Connected by Cannabis

Hillary Peckham and Maren Hall-Wieckert, both part of her family-run medical marijuana company, were married at the Bronx Zoo. But first they had some healing to do. Hillary Peckham felt a different kind of pain when Maren Hall-Wieckert, whom she had been dating for four years, decided in August 2016 to leave New York to attend the University of Colorado, where he would begin a Ph.D. program in learning sciences. “I was stunned and really…

Washington State Cannabis Company Starts Pot Waste Program

A Washington cannabis company has offered to collect and properly dispose of any waste from other marijuana stores. KING-TV reported Thursday that Canna Culture Shop began the pot waste program early this week to help reduce the impact marijuana waste has on the environment. Owner Maryam Mirnateghi says the program is meant to keep cannabis packaging from ending up on the street or in waterways. – Read the entire article at BNN Bloomberg.

The DEA is Rewriting Obama’s Federal Cannabis Regulations

This week, the federal government announced it would begin processing dozens of pending applications for the “steps necessary to improve access to marijuana research.” Additionally, companies hoping to obtain U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Registration for a federal bulk manufacturer licenses to cultivate cannabis for scientific research as well as for manufacturing FDA- approved pharmaceuticals, are seemingly once step closer, with an arsenal of caveats. “I am pleased that DEA is moving forward with its review…

Cannabis Trial: Dutch Cities Picked for Cafe Supply Experiment

Cannabis cafes in the Netherlands are to be supplied legally with drugs from regulated producers as part of a trial aimed at tackling the black market. Under Dutch law, cannabis can be sold over the counter in licensed coffee shops, but it is currently illegal to produce and supply the drug. The country’s loose policy on cannabis has seen criminal enterprises flourish. From 2021, cafes in 10 cities will get a legal supply of “quality”…

Smaller Eastern Ontario Communities Feeling Left Out of Cannabis Draw

Ottawa location only winner in 2nd round of licence draw. Some eastern Ontario mayors say they feel disadvantaged compared to larger municipalities in the process to get a legal cannabis shop because of the size of their population. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario announced Wednesday the 42 winners out of 4,864 eligible entrants to its second lottery allowing applications for licences for cannabis businesses. This time, stores in southern Ontario could be opened…

Legal Cannabis Sales in B.C. are Some of the Lowest in Canada. Why?

British Columbia has long been considered the cannabis capital of Canada, but new numbers from Statistics Canada show that reputation is in jeopardy, at least when it comes to retail sales. In the approximately nine months since cannabis has been legal in the country, B.C. has seen just $19.5 million in recreational pot sales. Compare that to neighbouring (and comparatively populous) Alberta, where legal pot has racked up more than $123 million in sales since…

CBD Companies Positioning Themselves for Cannabis Legalization

Recreational cannabis use is illegal in the majority of US states, but the relaxation of hemp and CBD sales has created a set of companies that could more easily grab cannabis product market share if it is legalized. Companies selling CBD products are establishing their brands among consumers, and acquiring shelf space and retail relationships. If recreational cannabis is legalized, those companies can enter that market more quickly than a business starting from scratch. From…

3 Great Ways to Profit From the Cannabis Boom Without Actually Buying Pot Stocks

You’ve no doubt heard that the global cannabis market is poised to skyrocket. Thirty-three U.S. states have legalized medical cannabis, along with over 40 countries. Canada’s recreational cannabis market is picking up momentum, while 11 U.S. states have legalized recreational pot, with more potentially on the way. Some observers predict an annual global cannabis market of $150 billion or more. But some investors remain uneasy about putting their money into cannabis stocks. If you fit…

The New Rules of Cannabis: How to Pass the Joint and More

In 1922, Emily Post published Etiquette, a guide to the mores and manners of a rapidly changing world. As the old social structures crumbled and class took on an unprecedented fluidity, Americans wanted someone to tell them how to behave – and Post became what’s now known as a brand. This year, her great-great granddaughter Lizzie Post has published a new book of mores and manners her forebear probably never imagined. Higher Etiquette aims to…

Alberta Squeaks Out Title as Canada’s Top Cannabis Market With $123.6M Sold

Ontario, Quebec not far behind in new data showing sales since legalization. Albertans pull out their wallets for legal weed more often than other Canadians, new data shows. Statistics Canada has published new information on the amount sold at cannabis store across the country, from legalization in October 2018 to June 2019. The sales data shows that Alberta comes out as the top legal cannabis market in Canada, with more than $123.6 million in sales.…