The value of cannabis patents to cannabis startups

By Dr. Dariush Adli, Adli Law Group As of now, 10 states have legalized recreational cannabis. Twenty-one other states allow medicinal use of cannabis, many of which are expected...

What to know about cannabis business valuations

By Melissa Diaz, CFO, Rebel Rock The rapid growth and ever-evolving nature of the cannabis industry has resulted in wild and hyperinflated business valuations, making it extremely difficult for...

Why does cannabis smell so good? You can thank terpenes

Terpenes, or isoprenoids, provide cannabis with its unique bouquet. The molecules are quite small and consist of repeating units of a compound called isoprene. Although less well...

USDA establishes domestic hemp production program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, creates...

Two in three Americans now support legalizing marijuana

By Justin McCarthy WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sixty-six percent of Americans now support legalizing marijuana, another new high in Gallup's trend over nearly half a century. The latest figure...

Report: Marijuana legalization not associated with adverse ‘spillover’ effects in neighboring states

The enactment of adult-use marijuana legalization laws is not associated with any significant increase in cannabis-related activity in neighboring states and counties, according to a federally funded report...

Pennsylvania: Expedited pardon process now available

By Paul Armentano NORML Deputy Director Those with low-level marijuana convictions are being encouraged to seek pardons from state officials. The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons has created an expedited process to review and grant...

Study: No uptick in violent crime following adult use cannabis legalization

By Paul Armentano NORML Deputy Director The enactment of statewide legislation permitting adult cannabis possession and sales is not associated with any significant or long-term uptick in criminal activity, according to data published...

Helping mary jane is good for business

By Kharla Vezzetti Who is the cannabis consumer to you? In a vast industry with so many important contributors, the one group that we all have in common and...

Listen and Learn Forum

Draft conceptual rules for marijuana packaging and labeling The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is hosting a day-long Listen and Learn forum concerning draft conceptual marijuana packaging and labeling rules (red-line...