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Montana MMJ enrollment up, but producers on hold for testing regs

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 10:54 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 11:01 am By Katheryn Houghton,  bozeman Daily Chronicle BOZEMAN, Mont. — When Tyler Smith was diagnosed with testicular cancer, medical marijuana didn’t feel like a valid option. He took

MassRoots shake-up: In wake of abrupt CEO switch, deal to acquire CannaRegs gets nixed

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 9:15 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 3:03 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc. went through a massive transition this week. In a span of two days, the Denver-based marijuana tech and social

Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 9:45 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:12 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition”

Crowdfunding site shuts down campaign for California cannabis farm fire victims

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:39 am By The Cannifornian, The Cannabist Staff An online payment company has shut down a fundraising campaign set up to support cannabis cultivators who’ve been impacted by the

Hemp power-players lobby Congress to shift mind-set, legalize crop

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 8:45 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff American hemp is flush with grassroots organizations working to ensure the industry rises to prominence. Now it has a “grass-tops” organization

How Congress helped drug company lobbyists derail the DEA’s war on opioids

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 9:13 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 9:41 am By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the

After the smoke clears: What’s next for Northern California’s cannabis industry?

Published: Oct 14, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 9:31 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastating and deadly wildfires in Northern California could hardly have come at a worse time for the region’s well-established and

Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 5:54 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 6:17 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado

Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff As it slowly acknowledges the depths of the opioid epidemic, Congress is failing to recognize that medical marijuana may be a

Time is now to speak up about planned changes to Colorado marijuana regs

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 1:33 pm • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 1:33 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Colorado marijuana regulations are a-changing, and you have a chance to weigh in. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division has opened up

Lucky’s Market takes leap with CBD, now selling hemp extracts nationwide

Published: Oct 9, 2017, 10:57 am • Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 3:06 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff For a brief moment last month, it appeared Target was on track to change the course of cannabidiol sales in the

Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July?

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 1:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 1:41 pm By Alan Freeman, The Washington Post OTTAWA – Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by

Denver man sentenced to 80 years in prison for death of teen stealing his marijuana grow

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 3:29 pm • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 3:54 pm By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post A Denver man who shot two boys — killing one and paralyzing the other — when they attempted to steal marijuana

Gorilla Glue adhesives company reaches settlement with cannabis business

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 2:12 pm • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 2:41 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff An adhesives firm and a cannabis business have agreed to patch up their differences and send the “gorilla” packing from dispensaries.

Colorado man gets two-year prison term for role in hash oil explosion

Published: Oct 2, 2017, 5:09 pm • Updated: Oct 3, 2017, 12:44 pm By Amelia Arvesen, Longmont Times-Call A Colorado man charged in connection with a hash oil explosion that burned a shed in Longmont last year was sentenced to two

Colorado drags down national marijuana prices in first half of 2017

Published: Oct 2, 2017, 10:59 am • Updated: Oct 2, 2017, 10:59 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The price of a pound of legal marijuana continues to plummet in 2017, according to a new report tracking the commodity’s

CBD oil hits national stage with Target.com carrying CW Hemp products

Published: Sep 28, 2017, 11:19 am • Updated: Sep 28, 2017, 1:12 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff CBD made it to the big leagues of retail. CW Hemp, the Denver-based company that bottled up “Charlotte’s Web” cannabidiol-rich oil,

Two arrested after detectives find 146 marijuana plants in southern Colorado home

Published: Sep 27, 2017, 9:34 pm • Updated: Sep 28, 2017, 2:39 pm By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post Two men were arrested and a third is facing possible charges in connection with an illegal marijuana grow and butane hash