New Mexico explores public financing for cannabis businesses

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Small-scale marijuana businesses in New Mexico would receive access to publicly financed loans of up to $250,000 in an effort to promote social and economic fairness, under a proposal unveiled Thursday. The New Mexico Finance Authority suggested a $5 million line of credit to licensed cannabis microbusinesses, seeking preliminary approval […]

Many breast cancer patients are using marijuana and not telling their doctors

Many breast cancer patients use cannabis to ease the symptoms of the disease and its treatments, but few tell their doctors, a new survey finds. In an online anonymous survey of more than 600 adults with a breast cancer diagnosis, 42 percent reported using some form of cannabis for relief of symptoms such as nausea […]

NY marijuana: Here’s what’s next for the state’s legalization plans

Recreational marijuana legalization in New York is moving into a new phase.  After stifling staff delays brought on by political infighting, newly minted members of the state Cannabis Control Board are now interpreting and shaping the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, the state’s cannabis law approved by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers last […]

Can microCOVID estimate the risk of smoking weed with friends?

The first is easy: The calculator can account for coughing—under the “Loud” option in the Conversation Volume tab.  Getting the calculator to simultaneously incorporate sharing pieces isn’t so easy, unfortunately. Under the distance module, there’s a “Kissing” option, but while kissing might be the best stand-in for sharing a smoking device, when selected, the calculator […]

Four things to watch in cannabis amid earnings season

One key metric to track during earnings season is which companies are able to tap into their profitability, Seymour told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” on Thursday. “In Canada last week, what we heard from Tilray is not only is this company … the most profitable company in cannabis, [but] it continues to get more profitable,” said […]

Nation’s leading cannabis wholesaler opens $30M facility in Marshall

MARSHALL — As rain drizzled, whiffs from 13,000 cannabis plants trickled out of a nearby doorway as state and local officials cut a ribbon to officially welcome Cresco Labs to Michigan on Monday. The Chicago-based vertically integrated cannabis company unveiled its first cultivation and processing facility in Michigan while celebrating the first harvest at its 100,000 […]

First Black-Owned Afro-Caribbean Cannabis Beverage Brand & Manufacturer Launches New E-Commerce Store

1 year after launching the first award-winning Black-owned Afro-Caribbean cannabis beverages in California, today, SHOKi Beverages Corporation announces immediate nationwide availability to pre-order uninfused versions of their popular and award-winning non-alcoholic cannabis cocktail mixers known as “SHOKiFree”. Mixology enthusiasts and cocktail lovers all around the country can enjoy SHOKi’s same amazing flavors that include global ingredients like ginger, hibiscus, […]

Illinois Marijuana Sales Near $1 Billion In 2021 With Sizable September Numbers

Illinois marijuana retailers have sold nearly $1 billion worth of legal recreational cannabis products so far in 2021. With September’s $100 million-plus haul, the state has now seen $997,067,100 in adult-use marijuana transactions this year. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) reported on Monday that people purchased 2,702,260 recreational cannabis products last […]