Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis company

Ever since Martha Stewart teamed up with Snoop Dogg and became America’s Cool Weed Grandma, people have wondered: When will the cooking show host take the next logical step and create a line of gourmet cannabis edibles?

When The Washington Post posed the question to her in 2017, just before the second season of “Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” she demurred: “I’d rather do a line of my own hydrangeas or my own tulip bulbs,” she said.

A year and a half later, she’s taking the plunge – kind of. Continue reading “Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis company”

Las Vegas may have marijuana lounges by spring 2018

Officials want to make Las Vegas the country’s first city to allow marijuana smoking lounges, and hope to do so by March or April of 2018.

“We’re still trying to work out the little details,” said Bryan Scott, the city’s deputy city attorney. “But we’re trying to get it right without the feds coming down on us.”

Under the drafted regulation, the lounges would be allowed to obtain separate licenses to sell marijuana paraphernalia, like pipes, t-shirts and bongs. Scott also discussed the possibility of allowing food service, as long as the food sold at the consumption lounges did not contain pot. Continue reading “Las Vegas may have marijuana lounges by spring 2018”

Colorado grows twice as much hemp as any other state

Colorado grows almost 40 percent of all the hemp in the country, and more than twice as much as any other state.

Not to be confused with its more famous and psychotropic cousin, marijuana, hemp is used for items ranging from medication and medical research to textiles.

Advocacy group Vote Hemp’s 2017 Hemp Crop Report says hemp cultivation more than doubled this year, from 9,770 acres nationwide in 2016, to 23,346 acres this year. Colorado’s hemp acreage is up from 5,921 in 2016 to 9,000 this year. Continue reading “Colorado grows twice as much hemp as any other state”

“CBD candy” is this year’s Halloween bogeyman

Every year around this time, The Cannabist chronicles how THC became the new razor blade in your kid’s trick-or-treat pail.

With Halloween 2017 right around the corner, it looks like there’s a new bogeyman, at least in some parts of the country: “CBD candy.” Continue reading ““CBD candy” is this year’s Halloween bogeyman”

Going into its fourth harvest, industrial hemp industry still facing growing pains

The first hint that Damian Farris isn’t your typical farmer is the nickname of his mud-splattered white pickup truck: “Smoked Tofu.”

Four years ago he was a hippie with no farming experience and a passion for weed. Now he’s the co-founder of Colorado Cultivars, the self-proclaimed country’s largest hemp farm, just east of Eaton. The marijuana dispensary owner turned industrial hemp grower navigates the farm’s sprawling fields like an old pro. Continue reading “Going into its fourth harvest, industrial hemp industry still facing growing pains”

What Zynerba’s Flop Means For CBD Therapies And GW Pharmaceuticals

Shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE) lost more than 58 percent of their value Monday morning after the company reported disappointing results from its phase 2 STAR 1 clinical trial Continue reading “What Zynerba’s Flop Means For CBD Therapies And GW Pharmaceuticals”

In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer

In coming weeks, cannabis-seeking citizens in this small South American nation will be able to walk into a pharmacy and buy government-approved marijuana for the state-mandated price of $1.30 a gram. No questions asked. No doctor’s note required. Continue reading “In Uruguay’s marijuana experiment, the government is your pot dealer”

Denver officials scrutinizing out-of-state CBD products sold in local pot shops

Denver is clamping down on CBD products that originate outside of Colorado.

A bulletin issued Wednesday by Denver Environmental Health’s Public Health Inspections Division outlines a policy prohibiting out-of-state-made cannabidiol (CBD) products intended for human consumption. Continue reading “Denver officials scrutinizing out-of-state CBD products sold in local pot shops”

Peak THC: The Limits on THC and CBD Levels for Cannabis Strains

For decades, growers have used selective breeding to create strains with ever-higher levels of THC. Some have done the same to produce low-THC, high-CBD profiles. But is there a limit on the THC or CBD levels that cannabis can produce? Or will growers continue to pack more power per pound into the plant? Continue reading “Peak THC: The Limits on THC and CBD Levels for Cannabis Strains”

GW Pharma Takes A Step Toward Diversifying

Being a one-trick pony can always prove risky. This rationale seems to have dawned on GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- ADR (NASDAQ:GWPH), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in prescription cannabinoid medicine. Continue reading “GW Pharma Takes A Step Toward Diversifying”