Category Archives: adult-use cannabis

5 Must-See Cannabis Business Talks in San Francisco This Friday

California is the world’s biggest, most influential cannabis market, and the adult-use industry is just gathering momentum. The ink is barely dry on the state’s final regulations, and the next 12 to 18 months could pick the winners and losers for a generation. If you want to be part of that action, or understand what’s […]

Minnesota Proposal Would Legalize Cannabis Sales in 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota lawmakers have proposed legislation that would legalize adult-use cannabis, hoping to start what they acknowledge will be a long and contentious discussion. Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka says he doesn’t think the legislation will pass this year. Edina Democrat Melissa Franzen introduced the measures in the House, and […]

Massachusetts Sees $24M in Legal Cannabis Sales in First 2 months

BOSTON (AP) — Cannabis retailers in Massachusetts have racked up nearly $24 million in sales since the first stores opened two months ago. That’s according to the Cannabis Control Commission, the state’s marijuana regulatory agency. The first retail stores in Massachusetts — and anywhere on the U.S. East Coast — began operations Nov. 20 in […]

California Cannabis Labs Are Finding Toxic Metal in Vape Carts

Looks like it’s time to get the heavy metal out of vape carts. Yes, the toxic, heavy metal “lead” (chemical symbol Pb) is showing up in lab tests of recreational cannabis products in California. Specifically, those disposable, pen-sized e-cigarette devices dubbed “vaporizer cartridges” or “vape carts.” Vape carts are a surging, highly profitable new sector […]

Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Timeline Goes up in Smoke

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine marijuana lovers hoping to put the “bake” back in clambake this summer might be out of luck. State officials said Friday that Maine rescinded a Los Angeles consultant’s winning bid to help craft the rules about key issues such as sales and packaging of marijuana. Maine officials had hoped the […]

Opinion: California Legalization Is Lumbering to Life

California’s legal cannabis industry is lumbering to life. But you wouldn’t know it from the groans of the industry and its critics. That’s too bad. Because as we near the end of the first year of legal cannabis sales in California, you can look back on some major hurdles overcome. There’s criminal justice savings. There’s […]

Shopping List: Emerald Cup 2018 Picks for Beginners + Beyond

Now in its 15th year, the Emerald Cup is Northern California’s preeminent cannabis harvest competition, tradeshow and celebration. Complete with an all-star musical lineup and featuring an awards show appearance by weed legend Willie Nelson, this enormous gathering of farmers, extractors, breeders, retailers, artisans and connoisseurs is always the year’s most anticipated event for cannabis […]

California Cannabis Lab Director Caught Faking Pesticide Tests

As the California cannabis industry prepared for a rigorous, state-mandated testing regime that took effect on July 1, the laboratory director at Sequoia Analytical Labs in Sacramento allegedly went rogue. According to officials with Sequoia and California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), Sequoia’s lab director—unbeknownst to anyone else at the company—began falsifying reports for hundreds […]

How to Grow Cannabis (Legally) at Home in Michigan

Michigan voters, advocates, and ballot proposal writers worked hard to ensure that legalization would allow residents to grow their own bud. “It’s not legal if you can’t grow it!” was a common slogan among those who fought for the proposal’s creation and passage. Now that the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act is law, […]

Michigan Just Legalized Cannabis. Here’s What Happens Next

Michigan voters just passed Proposal 1, which legalizes the adult us of cannabis. Now what? Is Cannabis Legal as of Nov. 7? No. Technically, cannabis legalization (for adults 21 and older only) won’t take effect until approximately November 16th, once the results of the election have been certified by the Secretary of State. How Much […]