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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 to becoming a major player in the coming cannabis economy. The report, created by MarketsandMarkets.com claims the testing industry...

Italians planting hemp to repair polluted soil

Italian farmers reclaiming land around a dioxin contaminated steel plant are the latest to use hemp to cure the land itself. The technique is called “phytoremediation.” It means using plants to remove contaminants, like heavy...

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

The cannabiz press is abuzz after yet another tainted batch of marijuana turned up on dispensary shelves, this time in Oregon, prompting another cannabis recall. Monday, March 20th, Eric Mortenson of Oregon’s Capitol Press broke...

Cannabiz News Briefs – March 25, 2017

As the third month of the year of cannabis draws to a close, activism, new laws and legislation, and groundbreaking research are just an everyday thing. From the Denver News Desk -- Scott Gottlieb, a conservative...

“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 Board of Equalization announced its quarterly list of state top 500 tax cheats. This round the list includes 13...

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 be the next bonanza that bolsters the state’s sagging economy....

“Prince & Princess of Pot” in & out of jail once more

Few cannabis activists have caught as much attention, or been to jail as many times, as the unflappable Canadians, Marc and Jodie Emery, famed owners of Cannabis Culture, a Canadian chain of dispensaries and...

Canadian MMJ patients v. Organigram in class action lawsuit

In the latest revelation from the continuing story of the implosion of Organigram, a New Brunswick-based medical marijuana producer, Canadian law firm, Wagners Law, has filed a class action lawsuit against the company for...

Oregon’s top cannabiz regulator quits government to enter the market

Following a banner year in which the Oregon marijuana market raked in over $300 million in sales, Oregon’s chief cannabis administrator announced he is resigning to enter the market himself. On March 6, Rob...

California energy company offers marijuana growers ‘agricultural rates’

In response to California Public Utilities Commission’s recent meeting with leading cannabis growers to discuss the state’s upcoming recreational market, the Pacific Gas & Electric Company announced they are prepared to offer agricultural rates...

Cannabiz News Report Card – March 9, 2017

  Medical Marijuana Patient Access Updated 3/6/2017 ALSK ARIZ CALF COLO HAWI MAINE MASS MICH NEV NMEX OREG RHOD VRMT WASH Access Grade** B+ A- B- B B+ B D+ C+ A- B- B B- B C- MMJ Rank (patient count) 20 3 1 4 10 9 7 2 8 12 6 11 16 5 Mature Plants Allowed 6 12 6 6 7 6 None 12 12 16 6 12 2 6 Immature allowed  3  12  3  12  18  7 ** Consumer Access Grade based on MMJ support, consumer pricing, selection and regulatory philosophy. Bold States have recreational marijuana programs.

A new gold standard for cannabis?

The world’s largest and oldest international standards organization, ASTM, announced their intention to create product, safety, and operating standards for the cannabis industry ASAP. Founded in 1898, the organization now establishes the official workplace...