Medical Marijuana News

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November 25, 2019

The Winners of the Cannabis Cup Colorado 2019

We had a great time in Denver and are thrilled to share a list of the winners of the Cannabis Cup Colorado 2019! Indico – Mandarin Sunset Indica Flower 1st Place: Indico – Mandarin Sunset2nd Place: High Level Health – Wedding Cake 3rd Place: Dank by Pank – Blackberry Meringue […]
November 22, 2019

First Year of Adult-Use Cannabis Sales in Massachusetts Reached Nearly $400 Million

After a year of legal cannabis, Massachusetts is taking stock. Numbers released by the state’s Department of Revenue and its Cannabis Control Commission summed up the first phase of the regulated cannabis industry, announcing that the state’s 33 dispensaries had raked in a total of nearly $400 million in sales, […]
November 22, 2019

California Officials Will Raise Cannabis Cultivation Taxes On New Year’s Day

California regulators announced on Thursday that taxes paid by the state’s licensed cannabis business will increase on New Year’s Day, despite calls to ease the burden on an industry struggling to compete with a thriving illicit market. In a special notice from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, […]
November 22, 2019

Federal Health Agency to Prohibit Funds Going to Treating Addiction With Cannabis

The federal government is prepared to help fund states’ efforts to combat opioid addiction—but medical marijuana won’t be a part of it. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, said that it is barring money from several grant […]
November 21, 2019

Attorney General of Virginia Mark Herring Invites Lawmakers to Cannabis Summit

Now that Democrats have won control of both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly, cannabis is back in the conversation. Democrat lawmakers have already formed the Virginia Cannabis Caucus and some have already announced plans to file legalization proposals in the legislative session that begins in January. But Democrats face […]
November 21, 2019

Massachusetts Lawmakers Ban Flavored Tobacco and Vaping Products

After months of grappling with how best to address the health costs of vaping, Massachusetts lawmakers have opted to ban the sweet (and minty) stuff. On Thursday, members of the state’s House of Representatives voted to prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco and vape products. The vote was handed down […]
November 21, 2019

Not Many North Dakotans Are Applying To Have Their Cannabis Offenses Pardoned

A new North Dakota program to expunge the records of low-level cannabis offenders has seen few takers so far, leading state officials wondering how to better get the word out. Under the program, offenders with convictions for minor marijuana crimes can receive a pardon and have their records cleared if […]
November 21, 2019

New Mexico Could Expand Medical Marijuana Program To Include Dogs

Pot for pooches? It could happen in New Mexico, where activists are lobbying to expand the state’s medical marijuana program to cover ailing dogs.  The Associated Press is reporting that the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board will take up a pair of petitions at its meeting next month to […]
November 21, 2019

Robert Crumb’s Stoner Art Worth up to a Quarter Million Dollars Goes to Auction

Robert Crumb’s original “Stoned Agin!” artwork is going up for bid for the first time ever in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction Nov. 21-24 in Dallas, Texas. Crumb’s groundbreaking release of the first issue of Zap Comix in 1967, predating the premiere issue of High Times, included illustrated instructions informing readers how […]
November 21, 2019

The First Class of Winners of the Clio Cannabis Awards

Last night was a historic moment. In its 60th year of existence, the Clio Awards recognized a new category: cannabis. The Clios were established in 1959 as a way to honor and celebrate the creative and artistic prowess of the advertising and marketing industries. Since its first year, the Clio […]
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