German media is now reporting that in the first 10 months of medical cannabis reform, over 13,000 applications for medical cannabis have been received by the largest three public health insurance companies. Most of the applications were received (and processed) by AOK who received 7,600 applications. Barmer received 3,200 applications. Krankenkassen Techniker (or TK as…

Vermont could become the ninth state to legalize recreational cannabis soon, and the first to do so via the legislature. The Vermont Senate just voted to pass H. 511, a bill that would legalize cannabis for adults. The bill now goes to Governor Phil Scott’s desk for his signature, and he has indicated previously that…

The Vermont Senate voted to approve legislation Wednesday that would legalize the possession and cultivation of a limited amount of recreational marijuana, once signed by Governor Phil Scott. A significant moment for the Green Mountain State as well as American history, Vermont has become the first state to legalize marijuana through the state’s legislative process.…

Microbiology 101 Part One introduced the reader to the science of microbiology and sources of microbes. In Part Two, we discuss the control of microorganisms in your products. Part 2 The cannabis industry is probably more informed about patients and consumers of their products than the general food industry. In addition to routine illness and…

The New Hampshire House of Representatives embraced adult-use marijuana legalization Tuesday and passed HB 656 with a 207-139 vote. After officially legalizing medical marijuana in 2013 and decriminalizing the personal possession of small amounts in September 2017, today’s vote to legalize recreational marijuana represents enlightened progress for those residents living in the Granite State. Originally…

In an announcement Monday, the province of Saskatchewan finally unveiled its plans for the distribution and retail sale of legal cannabis. Like most of the country, the liquor control board will oversee the regulation of marijuana at the top level, with the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) handling the permitting process. The SLGA will…

Canada is scheduled to legalize recreational cannabis in 2018 and dealmaking in the corporate sector is already off to a busy start. First, we have The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD), a licensed producer with 970,000 ft.² of available growing space in Ontario and Quebec. On Friday, mega-grower Aurora Cannabis announced plans to purchase an almost…

Vermont’s elected officials have started off the 2018 legislative process on a progressively high note. On Thursday, while America’s Attorney General (AG) was busy making new congressional enemies and rescinding the Cole Memorandum, Vermont’s House of Representatives passed a bill that would legalize the recreational use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana – for those adults…

“Porn King” Fabian Thylmann, the founder of numerous adult websites, is financially backing a German cannabis startup founded in 2017. Initially, Thylmann invested a six-figure sum, but by the end of 2017, his investment company SN Invest poured at least a million into the Cologne-based Cannamedical, company CEO David Henn told Marijuana.com. In November 2016,…