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Celebrity Star Power Has So Far Had Limited Impact on Cannabis

Famous names, mixed results Celebrities from Jay-Z to Justin Bieber are trying to make their mark on the cannabis industry with high-profile product launches and collaborations. It’s easy to see why they want…

POSaBIT Buys Suite of Platforms (Leaf Data Systems, MJ Platform and Ample Organics) from Embattled Akerna Corp.

POSaBIT, the cannabis point-of-sale (POS) and payments software company, this morning announced its planned acquisition of  MJ Platform (MJ Freeway), Leaf Data Systems, and Ample Organics from embattled software company…

Willow Industries’ Jill Ellsworth Kills Misconceptions about Cannabis Kill-Steps

Trying to bring food-grade safety standards to the budding regulated cannabis industry wasn’t easy for Jill Ellsworth, founder and CEO of cannabis kill-step solution provider Willow Industries. As a registered…

Connecticut GOP Bill Would Stop Adult-Use Sales (For Now)

Connecticut House Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday containing 13 proposals concerning the regulation of cannabis that would, if passed, effectively bring the state’s nascent adult-use market to a screeching halt, at…

New ‘Semi-Synthetic’ THC Alternative HHC Could Encourage Regulatory Crack Down On Hemp Flower

At the end of 2022 the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) held its first ‘technical expert meeting’ on hexahydrocannabinol, better known as HHC.  This new substance, said to produce similar…

Pa. bill would loosen rules on prescribing medical marijuana

Two lawmakers have announced plans for legislation that would strip the state’s Medical Marijuana Advisory Board of one of its main functions – determining what serious medical conditions entitle patients…

Hong Kong to ban CBD, label it a ‘dangerous drug’

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will ban CBD starting Wednesday, categorizing it as a “dangerous drug” and mandating harsh penalties for its smuggling, production and possession, customs authorities announced…

Lawmakers want investigation, hearings into ‘Wild West’ of California cannabis and farm work

California lawmakers are calling for a sweeping investigation into corruption in the state’s cannabis industry, legislative hearings on the exploitation of farmworkers and new laws to thwart labor trafficking in…

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