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
California’s state fair has struggled with two years of COVID cancellations. But planning is already underway for next year’s event. And among the livestock and food competitions, there will be a new award handed out for top pot. We’re getting answers on just how the cannabis competition will be judged. The state fair is a Sacramento summertime tra
Although Tracey Medeiros insists her new cannabis-focused cookbook is not a party book, it definitely includes a recipe for a favorite treat: pot brownies. “I couldn’t resist,” Medeiros said of the fudgy, deeply chocolate recipe. The nod to pot brownies is just one of 125 recipes in “The Art of Cooking with Cannabis,” a handbook for understanding h
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has provided an update on its position on the use of hemp and hemp byproducts in animal feed, calling for more research. In the USA, animal feed is regulated at a federal level by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM). AAFCO is a non-regulatory bod
A Payson-based biotech company has entered a manufacturing partnership with a cannabis operation also based in Payson as it brings a new way to ingest THC into the Arizona market. Ally Biotech says its patent-pending Lipofusion technology will be used in oral-delivery products manufactured under the license of Desert Medical Campus Inc., which does
Stem Holdings, Inc., the first multi-state, vertically integrated Farm-to-Home™ (F2H) cultivation and technology omnichannel cannabis company, announced today that it has acquired Artifact Extracts, a premier cannabis extraction company based in Oregon known for its award-winning concentrates, as well as two dispensaries. (As Originally Seen On Ben
The Las Cruces city council voted to pay the state back $400,000 that was going to go to a new hemp manufacturing company. The city planned to invest $150,000 of its own funding in addition to $400,000 that the New Mexico Economic Development Department gave the city for 420 Valley, LLC. The city's decision to retract the money was due to the fact
Referendum to call for Italy to liberalise cannabis. Italy is set for a referendum on liberalising the use of cannabis after activists gathered half a million signatures, the threshold required to trigger a public vote. The referendum, which could be held early next year, proposes to legalise the growing of cannabis for personal use and scrap priso
More people are in the emergency room for uncontrollable vomiting, also known as cyclical vomiting syndrome (CVS), following marijuana legalization, according to a new study. According to the analysis published Friday in JAMA Network Open and sponsored by The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Colorado has seen over 800,000 emergency room rep
Seed & Smith has launched a new collaboration for cannabis and music lovers, partnering with Colorado band Big Gigantic to release limited-edition THC cartridges for the company's popular line of Dart vaporizer pods. A brand encompassing dispensaries, in-house cannabis cultivation and extracted products, Seed & Smith has worked with a handful of mu
The U.S. House of Representatives late Tuesday night approved a bill that would let banks to do business with cannabis companies without fear of penalty, giving traction to the least-disputed reform sought by the growing industry.  The so-called SAFE Banking Act would be a boon for marijuana companies, which have so-far been stymied by the necessit