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 […]

Washington State Takes Down Online Map of Cannabusinesses Following Burglaries

In a better-safe-than-sorry move, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) removed an online map that showed the locations of cannabis producers and processors in the state after a string of burglaries. The LCB has not compiled data about burglarized cannabis companies since the inception of legal cannabis in 2014. Still, in November, at […]

Marijuana Dispensaries Not Selling To Minors, Study Finds

Underage weed-seekers, take note: licensed marijuana retailers are vigilant when it comes to laws prohibiting the sale of cannabis to minors. Regulatory officials, take note: the system appears to be working. A recent study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, went like this: researchers working undercover went into 175 marijuana retailers […]

California Cannabis Industry Problems Causing ‘Epidemic’ of Layoffs

How is it possible that California’s burgeoning cannabis industry is suddenly foundering, resulting in massive layoffs? Voters in the state legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, although it was just in 2018 that rec sales finally started. While the intention might have been to institute a profitable, licensed and legal marketplace, the reality is that lawmakers […]

Privacy Concerns Over Body Cameras For Massachusetts Cannabis Delivery Drivers

Privacy zealots and cannabis users, take note: the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) has drafted and voted on regulations for cannabis delivery and would require delivery drivers to wear body cameras at any time they are outside their delivery vehicle to record all transactions. Massachusetts has some of the strictest regulations on cannabis sales in […]

Massachusetts Testing Facility Fined $225,000 For Improper Marijuana Disposal

A Massachusetts marijuana testing facility is in hot water after being accused of throwing usable marijuana into an unlocked dumpster. And on top of that, local police found hundreds of vials with extracted cannabis from the lab — one that provides services for almost the entire state’s medical cannabis retailers. The facility, MCR Labs, agreed […]