Illinois licenses first five adult-use marijuana stores

Illinois awarded its first licenses to businesses that can sell recreational cannabis when it becomes legal in the state next year. State regulators announced the five medical marijuana dispensaries where residents will be able to buy small amounts of...

Chocolate Ingredients Throw Off Cannabis Potency Tests, Researchers Say

Chocolate may be messing with cannabis potency testing, scientists are warning, and it could mean packaged edibles are understating THC content.  A study published by the American...

The Top 10 Dispensaries to Buy Weed in and near West Hollywood

Ahh, the dispensaries of the stars. But when it comes to providing bud to the fabulous westside weed smokers, which retailers do it the best?  Weedmaps News...

Louisiana medical marijuana kickoff, Dixie-Arizona Iced Tea team, NM reciprocity & more

Sales begin in the long-delayed Louisiana medical marijuana market, MJ-infused product brand Dixie signs a licensing deal with Arizona Iced Tea’s parent, a New Mexico judge’s ruling could open MMJ sales to out-of-state patients – and more of...

New Mexico will cap medical marijuana cultivators to 1,750 plants

Published August 23, 2019 Regulators in New Mexico will cap...

Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Best for Relieving Pain

Among the overwhelming variety of cannabis products available on the market today, the most effective for pain relief appears to be whole dried marijuana flower and...

Phylos Bioscience causes cannabis industry disturbance in Big Ag video

(This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Part 2 explores possible solutions for how cannabis companies can protect intellectual property and what the future might hold for cannabis genetics.) (This story has been updated to clarify that Phylos...

Cannabis genetics and how companies can protect intellectual property

(This is the second story in a two-part series. Part 1 featured Phylos Bioscience’s announcement it was welcoming Big Ag into the cannabis industry and the subsequent reactions.) Oregon-based cannabis genomics company Phylos Bioscience’s disclosure that it was positioning...

Not all cannabis social equity programs are equal

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to addressing equity and diversity in the marijuana industry. While a growing number of states have included social equity provisions in their...

After slow start, Canada’s recreational marijuana sales reach new high

Adult-use cannabis sales through regulated channels in Canada reached a new high in June after meandering for much of the first half-year of legalization, according to the...