May 2016

Canada’s Tilray, which applied unsuccessfully for a license in New York, has a license to export to Australia As if the challenges of running a cannabis cultivation business aren’t great enough, some in the industry expect that domestic growers could soon see international competition. While cannabis remains illegal in the United States but legal under […]

Silas Hurd’s “golden ticket” was losing its luster. The Medi-Haze B provided by Grass Roots Solutions, the Nevada County medical marijuana collective rallying to help the boy, wasn’t having the same effect. His seizures returned in late 2015 following a four-month respite that had brought his parents so much hope. But Nicole and Forrest Hurd […]

Wiz Khalifa is taking his weed business to a new high. The Pittsburgh rapper announced his new partnership with Colorado-based company RiverRock Cannabis (Feb. 5) for an exclusive cannabis line. The pro-green MC — who renewed his deal with RAW Rolling Papers — will roll out regulated, Khalifa-curated strains, infused products and concentrates starting April 20 (a.k.a. 4/20). Wiz […]

CannaKorp will sell a $149 vaporization device later this year that is based on technology very similar to Keurig’s K-cup.  The single-use pod and vaporizer system  includes the vaporizer device, CannaCloud, single-use, dose-controlled pods containing pre-ground, lab tested cannabis called CannaCups, and an automated processing and filling machine, the CannaMatic. Michael Bourque invented the device because he […]

Turnkey dispensary operator and cultivator Ultra Health, based in Arizona with extensive operations in New Mexico and expanding to Nevada, has turned to an Israeli company, Panaxia, to make its medical cannabis products more medical. Panaxia will build a factory in New Mexico and has received a $250K purchase commitment from Ultra Health for products that include […]

Entrepreneurs are harnessing two big trends: Cannabis legalization and the sharing economy.  Similar to Airbnb,  travelTHC and Bud and Breakfast are helping connect homeowners with travelers looking to enjoy cannabis while visiting states where it is legal.  Both of these services have a big base in Colorado, but travelTHC is adding Oregon and Alaska and already […]

Aurora Cannabis Exceeds 3,000 Active Registered Patients in Five Months Production, Inventory and Customer Care Meeting Rising Demand VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – May 30, 2016) – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (cse:ACB)(frankfurt:21P)(wkn:A1C4WM)(otcqb:ACBFF) (“Aurora” or the “Company”), announced that the Company has exceeded 3,000 active registered patients over the first five months since commencement of product sales on […]

(Photo credit: Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol) Arizona billboards encourage young people to educate parents about marijuana. The group pushing to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Arizona has launched a family-oriented billboard campaign ahead of Mother’s Day. The “Talk It Up” billboards encourage young people to discuss marijuana with parents and older relatives […]

Image Credit: Flickr / Nickel Bag of Funk Smoking Master Kush is like having a Balinese massage. The stresses and strains of the day fade away and you become content and relaxed. The one hit I just had has left me chilled, but not locked in my comfy chair. I’m shooting off emails, writing multiple […]

DENVER and SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Following its recent expansion announcements within the states of Oregon and Arizona, Dixie Brands, Inc. (Dixie), a leader in emerging cannabinoid extraction and wellness platforms, has signed a landmark agreement with Australia’s Cann Group Limited (CANN Group) to bring a full line of Dixie-branded CBD […]

Wiz Khalifa is taking his weed business to a new high. The Pittsburgh rapper announced his new partnership with Colorado-based company RiverRock Cannabis (Feb. 5) for an exclusive cannabis line. The pro-green MC — who renewed his deal with RAW Rolling Papers — will roll out regulated, Khalifa-curated strains, infused products and concentrates starting April 20 (a.k.a. 4/20). Wiz […]

(Photo credit: The 420 Games/Facebook) Puff, puff and bench press: Pot-friendly gym targets cannabis fitness enthusiasts. Cannabis-loving exercise enthusiasts in the San Francisco area are in luck. A new gym plans to let members get high on-site while they exercise. Power Plant Fitness, which claims to be the world’s first cannabis-friendly gym, is in the […]

Responding to workload concerns of its staff, the Humboldt County Planning and Building Department is set to create specialized division to deal with all things relating to the county’s commercial medical marijuana program. Interim department Director Rob Wall announced on Friday that the new Cannabis Services Division will include five staff members that will be […]

PREVIOUSLY: Too Much Weed! Cannabis Permit Applications Making Planning Staff Sick and Must Be Paused, Management Says ### Earlier in the week, we told you about how the Humboldt County Community Development Services Department and its planning staff were wigging out a little bit over the rising tide of weed-related work flooding into the office […]