The South American nation of Peru recently legalized medical cannabis, making it the sixth Latin American country to do so. The Congress of the Republic of Peru passed the bill October 20 with an overwhelming majority (68–5; three abstained), although many supporters feared the conservative legislatures would kill the measure. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski signed […]
There’s been no better time than now to get involved with hemp agribusiness in the United States. According to advocacy group Vote Hemp’s 2017 US Hemp Crop Report, nearly 25,000 acres of hemp have been grown in 19 states this year alone. That’s almost triple the number of what was grown — less than 10,000 […]
Cannabis mega-mergers continue to be forged at a stunning clip, as this week three highly influential names in legal weed combined forces to create a global marijuana monolith like no other. The triad includes US-based Organa Brands, Canadian group Canopy Growth Corporation, and Netherlands-based Green House Seed Company. The partnership will see the current leaders […]
The US politician who once claimed that members of the Ku Klux Klan “were OK until I found out they smoked pot” is now taking fire from all sides — chief among them a lawsuit filed against him concerning legalized medical marijuana and an individual’s right to effective medicine. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was […]
As the doors of the Las Vegas Convention Center opened for MJBizCon 2017, the monthslong drum roll for the cannabis industry’s largest-ever trade show came to a deafening head. Growers, investors and a variety of service providers swarmed the exhibit hall, creating traffic jams through the maze of more than 650 exhibits. We had conveyed […]
Ever since the boom in legal cannabis sales swept the country, noise has been growing about how much money states are making in tax revenue and how this tax is being spent. But one issue that doesn’t appear to be as widely discussed is how much money the federal government is making off cannabis businesses. […]
For more than half a century, US growers have been on the cutting edge of creating high-grade cannabis, with the primary goal of achieving ever-greater potency and complexity of highs. But in that time, while legal pot has reached a tipping point of popularity in the US market, longstanding federal prohibition has meant that very […]
After a lengthy, convoluted and somewhat surprising election process, New Zealand is officially under new leadership. Holding the reins to the new government — a coalition comprised of the Labour Party, the Green Party and New Zealand First — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the country’s youngest leader in more than 150 years. To many, […]
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