Traveling to Hawaii just got a whole lot easier for out-of-state medical marijuana patients. The state Department of Health announced this week that Hawaii will now allow visitors who are qualified to receive medical marijuana elsewhere in the US to register and buy it while visiting the islands. For a $49.50 application fee, out-of-state patients can apply for registration up...
On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) said cannabis-derived tax revenues will be included on the state’s 2020 budget. That means marijuana could be legal in New Jersey by the end of this year. The New Jersey budget for 2020 includes an estimated $60 million in tax revenues generated by an upcoming market for cannabis. During his budget address...
Before Melissa McCarthy stepped out on stage last week at the Academy Awards wearing a bunch of stuffed rabbits, she reportedly took a moment to rub her feet with CBD oil to help with the pain associated with the fashionable, but distinctly uncomfortable, ultra-high heels worn by celebrities. McCarthy isn’t alone in turning to CBD-infused products to treat minor aches...
In this series, Leafly explores what makes each family of strains unique based on their terpene profiles. A strain “family” refers to a line of hybrids branching from one genetic matriarch that expresses unique and desirable characteristics that breeders seek to build upon. This introductory primer will help you learn a little more about cannabis breeding and strain variability. The...
Last week, almost out of nowhere, the CEO of Whole Foods Market indicated he’s keeping a close eye on cannabis regulation—and suggested cannabis products could one day show up on the grocery chain’s shelves. “If cannabis is ever passed in Texas,” he said at a Texas Tribune–hosted event, “chances are good that grocery stores will be selling that, too.” Mackey wasn’t...
The legal cannabis industry has brought multi-million-dollar opportunities and sky-high returns to many, but while it's been a tremendous opportunity with companies being valued in the billions, there are less than 10 publicly-traded cannabis companies led by women CEOs.However, a new, woman-led company that listed in late 2018 is making some serious noise - The Yield Growth...
Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), resigned on Tuesday, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. He is expected to leave the agency in about a month. Gottlieb's presence mattered because he made CBD one of his high-priority issues. In the cannabis industry, Gottlieb’s departure raises immediate questions about the status of cannabidiol...