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Growing Marijuana Plants in a Drought – What are Water Supply Best Practices?

People can argue that marijuana and hemp do not need water to survive, seeing that they thrive in dry conditions. But the truth is no crop can do without water. Having an optimal amount of water would further boost the yield of a cannabis crop. Therefore to ensure adequate water supply for outdoor cannabis in …

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Connecticut pushes recreational marijuana legalization to special session

The Connecticut House of Representatives postponed a vote on legalizing recreational marijuana and instead will consider the issue in a special session before the end of the month, a top lawmaker said. The announcement by House Speaker Matt Ritter came as the legislative session was scheduled to adjourn later Wednesday and followed the likelihood of …

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BC steers consumers to legal cannabis market, citing contaminated illicit products

British Columbia is encouraging the public to buy government-regulated cannabis instead of illicit products after finding contaminants in samples of marijuana seized from illicit dispensaries. The provincial government announcement highlights the challenges of addressing unregulated cannabis sales in the West Coast province, which has a long history of illicit cannabis production. Vancouver, the province’s largest …

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Ontario’s privately owned cannabis stores reopening to customers Friday

Hundreds of privately owned cannabis retailers across Ontario are preparing to open their doors to in-store customers Friday as the province enters the first phase of its reopening plan with COVID-19 vaccinations ramping up. Nonessential retail, including adult-use marijuana stores, in Canada’s largest consumer market will be permitted to open with 15% capacity, per the …

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ME breaks May adult-use cannabis sales mark; Arkansas MMJ total passes $330M

Licensed retailers in Maine sold nearly $5.4 million of adult-use cannabis in May, marking the state’s best-ever month for recreational sales, and Arkansas’ total sales of regulated medical marijuana have exceeded $330 million since legal MMJ sales launched there in 2019, Maine’s May sales total was about $1 million more than in April, according to …

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Bill to restrict Colorado marijuana industry awaits governor’s signature

Legislation in Colorado to limit marijuana concentrate purchases, add more labeling requirements and crack down on underage medical cannabis relationships with physicians has made its way to the desk of Gov. Jared Polis. But it’s unclear whether the governor will sign the measure into law. According to the Denver Post, state lawmakers overwhelmingly approved House …

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NFL to spend $1 million researching medical cannabis pain management

(A version of this story first appeared at Hemp Industry Daily.) The National Football League’s pain management committee and the NFL Players Association said they will provide $1 million to fund up to five research grants on the impact of medical cannabis and other cannabinoids on pain. The grants are expected to be awarded in …

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