Vaping-related Lung Illness Prevalence Substantially Lower in Legal Cannabis States

Suppose there’s a case to be made for the health benefits of federal marijuana legalization. In that case, the vaping health crisis of 2019 supports that notion. Turns out, the vaping health crisis that hit the cannabis industry predominantly affected states where recreational marijuana is illegal.  A new study from the Yale School of Public […]

How This Former NBA Forward Is Improving the Cannabis Industry for People of Color

Al Harrington has already had quite a career. Over a span of more than 16 years, Harrington played pro basketball for the Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, and the Washington Wizards. Leaving the world of pro basketball in 2015, he’s ready for another chapter. One of […]

Illinois Recreational Marijuana Sales Reached Record-Breaking New Heights in July

Illinois was the 11th state to legalize recreational cannabis — and it did so on January 1, 2020. Since sales kicked off, business has been excellent. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, sales were strong. According to the state’s Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois recreational marijuana sales reached record-breaking new heights in July. In […]

Illinois and Other States Posted Record-Breaking Cannabis Sales in Recent Months

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic was a lot easier in states with legal cannabis, and the numbers are pretty impressive. Colorado, Illinois, and Oregon all hit record-breaking sales figures in the past few months, despite the recent recession and stay-at-home orders. Let’s face it; cannabis has been a life raft to many during these difficult […]

Cannabis Concentrates Are a Fast-Growing Product Area; The Rising Popularity of 7/10 Proves It

Cannabis has two “official” holidays: 4/20 and 7/10. The first one is principally devoted to the big, wide world of weed. The second first noted around 2012, celebrates oil (710 spells OIL backward), most specifically hash oil. Cannabis concentrate sales have boomed in recent years, and the rising popularity of 7/10 proves it. Oils claim […]

Illinois’ Industry-Best Social Equity Program Is Flawed, Advocates Say

Nothing is perfect. That includes plans with noble intentions. Throw in a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s safe to say that the roll-out of Illinois’ social equity program for cannabis companies isn’t quite what was envisioned. While the state can boast some of the most progressive social equity provisions, others say that the rules don’t […]

New Cannabis Business Rules Take Effect In Michigan

If you’re a cannabusiness in Michigan, it’s just another day with another hoop to jump through. On June 22, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced that operators of cannabis businesses must now utilize freshly created applications and resources. What that all actually means, though, is clear as mud. In a press release the agency explained […]