“There isn’t some megalithic industry that exists today…The notion that there are these gigantic, big-money players running in to take this whole thing over is just a fiction. There’s no Philip Morris, no Anheuser-Busch, no cannabis division at Bank of America. Even the most successful company is still barely in the growth stage.”
September was the third-straight best-month-ever for Colorado dispensaries.
A company called CanPay has what it calls the first “legitimate” debit payment system for dispensaries. The customer pays with a QR code accessed on their phone.
The Post Office has few safeguards for stopping employees who intercept weed sent through the mail.
Employers in California will still be able to fire workers who test positive. The San Jose Mercury News piece mentions that near one drug testing lab in Colorado, workers who arrive with containers of someone else’s clean urine tend to heat it up in a nearby convenience store’s microwave.
Canadian firms appear to be gouging the government healthcare system by signing up veteran MED patients for expensive strains according to a Vice report. Canadian companies could also benefit if there’s a crackdown in the U.S.
Florida entrepreneurs are excited about MED.
Jamaica’s licensing authority received 89 applications.
Scientists are working on a new drug that functions like MED without the psychoactive effect.
Recent studies suggest that cannabis use may have mental health benefits and could have a role in curtailing opiate use.
Viceland uncovers a U.K. network of underground MED providers who give it away to patients.
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, a Liberal, said police had discovered pot and other drugs laced with the powerful opiate fentanyl. Vancounver police denied it.