Two-Year Investigation of Illicit Weed Market Leads to Multimillion Dollar Raids

In a reminder that marijuana legalization does not legalize the production of all marijuana, Colorado police announced that they spent Wednesday morning busting a large swath of unauthorized cannabis production. Officers seized an almost unbelievable total of $240 million in marijuana plants and $13.5 million in market-ready cannabis, in addition to a Porsche, a BMV,

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Data Finds Canadians in New Brunswick Reluctant to Buy Pot With Credit Cards

Canadians aren’t so into paying for cannabis on credit. And Canada’s federal privacy commissioner says you probably shouldn’t anyway. Instead, Commissioner Daniel Therrien is recommending extreme caution when it comes to putting pot purchases on plastic, telling consumers that it’s probably better to just pay with cash. Because while cannabis is legal across Canada, consumer

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Maine Officials Set Goal Date for Start of Recreational Marijuana Sales

Maine, a state that legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, still doesn’t have a commercial marketplace for cannabis. But regulators say they at least have a plan for what that marketplace will look like, one they hope to have up and running by spring 2020. Maine’s medical cannabis industry operators and entrepreneurs eager to get a

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Gas Station Chain Sheetz Now Selling CBD Products in Pennsylvania Locations

Gas station and convenience store chain Sheetz is probably best known for its massive selection of snacks and touchscreen ordering system. Now, the chain is diving headfirst into the CBD craze. As announced by the company earlier today, Sheetz is now adding a full line of CBD products to its offerings. Sheetz’s New CBD Lineup

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NFL to Study Medical Marijuana Potential With Football Player’s Union

The NFL’s longstanding hostility to marijuana use among its personnel could soon be relaxed, as the league and the union representing players have agreed to study cannabis as a method of pain management. As part of the agreement, the league and the NFL Players Association will participate in two committees designed to provide guidance on

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Texas Senate Advances Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill, Rejects Inclusion of PTSD

Medical marijuana patients scored a tentative win on Wednesday when the Texas Senate passed a revised version of a house bill that would add several qualifying health conditions to the state’s requirements for access to medical cannabis. Now individuals with all forms of epilepsy, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, ALS, terminal cancer, autism, and incurable

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UK Talk Show Hosts Under Fire For Cutting Off Conversation With Cannabis Advocate

Fans of the UK morning talkshow This Morning are blasting its hosts for cutting short a segment featuring Charlotte Caldwell, a UK mother who has been at the center of a national controversy surrounding medical cannabis. Caldwell appeared on the show to discuss her ongoing difficulties accessing life-saving cannabis medication for her son Billy Caldwell,

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Canada Pledging $24.5 Million to Fund Research on Cannabis and Health

The Canadian government wants to learn more about the health benefits and risks of marijuana use, ponying up a significant amount of money to help support research. On Wednesday, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research announced it would be dropping roughly $24.5 million to bolster cannabis research. The money will help support 26 projects throughout

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Utah Cannabis Cultivators May Be Required to Pay Over $100,000 in Fees

In what could be one of the most convincing financial arguments for the legalization of recreational marijuana yet, the state of Utah has announced that cannabis cultivators will face a licensing fee from between $75,000 to $100,000. “The program has to be self-sufficient and pay for itself,” said Andrew Rigby, who is program manager for

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Cincinnati City Council To Vote On Marijuana Decriminalization Today

Wednesday afternoon, Cincinnati City Council is scheduled to vote to decriminalize marijuana possession by adults 21 years and over within city limits. The vote will take place at Cincinnati City Hall. Last week, a majority of council said they supported marijuana legalization, suggesting that the decriminalization vote will likely succeed. But council will have three

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