Category Archives: industry

In Congress, a Changed House Finally Looks at Cannabis Banking

Six years after introducing the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a cannabis banking reform measure, co-author Denny Heck finally saw it enjoy its first committee hearing in Congress on Wednesday. The number of banks and credit unions willing to handle cannabis money is growing, but they still represent only a tiny fraction of […]

6 Simple Ways to Make Your Dispensary More Trans-Friendly

As a nonbinary trans person who uses gender-neutral pronouns, I face the world of cissexism and transphobia every day. I am almost always misgendered, or identified as the wrong gender, whether I’m walking down the street, buying groceries, or at the doctor’s office. When I do decide to correct strangers, I’m usually walking into a […]

Q&A: Stockhouse’s Cindy Broad on why U.S. pot businesses look to Canada for capital

As cannabis legalization continues to flourish in North America, several U.S. marijuana companies are turning to Canada’s stock markets in order to build capital. Major cannabis companies such as Flow Kana, MedMen and Wagner Dimas have decided to avoid legal roadblocks in the U.S. by offering shares through Canadian exchanges and generating millions in financing. […]

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 […]

Characteristics of a Reputable Cannabis Dispensary

Brick-and-mortar dispensaries have evolved considerably since the early days of Dutch coffeeshops and private patient collectives in California. Nowadays, storefronts exist across many cities in North America and abroad, taking the cannabis retail experience to the mainstream consumer. When you first step through the door of a dispensary, you should have a good idea of […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Suing Snoop’s Cannabis Brand Over Logo

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a pretty good NHL team, but they are picking a fight with an opponent they might find tougher than the Philadelphia Flyers? The Toronto hockey team has reportedly filed a motion against multi-talented entertainer Snoop Dogg for copyright infringement. Snoop has collaborated with Canadian cannabis giant Canopy Growth to develop and market […]

Cannabis Events in Canada for February 2019

There’s lots to love about February if you love cannabis. We’ve rounded up educational workshops, cooking classes, infused dinners, and more cannabis-centric events happening across Canada this month. Are you hosting a cannabis event in Canada? Email [email protected] to share your event with the Leafly community. British Columbia When: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, 7 p.m. to […]

Newfoundland Cannabis Store Closes Amidst Supply Shortages

As of January 31, Newfoundland and Labrador will go from having six independent cannabis retailers to having five, as one of the original licensed retailers closes its doors. Tina Greening, the business manager of Puff Puff Pass Head Shop in Clarenville, says the decision to close less than four months after nationwide cannabis legalization came […]

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 […]