WeedLife News Network

Hot off the press cannabis, marijuana, cbd and hemp news from around the world on the WeedLife News Network.
Rules taking effect this week in the U.S. could cause serious headaches for companies making hemp-based vape products due to broad definitions in a law aimed at curbing vape sales to minors — perhaps putting a crushing burden on small producers. The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act (2020) comprises revisions to a previous law
In the global cannabis marketplace, Latin America is a region on the rise, with more business opportunities emerging and a developing consumer marketplace. With a population of 655 million and over 30 countries, Latin America offers the perfect conditions for growing high-quality raw material, extracting the oil, and producing finished goods at a r
Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin announced on Tuesday that blanket pardons would be issued for cannabis convictions going back more than 30 years, giving up to 15,000 people even more reason to celebrate on 4/20. And in another move by state leaders to mark the high holiday, the Alabama Democratic Party called on lawmakers to legalize cann
When Colorado legalized the retail sale of marijuana in 2012, savvy entrepreneurs saw an opportunity beyond setting up shop in population centers like Denver and Boulder.  They realized if they opened cannabis businesses in small towns along the state’s borders, they could attract customers from Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming
Kaelan Castetter has plans for the unusued offices next to his factory: dedicate all 35,000 square feet of it to growing marijuana, which just became legal for recreational use in New York state. "We are going to build out a state-of-the-art and world-class genetics and cultivation facility along with our finished goods manufacturing," said Castett
Michigan reported more than $10 million in marijuana sales on April 20, 2021, an unofficial holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, and single-day sales were up nearly 200% from 2020. Experts said the $1 billion industry showed no sign on slowing down in Michigan, which became the first state in the Midwest to start selling recreational marijuana in Dec
The U.K.’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced that the first cannabidiol (CBD) products—23 various capsules, oils and flavored tablets—have been validated to continue through the "novel food" application process. FSA will update the list on a weekly basis until it completes it, which it plans to do in June. The agency notes that “validation is n
Cannabis workers in the St. Louis Metro East area say it's time to unionize. They're fighting for better working conditions, more job opportunities, and a commitment to improve local communities. Ian Spaeth is a cannabis worker at the dispensary Beyond Hello in Sauget, Illinois. The dispensary is owned by Jushi Holdings and operates 17 stores acros
As more states across the country legalize marijuana, some students at LSU have asked when marijuana will be legalized recreationally in Louisiana.  A bill drafted by Rep. Candace Newell to decriminalize marijuana possesion and distribution was presented to state legislators on April 12, resulting in the bill being referred to the Committee on Admi
When Will The Senate Approve The SAFE Banking Act? A well-respected Senate chairman is working to level out the expectations about a vote in his panel. This is in regards to a bill that would protect banks that work with state-legal marijuana businesses from being penalized by federal law. Recently The SAFE Banking Act was approved by the House app
It is neither a Sativa, Indica, or hybrid. The only aspect that counts when a plant is being termed a sinsemilla is that it must be feminized and unpollinated. Times have truly changed. In the 1970s almost every cannabis farmer, as well as users, could explain something about sinsemilla. Now, less than a quarter of cannabis consumers worldwide can
1.What are CBD Gummies? CBD has grown to be the talk of the town in recent years. According to a study, approximately 64 million Americans have tried it in the last 24 months. Among the 64 million Americans, 64% used it as pain relief, 49% used it for coping-up with anxiety, and 42% found it helpful for insomnia. Sunday Scaries CBD gummies come und
As more and more states decriminalize cannabis and legalize recreational use for adults, cannabis tourism is on the rise. Much as one might sample Seattle's famous coffee scene or check out the craft beer in hop capitals like Denver, Colorado and Bend, Oregon, visitors to legal states are dipping a toe into the local culture and sampling regional v
It’s not easy being green, or is it? In honor of Earth Month, cannabis companies look closely at their environmental impact. An industry revolving around growing plants seems like it would be ‘green,’ but cannabis cultivation and distribution is energy and resource-intensive. Cultivators tend to use hundreds of plastic tubs and fiberglass container
Tremors are uncontrollable, unintentional movements that affect a limb or a part of it. It’s one of the most common movement disorders and it can happen anywhere in the body. They usually affect the arms, vocal cords, head, legs, and torso. Tremors can also occur intermittently or during separate times after breaks, but they can also be constant or
Slovakia, a member country of the European Union, just became the last nation to formally declare on a federal level that CBD is not psychotropic. As of March 18, the Ministry of Health submitted a formal proposal to legalize cannabidiol, using the United Nations ruling as a guideline. This is hardly news. After all, CBD was officially reclassified
420 was predicted to be a huge day for cannabis sales and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Akerna said that by the time Tuesday hit, the daily retail sale of legal cannabis was expected to gross $95 million nationally, bringing total 4/20-related sales to $370 million in the U.S. if Akerna’s data proves accurate. Planet 13 Nevada-based Planet 13 Hol
During a year that saw hundreds of thousands of American deaths and widespread suffering, so-called vice industries thrived. Whether for mental health needs, self-medication, or pure recreation, the consuming public hoarded alcohol and other substances in an apparent effort to cope with the outbreak and social isolation over the past 12 months. And
In 2018, Michigan voters approved legalizing cannabis for adults age 21 and older, including possession, use, and cultivation. But what about all the people with previous criminal records for the very same activity now deemed legal? In 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed "clean slate" legislation that created a path for residents to clear many p