The Business Side of Medical Marijuana

Smoking a Joint by Chuck Grimmett

Mixing Tobacco and Weed Isn’t Good, Study Says

Blunt smokers beware. A new study says mixing tobacco and marijuana isn't a good idea: It can make quitting either drug more difficult. The research by the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit of University C...

Legal Marijuana Market in Nevada Could Be Worth $630 Million

They don't call it Sin City for nothing. Prostitution is legal in a few specific areas outside Las Vegas. And partying pretty much happens 24/7 on the strip. So why not add legal, recreational weed to the mi...

Democrats’ Platform to Include Support for Marijuana States

It looks like the Democrats will officially support states that legalize marijuana, medical and otherwise. The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee concluded its work with a final draft ahead of the Democr...

CBD Maker Asks for Help After Raid

A cannabidiol (CBD) maker in Sonoma County, California is urging supporters to take action after cops raided the operation earlier this month. Care By Design of Santa Rosa is asking supporters to let politic...

Congress Chickens Out on Marijuana Reforms

Last week your political representatives in Washington, D.C. totally chickened out on important marijuana reforms. A proposal that would have allowed Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana t...

Unlucky Dispensary Raided After Happenstance Discovery

Here's a tip: Don't go to Vegas with the operators of this dispensary. Because they don't seem to have good luck at all. Authorities in San Bernardino County this week said they raided a marijuana retaile...
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Weed Entrepreneurs Unite

California's weed entrepreneurs are coming together. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is holding its third annual national conference, the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, in Oakland this ...

Ohio Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Way to go Ohio. You're almost there. Governor and former presidential candidate John Kasich recently announced that he signed Ohio House Bill 523 into law. The bill "authorizes the use of marijuana for me...

Anti-Pot Group Compares Orlando Tragedy to Marijuana ‘Threat’

The idiots at the Oregon chapter of anti-pot group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) just compared the tragedy in Orlando, Florida to the "threat" posed by making access to marijuana easier. U.S. Rep. Earl...

Man Faces Life in Prison for Marijuana Crime

A man has been convicted by a federal jury of trying to smuggle nearly two tons of marijuana into the United States from Mexico. Twenty-four-year-old Mexico resident Jose Guadalupe Zepeda-Ramirez was found g...

Postal Service Workers Delivered More Than Mail, Feds Say

U.S. Postal Service carriers deliver to nearly every American address, rain or shine. So it was only a matter of time before some genius would allegedly enlist them to deliver the best kind of mail, cannabis...

As Legalization Prevails, Teen Pot Issues Decline

It might be a stretch to say that the medical and recreational legalization of marijuana is good for teenagers. But it seems clear that teen pot use, even in states with legalized cannabis, is leveling off o...

California Legalization Will Create New Pot Smokers

A new analysis from RAND Drug Policy Research Center co-director Beau Kilmer concludes that if Californians legalize recreational marijuana in November, "use will increase." He calls it a "fairly safe bet." ...

New Dispensary Group Works to Protect Marijuana Biz

A new medical marijuana dispensary group in Los Angeles is vying to protect its interests. The UCBA (United Cannabis Business Alliance) Trade Association just launched its website, organizers say. The org...