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Patient Stories

Olivia’s Story – Cannabis and Epilepsy Medical Marijuana Through The Eyes And Suffering Of Those Who Need It Most Saturday Night Live Cast Member Says He Uses Marijuana For Crohn’s Disease WA: My Interview With “Terminal” Brain-Cancer Patient/Mother Saved By Cannabis Canada: How Medicinal Cannabis Helped A Cancer Survivor Live Again Family Frustrated With Slow […]

Hawaii Cannabis Recreational Legislation 2024

Purpose: Establish the Hawaii cannabis law and authority, regulate cultivation, manufacture, sale, and personal adult use of cannabis, establish taxes, and legalize possession of certain amounts for adults over 21 from January 1, 2026​​. Scope: Covers medical cannabis, adult-use cannabis, and hemp, with different regulations for each category​​​​. Definitions and Terms Adequate Supply: Defined as […]

Timeline of Modern Cannabis in Hawaii

2000Medical CannabisHawaii Becomes First State to Legalize Medical Through the Legislative Process Hawaii became the first state to legalize medical marijuana through the legislative process with the passage of Act 228, also known as the Hawaii Medical Marijuana Act. This landmark legislation allowed patients with specific medical conditions, such as cancer, glaucoma, and HIV/AIDS, to […]

History of Cannabis in Hawaii

Table of Contents Introduction Early History and Introduction of Cannabis in Hawaii The Influence of Western Settlers The Rise of Hemp Cultivation Early Criminalization of Cannabis The Counterculture Movement and Cannabis in Hawaii Early Attempts at Decriminalization and Medical Marijuana Dispensary System and Further Expansion of Medical Marijuana Decriminalization of Cannabis Challenges and Opportunities for […]

The EPIC 8 Day Meal Plan with Recipes

Energy, Protection, Intelligence and Cannabis. This 8-day meal plan includes nutrient-dense whole foods, fermented foods, and healthy fats, while avoiding industrialized seed oils, all sugar, grains, highly processed foods, and alcohol. Remember to drink plenty of water and adjust portion sizes to suit your specific caloric and nutritional needs. Additionally, consider consulting a healthcare professional […]

25 Top Medical Cannabis Strains

Photo of the original Dragon's Web Plant #9.

As you may know the best strains depend on individual needs and preferences, but we still wanted to come up with a list of 25 popular strains that are often recommended for various medical conditions. Many of these strains can help address multiple symptoms, so you may want to research which ones could be most […]

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Brownies

Medical Cannabis Tincture - Basic Recipe

Ingredients: Instructions: What the science says: While there isn’t a large body of scientific research specifically on cannabis-infused brownies, there is relevant research on cannabis edibles that can inform us about the properties and effects of these products. While there is limited research specifically on cannabis-infused brownies, the studies mentioned above can help inform the […]

How to Make Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

Choose the Right Strain for You

Ingredients: Instructions: This cannabis-infused coconut oil can be used as a base for various recipes, including baked goods and cooking. What the science says: While there isn’t extensive scientific research specifically on cannabis-infused coconut oil, there is research on cannabis edibles and the process of infusing oils with cannabis. Infusing coconut oil with cannabis involves […]

How to Choose the Right Strain for You

Choose the Right Strain for You

Entering the cannabis world is exciting for various reasons. With countless health benefits and the legalization of cannabis in 21 states, its popularity is growing daily as nearly 55 million adults currently use marijuana!  As a new cannabis user, you might find some cannabis products have led you to different types of highs. Regardless of […]

Cannabis for Pain Management

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1. Introduction to Cannabis for Pain Management 1.1. What is Cannabis? Cannabis is a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It contains over 100 cannabinoids, including THC and CBD, which have been shown to have pain-relieving effects. THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis and is responsible for the […]

The Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Pain Management

Chronic pain is a persistent problem for many individuals, with an estimated 100 million Americans experiencing some form of chronic pain. Traditional pain management methods, such as prescription painkillers, can be effective in relieving pain but also come with a host of potential side effects and a risk of addiction and overdose. In recent years, […]

How Cannabis Can Help Reduce Stress

President Obama relaxing with Cannabis plant.

“Life is hard, Cannabis helps me cope with stress on the daily” is common anecdotal evidence that Cannabis can help reduce stress. Cannabis, or “marijuana” for those who prefer a little more racism in their nomenclature or cops or prosecutors who prefer to use the racist terminology, contains compounds such as THC and CBD that […]

Cannabis Tincture Recipe (basic)

Medical Cannabis Tincture - Basic Recipe

Here is a basic recipe for making a cannabis tincture: Cannabis Tincture Ingredients: Instructions: This recipe can be adjusted to your desired potency. You may use less or more cannabis depending on your needs. Also, you can use different types of alcohol and infusion methods. Some people prefer to use vegetable glycerin instead of alcohol […]

Cannabis Tincture Recipe (advanced)

Cannabis Tincture Advanced Recipe

A more advanced recipe for a Cannabis tincture that includes additional ingredients for added flavor and potency: Cannabis Tincture Ingredients: 1 ounce of cannabis flower or trim1 cup of high-proof alcohol (such as everclear)1/4 cup of honey2-3 cinnamon sticks2-3 whole cloves2-3 whole peppercorns1 vanilla bean1/2 cup of coconut oil Instructions: Grind the cannabis flower or […]

Hawaii Police Department Brochure – Marijuana Is Not Medicine

HPD CIA misinformation techniques applied in schools. The goal of these misinformation was to intentionally stigmatize school children in Hawaii. The Hawaii police department passed these color brochures out in schools they visited. What are they feeding your kids now? When was the last time you were invited to a D.A.R.E. event at your kid’s […]

Hawaii Cannabis Supply and Demand Part One

People often ask us “why Cannabis is so expensive to buy at the dispensary?”Our answer is always the same, “there are many factors contributing to the failure of the program for patients.” Early in the process of writing legislation some lawmakers saw the need for more supply. For example, the original House Bill 321 required, […]

Medical Cannabis Day 2022

Medical Cannabis Day 2022 brings together a diverse group of patients, subject matter experts, and key decision makers across the state to celebrate and honor June 14th,the day in 2000 that the State authorized the medical use of Cannabis in Hawaii. Event organizers on Hawaiʻi, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai islands have come back together to […]

Virtual Medical Cannabis Day Flag Ceremony

Dr. Clifton Otto has produced a virtual flag ceremony for Governor Ige. Working with US Senator Ed Case Dr. Otto once again was able to fly the American flag over the US Capitol to honor patients in Hawaii’s Medical Cannabis program. Formalizing the medical Cannabis program in Hawaii is a top priority. This effort does […]

What is the difference between RSO & FSO?

FSO is Full Spectrum Oil, meaning it’s supposed to be made from the whole plant. A full spectrum of Cannabinoids should be present in the product.RSO is Rick Simpson Oil which is also make from the whole plant. The Rick Simpson formula uses a petroleum-based hydrocarbon (Naphtha) to extract the medicine. It’s old school and […]

Mystique Brand Communications

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Starting a cannabis business? Or want better results from your marketing?Mystique builds dynamic brands and compelling user experiences that optimize communication and conversion — without the large agency price tag. Check us out. https://mystique.ca/ Contact Paul Bies(855) 582-7263sales@nullmystique.ca224/885 Don Mills RdToronto, ONTARIO m3c1v9CanadaMap It

How Can Weed Legalization Make the World a Better Place?

Backyard Patient Grow site in Hawaii

By “World” we mean, every biological organism. From patients who require Cannabis to investors tryin’ make a buck from the plant. We are eight mainislands surrounded by water. Tightly controlled and policed by local county mayors a few have control over the many. Cannabis is not regulated here the same way it is regulated in […]

Virtual 420 LIVE

Cannabis Sativa in the morning Sun, reaching up and praying. Photo depicts strength and growth. Rooty greens and brilliant greens. The back drop is a native ohia forest.

If you missed the casual discussion, interviews and Big Island Grown dispensary tour, check out the video highlight reel. We cut a 4 hour event down to about 2 hours. Mike Ruggles – Tips for winning in court and mayoral bidLizzy Knight – Virtual Colorado NOCO / Earthweek EventJames Simpliciano – HFUU Maui UpdateDr. Daniel […]

Virtual 420 Hawaii LIVE

https://youtu.be/dJCPHaw25_4 Highlight reel from our 4 hour Virtual 420 LIVE event in Hawaii. On 420/20 freedom fighters, growers, patients, medical and industry professionals came together to share everything from dispensary and treehouse tours to what Hawaii can do next to support patients who require Cannabis.  

Medical Cannabis Program in Hawaii Stopped by Executive Order from Gov.

“You can sense the urgency for some people,” said Dr. Jim Berg, who hasn’t certified a patient for medicinal cannabis consumption since early March. “When it’s your pain, it always hurts a lot more. Imagine getting migraines or having chronic injuries or arthritis. All you want to do is access (your medicine) legally and get on with your life.”

Cannabis Medicine for Pets and Livestock with guest Dr Gary Richter

Animals play a significant role in our lives and they are family to many people. When we learn we can reduce suffering in humans using cannabis medicine, it makes sense that we would consider using cannabis to help our animals too. But there is scant research on using cannabis with animals and since they don’t speak, we have to be extraordinarily cautious. On this episode of Shaping Fire, host Shango Los talks with Dr. Gary Richter about using cannabis with household pets and livestock in ways that serve them best. For more about Dr Gary Richter: https://www.drgaryrichter.com/
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Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman


Celebrate Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman “My job is to determine if people are charged and how to spend my resources,” Freeman said. “Spending resources on these cases is just wrong.” Someone caught with a small amount of marijuana in Hennepin County will no longer be prosecuted, County Attorney Mike Freeman said Thursday. Similar actions […]

Official Hawaii Cannabis Safety Awareness

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” Abraham Lincoln A common cannabis theme appears before us, “safety”. A popular myth is that regulatory safety requirements placed on dispensaries have made distributing, consuming or possessing […]

February Hawaii Patient Union Meeting is First Friday

Hawaii Patients Union Meets on the First Friday Every Month

Public Invited-Free to all members. Friday February 1st, 5:30-7:30pm (Always First Friday) Agenda  Introductions / Announcements Legislative Discussion Hawaii Cannabis Awareness Conference Update Hawaii Patient Union QnA Open Cannabis Discussion till pau 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 […]

January Hawaii Patient Union Meeting is First Friday

Public Invited-Free to all members. Friday January 4th, 5:30-7:30pm (Always First Friday) Agenda  Introductions / Announcements Special Guests Upcoming Events QnA with Special Guests Hawaii Patient Union QnA Open Cannabis Discussion till pau 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 […]

Hawaiian Ethos Dispensary Events

Hawaiian Ethos Cannabis Dispensary Event

Cannabis is Medicine HILO—12/10/18 @ 5-7P, HAWAI‘I INNOVATION CENTERRSVP KONA—12/11/18 @ 5-7P, THE HAWAIIAN ETHOS KONA DISPENSARYRSVP Join Hawaiian Ethos Medical Advisor Stacey Marie Kerr MD for a presentation on using cannabis as medicine. Q&A + talk story to follow. Kona event will also include a dispensary tour (no products available yet).OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, […]

HUB International

HUB International

HUB International Limited is an insurance brokerage providing an array of property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment, and wealth management products and services across North America. Contact: HUB International Phone: 877-974-7800 Address: 3636 American River Dr #200, Sacramento, CA 95864 To get in contact with a HUB broker please go to: https://www.hubinternational.com/industries/agribusiness-and-farm-insurance/cannabis-insurance/

Cannabis Support Meeting in Hilo on First Friday

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The Hawaii Patients Union will be holding its regular Hawaii Island monthly meeting on Friday November 2nd at 5:30pm. The meeting will be at the Hawaii Innovation Center at Hilo. More details are emerging on the Hawaii Patients Union website. “Discussion on the latest research, changes in the law, pending legislation for patient rights and […]

Healthy Hawaii Guide

Considerations for a Patient-Friendly Government This annual guide aims to help voters and elected officials reduce harm to patients while improving our Cannabis economy.  More than 25,000 licensed patients in Hawaii are affected by restrictions on Cannabis medicine. Nationally, 70% of voters oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreational […]

Vaporizing Cannabis with Help from King Pen Vapes

Learning How Vaping Can Be Better Than Smoking  It’s safe to say more people haven’t consumed cannabis than those that have. It’s not unfamiliar to hear someone saying cannabis can’t help you. Those are usually the people who have not tried it. Well just like they say, “Don’t knock it until you try it.” Even […]

Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Could Pass Pennsylvania Legislation

The market for medical marijuana has been a hot topic for potential business owners for several years now. The shift in legalization – or talk of such a shift – has prompted many to consider the opportunities in the marketplace. However, in more than half of the United States, marijuana for medical use is still […]

Legalization of Marijuana Could Happen in these 12 States in 2018

Legalization of Marijuana Could Happen in these 12 States in 2018 Moving the legal needle on marijuana use for both recreational and medicinal use has been an ongoing battle for several states hoping for change. Over the last several years, however, introductions of legalization and decriminalization bills have given some pro-marijuana advocates optimism for the […]

Top 10 Reasons Support for Marijuana Legalization is Growing

Top 10 Reasons Support for Marijuana Legalization is Growing Marijuana use has been a widely debated topic for several decades for a variety of reasons. Some conservative lawmakers firmly believe that the drug has negative consequences on society, while more liberal advocates point to the research purporting the drug’s health and economic benefits. Although there are […]

Top 7 Reasons Why Legal Cannabis Can Bolster National Health – Sponsored

By Anna Wilcox For the last 80 years, cannabis has been identified as Public Enemy Number 1, said to promote lude behavior, encourage violence, and drive people into states of rage. Fortunately, these social and political arguments have yet to be backed by any real science. The cannabis plant has been a part of human history […]

Cannabis Talk with Ethan Nebelkopf

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You Are Invited!  We hope you’ll join us for a very special meeting of the Hawaii Patients Union.  Cannabis Talk Story on Hawaii IslandFriday. May 25th 5pm – 7pm Hawaii Innovation Center in Hilo117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720Map + Directions This month the Hawaii Patient Union will have a special guest host, author Ethan […]

First FDA-approved study of cannabis for PTSD in veterans underway

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In a symposium on the issues and controversies surrounding marijuana, internist and telemedicine physician Sue Sisley, MD, discussed the design and aim of her FDA-approved phase 2 study of cannabis for PTSD in U.S. military veterans. Sisley, who was terminated from the University of Arizona after becoming the principle investigator on the cannabis study, said she was […]

Department of Justice Coward, Jeff Sessions Faces Becoming Unpopular, Backs Down

Department of Justice Cowards

In a new poll being promoted by Norml, Ninety-three percent of voters support the medical use of marijuana, as authorized by a doctor. From Quinnipiac:  This widespread support is in line with the results of prior Cannabis polls. Voters oppose the enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana […]

Cannabis News from All Around the World

Cannabis News from All Around the World

Forbes magazine published a report that states that the Brightfield Group expects the marijuana market worldwide to be worth almost $8 billion by the end of 2017. The report further projects that the marijuana market is expected to exceed $31 billion by 2021. Today marijuana is more than just weed. It has grown to include a […]

Trump Support for States’ Rights to Legalize Cannabis

Trump backs states rights to legalize Cannabis

Mahalo LA Times for the update.  The latest from Washington » “Late Wednesday, I received a commitment from the president that the Department of Justice’s rescission of the Cole memo will not impact Colorado’s legal marijuana industry,” Gardner said, referring to the Obama-era policy, named after former Deputy Atty. Gen. James M. Cole, who issued […]

4:20 All Day

4:20 All Day

You Are Invited!  We hope you’ll join us for a not-so-regular monthly meeting of the Hawaii Patients Union.  Friday. April 20th 10am – 4:20pm Hawaii Innovation Center in Hilo 117 Keawe Street, Hilo, Hi 96720 Cannabis brings us together again to celebrate Cannabis health and wellness with our community. On 4/20 we rally our families […]

Legalization of Cannabis in Hawaii – It’s Legal Now (With a License)

Hawaii State Capitol Building

Clarification for licensed patients, Hawaii has accepted the medical use of Cannabis. There is no conflict with federal law or preemption as is the case with pesticides, for example. Scheduling and decriminalization are irrelevant for licensed patients. Here’s some language to consider for folks interested in obtaining a license to grow (please grow): https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2018/bills/SB2217_.htm   […]

Drug Imports Dropping Rapidly – Taxpayers Want a Refund

Drug Imports Dropping Rapidly - Taxpayers Want a Refund

Illegal Cannabis Imports Dropping Rapidly If Hawaii voters had access to information about increases or decreases in drug trafficking surely we would not allow their taxes to be increased for a drug war with less financial needs. While legal states are seeing less opioid deaths and less black market activity, Hawaii’s governor, Lt. Gov, law […]

Discount on Wahine Grown Mobile Trimming Services

We’re offering a 10% discount on all our services. We want to share what we know about Cannabis with as many patients as possible. So please take advantage of our offer. Hawaii Patient Union members may combine this discount with member benefits at the patients union.

Federal Legislation Update – Vote Friday on Cannabis Eradication Spending

Update: Done Deal, details. Original Story: Not a done deal. The vote will be Friday. Medical marijuana patients and businesses that follow state laws could continue to be protected from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the federal drug agents that work for him under a provision contained in new must-pass legislation revealed on Wednesday. If […]

Washington State Businesses Will Need New License Endorsement to Produce Cannabis-infused Edibles

OLYMPIA — As of April 1, statutory authority to regulate the makers of marijuana edibles will be added to the administrative responsibilities of the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), a move that will require these businesses to apply for a special endorsement on their business licenses. Ultimate regulatory authority for marijuana operations remains with the Washington State […]

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patient Numbers Up 33% in 2017

Hawaii Cannabis Patient Numbers

Month-over-month growth averaged 2%, consistent with data from previous years. The strongest growth, 4.2%, occurred in May 2017. Total registered patients surpassed 20,000 in January 2018 – well ahead of early estimates by Marijuana Business Daily. That’s healthy growth for a market where MMJ has been legal since 2000. Thanks to Dr. Clifton Otto’s petition […]

Washington State Traceability and Updated Reporting

from the Washington LCB… Current Stats from Leaf Data Systems The below statistics cover activity in Leaf Data Systems for the time period between February 1, 2018 and March 11, 2018. Workarounds within Leaf Last week we sent an email that included a link to a table with known workaround solutions for workflow issues. This information will […]

Hawaii Cannabis Dispensaries – Cure Oahu Blessing and Opening

Cure Oahu Cannabis Dispensary in Hawaii

Another medical Cannabis dispensary opens in Hawaii on Oahu Island. According to KITV news, a blessing was held earlier today at 10:30 a.m. “The 24-hundred square food facility will offer locally grown medical-grade cannabis products to customers with 329 cards. The company says the Department of Health will conduct a final inspection this week then […]

AEOS Labs Cannabis Testing Laboratory is Third to Open in Hawaii

AEOS Labs - Cannabis Testing

Aeos Labs operated by Clinical Labs of Hawaii has opened. Aeos Labs, Inc has received permission to open from the state and has received the The Emerald Test® badge by Emerald Scientific for its Potency, Microbial, and Heavy Metals testing. We had the opportunity to speak with Benjamin Mead of Aeos Labs regarding transparency in test results, certifications for […]

What is the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment?

What is the Rohrabacher-Farr Blumenauer Amendment?

The Rohrabacher–Farr amendment (also known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment) is legislation prohibiting the Justice Department from spending funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical cannabis laws. Rohrabacher-Blumenauer is pretty plain and clear: no DOJ funds can be used to block the implementation of medical cannabis reforms in states where it has been legalized, […]

Your Invitation to Cannlove

Cannlove Event in Hilo on Feb. 15th 2018

Love is Complete, Cannabis is complete. Event passed… You’re Invited to a special evening of Cannabis business conversation for lovers of the Cannabis plant. Presentations will be given on Cannabis business branding, design, legal and legislative issues followed by a discussion on starting and growing your own Cannabis business in Hawaii. We’re creating a special intimate […]

Cannabis Consumer Capsule Consumption Option

What’s Your preferred consumption method? Do you have special precautions you have to follow to avoid additional side-effects? Can Cannabis capsules reduce side-effects? Not all patients can or prefer to consume Cannabis the same way. Smoking, vaping, edibles and a needle injection of the marijuanas through the eyeball aren’t great options for many. Cannabis oil medicating massages […]

Who Will Be the First State to Fix Insurance for Cannabis Medicine?

State departments of health couldn’t fix health insurance for patients who rely on Cannabis medicine. Legislators didn’t pass laws.  Jeff Sessions. Local judiciaries may start filling gaps in coverage with court rulings. Have any similar cases been brought before courts in Hawaii? Meanwhile in New Jersey… Dr. John Gordon at urhealthguide.com wrote about a case last […]

Could Hawaii Legislators Help Protect Legal Cannabis Businesses and Collectives

In Massachusetts, lawmakers are moving to protect it’s state’s tax revenue from the sale of Cannabis. As Jeff Sessions threatens the viability of small and large businesses in the medical Cannabis economy, some lawmakers are taking a stand. MPP’s Will Luzier, a leader of the Yes on 4 campaign, helped to conceive the bill. “I think […]

Daniel Morii Still Bringing People Together

For more than 40 years Daniel Morii documented sustainability efforts and the Cannabis movement. His works reveal many storylines across Hawaii and in his own neighborhood. Daniel Morii was also successful in business. He and a small group of friends created a commune in the heart of Haight-Ashbury. Unbeknownst to many, that small group of hippies […]

Critical: Protect Lawful Medical Cannabis Programs

Federal: Protect Lawful State Medical Marijuana Programs Update 2 (1-20-2018). The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment has expired due to the shutdown of the federal government. Right now Jeff Sessions may be asking Doug Chin for a list of licensed patients engaged in federally-illegal crimes. A letter sent to Governor Ige seeking help for patients received a bizarre […]

Jeff Sessions Federal Fear Reduces Patient Treatments

Jeff Sessions

Update 11/08/20 Jeffery Session reign of terror is nearly over. His successor is a former college football player. He could directly benefit from Cannabis use and has likely heard professional football players stories of their Cannabis use for medical conditions caused by football. He’s also made some Cannabis-friendlier statements. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has […]

Hawaii Adds ALS to MMJ Program; Rejects Anxiety Disorders | Ganjapreneur

Dr. Clifton Otto

We’re all super grateful for another contribution from Dr. Clifton Otto. This time it’s ALS disease. Mahalo for your work at getting this debilitating disease approved for healthcare. Amazing that only a few days ago an ALS patient would have been put in jail for trying Cannabis. Here’s the letter from Dr. Otto: https://hawaiicannabis.org/wp-content/uploads/ALSPetition-DOHApproval-19Dec17.pdf Read […]

Hawaii Hemp Program Delayed by Noncompliant Jamaican Seed

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Hawaii’s industrial hemp cultivation program has suffered a setback after seeds imported from Jamaica arrived lateand failed a basic inspection. According to HTH, “http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/hemp-growing-program-suffers-setback” Source: Hawaii Hemp Program Delayed by Noncompliant Jamaican Seed | Ganjapreneur On July 2, 2017 the Hawaii Tribune Herald reported, “ When it arrives, the hemp seed will be distributed to three […]

California Cannabis Regulation Released

LICENSING AUTHORITIES RELEASE EMERGENCY MEDICINAL AND ADULT-USE CANNABIS REGULATIONS SACRAMENTO – California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review. View the pdf: California Cannabis Regulation Released. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of […]

Halloween Trick or Treat – Police Threats

Government Jacking Up Medicine Prices

Police have introduced a new fear in recent years. The threat of Cannabis candy. The trend will likely continue until law enforcement gets the training they need to function around medicine that does no harm. No one is eating edibles accidentally from trick or treating. Yet, the fear mongering can be pervasive. The money being […]

Hawaii Licenses 2nd Testing Lab | Ganjapreneur

Pharmlabs Cannabis Testing Lab Hawaii

Hawaii’s second medical cannabis testing lab has been licensed and can begin testing products immediately, according to a KITV report. Hawaii’s second medical cannabis testing lab has been licensed and can begin testing products immediately, according to a KITV report. Pharmlab Hawaii is expected to test products for dispensaries on Maui; Steep Hill Hawaii, located in Oahu, was approved […]

Hawaii – MPP

Hawaii Cannabis Forest Grow

Updates on marijuana policy in Hawaii from the Marijuana Policy Project. In August, the first two dispensaries in Hawaii began serving patients. Now four dispensaries are operational. The program’s most recent delays were partly due to a lack of authorized testing facilities. In October, the state authorized a second testing laboratory, which will help make […]

A Behind the Scenes Look at a Startup Cannabis Business Development – Values and Goals

Medical Cannabis

(Ed. note – The following article is a first-hand account of the progress of the development of Garden First, a cannabis startup beginning their operations with a 6,000 square foot indoor production facility in central Oregon. Every quarter an article will be published focusing on a specific topic, ranging from banking issues to cultivation tips […]

Indiegogo Is Kicking ‘Risky’ Cannabis Companies Off Its Fundraising Platform

Hawaii Cannabis Organization

The young entrepreneurs behind iRollie used a common crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, to raise funds through pre-sale for their new OG2 Roll and Stash Phone Case. Indiegogo abruptly removed their campaign a few days after the platform pre-approved their launch and iRollie had begun collecting funds. Their campaign is now live on their own website and they’re unable […]

Patented Pot: A Multimillion-Dollar Battle Looms

Encouraged by the opening of legal markets in the various medical and recreational states, the cannabis industry has seen a surge of intellectual-property activity over the past 15 years. Nearly 400 patents have been filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with keywords like “cannabis,” “marijuana,” “CBD” and “THC.” Thus far, the patents […]

The State-of-the Art Path to Success: Curio Wellness

Michael Bronfein, CEO, Curio Wellness After a long licensing process, Curio Wellness (CW), a vertically integrated, medical cannabis company, was awarded its final license on August 14th. The company hopes to be part of the force that drives a medicinal cannabis ecosystem that results in Maryland becoming a national leader in research, development and commercialization of […]

How to Create Amazing Content For the Cannabis Industry

Medical Cannabis

I think we are all writers in this world, especially a social media content driven world, but more than that, I think that there’s a lot of fun that can come with cannabis content writing. You can certainly learn a lot about yourself and your customers – there’s a lot of thinking that goes into […]

Congressman O’Rourke Introduces Amendment To End Arbitrary License Suspensions

Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) with Representatives Amash (R-MI), Jeffries (D-NY), Nadler (D-NY) have introduced an amendment to the appropriations bill that the House is expected to take up next month. The amendment would eliminate the funding for enforcement of Section 159 of title 23, which reduces highway funding for states if they did not automatically […]

How to Find Your Perfect Pot Job

Hawaii Cannabis Organization

While the minimum wage debate rages on across America, there is a growing trend of marijuana-based job opportunities and advertisements for them. Everything from bud pickers, to grow room rentals, to clinics seeking qualified medical marijuana doctors and receptionists, are being offered on your local Craiglslist and elsewhere. Employment opportunities in marijuana’s private sector are […]

Netflix Hops Into Cannabis Selling Promotional Strains Based on Their Shows

Medical Cannabis

After almost two decades, Netflix has decided to dive into the marijuana industry by selling a few of its own strains of weed. According to Variety, the streaming giant is gearing up to offer a number of boutique marijuana strains in West Hollywood, California. These various strains of weed are marketed toward enhancing the experience of […]

Protect Your Cannabis Business From Getting Burned By “Friendship Credit”

Medical Cannabis

In our article, published by CBE in July (“Five Signs Your Cannabis Customer Needs to be Placed With A Collection Agency”), we mentioned that many companies servicing the cannabis market are now extending what we call “friendship credit” – in other words, allowing customers whom they know well, and have been dealing with on a […]

How to Use Customer Loyalty Marketing in the Cannabis Industry

Medical Cannabis

The growth of the marijuana industry is of the likes of cable television in the 90’s and broadband internet in the 2000’s. We are at the helm of a business market that is on par to grow at astronomical proportions.   The state of Colorado alone has seen a 30 million dollar monthly revenue increase […]

American Legion Resolves In Support Of Expanding Veterans’ Access to Medicinal Cannabis

The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, has adopted a resolution calling on federal officials to expand veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The resolution, passed yesterday at the Legion’s annual convention, urges the “United States government to permit VA medical providers to be able to discuss with veterans the use of marijuana […]

This Santa Ana Dispensary Wants to Change the Way You Buy Cannabis

Medical Cannabis

There’s a new joint in town. MedMen, one of the largest marijuana retailers in the country, opened its newest medical marijuana dispensary last month in Santa Ana, making its 3,000 square feet of retail space one of the largest dispensaries in the county. The cannibis firm offers around 1,000 products, including concentrates, flour, edibles, canine/feline […]

Russian Bankers Migrating to Higher, Greener Pastures

Hawaii Cannabis Organization

Dust off your history books and have a look at how and why bankers from our former Cold War nemesis and current election-hacking paradise have decided to come in from the cold and join the warmth of the green rush. Two Moscow bankers were in the right place at the right time for many years, […]

Looking to Invest in Cannabis? Here Are Two Canadian Companies to Consider

Medical Cannabis

The budding marijuana industry in Canada is set to explode, according to a number of key industry players banking on a wave of increased consumption from groups that have otherwise steered clear of the green commodity. With only a few large cannabis producers jockeying for position in a bid to control the largest piece of […]

Hawaii Department of Health Medical Cannabis Update – Vol. I, No. 5 August 2017

Maintaining a Strong Relationship with Your Doctor With two medical cannabis dispensaries now open, and more anticipated to open in the near future, Hawaii’s registered patients must carefully weigh information on potency and efficacy of medical cannabis products. Obtaining accurate information and knowing who to turn to for answers may be a challenge for patients. […]

WA NORML: 2017 State of the Session Report

WASHINGTON STATE: For the first time Washington NORML had a regular lobbyist in Olympia this year. The truth is NORML has almost always been staffed by volunteer activists. That’s what I was, at a NORML chapter in Missouri, interning for NORML’s national office in Washington DC, and later as head of NORML’s Thurston County chapter. The reward […]

Latina Woman Among Los Angeles’ First Licensed Cannabis Entrepreneurs

Hawaii Cannabis Organization

Priscilla Vilchis, CEO of Cali Premium Produce, is the only Latina woman on the list of the 13 pre-approved applicants, helping to bridge the barrier between multi-million dollar companies and people trying to enter the cannabis industry. Her hometown of Lynwood—population nearly 70,000—kick-started the momentum by being among the first within Los Angeles County to […]