A little-noticed part of the Massachusetts marijuana law would allow the creation of cannabis cafes, providing a place for adults to buy a joint and smoke it with their friends. Such establishments could jostle with bars for the business of consumers looking to take the edge off after work. Continue reading on Boston Globe.
Cannabis is currently the world's most explosive industry, but the boom will not be limited to medicine and hemp. Advances made in technology for growing, tracking and testing cannabis will extend to agriculture as a whole. Agtech has been a buzzword in Silicon Valley the past few years, with a record $2.7 billion invested in the space in 2015. Continue reading on 420 Intel.
Transdermal cannabis patches are a unique method of cannabis consumption. You needn't inhale nor ingest to experience its effects. In fact, you don't even need to touch a cannabis flower at all. All the work is done by a simple patch adhered to a veinous area of the body, thus allowing the cannabinoids to go to work entering the bloodstream for an effective and long-lasting response. Continue reading on 420 Intel.
North Americans spent almost $7 billion on legal cannabis products in 2016, a 34 percent increase over 2015, according to a new report. Medical marijuana still drives the largest percentage of sales, but that is expected to change over the course of the next few years, according to Arcview Market Research. Continue reading on Entrepreneur.
Trump has said he favors medical marijuana and states' rights. His attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions opposes legalization. Marijuana business executives weigh in on how entrepreneurs in the industry can protect themselves and their companies in this ambiguous political climate. Continue reading on Forbes.
After Maryam Roland, a public high school teacher in Ysleta, in El Paso, tested positive for marijuana use in 2015, the State Board for Educator Certification sought to suspend her license for two years. In her defense, Roland argued that because she'd smoked the pot during a vacation in Colorado, where the drug has been legal for recreational use since 2013, she had done nothing wrong. Continue reading on MyStatesMan.
German lawmakers on Thursday legalised cannabis use for medical purposes for people with serious diseases such as certain cancers and multiple sclerosis. "Today is a beautiful day," said Rainer Hayek, a lawmaker in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party. Continue reading on Yahoo! News.
While the legal marijuana industry already generates billions of dollars across the United States, the industry has one big difference with other sectors of the economy. The majority of those transactions happen in cash. Continue reading on the Entrepreneur.
MJ Freeway's widely used software platform for cannabis businesses crashed over the weekend, creating ripples across the marijuana industry. The outage sent 1,000 marijuana retailers in 23 states scrambling to handle everything from sales and inventory management to regulatory compliance issues. Continue reading on Marijuana Business Daily.