We’re so focused on North America’s cannabis legalization trajectory that the global perspective can sometimes shift out of focus. Since the Neolithic age some 12,000 years ago, hemp has been farmed for food and fiber. In many regions, even in Europe as far back as the 16th century, hemp — and occasionally cannabis — has […]
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Former underground grower Rinus Beintema used to supply cannabis to Dutch coffee shops. But after being robbed at gunpoint and discovering the medicinal qualities of the plant, he decided to take a totally different approach. In 2015, he founded Suver Nuver, a cannabis social club that distributes full-plant cannabis oil at a very low price […]
After miraculously surviving a fall of 40 feet and breaking 108 bones in his body, Mike Conner’s biggest battle was still ahead of him. At 50 years old, the accident meant he was forced to learn how to walk again, and he endured an excruciating 26 surgeries. The trauma, which occurred in 2013, very nearly […]
Following hot on the heels of a series of devastating wildfires in 2017, the US West Coast has once again been dealing with the fallout of blazes that have ripped through the landscape, wrecking homes, businesses and cannabis crops. With more than 1.3 million acres of land destroyed in 2017 alone, the latest fiery onslaught […]
Both Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize recreational sales of cannabis in November 2016. Twelve months after the first retail marijuana stores began sales in Nevada, the state’s 61 dispensaries are on pace to sell upward of $410 million in cannabis products. The Nevada tax department has taken in more than $55 million in revenue […]
The continent that’s delivered classic strains like Swazi, Red Congolese and Durban Poison is now open for international business. Following a $28.8 million investment, Canadian medical marijuana powerhouse Canopy Growth Corporation has acquired African cannabis producer Daddy Cann Lesotho PTY Ltd., which trades as Highlands and is located in the Kingdom of Lesotho. Now with […]
Sex and the City star turned cannabis advocate Cynthia Nixon vowed to continue her run to oust New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), after losing the party endorsement by 95 percent. Despite her loss, Nixon attended the May 23 Democratic Party State Convention at Long Island’s Hofstra University, telling the gathered press, “I am attending […]
California growers and buyers — who have taken anecdotal note of the disappointing gap in expectations as recreational cannabis rolls out — had their suspicions confirmed recently, when a report by the California Growers Association revealed that less than one percent of the state’s growers have successfully obtained licensure to legally operate their business in […]
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