2018: The Year in Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 30, 2018
Another year, more legal cannabis! 2018 saw a ton of changes in the cannabis industry and support for legalization is at an all-time high. Check out our 2018 Year End Recap for this year's highlights.
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Canadian Researchers Map the Cannabis Genome

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 7, 2018
Researchers at the University of Toronto are mapping the cannabis genome, and have discovered that marijuana and hemp evolved into separate species of the same plant through the action of virus-like DNA segments...
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Massachusetts Rolls Out Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 22, 2018
Voters in Massachusetts legalized adult-use marijuana back in 2016, and two long years later adult-use pot shops opened in Leicester and Northampton, making them the first retail stores on the East Coast to have legalized recreational sales..
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Marijuana Wins Big in Midterm Elections

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 16, 2018
Election Day is finally behind us, and there were big wins for marijuana legalization. Here's how the votes played out in Michigan, North Dakota, Missouri, and Utah...
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Cannabis at the Ballot Box: Which States Will Legalize?

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 2, 2018
Four states have marijuana initiatives on the ballot this November, two to legalize recreational marijuana and two to legalize medical marijuana. With voting less than a week away, here's everything you need to know about which states could legalize cannabis...
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Demand for CBD Fuels Support for New Research

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 24, 2018
There's been a lot of buzz around CBD these days, even before rumors that Coca-Cola is considering a CBD-infused beverage. The CBD industry has doubled in size in the last two years, and one cannabis research firm estimates that the cannabis market will reach $20 billion by 2020...
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Canada Officially Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 17, 2018
Its Official: On October 17, Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis making it legal for adults 18 years-and-older to purchase, possess, and grow cannabis. 
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South Africa Legalizes Recreational Cannabis Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2018
This week, South Africa became the first African country to legalize cannabis use. In a unanimous ruling, South Africa's highest court ruled that it was "unconstitutional and therefore invalid" to criminalize marijuana...
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California Bans CBD Extracted from Hemp in Edibles

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 27, 2018
California health regulators announced that hemp-derived CBD cannot be used in edibles (both food and drink) for either humans or pets. The rule change is a huge blow to the state's industrial hemp industry and has left much confusion in its wake...
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Athletes Lead the Way to Cannabis Legalization

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 21, 2018
Changes in marijuana laws across the U.S. have helped normalize cannabis use, and there are an increasing number of athletes who want an alternative to opioids and painkillers, and anti-inflammatories...
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Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California Jan. 1

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 6, 2017
2018 is just around the corner, and California's recreational marijuana program is set to launch on January 1. The state is expected to become the country's largest marijuana market, generating $4.5-$5 billion in annual sales...
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Vegas MJBizCon Draws Record Numbers

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 29, 2017
MjBizCon, the annual conference aimed at marijuana professionals and investors, wrapped up its sixth year earlier this month and established itself as the fastest-growing trade show in the country with arecord number of vendors and attendees...
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