Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week.As of Friday...

Introducing the CBD Industry Association

The CBD Industry Association (CBDIATM) is a new program attracting cannabis professionals from all corners of the industry: extraction experts, entrepreneurs, medical professionals, and more. Industry players seek unification under the CBDIATM to...

Why ‘Hard Seltzer Summer’ Bodes Well for Cannabis Beverages

The Boston Beer Company, best known for its traditional flagship beer Samuel Adams Boston Lager, has had some tough years recently, as Americans continue to become more health-conscious. But they’re already getting...

Mississippi: Proponents Turn In Signatures for 2020 Medical Cannabis Ballot Measure

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Comments Proponents of a 2020 statewide ballot measure to legalize and...

Business-friendly medical cannabis initiative moves forward in Mississippi

Published September 6, 2019 A Mississippi group advocating for medical...

Utah governor moves to scrap state-run medical marijuana system

Published September 6, 2019 Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling...

Massachusetts mayor charged with extorting cannabis businesses

Published September 6, 2019 (This story has been updated to...

Vaping Products Linked with Rising Number of Hospitalizations

by NORML Comments The US Centers for Disease Control has now identified over 450 cases of respiratory...

Mexican Lawmakers Introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill

Photo Ellen HollandMexico is poised to became the third nation in the world to legalize recreational cannabis. This is in part because President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is in support and in...

Why hemp businesses are (mostly) shaking off transportation setback

National shipments of hemp and its byproducts will march on, even if some businesses take extra care in the wake of a surprising court ruling delaying the return of roughly...

Washington, DC: City Council Approves Workplace Protections for Medical Cannabis Patients

by NORML Comments District council members have enacted legislation — Act Number A23-0114: The Medical Marijuana Program...

Report: Domestic Hemp Production Soaring in 2019

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Comments State regulators licensed farmers and researchers to cultivate over 500,000...

What Are Marijuana Users Listening to When They Are High?

There is no denying that marijuana and music go hand in hand. Anyone who has ever gotten lost for hours in their favorite records after an ambitious night with a bong will...

Aurora Cannabis divests itself of Green Organic Dutchman, hemp subsidiary

Published September 4, 2019 Canadian marijuana giant Aurora Cannabis has...

Is Europe Getting on Board with CBD Legalization?

Analysts at Jefferies say the cannabis industry could reach $130 billion by 2029. “This assumes full U.S. federal legalization, full recreational and medical legalization across Europe, full medical and recreational...

Review: ‘Weed: Everything You Want To Know But Are Always Too Stoned To Ask’ Is Instructive Fun

A section of the book's illustration "The Stoner Starter Pack" by Tru Tran.A lot of people labor under the impression that when something is cute, that thing is not worthy of...

U.S. Student Held in Russian Jail For a Month Over Medical Marijuana Possession

Kresty Prison in St. Petersburg, Russia / PHOTO Konstantin MalanchevU.S. citizen Audrey Eliza Lorber, 19, has been held in a St. Petersburg jail for over a month — and all...

The Surgeon General Launches a New Anti-Cannabis Campaign

The U.S. Surgeon General, joined by the secretary of Health & Human Services, issued a new warning last week about the supposed dangers of cannabis, especially stressing use by adolescents and...

POTUS: Feds “Allowing States” to Choose Legalization

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Comments The federal government is not standing in the way of...

Beyond the Dispensary: Three key strategies for getting hemp products on shelves

(Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional series on retailing trends in the hemp industry. To read the previous installment, click here.)(This story has been updated to correct the spelling...

Boosie Badazz & Zaytoven Drop Joint Album "Bad Azz Zay"

Weeks ago, Boosie Badazz and superproducer Zaytoven delivered their single "Dangerous Job," teasing that they were working on a new collaborative project. In the wee hours...

From Colombia with Love: Commendable Cannabis Approaches from around the World

It’s been nearly a year since Canada lifted the federal ban on cannabis, but many issues around the production, distribution, sale and use of the...

Young Thug Wants Jay-Z's Secrets To Becoming A Billionaire

If there's a mogul who has mastered the art of wheeling business deals that create multi-million dollar companies, it's Jay-Z. Shawn Carter went from dealing drugs at...

Papoose Calls Snitching "Morally Wrong" & Says "It's Not A Street Thing"

The code of the streets is being called into question, literally, as Tekashi 6ix9ine has testified for the last three days in court for his...

Lil Reese Drops Off New Song "Trip"

You can always count on Lil Reese to come out with new music. Although he never managed to fully break out of Chicago in the...

Kanye West Selling SoHo Crib For $4.7 Million: Report

It looks like Kanye West is moving on from his NYC crib. According to Town & Country Mag, the Chicago rapper has listed his SoHo...

Skyzoo & Pete Rock Join Forces On New Song "Truck Jewels"

Skyzoo & Pete Rock are getting ready for the release of their new joint project, Retropolitan which is due out tonight. Over the past few weeks...

Things Everyone Should Know Before Using Cannabis

If you’re interested in using cannabis, you should know certain things like its benefits, differences between THC and CBD and consumption methods/cannabis products that you...

Dale Cornish compiles one musician for each letter of the alphabet on XYZ

Next time won’t you sing with me. Dale Cornish has teamed up with cassette label The Tapeworm to release a colossal compilation cassette in honor of...

Report: Over a Third of CBD Vape Oils Have Synthetic Marijuana

According to a new, detailed report by the Associated Press, a significant number of CBD vaping oils on the market also contain synthetic marijuana, and...

Buy Southside Blooms’ non-toxic flowers, and help build the south side’s social infrastructure.

Flowers sold in urban areas are notoriously toxic. They’re grown hundreds of miles away, under the worst factory-farming conditions, and are treated, en route, with...

Louisiana CBD Licensing Reveals Traditional Retail Chain Interest

CBD Retail and Wholesale Licenses Issued in Louisiana – Here’s the Data and Why It Matters Guest post by Ed Keating, Co-Founder and Chief Data...