SAN DIEGO — It’s legal for Californians to smoke marijuana now, but how soon after lighting up is it safe to drive? University of California, San Diego researchers are trying to figure that out to help both users and law enforcement. UCSD’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR) teamed up with the California Highway Patrol for the study, which…..
The Colorado cannabis industry’s effort to corner the wellness market is expanding with the April debut of a cannabis health fair in Denver. RiNo Cares: Cannabis Health and Wellness Fair is coming to Cultivated Synergy event center at 2901 Walnut Street on April 15, 2018. The free event restricted to those 21 and older will offer health screenings, medical marijuana…..
Major alcohol companies will likely see sales squeezed by legal cannabis in the coming years, according to Wall Street research firm CFRA Research. “Due to shared usage occasions, we view the legalization of cannabis as a threat to alcohol industry consumption growth,” CFRA analyst Joe Agnese, who covers the food and beverage and tobacco industries,…..
The City of Arvin wanted to get feedback from the cannabis industry regarding its ordinance allowing commercial cultivation and they certainly got it. Members of the industry packed City Hall for a workshop on Wednesday in which city staff provided information on the requirements the city has drafted to govern the cultivation of marijuana in…..
Looks like the right to use marijuana outside of a private home legally is not going to become a reality anytime soon in Massachusetts. However, legal sale of adult-use marijuana remains on schedule to start July 1, although rules governing the industry are still being drafted. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission voted in late February…..
A key ingredient in cannabis may help to curb the frequency of epileptic seizures, say researchers. The UK and Australian study, published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, comes as a former Conservative Home Office minister lent his support to a campaign to allow a 6-year-old boy to be given the drug to treat…..
On Saturday at a Studio City event center, wedding vendor Doreen Sullivan cheerfully greeted brides-to-be as they stopped by her booth to peruse the chic, one-of-a-kind vintage vases she sells under the moniker My Bud Vase. With the right floral accompaniment, the delicate vessels—which come in colors from understated pastel pink to bold iridescent purple—make ideal…..
When Shanel Lindsay graduated from Northeastern University law school in 2007, she never imagined she would draw on her J.D. as an advocate in the world of legalized marijuana. But her degree has proven powerful: she has emerged as one of the leading voices for social justice in the space, especially in Massachusetts, where she…..
Dude, where’s my weed? It was only a matter of time before blockchain and cannabis — two of the latest Wall Street trends shaking up the old finance guard — would join forces, the Post reports. It’s a “marriage made in heaven,” André van Regenmortel, chief marketing officer of düber Technologies, a creator of technology…..
“The city of Berkeley does not support cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration in its efforts to undermine state and local marijuana laws,” the measure says. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin said the move was a response to “threats by Atty. Gen. [Jeff] Sessions regarding a misguided crackdown on our democratic decision to legalize recreational cannabis.”…..
Virginia inched closer to greatly expanding medical marijuana use this week after legislation passed the Senate with unanimous support – three days after its companion bill was likewise approved by the House of Delegates. SB 726, which passed 38-0 on Monday, would let doctors issue certifications for patients to use cannabis oil to treat the…..
From goat yoga to laughing yoga, there seems to be a type of yoga for everyone’s tastes. Now, some yogis are adding pot to their practice. In San Francisco, new students are flocking to Dee Dussault’s ganja yoga classes, where yogis can mix their passion for downward dog with a taste for marijuana now that recreational pot…..
The city of San Francisco announced this week that it would wipe out or reduce the sentencings for all cannabis-related crime convictions, misdemeanors, and felonies, dating back to 1975. This means thousands of people who are serving time or who have served time will have their cases reviewed, and will have their paths cleared to…..
If you’re curious about tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), a minor cannabinoid gaining lots of attention for its various effects and potential medical value, you’re no doubt wondering which cannabis strains have high levels of THCV. This particular cannabinoid is most prominent in strains native to Asia and Africa, but with the increasing interest in the compound, more strains are…..
In 25 years of growing organic veggies, I’ve never met a plant quite like cannabis. It responds to pruning the same way basil or broccoli does — by sending out multiple shoots that eventually flower. It thrives in nutrient-rich soil with the right amounts of light and water. And it’s susceptible to the usual insects and…..
California’s headlong race to write its rules for the legal cannabis marketplace before Jan. 1, when recreational business can commence, took a leap Thursday with the release of a comprehensive set of temporary regulations for the emerging industry. The long-awaited guidelines cover everything from dosage amounts of psychoactive THC in marijuana products to facility inspections…..
At long last, Maryland’s first legal marijuana crop is growing. With 19 companies cleared to grow, process and sell the plant, the seeds of the medical marijuana program have literally been planted, four years after the state legalized cannabis for medical use. In coming months, plants will flower in heavily secured facilities, and be harvested…..
Anyone who’s ever been to California knows how prevalent marijuana is. It seems like nearly every block has a dispensary or a doctor advertising marijuana prescriptions. But is it really so simple to acquire marijuana in California? Comedian Ross Everett decided to put California’s marijuana laws to the test. He went to a doctor’s…..
California is about to open its first legal cannabis shops and it’s posing a huge problem for local pot farms
Growing marijuana has run in June’s family for three generations, a stretch that has seen universal prohibition give way to accelerating legalisation. For well over a decade, June – who asked her real name not be used – and her husband have been among the thousands of Californians who cultivate pot in a state where…..
The owner of a marijuana store in Maine is encouraging residents to help clean up their city by offering a reward — free pot. Dennis Meehan, who owns the Summit Medical Marijuana store in Gardiner with his wife, said a July 17 post offering free marijuana to anyone over 21 who participates in a community cleanup project…..
The way Scott Eccleston looks at it, if a person can grow a tomato, he or she can grow marijuana. “There’s a reason they call it ‘weed,’” Eccelston, the owner of Maine Seedlings and Clones in Biddeford, said. “Treat it like any other plant in your garden and it will grow.” Last November voters approved a referendum…..