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Chico accepting applications for cannabis-related businesses
Business & Finance
Completion window limited to 10 days The Chico City Council opted to begin the process of taking applications for new cannabis-related businesses through Jan. 7. These potential businesses include non-storefront operations such as manufacturing, testing and distribution which use facilities that the public doesn’t have access to and do not take par
3 Weed Related Accessories Every Stoner Needs Heading Into 2022
Cannabis News
Though there’s nothing stopping people from consuming marijuana the same way they always have, it wouldn’t hurt to try something fresh with the onset of a new year. There are numerous ways cannabis consumption has changed over the course of the past several years. Widespread marijuana legalization throughout the nation has led to an influx of innov
Taunton's first recreational retail pot shop is open — here's what the first day was like
Business & Finance
"Rec" is finally for real in Taunton. On Monday, Commonwealth Alternative Care became the first of up to eight marijuana dispensaries licensed to sell pot to recreational users. The 30 Mozzone Blvd. business has been selling marijuana to folks with medical cards for more than three years. Dave German, general manager of Taunton operations, gave a t
The numbers for drug reform in Congress don’t add up
Politics
As this Congressional session comes to an end, many people have been disappointed by the lack of action on important legislation. One of those is cannabis. Going forward, pro-cannabis legislators ultimately have choices to make. If comprehensive cannabis legislation is dead in this Congress—and it is—is any alternative palatable? Is the status quo
Philly Startup Leaders launching accelerators for cannabis industry, ethical entrepreneurship
Business & Finance
  Philly Startup Leaders is scrapping its programming lineup and launching a new set of startup accelerators focused on the cannabis industry and ethical entrepreneurship. The nonprofit will launch its two new accelerators in the spring, with 10 spots open for each program. Applications for the “Cannabiz” accelerator opened last week, and the ethic
This Entrepreneur Thinks CBD Is the Answer To Mom Stress
Business & Finance
Amanda Goetz is on a mission. Founder and CEO of the personal wellness and CBD brand, House of Wise, she’s a mom of three focused on shifting the public perception of CBD and cannabis use — especially when it comes to what it can do for women and moms. “After realizing the potential of CBD in my own life, I made it my mission to source, develop and
Nonprofit for pregnant women & young parents used funds on smoke shop and to buy land for hemp production, records show
Business & Finance
Long list of questionable purchases by state-funded organization called ‘an egregious misuse of tax dollars’ by lawmaker A San Antonio nonprofit that provides assistance to pregnant women and young parents spent $25,000 this year to purchase land that was later registered to produce industrial hemp, records obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders show. T
Young People Reduced Cannabis Use Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Survey Shows
Cannabis News
Young people significantly reduced the use of drugs in 2021. But the COVID-19 pandemic led to the rise in the use of nicotine products and the misuse of prescription medications. These are the latest results from the Monitoring the Future survey, a long-term epidemiological study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The findings a
National Cannabis Industry Association Exceeds Expectations, Creates New Experiences at 7th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
Business & Finance
The most influential show in the industry welcomed a national audience to the Moscone Center in San Francisco and introduced the exciting new BLOOM: A Brands Experience The National Cannabis Industry Association ("NCIA"), the largest and oldest national trade association advancing the interests of the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to reflect
Legal marijuana must bring true equity
Politics
On March 30, 2021, tears glistened in my eyes as I announced the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act in the state Assembly. It had been eight long years since sen. Liz Krueger, my ally and co-sponsor, introduced the landmark bill in the state Senate, a blink of an eye compared to the decades of suffering and overcriminalization inf
Five years after Massachusetts voters approved marijuana legalization, some lawmakers seek increased restrictions
Politics
Last month marked five years since Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana, but state lawmakers find themselves weeding through proposed restrictions on a product that researchers say can harm the health of youths. On a 2016 ballot question, Massachusetts residents approved legalization, joining California, Maine and Nevada voters in
OnlyFans' founder has unexpectedly stepped down as CEO. His replacement is an ex-cannabis marketer.
Business & Finance
OnlyFans' 38-year-old founder and CEO Tim Stokely unexpectedly announced Tuesday he's stepping down from the top job with immediate effect. The company's chief marketing and communications officer, Amrapali Gan, has taken over Stokely's role. Stokely said in an Instagram post that Gan has a "deep passion" for OnlyFans. Stokely founded OnlyFans with
More than $153K worth of psilocybin mushrooms, tablets, marijuana seized in Madison County
Politics
A Louisiana woman is facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop in Madison County. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers stopped Natalie Borchers, 44, of New Orleans, for a speeding violation on I-70 on Friday, Dec. 17. During the traffic stop, troopers said criminal indicators were observed and a drug-sniffing K9 alerted to the vehicle. Duri
Is Marijuana Powder A Game Changer For Edibles?
Cannabis News
The most amazing aspect of this product is the fact that it gives the user the control to determine just how high they want to get. Cannabis powder is not a new product; it has been around for more than five years. It’s only just getting its due recognition due to the new legislation here and there. Entrepreneurs along the West Coast have included
Michigan dispensaries offer free prerolls and weed discounts in exchange for donating toys for the holidays
Business & Finance
A couple of Michigan cannabis dispensaries are in the spirit of giving back with clothing and toy drives this holiday season. They’re also offering discounts, giveaways, and free prerolls to anyone who makes a donation. So get your Christmas trees (we're talking cannabis, not pine, duh) while donating to families in need this holiday season. If you
Kaizen Extracts Cold Cure Rosins
Business & Finance
Kaizen Extracts offers Cold Cure Rosins and high-quality vaping and smoking solutions; just read this review to learn more. The method you select while curing your rosin can have a vast effect on the flavor and consistency of your final product. While warm curing is usually done at temperatures ranging from anywhere between 90 and 135 degrees Fahre
President Biden Comes Under Pressure From All Sides Over His Cannabis Legalization Stance
Politics
Biden remains either silent or negative in the face of his inaction on the topic of cannabis legalization, which is supported by nearly three-quarters of the U.S. adult population. Adding to the chorus of lawmakers pressuring President Joe Biden on cannabis legalization, on Monday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) urged the President via Twitter
Police allege duo planned to donate proceeds from illegal cannabis to hate group
Politics
Woman and man in Michigan arrested for illegally manufacturing marijuana with intent to distribute. Two members of the Brotherhood Forever in Michigan are alleged to have grown illegal cannabis in the state so they could provide at least some of the proceeds to fund another chapter of the group in Tennessee. It is alleged the woman and man, both in
State Regulators Grant License to Second Hoboken Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Business & Finance
  New Jersey State regulators have approved the license application for a second company to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Hoboken. The state license, approved earlier this month, is the last step in the process allowing Terrapin to open in the city.  “We are thrilled to be moving forward with plans to bring critical cannabis medicine to pa

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