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Credit Suisse reportedly halts US cannabis stock transactions

Global investment banking firm Credit Suisse Group reportedly has told customers in recent months that it has decided to stop executing stock transactions of cannabis companies with U.S. operations or hold those securities. It was unclear Wednesday the extent of the impact of the decision. But Reuters, which reported the move, cited sources who believe the …

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California hemp bill could provide new opportunities for marijuana firms

Two bills in the California Legislature that would establish a new regulatory framework for hemp-infused goods – including CBD-laced foods and drinks – are poised to become law this year, which could jump-start the state’s nascent hemp industry and likely give marijuana businesses an opportunity to expand into a federally legal crop. But few in …

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What is the Emerald Triangle? – Does the Best Weed in the World Really Grow There?

Located in the northern area of California—about 85 miles north of San Francisco to be precise— lies a lush and green mysterious locality that serves as the prime location for growing the best and highest amount of cannabis in the United States of America. Yes, that’s the Emerald Triangle! In this article, you’ll get to …

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Potency Wars – Mainstream Media’s New Battlefront in Marijuana Legalization

It’s not the first time I have written about this topic and I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be the last. There’s a new war brooding within the cannabis industry and it’s not about legality anymore. It’s solely about potency! Some lawmakers – people who obviously have never smoked cannabis and are proud of …

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New Colorado Law Expands Access To Medical Cannabis In Schools

Governor: Colorado”will finally treat cannabis like other prescribed medicines”. Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed a new law expanding access to and use of cannabis-based medicine in schools, a step he called overdue. The bipartisan law, SB21-56, removes the authority that school principals currently have to permit — or not — the storage and administration …

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West Virginia opens medical marijuana patient registration

Nearly four years after West Virginia voters legalized medical cannabis, state officials are allowing eligible patients to register for the program. According to Charleston TV station WOWK, the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis has begun encouraging patients who are eligible to register, much to the elation of patients who have been waiting years to access …

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Local Chef Takes Cannabis-infused Cuisine To A Higher Level

In this Let’s Eat, we see how CannaCook ​is offering instructional classes and private chef experience where cannabis is a key ingredient. Cannabis-infused food can be infinitely more than brownies and “grassy cannabutter” – it can be gourmet meals that satisfy far more than a desire to get stoned. That’s where Ian McClatchey enters the …

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Cannabis producer Sundial to acquire retailer Inner Spirit Holdings

Sundial Growers plans to acquire Inner Spirit Holdings, a major Canadian cannabis retailer and franchisor of Spiritleaf stores, in a deal that continues a consolidation trend in Canadian cannabis retail over the past year. The deal involving the Alberta-based companies, announced Wednesday, is worth 131 million Canadian dollars ($107 million) in cash and shares. Inner …

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Marijuana retailers prep for shoppers by hiring staff, keeping COVID safeguards

With more than 100 million Americans now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, marijuana retailers are adding employees and overhauling their operations in anticipation of more foot traffic inside their stores. They also are reassigning existing staffers to new jobs as well as rolling out technology to accommodate an increase in customers walking in their stores – …

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Alabama inches closer to key vote on medical marijuana legalization

Alabama state House Republicans opposed to medical marijuana legalization used a filibuster to block a vote after hours of debate Tuesday, but the measure is expected back on the House floor Thursday. The Alabama Senate approved a relatively restrictive program by a 21-8 vote in February. However the House is seen as a higher hurdle …

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