In Illinois Marijuana now possible pain alternative to addictive opioids

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing medical marijuana to be used as a painkiller instead of highly addictive opioids. The law the Republican signed Tuesday is effective immediately. It allows physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain… Continue Reading

This Bill In Congress Could Bring Top Marijuana Companies To The U.S.

Canopy Growth (CGC) reportedly said it would be able to “move ahead” into the U.S. if legislation were in place preventing the federal government from interfering with state cannabis policies, as marijuana stocks eye a potentially friendlier U.S. market. While… Continue Reading

Wrigley billionaire moves from chewing gum to medical marijuana

(Bloomberg)—The scion of a family that made a fortune in chewing gum is moving into pot. William Wrigley Jr. II, who helped orchestrate the sale of his family’s business to Mars Inc. in 2008, led a $65 million investment round… Continue Reading

Just how big will Illinois’ marijuana business become?

Chicago’s Green Thumb Industries has high hopes, not only for itself but others in the legalized cannabis industry in Illinois. But while GTI may grow into one of the largest marijuana growers and distributors, the state’s odds of becoming a… Continue Reading

Colorado secretly created a way to police medical marijuana doctors, a lawsuit suppressed for years alleges

A lawsuit that accused Colorado regulators of quietly and illegally concocting a policy to police doctors who recommend medical marijuana to patients was entirely hidden from public view during a nearly three-year court battle, secreted behind a judge’s order to… Continue Reading

Molson Coors Canada and HEXO Announce Agreement to Create Joint Venture Focused on Non-Alcoholic, Cannabis-Infused Beverages for the Canadian Market

Molson Coors Canada, the Canadian business unit of Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP; TSX: TPX), and leading Canadian cannabis producer, The Hydropothecary Corporation (TSX: HEXO), are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to form… Continue Reading

These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018

After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use). Now,… Continue Reading

San Francisco’s D.A. Is Clearing Thousands of Marijuana Convictions. Others Around the Country Should Do the Same.

Written By: Taylor Pendergrass A smarter justice system isn’t just good policy. It’s good politics, too. It has taken decades, billions of dollars, and thousands of laws to turn the United States into the largest incarcerator in the world. This… Continue Reading

Los Angeles becoming the largest U.S. city for legal pot sales

Los Angeles is set to become the nation’s largest city with recreational pot after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales next year. After months of debate and political snags, the council approved rules to usher in commercial sales… Continue Reading

It’s not easy, but nonresident cannabis entrepreneurs can set up shop in California

You don’t have to hail from California to get in on what will be the biggest cannabis market in the world. The state’s new medical and recreational marijuana programs don’t have a residency requirement – a fact that could attract… Continue Reading