Category Archives: cannabis

Gang members sought for series of Bay Area marijuana shop robberies

(surveillance footage obtained by Oakland Police Department) Oakland law officials have arrested several members of an East Oakland gang connected to a series of legal cannabis dispensary robberies, reports the East Bay Times. According to police, the Oakland Police Department’s Ceasefire Unit on Thursday seized nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in a number of arrests […]

Congress passes farm bill to legalize hemp

The U.S. Congress on Wednesday gave final approval to a provision of the Farm Bill that removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances, according to an Associated Press report. The Farm Bill, which was introduced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier in 2018, allows hemp farmers to buy crop insurance, apply […]

Ex-NFL star Calvin Johnson’s bid for marijuana business denied over traffic tickets

(courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Former NFL superstar Calvin Johnson wants to join Michigan’s new legal marijuana industry, but his bid has been blocked over some old traffic violations. Johnson and his former Detroit Lions teammate Rob Sims’ application for prequalification for a marijuana dispensary, grow operation and marijuana processing facility was denied due to an old […]

Michigan’s new legal marijuana laws could boost home values, study finds

Photo by David Downs Certain Midwest property owners could benefit from Michigan’s new recreational marijuana laws, according to experts. A new study published by the CATO Institute foresees an improvement in Michigan’s real estate values following the state’s decision to legalize marijuana for adult use and possession, reports Forbes. “Potential explanations include, but are not […]

Marlboro maker reportedly interested in joining marijuana industry

(courtesy Wikimedia Commons) The world’s largest tobacco company is now planning to enter the legal cannabis market. The Altria Group Inc. — owners of Philip Morris USA, Nat Sherman, and several other cigarette companies — is in talks to purchase the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group, reports Reuters. The acquisition of Cronos would give Altria […]

Watch: Johnny Marr needs to smoke weed to enjoy baseball

(courtesy Flickr.com/davidjlee) A new interview with Johnny Marr is further evidence that marijuana can enhance just about any activity. In a new segment from Pitchfork‘s “Over/Under” video series, the former Smiths bandmate and current British guitar rock legend admitted that smoking pot allowed him to appreciate America’s favorite pastime, if only for a moment. “Baseball […]

Teen marijuana use not linked to bad behavior, study finds

Smoking weed is not the reason why some teenagers have a bad attitude, new research suggests. A study published this month in the medical journal Addiction found that teen marijuana use does not lead to problems regarding conduct and behavior. “Cannabis use in and of itself does not appear to lead to conduct problems or […]

Bud.com delivers Cyber Monday savings on legal cannabis [sponsored]

Experience relief and relaxation this Cyber Monday, as bud.com is offering a rare 15%-30% off cannabis goods delivered throughout the Bay Area. Normally a day for sales and promotions in online shops, Cyber Monday is now a day for scheduling quality cannabis delivery to your home. This sale on bud.com extends across an impressive range […]

Massachusetts set to begin recreational marijuana sales

Two years after legalizing recreational marijuana, Massachusetts will finally begin selling cannabis to the public on Tuesday. The state’s first two retail marijuana shops will be open for business Tuesday at 8 a.m., MassLive.com reports. Customers 21 years and older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis with a valid government-issued photo ID. Individuals are […]

European Union authorizes first U.S. marijuana company to operate in Malta

An American cannabis company will now enter the European market. Columbia Care LLC, one of America’s top medical marijuana companies, has become the first US cannabis firm licensed to operate in the European Union, reports Grizzle. The company recently established a base in Malta, where they will be able to import, expert, cultivate, process and […]