Toronto Company Looks to Make Cannabis the Next Big Thing for Horses

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Toronto-based company CannaHorse is hoping cannabis is the answer to improving equine health. “With more than 15 million horses in North America and Europe, the equine healthcare market is a growing billion-dollar industry. We recognize the opportunity to bring the power of cannabis and cannabinoids we see working in humans and other animals to life for horses,” Warren Byrne, founder … Read More

Bipartisan lawmakers offer congressional bill to promote cannabis, CBD research

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A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced a federal bill to bolster marijuana and CBD research, a move that could encourage more doctors to recommend medical cannabis and expand legalization efforts. The bill also would amend the definition of marijuana in the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude the synthetic equivalent of hemp-derived CBD that contains less than 0.3% THC. … Read More

US Supreme Court declines to hear 280E marijuana tax case

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Marijuana businesses hoping to see the end of onerous 280E tax provisions were dealt a setback by the nation’s highest court. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a petition brought by a Colorado medical cannabis dispensary challenging the authority of the Internal Revenue Service. Alpenglow Botanicals, based in Breckenridge, argued in its petition to the high court that Section … Read More

Maine recreational cannabis sales expected next spring

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Maine is expected to launch recreational marijuana sales in March now that Gov. Janet Mills has signed a bill containing regulations recently approved by the state’s lawmakers. The law, signed by Mills on Thursday, goes into effect 90 days after the Legislature’s session ended June 20, the Portland Press Herald reported. Under the law, cities and towns that plan to … Read More

West Virginia medical marijuana sales start delayed until 2021 or 2022

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In a blow to businesses hoping to quickly enter the West Virginia medical marijuana market, it could take up to three years before the new cannabis program is launched, a state official confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily. Allison Adler, director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Health, wrote in an email to MJBizDaily that the “primary cause” behind … Read More

IL gov signs historic cannabis bill, MA moves on MJ cafes/delivery, new CA vape cartridge symbol rules & more

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Illinois’ governor makes his state the first to legalize recreational marijuana through its Legislature, Massachusetts moves forward with cannabis cafes and deliveries, California requires a universal symbol on vape pens, the hemp sector makes big inroads – plus other important news from around the industry. Illinois marks a marijuana first Illinois officially became the first state in the nation to … Read More