Category: Medical Marijuana

Curaleaf scrubs website for medical claims following FDA warning

After federal regulators warned cannabis giant Curaleaf last week against making unsubstantiated medical claims for its CBD products, the company has taken action.The Massachusetts cannabis company removed its blog and deleted social media...

Michigan hemp farmers worry privacy law could hurt business

Some in Michigan’s fledgling hemp industry are concerned that a state privacy law preventing agriculture officials from disclosing hemp farmers’ identities and locations could negatively affect their businesses. As a stipulation under the...

European Medicines Agency panel OKs GW Pharma’s cannabis drug

GW Pharmaceuticals announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended approval of the British company’s cannabis-based medicine Epidiolex.The CHMP is responsible for preparing the European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s opinions...

‘Wild West’ Days in Oklahoma Get a Little Too Wild

‘The Haymaker’ is Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott’s opinion column on cannabis politics and culture. Most people in the cannabis industry know Oklahoma is going through a Wild West phase right now. The...

The World’s First Hot Box, and Other Uses of Cannabis in the Ancient World

Carl Sagan once speculated that cannabis may have been the very plant that inspired the age of agriculture. The first crop so useful that some long forgotten nomadic foraging society decided to...

No Candy for Québec! Province Proposes Ban on Sale of Infused Sweets

Québec’s Coalition Québec Avenir (CAQ) Government announced new regulations on Wednesday that will ban the sale of all cannabis ingestible products such as candies, cookies, brownies, and other desserts when those products...

Glitchy Track-and-Trace Systems Are Hobbling Cannabis Companies

At least a dozen marijuana samples typically show up every day at Trace Analytics, a lab in Spokane that tests products for Washington’s legal cannabis industry. This week's MJ Freeway glitch cost companies...

South Carolina law enforcement cracks down on smokable hemp

In the latest blow dealt to the burgeoning smokable hemp flower market in the Southeast United States, South Carolina law enforcement officials are requiring retailers across the state to pull raw, unprocessed...