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The Cannabis Industry Would Like You To Stop Using These Pot Slang Words

Many insiders believe “marijuana” is a term with racist roots, while others aren’t so high on calling it “weed.” But 4/20 will give us time to contemplate. Planning on getting some pot to celebrate 4/20? The cannabis industry is fully down with that, but many insiders have a special request: Don’t refer to it as …

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7 Black-Owned Cannabis Brands to Support This 4/20

Recommendations on Black-owned cannabis brands to enjoy and support. It’s impossible to address the state of Black brands in cannabis without addressing the cruel and unjust impact of the War on Drugs in the United States. The criminalization of cannabis has ripped apart families and communities, and ruined individual lives. People of color are four …

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Comprehensive Bill To Expand Access To Medical Cannabis In Public Schools Clears Colorado House

A bill that would expand access to medical cannabis in public schools in Colorado was passed by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday and is now headed to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. The measure, Senate Bill 21-056, was approved by members of the House with a vote of 57 to 6. …

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Idaho Hemp Bill Finally Signed Into Law, Legalizing The Crop Across All 50 States

And then, there were 50, with the newly codified Idaho hemp legalization. On Friday, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed House Bill 126, otherwise known as the “Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act.” Similar bills have passed in state legislatures across the country, ultimately earning the eager signature of their respective governors—a trend that was sparked …

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Cannabis Spending in Canada Exceeded $2 Billion in 2020

It’s no surprise that Canada has been killing it when it comes to cannabis spending in their legal, nation-wide market. It’s also common knowledge that, despite the hit the global economy took in 2020, cannabis is one of the only markets that not only survived, but thrived. But it’s still shocking to see just how …

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Idaho Constitutional Ban On Legal Cannabis Fails In Legislature

State lawmakers in Idaho rejected a constitutional ban on legalizing cannabis via a ballot initiative when the proposal failed to garner the necessary supermajority in a vote held on Thursday. The House of Representatives voted 42 to 28 in favor of the measure, only five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to put the …

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Current Trends in Bankruptcy for Cannabis Companies

In a recent bankruptcy decision by the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Panel (“BAP”), the BAP had the occasion to explore some of the intricacies of how the Bankruptcy Code interacts with the cannabis industry. Burton v. Maney, 610 B.R. 633 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2020) (“In re Burton”). While, generally, a putative debtor cannot enjoy the protections …

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Canada Cannabis Sales Doubled In 2020, Hitting $2.6 Billion: Here’s What’s Next

Last year brought triple-digit growth to Canada’s legal cannabis market. According to the Brightfield Group’s latest “Canadian Cannabis Market” report, this was largely driven by: Increased brick-and-mortar retail access – especially in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec;An expansion in e-commerce and click-and-collect offerings;Pricing that was more competitive with the illicit market;Retailers adapting to a pandemic …

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420 A Day of Protest and Celebration: 2019

POT TV – A look back at Vancouver’s epic 2019 peaceful pot protest, the longest-running annual mass demonstration against corrupt drug laws. What does weed legalization look like? What does drug war peace look like? In 2018 Canada’s Cannabis Act legalized marijuana after decades of activist efforts to change the law. The move was framed by political parties as a means to protect …

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