Cannabis Businesses Still Face Advertising Challenges

Entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry face different challenges than companies in virtually every other sector. Unlike other industries, cannabis businesses don’t have the same access to banking and advertising, forcing them to MacGyver their way through day-to-day business operations…

CU Boulder to Study Cannabis Legalization and Behavioral Changes

A study led by two University of Colorado professors will collect data from 1,000 sets of twins in Colorado and Minnesota. They’ll be examining self-reported cannabis use and any changes in mood or behavior…

California: A Testing Ground for E-commerce Weed Delivery

California doesn’t require dispensaries to have a storefront, and in a state that’s an economic powerhouse with a population of nearly 40 million people, it’s uniquely placed to become the testing ground for e-commerce weed delivery. And when recreational marijuana sales begin in 2018 the potential for growth is huge…

Hawaii the First State to Require Debit-Only Cannabis Sales

Beginning Oct. 1, Hawaii will be the first state in the U.S. to require cashless-only cannabis sales. A Colorado-based credit union will permit dispensaries in Hawaii to open bank accounts, and a debit app called CanPay will enable patients to purchase cannabis with their smartphones…

7 Healing Benefits of Cannabis

There’s a mountain of anecdotal evidence about the healing benefits of marijuana. As acceptance of the drug increases nationwide, new research will only enhance our knowledge of cannabis and its use in treating various conditions and diseases. In no particular order, here are 7 healing benefits of cannabis…

Medical Marijuana Saves Medicare Millions of Dollars

A new study has found that states with a medical marijuana program have reduced costs to Medicare Part D, as well as reduced prescription drug use. The study, published in Health Affairs, looked at drugs like antidepressants, muscle relaxants, opioids, and sedatives for which marijuana is used as an alternative treatment…

Maine First State to Approve Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction?

The Department of Health and Human Services in Maine is considering adding opioid and heroin addiction to the list of approved medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. The DHHS has until July 10th to make their decision…

Whoopi & Maya Take on Menstrual Pain w/ Cannabis

Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Elisabeth, founder of Om Edibles in San Francisco, have started a new medical marijuana business aimed at relieving menstrual cramps. The company, named Whoopi & Maya, will begin selling topicals and edibles in California this month…

Hemp Growers Boost Growing Industry

Hemp farmers in Colorado are looking to become the first to certify seed for industrial crops. The certification, which will be issued by the Colorado Seed Growers Association, will verify genetics, THC content and cultivation techniques…

Cannabis Businesses, Keep Your Password Secure!

In our experience, the number one way people get hacked is by simply having a bad password. There are a number of tools available to hackers that can make it very easy to “guess” a password. Once someone obtains your password, they may have access to any of your online data including private personal information and financial records…