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Technology

High Tech Is Powerfully Influencing the Future of the Cannabis Industry

Legalization has opened the door for marijuana entrepreneurs to innovate with robotics and artificial intelligence. The results are amazing.
Legal Marijuana

New Jersey Takes a Big, and Long Awaited, Step Toward Full Legalization

There are few active opponents but many key legalization advocates see shortcomings in the legislation.
Facebook

Facebook Now Allows Marijuana Businesses to Appear in Searches

Facebook's zeal for banning marijuana often made it impossible to find even regulatory agencies and advocacy groups.
Restaurant Business

Pass the Cannabis, Please: Marijuana Among Restaurant Trends for 2019

CBD is becoming ubiquitous despite being, strictly speaking, not quite legal everywhere.
Cannabis

State Regulators Consider Better Ways to Determine Who Controls Cannabis Business

More flexibility is needed when assessing whether leases and lending and brand licensing agreements create a controlling interest
Legal Marijuana

Marijuana in Maine: Slow Motion Crawl Toward Adult-Use Sales

An obstructionist governor has drastically slowed the already complicated process of creating a regulatory structure from scratch.
Legal Marijuana

Adults In Massachusetts Can Legally Buy Marijuana Starting Today

It's been a long wait but Massachusetts is now the first eastern state to allow recreational sales.
Legal Marijuana

Pro-Marijuana Candidates Were Big Midterm Winners but Now They Need to be Prodded

Many new office holders support legal marijuana but few made it their highest priority.
Edibles

Cannabis Edibles Market Set to Quadruple in U.S., Canada to $4B

A new report sees the market for edibles growing from about $1B to $4B by 2022, apparently at the cost of smoked marijuana.
Legal Marijuana

Key Cannabis Legalization Wins Could Bring in Upwards of $2 Billion in New Sales

With few exceptions, voted approved both ballot measures and candidates favorable to legal marijuana, at least for medical purposes.
Canada

What American Tourists Need to Know About Canadian Marijuana Legalization

It's true marijuana is nationally legal in Canada but the local rules vary.
week in weed

This Week in Weed: Americans Vote on Cannabis!

Americans make big weed decisions in midterm elections, Jeff Sessions is out and cannabis stocks rise, and can cartels keep up?
Legal Marijuana

Pesticide Contamination Is a Growing Cannabis Safety Concern

Marijuana's continuing status as illegal under federal law makes the job of regulating it for consumer safety much harder.
Legal Marijuana

Flower, Vape or Edible? Survey Offers a Glimpse of What California Cannabis Users Prefer

The demographics of California cannabis users are not what many would expect.
Legal Marijuana

AG Jeff Sessions Was (Basically) Fired: The Cannabis Industry Reacts

We tried but we couldn't find anybody unhappy about it.