Colorado’s anticipated marijuana report details youth usage, driving and crime over the last 5 years

After five years of data collection, the Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization. The data provide glimpses for the first time into the how legalization has impacted several highly-charged subjects, including usage among young people and driving impairment. The report shows that Colorado has not […]

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Friday, October 26, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesFriday, October 26, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Metrc, whose tracing system helps regulators track cannabis from seed to sale, just raised $50 million, including from Tiger Global (Tech Crunch) // Cannabis Operator 4Front Raises $31 Million (New Cannabis Ventures) // Upstart Ohio medical cannabis firm raises CA$85 million […]

Lacking Test Labs, Louisiana Delays Medical Marijuana Sales

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One of two licensed cannabis growers in Louisiana said patients might have to wait two months later than hoped for medical marijuana products to be available at dispensaries across the state. John Davis, GB Sciences Louisiana president, which was hired by Louisiana State University as a sanctioned grower, told news […]

Utah House Speaker: Agreement Won’t Sandbag Marijuana Vote

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s House Speaker is telling skeptical Democrats that an agreement reached between Mormon leaders, lawmakers and cannabis proponents wasn’t done to sabotage the November 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative. The Republican leader, Greg Hughes, said the bill is “not to interrupt (Proposition 2),” but instead “to acknowledge it.” Unlike Proposition […]

Authorities uncover massive illegal pot grow operation in Pueblo tied to Cuban syndicate

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation involving a Cuban syndicate. The Pueblo Chieftain reports authorities Wednesday seized 340 plants, 70 pounds of dried marijuana product, thousands of dollars in cash and grow equipment, and made five arrests after executing search warrants at six Pueblo West homes. The sheriff’s office estimates […]

Trump Administration Seeks Public Comments On Marijuana Reclassification

COMMENTS CLOSE 10/31 Please blow this thing up with MILLIONS of quality comments. Dot Gov Pages: International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; ADB–FUBINACA; ADB–CHMINACA; Cyclopropyl Fentanyl; Methoxyacetyl Fentanyl; para-Fluoro Butyrfentanyl; Tramadol; Pregabalin; Cannabis Plant and Resin; and Eight Additional Substances; Request for Comments https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA_FRDOC_0001-8787 Direct Link to Comment: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FDA_FRDOC_0001-8787 […]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesTuesday, October 23, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Two in Three Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana (Gallup) // Chart: Is marijuana already becoming a mainstream industry? (Marijuana Business Daily) // Customers Flag Bulky Legal Cannabis Packaging (Huffington Post (Canadian Press)) Today’s headlines are brought to you by our friends […]

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Monday, October 22, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesMonday, October 22, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Days Into Legalization, Canada Is Already Running out of Cannabis (Leafly (Canadian Press)) // Gov. Scott appeals major medical marijuana ruling (WPBF 25 ABC) // Mexican Government Officials Visit Canada To Learn About Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment) These headlines are brought […]

Canadian legalization creates opportunities for Colorado marijuana businesses

Nationwide recreational marijuana legalization makes Canada a fertile landscape for ganjaprenuers. While some Colorado companies are already cashing in on opportunities north of the border, the effect on the local cannabis landscape is expected to be mostly invisible to consumers, industry advocates say. People began lining up in the wee hours of Newfoundland time Wednesday morning […]

Canada now world’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

TORONTO — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in line at a store in […]

Colorado Rancher Trades In Horses For Hemp

John Lyons, a famous Colorado rancher with a career that spans over forty years, looks to be trading in his saddle and entering the state’s growing marijuana market! After considering selling his seventy acre ranch and retiring, Lyons was introduced to the world of hemp and cannabis by potential buyers of his land. Soon enough […]

From horse to hemp: Colorado rancher eyes second calling

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — After a long and successful career up on the saddle training horses and their owners across the country, John Lyons wanted nothing more than to retire, ride off into the sunset and sell his 70-acre Parachute ranch for the next generation to take the reigns. Known far and wide as […]

Is CBD the “wonder-elixir” for Generation Anxious?

In a lowlit room at Joy’s Spa in Washington, Dawn Franklin is smoothing a creamy white mask onto Jessica Osorio’s face. The mask, she says, is infused with chamomile and sage and aloe vera, plus one ingredient that she still has to explain to her clients: CBD. An aesthetician, Franklin started working with an Oregon […]

Marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Jeff Sessions

LOS ANGELES — California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as 29 states have legalized pot in […]

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Friday, March 30, 2018 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily HeadlinesFriday, March 30, 2018 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Trump ousts Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin in administration’s latest shake-up (Cannabist) // Canadian firm acquires three California marijuana companies (Marijuana Business Daily) // German court hits brakes on medical cannabis cultivation plan (Marijuana Business Daily) These headlines are brought to […]

Fountain man arrested for link to large marijuana grow

Fountain vice and narcotics detectives arrested a 59-year-old man Thursday in connection to an illegal marijuana operation after a search uncovered a crop of marijuana plants. Martin R. Navas was arrested on a felony marijuana cultivation charge, according to a Fountain police news release. The arrest came a day after investigators served a warrant on […]

A2LA Accredits First Cannabis Lab in PA

According to a press release sent out this morning, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) accredited their first Pennsylvania cannabis-testing laboratory. Located in Harrisburg, PA, Keystone State Testing finalized their accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 on February 21, 2018. A2LA also accredited the laboratory to two cannabis-testing-specific programs, ISO/IEC 17025 – General Requirements for the […]

Maintenance and Calibration: Your Customers Are Worth It!

Ultimately, the goal of any good company is to take care of their customers by providing a quality product at a competitive price. You take the time to use good practices in sourcing raw materials, processing, testing and packaging to make sure you have a great final product. Yet in practice, sometimes the product can […]

The Necessity of Food Safety Programs in Cannabis Food Processing

When processing cannabis, in any form, it is critical to remember that it is a product intended for human consumption. As such, strict attention must also be paid to food safety as well. With more and more states legalizing either medical or recreational cannabis, the potential for improper processing of the cannabis triggering an illness […]

Iowa’s Medical CBD Program Gets Tracking System

BioMauris, LLC became the 5th company in the United States to win a state contract for a seed-to-sale platform today. BioMauris is a technology company that manages product tracking, fulfillment and distribution with a focus on the healthcare market. According to a press release, the company announced today that the state of Iowa selected BioMauris […]