Daily Archives: June 28, 2020

FBI investigating possible corruption in the US cannabis industry

The FBI is looking into potential corruption in the burgeoning U.S. marijuana industry – particularly in Western markets – and is seeking tips to investigate. “As an increasing number of states change their marijuana legislation, the FBI is seeing a public corruption threat emerge in the expanding cannabis industry,” FBI spokeswoman Mollie Halpern said on […]

Is It Even Possible to Smoke $40,000 of Weed in a Month?

On a recent episode of his podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, Mike Tyson told rapper Jim Jones that he consumes about $40,000 of cannabis per month at Tyson Ranch, his future cannabis “resort.” As Jim’s mind is blown by this number, Eben Brriton, Tyson’s co-host, follows this up by saying that they smoke 10 tons of […]

How Cannabis and Hempfest Are Driving the Politics of Pleasure

Hempfest’s arrival in Seattle this week got me thinking about cannabis and pleasure. The annual “protestival” got its start as a free speech festival 28 years ago, and it remains, technically, an event grounded in the First Amendment. But it’s also a celebration of joy, fun, and the pleasure that cannabis can bring to our lives. […]

What the marijuana industry thinks of California governor’s performance since taking office

California Gov. Gavin Newsom swept into office in 2018 just two years after he was the most high-profile politician to champion adult-use cannabis legalization in the state. With that history of support for the legal marijuana industry, many in the sector had hoped that soon after Newsom was elected he’d quickly take up some tough issues facing […]

Ontario licensees announced, but recreational cannabis market still ‘underserved’

Canada’s largest marijuana market is poised to see a boost in the number of stores serving its adult-use consumers – now that Ontario has doled out more retail business licenses – but experts say the market will remain “significantly underserved” even after the new outlets open. Ontario on Wednesday announced the winners of a second […]

take extra steps to track accounts for hemp-related businesses.3 days ago Federal Regulators Ease Hemp Banking Protocols Following Crop’s Legalization

Federal financial regulatory agencies are clarifying that banks no longer have to take extra steps to track accounts for hemp-related businesses. Before hemp and its derivatives were federally legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, financial institutions were required to file suspicious activity reports (SARs) for accounts associated with the crop because it was a Schedule […]

Chicago Police Department Produces Video Explaining New Weed Laws

The Chicago Police Department has produced a video to explain the rules that will apply when recreational cannabis is legalized in Illinois next month. The video was posted to the police department’s Facebook page on Wednesday. In the video, city police officers explain that beginning January 1, adults 21 and older will be allowed to […]

How Trump Government Shutdown Threat Could Affect Marijuana

President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Democrats refuse billions of dollars in funding for a border wall — but the consequences of that action would extend far beyond border security. If the president makes good on his promise to withhold his signature from essential appropriations bills this time, that could […]

New study finds cannabis effective for treating migraines

A study published last month in the Journal of Pain found a statistically significant reduction in migraine and headache symptoms and recurrences among patients who used cannabis for treatment. Smoking cannabis reduced the severity and length of migraine episodes by nearly half. Researchers concluded that headache and migraine severity were reduced by nearly 50% after using cannabis. The study, conducted by […]

Lil Wayne Just Launched His Own Cannabis Brand

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Lil Wayne Just Launched His Own Cannabis Brand Lil Wayne just launched his own cannabis line: GKUA Ultra Premium. The line of high-potency cannabis products is “designed to provide consumers with the best high of their lives.”lil wayne’s weed Flower for the products is sourced from experienced growers, and the brand selects strands with the […]

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