As Europe’s Cannabis Industry Opens Up, Established Canadian Companies Are Pouncing

When it comes to Europe’s fledgling cannabis sector, 2019 has seen the arrival of conquerers who have moved at a speed perhaps at odds with their relaxed reputation. Yes, the Canadian cannabis companies are coming—as hard and as fast as they can manage. In recent months: Canopy Growth bought German medical cannabis firm C3, Spanish […]

How to Eat, Drink, and Appreciate Cannabis at Restaurants

On a recent evening at the James Beard House in New York City, guests decked out in fine dining attire gathered for an intimate dinner party. The James Beard Foundation had once again invited its members to enjoy cocktails, food, and wine while mingling with the makers themselves. However, what made this dinner party different […]

Got the Munchies? Food Brands Are Taking 4/20 Celebrations to the Next Level

It’s April 20th–better known by cannabis enthusiasts as 4/20–and various food brands are finding new ways to celebrate the national marijuana holiday with hungrier-than-usual customers. Corporations have been cashing in on the holiday for years, with punny tweets and promotions about the munchies. Now they’re riding a tailwind of popularity, with the ongoing green wave […]

Congress Is Weighing New Banking Laws That Could Light Up the Pot Business

These are high times for the American cannabis industry. Recreational marijuana is now legalized in 10 states and the District of Columbia, and myriad products containing non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD)–think CBD-infused skin creams, protein bars and kombucha–have found their way to storefronts across the nation. But when it comes to receiving the kind of banking services […]

Make Marijuana Legal? Gen X, Millennials, and Generation Z Say Yes. Most Boomers? Nope

There continues to be a substantial push toward the legalization of marijuana in the United States. Across demographic groups, all but one generation of Americans support the legalization of cannabis, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. The only group not ready to let everyone legally light up? Adults over 65 years of age. Only […]

Cory Booker Wants to Legalize Marijuana in the United States

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, one of several Democratic candidates running in the 2020 presidential election, has reintroduced a new version of the Marijuana Justice Act. The bill was introduced with California Representatives Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee, who is co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. Booker’s marijuana bill returns at an interesting time, when […]

Martha Stewart Will Partner With Canopy Growth to Launch a New Line of CBD Products

Martha Stewart is moving into a new industry, after announcing a partnership with Canada-based Canopy Growth, one of the largest marijuana producers in the world. Stewart will partner with the company to develop a line of CBD (also known as cannabidiol) products. Canopy and Stewart announced the partnership on Thursday. The company, with Stewart’s help, […]

Cannabis May Pose a ‘Long-Term Risk’ to the Alcohol Industry

The legal marijuana industry could emerge to become one of the biggest threats to the multi-billion dollar beverage alcohol business, according to a new report from a top analytical firm. The IWSR, the leading source of data and intelligence on the alcoholic beverage market, says a growing number of consumers, especially millennials, are showing a […]