Health officials in Massachusetts revealed this week that six patients have suffered illnesses likely linked to marijuana vaping products purchased from dispensaries. Those reports, which are unconfirmed, are alarming, given that they stem from regulated products, and not those purchased from the illicit market.  The reported illnesses also come... Read more
An activist group in North Dakota has submitted language for an initiative petition that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state. The group, Legalize ND, turned in the required paperwork for the legalization initiative to the office of the secretary of state on Thursday. If the initiative succeeds at... Read more
The legal cannabis industry is still taking shape and evolving. In many ways, the industry is figuring itself out as it goes. And that leaves the door open for people to enter the space and do all sorts of creative or unexpected things. One of the most recent examples... Read more
Maine’s recreational cannabis industry shifted into a new gear on Thursday. The state’s Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) opened up its application process for adult use cannabis sales licenses, and also started accepting applications for the cultivation and manufacture of marijuana. Applicants have started tearing through the paperwork in... Read more
Less than two years after being charged by the SEC with an alleged fraud, Jeffrey Friedland has settled, agreeing to pay over $4 million to the agency and to not participate in the offering of penny stocks for ten years. The judgment details the settlement payments, which include $2.18 million... Read more
GATINEAU, Quebec, Dec. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HEXO Corp. (“HEXO” or the “Company”) (TSX:HEXO; NYSE:HEXO) is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced private placement of unsecured convertible debentures for aggregate gross proceeds of $70 million (the “Offering”). The Company intends to use the net proceeds... Read more
Canopy Growth Provides Update on 2.0 Product Rollout SMITHS FALLS, ON, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) officially revealed its Cannabis 2.0 portfolio of products last week, set to come to market as part of the second wave of Canadian cannabis commercialization. With December... Read more
Cannabis advocate-turned small town politician Jamie Cooper fought a hard race for a seat on her hometown of Grand Haven’s City Council. Her progressive platform included education on cannabis in Michigan’s emerging market, and her perspective as a woman, wife, mother, and businesswoman, for positive change in her community.... Read more
In the world of country music, there is arguably no bigger cannabis consumer or advocate than Willie Nelson. He’s been very public about his own personal love of marijuana. Similarly, he’s been an outspoken advocate of progressive cannabis legislation. And he’s even entered the legal cannabis industry as a... Read more
MIAMI (AP) — Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball’s drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players’ association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids began following the death... Read more



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