Category: Business

Studies Link Opioid Recovery to Legal Cannabis

As more and more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, healthcare providers may be replacing opioid prescriptions with suggestions to visit a local cannabis dispensary. Two papers published this month in JAMA Internal Medicine analyzing more than five years of Medicare Part D and Medicaid prescription data found that after states legalized weed, the number of opioid […]

Read More…

Georgia Passes Medical Marijuana Program But You Can’t Buy It

Georgians suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain will soon be allowed to use medical marijuana, after Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 65 into law Monday, adding PTSD and intractable pain to the list of conditions eligible for treatment by cannabis oil. It will take effect July 1. Georgia’s medical marijuana law, first passed in 2015, now covers more than a […]

Read More…

OLCC Suspends New Recreational Marijuana Licenses

In a bureaucratic effort to control regulation and put a stop to black market weed created by “overproduction”, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission(OLCC) announced Wednesday it will temporarily pause approval of new recreational marijuana production applications. The OLCC licensing staff will shift focus to only process recreational marijuana license renewals and applications for recreational marijuana […]

Read More…

2018 Cultivation Classic Winners

As you enter Revolution Hall, you become extremely aware of how many terrific companies and innovative leaders there are in the Oregon cannabis industry. Once cannabis was legalized for Oregonians in 2015, Rep. Earl Blumenauer wanted to showcase Oregon farms and cultivators as the nation’s best place for clean, craft cannabis. This idea became the […]

Read More…

Texas is Trying to Ban CBD Products

Just a month after a Texas health agency proposed cracking down on CBD, the cannabis industry is actively trying to change the minds of health authorities about CBD to keep the products on shelves throughout the state. Panic began in March when the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) announced a draft plan to pull […]

Read More…

Idaho Senate Kills CBD Legalization

BOISE – Controversy regarding Cannabidiol oil, known commonly as CBD oil, continues to grow at the Idaho Statehouse. In 2015, Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a bill that would have allowed kids with severe forms of epilepsy to be treated with CBD oil. Now, a bill that would legalize CBD oil has stalled in a Senate […]

Read More…

Missouri Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

This week, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill aiming for legalized medical marijuana in the state. The Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative may appear on the ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 6, 2018. The Daily Leaf will keep you updated on this potential progress. The measure would legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The initiative would allow state-licensed physicians […]

Read More…

Cannabis Market Expected to Reach $25 Billion by 2025

A new report by cannabis statistic firm New Frontier Data, which will be released in May, indicates that the marijuana industry in the United States will only continue to prosper into the next decade. “New Frontier Data, the authority in data, analytics and business intelligence in the cannabis industry, has refined our market projections for […]

Read More…