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December 11, 2018
From Crude to Cannabis: Legalization Could be a Boon to Alberta’s Economy

It’s probably fair to say that Alberta hasn’t enjoyed the most auspicious of economic times over recent years. In fact the province has only just dragged itself out of one of the worst recessions in recent history, a chapter that left tens of thousands of people out of a job. Driven by the collapse in […]

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December 11, 2018
Cannabis May Qualify for Study Grants as ‘Natural Product’

Federally funded research into marijuana seems to be escalating, with one government agency recently posting a roundup of current “cannabinoid-related funding opportunities” for studies investigating the plant’s therapeutic potential. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on Dec. 8, 2018, shared a list of four research grant opportunities for studies on “natural products” […]

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December 10, 2018
The New Methods & Technologies of Curing Cannabis

After watching your cannabis plants grow for months and months, it’s harvest time. You trim your crop, dry the buds, and finally, you’re ready to smoke the fruits of your labors. Not so fast. Now you have to let the buds cure. Curing is an integral part of the growing process, yet often overlooked. Some […]

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December 10, 2018
UK Cannabis Patient #1: Accessing the Most Expensive Medical Marijuana in the World

In Brighton, a beach town in the south of England where Carly Jayne Barton lives, an average year’s pay—pre-Brexit, for a good job—runs between £25,000 to £30,000. This means that if the 32-year-old Barton—who has chronic pain stemming from fibromyalgia, a serious health condition that qualified her to become the first UK resident with a government-recognized prescription […]

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December 10, 2018
Tokeativity Canna Mamas: The First Global Community for Mothers and Cannabis

The topic of parenting and cannabis is one that even cannabis advocates have somewhat avoided, even now with more states legalizing. However, Tokeativity has done just the opposite, and instead welcomes cannabis-consuming mothers to tell their stories and build community through their global forum and event series, CannaMamas. Need a pick-me-up? Find a dispensary near […]

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December 10, 2018
Interview With Jim Belushi: Cannabis Farmer and Rising Advocate

When actor and musician Jim Belushi talks Saturday Night Live’s early years—back when his brother served as a founding cast member and the show’s original wild card—he characterizes weed as “the smell of SNL.” Specifically, he remembers a strain called Captain Jack’s, the scent of which hung around the writer’s room like an aura of […]

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December 10, 2018
Medical Marijuana Patient, 78, Evicted in Freezing Cold for Taking Medicine

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A 78-year-old man who relies on medical marijuana for back pain finds himself homeless after being evicted from federally subsidized housing in a case complicated by conflicting state and federal marijuana rules. “It’s really a clear evidence of discrimination, and medical marijuana should be treated like any other medication when […]

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December 10, 2018
Shoppers Drug Mart Granted License to Sell Medical Cannabis Online

Shoppers Drug Mart has been granted a license to sell medical cannabis online. Health Canada’s list of authorized cannabis producers and sellers has been updated to reflect that the pharmacy giant can fill prescriptions for dried and fresh cannabis, as well as plants, seeds, and oil. A website has been set up by the company, […]

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December 9, 2018
Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Dec. 10-16

This weekend, we shopped our budgets off, Elon Musk said he didn’t know how to inhale, and California affirmed the legality of cannabis delivery. Now, what’s next? Well, Deadpool does a Christmas movie with Fred Savage. “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen drops a concert film and album. And the final season of the new Voltron assembles […]

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December 8, 2018
Homegrow Under Threat as Michigan Legalization Takes Effect

Michiganders awoke on Thursday to find themselves in a state where adult use of marijuana is legal—and the homegrow laws are among the most generous in the country. Now that the long fight for legalization is over and the bill passed by voters last month is officially in effect, the feeling across the state has […]

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