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    Banks in Massachusetts Accepting Marijuana Deposits

    BayCoast Bank is the first bank in Massachusetts that is willing to accept deposits from businesses that are in the marijuana industry. It also confirmed that it is working with at least two dispensaries. BayCoast Bank, based out of Swansea, is in the process of taking on four or five medical marijuana facilities and would […]

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      Industrial Hemp Legalization Passes in Congress

      American farmers will be able to cultivate industrial hemp now that the unified 2018 Farm Bill was passed by Congress. The cultivation and sale of industrial hemp and its derivatives, including the increasingly lucrative marketplace for cannabidiol (CBD) products is now legal on the federal level. Individuals with felony convictions related to a controlled substance […]

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        CA Lab is Shut Down After BCC Inspection Finds Falsified Test Results

        Sequoia Analytical Labs, a laboratory in Sacramento that tested marijuana products, had to give up its business license after a state inspection discovered evidence of corrupt product testing procedures. The report states that the lab’s director had allegedly been falsifying cannabis product test results for around four months. This puts much of the lab’s research […]

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          Canadian Producer of Cannabis Issues Recall

          Bonify, a Canadian grower of cannabis, is recalling two types of weed. The pot being recalled is sold in Saskatchewan. The company, based in Winnipeg, Canada says it is recalling its “Cherry Lime” and “Warlock Kush” products. In a statement by the company, it said the chemical and microbial contaminant in these products might not […]

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            Champagne Wishes and Cannabis Dreams

            There’s that great scene in Wayne’s World – you know the one I’m talking about – where Wayne, Garth, and Cassandra are all standing in evil Benjamin’s house, and the snobby producer, played masterfully by Rob Lowe, comments that all champagne is French, and that if it’s not it’s just called “sparkling white.” Turns out […]

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              Mexican Supreme Court Rules Ban on Marijuana is Unconstitutional

              The Mexican Supreme Court made a ruling in regards to the country’s ban on marijuana. The court ruled that it was unconstitutional. The decision by the court simply stated that banning people from using marijuana should not be allowed. This ruling does not necessarily make the selling of marijuana legal but is geared more towards […]

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                The Marijuana Vote 2018: Where is Weed Likely to Win?

                All over the continent government policies concerning weed are shifting like tectonic plates this year. In October, the Mexican Supreme Court ruled to overturn prohibition, and recreational sales began in Canada. As for the United States, voters in Oklahoma passed an extremely progressive medical marijuana bill this summer, while Vermont residents began enjoying legal recreational […]

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                  Coppola is Bringing His Magic to the Cannabis Market

                  After working for 50 years making movies, Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola has developed quite a following. Follow that up with over 40 years of winemaking success, and Coppola is a marketing genius. Now Coppola is going into the cannabis industry the same way he approaches making blockbuster hits and creating fine wine: refined. The […]

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                    Membership in Oregon’s MMJ Program is Decreasing

                    Legalization has dealt a huge blow to Oregon’s MMJ program. The number of patients who are registered with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP), has decreased from last year. Last year there were 59,137 OMMP card-carrying members compared to this year’s total of 34,89,2 a 41% drop, with membership expected to continue to decrease. With […]

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                      Cannabis’ Effect on Property Values

                      If you’re wondering what cannabis legalization will do your property value, the answer is not much. You might find it interesting that in some cases that property values have increased in areas with dispensaries close by. Research by the NAR (National Association of Realtors) found that it has been fairly easy to sell a home […]

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