New study acquits marijuana of role in COPD Smoked marijuana achieves different outcomes for different people: some smoke weed to relax while others use cannabis to medicate. Regardless of the rationale, the Journal Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease revealed there is no direct correlation between prolonged exposure to marijuana smoke and adverse pulmonary function in a…

As if law enforcement wasn’t already dealing with marijuana in the worst way possible, now police officers are really having trouble handling their weed. Two Toronto cops had to call their colleagues on themselves Sunday after allegedly eating some suspiciously-secured edibles. CBC News reported that two of 13 Division’s finest are currently under investigation by the…

California Treasurer John Chiang announced that the Cannabis Banking Working Group is looking into the necessary next steps to address the issue of banking access for cannabis businesses in California. “These steps take on heightened importance in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session’s recent rollback of Obama-era guidelines,” Treasurer Chiang, a gubernatorial candidate,…

As the operations manager at Los Sueños Farms, the largest outdoor cannabis farm in the country, I was tasked with the challenge of finding a yeast and mold remediation treatment method that would ensure safe and healthy cannabis for all of our customers while complying with stringent regulations. While outdoor cannabis is not inherently moldy,…

Earlier this month, in the aftermath of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ promise that he would continue his crusade against state-legalized cannabis, one unlikely detractor emerged from the shadows to chastise the leader of our nation’s Department of Justice. While this tweet’s content is actually on point, the source is extremely troubling, as Bill de Blasio,…

Last week, Aurora Cannabis left the marijuana industry stunned with a jaw-dropping $1.1 billion ($852 million USD) acquisition of CanniMed Therapeutics, making Aurora the world’s largest cannabis company based on market value. Not to be outdone, Canadian licensed producer Aphria, Inc. announced a similar move on Monday, unveiling plans to purchase its rival Nuuvera Inc.…

Last week, the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) announced the publication of their Packaging and Labeling National Standard, initiating a comment period for public review. The NACB, which launched in June of 2017, is the first-ever self-regulatory organization (SRO) for cannabis businesses in the United States. According to the press release, the Packaging and…