Weed makes some people clean like crazy, but scientists don’t really know why

This post is part of Mashable’s Spring Cleaning Week. Just a little something to distract you from the everlasting fright of constantly wiping all those fingerprints off your screen. “Stock up on Cheetos and Mt. Dew BEFORE you spark, ” a local police department in Kansas recently tweeted, warning “potheads” not to drive on 4/20.…

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US professors are teaching everything to know about marijuana

As the first executive director and general manager of the town of Los Angeles’ Department of Cannabis Regulation, Cat Packerwill lay the legal foundation for how the United States’ second-largest metropoli handles marijuana. But it wasn’t until three years ago, in her last semester of law school, that she even knew what she wished to…

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Why marijuana is cheaper in Canada than the US

Anthony Bolante/ Reuters Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 of the United States and recreational use of marijuana is legal in 10 states. In Canada, medical marijuana was first legalized in 2001 and recreational use will likely be legalized in all regions of the country by the end of this year. Because the supply…

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7-Eleven To Start Selling Cannabis Plant Products In More Welcoming States

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. — 7-Eleven mentions it does not plan to start selling CBD oils in select governments afterwards this year. Stephanie Shaw, administrator of communications for 7-Eleven, told HuffPost that a press release Tuesday from the company Phoenix Tears announcing a purported bargain to sell its hemp-derived petroleums at the convenience store was false.…

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Five facts you didn’t know about the booming cannabis industry

Whether you’re running a dispensary or you’re carrying out activities in an ancillary business servicing of the jackpot industry, cannabis is set to take off. Legal sales of marijuana are expected to grow to more than $20 billion by 2022, from approximately $10 billion in 2018, according to Marijuana Business Daily. Further, Michigan, Utah and…

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Meet Alchemist Accelerator’s latest demo day cohort

An IoT-enabled lab for cannabis farmers, a system for catching dronings mid-flight and the Internet of Cows are a few of the 17 startups exhibiting today at Alchemist Accelerator’s 18 th demo period. The event, which will be streamed live here, focuses on big data and AI startups with an enterprise bent. The startups are…

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25 hospitalized for fake pot

Twenty-five people ought to have hospitalized in the same area of Brooklyn after having negative reactions from what’s believed to be synthetic marijuana known as K2, according to Lt. Paul Ng with the New York Police Department. There have been no fatalities, Ng said Saturday night. According to police, the hospitalizations began Saturday evening and…

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Legalizing marijuana in New York could create a $3.1 billion market, says NYC comptroller

Marijuana is the underground economy and the state and city gets no economic benefit: NYC Comptroller Marijuana is the underground economy and the state and city gets no economic benefit: NYC Comptroller 2:20 PM ET Wed, 16 May 2018 | 04:28 If New Yorklegalizes marijuana use, it could create a $3.1 billion market, New York…

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There’s even more evidence that a drug derived from marijuana offers a significant health benefit (GWPH)

A drug derived from marijuana to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval. The drug, called Epidiolex, contains a compound in cannabis that is not responsible for a high called CBD. In its third positive clinical trial, the drug appeared to reduce the number…

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Scotts Miracle-Gro upgraded because it’s now one of the few legit ways to invest in marijuana

Hydroponics is the process of developing flowers in liquids without the purposes of applying clay and is a popular technique for cultivating marijuana. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey raised its rating to buy from hold for the seed and fertilizer company’s shares, quoting its recent acquisition in the hydroponics space. Shares of Scotts Miracle-Gro closed up at…

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