Massachusetts Court: Employees Can’t be Fired for Using Medical Cannabis

In a first of its kind ruling, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided on Monday that employers in the state cannot fire employees for medical cannabis use. The employee claims that her termination violated state anti-discrimination laws…

Nevada Governor Declares State of Emergency After Weed Runs Low

There’s a first for everything, especially when it comes to the cannabis industry, so perhaps it’s not surprising that a lack of weed has led the governor of Nevada to declare a state of emergency. Less than two weeks after recreational marijuana sales began, dispensaries report that they’re running out of product to sell…

A Win for Cannabis Industry Banking (Sort of)

Denver-based credit union, Fourth Corner, has another shot at bringing banking to the cannabis industry. Since the beginning, banking has always been an issue for cannabis businesses since cannabis is still federally illegal, but this marks a small step forward in progress…

UN Report: Cannabis Still Hasn’t Caused One Overdose Death

Cannabis is the most widely used, cultivated, and confiscated drug on the planet, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). But despite its prevalence, there hasn’t been a single report of fatal cannabis overdose…

Recreational Cannabis in Nevada Hits a Roadblock

On Tuesday, a Carson City judge, James Wilson, issued an injunction that reverses the Tax Department’s decision to allow more than just alcohol wholesalers to transport recreational marijuana from growers to dispensaries. The move could delay a planned July start date for recreational cannabis sales…

Medical Marijuana in Dispensaries Hawaii are Open but Not Able to Sell

Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens Thursday, but don’t expect to see any cannabis on the shelves. The problem? The state labs tasked with testing medical marijuana prior to sale have yet to be certified…

Colorado Approves Medical Cannabis for PTSD

On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17, enabling physicians to prescribe cannabis to patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans and patient advocates in Colorado have been working for years to get PTSD included on the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis…

Colorado Cannabis Tax Revenue Exceeds $105 Million

Colorado governor John Hickenlooper signed a budget bill on Friday that earmarks how marijuana tax revenue will be spent. Marijuana is still big business in Colorado, and tax revenue from the 2016-2017 fiscal year brought more than $105 million to the state’s “Marijuana Cash Fund.”…

Vermont Governor Vetoes Current Marijuana Bill

Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have legalized recreational marijuana. Scott cited concerns about public safety, seeking changes to the bill that would include more aggressive penalties for driving while impaired or in the presence of children…

Applications for Nevada Recreational Cannabis Sales Now Open

Good news Nevada cannabis enthusiasts: the application period for recreational cannabis sales is underway and stores are expected to open by July 1. Licenses will be distributed to currently operating medical marijuana dispensaries. Here’s everything you need to know about applying for a recreational cannabis license…

Marijuana Boosts Memory in Aging Brains

According to a study released in Nature Medicine, marijuana may boost cognitive function and memory in elderly brains–at least in mice. In past years, the focus of marijuana research has looked at effects of cannabis consumption in teenagers and young adults…

Ending Marijuana Prohibition Would Save Lives and Taxpayer Money

A father-daughter duo of public policy researchers have published a follow-up to their 2016 research that found prescriptions for medications like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states with medical marijuana…

National 420 Cannabis Week Events 2017

Welcome to another 420 week! Pot enthusiasts across the country have a ton of events to choose from this year. Celebrate April 20th and legal weed and check out all the best cannabis festivities happening around the country this week…

Marijuana Could Benefit Native Tribes in Nevada

Last week, tribal leaders in Nevada testified in support of a bill that would bring the medical and recreational cannabis industry to tribal lands. Senate Bill 375, introduced by Sen. Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas), would allow the state to work with individual tribes whose tribal councils have approved medical and/or recreational cannabis…

Alaska Debates Allowing On-Site Cannabis Use

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board to revive a proposal that would allow cannabis consumption at licensed pot shops. Following voter approval of recreational marijuana in 2015, the board began work on regulations that would allow retailers to create consumption spaces, similar to a cafe or bar…

Marijuana Grown on Federal Research Farm Full of Mold and Lead

It turns out that cannabis used in government research isn’t all that great. Unlike commercial marijuana, the government product is stringy, light in color, and full of stems. If you’re used to the cannabis sold at dispensaries, chances are you wouldn’t even recognize the government product as weed…

University of Denver Expands Cannabis Curriculum

The University of Denver is expanding its marijuana course offerings with a new “Business of Marijuana” class. A first for the Daniels College of Business, the class will focus on the expanding marijuana industry, including issues related to dispensaries, cultivation operations, and ancillary cannabis businesses…

CBD is Causing a Medical Revolution

Once THC’s lesser known cousin, CBD is getting serious attention these days because of its potential use in treating a wide-range of medical conditions. So what is CBD and what are some of its therapeutic uses? Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know…

Las Vegas Cannabis Cup Celebrates Nevada’s End of Marijuana Prohibition

Las Vegas’ second-ever High Times Cannabis Cup wasn’t the toke-friendly festival that many hoped it would be–organizers were forced to make the Cup a cannabis-free event after a federal prosecutor sent a letter warning that anyone caught distributing or consuming marijuana would be subject to prosecution…

More Celebrities Launch Cannabis Brands, Help Normalize Industry

California is expected to become the largest recreational pot market in the country, so it’s not surprising that a number of celebrities are jumping on the marijuana bandwagon and creating their own cannabis brands. Industry experts say that by investing in cannabis celebrities like Willie Nelson, Whoopi Goldberg, Wiz Khalifa, and billionaire Richard Branson are helping promote broader social acceptance of marijuana…

Trump White House Indicates Possible Federal Crackdown on Marijuana

On Thursday, White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, told reporters that the Trump administration won’t be taking the same lax attitude towards marijuana as the Obama administration. At the press conference, Spicer said, “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement.”…

Pro-Marijuana Lawmakers Launch Cannabis Caucus

At a press conference on Thursday, Republican congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (California) and Don Young (Alaska) joined Democrats Earl Blumenauer (Oregon) and Jared Polis (Colorado) to launch the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. The coalition is focused on easing tensions between federal and state drug laws and supporting the growing cannabis industry…

New Mexico Bill May Give Military Veterans Access to Medical Marijuana

The Senate Judiciary Committee in New Mexico approved a bill that would make all military veterans eligible for a medical marijuana card. The changes to the state’s Medical Cannabis Program would automatically allow veterans to enroll without being diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition…

Retired NFL Players Bring Weed to the Super Bowl

Retired NFL players held a pro-marijuana event on Wednesday night to raise awareness about the benefits of cannabis use in treating chronic pain and traumatic brain injury. The event, Cannabis in Professional Sports, hoped to capitalize on the upcoming Super Bowl and to persuade the NFL Players’ Association to change their drug policy and lift the ban on marijuana.