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The New Model for a Health-First Approach to Legalizing Weed

Canada’s marijuana legalization offers lessons for the rest of the world.<p>Recreational marijuana will no longer be a priority for Canada’s criminal-justice system. This week the Senate passed legislation that will make the country the second in the world to strictly regulate weed—but technically</i> …

Cannabis

‘We made some terrible mistakes’: What Canada can learn from Colorado’s cannabis legalization

On a blustery New Year’s Day four years ago, throngs of people in toques and jackets lined up in parking lots and on sidewalks across Colorado …

5 Things You Don't Know About Canada's Marijuana Industry

Canada's weed industry isn't as cut-and-dried as you think.<p>In just five days, marijuana history could be made. On Thursday, June 7, Canada's Senate …

5 Things I Learned Starting a Business in the Cannabis Industry

A unique industry requires a unique approach.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business isn’t for the faint of heart. There are constant highs and lows, and everything in between—sometimes all in a single day. For me, this roller coaster ride is an …

Business Strategy

What is CBD? The 'miracle' cannabis compound that doesn't get you high

The cannabis-derived chemical is non-psychoactive, and – while federally illegal – has been hailed as a cure for disease<p>In early May, a federal court declined to protect cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical produced by the cannabis plant, from federal law enforcement, despite widespread belief in its …

Cannabis

Joint effort: cannabis lobby heads to Washington to woo US lawmakers

Industry leaders descended on the capital this week amid hopes the country at large is slowly embracing legalization<p>More than 200 cannabis industry leaders descended upon Washington this week in the hopes of persuading the US Congress to embrace the growing movement for marijuana legalization.<p>The …

What Is CBD Oil And Why Are People So Into It? A Guide

Let’s break down the, um, highs — and the lows — of Cannabidiol.<p>That’s the promise of <b>CBD</b>, a cannabis compound that’s been found to alleviate pain and even clear common skin conditions. So just what does CBD promise? Does it actually work? And will it cause you to fail a drug test? Let’s break down …

Legalizing Hemp Brings Schumer And McConnell Together

There’s not much that the U.S. Senate’s top Republican and top Democrat agree on. But one of the few things that fosters bipartisan cooperation in Washington, D.C. these days is cannabis.<p>On Friday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that he’s signing on as a cosponsor of a hemp …

Cannabis

Inside New York’s hottest illegal weed speakeasy

High on a Greenpoint rooftop overlooking the East River, Nicole tipped back her third strawberry THC-infused cocktail and snatched a joint out of her …

Weed 101: How to Choose Marijuana

I’ve never been great at smoking weed. While some lucky smokers can come home, spark up a fatty and enjoy the benefits of ancient plant medicine, …

There’s Real Evidence That Legalizing Pot Can Reduce Drinking

Because the federal government has long starved financing for research into cannabis, there is much still to learn, but early results do seem to …

Cannabis

This FDA Decision Is Great News For CBD Lovers

Marijuana may still be illegal at the federal level, but cannabidiol (CBD), a compound in weed that doesn't <i>actually</i> get you high, is more popular …

Cannabis

Hemp Is the Multibillion-Dollar Cannabis Opportunity Few Have Heard About

If the move to make it legal succeeds, entire industries could be revolutionized.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, the U.S. is the world’s largest consumer of hemp products. But because of the federal prohibition imposed on cannabis and hemp, the U.S. is …

Cannabis

6 Cannabis Concentrates That Changed the Game

From history’s oldest cannabis concentrates to today’s high-tech extracts, learn about these innovative concentrate products that have changed the …

Cannabis

Biggest Cannabis Firm Privateer on Why The US is Losing Globally

Cannabis

7 Things You Probably Don't Know About Canada's Proposed Recreational Marijuana Tax

With adult-use legalization likely by this summer, the taxation of cannabis is expected to play an important role in the industry's success.<p>Marijuana …

Cannabis

2 Unknown but Intriguing Marijuana Stocks Worth Following

You may not have heard of these pot stocks before, but they could soon be turning heads.<p>The marijuana industry is budding before our eyes, and …

A hedge fund that focuses solely on marijuana is crushing it

When Sean Stiefel told his dad two years ago he was going to invest in an Uruguayan cannabis company after getting pitched on the deal by a broker, the reaction was laughter.<p>But that bet paid off in a big way. Stiefel, along with his partner John Kaden, invested in International Cannabis Corp — a …

Venture Capital

Products made with a component of marijuana that doesn't get you high are surging in popularity

I knew I'd arrived in California when a friend offered me an edible — for my dog.<p>The treat didn't contain THC, the component of marijuana that's responsible for getting you high. Instead, it was made with cannabidiol, or CBD, a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that may potentially be useful …

Cannabis

California Makes Marijuana a Wellness Industry

In a state heavily invested in optimizing personal experience, cannabis offers a new path to sublime good health.<p>By the time recreational marijuana usage became legal in California, on New Year’s Day, the government’s official permission seemed, for many Californians, like a belated, nearly …

Cannabis

San Francisco's first cannabis tour of 2018 is ready to roll

Emerald Farm Tours begins serving canna-tourists in the Bay Area. | Illustration by Todd Trumbull for The Chronicle<p>Cannabis tourism is beginning to …

Marijuana Mapped: the Price of Weed Across the U.S.

It’s relatively cheap in Seattle, and L.A. and San Francisco are pretty competitive, but it’s an entirely different story on the East Coast, …

‘Nobody got any sleep’: Aurora Cannabis lands CanniMed after marathon talks

After weeks of public enmity, six days of breakneck negotiations and an all-night push, Aurora Cannabis finally hammered out a deal to acquire …

Colorado sticking with METRC for marijuana seed to sale tracking

The state has relied on Farnwell's METRC seed to sale tracking tech since 2011

Cannabis

About That Joint: Marijuana Start-Ups Pass

The streets of San Francisco have always smelled of marijuana. Yet it’s worth noting that the city doesn’t seem to have gotten much smellier in the new year, after the recreational use of marijuana became legal in California under a law approved by voters in 2016.<p>Well, obviously: because nobody</i> …

Best Marijuana Products of 2017: Top Cannabis Strains, Edibles and More

Adults in legal marijuana states exercised their rights in 2017 and indulged in a variety of products. Despite a wave of new customers entering the …

The world’s first cannabis-infused, alcohol-free wine is about to go on sale and yes, it gets you high

The world has seen an influx of cannabis products over the years.<p>Edibles-wise, we’ve had weed-infused coffee pods, hemp milk containing actual CBD …