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Marijuana for Moms

March 2, 2018

In states where weed is legal, new mild cannabis products are catching on with parents. Many a meme has been made about “wine moms”—mothers who joke online about their love for a relaxing glass of cabernet, or three. But a new drug is gaining popularity with the playgroup circuit. As it becomes more socially acceptable,…

MARIJUANA CAN SAVE LIVES

February 8, 2018

This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions paused a discussion of the opioid epidemic to, once again, go after marijuana. He suggested that addictive pain medication wasn’t the only problem and that many heroin addicts start out “with marijuana and other drugs.” There is a relationship between cannabis and opioids, but Mr. Sessions has it backward….

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION 2018: WHICH STATES MIGHT CONSIDER CANNABIS LAWS THIS YEAR?

January 2, 2018

The legal marijuana market could blaze across the United States in 2018.  At least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, with more possibly joining as legislative sessions continue, making 2018 a potentially pivotal year in the burgeoning bud movement. Some states are even preparing to take unprecedented legislative steps to make marijuana—either recreational or…

MEDICAL MARIJUANA LICENSE APPROVED FOR MIAMI-DADE NURSERY

November 1, 2017

After a failed attempt at removing the judge from the case, state health officials have agreed to grant a coveted medical-marijuana license to Keith St. Germain Nursery Farms, a Homestead-based grower. The new license brings the number of medical marijuana operators in the state to 13, and five more are on the horizon as Florida’s…

CHART: U.S. MARIJUANA INDUSTRY’S ECONOMIC IMPACT TO APPROACH $70B BY 2021

June 12, 2017

The U.S. cannabis industry is poised to inject nearly $70 billion on an annual basis into the American economy by 2021, an eye-popping figure that underscores the broader economic impact for towns and municipalities that accept legal marijuana businesses into their communities. Estimates published in the newly released Marijuana Business Factbook 2017 show the total economic…