May 2018

Of all the nontraditional ingredients America’s craft brewers have imbued into beer—from squid ink to pizza dough to goat brains—the one with the closest natural harmony to hops teases brewmasters and riles federal regulators the most. That oddball ingredient is Cannabis sativa, the scientific name for two controversial plants—marijuana and hemp, hops’ closest botanical cousins. […]

Ontario-based licensed cannabis producer INDIVA Ltd. has been busy preparing for recreational cannabis legalization in Canada later this year.  INDIVA Ltd. is a small to mid-cap licensed cannabis producer with production and processing facilities in London, Ontario. The company is publicly traded on the TSXv under the symbol NDVA. INDIVA Ltd. believes in providing clients […]

“Just say no.” When, as a high schooler, I heard Nancy Reagan’s simplistic, national anti-drug mantra, I immediately questioned it. (What? Why?) Filmmaker Windy Borman heard it as the imperative intended: don’t fry your brain like an egg. In MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED, Ms. Borman, now all grown up, challenges why she listened […]

It was Pulitzer Day Wednesday at Columbia University’s Low Library, and The Press Democrat was there. Reporter Julie Johnson, photographer Kent Porter, managing editor Ted Appel and executive editor Catherine Barnett all traveled to New York City for the award ceremony. The PD won for its coverage of the North Bay fires. My newsroom colleagues […]

By Chris Goudreau – May 31, 2018 A new start-up cannabis business called Treeworks is taking a grassroots approach to the burgeoning legalized marijuana industry in Massachusetts by working out of a home kitchen to develop a line of locally sourced products, including cannabis oils, edibles such as gummies, tinctures, topicals, and cannabinoid infused Kombucha. […]

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Buy Photo A medical-marijuana sample is displayed at 420 Dank in Detroit in September 2015.(Photo: Salwan Georges, Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo Detroit will be home for several thousand marijuana enthusiasts and entrepreneurs this weekend when CannaCon hits the Motor City. “Michigan has some up and coming laws that are being changed,” said Joe Kennedy, sales […]

Canaccord Genuity, a mid-sized Canadian investment bank that’s been around since 1950, is quietly dominating the emerging marijuana sector. Since 2016, Canaccord has outpaced the competition in both advising and underwriting cannabis companies, acting as the sole or joint bookrunner on more than $1.5 billion of financings and advising on more than 50 transactions, according […]

Boulder-based ultrarunner Flavie Dokken has partnered with the cannabis company, Wana Brands. Flavie Dokken Flavie Dokken’s first experience with cannabis as a training recovery tool was a decade ago, back when she was still a bodybuilder. Then, she used it to heal from severe stress fractures from her time serving in the U.S. Army. Now as […]

Tweet It’s time again for our readers’ mailbag, in which I place a mailbag over my head, and readers beat me senseless until I answer their questions. No, wait… I’m thinking of how the new CIA director operates. In this case, I’ll simply answers questions that showed up in the mail, no beating necessary. Sorry. […]