Medical marijuana laws improve health, reduce alcohol dependency according to study

Posted by - October 30, 2019

New evidence shows more support for marijuana’s positive characteristics After all the demonstrated medicinal benefits of marijuana use, a new study reveals that specific groups of the population get the most benefit from the current legislation to make marijuana legal for medical purposes. Among these groups, according to the study, non-white people and people with

The USDA wants public feedback on its new hemp rules

Posted by - October 30, 2019

The government agency is moving quickly on its pledge to introduce clarity to the hemp space Now that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has received approval from the White House on its new interim hemp rules, it’s ready to take the next step. That includes publishing the rules for the public to see, as

World’s largest marijuana ETF just picked up a new company

Posted by - October 29, 2019

Cannabis software company Akerna has now been added to the fund Akerna Corp., a company dedicated to software technology, as well as the developers of one of the first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions; is will be joining the world’s largest collection of cannabis exchange-traded funds (ETF). Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF and

The Patriots’ stadium to get its own CBD store, sort of

Posted by - October 29, 2019

A new cannabis dispensary will be right outside of the stadium At the Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski has announced a new sponsorship that puts cannabis right at the door to the venue and which adds a logo for a cannabidiol (CBD) company’s hemp leaf will be placed on a

Expert takes on treating anorexia with cannabis

Posted by - October 29, 2019

The eating disorder can be countered with cannabis The stereotypical assertion that consuming marijuana causes “the munchies” might actually be a health benefit, not a detriment. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that affects a small percentage of the population, but which is still a serious health risk. While cannabis may not be able to

White House approves USDA hemp rule changes

Posted by - October 29, 2019

The new rules should help provide clearer guidance to the hemp industry As several government agencies are being prodded to improve their oversight of the cannabis industry, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has already stepped up. It submitted interim rules to the White House recently that will provide guidance on how to regulate hemp

What legal cannabis in Mexico means to the marijuana stock market

Posted by - October 28, 2019

Mexico legalizing marijuana could be a global game-changer for the industry There’s a chance that Mexico will soon legalize marijuana, beating the US to the punch and following Canada and Uruguay as countries that have embraced the future. There are already a number of other countries around the world considering similar moves, and, if Mexico’s

Weedmaps releases one-quarter of its staff as regulatory pressure mounts

Posted by - October 28, 2019

Weeding out the illegal operators is costing the company serious money Weedmaps, the well-known online cannabis directory, faced constant pressure to stop including in their lists illicit marijuana businesses. Now, two months after the Irvine, CA-based company promised they won’t be doing that anymore, they have made the decision to suddenly cut 25% of their