Maine Regulators Issue Guidance On Marijuana Advertising

In the era of legal marijuana, compliance is critical, and Maine regulators are reminding folks how to advertise within state laws. Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) issued guidance reminders after cannabis-related ads at Lewiston’s Androscoggin Bank Colisée resulted in an investigation. Parents complained about marijuana ads at the ice rink last November. Some of […]

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 […]

Alaska Breaks Monthly Cannabis Tax Revenue Record With $2 Million Reaching State Coffers

Let’s face it – Alaska is a vast state (larger than Texas, California and Montana combined), and despite the relatively sparse, far-flung population, they do things big. The state is home to robust oil, timber, mining and fishing industries, but that isn’t all: they can also claim substantial tax revenues from legal cannabis sales. And […]

The Secret Loophole That Allows Growers In Newly-Legalized States To Source New Strains

Even when you’re trying to play by the rules, you might have to break them. In the world of legalized cannabis, where states gingerly follow the rules that, in reality, are illegal federally, it’s a chicken-and-egg situation. How do businesses get marijuana seeds or clones necessary to generate product? Do cannabis cultivators have a magic […]

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 […]