Members of Arkansas' medical marijuana industry at a legislative subcommittee meeting last week aired frustrations with the state contractor used to track cannabis products and sales. The vice chairwoman of the Arkansas Legislative Council's Medical Marijuana Oversight Subcommittee, Sen. Linda Chesterfield, D-Little Rock, raised the issue on Thursd
There is a major debate about the loss of Afghanistan, but for the most part, it has followed the Prime Directive: “Don’t mention the Drug War!” Nonetheless, it seems relevant that Afghanistan is still the world’s largest opium poppy producer. According to Reuters, “Despite the threats posed by Afghanistan’s illicit drug business, experts noted, th
Hemp fiber is majorly used in the textile and paper & pulp industry, due to its long and robust fibers as compared to cotton. Furthermore, being a renewable source material, its application has been increasing in many diverse industries such as construction, animal bedding, furniture, agriculture, and automobile. Original link
The municipality of Garray (Soria) in Spain could boast until recently that it hosted “the largest rose greenhouse in Europe.”  However, the company that owned it, Aleia Roses, went into liquidation, putting more than two hundred workers out of employment. That was a year ago, but now, a new firm, Ondara, has acquired the entire company. Although a
If the government could just get out of the way of marijuana, it could realize its full potential as a massive growth opportunity. Unfortunately, a tax and regulatory morass on the state level, coupled with its continuing classification as an illegal substance federally, has put roadblocks in front of otherwise good pot stocks. Other cannabis stock
As the cannabis industry continues to grow in value, many in Black and brown communities can’t help but notice the irony of it all. Millions of people (primarily people of color) are stuck serving out lengthy prison sentences for selling a substance that many are legally profiting from now.  (Photo credit,Voila)   The ongoing issue is what inspired
One of the most respected cannabis entrepreneurs and activists, Kris Krane, is joining New York-based KCSA Strategic Communications, to lead its new Chicago office. According to information procured exclusively ahead of an official announcement, Krane, former president of 4Front Ventures, a cannabis multi-state operator (MSO) once valued at more th
Cannabis is still federally illegal and is included on Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), along with such other substances as heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamines.1 It is a federal crime to grow, possess or sell cannabis. Despite being federally illegal, 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized the sale and use of
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is considering establishing a cannabis retail business among other possible options, its chairman said Tuesday without offering details. A trade publication, Leafly, citing anonymous sources in the tribal government, reported that Foxwoods plans to open near the casino a “mega-dispensary” larger than 25,000 squ
DENVER, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Business intelligence from Akerna (Nasdaq: KERN), an enterprise software, leading compliance technology provider, and developer of the cannabis industry's first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology (MJ Platform®), predicts that the upcoming Labor Day weekend, September 3 – Septemb
      *Shipment destined for highly anticipated South African medical cannabis *First flower to be distributed legally in the country at a commercial scale *Setting the base for large-scale commercialisation into the international market in 2022 TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the "Company" or "TGOD")
    A York-based project to establish industrial hemp as a ‘major’ UK crop has secured six-figure funding. The first development phase of the HEMP-30 project has been awarded £200k from the UK government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, funded through the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) £1bn Net Zero Innovat
New York, Aug. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cannabis Society is pleased to announce that they are hosting a worldwide hybrid conference covering two distinct topics: European Medical Cannabis and North American MSO Growth and Consolidation on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021. This one-day conference will start with discussions surrounding European
The Anantara Chiang Mai resort in Thailand has launched ‘healthy and nutrition-rich’ cannabis-infused food and drink at its on-site restaurant. Jenny Southan reports Original link
National retail sales figures for July included a small segment called “miscellaneous store retailers,” in which the U.S. Department of Commerce included the no-longer-so-small cannabis dispensaries.  With sales at the nation's miscellaneous store retailers increasing by 3.5% in July from June to a record $14 billion — at a time when total retail s
Top Marijuana Penny Stocks In August 2021 As the stock market continues higher are you looking for top marijuana stocks to buy? In the first quarter, the best cannabis stocks rallied until February 10th. Since that time the cannabis sector has declined for several months and is now trading near its lowest market value this year. In the first quarte