Ask anyone who’s thought about trying cannabis for the first time how they imagine themselves using it. They’ll all probably say something similar. Whether it’s a bong, a blunt, a joint, or a bowl, most newbies who think about using cannabis think about smoking it. But today, smoking represents just a fraction of the methods... more →
San Diego County has farmers who have worked in the region’s rural residential and commercial agricultural zones for generations. Many of these residents would like to continue this tradition — not by growing avocados or tomatoes — but by lawfully growing cannabis and hemp on their existing properties.
This may prove... more →
Hemp plants have significantly fewer cannabinoids than cannabis. That means that to get enough CBD, producers have to process many more hemp plants than they do when they get CBD from a cannabis plant. Some experts have said that hemp CBD could, therefore, introduce contaminants and impurities into the final product.
Others have... more →
The cannabis business had some big wins during this year’s election. Now, that’s stimulating predictions of major greenback growth along with ever-more sophisticated marketing strategies on the part of cannabis companies.
In November, citizens of four states—California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada—voted to approve... more →
Fort Myers-based SalusCare, the region’s largest mental health care provider, said Tuesday it would not allow its doctors to prescribe newly legal medical marijuana for its qualifying patients.
The organization, born from the 2013 merger of Lee County’s primary mental health and drug treatment centers, decided that most... more →
Legislation to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Tennessee will once again be debated when the state General Assembly convenes on Jan. 10. State Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, are planning to introduce legislation to approve medical marijuana.
The Tennessean reported last month that... more →
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — While the prospect of any medical marijuana farms in the city appears unlikely, there has been interest from at least one investor in opening a dispensary here.
It’s all very preliminary at this point, including the scope of state regulations still being developed since medical marijuana was... more →
Florida’s size and large percentage of elderly residents could vault the state to the second-largest U.S. medical cannabis market by 2020, a new report shows.
By 2020, Florida could be tallying $1.6 billion in medical marijuana sales — and have a 7.5 percent share of the overall U.S. legal cannabis market and a 14 percent share... more →
PROVIDENCE — The state has approved two applications for the first medical marijuana cultivators under emergency regulations it issued in late October while citing fears that dispensaries could run out of the drug without a steady supply from outside growers.
The sense of urgency stemmed from a law that bans caregivers who have... more →
Voters in Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota this month approved initiatives legalizing the medical use of marijuana. A total of 28 states already or will soon permit medical use of the drug, while eight states have approved it for recreational use, according to The New York Times.
As more physicians in these states write... more →