Cannabis and Hemp News,Culture and Events

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Hempcon Heart of Nature Competition Winners

Hempcon's 2016 competition season comes to a close with the finals and the new 2017 season begins with the Heart of Nature Cup. Here are the results of the competitions. Ibudtender and Hempcon want to thank and congratulate all competitors who help... Read Full Article

High Times US Cannabis Cup winds down

High Times has had a rough time moving their US Cannabis Cup to Las Vegas. It all started a few weeks ago when the Nevada Attorney General sent a letter informing High Times and the Moapa tribe that the event could be in violation of federal law eve... Read Full Article

Israel moves to decriminalize cannabis possession

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet has just approved a measure that would put the brakes on jailtime for cannabis. The measure would instead reduce jailtime to a simple fine for possession.

Cannabis finally legal in California

On November 9th at 12:00 am, Californians began to enjoy new protections from the failed 'war on drugs' with the passing of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a statewide proposition that not only decriminalizes possession and use of the... Read Full Article

Mexico President Watching California Recreational Marijuana Vote

During the 2016 year Pena Nieto has been delving into the realm of marijuana legalization, having proposed relaxing the country's marijuana laws and throwing his support behind a bill that would legalize up to an ounce of cannabis for personal use. T... Read Full Article

Washington State To Step Up Pesticide Testing For Cannabis

Marijuana produced in Washington has required that crops be tested for mold and fungus since recreational sales began in the state but screening for pesticides has not been a regular part of the program. Since the first licensed recreational crops we... Read Full Article

San Francisco hospital is pushing for on-site cannabis consumption

When it comes to medications administered to patients in a healthcare facility, you won't currently find any kind of cannabis-related medicine. But a doctor at Marin General Hospital in San Francisco is looking to change that. Dr. Larry Bedard is a r... Read Full Article

2016 is the year of cannabis... where does your state stand?

2016 has been a ground-breaking year for the cannabis industry and has helped lead to many more states approving medical marijuana and flirting with recreational adult use. Get the scoop on which states have cannabis on the ballot this November.

Italy begins course toward cannabis legalization

With Italian lawmakers currently discussing details legalization of recreational cannabis, these recent announcements are further evidence of the shift in attitude toward cannabis reform in Italy.

Relax... cannabis use does not cause premature birth or low birth weight

Expecting mothers can breathe a sigh a relief as study on cannabis use during pregnancy shows no correlation for premature births and low birth weight!

Upcoming Hemp and Cannabis Events


12 to 14 2017

Cannabis Business Summit and Expo

Oakland Convention Center     NCIA

NCIA will be hosting our 4th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo from June 12 – 14, 2017 at the Oakland Conventi...


23 to 25 2017

Rise Together Festival

NOS Events Center     Mega Productions/Hempcon

The Rise Together Festival is coming to SoCal this June 23rd-25th, 2017!  This event will feature a cannabis competion for local Califo...

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