News and Trends

Retail

Beverly Hills Pot: Inside Barneys Posh Cannabis Store

Silver-plated grinders and $7,000 earrings are among The High End offerings.
CBD

CBD Has Gone Mainstream: What's Next?

There are many reasons to expect CBD will be commonplace in homes across America.
Veterans

Congress May at Last Allow VA Doctors to Prescribe Marijuana to Veterans

About 60 percent of vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan return home with chronic pain to a medical system that only gives them opioids.
Small Businesses

The Canna-pocalypse of Small Brands Is Upon Us - But All Is Not Lost

Dig in now or risk being swept away by the coming corporate tsunami.
Cannabis 101

An Introduction to the Big Business of Cannabis Seeds

Cannabis seeds can produce widely different plants. And in anticipation of national legalization, the market is evolving quietly, but quickly.
CBD

Is CBD Better Than Big Pharma? Patients Seem to Think So.

CBD is far less expensive, has practically zero side effects and often has the same or better efficacy.
This Week in Weed

This Week in Weed: Dealers Are Harder to Find

Massachusetts gets convenient, dealers dodge detection and CBD for babysitters?
Medical Marijuana

New Jersey Needs at Least 15 More Cultivators to Supply Projected Increase in Medical Marijuana Patients

The Garden State anticipates the number of patients will triple, and more likely will increase five-fold, in the next three years.
Immigration

The Feds Decree There Is No Legal Marijuana Use for Immigrants

Marijuana prohibition remains what is has always been -- a tool to oppress the marginalized.
Personal Health

New Study Finds People Who Use Marijuana Weigh Less Than Those Who Don't

The munchies are real but, even stoned, people can choose good food instead of junk food.
Legal Marijuana

7 Statistics Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Legal Cannabis and CBD

Public opinion and consumer preference for cannabis over Big Pharma are powerful forces shaping the cannabis market.
Podcasts

Listen: MedMen's Adam Bierman on Building the Apple Store of Weed

The CEO joins our podcast to talk about how the mega-brand came to be and his tips for budding entrepreneurs.
Hemp Nation

Legal Hemp Is Being Planted at George Washington's Historic Estate for the First Time in 200 Years

Our nation's first president was also the first and most famous advocate of hemp.
Legal Marijuana

The Politics of Reforming Federal Marijuana Laws Increasingly Favors the Reformers

Business interests and public opinion clearly favor ending prohibition but the status quo still has a lot of momentum.
Social Entrepreneurship

Cannabis Professionals Are Tackling the Industry's Big Issues

The responsible professionals building the cannabis industry are not dodging the social issues inherent with the normalization of marijuana.