Can Repeal of the Cole Memo Stop Legal Cannabis?

According to reports from the Associated Press, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be announcing his plans to repeal an Obama-era policy that has protected legalized marijuana on a state level from federal intervention. Continue reading Can Repeal of the Cole Memo Stop Legal Cannabis?

California’s Legal Recreational Cannabis Laws Take Effect January 1st!

Legalized Weed Now Available in California

California’s Proposition 64 takes effect January 1st, allowing for recreational cannabis to be grown, sold, and consumed throughout the state. Continue reading California’s Legal Recreational Cannabis Laws Take Effect January 1st!

Our Top 5 Cannabis Stories of 2017

What went down in the legal marijuana space this past year? Here are our top headlines of 2017.

Marijuana Wins In The 2017 General Election

Although legalizing recreational cannabis was not on the ballot in any state this voting cycle, marijuana took a big step forward with new governors, cities and counties stepping up for cannabis. Here’s how it went down. Continue reading Our Top 5 Cannabis Stories of 2017

Marijuana Wins In The 2017 General Election

Although legalizing recreational cannabis was not on the ballot in any state this voting cycle, marijuana took a big step forward with new governors, cities and counties stepping up for cannabis. Here’s how it went down. Continue reading Marijuana Wins In The 2017 General Election

Herban Planet Launches Marijuana Into Space (Because They Can)

Winning the “Most Interesting Weed News” Award today, Herban Planet has successfully launched Space Weed Bro marijuana into space. Why? Because they can, and to promote the launch of their new products, which will be available for purchase exclusively at Level Up dispensary in Phoenix. Continue reading Herban Planet Launches Marijuana Into Space (Because They Can)

DEA Chief Rosenberg Resigns – Now What?

Acting DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg announced on September 26th that he planned to resign, citing concerns over lack of confidence in the president and current administration. A holdover pick from the Obama Administration, his tenure will last until October 1st. While Rosenberg’s resignation leaves the future of marijuana up in the air, his replacement has not yet been named. To date, Rosenberg did not have a friendly stance on weed legalization.

As The Huffington Post reported, “Rosenberg reportedly clashed with the Justice Department after the DEA announced plans in 2016 to begin issuing more marijuana cultivation permits for research purposes. As of this summer, the drug agency had not approved a single new application.” Continue reading DEA Chief Rosenberg Resigns – Now What?

Fall Harvest Means Cannabis Testing Laboratories Running at Full Capacity

This guest article was provided by Kaylei Conor, a writer on the legal cannabis landscape.

EVIO Labs across the country prepare for farmers bounty.

Author – Kaylei Conor (@kayleiconor)

September means football season for fans who love the NFL and NCAA, and it also means back to school for millions of college students. In recent years, September has also come to mean that it’s harvest season for the nation’s newest legal cash crops: Cannabis.

It wasn’t that long ago that the only data generated from the annual fall cannabis harvest was that of arrest records published by law enforcement and photo-ops of thousands of cannabis plants seized by the DEA.  This year, Wall Street research analysts will have their eyes glued on the results of this year’s coast-to-coast cannabis harvest like never before, as more and more cannabis and cannabis-related deals are trading on public exchanges for investors to take advantage of what is arguably the fastest growing agricultural sector in the world. Continue reading Fall Harvest Means Cannabis Testing Laboratories Running at Full Capacity

What Are the Recreational Marijuana Laws in California?

California’s Prop 64 passed last November 9th, making it legal for adults 21 and over to consume marijuana, although not in public. However, there is nowhere to legally buy weed…yet. Continue reading What Are the Recreational Marijuana Laws in California?

Nevada’s Running Out of Legal Weed…Already

A week after Nevada’s legalized marijuana sales began, the state is already facing a shortage of cannabis for adult use.

Measures are now being taken to address what the governor has endorsed as “a state of emergency,” allowing for more marijuana businesses to close the gap in demand.

“Based on reports of adult-use marijuana sales already far exceeding the industry’s expectations at the state’s 47 licensed retail marijuana stores, and the reality that many stores are running out of inventory, the Department must address the lack of distributors immediately. Some establishments report the need for delivery within the next several days,” said department Spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein.

Find out what steps are being taken to address the shortage here.

Congrats, Nevada! Legal Marijuana Sales Begin Today

We’re so excited about this news! Legal adult marijuana sales will begin in Nevada today, July 1st, making it the fifth state in the nation to establish a regulated recreational marijuana market for adults. Continue reading Congrats, Nevada! Legal Marijuana Sales Begin Today