Cavedale Road is bumpy – steep, narrow, its asphalt broken like a jiggled jigsaw. Perhaps this is as it should be, given that it is the road to the top of the world. “Welcome to the Top of the World,” says Doug Gardner, the owner of the property high in the Mayacamas just yards away from the Napa County line. There’s a five-bedroom cabin next door
Investors and politicians are salivating at the potential size of the new recreational marijuana industry in New York. The state estimated the industry could bring in as much as $350 million in tax revenue annually, which would make it one of the largest cash crops in the state. And while marijuana is projected to be an economic panacea, we are who
Michigan’s hemp industry could get up to $100 million in federal funds to help it compete globally under a proposal pushed by a nationwide growers association. The state is one of four with emerging hemp industries targeted by the National Hemp Association (NHA) along with Oregon, New York and Florida. The funding would be for developing a “regiona
In New York City, when they allowed public smoking of marijuana, arrests declined significantly. Sounds like a no brainer — if it’s legal to smoke weed in public, cops can’t arrest you. Except, in some places there are grey areas and cops like to exploit these grey areas to increase arrest records and feel like they are “enforcing the LAW!” It turn
One thing most people agree on: Federal marijuana legalization is coming. It’s just a matter of when -- and how it will impact existing state markets, such as the one currently growing in Michigan.With the inconsistent patchwork of state laws across the nation regarding medical and recreational marijuana, the implications of federal legalization, a
When you're looking for stocks that you can buy and hold for many years, it's perfectly fine to be picky about the companies to add to your portfolio. Personally, I'm extremely choosy in selecting stocks, and I take as much time as I feel comfortable with to perform due diligence on a company before I take the plunge. The marijuana industry has cau
No matter where you live in the United States, it’s safe to say that the cannabis industry has come a long way in the past couple of decades. Back toward the beginning of the New Millennium, if I had told you that recreational cannabis would be legal in 18 states and that medical marijuana would be permitted in 37 states, you would have most likely
U.S. cannabis stocks like Cresco Labs  (CRLBF) , Curaleaf  (CURLF) , Green Thumb Industries  (GTBIF) and Trulieve Cannabis  (TCNNF) - Get Trulieve Cannabis Corp. Report were rising Thursday following a Congressional vote on a cannabis banking measure.The SAFE Banking Act  was adopted by a voice vote in the U.S. House Thursday as a part of this year
In terms of technology and development, the world has unquestionably progressed significantly. As time progresses, people discover new ways to improve a variety of existing technologies. Also, a significant amount of progress has been made in the cannabis industry as a result of legalization and technological advances. People are putting their crea
For years, cannabinoids, the chemicals found in the cannabis plant, have been widely known for their therapeutic and medicinal abilities. Scientists have identified at least 113 different chemicals in the plant — with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) — known for treating epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, chemotherapy-induc
CBD of Denver, Inc. (OTC Pink: CBDD), a full-line CBD and hemp oil company and a producer and distributor of cannabis and CBD products in Switzerland and Europe, comments on Italy's cannabis decriminalization referendum, which received the required 500,000+ signatures well ahead of the September 30 deadline to be included in the country's 2022 vote
Arguing over which strains of cannabis are the best is a time-honored tradition. In good company and armed with some basic knowledge on the seemingly endless bounty of cannabis varietals now available, the quest to defend your chosen strain as the best of the bunch is often a largely subjective exercise. But a fun one nonetheless. By contrast, a co
When California legalized cannabis for adult use in 2016, many supporters acknowledged that the War on Drugs had disproportionately impacted communities of color around the state. It was, in fact, one of the selling points of Proposition 64, which went into effect more than a year later.  On the belief that the ballot initiative didn’t go far enoug
  Last week, a couple of developments took place at both the state and global levels regarding the regulation of cannabis in regards to it being something that humans put into their bodies.   LABELING GETS SPECIFIC The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board issued a policy statement last week clarifying the rules surrounding structure or functi
The second of three teens charged in an apparent robbery attempt that turned deadly last winter in Middletown has admitted guilt. Timathy Rhodus and Elliot Shepherd II, both 17 at the time of the crime, were each indicted in April for murder with gun specifications and other felonies for the Jan. 31 incident where a woman was killed at a Wilbraham
The fast-growing marijuana industry is full of opportunities for long-term investors. From growers to retailers to ancillary providers, there's something for every type of investor, no matter their risk tolerance. While some pot stocks have earned their status as premium buys for long-term investors' portfolios, others have generated significant hy
Two area businesswomen want to open a cannabis growing, manufacturing and retail distribution facility in a building that once housed a Roseland charter school, but some area residents say they object to that kind of business in their neighborhood. Old School Cannabis, which has applied for permission to operate at the site, will be considered by t
Cannabis and empathy? You might be wondering, “what does empathy have to do with cannabis? I thought stoners were supposed to be apathetic.” Well, the answer might surprise you. Studies suggest cannabis actually positively impacts our ability to process emotions. Cannabis opens up the potential to understand others better and be more aware of their
Sleeplessness. Night sweats. Anxiety. Irritability. Aches and pains. Would smoking a little pot help women deal with these common symptoms of menopause? A good number of middle-aged women apparently think so, because they've been turning to marijuana to help handle the change of life, a new study reports. "Midlife women within the menopause transit