Artisanal Edible Cannabis Honey Causes A Buzz

Innovative Israeli cannabis technology company PhytoPharma International is causing a buzz! The artisanal honey producing company’s bees are feasting on a spectrum that contains cannabinoids. Since bees are insects that do not have a mammalian endocannabinoid system, they are not getting high. However, they pass these nutrients directly through their natural honey making process and […]

How medical pot made me a better mom

I had a medical marijuana card for nearly two years before I worked up the nerve to buy legal weed. Living in laid-back Vermont, I had access to a friend’s homegrown herb, which my husband used to make me cannabis-infused coconut butter in the family Crock-Pot. Applying the butter topically soothed my chronic pelvic pain and relieved […]

Massachusetts Marijuana Stores To Open Tuesday

The wait will soon be over. On Tuesday morning, the first recreational marijuana stores in the Eastern United States will open in Massachusetts, kicking off an era of legal cannabis sales after more than a century of pot prohibition in the state. The state Cannabis Control Commission made the historic announcement at 4:20 p.m. Friday, saying […]

Cannabis Goes Global While The U.S. Falls Behind

With Mexico moving closer to legalization, the U.S. is increasingly looking out of step with cannabis trends. This week, Mexico’s Congress is expected to begin deliberating a bill to legalize medical and recreational cannabis use across the country. President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador signaled his willingness to consider legalization during the campaign. Then last week, the country’s […]

What You Need To Know About Cannabis And Breast Cancer

There is reliable and growing for-real evidence suggesting that cannabis can slow the growth of tumors. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women; one in ten will be affected by it at some point. There are a variety of highly successful chemical, radiological, and surgical treatment options. But they’re not particularly pleasant. […]

Brewers Are Putting Cannabis Into Cans

As laws relax on recreational use, marijuana derivatives — from THC to terpenes — are showing up in beers and nonalcoholic drinks. For more than two decades, SweetWater Brewing Company’s best-seller has been its floral 420 Extra Pale Ale, the numerals slyly nodding to the beer’s April 20 birth date and the brewery’s fondness for marijuana: […]

Beer That Smells Like Cannabis Is Second-Best Selling

Selling cannabis-infused drinks is not legal in Georgia. But that hasn’t stopped one of the state’s most popular breweries from capitalizing on the burgeoning trend. The New York Times featured Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing Company Wednesday as part of a story looking at how brewers nationwide are putting marijuana derivatives into their brews. SweetWater, of course, is not […]

Cannabis Companies Are Paying Federal Taxes In Cash And It’s Giving The IRS A Headache

Marijuana is now legal, in one form or another, in 33 US states and the District of Columbia. To the federal government, pot is still a drug classified no differently than heroin or cocaine. Yet cannabis businesses are still required to pay federal taxes. (More taxes than most, as Quartz’s Ephrat Livni pointed out last year.) The government collected an […]

After Long Wait, East Coast’s First Legal Pot Shops Set to Open

New England Treatment Access, which operates an existing Northampton medical dispensary, is hoping for the distinction of being the first commercial cannabis store to open east of the Mississippi. (AP) NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation’s first […]

These Are The Next 4 States To Legalize Marijuana

Tuesday’s 2018 midterm elections was a big success for cannabis advocates. Michigan legalized recreational marijuana, and while North Dakota rejected a similar measure, both Missouri and Utah voted in favor of medical marijuana. So far, 10 states and Washington, DC, have legalized the full use of marijuana, and 33 states and Washington, DC, have legalized medical marijuana. […]