Every new cannabis dispensary faces these obstacles and opportunities. Running a profitable and legal cannabis dispensary is entirely possible but not at all easy. The regulatory labrynth is tough to navigate, startup costs are usually significant, the taxes are brutal and the competition is fierce. Building a successful cannabis business means understanding, before you even get started, the many ways...
America’s largest chain of organic grocery stores is considering a move into the marijuana market. Earlier this week, the Amazon subsidiary suggested that it might add cannabis to its extensive line of organic produce sometime in the future. During a recent Q&A hosted by The Texas Tribune, Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey said he expects his Texas-based stores as...
The news of print media’s demise has been greatly exaggerated—at least in the cannabis space. This year, Broccoli magazine of Portland, OR expands its global, paid circulation, and launches its first festival, said founder Anja Charbonneau, in her interview with David Downs for the new season of The Hash podcast, powered by Leafly. Subscribe to The Hash podcast for free via...
The Flowering HOPE Foundation (Boulder, CO) together with Clover Leaf University  (Denver, CO) have just announced sponsorship and collaboration on the first US clinical study (ClinicalTrials.gov) to be approved to investigate a plant-derived cannabinoid supplements in recovery from brain injury. While there has been some research about cannabis and the brain, this is the first study of it's...
When the World Health Organization recommended earlier this year that cannabis be rescheduled under international law, advocates cheered the news. Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli, the head of research at Paris-based drug policy nonprofit FAAAT, called it “the best outcome that WHO could’ve possibly come up with.” But for the time being, the reforms—which would loosen restrictions on cannabis and certain chemical...
Does cannabis make you funnier, or is it just that everything seems funnier when you’re high? Or is it both? Some of the biggest names in the history of stand-up comedy claim that the insights gained while smoking weed have helped them make creative and conceptual leaps forward. In gratitude for the boost of cannabis-fueled creativity, some comedians use their...
OVERVIEW and CALL to ACTION:On Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM, the House Health and Human Services Policy (HHSP) Committee will hold a committee hearing on HF 717, a bill proposing the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for the legislature on the full legalization of Cannabis in Minnesota.The problem with HF 717 is...