SAN FRANCISCO  — The marijuana business has come a long way from baggies sold out of shifty looking vans. As more states make marijuana legal for medical and recreational purposes, the industry is becoming legitimate. That means increasing regulation and tracking from local and state governments. Microsoft is one of the first major technology companies […]

In July, retired NFL running back Ricky Williams is going to Colorado to hit the green for the Ricky Williams Laurel Rosebud Invitational. Once he’s done with a little bit of recreation, the former NFL running back will put his golf clubs down and speak about the benefits of cannabis. Mixing sports with cannabis use isn’t […]

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Evoxe Laboratories, the first company to combine aromatherapy and cannabis, is today announcing the launch of its latest vaporization product, Balance+. Made with organically-grown whole plant CBD extract and blended with Evoxe’s proprietary blend of therapeutic essential oils, Balance+ represents an evolutionary leap in whole plant extract delivery. Powered by Yolo County-based Yolo […]

Advocates for medical marijuana hope Illinois’ plan to expand its program will give the industry the boost it needs to sustain itself — but some doctors warn that, despite changes made to protect them, they still have legal and medical concerns about the product.

After our “11 African American Cannabis Entrepreneurs You Should Know” story went live, we had no idea how many other black cannabis entrepreneurs would surface. Enter Tanganyika Daniel, Founder of Jayn Green, a cannabis-infused skincare line for men and women. We chatted with the military veteran and got the 411 on how Jayn Green sparked —no pun intended— her cannabis […]

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Like an aging baby-boomer trying to feel young again, Microsoft is experimenting with marijuana. With a new partnership, the tech giant will become the first corporate behemoth to publicly throw its weight into the legal yet still controversial pot industry, with the launch of a new software product that will assist with government compliance by […]

The marijuana expert was in. Dale Gieringer, 70, a coauthor of California’s 20-year-old medical marijuana law, was taking questions at a metal desk plopped down in the middle of an unusual new museum exhibit, “Altered State: Marijuana in California.”  A neatly dressed 77-year-old woman from Walnut Creek took a seat next to him. She seemed […]