WeedLife News Network

Hot off the press cannabis, marijuana, cbd and hemp news from around the world on the WeedLife News Network.

Medical Marijuana Seen By Some As Successor To Steel In Western Pennsylvania – Cannabis News

BRADDOCK (KDKA) — When the steel jobs left the Mon Valley, towns like Braddock fell into decline. Mayor John Fetterman believes that marijuana may help turn things around. 

Continue reading

New Marijuana Industry Jobs to Eclipse New Manufacturing Jobs By 2020 – Cannabis News

The projections from the report by New Frontier Data paint a pretty rosy picture for folks interested in entering into the legal cannabis industry.

Continue reading

Branding the bud: Marijuana companies want California to issue trademarks for pot – Cannabis News

Marijuana distributors are already lining up to pick brand names for their buds once sales become legal in 2018.

Continue reading

California's marijuana production is already mind boggling – Cannabis News

The estimated value of marijuana is more than the top five leading cash farm receipts for commodities in California combined.

Continue reading

Alaska: State receiving first tax payments from marijuana businesses – Cannabis News

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Tax dollars from Alaska’s new marijuana industry have finally begun flowing into state coffers, with the first cash payments from pot businesses being made in Anchorage this week.

Continue reading

Alaska: State receiving first tax payments from marijuana businesses – Cannabis News

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Tax dollars from Alaska’s new marijuana industry have finally begun flowing into state coffers, with the first cash payments from pot businesses being made in Anchorage this week.

Continue reading

Plans for massive marijuana greenhouse in Massachusetts advance – Cannabis News

On the eve of a vote that could legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, a Colorado company is preparing to build the state’s largest marijuana greenhouse, a sprawling, high-tech complex that could eventually expand to nearly 1 million square feet.

Continue reading

Legal Marijuana Linked to Fewer Opioid Prescriptions – Cannabis News

States that implemented medical marijuana laws experienced an especially notable drop in painkiller prescriptions.

Continue reading

Marijuana companies join forces to expand beyond state lines - Marijuana News

DENVER — Normally, when a company based in one state wants to sell products in another state, it starts calling truckers. For Strainz, a Las Vegas marijuana company, it was more complicated.

Continue reading

State lawmakers to Congress: Butt out of our marijuana laws

U.S. Capitol. Image: Jorge Gallovia via Wikimedia Commons
 
State lawmakers are calling on the federal government to change its drug laws to let states experiment with marijuana and hemp policy.
Continue reading

Illinois begins harvest of its first legal medical marijuana crop

Marijuana clones are monitored at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. Cuttings are taken to this room where they take root and get light 24 hours a day. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
 
The state's restrictive law doesn't allow people to grow their own, so only state-approved cultivation centers with rigid security systems will sell to dispensaries.
Continue reading

Texas cannabis capitalists are ready to seed the soil

Cannabis leaf and Texas State Capitol Building
John Austin ~ CNHI State Reporter via Cleburne Times-Review ~
 
AUSTIN — Texans with epilepsy may not be buying legal cannabis oil here until 2017, but home-grown entrepreneurs are already lining up for a cut of the mainstream marijuana business.
Continue reading

Research by Stanford law students offers roadmap for California on legalizing marijuana

Stanford Law School students prepare for a presentation on California marijuana policy options at the RAND Corp. office in Santa Monica, California, in May.  Photo:  Stanford Law School

Clifton B. Parker ~ Stanford University ~

Stanford law students offer an analysis on how California could most effectively implement marijuana legalization for recreational use if voters approve ballot measures on the issue in 2016.
Continue reading

CONGRESS PROTECTS MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESSES FROM FEDS, BUT NOT REC SHOPS

Image of marijuana plants
 
Congress voted on two amendments to a Department of Justice spending bill Wednesday that would protect marijuana businesses in states where they're legal, but only one of them passed.
Continue reading

WeedLife.com