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From the start, Lalit Chordia wants this to be clear: His manufacturing outfit in O’Hara is not a medical marijuana company. It just happens that a high-pressure extraction method long mastered by Thar Process Inc. works wonders in producing treatments from the plant — namely pills, Chordia said. Now that Pennsylvania has approved medical marijuana […]

America’s burgeoning weed industry just seems to be climbing higher. Tech giant Microsoft announced Thursday it is partnering with a cannabis industry-focused software company called Kind Financial. The company provides “seed to sale” services for cannabis growers, allowing them to track inventory, navigate laws and handle transactions all through Kind’s software systems. The partnership marks the first major tech […]

This is WeedWeek, because cannabis news is everywhere. Like  it on Facebook, follow it on Instagram and share it with the link weedweek.net. Subscribers’ names and contact info are confidential. Lots of news: Software giant Microsoft became the largest U.S. company by far to officially move into the green marketplace. The company will keep its distance from the plant, […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: Continued from “Marijuana Legalization In Colorado: How Recreational Weed Is Attracting People, But Spiking the State’s Homeless Rate” Standing in an empty gravel lot behind some warehouses near the outskirts of Pueblo, Devin Butts took a deep drag from the joint he’d just rolled, the early afternoon sun high overhead. The 25-year-old had […]

From the start, Lalit Chordia wants this to be clear: His manufacturing outfit in O’Hara is not a medical marijuana company. It just happens that a high-pressure extraction method long mastered by Thar Process Inc. works wonders in producing treatments from the plant — namely pills, Chordia said. Now that Pennsylvania has approved medical marijuana […]

With Colorado and Washington getting most of the attention in the recreational cannabis industry, the fact that Alaska legalized adult cannabis use in late 2014 gets scant mention in the pot press. That’s not to say there isn’t a vibrant and passionate cannabis culture up in the Last Frontier. Though still in its infancy, the Alaskan […]

Microsoft came out with more big news this week following its announcement that it will buy LinkedIn. The tech giant is dipping its toes in the marijuana industry, partnering with a startup company that will track legal marijuana to make sure everything is in compliance with regulations from “seed-to-sale.“ As more and more states legalize marijuana […]

Not-so-big marijuana. Tanjila Ahmed/Flickr The nation’s most prominent anti-marijuana group, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), says it exists largely for one reason. “People often ask us what our biggest fear of legalization is,” the group writes. “The answer is simple: Big Pot” (emphasis theirs). SAM says that Big Marijuana is already here: “Already in Colorado, […]

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. As the cannabis industry burgeons in Berkeley, more female entrepreneurs are entering the plant-for-profit exchange. “There’s no other market that’s extensively open for women to start leading,” said Andrea Unsworth, founder of Stash Twist and chair of the Bay Area chapter of Women Grow. […]

Microsoft came out with more big news this week following its announcement that it will buy LinkedIn. The tech giant is dipping its toes in the marijuana industry, partnering with a startup company that will track legal marijuana to make sure everything is in compliance with regulations from “seed-to-sale.“ As more and more states legalize marijuana […]

Getting any one or a combination of the many licences to participate in Jamaica’s nascent marijuana industry calls for big bucks, as prices start at US$2,500 (approximately J$315,000). However, chairman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Hyacinth Lightbourne, is adamant that Jamaica must not make the mistake of having a lax regulatory regime, as this […]

Getty Images Jim McMahon, the quarterback of the Super Bowl XX-winning Chicago Bears, had an injury-plagued career and has suffered with a host of injuries in retirement. But he says he has found something that really helps: marijuana. McMahon was on a panel of former NFL players at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo […]