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‘This Is Not A Fad’: Kelowna Chefs Learn To Cook With Cannabis

Cannabis is gaining more popularity in the kitchen. So much so that one of the leading cannabis chefs in North America is now travelling across Canada hosting workshops and teaching chefs how to properly cook with it. “This isn’t a fad. This isn’t a niche,” said chef Travis Petersen. “This is going to be here …

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New York Wants to be the Weed Capital of the World? What? Fuhgeddaboudit!

New York’s system is reminiscent of how California used to be. Activists used the governor’s past indiscretions with women to leverage their points. And it worked! New York managed to secure 50% of its licenses for marginalized communities. I personally am not a big fan of this idea, and would much rather see a lower …

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Connecticut To Become 18th State To Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Connecticut is slated to become the latest state in the U.S. to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis for adults 21 and older. On Thursday, lawmakers passed an adult-use cannabis bill and Governor Ned Lamont said he would sign so the state could move beyond “this terrible period of incarceration and injustice.” “The war on cannabis, …

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Florida high court nixes second try at recreational cannabis ballot measure

The Florida Supreme Court torpedoed a second attempt by activists seeking to get an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis on the state’s 2022 ballot, ruling that a proposed ballot measure was “misleading.” According to the Miami Herald, the court ruled 5-2 that the summary of the measure was unclear, thus barring the initiative from consideration …

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How to cut costs when using fertigation to grow cannabis

(This is the 11th installment in a series focused on cultivation planning for marijuana and hemp growers. The previous installment is available here.) For a cannabis cultivator, fertilizer and irrigation can be some of the steepest costs after labor. But the two steps are arguably the most important parts of any grow operation. Enter the term, or …

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Marijuana online firm Leafly seeks to raise up to $30M in securities offering

Leafly, an online marijuana guide and cannabis news website, is planning to raise up to $30 million in a securities offering. The offering includes securities such as debt, convertible debt and options to acquire securities, according to the Wednesday filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Seattle-based Leafly had already sold nearly $22.9 million …

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Connecticut lawmakers pass recreational marijuana legalization bill, send to governor

Connecticut lawmakers on Thursday approved a social equity-focused, recreational marijuana market that is expected to generate more than $700 million in sales within a few years, becoming the fourth state legislature to approve adult-use cannabis in 2021. Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to sign the bill. The Senate concurred with a House version by a …

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The Mexican Senate Disappointed Us By Refusing to Consider Recreational Cannabis Legislation: Here’s What Cannabis Businesses Should Do Now

In my last post I reported the Mexican Senate’s refusal in its just-ended legislative session to address the Supreme Court’s 2018 directive to pass reforms legalizing recreational use of cannabis. Unless you are a Mexican Senator or Supreme Court Justice, you probably don’t have too many levers you can pull to speed the implementation of …

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