In the US, we’ve seen a marked drop in opioid overdoses in legal states, prodding the question of whether patients are replacing their prescription medicines with cannabis. Recent survey data collected from patients enrolled in Canada’s MMPR program indicates this may be more than just a correlation. Led by researchers Philippe Lucas and Zach Walsh,…

The marijuana industry is on track to become a $21 billion business by year 2021, according to ArcView Research. With many millions of dollars and businesses at stake, the industry is wringing its hands wondering what will happen under the new administration. Many believe that President Trump’s words indicate that he will either be in…

In a race to nail down legalization before the unspeakable happens, legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana. Advocates who support legal medical and recreational weed, which is now up to 60 percent in the U.S., seem to feel the urge to express their…

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — California’s multibillion-dollar marijuana industry, by far the nation’s largest, is crawling out from the underbrush after voters opted to legalize cannabis in this month’s election. In Sonoma County alone, an estimated 9,000 marijuana cultivation businesses are operating in a provisional gray market, with few specific regulations, and are now looking to…

Kyle Turley believes marijuana counters the effects of CTE and he wants the NFL to allow players to use it. The National Football League is at a crossroads. It is facing a concussion problem that it can no longer deny. There might be something that can help … but it’s currently sitting on the NFL’s…

Cannabis Cultivation Q&A: Here’s what you need to know about getting plants ready for the big takedown Renowned grower Jorge Cervantes will answer readers’ questions and give advice on all things related to the cannabis plant. Got a question for Jorge? Email him at jorge@marijuanagrowing.com. Editor’s Note: Laws for cultivating cannabis vary from state to…

Understanding the precise branding and marketing mission of a health and wellness brand delivering bliss and calm through cannabis-based solutions As it turns out, health and happiness might be found at the tail end of a pen, one that appears designed to safeguard space-age intel rather than to deliver precise dosages of cannabinoids and terpenes…

Officials wait for all the facts before crafting ordinances The passage of Proposition 64 was welcome news to California cannabis investors and growers looking to expand from the medical marijuana industry. Some are eyeing the Coastside, with its millions of square feet of greenhouse space, a moist and temperate climate, and a declining cut flower…

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease. There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever. In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial mounds dating back to 3000 B.C. The Chinese…