1 day ago
Weedmaps Pulls Unlicensed Listings | Ganjapreneur

Under the changes, U.S. retailers will be required to provide a state-issued license number on their listing, and Weedmaps is restricting the use of its point of sale, online orders, delivery logistics, and wholesale exchange software-as-a-service platforms exclusively to licensed operators.

Weedmaps Pulls Unlicensed ListingsThu / Aug 22nd TG Branfalt29SHARESFacebookTwitterWeedmaps will no longer allow unlicensed cannabis businesses to list or advertise on their platform; additionally, the technology firm announced a new social equity program to benefit minority entrepreneurs in the can...

1 day ago
Cannabis Flavonoid Shows 'Significant' Potential as Pancreatic Cancer Therapy | Ganjapreneur

Cannabis Flavonoid Shows ‘Significant’ Potential as Pancreatic Cancer TherapyThu / Aug 22nd TG Branfalt820SHARESFacebookTwitterHarvard researchers recently identified a specific cannabis flavonoid that was able to kill tumor cells in 70 percent of mice with pancreatic cancer. Full story after th...

1 day ago

While these new dollars can fill immediate budget needs, they may prove unreliable for ongoing spending demands. Policymakers should look to other, more familiar sin taxes for lessons on how to manage marijuana tax revenue most effectively.
https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/marijuana_law/2019/08/terrific-new-pew-issue-brief-highlights-hazy-nature-of-marijuana-revenue-for-states.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MarijuanaLaw+%28Marijuana+Law%2C+Policy+%26+Reform%29

2 days ago
Cannabis Researcher Sues Feds Over Research-Grade Cannabis | Ganjapreneur

In May, a federal appeals court ruled that the DEA must address the issue of cannabis’ Schedule I status and if the agency failed to act the court has the jurisdiction to “take whatever action might become appropriate.”
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/cannabis-researcher-sues-feds-over-government-grown-research-cannabis/

Cannabis Researcher Sues Feds Over Research-Grade CannabisWed / Aug 21st TG Branfalt85SHARESFacebookTwitterDr. Sue Sisley of the Scottsdale Research Institute is suing the DEA over hurdles to cannabis research — specifically, that government-sourced cannabis is nothing like the products being used...

4 days ago
Credit Unions Can Bank Hemp Businesses, Federal Agency Announces | Marijuana Moment

A federal financial agency released updated guidelines on banking in the hemp industry on Monday, following up on requests from multiple lawmakers to provide clarity on the issue. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) said in its interim guidance that providing banking services to hemp bus...

4 days ago
Hawaii Cannabis Org

Do you really think Hawaii would create a corrupt system of distributing Cannabis? A Florida judge ruled that their vertically integrated dispensary system is unconstitutional so you may be right.
When you thought the police might be corrupt the feds gave us the Kealoha's and an entire corrupt police force reaching all islands.

But would Gov. Ige and Mayor Kim conspire to break other laws affecting a specific patient population requiring a specific medicine? That would seem so nasty, so criminal, could you really think they would try avoid creating new laws or any kind of rules to make it easier for dispensaries to buy and sell their businesses. But ... See more

4 days ago
FBI Seeking Information on Cannabis Industry Bribery | Ganjapreneur

corruption gets messy w/ police ...

FBI Seeking Information on Cannabis Industry BriberyMon / Aug 19th TG BranfaltFacebookTwitterThe FBI says it is seeking information about cannabis companies who may have obtained a permit through illegal means, such as by bribing a corrupt public official. Full story after the jump.

6 days ago
Get Beautiful Buds With These Outdoor Cannabis Harvesting Tips

You’ve spent months growing your plants, waiting for those precious nugs to form. But how do you know when to harvest, and what do you need to do it?

6 days ago
California Marijuana Notebook: Dispatches from an Emerald Triangle cannabis retreat

Interesting how California does the crab in a bucket routine with Cannabis business. Their regulators are causing citizens to fight each other for profit. Maybe the worst form of government waste.

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“I just want to crush the illegal market,” Ajax said to applause at Meadowlands.

“I don’t usually say that out loud. … We didn’t go through this the last few years to have (the legal) market be undermined.”

Still, few answers were presented regarding exactly how the licensed operators can win out over those in the legal shadows.

During another Meadowlands panel, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new cannabis business czar, Nicole Elliott, said the ... See more

Volatile. Transitional. Coasting. Fragmented. Dumpster fire. Passionate. Those were the answers from half a dozen speakers last weekend at Meadowlands, a retreat in Mendocino County for cannabis industry insiders sponsored by San Francisco-based marijuana technology firm Meadow.

6 days ago
Washington Ag Department: Hemp CBD Foods Are Illegal | Ganjapreneur

Washington Ag Department: Hemp CBD Foods Are IllegalFri / Aug 16th Graham Abbott222SHARESFacebookTwitterWashington state Ag Department officials recently clarified that hemp-derived CBD is not allowed as a food additive. Full story after the jump.

6 days ago
Cannabis and PMS: How Marijuana Eases Menstrual Cycle Symptoms

Countless women suffer pain and other uncomfortable symptoms during their menstrual cycles. But did you know that cannabis can help with symptoms caused by PMS and other period-related ailments? Learn more about marijuana's intrinsic relationship with women and the ways it can help with menstrual cy...

1 week ago
MJ

Mark your calendar for September 12th for a legislative hearing at the Hawaii state capitol regarding medical cannabis and CBD.
Will Espero William Espero

1 week ago

It's Aloha Friday!
Aloha Friday!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZjDPAzx_I8
Ask me how to get your pool party invite for Sunday in Hawi!

1 week ago

It's Aloha Friday!
Aloha Friday!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZjDPAzx_I8
Ask me how to get your pool party invite for Sunday in Hawi!

1 week ago
Catalina Weed Mixer: 1,300 Pounds of Pot Found Floating Off California Coast

Somebody send an email to the Navy and let them know prohibition is over in California. Oh wait, it's not.

“We appreciate the assistance provided by our partners and vigilant mariners in keeping these drugs off of our streets,” Coast Guard Lt. Andrew L. Fox told the Navy Times.

https://merryjane.com/news/catalina-weed-mixer-1300-pounds-of-pot-found-floating-off-california-coast

An anonymous tip led the Coast Guard to 43 bundles of weed, worth an estimated street value of more than $1 million.

1 week ago
Catalina Weed Mixer: 1,300 Pounds of Pot Found Floating Off California Coast

Somebody send an email to the Navy and let them know prohibition is over in California. Oh wait, it's not.

“We appreciate the assistance provided by our partners and vigilant mariners in keeping these drugs off of our streets,” Coast Guard Lt. Andrew L. Fox told the Navy Times.

https://merryjane.com/news/catalina-weed-mixer-1300-pounds-of-pot-found-floating-off-california-coast

An anonymous tip led the Coast Guard to 43 bundles of weed, worth an estimated street value of more than $1 million.

1 week ago
Stacey

Some live streaming from Seattle Hempfest

Paula Willett...

1 week ago
Stacey

Some live streaming from Seattle Hempfest

Paula Willett...

1 week ago
American Bar Association Urges Federal Cannabis Law Reforms | Ganjapreneur

American Bar Association Urges Federal Cannabis Law ReformsThu / Aug 15th TG Branfalt66SHARESFacebookTwitterThe American Bar Association has called on the federal government to allow state-approved cannabis programs to operate without worrying about federal interference. Full story after the jump.

1 week ago
American Bar Association Urges Federal Cannabis Law Reforms | Ganjapreneur

American Bar Association Urges Federal Cannabis Law ReformsThu / Aug 15th TG Branfalt66SHARESFacebookTwitterThe American Bar Association has called on the federal government to allow state-approved cannabis programs to operate without worrying about federal interference. Full story after the jump.

1 week ago
"Creating a Thriving Rhizosphere" Panel at Cannacon Seattle 2019

Mahalo #shapingfire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25KG9tW2A_s

Colin Bell, Mammoth Microbes - Jade Stefano, Puffin Farm - Tad Hussey, KIS Organics - Shango Los, Shaping Fire discuss some strategies to increase the life a...

1 week ago
Washington D.C. Expands Dispensary Access for Patients Outside the Capital | The Marijuana Times

Washington D.C. is the first area to open their medical marijuana program to cardholders from a total of 27 of the states that have legalized medical cannabis.
https://www.marijuanatimes.org/washington-d-c-expands-dispensary-access-for-patients-outside-the-capital/

One of the biggest problems that patients who rely on medical marijuana face is the fact that the laws vary from state-to-state, meaning their medicine is not legal everywhere they go.

1 week ago
Healer - Medical Cannabis (Medical Marijuana) Information from Dr. Sulak

We offer unmatched expertise in the correct use of medical cannabis. Through our educational programs we provide the tools you need to get the most out of your cannabis therapy.

1 week ago
Infused Bullet Proof Coffee By JeffThe420Chef

https://youtu.be/ANC-QHCRzjs

Mondays are tough! Well, wake up with a Shot of JeffThe420Chef's Infused Bullet Proof Coffee for the ultimate Wake and Bake! Dose responsibly! Filmed origina...

1 week ago
The Latest in Cannabis Research: Winter/Spring 2019

https://www.leafly.com/news/science-tech/cannabis-research-studies-winter-spring-2019

From finding the brain region that gets you high to more benefits of CBD, we round up the most intriguing studies in cannabis science from the first half of 2019.

1 week ago
What Is CBDV (Cannabidivarin) & What Does This Cannabinoid Do?

https://www.leafly.com/news/science-tech/what-is-cbdv-cannabidivarin-marijuana-cannabinoid

CBDV, or cannabidivarin, is one of many molecules derived from cannabis. Learn more about this little-known cannabinoid and its potential promise in medicine.

2 weeks ago
Navy Bans Sailors From Using CBD Despite Federal Hemp Legalization, New Memo Says | Marijuana Moment

Testing positive for THC is grounds for an “Other Than Honorable” discharge that could impact veteran benefits and employment opportunities, the Navy said.

The Navy released a notice on Wednesday making clear that sailors are prohibited from possessing or using hemp-derived CBD, even though the crop and its derivatives are no longer federally controlled substances. The military branch emphasized that it has a “zero tolerance” drug policy and said t...

2 weeks ago
D.C. Opens Medical Program to Cardholders from Eight States | Ganjapreneur

The new reciprocity program is not dependent on whether other states accept patient cards from the District. Under the plan, D.C. dispensaries will accept cards from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, and Vermont; Louisiana, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and West Virginia are still under review.
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The program already accepts medical cannabis cards from Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and ... See more

D.C. Opens Medical Program to Cardholders from Eight StatesFri / Aug 9th TG BranfaltFacebookTwitterWashington D.C. is approving medical cannabis cardholders from eight new states for the District’s medical program; 29 states have now been approved, with four more still under review. Full story aft...

2 weeks ago
Hawaii's CBD Industry Grows As State Opts To Educate Before It Imposes Fines

It's illegal in Hawaii to manufacture, distribute or sell products containing cannibidiol or CBD but that hasn't stopped businesses from setting up shop in

2 weeks ago

Shane Victorino in hemp business.

Victorino’s company Legacy Ventures Hawaii is joining with California agricultural technology firm Arcadia Biosciences to grow, extract and sell hemp products in the islands under the name Archipelago Ventures. Arcadia Biosciences have been working the top level networks on Hawaii Island for about a year. Shane's company plans to begin sales in late 2019.

According to the fartadvertiser, "Victorino said he believes hemp has the potential to “transform Hawaii’s economy,” including its farmers and local communities, by creating an “entirely new agricultural segment.”

“We are able to apply our same ... See more

2 weeks ago
Is Wet or Dry Trimming Better for Your Cannabis?

With fall harvest on the horizon, we explore the age-old question: should you trim your buds wet or dry?

2 weeks ago
The 5 Key Takeaways From the 2019 State of the States Report

Every year the ASA team and I spend a considerable amount of time formally comparing every medical cannabis program in the United States. In 2019 this meant assessing the medical cannabis programs of 47 states, the District of Columbia, and four territories. The nearly 200-page report we created pro...

2 weeks ago
The Importance of Cannabis Tolerance | The Marijuana Times

https://www.marijuanatimes.org/the-importance-of-cannabis-tolerance/

With a title like that, this piece could go a couple of ways. I could talk about the need for others to display tolerance toward marijuana use, something that does not infringe on their rights and is therefore none of their business. Not today, however.

2 weeks ago
Florida Court Rules Vertical Integration Unconstitutional: So, What Now? - New Frontier Data

https://newfrontierdata.com/marijuana-insights/florida-court-rules-vertical-integration-unconstitutional-so-what-now/

A Florida court of appeals decision last month ruled that the state’s regulatory framework for its medical cannabis program mandating vertical integration was unconstitutional.

2 weeks ago
Kane

2 weeks ago
Federal Proposal Would Make Cannabis Research Easier

https://www.ganjapreneur.com/federal-proposal-would-make-cannabis-research-easier/

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) has introduced legislation to remove all federal restrictions on cannabis research, hoping to spark more research into the plant, KHQA reports. The Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act would direct

2 weeks ago
Federal Proposal Would Make Cannabis Research Easier

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) has introduced legislation to remove all federal restrictions on cannabis research, hoping to spark more research into the plant, KHQA reports. The Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act would direct

2 weeks ago
Billy C Carson

Follow @dilute.the.power

2 weeks ago
FDA issues Curaleaf CBD claims warning as calls mount to accelerate rulemaking

FDA doubles down; Wall Street yawns

Federal drug authorities issued a warning Tuesday to one of the largest cannabis companies in the U.S. for how it is marketing and selling its CBD products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a

2 weeks ago
Tragedy In Kansas: Medical-Marijuana User Dies After Police Raid

https://popularresistance.org/tragedy-in-kansas-medical-marijuana-user-dies-after-police-raid/

Jennifer Hess, her husband Homer Wilson and their two sons were minding their own business on the night of Thursday, May 23 in their Eureka, Kansas home when policed knocked on the door. What happened next would change their lives forever. The officers said “someone had reported screaming coming f...

3 weeks ago

To RSVP and View this month's agenda please visit:
https://hawaiipatientsunion.com/next-monthly-meeting/

Venue
Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo

Directions
117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720

Time
5:30pm-7:30pm

Cost
Free to Members
Suggested donation for non-members, $5-$10 (no one is turned away)

Hawaii Patient Union meetings are open to the public and held on the first Friday of each month.

We share stories, learn and share Cannabis information helpful to beginners. We always have some experts in attendance to answer your questions about Cannabis medicine, business, compliance, processing, distribution and retail. Discussion on the latest research, ... See more

3 weeks ago
Hawaii Patients Union

No Hawaii Patients Union Meeting Tonight (August 2nd)

Please join us first Friday on September 6th in our new location (fingers crossed)

Get more information including a link to submit meeting agenda items, subscribe and suggest a new monthly meeting location here: https://hawaiipatientsunion.com/next-monthly-meeting/

Special mahalos to Hawaiian Ethos dispensary for an offer of $13 off your first store visit.
Details: https://mailchi.mp/fb0d57406310/latest-updates-no-mtg-ethos-patient-offer

3 weeks ago
Hemp Laws Causing Less People to be Arrested for Marijuana | The Marijuana Times

As hemp laws are enacted in various states around the country, many of you may have heard of a "problem" cropping up in places like Texas and Florida.

3 weeks ago
Big Island Grown medical marijuana dispensary to open in Kona

KAILUA-KONA — Medical marijuana patients in West Hawaii will soon have another outlet to legally secure their medicine with next month’s opening of Big Island Grown’s third location, in Kailua-Kona.

3 weeks ago
Federal Court Orders DEA To Explain Marijuana Research Block | Marijuana Moment

DEA is also facing pressure to answer questions about marijuana’s scheduling status as part of a separate lawsuit filed by a coalition of patients and advocates in May. In that suit, a federal court said the agency must “promptly” consider rescheduling and gave plaintiffs a procedural victory by stating that it would keep the case open until DEA took action.

A federal court is ordering the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to respond to a lawsuit concerning the status of applications for research-grade marijuana manufacturers. Researchers filed a suit against the agency last month, arguing that the quality of cannabis supplied from the nation’s on...

3 weeks ago
Truthout

New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a figure the scientists describe as “mind-blowing”.

3 weeks ago
Check Out These Non-Marijuana Plants That Contain Cannabinoids

Marijuana is one of the most useful medicinal herbs on the planet. But, did you know that other plants also contain cannabinoids?

3 weeks ago
German opposition party seeks government clarification about CBD in food

German Government separating compounds in whole plant medicines.

https://mjbizdaily.com/german-opposition-party-seeks-government-clarification-about-cbd-in-food/

The German opposition Free Democratic Party (FDP) has submitted a parliamentary inquiry to the federal government regarding its stance on the legality of CBD food products, reflecting the group's concern that the current policy could

3 weeks ago
Ilhan Omar: Marijuana must be legalized nationwide to fight economic inequality

she's scary, but says some pretty smart shit ...
https://www.newsweek.com/ilhan-omar-wants-marijuana-legalized-nationwide-economic-inequality-1447865?fbclid=IwAR3owZO4aXKxJOco7mG04pfhvViz3ZXVFbQkBmdN63Qac0aEsgVl3m3mh-4

Omar noted that Americans are still being jailed under harsh anti-drug laws, even though several states have already legalised recreational marijuana use.

3 weeks ago
How to Identify and Shop for High-Quality Cannabis Oil

Learn more about what to look for when shopping for a clean, high-quality cannabis oil, and explore questions to help your budtender guide you to your next favorite concentrate.

4 weeks ago
Ige Veto Means Some Eligible Patients Still Can't Get Medical Cannabis Legally

The bill to allow interisland transport of the medicine would have been especially helpful for patients on Molokai and Lanai, which have no dispensaries.

4 weeks ago
Ige Veto Means Some Eligible Patients Still Can't Get Medical Cannabis Legally

David Ige should resign.

The bill to allow interisland transport of the medicine would have been especially helpful for patients on Molokai and Lanai, which have no dispensaries.

4 weeks ago
Germ-fighting cannabis compound may be newest antibiotic treatment

Cannabidiol is the main non-psychoactive chemical compound extracted from cannabis and hemp plants. In other words, while it’s found in marijuana, it’s not one of the compounds responsible for the high associated with the drug. And it just might be prescribed for your next bacterial infection...

4 weeks ago
Karen

PLEASE SIGN & SHARE. Ige should resign. If Puerto Rico can do it, so can we. SHARE, share, share.

4 weeks ago
Study: Cannabis Flavonoids Contain Pain Relieving Properties

MCB professor Steven Rothstein, noted that the flavinoids “are present in cannabis at such low levels, it’s not feasible” to engineer plants to create more of the compounds. He noted that the team is partnering with Toronto-based Anahit International Corp., which has licensed a patent from the university, to biosynthesize the flavinoids outside of the cannabis plant.
https://www.ganjapreneur.com/study-cannabis-flavonoids-responsible-for-pain-relieving-properties/

Researchers at Ontario, Canada’s University of Guelph say they have unlocked how cannabis is potent at reducing pain. The team announced findings on Wednesday that cannabis creates “important pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more

4 weeks ago
Travis Howard: The Business of Normalizing Cannabis

Travis Howard is the founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Shift, a Colorado-based cannabis producer and product manufacturer. Travis recently joined our podcast host TG Branfalt for a conversation about his experience as an attorney in

4 weeks ago
New Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Introduced | The Marijuana Times

"After nearly a century of prohibition, it is clear this policy has been an absolute failure and a national disgrace," said NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri.

4 weeks ago
Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Cannabis Banking

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing aimed at the banking challenges for the cannabis industry yesterday, but only one Republican committee member bothered to show up, CNBC reports. Of

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