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October 18, 2018
Canada Goes Legal

On Wednesday, Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana has been legal in the country since 2001. Canadian provinces and municipalities have been preparing for months for this monumental event.... more »

October 15, 2018
MedMen Acquires PharmaCann

MedMen Enterprises Inc. announced it has acquired PharmaCann, one of the largest medical cannabis providers in the United States, for $682 million, making it the largest acquisition in history of the budding cannabis industry. Combined,... more »

October 12, 2018
Florida Company Creates Cannabis Ice Cream

Heavenly Hash Creamery, based in Lakewood, Florida, has created a cannabis-infused ice cream flavor. The company got the idea from one of its employees who is also an oncology nurse. They hope the ice cream... more »

October 8, 2018
Michigan Commercial Cannabis Convention Quickly Approaching

The first-even Michigan Commercial Cannabis Convention and Expo will take place at Detroit's Cobo Center Oct. 30-31, which is about a week before Michigan will vote on Proposal 1 to legalize recreational use of marijuana.... more »

October 4, 2018
San Francisco to Launch Cannabis Oversight Committee

San Francisco city officials announced plans to create a committee that would oversee and assess cannabis industry regulations throughout the city. Proposed by Supervisor Sandra Fewer, the Cannabis Oversight Committee is intended to examine the... more »

October 1, 2018
PA Schools to Research Medical Marijuana

Eight medical schools in Pennsylvania — including Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, Drexel University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University and University of Pittsburgh — have been approved by Gov. Tom Wolf to begin research on... more »

September 27, 2018
DEA Places FDA-Approved CBD Drug in Schedule V

The Drug Enforcement Agency placed a marijuana-derived drug in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act, which it defines as having the lowest potential for abuse, such as drugs used to treat diarrhea and cough... more »

September 26, 2018
NutraRisk Adds Program for Cannabis Operations

NutraRisk, a wholesale insurance broker and program manager, has expanded its cannabis offering to include an exclusive cannabis program providing general and product liability for medicinal and recreational operations. NutraRisk, a division of Worldwide Facilities,... more »

September 26, 2018
Phivida Launches Hemp-Infused Beverages and Supplements

Phivida has introduced its new hemp beverage and supplement line, Oki, to mainstream retailers in the United States. The products are infused with active hemp extract and will be available to U.S. consumers in more... more »

September 24, 2018
Massachusetts City Opens First Medical Marijuana Business

Mass Alternative Care Inc. celebrated its grand opening last Friday, Sept. 21, at 1247 E. Main St. in Chicopee, Massachusetts. It was the city's first marijuana business. CEO Kevin Collins Sr. said the medical marijuana... more »

September 21, 2018
Las Vegas Opens Marijuana Museum

Located in Las Vegas' downtown entertainment district, Nevada's newest attraction is a museum, Cannabition, that celebrates all things cannabis. It is a made-for-social-media museum where every exhibit makes for the perfect selfie backdrop. While visitors... more »

September 20, 2018
UC San Diego Researchers to Study Cannabis Effect on Essential Tremor

Researchers at UC San Diego announced plans to conduct a trial on the use of cannabis to treat a common movement disorder known as essential tremor. The nervous system disorder is often confused for Parkinson's... more »