Cannabis compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells

A new study published by researchers at Oregon State University found hemp compounds have the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells. Findings of the study led by Richard van Breemen, a researcher with Oregon State’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, College of Pharmacy and Linus Pauling Institute, were published this […]

MMA fighter Elias Theodorou fights to reform cannabis policies in professional sports

When MMA fighter Elias Theodorou steps into the cage on Saturday, he isn’t just looking to fight his opponent, Bryan Baker — he’s also fighting for medical cannabis rights.Although this fight will mark Theodorou’s second professional fight with a therapeutic use exemption for medical cannabis, it will be his first fight since gaining an exemption […]

Arizona Recreational Marijuana Sales Hit Record Monthly High, State Reports

Marijuana sales in Arizona hit record highs in October, with nearly $58 million in estimated sales of recreational cannabis for the month, according to state tax officials. For the month, the Arizona Department of Revenue reported that nearly $4.9 million in sales taxes—known officially as transaction privilege taxes—were collected in October for adult-use recreational marijuana. And […]

Visa Warns Against Misuse Of ‘Cashless ATMs’ Used By Cannabis Retailers To Skirt Restrictions

Visa, the world’s second-largest card payment company, recently issued a compliance memo to customers warning them that miscoding point-of-sale transactions through the use of so-called cashless ATMs—a practice used by some cannabis retailers as a workaround to accept credit or debit cards for purchases—could lead to penalties or other unspecified enforcement action. The warning comes […]

Supply Chain Issues Start to Hit U.S. Cannabis

Getting basic materials like ceramics, stainless steel and computer chips from China has gotten so difficult that its about to hit one of the few industries that has so far been insulated from supply-chain woes: U.S. cannabis. Rolling power outages in China have affected about six out of the 13 components that go into vape […]

Kentucky Governor Wants To Let Farmers Sell Marijuana To Other States

The governor of Kentucky says medical marijuana is “the future,” and part of that future should involve letting farmers grow cannabis to sell to other states. Gov. Andy Beshear (D) talked about how legalizing medical marijuana is a priority for him in the coming legislative session during an interview with 44 News that aired on […]

Massachusetts-based cannabis operator unveils ‘world’s largest’ pot brownie

A Massachusetts-based cannabis operator has unveiled the “world’s largest” pot brownie in honor of National Brownie Day on Wednesday. The Norwood-based MariMed celebrated the launch of its new brand, “Bubby’s Baked,” by creating a larger-than-life version of their new soft-baked brownie bites that is believed to be the world’s largest THC-infused brownie ever made, the multi-state […]

Cannabis Beverage Market To Surpass US$ 2743.7 Million By 2027

Cannabis has had a remarkable rise in popularity among the general public around the world, with recreational use considerably outnumbering therapeutic use. Cannabis beverages are alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that have been infused with marijuana or cannabis. The popularity of cannabis beverages is growing in response to customer desire for health drinks. Cannabis beverages are […]

Great News, Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Cannabis Smells ‘Skunky’

With the dawn of legal cannabis in some US states, the number of Americans smoking, ingesting or applying the psychotropic drug has more than doubled in the last decade – and yet we are still lacking basic facts about the plant. Only now are scientists getting closer to teasing apart which of the many chemicals in cannabis […]