The cannabis industry has lit up in the last year, including weed delivery startup Eaze, which just raised $27 million in Series B financing and claims a 300 percent year-over-year increase in gross sales. But the weed delivery startup has come under scrutiny recently for burning through at least $1 million in cash per month. In contrast, other software-based...
On June 19th, 2017, Mexico legalized medical marijuana, or more specifically, "pharmacological derivatives of cannabis" to be regulated and studied by the Ministry of Health. But, for now, Mexico's medical cannabis market will look much different than say, California's, which sells everything from cannabis flower to THC-infused massage oil. Currently, "cannabis derivatives" in Mexico, like oils and pills, must...
Monopolizing alcohol sales hasn't worked. Monopolizing marijuana sales won't, either. Why go down that road when we can avoid it in the first place? Three marijuana dispensaries in one Toronto block. That's just one indication of the current demand. Yet the Ontario Liberals have come up with a half-baked pot plan that will open only 150 stores across the...
For months, many have worried that the Trump administration would initiate a crackdown on marijuana in states where it's legal. So far, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been kept on a leash and prevented from doing so. But according to Sessions' number two, that may change. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared at the conservative Heritage Foundation yesterday and...
New Hampshire just became the 22nd state in the U.S. to eliminate the possibility of spending time behind bars for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Earlier this year, lawmakers passed, and Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed, a bill to decriminalize cannabis in the Granite State. The legislation went into effect on Saturday. That means cannabis is now decriminalized in...
With less than a year left until the government’s self-imposed deadline to legalize marijuana, efforts to figure out how legal weed will be sold in Canada are in full swing. But hearings at a Parliamentary committee in Ottawa have shown there’s still some big differences in opinion about how that should look. Premiers want more money, cops want more...
Sparks Street was headquarters to the HESA Standing Committee on Health created to discuss the marijuana legislation of Bill C-45. It would invite a hundred witnesses over a five-day period from September 10th to 15th. There are just over 220 days or so until legalization and the tension is warming into fall. Day five, September 15th, was the day...