• Ganja Planted At The University Of West Indies

    Ganja Planted At The University Of West Indies

    Minister of Justice Mark Golding (right) and Courtney Betty (left), president and CEO of Timeless Herbal Care, jointly plant a ganja seedling at yesterday’s (April 21) launch of the symbolic planting of the first legal marijuana plant at the Lecture Theatre Two, Faculty of Medical Sciences Teaching and Research Complex. Overseeing the activities are (at
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  • Federal Prohibition Prevents Billion-Dollar Industry from Helping Economy

    Federal Prohibition Prevents Billion-Dollar Industry from Helping Economy

    Farmers can yield, at most, $1,000 per acre from corn. Moonrise Extracts, an industrial hemp operation in Colorado, expects to reap tens of thousands per acre, from what started as a few dozen feral hemp plants. Moonrise Extracts was lucky to obtain local hemp seeds to start their plants. Seed procurement and local adaptation from
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  • The US potential of pot: marijuana from legalise to monetise

    The US potential of pot: marijuana from legalise to monetise

    In the 19th century, American prospectors headed west to make their fortunes mining gold. Today, from California and Colorado to New York and Massachusetts, US states are seeing a “green rush” as entrepreneurs and investors stake their claims in the legal marijuana market. Legal sales of cannabis for medical purposes and “recreational” consumption in the
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  • A Day After World Weed Day, Modi ‘Weed Energy’ Video Gets Everyone High

    A Day After World Weed Day, Modi ‘Weed Energy’ Video Gets Everyone High

    On this slightly lazy Tuesday when everybody is still recovering from 4/20 (World Weed Day), we found something to keep the spirits high. That’s a bit of goofy video editing, and (maybe Modi telling us to grow that stuff). In other news – an Indian lawyer quoted the Vedas to fight for weed legalisation in
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  • Willie Nelson getting into the marijuana business

    Willie Nelson getting into the marijuana business

    Country music legend Willie Nelson doesn’t only sing about marijuana anymore, he’ll soon be selling it. Nelson’s brand of the drug is called “Willie’s Reserve” and will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington state, where recreational pot smoking is legal. Nelson plans to work with growers and local retailers in both states to
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  • New Colorado Radio Station K-HIGH Devotes All Airtime To Marijuana

    New Colorado Radio Station K-HIGH Devotes All Airtime To Marijuana

    A Colorado radio station has become the first and only station in North America to dedicate its airtime exclusively to marijuana — and calls itself (wait for it) K-HIGH. Three weeks ago, K-HIGH was a Fox Sports affiliate, but its station owners wanted to try something different. They decided to capitalize on the growing popularity of marijuana after the state legalized recreational use
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  • Newsom’s marijuana commission to hold first forum at UCLA

    Newsom’s marijuana commission to hold first forum at UCLA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – A panel established by California lieutenant governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom is scheduled to hold its first public forum. Newsom’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy will have an open meeting at UCLA on Tuesday, and the public is encouraged to contribute either in person or online. Newsom, who was
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  • Medical Marijuana Bill Signed By Gov. Nathan Deal, Becomes Law

    Medical Marijuana Bill Signed By Gov. Nathan Deal, Becomes Law

    A type of medical marijuana is now legal in Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill legalizing cannabis oil for Georgians with eight different medical conditions. That means some families who had left the state to get the oil can now return home. The bill is named for 5-year-old Haleigh Cox who suffers from a
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  • Eaze To Deliver Cannabis Products To Your Door Step Within No Time

    Eaze To Deliver Cannabis Products To Your Door Step Within No Time

    An American company came up with “Uber for weed.” Are you surprised? A startup called Eaze now enables patients prescribed with marijuana to easily order its products online and have the drugs delivered to their door step. Last year, the company had raised $1.5 million funds in order to initiate a business structure. Further, the
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  • Boom in Bitcoin Adoption by Marijuana Dispensaries

    Boom in Bitcoin Adoption by Marijuana Dispensaries

    The usage of Bitcoin ATMs and vending machines could increase among marijuana dispensaries, predicts Green Rush Review. In its recent promotional press release, the medical marijuana news website blamed the absence of proper banking infrastructure as one of the major reasons why cannabis businesses would move towards other bankable options such as Bitcoin. It said:
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  • Ruling on marijuana classification disappoints advocates

    Ruling on marijuana classification disappoints advocates

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs, disappointing activists who saw the case as a chance to get closer to their goal of nationwide legalization. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller said during a brief court hearing that she was initially prepared
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