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PA Green Rush deadline nears, applications flood in

As the state of Pennsylvania began accepting cannabiz applications this month, many are hoping the opening of a regulated state medical marijuana program will...

Sessions assails marihuana for “Life-Wrecking Dependency,” and other unspecified harms

Appearing at a Richmond, VA law enforcement conference on March 15, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made new pronouncements on cannabis and again blasted the...

Montanans welcome back medical marijuana by tacking on new taxes

The saga of Montana’s much bedeviled medical marijuana program took yet another turn this week when news came that Great Falls Democrat Tom Jacobson’s...

“Oops!” California dispensaries owe millions in taxes

As the state’s marijuana industry prepares for their pending heavily-regulated, seven billion-dollar market, the state’s...

Medbox, makers of cannabis vending machines, busted on bogus sales claims

Medbox, the marijuana vending machine company that once boasted they would become the “Wal-Mart of...

Colorado Credit Union Processes $2.5Mil Daily in MJ Accounts  

Running a multi-million-dollar firm without checking, payroll systems and independent accounting has been the scourge...

Marijuana celebrities fire up their branding

Associating cannabis with celebrities is older than Cheech & Chong. Indeed, in a less 420-friendly...

Cannabiz, growing like a weed

Industry analysts are reviewing a new report out from New Frontier Data claiming that by...

OH Cann-abis! Canada Plans to Legalize by Next July

In a movement led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Cannabis could be completely legal in...

New NFF Group Plans to Add Millions to Bolster NCIA DC Push

Acknowledging the need for a more aggressive response to possible Justice Department action, and the need...

Federal cannabis convictions fall fifth year in a row

This week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s release of 2016 Federal Crime Statistics showed continuing good news...

Fifty-one bills and counting …

Hats off to Scott Liles, the courageous reporter from rural Baxter County, Arkansas (about 30...

Sessions assails marihuana for “Life-Wrecking Dependency,” and other unspecified harms

Appearing at a Richmond, VA law enforcement conference on March 15, Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

The cannabis testing industry, weed’s next billion-dollar baby

A new report is being made available that suggests cannabis testing is on its way...

Italians planting hemp to repair polluted soil

Italian farmers reclaiming land around a dioxin contaminated steel plant are the latest to use...

“Wrecked Weed,” Oregon recalls pesticide-tainted adult-use marijuana

The cannabiz press is abuzz after yet another tainted batch of marijuana turned up on...

Cannabiz News Briefs – March 25, 2017

As the third month of the year of cannabis draws to a close, activism, new...

“Oops!” California dispensaries owe millions in taxes

As the state’s marijuana industry prepares for their pending heavily-regulated, seven billion-dollar market, the state’s...

Survey says: Folks prefer marijuana over … most anything

Multiple news sources took notice this week of a new survey from the Cannabiz Consumer...

Study: “Fake weed” associated with health risk behaviors

“Spice,” “bath salts,” “K2,” “herbal incense,” “synthetic cannabinoids" (or "SCs") whatever you call them, any...

Aussies issue first cultivation license for new medical program

This week, at the same time the Australian state of South Australia reported its parliament...

Civil war won, Colombia goes to pot

For more than a half century, the South American country of Colombia produced some of...

Colorado study on breast milk and cannabis seeking participants

One of the thorniest topics in marijuana research is question of cannabis’ effects on pregnancy...

The cannabis testing industry, weed’s next billion-dollar baby

A new report is being made available that suggests cannabis testing is on its way...

OH Cann-abis! Canada Plans to Legalize by Next July

In a movement led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Cannabis could be completely legal in...

Italians planting hemp to repair polluted soil

Italian farmers reclaiming land around a dioxin contaminated steel plant are the latest to use...

New NFF Group Plans to Add Millions to Bolster NCIA DC Push

Acknowledging the need for a more aggressive response to possible Justice Department action, and the need...

“Wrecked Weed,” Oregon recalls pesticide-tainted adult-use marijuana

The cannabiz press is abuzz after yet another tainted batch of marijuana turned up on...