Category Archives: 420 News

Pioneering women in cannabis industry losing ground, author says

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 5:02 pm • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 5:02 pm By Tess Allen, Civilized Time and time again, the cannabis industry has been heralded as a haven for female entrepreneurs and members of other marginalized groups. But a

The Cannabist’s SmokeSongs: Thanksgiving Tokes

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 5:04 pm • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 5:04 pm By Ian Gassman, Special to The Cannabist Thanksgiving is a holiday of trying. Despite its conflicted genocidal history and notoriously boring food, it’s also one of the

High Minded podcast by The Cannabist | S01E03

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 4:56 pm • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 5:12 pm 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.

Cannabist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for foodies

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 3:17 pm • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 3:17 pm By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Shopping for a foodie? We’ve cooked up a marijuana gift guide with tasty edibles, top cannabis kitchen gadgets and the best

Cannabist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for connoisseurs

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 1:32 pm • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 1:37 pm By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Looking for gift ideas for your favorite cannabis connoisseur? Wow them with an inspired surprise, from a luxury pipe to a

Cannabist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for powder hounds

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 10:16 am • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 10:16 am By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Weed gifts that will help the skier or snowboarder in your life get their powder fix. Editor’s Note: Most ski areas

Cannabist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for yogis

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 10:59 am By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Pick up one of these marijuana gifts to elevate your yogi’s practice this holiday season. Puff, puff, namaste. (Images provided by

New rules for Colorado marijuana industry focus on boosting research, consumer safety

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Changes to the rules governing Colorado’s cannabis industry go into effect Jan. 1, including a groundbreaking path for

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