News and Trends

Media Coverage

Is Cannabis Media Coverage Fair and Balanced?

Or is it all about boosterism and cute puns?
Legal Marijuana

California's National Guard Targets Outlaw Pot Growers - Legal Growers Just Hope They Don't Miss

The trauma of roughshod airborne enforcement by the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting remains raw in the Emerald Triangle.
week in weed

This Week in Weed: California May Experience a Drought!

Love isn't all that in the air, the feddy gov isn't with it, and California may be in for another drought. It's the week in weed.
Legal Marijuana

Wisconsin Governor Backs Effort to Decriminalize Marijuana

The governor is a cancer survivor who favors access to medical cannabis.
Advertising

The Marijuana Advertising Double Standard Is Stifling Our Industry

It's infuriating that networks ban cannabis ads while raking in billions from Big Pharma to advertise drugs with frightening side effects.
Advertising

Here's the Ad for Pre-Rolled Joints ABC Wouldn't Air During the Oscars

Cannabis companies keep producing the best ads and television networks keep refusing to show them.
Social Entrepreneurship

Cannabis Social Equity Programs Are Imperfect but Critically Important

Execution of social equity programs has been lackluster but the intention is good and we should continue the effort.
Legal Marijuana

New Jersey Inches Closer to Legalizing Marijuana Without Voter Referendum

There is consensus in the Garden State that marijuana should not be a crime but no agreement on how to legalize and regulate an enormous new market.
CBD

CBD Is Taking the Cannabis Industry Mainstream

Over the next few years, consumers will start discovering their favorite CBD brands, which eventually will make them natural customers of that brand's THC products.
Market Research

5 New Cannabis Trends You Need to Know

Looking to break into the cannabis business? New research points to the hot areas of growth.
Viral Videos

Spike Jonze Directed a MedMen Commercial About Cannabis. And It's Pretty Epic.

"The New Normal" campaign, starring Jesse Williams, advocates for weed's normalization while telling its complicated history.
week in weed

This Week in Weed: Bodegas Want Bud!

Bodegas want weed (legally), Michigan ups the curriculum, and cannabeauty is so Fetch right now. It's the week in weed.
Cannabis

With Democrats in Control, House Looks at Ending Cannabis Banking Restrictions

The federal government taxes cannabis mercilessly, and all in cash.
Legal Marijuana

Booker, Harris Push Marijuana Legalization to Center Stage for 2020 Election

Perhaps the greatest proof the American people have rejected the War on Drugs is that presidential candidates can favor legalization at no political cost.
week in weed

This Week in Weed: High End Hemp!

Barney's is Bud and Bougie, California claps back, and an industry Giant "stubs its pinky toe"