November, 2017


66 Congress members make plea to extend protection for medical marijuana states

The letter, signed by 66 members of Congress, called for extending the “Rohrabacher-Blumenauer” provision that protects medical marijuana states from the DOJ. READ MORE HERE

Medical marijuana will soon be for sale in Texas. But who can buy it?

The first Texas CBD products are expected to be available in December; one company seeking to be first to market will be delivering direct to patients READ MORE HERE

The Cannabist's ultimate 2017 gift guide compendium

Getting the perfect gift for somebody is a bit of an art, and weed gifts are trickier than most. Here’s a handy collection of gift guides for cannabis consumers. READ MORE HERE

Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical cannabis for PTSD

Twenty-eight states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs. The increase has come amid increasingly visible advocacy from veterans’ groups. READ MORE HERE

Hawaii medical school cannabis seminar includes doctor's advice about who shouldn't use MMJ

The medical school at the University of Hawaii held its first seminar on medical marijuana with a panel of doctors and lawyers discussing the drug and the regulations governing its use. READ MORE HERE

The Cannabist's SmokeSongs: Thanksgiving Tokes

Thanksgiving is a holiday of trying. Despite its conflicted genocidal history and notoriously boring food, it’s also one of the few American traditions in which families come together, cook a feast and attempt to bite their tongues long enough to let the turkey’s tryptophan kick in. Music and marijuana are… READ MORE HERE

New rules for Colorado marijuana industry focus on boosting research, consumer safety

Changes to the rules governing Colorado’s cannabis industry go into effect Jan. 1, including a groundbreaking path for in-state cannabis research. READ MORE HERE

MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm's board, leadership

“I strongly believe that the board must be reconstituted to ensure that the interests of the shareholders are appropriately represented,” Dietrich wrote in the SEC filing. READ MORE HERE

New details emerge in 11-month-old Colorado boy's death linked to marijuana

One of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center doctors who wrote a case study linking marijuana to a fatal heart condition in an 11-month-old Colorado boy says he is surprised at the controversy surrounding the report. READ MORE HERE

MassRoots officials: "Right team and right plan" in place for growth

New CEO Scott Kveton expressed optimism that the company would be able to continue operating beyond the current quarter during a conference call with investors. READ MORE HERE