Monthly Archives: November 2017

A “misguided crusade”: Canada’s bill to legalize cannabis faces opposition

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:28 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 3:08 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The Canadian House of Commons held a spirited debate over the legalization of cannabis Tuesday as the Liberal government presented a

Pro-legalization group Marijuana Policy Project overhauls leadership

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:06 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 4:05 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The man behind more than half of the successful state-level medical and recreational marijuana legalization efforts is stepping down as leader

DEA finalizing Schedule II status for synthetic THC drug Syndros

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 8:50 am • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 9:36 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration this week will grant Schedule II status to a synthetic THC drug developed by a pharmaceutical

MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board, leadership

Published: Nov 20, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 5:18 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The embattled former CEO of MassRoots Inc. launched a counteroffensive against the firm that is now suing him. MassRoots founder Isaac

MassRoots sues founder, former CEO, alleging “serious misconduct”

Published: Nov 20, 2017, 1:56 pm • Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 5:35 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc. last month jettisoned its CEO for alleged “serious misconduct” — claims of sex, drugs and misuse of funds —

With Denver’s ban on 4/20 rally organizer upheld, lawyer vows to fight any similar marijuana event

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 2:46 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 7:00 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff If there’s a 4/20 rally celebrating marijuana in Denver’s Civic Center Park on April 20, 2018, it will likely be under

Cannabis firms Canopy Growth, Organa and Green House team up on a joint venture in Canada

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 1:53 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 4:44 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Three well-known players in the cannabis industry have partnered in the operation of an Ontario indoor cultivation facility, a site they

MassRoots officials: “Right team and right plan” in place for growth

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 5:24 pm • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 5:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc.’s new CEO on Thursday sought to put a “weak” quarter and previous leadership in the rear-view mirror, telling investors

Sen. Cory Gardner to co-sponsor federal bill to let canna-businesses take tax deductions

Published: Nov 15, 2017, 10:54 am • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 11:08 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, is backing federal legislation that would allow state-legal marijuana businesses to claim tax deductions

MassRoots quarterly revenue tanks

Published: Nov 14, 2017, 8:34 pm • Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 10:05 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc. reported Tuesday that its third-quarter revenue had plunged precipitously and it would need to raise at least $2.5 million

Cannabis cooking formulas: Calculate low-dose THC potency for your homemade cannabutter edibles

Published: Nov 14, 2017, 1:14 pm • Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 1:14 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Hey, Cannabist! Here’s a cooking question: Do I use only infused butter in my cookie recipe? I used an ounce of

In the midst of Congressional grilling, Sessions takes heat on marijuana attitude

Published: Nov 14, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 12:03 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he fielded pressing question on the Trump

High Minded podcast by The Cannabist | S01E02

Published: Nov 14, 2017, 8:46 am • Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 10:02 am By Vincent Chandler, The Cannabist Staff Welcome to High Minded by The Cannabist, our podcast diving into the stories, news and voices shaping a new billion-dollar industry.

How to Make 420 Blueberry Muffins

420 Blueberry Muffins

How to Make 420 Blueberry Muffins Muffins are good to eat anytime of the day, be it breakfast or as a snack, and if it’s freshly made and eaten, there’s just nothing like it. There are so many ways to

More veterans parlaying their military skills into cannabis careers

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 10:09 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Chad Drew considers himself a veteran of not only the Air Force but also the cannabis industry. The 41-year-old is sales

A melted mess of gold, silver: Marijuana farmers’ savings plans all too vulnerable

Published: Nov 10, 2017, 7:01 am • Updated: Nov 10, 2017, 7:01 am By Joe Mozingo, Los Angeles Times REDWOOD VALLEY, Calif. — She knew just where she had buried the gold and silver coins — down a ravine from

Watch: Cannabis ad a pitch-perfect parody of dire pharmaceutical commercials

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 6:51 pm • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 7:54 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff You may have heard this on TV before: “Ask your doctor if _______ is right for you.” Now here’s a cannabis

Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 4:11 pm • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 5:27 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado marijuana sales are holding steady. Cannabis shops across the state sold a little more than $136.6 million in flower, edibles,