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Cannabis HR is (Mostly) Just Like Any Other Industry

Cannabis HR is (Mostly) Just Like Any Other Industry

By and large, the cannabis industry’s approach to human resources is like any other industry. At its heart, companies must remain compliant to state and federal regulations. However, due to its legal status, cannabis presents hurdles that other industries don’t have to...

High Times Acquires Spannabis

High Times Acquires Spannabis

High Times first started publication in 1974, making it the most venerable of all cannabis magazines, but it originally began as a one-off spoof on Playboy, with marijuana substituted for sex. Richard Nixon was president, and he was waging war on weed.
Yes, its initial funding came from the...

No Medical Marijuana Ad for Super Bowl

No Medical Marijuana Ad for Super Bowl

What do California and Massachusetts have in common, other than the fact that their teams are facing off in the Super Bowl on February 3? In both states, both medical and recreational cannabis are legal.
Along with the game, the commercials are among the event’s biggest attractions for...

Cannabis Is “The New Tech” Right Down to the Bubble

Cannabis Is “The New Tech” Right Down to the Bubble

Major players in the burgeoning cannabis industry seem to be channeling the 1990s with references to the pot business as “the new tech” and an admission that the market for cannabis stocks might be overinflated and ready to burst.
To the first point, Carol Bartz, former Yahoo! CEO...

Hemp Legalization Clears the House

Hemp Legalization Clears the House

In mid-December, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the 2018 Farm Bill, whose provisions include removing hemp as a U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Until now, hemp has been treated the same as its cousin, cannabis. If President Trump signs the farm bill, hemp will become a legal crop for...

Tobacco Giant Investing in Cannabis

Tobacco Giant Investing in Cannabis

We’re all familiar with the iconic Marlboro Man – is he soon to become the Cannabis Man? Richmond, Virginia-based Altria - the parent company of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro cigarettes - recently bought 45 percent of Cronos Group, to the tune of $2.4 billion.
Cronos Group, a...

Examining California's Recreational Cannabis Supply Stream

Examining California's Recreational Cannabis Supply Stream

California’s cannabis market is a behemoth. Its market is unlike any other legal state market at this time. According to a report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, California's cannabis market value is expected to exceed $5.1 billion by the end of the year.
The analysis...

Where Does Mexico's Cannabis Regulations Go Under AMLO?

Where Does Mexico's Cannabis Regulations Go Under AMLO?

Continuing on the exciting cannabis news out of Mexico, recently inaugurated President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration has begun. Appointed to the position on December 1, the President often referred to as AMLO aims to take Mexico on a radical change towards leftist policies....

Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional

Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional

In yet another blow to anti-pot crusaders, the Supreme Court of Mexico has ruled that prohibition of cannabis violates citizens’ rights, arguing that freedom of personal development allows adults to choose the recreational activities they want to engage in - without the government...

North American Marijuana Edibles Market Will Hit $4 Billion by 2022

North American Marijuana Edibles Market Will Hit $4 Billion by 2022

The legal cannabis market is exploding, but it's not just traditional bud attracting enthusiastic consumers. According to marijuana industry analysts The Arcview Group, sales of cannabis-infused edibles will reach $4.1 billion in the United States and Canada by 2022.
Americans gobbled up over...