Tag: Current Events

  • Israel’s Cannabis Industry in a Time of War

    Israel’s Cannabis Industry in a Time of War

    Israel is an emerging player in the international cannabis market, and the industry is embraced by pillars of the country’s political establishment. But every aspect of Israeli society has been impacted by the horrific events of last October 7, and the ensuing war. The cannabis sector has been no exception. Those impacts were felt immediately…

  • Week in Review: Senate Democrats Reintroduce Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill

    Week in Review: Senate Democrats Reintroduce Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill

    In this week’s cannabis news round-up, Senate Democrats reintroduce a federal cannabis legalization bill; Medmen files for bankruptcy, facing $411 million in liabilities; the Georgia governor approves legislation to regulate hemp products; and The Chambers Project hosts a Wixáritari benefit exhibition. PHOTO PHOTO aiisha Senate Democrats Reintroduce Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill This week, lawmakers in…

  • Royal Queen Seeds Celebrates 4/20 With Mike Tyson in Times Square

    Royal Queen Seeds Celebrates 4/20 With Mike Tyson in Times Square

    200-Foot Billboard Spotlights 4/20 with New York on the Path to Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis Home Grow Royal Queen Seeds, one of the largest and most trusted cannabis seed banks in the world, celebrated 4/20 with a 20-story advertisement in Times Square, marking New York’s move toward legal and regulated home cultivation of cannabis…

  • Week in Review: Cannabis May Decrease Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

    Week in Review: Cannabis May Decrease Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

    In this week’s cannabis news round-up, a new study shows adult-use cannabis may decrease cognitive decline in older adults; Minnesota plans to expunge over 60,000 misdemeanor cannabis records; UK faces growing threat of animal tranquilizer in cannabis vapes and illicit sedatives; and medical marijuana laws are linked to improved mental health in patients. PHOTO Elsa…

  • Mieko Hester-Perez Redefines Medical Cannabis, Healthcare and Motorsport

    Mieko Hester-Perez Redefines Medical Cannabis, Healthcare and Motorsport

    Mieko Hester-Perez embodies the archetype of a modern-day “warrior mom.” For almost two decades, she’s been on a mission to break barriers and champion change for cannabis patients and their families. Since publicly sharing her son Joey’s success with medical cannabis in 2009, Hester-Perez has become a beacon of hope and guidance for families navigating…

  • Week in Review: Florida Greenlights Adult-Use Cannabis Referendum

    Week in Review: Florida Greenlights Adult-Use Cannabis Referendum

    In this week’s cannabis news round-up, Florida Supreme Court greenlights adult-use cannabis referendum;Hawaii House Finance Committee halts progress on cannabis legalization bill; delinquent payments in US cannabis industry surpass $3.8 billion; and Flower by Edie Parker partners with The Cannabist Company for multi-state expansion. PHOTO aiisha Florida Supreme Court Greenlights Adult-Use Cannabis Referendum In a…

  • Week in Review: New Poll Reveals Overwhelming Support for Cannabis Legalization

    Week in Review: New Poll Reveals Overwhelming Support for Cannabis Legalization

    In this week’s cannabis news round-up, a new Pew Research poll reveals overwhelming support for cannabis legalization; Arizona’s cannabis sales hit $1.4 billion in 2023 for the third consecutive year; and San Francisco’s iconic 4/20 cannabis festival on Hippie Hill canceled due to sponsorship shortfall. Photo Gracie Malley for Cannabis Now New Poll Reveals Overwhelming…

  • Week in Review: Vice President Harris Criticizes Cannabis Classification

    Week in Review: Vice President Harris Criticizes Cannabis Classification

    In this week’s cannabis news round-up, Vice President Kamala Harris criticizes cannabis classification; Germany passes landmark cannabis legalization bill; and New York governor orders review of adult-use cannabis licensing program. PHOTO @kamalaharris Vice President Kamala Harris Criticizes Cannabis Classification, Anticipates DEA Decision US Vice President Kamala Harris criticized the current federal classification of cannabis as…

  • U.S. Journalist Detained in Germany for Marijuana Following Barcelona Assignment

    U.S. Journalist Detained in Germany for Marijuana Following Barcelona Assignment

    As I sit here on this plane not high, I am still distraught over what just transpired this morning. Let me first start with the reflection that I take full responsibility for my actions, and I’m in no way dismissing the fact that everyone needs to abide by the law of the country they are…

  • Week in Review: Massachusetts Governor to Pardon Thousands of Cannabis Convictions

    Week in Review: Massachusetts Governor to Pardon Thousands of Cannabis Convictions

    In this week’s cannabis news round-up, Massachusetts governor grants pardons for misdemeanor cannabis convictions; Minnesota takes aim at illegal cannabis sales ahead of adult-use market launch; and a new study reveals cannabis offers hope for migraine patients. Massachusetts State House, Boston. PHOTO King of Hearts Massachusetts Governor to Pardon Misdemeanor Cannabis Convictions Massachusetts Gov. Maura…