. Matt Miner, […]

Michigan Journalists Pass Out Joints to Kick Off Legalization

Recreational marijuana officially became legal in Michigan today. And to celebrate the occasion, staffers from a Michigan newspaper gave away free joints to lucky passersby. City Pulse Gives Away Free Weed Today, members of the Lansing City Pulse gave away free joints. They stood outside Lansing City Hall, which is conveniently located across from the […]

5 Tips for Introducing Cannabis to Your Family Celebrations This Holiday Season

Merry Cannabismas, happy Chronikkuh, and a very special Bongzaa to you and yours! Now that cannabis is legal, the green Christmas jokes practically write themselves. But culture change is serious business, and winning your weed a permanent place next to the wine will take more than marching into the family holiday party with spliffs a’ […]