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NORTHAMPTON — The board of health met Thursday to address the hazy legal issue of marijuana retail, discussing proposed state regulations and whether they sufficiently address public health and safety concerns. The state Cannabis Control Commission issued a draft resolution in December detailing guidelines for future marijuana businesses. Local communities have the option of creating additional regulations.  “You don’t have to have any […]

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Ontario is considering licensing lounges where people can consume marijuana when the drug becomes legal across Canada, according to regulations published by the province for public comment. The province also wants the public to weigh in on the idea of apartment and condo owners being allowed to designate areas outside where residents could smoke or […]

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NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI) and Cannabis Sativa (OTCMKTS:CBDS) are both small-cap non-cyclical consumer goods services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends. Profitability This table compares NutriSystem and Cannabis Sativa’s net margins, return on […]

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After years of successive failures, backers of medical cannabis in Tennessee are taking a new tack — keeping the ban on smoking it. Two Republican lawmakers say they’re introducing a measure that would legalize oil-based marijuana products for patients with certain health conditions. But the dried plant, edibles and marijuana cigarettes would remain illegal. Backers call […]

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As of today, FIFG filed four applications for federal and Colorado state trademarks for its brand name “Holy Cacao” and “The Edibles’ Cult” to protect its name, tagline, unique product lines, recipes, and packaging. Holy Cacao® is bolstered by cannabis industry expert Robert Hunt and world-renowned chocolatier Oded Brenner, a key branding consultant. In preparation […]

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Medical marijuana is not at all like other prescribed drugs. It’s a living, cultivated product. Whereas most pharmaceuticals are mass-produced according to recipes that result from chemical testing and engineering, cannabis is a crop. And just like tomatoes or soybeans, there’s no real guarantee that one harvest will be the same as another. So how […]

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I really need help: I am a 60-year-old medical marijuana patient and I recently got offered a position that requires a drug test. I really want this job. Besides abstaining from 4:20, what else can I do to pass his drug test? I have about three weeks. Please help. Thank you. – Loki Downlow What a […]

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THUNDER BAY – A medical marijuana clinic with roots in the Fort Frances area has grown to Thunder Bay and may eventually branch out to several other centres. Angela and Brad Olson opened the Rainy River Cannabis Collective exactly one year ago Tuesday. They recently set up a second location in Thunder Bay’s south core, and […]

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The Green Rush is on in the Golden State. On January 1st, thousands of people waited in long lines outside the doors of many marijuana dispensaries around California. With the 2016 passage of Proposition 64, the state became the sixth in the nation to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. While the change in the […]

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Since the New Year, cannabis dispensaries have been open to the general adult public, which means that many people are visiting their local pot shop for the first time or for the first time in years. And what they’re finding is a whole new, glittering and confusing world of cannabis, filled with hundreds of choices. […]

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