Colorado State University Launches Cannabis Science Degree Program

Call it higher education (pun intended). Colorado State University’s (CSU) Pueblo campus has received the okay from the state to start a cannabis chemistry bachelor’s degree program. These educational opportunities follow the development of other cannabis-related educational programs at other colleges and universities and reinforce the momentum generated by the expansion of the cannabis industry. […]

New York’s Legal Cannabis Businesses Weigh In On Recreational Legalization

Budget outlines. Drafted tax proposals. It’s almost a sure bet that New York is going to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis. Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to legalize recreational marijuana in 2020, and it appears he’s going to work to do just that. The only glitch? After royally screwing up the state’s medical marijuana program, medical marijuana […]

How Vape Companies Are Using Technology To Regain Consumer Confidence Following Health Crisis

For both cannabis consumers and companies, chalk it up to a lesson learned. The vaping crisis officially kicked off on August 23, 2019, when Illinois reported the first vape-related death. After a rash of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to vaping, the FDA launched a criminal investigation in September. Now it’s high time for the marijuana […]

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 […]

The Most Significant Moments In The Cannabis Industry In 2019

The cannabis industry in the U.S. made serious progress in 2019, which isn’t too shabby considering the feds still consider it illegal. Hemp and CBD regulation was a huge topic this year. Along with additional states legalizing medical and recreational cannabis and the SAFE Banking Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released interim hemp […]

FDA Issues Statement On CBD Harm Potential, Warns Businesses Against Illegal Marketing Practices

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been active on the CBD front recently, releasing a consumer update claiming that CBD “has the potential to harm” at about the same time as the agency issued warning letters to 15 companies the agency claims are marketing CBD products illegally. While the FDA announced in July that […]