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Gene Simmons Discusses His Change of Heart on Weed: ‘Do Your Goddamn Research’

By | June 22nd, 2018|Business, Celebrities, Exclusive, Gene Simmons, interview|

KISS legend Gene Simmons is a well-known anti-drugs guy, and an overall controversial character, who has spoken out against weed in the past. So, on a recent visit to Invictus MD, a publicly-traded Canadian cannabis producer and retailer, we were surprised to have a celebrity cameo from The Demon himself. Simmons professed that his views on [...]

High Times Announces Acquisition of CULTURE Magazine

By | June 21st, 2018|brands, Business, California, magazine, News|

Fresh off the heels of the announcement that High Times is going public, the most iconic name in the cannabis space has another exciting development: High Times has officially acquired CULTURE Magazine. From Southland Publishing, Inc., CULTURE quickly made a name in the cannabis industry as an authoritative source on developments about medical marijuana from its founding in 2009. [...]

California Senate Forwards Bill To Create State Bank for Marijuana

By | May 31st, 2018|banking, Business, California, featured, News|

The California Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would create a state bank for marijuana businesses. The measure, Senate Bill 930 (SB 930), received bipartisan support from senators, who voted 29-6 in favor of the legislation. Strict federal regulations make it difficult or impossible for most cannabis firms to make use of traditional banking services. [...]

Inside Washington DC’s Pop-Up Marijuana Markets

By | May 31st, 2018|Business, decriminalization, featured, legalization, Washington DC|

Though Washington D.C.’s marijuana laws are far from complete, cannabis policy in our nation’s capital has long been at a standstill. In D.C., you can smoke marijuana in private residences, own a small amount of weed, and grow marijuana plants at home. You cannot, however, buy or sell marijuana. So how are people who don’t want [...]

Canadian Cannabis Giant Canopy Growth Debuts on Wall Street

By | May 24th, 2018|Business, canada, Canopy Growth Corporation, News, pot stocks, stock market|

This morning, the cannabis industry has entered into the old guard New York Stock Exchange with the market debut of Canopy Growth Corp (CGC), the largest provider of medical marijuana in Canada. Investors clambered to get a piece of the biggest pot stock in the world now that it’s more widely available to Americans.  Over [...]

7-Eleven Will Not Yet Be Selling CBD Products (CORRECTED)

By | May 23rd, 2018|Business, CBD, News, Regulation, Retail, Stigma|

UPDATE: After a wave of publicity, it seems that 7-Eleven will not be selling any CBD products by Phoenix Tears later this year. Director of communications for 7-Eleven Stephanie Shaw told HuffPost today, “We have made no agreement or partnership with this company and do not know why they said that”. A spokeswoman for Phoenix Tears claims [...]

Jim Beam Heir Enters Cannabis Industry to end ‘Prohibition 2.0’

By | May 14th, 2018|alcohol, Business, canada, News, prohibition|

The heir to a fortune earned from bourbon during the post-Prohibition era is building a new company in the cannabis industry. Ben Kovler is the great-grandson of Harry Blum, who invested in the Jim Beam brand after the end of Prohibition. After buying out his partners for about $1 million in 1941, Blum sold the company in [...]

5 Ways To Make The Cannabis Industry More Sustainable

By | April 14th, 2018|Business, environment, featured, grow lights, Sustainability, water|

The cannabis industry has exploded, growing an unprecedented 30% in 2016 to $6.7 billion in early 2017. This profit gain happened largely as the legal markets expanded, allowing marijuana users in many states to purchase the drug recreationally. But forget the money for a second. With all this production, both by individuals and industrial growers, [...]

Data Shows The Demand For Legal Cannabis Is Increasing

By | April 13th, 2018|Business, featured, News, regulations, Research|

Demand for legal cannabis continues to show a steady increase, according to new data from Anderson Economic Group (AEG). In particular, the data reveals a significant jump since the 2016 elections, when a number of states passed new legalization laws. Digging Into the Data According to AEG’s AndCan Index, which tracks trends in the marijuana [...]

These 6 Industries Don’t Want Hemp Legalized

By | April 12th, 2018|Business, featured, hemp|

It’s been less than a decade since the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, and we’re still suffering from its restrictive decision. Obviously, the act directly affected those who enjoy the calming effects of the plant we all know and love, cannabis. But it similarly constrained the use of one mighty crop: hemp. Hemp can be [...]