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Ohio Mayor Ends Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Pot

Ohio Mayor Ends Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Pot

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Cannabis NewsDecember 18, 2023

Mayor Justin Morris Bibb updated the city’s rules to accommodate for changes in state law. Cleveland, Ohio’s mayor announced the city would end its “antiquated” rules for employment, specifically removing the practice of drug-testing job applicants for cannabis. Mayor Justin M. Bibb announced Dec. 7

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Cannabis Marketing Could Win Big if 280E Goes Away

Cannabis Marketing Could Win Big if 280E Goes Away

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

It’s one piece of the cannabis industry that gets left out of the 280E conversation and this is the marketing side of the business. Since companies can’t deduct marketing expenses, when it’s time to tighten the belt, that’s the first place the cuts happen. Public relations, advertising, sponsoring

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Cannabis retail expands in Redwood City with two new dispensary openings

Cannabis retail expands in Redwood City with two new dispensary openings

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

MMD and Airfield Supply Company Mark Their Entry into Redwood City. Redwood City is set to see the opening of two new cannabis dispensaries this weekend. MMD, an established California cannabis brand, and Airfield Supply Company, a significant player in the cannabis retail market, are expanding

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Yooma Wellness Files for Bankruptcy

Yooma Wellness Files for Bankruptcy

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

Yooma Wellness, a Canadian multi-brand CBD and wellness company, has officially filed for bankruptcy. The company, which boasted a portfolio of companies collectively worth US$60m just two years ago, has become the latest cannabis casualty of 2023 following an extended period of ‘significant

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Police's crime lab test does not tell the difference between legal Hemp and illegal Marijuana

Police's crime lab test does not tell the difference between legal Hemp and illegal Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

A viral Charlotte Mecklenburg Police arrest is now raising questions about how the department tests marijuana. Can CMPD’s crime labs tell the difference between legal hemp and illegal marijuana? Christina Pierre and Anthony Lee claimed they were smoking legal hemp at a bus stop on West Arrowood in

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Cannabis certification courses coming to Kent State University

Cannabis certification courses coming to Kent State University

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2023

Kent State University is rolling out new cannabis certification courses now that recreational marijuana is legal in Ohio. “Even before legalization even took place, Kent State said this is an industry they wanted to help develop the new workforce,” said Max Simon, CEO of Green Flower. According to

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UK’s Largest Medical Cannabis Study Announces New Industry Partners

UK’s Largest Medical Cannabis Study Announces New Industry Partners

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Cannabis NewsDecember 12, 2023

Three New Industry Partners Join Drug Science's T21 Medical Cannabis Study in the UK. Drug Science is pleased to welcome three new industry partners to its groundbreaking medical cannabis study, T21 (formerly Project TWENTY21). They are SOMAí Pharmaceuticals, Blackpoint Biotech and 4Clabs who will

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Cannabis is a threat to the city, but not in the way you think

Cannabis is a threat to the city, but not in the way you think

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Cannabis NewsDecember 12, 2023

Cannabis has been the city of Sacramento’s new-found pot of gold. With the most permissive regulatory environment in the region for cultivating, distributing and selling cannabis, the existing 4% tax on the industry now dwarfs all revenue from all parking lots city-wide. Cannabis businesses are

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Minnesota industrial hemp license applications now open for 2024

Minnesota industrial hemp license applications now open for 2024

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Cannabis NewsDecember 11, 2023

Applications for licenses to grow and process industrial amounts of hemp in Minnesota are now open. The licenses, made available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), are required for individuals and businesses. Requirements to be approved for a license include passing a criminal

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Mix Up Your Holiday Cheer With a Sparkling Cannabis Experience

Mix Up Your Holiday Cheer With a Sparkling Cannabis Experience

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Cannabis NewsDecember 11, 2023

Elevate your holiday festivities with non-alcoholic cocktail recipes made with Mini Soda! Naturally sweetened with cane sugar, these gentle THC sodas are the perfect beverage for your celebrations. As the winter season wraps us in its festive embrace, Mini Soda is here to add a twist of joy and

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Cannabis Professionals Predict Exciting And Bumpy Ride For Industry In 2024

Cannabis Professionals Predict Exciting And Bumpy Ride For Industry In 2024

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Cannabis NewsDecember 11, 2023

Cannabis Industry Predictions for 2024: Rescheduling, M&A Surge, and Regulatory Drama. As the legal cannabis industry entered the post-pandemic age in 2023, the downturn that shadowed so many companies, gave way to a ray of light as more U.S. markets legalized, a Senate Committee had finally

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Police seeking info on suspects after series of Cannabis store robberies

Police seeking info on suspects after series of Cannabis store robberies

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Cannabis NewsDecember 8, 2023

Calgary police are looking for help to identify multiple suspects they believe are connected to a series of cannabis store armed robberies. Since Nov. 14, a dozen cannabis store robberies have happened in Calgary, including one where police said the suspects kicked the store clerk unconscious and

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How will Police handle Marijuana Legalization?

How will Police handle Marijuana Legalization?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 7, 2023

Public health, enforcement and more: Your questions answered about marijuana legalization. With Issue 2 taking effect Thursday, questions still loom about marijuana legalization in Ohio. The statute legalizes the purchase, possession and cultivation of marijuana for adults 21 and older in the state

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Drug dealers using QR codes stuck on lampposts to sell Cannabis near schools

Drug dealers using QR codes stuck on lampposts to sell Cannabis near schools

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Cannabis NewsDecember 7, 2023

Brazen drug dealers are using QR codes stuck on lampposts to try and sell cannabis near schools, universities and even police stations, it has emerged. Dozens of black and gold stickers advertising 'Get your delivery' have been put up around various streets in the cathedral city of Worcester. Each

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Cannabis traffickers used cryptocurrency, 'barrels of honey or maple syrup' to cover tracks

Cannabis traffickers used cryptocurrency, 'barrels of honey or maple syrup' to cover tracks

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Cannabis NewsDecember 7, 2023

Man, 39, obtained grow-op licence through fraud to produce 'vast amounts' of illicit cannabis, police say. A 39-year-old Manitoba man and half a dozen others were arrested this summer and fall in connection with drug trafficking and money laundering schemes that involved cryptocurrency — along with

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Hemp Cannabinoids Could Be Source of New Pesticides

Hemp Cannabinoids Could Be Source of New Pesticides

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Cannabis NewsDecember 6, 2023

A new study by researchers at Cornell University has found that cannabinoids could one day have applications as natural pesticides. Recent research into the potential uses of hemp shows that cannabinoids produced by the plant could one day be the source of new natural pesticides, according to

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Online Applications Open for Minnesota’s 2024 Industrial Hemp Program

Online Applications Open for Minnesota’s 2024 Industrial Hemp Program

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2023

These licenses are for growing and processing industrial hemp only. Online applications are now open for anyone wishing to grow or process hemp in Minnesota in 2024. A license from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is required for individuals and businesses. Applications must be

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Cannabis retail applications swamping some New York cities

Cannabis retail applications swamping some New York cities

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2023

Cities in Upstate New York Inundated With Cannabis Dispensary Applications. With two weeks to go until New York State’s deadline for cannabis retail dispensary applications, large upstate cities have been inundated with paperwork from people seeking permits from municipalities. The floodgates have

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CBD’s Anti-Inflammatory, Neurological Benefits Could Provide Alzheimer’s Relief

CBD’s Anti-Inflammatory, Neurological Benefits Could Provide Alzheimer’s Relief

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Cannabis NewsDecember 4, 2023

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects more than 6 million Americans of all ages. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is known and widely used for a wide array of potential benefits, including pain relief, sleep, stress and anxiety relief, its anti-seizure properties — the list goes on. While the non-psychotropic

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Company launches first Hemp-based insulation product

Company launches first Hemp-based insulation product

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2023

Kingspan‘s new bio-based insulation HemKor product range is largely made of hemp and can help drive down the embodied carbon of buildings. HemKor, the new bio-based insulation product range, offers three products to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings. Jute Blend has a bio-based content of

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