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Big Business and the Cannabis Industry: Is Assimilation Inevitable?

The growing involvement of major, big-money corporations in the cannabis industry was inevitable. Advocates long argued we should treat marijuana like alcohol (though for what it’s worth I only ever meant legally, not as yet another corporate c... Read Full Article

Budtender's Blog #5: How to navigate a cannabis dispensary

As more and more states legalize cannabis for both medical and adult use, and dispensary access opens up furter, it’s important to ensure everyone has a truly satisfying experience. And with the information available today, there’s no rea... Read Full Article

Lack of Diversity at Publicly Traded Cannabis Companies: The Consequences of Excluding Women and Minorities

With more and more states legalizing medical and recreational cannabis, the industry is only growing more lucrative. As social stigma fades and the willingness of banks to work with cannabis businesses increases, investors and entrepreneurs are jumpi... Read Full Article

Real life Experience of Medical Cannabis Treatment in Autism: Analysis of Safety and Efficacy

Research article published in Science Reports, Jan. 17, 2019 This article reports on the outcomes from use of medical cannabis in treating young people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The subjects included every patient with a diagn... Read Full Article

Hashing Out California’s Final Cannabis Regulations Cannabis with Attorney Dominic Ripoli

Final changes to California's Cannabis Regulations   California’s newest cannabis regulations have been in place for nearly three months, and the industry is settling into the latest changes. This is the third set of regulations,... Read Full Article

Former LAPD Narcotic-Enforcement Officer, Stephen Downing, Turns Cannabis Activist

Stephen Downing is a former LAPD officer who once led the department’s narcotic enforcement program, and now serves as Chairman of the Board of Cannabis Sativa Inc., a licensing firm for cannabis-related intellectual property. While those thing... Read Full Article

H.R. 420 – The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act - A California Attorney Weighs In

HR 420 - THe Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act   H.R. 420 is a piece of legislation introduced to Congress by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) who currently is the co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. H.R. 420 is one of three s... Read Full Article

A new study shows men who use cannabis have significantly higher sperm count than their counterparts

A recent article on highlights a new cannabis study published Feb 6th, 2018 on the effect of marijuana and lowered sperm counts in men.     Several past studies have highlighted the dramatic effects drug use has on male sperm... Read Full Article

Introduction to investing in cannabis stocks

Cannabis Stocks are highly volatile but can yield high returns from the 'Green Rush'   With recreational cannabis now legal in 10 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and medical cannabis legal in 33, federal legalization in A... Read Full Article

What is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, its symptoms, treatments and cure

What is Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) and how can I get relief from the symptoms   Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, or CHS for short, is a recurring condition some heavy cannabis users experience.  It is not known why s... Read Full Article

Seniors Ask: Can cannabis help me enjoy a healthy sex life now that I am over 70?

Back in the ’70s, I took a psychology class at Kankakee Community College in Illinois. I remember the teacher saying men reached their sexual peak at 18 and women at 30. She also said men usually climax in 3 to 5 minutes; women took 20 minutes ... Read Full Article

The Growth of Corporate Cannabis

 Was Kevin Sabet Right All Along About Big Marijuana and the Growth of Corporate Cannabis?   Legalization of adult social use marijuana only began in 2012, yet it’s already a multi-billion dollar industry. As 2018 came to a clos... Read Full Article

Just The Facts: Fourteen Facts About The Drug War To Keep In Mind As 2019 Unfolds

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health is an annual survey conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services. They report that in 2017, an estimated 26 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past-month) users of marijuana. &nb... Read Full Article

Cannabis Users Drink Less and Have Fewer Alcohol-Related Problems

Compared to those without medical cannabis recommendations, cannabis users with medical cannabis recommendations had 0.59 times fewer drinks per day A new study came to the conclusion that cannabis users with medical cannabis recommendations d... Read Full Article

How to Choose a Cannabis Testing Lab

Choosing a cannabis testing lab to get  the most accurate results for the best price   In regulated states, before cannabis hits dispensary shelves, it has to meet certain testing requirements, like food and supplements. The differenc... Read Full Article

CBD Prevents THC From Lowering Ocular Pressure

While CBD is being touted by many across the globe as a cure all, a newly-published study found that THC in marijuana has strong eye benefits for glaucoma patients and that CBD actually blocks those beneficial effects. One of the most commonly propos... Read Full Article

Budtender’s Blog #3 – Meet Seibo Shen and his Newest Vape Technology, the Hanu Stone

As a budtender, I get asked a lot of questions about cannabis e-vape technology, and have to inform people that it's still somewhat limited, even when it comes to new innovations like C cell batteries. Think of vaporizers a bit like cell phones -... Read Full Article

Presto Doctor: Meet a Premier East Coast Medical Marijuana Telemed Company

On the day after Christmas, like many people, I sat on the couch in my pajamas, sipping coffee and staring at my laptop. I wasn’t watching Netflix or taking a Facebook quiz, though; instead, I was waiting for my evaluation to become a New York ... Read Full Article

Is CBD oil legal? How the 2018 Farm Bill Changes the Accessibility of CBD products

CBD oil is massively popular, and when you look at the anecdotal evidence, it’s easy to see why. A quick Google search reveals myriad testimonials about the physical and mental illnesses it can treat or cure, from anxiety to cancer. Although no... Read Full Article

Christmastime in the Big House: Marijuana Prisoners Reflect on the Holidays

In reality, we don't have holidays here.     Cesal, Marijuana Lifer   On the topic of being stuck in federal prison during the holidays, most of the prisoners I spoke with while preparing this article echoed Craig ... Read Full Article

Seniors Ask: How High is Too High?

She asked me, “How high is too high?” She was the first to ask, but not the last. In California, on January 1, 2018, thanks to changes in the rules governing marijuana use, people were not required to have a physician’s recom... Read Full Article

California's Proposition 65 - Cannabis and Cancer Warnings

Cannabis Businesses Must Comply or Face High Fines Commercial cannabis in the state of California has a peculiar proposition hanging over it’s shoulder. In 1986, the voters of California passed proposition 65, also known as the Safe Water an... Read Full Article

Consumer Warning: Dextromethorphan, found in CBD vape pens

Vaping is often touted as being less harmful. But this is not always the case in the land of the unregulated cannabis industry, where a recent study showed cannabidiol (CBD) e-liquid products have some undetermined occurrence of adulterations with dr... Read Full Article

Understanding California's Proposition 64 - A detailed look at the nation's hottest cannabis market

With 331 pages of “proposed new regulations” (expected to be officially adopted by January 2019) and 120 pages of current “re-adopted regulations,” Prop 64 requires hours of focused reading in order to grasp the boundaries of ... Read Full Article

Cannabis for Seniors: Using Therapeutic Medical Marijuana to End Pain and Enjoy Life

You may have seen the latest statistics or heard that seniors are the fastest growing group of medical marijuana users. It’s true, and I can speak from first-hand experience: medical marijuana is good for seniors.   Photo credit:... Read Full Article

South Korea becomes first nation in East Asia to legalize medical cannabis

South Korea, in a bold move, voted to amend the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs illuminating the path to legal medical cannabis.  The conservative country is the first in the region with a medical cannabis program and one not many though... Read Full Article

Ibudtender Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving, From our Family to Yours!

  Happy Danksgiving! If you are a fan of cannabis, or even just a fan of legalizing cannabis, there are many things to appreciate this holiday season:   Weed is winning! Right now, there are 33 states that have enacted some for... Read Full Article

High Times 'Cannabis Cup' denied recreational cannabis event permit for 4/20

There have already been several cancelled cannabis events this year and it seems more will be coming if they are not abiding by the new state laws.  High Times, a company with a long history leading the counter-cultural movements regarding marij... Read Full Article

California's new adult use cannabis laws for 2018

2018 will be a big year for the adult use and medical cannabis industry, especially in California where prohibition has been fully overturned legally for the largest cannabis producing and consumption state.  It has been over 20 years ... Read Full Article

Cannabis events heating up

There are no shortages of cannabis themed events these days,  Every weekend there are popup seshes, local farmer's markets, competitions and festivals.  With so many, how do you choose which to attend?  We have compiled a list of u... Read Full Article

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 us... Read Full Article

Mexico President Watching California Recreational Marijuana Vote

California made history in 1996 when it passed Prop 215 (The Compassionate Use Act) and became the first state to allow patients with a doctor's recommendation to use medical cannabis. In the twenty years since, residents of the state have create... Read Full Article

Washington State To Step Up Pesticide Testing For Cannabis

It's been nearly four years since Washington state residents voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in November 2012. Systems have been implemented to tax and regulate the different facets of the state's retail cannabis industry ... 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 Bed... Read Full Article

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

The 2016 year has seen an unprecedented number of states jumping in on the ever-growing cannabis law reform movement. This coming November, voters in a total of eight states will have the opportunity to vote on marijuana initiatives in both the recre... Read Full Article

Italy begins course toward cannabis legalization

In 2016, cannabis remains illegal in most places around the world. According to statistics, someone gets arrested for marijuana possession every minute in the United States alone. The American Civil Liberties Union estimates that excluding adjudicati... Read Full Article

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

  There has been quite a bit of talk about the use of cannabis by expecting mothers recently highlighting past study results which linked cannabis use to low birth weights and premature births.  A study has been published online in the&n... Read Full Article

Alaska hands out first recreational cannabis license

With a round of applause from those in attendance, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board met to hand out the state's first retail cannabis license to the owners of Frozen Budz in Fairbanks. Nick and Destiny Neade were awarded the license after t... Read Full Article

Democrats back pathway to marijuana legalization

Democrats are making the issue of marijuana legalization part of their party platform.  In an apparent nod and concession to Bernie Sander's unsuccessful but extremely popular bid for presidency, Democrats have narrowly passed an amendm... Read Full Article

Denver cannabis industry leader overturns car during Oakland shootout

Aaron Smith, executive director for the National Cannabis Industry Association was in Oakland, California on business last week when he found himself in the middle of a gunfight.  The Denver resident was driving a rented Kia sedan northboun... Read Full Article

Queensland father avoids jail

To save his daughter's life,, this Queensland father gave her medical cannabis oil... 30-year-old Adam Koessler from Brisbane, Australia has been given two years of probation for giving his sick daughter cannabis oil.  He explain... Read Full Article

Oaklahoma and Nebraska v Colorado will not be heard by SCOTUS

Oaklahoma and Nebraska sued Colorado over their recreational cannabis laws Today marks another landmark victory for the cannabis industry as the Supreme Court has voted not to take on Colorado status of legal recreational cannabis.  Over a ye... Read Full Article

A Canadian Man Pledges to Give Away a Million Pot Seeds for 'Victory Gardens'

A Pledge to Give Away a Million Pot Seeds in Canada Canadian cannabis activist Dana Larsen, was previously busy sending out copies of his Canadian cannabis history book along with grams of marijuana to all 184 Liberal Members of Parliament. He als... Read Full Article

Bern pharmacies gear up for pot pilot project

Bern pharmacies gear up for marijuana pilot project Medical marijuana may soon be available at pharmacies in the Swiss capitol city of Bern under a project by Bern University. On Monday, the city government announced the commission of the uni... Read Full Article

Cops charged with theft and vandalism after Santa Ana Dispensary Raid

Santa Ana cops charged with eating cookies, smashing cameras in pot-shop raid Three police officers from Santa Ana, California were charged yesterday for smashing surveillance equipment and eating marijuana edibles during the raid of the Sky High ... Read Full Article

Whose Local to the LocalSesh San Diego by Medicinal Mke

by Medicinal Michael Boris The Local Sesh San Diego is a legal cannabis industry event promoting safety in cannabis as well as de-stigmatizing the community. They are the biggest event San Diego has yet to see for medical cannabis and indeed the s... Read Full Article

Godfather of WWE to Receive NugLife Productions Advocate Cannabis Achievement Award

The Godfather Charles Wright (Bear) born in California May 16th 1961. Charles wrestled in the WWF/WWE from 1991-2002 and has 4 wonderful children and a beautiful wife. Charles is being honored at this years Las Vegas Hempfestival June 4th 2016 for h... Read Full Article

Montel Williams speaks out against marijuana legalization

In a startling realization, Montel Williams let the cannabis community know how he felt about the current status of legalization and its future.    

Hemp is coming to Hawaii!

Hawaiian lawmakers unanimously vote to legalize hemp production within the state of Hawaii.  Hemp Hemp Hooray!  

Multiple Wins for W Vapes

Multiple Wins for W Vapes “Best New Product” at Hempcon Dab Cup San Jose, Hempcon Cup Finals San Bernardino and “Best Concentrate” at The Green Games in San Diego Los Angeles, California, December 30, 2015: &nb... Read Full Article

Dozens of Santa Cruz growers raided by local renegade sheriffs department

Santa Cruz, Calif -- Santa Cruz county has been under attack this past weekend by the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs.  Dozens of raids were conducted with a 'blanket warrant' seizing 1000's of plants and medicine from outdoor grows.... Read Full Article

Colorado cannabis infused treats may receive makeover

  Colorado may soon be banning the term 'candy' from cannabis infused edibles, a continued push to keep the medicated treats out of the hands of the wrong people, namely children.  Distinct packaging is the goal as the new rules ... Read Full Article

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