Are ganjapreneurs going after healthy-living as a new marijuana marketing tactic?

How legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for some growers – but an opportunity for others

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Are shops already – illegally – selling recreational marijuana in California?

The online ad for Green Light District – a pot shop in a brick office building five miles from Disneyland – was clear: Anyone 21 years and older was welcome to buy weed with only a “valid ID.”

During a visit to the unlicensed Anaheim dispensary Tuesday, a worker behind tinted glass in the lobby did ask to see a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana. Continue reading “Are shops already – illegally – selling recreational marijuana in California?”

How medical marijuana is helping a boy whose parents ran out of options

How hemp is slowly becoming the new tobacco for Kentucky farmers

It looks like pot. It smells like pot. But it’s hemp, marijuana’s legal cousin, and it’s taking over the Bluegrass state.

Across the rolling hills of Kentucky, which just two decades ago was the most tobacco-dependent state in the country, farmers are planting less of the crop after growing health concerns shrunk demand. Instead, they’re increasingly turning to hemp and have more than doubled sowings of the cannabis variety in 2016 to become the No. 2 producer in the U.S., trailing Colorado. Continue reading “How hemp is slowly becoming the new tobacco for Kentucky farmers”

A plea to Trump administration to let marijuana legalization proceed

Last week came the news that Colorado’s legal cannabis industry topped $1 billion in sales in the first 10 months of the year. While anyone familiar with the trends expected a breakthrough this year, the industry’s early surpassing of that lofty mile-marker presents plenty of cause for reflection. Continue reading “A plea to Trump administration to let marijuana legalization proceed”

Why weed sales spike each December

Last year, Colorado cannabis shops brought in upward of $101.3 million in sales during December — setting a new monthly record, state revenue data show. In 2014, only August sales of $67.5 million outpaced the $66.8 million brought in by Colorado pot shops during December. Continue reading “Why weed sales spike each December”

AG pick Jeff Sessions should moderate his approach to marijuana

President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to be attorney general of the United States rightly has proponents of marijuana legalization troubled. Continue reading “AG pick Jeff Sessions should moderate his approach to marijuana”

Marijuana tops $1 billion in Canada; never mind that it’s still illegal

MONTREAL – It’s been a wild ride for Canada’s marijuana companies, whose stocks enjoyed an exhilarating high in recent days before mellowing out. Continue reading “Marijuana tops $1 billion in Canada; never mind that it’s still illegal”