Category Archives: Legal

More Older Adults Turn To Cannabis To Treat Common Ailments

Cannabis use is becoming more accepted nationwide, with fewer than a dozen states making it fully illegal. One group turning to cannabis more than ever is older adults. A study published in April found the number of Americans age 65 and older who smoke marijuana or enjoy edibles increased 75% from 2015 to 2018. Now, […]

Utah’s New Medical Marijuana Program More Popular Than Officials Expected

Six months after medical marijuana became legal for purchase inside Utah for the first time, the program has already surpassed enrollment projections. But high demand has also led to shortages in both product and providers interested in recommending medical marijuana to patients. “It’s been going. It’s been going well, as with all new programs and […]

More Seniors Turning to Cannabis and Backing Its Legalization

Seniors’ use of cannabis and their support for its legalization is on the upswing. According to nationwide polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of “Boomers” (those born in the United States between the years 1946 and 1964) now say that marijuana ought to be legal for adults. That percentage […]

Cannabis Industry Looking to Expand as Election Brings Prospect of Us Legalization

After nearly a year of next-to-no deal-making, cannabis companies are gearing up for mergers and acquisitions as realistic stock valuations and the prospect of U.S. legalization attract buyers to a sector that has been decimated by oversupply and other issues, executives and investors say. Profitable cannabis companies want to buy their way into niche segments […]

Medical Cannabis Blazed a Trail for Cannabis in Michigan. Now, Recreational Takes the Lead.

Medical marijuana started the conversation in Michigan. It changed perceptions of the long-illegal cannabis plant and helped set the course for Michigan’s eventual full marijuana legalization in 2018. Marijuana, many learned between 2008 and 2018, was no longer just for “stoners.” It’s now generally accepted by most states that marijuana has medicinal uses. THC, the […]

Every Recreational Cannabis Delivery Service, by State

Now kick back, and wait for your greens to come to you. Across all the tendrils of the cannabis industry to have taken root since legalization, delivery has had a harder time than most. Legislators’ fears around the risks of selling cannabis from a physical dispensary are compounded at the idea of 22-year-old budtenders driving […]