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Dec 30, 2015

There was speculation last week that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration might be on the verge of downgrading the Schedule I classification of the cannabis plant. Unfortunately, the end result proved the implications behind the rumors were somewhat overstated, as the agency simply moved to ease the restrictions surrounding one of the herb’s most infamous non-intoxicating compounds in an effort to abridge the research process for Big Pharma.

Dec 24, 2015

Christmas came early for cannabis research scientists. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) decided to ease some of the regulatory requirements that had been imposed on those who were conducting FDA-approved clinical trials on cannabidiol (CBD).

Dec 11, 2015

As December rolls ever closer to the holidays, it is impossible to forget that the legal marijuana industry is about to celebrate its second birthday and more change is clearly in the offing next year if not exactly wrapped up under a bow this year. In fact, legalization is well on its way to becoming “evergreen.”

Nov 25, 2015

It’s the winter of 2015, and four states have now legalized adult cannabis use, along with Washington, DC. There are 23 states that allow patients to access some form of medical cannabis, and dozens more campaigns ramping up for the General Election season.

Nov 17, 2015

The state is getting serious about its freshly enacted medical marijuana policy—so serious that it now has a top pot job listed on the Department of Consumer Affairs that pays up to $125,000 a year for the right candidate.

Nov 12, 2015

Although Illinois’ medical marijuana program rolled out this week, some doctors aren’t participating, potentially limiting the program’s success. Two of the four main medical institutions in Springfield have advised their doctors to avoid the program out of uncertainty over a potential crackdown by the federal government.

Nov 05, 2015

Over the past months, there has been a considerable amount of discussion regarding the legalization of cannabis. A number of states in the U.S. have legalized the use of medical marijuana, while yet others have resisted this tide of change. Around the world, the vast majority of countries have remained steadfast on their ruling of marijuana—only a select few countries, such as Spain and Peru, permit cannabis (and those that do under a number of restrictions).

Oct 08, 2015

As the legalization wave shows every sign that the sky is the limit right now, entrepreneurs are moving into the space as fast as funds are organizing to back them.  Right now, with a seemingly ever expanding market, the industry is riding on high times.

Sep 16, 2015

As the Western Hemisphere heads into fall, a strange thing is starting to happen across the pond. Not one but several companies who manufacture and distribute cannabinoid-processed end products are looking to European expansion. The move is being driven by an opening of the British market this summer after the government allowed processed hemp, or cannabidiol, to be sold in England.

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