• June 19, 2018

    BudTrader Announces IT WILL return to San Diego Comic-Con 2018

    By Victoria Omega

    June 19, 2018 - San Diego - Top Cannabis Technology Brand 'WILL BE BACK' at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 after Controversial 2017 Comic-Con; The BudTrader Nerd Headquarters Will Host Gaming, Sneak Previews, Celeb Appearances, Luxury Lounge, Catered In-N-Out and More During SDCC-2018.

    The brand’s primary footprint will be at

  • June 18, 2018

    Did Jesus Use Cannabis Oil to Perform Miracles?

    By Philip Perry for Big Think

    In the US over the last couple of decades or so, the outlook on marijuana has undergone a complete paradigm shift. According to the most recent Pew Research Center poll, 61% of Americans back legalizing cannabis on the federal level. This goes across generational and to some extent, party lines. Lots more Americans support legalizing medical mar

  • June 12, 2018

    Expect Fully Legal Weed Within 5 Years, Says Top Pharma Lobbyist

    By Nick Gillespie & Jim Epstein for

    He has been a Democrat, a Republican, a lobbyist, and a cancer survivor. Now he wants to end the war on weed.

    With medical and recreational marijuana legalization spreading across the country, Reason attended the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York City to get a sense of where things are headed with commercializ

  • June 07, 2018

    Senators Gardner and Warren Release Bipartisan Marijuana Bill

    By Chlor Aiello for CNBC

    Senators Cory Gardner of Colorado and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts released a long-awaited bipartisan marijuana legislation reform bill on Thursday that would give states the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders.

    It does not seek to legalize marijuana, but instead proposes an amendment to the Cont

  • June 05, 2018

    Stoner MacGyver: Consumers Are Still Making Their Own Bongs

    By Mike Adams for Forbes

    The first time I realized the stoner brain was a special breed of genius was my sophomore year of high school when a guy named Teddy H. Cunningham, who, for obvious reasons, had been given the nickname THC, made a massive bong in shop glass using sections of PVC, duct tape and random odds and ends that he had ripped off from the chemistry depart

  • May 31, 2018

    Cannabis and Sport: NBA winner Matt Barnes 'Smoked Before Games'

    By Louise Gwilliam for BBC Sport

    "I would smoke cannabis six hours before a game. We'd have a shoot-around in the morning, I'd come home and smoke a joint, take a nap, shower, eat and go and play."

    Matt Barnes won the NBA with Golden State Warriors last year after following that pre-game routine.

    The 38-year-old retired last June after the 4-1 series win ove

  • May 22, 2018

    Cannabis Industry Delivers 100,000+ Jobs And Billions In Tax Revenue

    By Julie Weed for Forbes

    Jobs are growing in the cannabis sector and the so are the businesses offering them.

    125,000-160,000 people work full-time in the legal marijuana industry according to Chris Walsh, industry analyst and Editorial Vice President of MJBizDaily. That includes growers, processors, sellers and those that service and supply those companies. T

  • May 17, 2018

    CBD Significantly Reduces Seizures in Patients with Severe Epilepsy


    Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant that does not produce a “high” and has been an increasing focus of medical research, was shown in a new large-scale, randomized, controlled trial to significantly reduce the number of dangerous seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

  • May 16, 2018

    San Francisco To Adopt App To Help Clear Old Marijuana Convictions

    By Matt Ferner for HuffPost

    San Francisco’s top prosecutor is working with a tech nonprofit to develop an app that would automate the process for individuals with past marijuana convictions to get those offenses cleared from their record, the San Francisco district attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

    District Attorney George Gascón said his office would be t

  • May 14, 2018

    CA Made $60.9M in Cannabis Tax Revenue for First Quarter of 2018

    By NBC Bay Area Staff

    California made $60.9 million in tax revenue from cannabis sales in the first quarter of 2018, according to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

    The revenue collected includes state cultivation, excise and sales taxes, but doesn’t include local tax revenue collected by cities or counties, the agency said.


  • May 11, 2018

    Milwaukee Unanimously Votes to Put Marijuana on November Ballot

    By A.J. Herrington for High Times

    Milwaukee is moving in the right direction when it comes to marijuana policy.

    A Milwaukee County Board committee has voted unanimously to put a marijuana referendum on the November ballot. The Judiciary, Safety and General Services Committee gave their approval to the proposal yesterday. Milwaukee County is the most populous county in

  • May 09, 2018

    Why Budtending Could Be the Hottest Job of the Next Five Years

    By Chris Morris for Fortune

    Looking for the next big growth field? Consider getting into the marijuana business.

    Retail sales of medical and recreational marijuana in the United States are expected to come in between $8 billion and $10 billion this year (a nearly 50% increase from 2017) and could reach $22 billion by 2022, according to Chris Walsh, industry analy

  • May 07, 2018

    Association of Cannabis Professionals Joins BudTrader Alliance

    By Victoria Omega

    Los Angeles, CA – April 29, 2018 – The Association of Cannabis Professionals, the southern California business network that promotes reasonable regulation of marijuana on the municipal level, has secured a key cooperative agreement with The BudTrader ™Alliance is an evolving group of like-minded associations, networks and comp

  • May 07, 2018

    Canada Firm Aims to Tap Into Beverage Market with Cannabis Beer

    By Jamaica Observer

    OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — An upstart cannabis company has partnered with a Canadian university to produce — with Government financial backing — what it says will be the world's first beer made from the mind-altering drug.

    Toronto-based Province Brands of Canada was awarded Can$300,000 (US$233,000) from the Ontario Government to crea

  • May 01, 2018

    Player’s Cannabis Exemption Request Denied by NFL

    By Efrain Valdez for The Advocate

    Last month, Mike James became the first player in National Football League (NFL) history to make an official administrative request for exemption from the league’s cannabis ban for medical use.

    James’ audacious plea is one of the first notable drug exemption requests in any professional league and will be hailed as one of the trail

  • April 25, 2018

    A Closer Look at the Cannabis Market

    By Javier Hasse for Entrepreneur

    The following excerpt is from The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and Javier Hasse’s book Start Your Own Cannabis Business.

    An important thing to know before getting into the marijuana industry is what the current market looks like. Since most of the top analytics firms in the space collaborated in New Frontier Data’s “The C

  • April 23, 2018

    Guests Celebrated 420 in Style at BudTrader Ball 2018

    By Tennie Brown

    Los Angeles, CA - April 23, 2018 -- Over 500 people showed up in Culver City last Friday night, all hoping to gain access to BudTrader Ball 2018. This annual celebrity cannabis mixer, thrown by top cannabis tech platform, is known within the cannabis industry as the premiere place to see and be seen on 420.

    The guest list

  • April 23, 2018

    420 Brings in Green for Nation's Marijuana Retailers

    By Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY

    DENVER – Marijuana retailers raked in the green last week as the industry celebrated what experts called history’s single-biggest cannabis sales day.

    April 20 – known as 420 – has long been a day for cannabis enthusiasts to light up in public, but the increasing legalization of marijuana means more people are joining in. An est

  • April 17, 2018

    BudTrader CEO to Meet with President Vicente Fox

    By Victoria Omega

    April 17, 2018 - San Diego, CA --- Brad McLaughlin, The CEO of top online cannabis marketplace, will hold a diplomatic meeting with former President of Mexico Vicente Fox in San Diego on Wednesday April 18th. The two are slated to discuss international affairs, focusing primarily on the legal cannabis industry and cannabis reform as

  • April 17, 2018

    Mexico’s tourism minister calls for marijuana legalization

    By Previously Reported by Marijuana Business Daily

    Months before Mexicans head to the polls to elect a new government, a senior official is calling for states to begin legalizing cannabis as a way to divert profits from the black market to a regulated sector. “I think in Mexico we should move toward regulating it at state level,” Tourism Minister Enrique de la Madrid told Reuters. De la

  • April 16, 2018

    Frustrated Cannabis Brands Vie For Coveted BudTrader Ball Tickets

    By Victoria Omega

    Los Angeles, CA – April 16, 2018 – just released 20 additional individual tickets on Event Brite at $299 each in an effort to accommodate more marijuana brands looking to gain access to the star studded event.

    Named by the San Diego Union Tribune as “The Academy Awards of Weed”, the BudTrader Ball 2018 is the celeb

  • April 10, 2018

    Lamar Odom To Launch Cannabis Product Line

    By Victoria Kim for The Fix

    Odom recently revealed that he used medical marijuana to help with his recovery...

  • April 03, 2018

    Annual BudTrader Ball will be held in LA on 4/20

    By Tennie Brown

    Los Angeles, CA – April 3, 2018

    Top Cannabis Tech Brand Announces Second Annual BudTrader Ball on 4/20 in Los Angeles; CEO Promises that Star-Studded Cannabis Event Will be ‘Unlike Anything Anyone’s Ever Seen Before’.

    Nicknamed “Craigslist for Cannabis”, the worlds largest online marketplace for cannab

  • April 03, 2018

    Cannabis Investors Could Reap A Pot Of Gold, Says Analyst

    By Thomas Pellechia for Forbes

    Is today’s interest in cannabis parallel to the California Gold Rush of 1849?

  • March 30, 2018

    Are Personal Grow Boxes the Future of Cannabis?

    By Zack Ruskin for SF Weekly

    Doug Guy doesn’t consume cannabis — but he believes in its power to heal...

  • March 30, 2018

    Marijuana-Friendly States Want to Meet with Jeff Sessions

    By Michael R. Blood for TIME

    California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with...

  • March 19, 2018

    In Reliably Red Texas, Cannabis Entrepreneurs Hope For Green

    By Associated Press

    Along with the typical challenges of any business, companies that work in cannabis...

  • March 15, 2018

    Exercise and cannabis combine at Colorado gym


    WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — It’s called Break the Stigma Fitness. Owner Janessa Lea calls it the first cannabis-friendly fitness facility in the world.

  • March 15, 2018 is Looking for a 420 Product Tester...

    By Victoria Omega, which is the largest online medical cannabis classified ad marketplace, has begun the search for a "420 product tester" (or the luckiest person in America depending on your feelings on Cannabis). That is not a typo, you read it correctly, wants to pay someone $50,000 a year to test cannabis products.

    "We need

  • March 15, 2018

    Looking At The Year Ahead In Cannabis

    By Brad Auerbach for Forbes

    Cannabis, Technology, Microdosing, Home Brew and Blockchain.....

  • March 08, 2018 Reaches 1 Million Users

    By Victoria Omega

    Pacific Palisades, CA – March 9, 2018 - Passes One Million Users! The world’s largest online legal cannabis classified ad marketplace, announced via it’s Instagram page (@realbudtrader) that it has surpassed one million registered users and continues to reach milestones at a faster rate than any comparable site in the r

  • March 06, 2018

    Marijuana for Moms

    By Lindsey Hunter Lopez for The Atlantic

    In states where weed is legal, new mild cannabis products are catching on with...

  • February 23, 2018

    Senator Calls Out Big Pharma For Opposing Legal Marijuana

    By Tom Angell for Forbes

    A prominent Democratic U.S. senator is slamming pharmaceutical companies for...

  • February 22, 2018

    Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Encourages Teen Use

    By Paul Armentano for NORML

    The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis...

  • February 20, 2018

    California Poised To Become Largest Jobs Creator - For Marijuana

    By Julie Weed for Forbes

    California is poised to become the largest recreational cannabis market in the world...

  • February 19, 2018

    Nearly 4 Percent Of Denver’s Electricity Is Now Devoted To Marijuana

    By Grace Hood for Colorado Public Radio

    As Denver’s marijuana industry grows, so does its power needs. CPR News has...

  • February 09, 2018

    San Diego Girl Scout Sells 300 Boxes of Cookies at Legal Cannabis Shop

    By German Lopez for Vox

    When a Californian Girl Scout needed to sell some cookies, she saw a golden...

  • February 06, 2018 Announces JV with Greenway Payments Solutions

    By Tennie Brown

    Los Angeles, CA – February 5, 2018–, the largest online MMJ marketplace, has announced a joint venture with Greenway Merchant Processors to bring reliable debit card processing to the cannabis space. Greenway is one of the only merchant processors that has been able to accept debit cards legally for cannabis and CBD transactions.

  • February 06, 2018

    Medical Marijuana is Coming to Virginia

    By Bonnie Kristian for The Week

    The Virginia state Senate unanimously passed a bill legalizing ...

  • February 01, 2018

    ‘Super Yacht’ Vanished During Comic-Con; Now Marijuana CEO Sues

    By Ken Stone for Times of San Diego

    Last July, an online marijuana mogul paid $42,250 to rent a 125-foot super yacht ...

  • January 29, 2018

    Pot Industry Frets, then Shrugs off Sessions' New Policy

    By Paul Elias for Associated Press

    This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach...

  • January 26, 2018

    As States Legalize Marijuana, Investors See an Opportunity

    By Paul Sullivan for The New York Times

    New Jersey’s new governor, Phil Murphy, made access to medical marijuana easier in the Garden State this week...

  • January 23, 2018 Hires Former High Times Senior Brand Manager AJ Wong

    By Victoria Omega for The Marijuana Journal

    In a move that sent shockwaves through the cannabis community, former High Times Senior Brand Manager AJ Wong has joined the team at top cannabis tech platform, taking on the role of Head of Business Development.

    BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin confirmed the hiring, saying, “I feel like we got an MVP player from the Yank

  • January 23, 2018

    Leave Pot Policy to the People

    By Peter Roff for US News

    States are more than capable of making their own decisions about drug laws....

  • January 22, 2018

    Vegetable Growers Convert to Cannabis to Help Boost Margins

    By Tracy Lindeman for The Globe

    Ahead of Canada's legalization of recreational cannabis, a slew of partnerships are cropping up ...

  • January 19, 2018

    What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

    By Jennifer Kaplan

    A breakthrough in genetic research opens the door to more-targeted products and...

  • January 16, 2018

    Bipartisan REFER Act Targets Sessions' War On Cannabis In High Style

    By Janet Burns for Forbes

    In response to ongoing threats to the cannabis industry from the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General...

  • January 05, 2018

    Pot Prices in California Drop Below $1000 on Price Index

    By Victoria Omega for The Marijuana Journal

    It is safe to say that the Green Rush has begun, as today the Price Per Pound of Cannabis in California has fallen below $1000 on the Price Per Pound Index. California’s Price Per Pound closes out the week at $971 per pound, according to the Price Per Pound Index.

    This is only the second time on record that

  • January 04, 2018

    BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin Leads the Call for Sessions Resignation

    By Tennie Brown

    San Diego, CA – January 4, 2018– U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired shots today at legal cannabis and medicinal marijuana states that have adopted policies allowing for sale, production and use. Instead of the previous lenient federal enforcement policy, Sessions’ new stance will let federal prosecutors decide how aggressively to enfor

  • January 03, 2018

    Mike Tyson Breaks Ground on 40-Acre Marijuana Ranch

    By Des Bieler for Washington Post

    Mike Tyson is on the verge of becoming a heavyweight in California’s...

  • January 02, 2018

    Pot Legalized in California on New Year's Day

    By Joyce Chen for Rolling Stone

    Adult-use marijuana sales are now legal, 20 years after California voters approved...

  • December 20, 2017

    Here’s Why 2018 Could Be the Best Year for Marijuana Stocks

    By Palwasha Saaim for Profit Confidential

    If you fear the bull market in marijuana stocks is over, we urge you to reevaluate...

  • December 18, 2017

    MMA Champion Chuck Liddell Saves Christmas!

    By Tennie Brown

    Los Angeles, CA – December 18, 2017– CEO Brad McLaughlin has announced via a Facebook post that MMA Legend Chuck Liddell will be accepting thousands of toys collected through the BudTrader Toy Drive, and will distribute them to the children at The Foothill Regional Medical Center this Christmas. The generous toy donation by BudTr

  • December 15, 2017

    California Issues First Batch of Licenses to Legally Sell Marijuana

    By The Associated Press

    California's legal marijuana market is finally, fitfully, taking shape...

  • December 14, 2017

    How (the Right Strain of) Weed Can Help Your Workout

    By Justin Kirkland for Esquire

    The bad news, if you are reading this and have already participated in today’s...

  • December 13, 2017

    Top Pot Website Has 1000's Toys for Kids, Charities Refusing Them

    By Tennie Brown

    Los Angeles, CA, December 14, 2017- ( - The world’s largest cannabis marketplace,, led a toy drive and rallied the legal cannabis community to there cause in Southern California this holiday season. The only problem with this grand plan is that now that they have collected 96 palates or 1 semi truck full of toys, rep

  • December 13, 2017

    Canadians are Obsessed with Cannabis and Cryptocurrency

    By Vanmala Subramaniam for VICE Money

    Canadians’ curiousity for pot and bitcoin knows no bounds.

  • December 12, 2017

    Mom of Daughter with Severe Autism - Cannabis Therapy is 'Heaven Sent'

    By Chris Glover for CBC News

    After a series of violent episodes linked to autism, 19-year-old Dina struck her...

  • December 11, 2017

    Largest Online Marijuana Marketplace Opens Florida Office

    By Peter Wright

    West Palm Beach, FL – December 11, 2017 – The world’s largest online medical marijuana marketplace,, has just launched BudTrader Florida, a classified-ads style platform designed specifically for the legal cannabis industry in the state. BudTrader Florida allows entrepreneurs and business owners the opportunity to safely and

  • December 11, 2017

    Meet the Father of Marijuana Research

    By Melina Delkic for Newsweek

    Raphael Mechoulam started his first marijuana project by walking into a police...

  • December 05, 2017

    Don't Feast on Edible Marijuana Until You Read This!

    By Gary Robbins for San Diego Union Tribune

    Will you be having a bit of marijuana with your bacon? Or a pinch in your coffee?

  • December 04, 2017

    Largest Online Marijuana Marketplace Opens Detroit Office

    By Tiffany Reynolds

    Detroit, MI - December 4, 2017 –, the world’s largest online medical marijuana marketplace, has just launched BudTrader Michigan, a classified-ads style platform designed specifically for the legal cannabis industry in the state. BudTrader Michigan allows entrepreneurs and business owners the opportunity to safely and legally

  • December 04, 2017

    The Insane World of Vintage Anti-Marijuana PSAs

    By Rae Alexandra for KQED

    If you believe the content of Reefer Madness, then marijuana is more dangerous...

  • December 01, 2017

    Inside the Battle to Accurately Label Pot

    By Amanda Chicago Lewis for Rolling Stone

    As legalization looms, cannabis branding is becoming more important – and could...

  • November 27, 2017

    Largest Online Cannabis Marketplace Launches BudTrader Canada

    By Daniel Johnson

    US based platform brings Craigslist-Style Classified Ads Platform to Legal Cannabis Industry in Canada via online platform

    Vancouver, BC – November 27, 2017 – The world’s largest online medical marijuana marketplace,, has just launched BudTrader Ca

  • November 27, 2017

    A Company in Canada Is Selling Marijuana Advent Calendars

    By Signe Dean for Science Alert

    A company selling medical marijuana in Canada has made quite a splash after...

  • November 20, 2017 Raises $150k via Bitcoin at MJ Biz Con in Las Vegas

    By Tennie Brown

    Las Vegas, NV – November 19, 2017: BudTrader was successful in raising $150k in and all crypto currency 'bitcoin' deal via a PPM private offering at the MJ Biz Con last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. CEO Brad McLaughlin met with investors at BudTrader’s booth on the convention floor, along with CTO Scott Edge and high ranking membe

  • November 20, 2017

    California Releases Cannabis Regulations, with No Limit on Farm Size

    By Julie Johnson for The Press Democrat

    California’s headlong race to write its rules for the legal cannabis marketplace...

  • November 15, 2017

    Karl-Anthony Towns: NBA Should Remove Marijuana from Banned List

    By Jack Maloney for CBS Sports

    Towns said he agrees with former NBA commissioner David Stern, who made the same...

  • November 13, 2017

    Burger, Fries and Marijuana? Las Vegas Pot Shop Opens Drive-Thru

    By Colton Lochhead for Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Getting weed is now as easy as getting a cheeseburger and fries, thanks to a new...

  • November 09, 2017

    Why Moms Should Put Down the Wine and Pick Up the Weed

    By Kristi Pahr for The Week

    "Motherhood, powered by love, fueled by coffee, sustained by wine." That's a...

  • November 07, 2017

    Election Night 2017: Marijuana Races to Watch

    By Election Night 2017: Marijuana Races to Watch

    It is once again election night in America. While 2017 doesn’t feature any state...

  • November 06, 2017

    CBD Research is Going to the Dogs in Quest to Help Pets

    By Alicia Wallace of The Cannabist

    Veterinarians at Colorado State University are spearheading clinical studies on the effectiveness of cannabidiol in treating canine ailments

  • November 03, 2017

    Men Bombard Pennsylvania Gynecologist for Medical Marijuana

    By CBS News

    A Pennsylvania gynecologist says she has been inundated with calls from men...

  • November 02, 2017

    Survey Says Veterans Strongly Back Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    By Joe Davidson for The Washington Post

    Veterans tend to be an older, more conservative group, but that doesn’t stop them from advocating...

  • November 01, 2017

    Michigan Reverses Stance, Will Let Marijuana Shops Stay Open

    By Violet Ikonomova for MetroTimes

    The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has reversed course....

  • November 01, 2017

    We Just Got One Step Closer to Having Cannabis-Infused Beer

    By Sarah Rense for Esquire

    In March of this year, it was reported that the alcohol industry stands to lose....

  • October 30, 2017

    Pot Company Plays Where's Waldo Weed Edition for Halloween

    By Tennie Brown announced a contest on the site’s social media on Saturday, just in time for Halloween Weekend. ‘Where’s Waldo?: Weed Edition’ involved reps from BudTrader going out to bars, clubs and parties dressed as the popular children’s book character Waldo from ‘Where’s Waldo?’. If BudTrader fans were lucky enough to catch up t

  • October 27, 2017

    Rich History of Cannabis on Display at Seattle Museum

    By Linda Ball for Evercannabis

    Prior to 1937, marijuana was considered medicine, and its versatile parent plant...

  • October 26, 2017

    Feds Should Research Medical Marijuana For Veterans, Lawmakers Say

    By Tom Angell for Forbes

    A group of 10 U.S. House members is pushing the Trump administration to begin...

  • October 26, 2017

    7 Reasons Why Eating Weed Is Actually Good for Your Health

    By Maxwell Barna via Highsnobiety

    Just 20 or 30 years ago, cooking with cannabis was still considered taboo...

  • October 25, 2017

    For the First Time a Majority of Repubs Support Marijuana Legalization

    By Christopher Ingraham via The Washington Post

    51% of Republicans surveyed by Gallup this month said they support legalization...

  • October 24, 2017

    California Wildfires Destroyed Legal Marijuana Crops

    By John Blackstone - CBS News

    The cost of the deadliest wildfires in California history is rising...

  • October 24, 2017

    Michigan School Offering a Degree in Marijuana

    By Amber Ferguson via The Washington Post

    When Alex Roth's mother sent him an article announcing a new degree program being...

  • October 23, 2017

    Amazon Customers Receive Delivery of 65 Pounds of Marijuana

    By via Dave Pell's NextDraft

    A couple in Orlando, Florida ordered plastic storage bins on Amazon......

  • October 10, 2017

    Former NFL Champ Marvin Washington Joins BudTrader as Investor/Advisor

    By Kelly Flowers, the world’s largest online medical marijuana marketplace, announced today that former NFL defensive end and Super Bowl Champion Marvin Washington has become an investor in the company. In addition to his investment, Washington has joined BudTrader’s Advisory Board, already consisting of former WeedMaps CTO Grant Koneke, Cannabis

  • October 09, 2017

    Jeff Sessions Wants to Stop Legal Pot, and He's Closer Than You Think

    By Evan Halper

    The 85 words almost seemed an afterthought when Congress hurriedly crammed them into................ a massive budget bill late in the Obama administration, as if lawmakers wanted to acknowledge America’s outlook on marijuana had changed, but not make a big deal of it. Almost three years later, a multibillion-dollar industry and the freedom of m

  • October 09, 2017

    Daily Dose Of Cannabis May Protect The Brain From Effects Of Aging

    By Janet Burns

    Despite your average Shaggy and Scooby-style stereotypes, researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life. Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University have discovered that low, regular doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main active ingredients or cannabinoids found in marijuana,

  • September 25, 2017

    Largest Online Marijuana Marketplace Opens Colorado Office

    By Kelly Brown

    Largest Online Marijuana Marketplace Launches BudTrader Colorado Office......... The Platform Brings Craigslist-Style Classified Ads Platform to Legal Cannabis Industry in Colorado. The world’s largest online medical marijuana marketplace,, has just launched BudTrader Colorado, a classified-ads style platform des

  • September 25, 2017

    Quarter Of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana To Treat Symptoms, Study Finds

    By MIAMI (CBSMiami)

    About one-quarter of cancer patients have used marijuana in the past year. That’s according to a new study in the journal Cancer. Researchers found most patients use marijuana to relieve pain and nausea or to help cope with stress, depression, and insomnia. The study included more than 900 cancer patients in Seattle, a state with legaliz

  • September 25, 2017

    77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana

    By Giacomo Bologna, Springfield (Mo.)

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Two plainclothes detectives were driving a white unmarked pickup truck through a heavily forested road in Polk County on an overcast day in March 2012. A woman had called the sheriff's office in December. Her identity had been stolen, she said, and new credit cards were being sent to an address in Polk County. The detecti

  • September 15, 2017 Opens Arizona Office as West Coast Expansion Continues

    By By: Kelly Brown

    Phoenix, AZ – September 11, 2017 – The world’s largest online medical marijuana marketplace,, has just launched BudTrader Arizona, a classified-ads style platform designed specifically for the legal cannabis industry in the state of Arizona. BudTrader Arizona allows entrepreneurs and business owners the opportunity to safely and

  • September 15, 2017

    Was Missouri Cops' $100K 'Marijuana Grow Seizure' Just Smoke?

    By Posted By Doyle Murphy

    The operation sounded impressive: a Missouri National Guard helicopter hovering overhead as a team of cops and sheriff's deputies bushwhacked through a field of weed hidden in the southwest corner of the state.

  • September 15, 2017

    How did Florida’s medical marijuana supply fare during Irma?


    Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys, flooded Brickell and Coconut Grove and hammered Naples with 140-mile-per-hour winds this weekend before tearing through the entire Florida peninsula and into the southeast United States. But despite its path and strength, the massive hurricane appears to have spared the state’s multimillion-dollar suppl

  • September 15, 2017

    Nevada could be first state to set up marijuana lounges


    Nevada could become the first state to allow users of recreational marijuana to light up in clubs and lounges, a state legal body said this week, opening a new front in what is already a booming pot business.

  • September 15, 2017

    Marijuana legalization has NOT led to more drug or alcohol abuse among young people

    By Market Watch

    Cannabis activists proclaim the benefits of legal marijuana, while opponents suggest it will lead to increased drug abuse and crime.

  • September 13, 2017

    Largest Online MMJ Marketplace Expands to Alaska

    By Kelly Brown

    Largest Online Marijuana Marketplace Launches BudTrader Alaska; Platform Brings Craigslist-Style Classified Ads Platform to Legal Cannabis Industry in Alaska Anchorage, AK – September 11, 2017 – The world’s largest online medical marijuana marketplace,, has just launched BudTrader Alaska, a classified-ads style pl

  • August 29, 2017 Unveils 'Price Per Pound Cannabis Commodity Index'

    By Kelly Brown -

    World's Largest MMJ Marketplace Launches Real Time Price Per Pound Commodity Ticker. San Diego, CA, August 30, 2017 announced today that the site will launch the very first, Real Time Price Per Pound Cannabis Commodity Index on its website. This Index is the first of its kind to update cannabis prices daily, in real time, based on

  • August 23, 2017

    Rapper Slim 400 Makes Investment in World's Largest Marijuana Website

    By Tennie Brown, the world's largest online medical marijuana marketplace, announces that rapper Slim 400 is the latest celebrity to become an investor in the site. Slim 400, who is based out of Compton and is currently on tour with platinum artists YG and Kendrick Lamar, has invested an undisclosed amount into BudTrader's online platform, which allo

  • August 10, 2017

    Texans might be able to by medical cannabis by the beginning of next year.


    Texas approved 3 dispensaries are awaiting to hear the final approval to start growing and cultivating marijuana in the Lone Star state.

  • August 09, 2017

    Having a medical marijuana card automatically forfeits your second amendment rights. These states let you have both.

    By Tim Kohut

    Is loosing your second amendment rights holding you back from getting your medical marijuana card? Here are some states that will allow you to have both!

  • August 08, 2017

    How Leone Posod quit the police department to launch a cannabis edibles business

    By Teri Bocko

    Leone Posod explains "I felt undervalued and underpaid, there were ongoing disputes about workplace issues, and I was completely frustrated with my supervisor. I started to plan my escape after hearing one of my co-workers say, 'we only have 20 years left until retirement.' I knew I wouldn't survive another year."

  • August 07, 2017

    Medical marijuana is still illegal in Texas. One shocking video inspired a bill to legalize the medicinal substance.

    By Leslie Aguilar

    Medical marijuana is still illegal in Texas. One shocking video inspired a bill to legalize the medicinal substance. However, it came with a great cost, "It took about 14, 15 days before CPS knocked on our door,” said Christy Zartler, father of Kara Zartler who has epilepsy that is self-injurious.

  • August 04, 2017

    Have Your Cannabis Dream Wedding!

    By Polly Mosendz

    Bec Koop operates cannabis-friendly Irie Wedding & Events where they cater and plan your wedding! Instead of a bar you can have a "Bud Bar" and will cost you less. The "Bud Bar" will usually consist of pipes, joints, and vaporizers . Of course the groom and bride can have a complete customization and add edibles, bongs...etc.

  • August 03, 2017

    American Green Inc. Purchases Town in California to Build Marijuana Friendly Municipality

    By Jennifer Kaplan

    The Tempe, Arizona based company purchased the small town of Nipton, California, for about $5 million. It plans to invest millions in the next year and a half in making it a marijuana friendly destination.

  • August 02, 2017, the nation's largest online platform for the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that Douglas H. Leighton has joined them as an investor and an advisory board member.

    By Marie Brown, the nation's largest online platform for the legal cannabis industry, is pleased to announce that Douglas H. Leighton has joined them as an investor and an advisory board member. Douglas H. Leighton, a seasoned industry expert in both capital management and business development in the cannabis sector, was appointed to the board in

  • August 01, 2017

    The Marijuana Justice Act Can End Federal Prohibition


    Sen. Cory Booker introduced a bill this week that will remove marijuana from the list of the U.S controlled substance list and will make it legally on a federal level. However, states will still implement their own laws and regulations for marijuana. The law will also provide funding as incentives for states where marijuana is still illegal.

  • July 31, 2017

    In Maine, sales of marijuana is still illegal, but there's a loophole that one resident is using to make a living. Click here to find out more!

    By Trevor Hughes

    Although the state permits consuming, growing, and possessing cannabis, the sale of marijuana is still illegal. Martyn-Fisher and his girlfriend makes a living by delivering marijuana to Maine citizens. They donate the marijuana to there customers and just charge a "delivery service charge".

  • July 28, 2017

    Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, from CNBC, 'The Profit', is now heading to California to explore the largest marijuana market in the world. He meets with several small business and large multi-million dollar firms in the industry.

    By Beth Goldman

    Marcus Lemonis is heading to California to explore the largest marijuana market in the world. He meets with several small business and large multi-million dollar firms in the industry.

  • July 27, 2017 Super-Yacht Kicked Out of Comic-Con, No One Knows Why, Now Lawyers Are Getting Involved.

    By Chris Roberts

    BREAKING NEWS: What happened during comic-con weekend after the BudTrader team arrived early Saturday morning at Fifth Avenue Landing marina only to find that their super-yacht gone and property missing! No one will say why and now lawyers are getting involved. More on this fascinating news story in the link below:

  • July 27, 2017

    Should California start its own bank to serve marijuana companies? It wouldn't be easy

    By James Rufus Koren

    Under federal law it's illegal for any bank to work with any marijuana-related businesses. What are your thoughts on how to handle banking for the marijuana industry? Should it be a public bank or private? More information in the link.

  • July 26, 2017

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made a ground breaking decision to rule in favor of former employee after being fired for testing positive for medical marijuana.

    By Chloe Harper Gold

    Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of former employee after being fired for testing positive for medical marijuana. Chief Justice Ralph Grant stated, "[Christina] Barbuto's former employer did not act in accordance with reasonable accommodation protocols." - Green Rush Daily

  • July 18, 2017

    Weed Website Crashes A-List Hollywood Yacht Party at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

    By By: Kelly Richards

    SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 18, 2017 ( - The BudTrader Superyacht Set Sail for Pro-420 Weekend-Long Comic-Con Yacht Party; Featuring 420 Friendly Celebs, Networking, BudTrader Babes and Top Secret Surprises., the world's most popular online platform for the legal cannabis industry might have pulled off the Greatest PR Stun

  • June 26, 2017 To Provide Free Consultations By Marijuana Doctors

    By Marie Brown

    The largest online medical marijuana marketplace,, announces that they will be sponsoring a Health and Wellness event with free admission to registered users of their site. BudTrader will have medical marijuana doctors on site, who will be giving free consultations, and will be giving free medical marijuana cards to patients who quali

  • June 18, 2017 CEO Brad McLaughlin Pushes Back, Calling For a Vegas Boycott Over the Banning Of MassRoots CEO

    By Paul Vara

    Temecula, CA – June 18th, 2017 – Brad McLaughlin, CEO of the largest online medical marijuana marketplace, has posted a passionate video to the brand’s Instagram account (@realbudtrader) in which he calls for a boycott of Las Vegas due to the Wynn Casino’s recent decision to to ban Isaac Dietrich, CEO of the huge cannabis soc

  • June 14, 2017

    Hundreds of Volunteers Collect '420' Pounds of Trash at Beach Cleanup

    By Paul Verrara Staff Writer

    PRESS RELEASE UPDATED: JUN 7, 2017 Hundreds of Volunteers from the Legal Marijuana Industry Collect '420' Pounds of Trash at Beach Cleanup in San Diego, CA San Diego, California, June 7, 2017 ( - In the lovely beachside town of Encinitas, California, 150 professionals from the legal cannabis community dedicated their m

  • May 09, 2017 Hires Ex- Weedmaps CTO

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    San Diego, CA – April 9, 2017 – Online medical marijuana marketplace announced today via a blog post that they have hired former CTO Grant Koeneke. Grant comes to with a background in Strategic and Operational Technology Planning and Development and is one of the leading experts in Emerging Technologies

  • May 04, 2017

    New survey of NFL players reveals league pressure to take opioids

    By By Dan Johnson – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    A new survey of over 150 current and former NFL players conducted by reveals a major disconnect between the league and it’s athletes surrounding drug use.

    According to this latest data, 91 percent of the players surveyed said they had taken opiate-based painkillers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and propoxyphene for pa

  • May 04, 2017

    NFL players: Allow us marijuana for the pain

    By By Dan Johnson – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    To treat pain, nine of 10 NFL players polled say they would consider medical marijuana over the legal opioids that NFL doctors prescribe and often inject into them.

    Additionally, seven of 10 players say they don’t feel safety is a top priority of the League when it comes to pain management.

    By the findings released by an on

  • May 04, 2017

    NFL Players Plead for Marijuana, Fewer Opiates

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    The National Football League policy on marijuana use hasn’t changed even as more and more players and former players call for the NFL to sanction its use instead the opiates and painkillers they are currently prescribed.

    The NFL allows for no use of cannabis, even in states where medical or recreational cannabis is legal for adults t

  • May 04, 2017

    Eighty-Seven Percent of NFL Players Believe the NFL Should Allow Medical Cannabis as a Treatment Option

    By By Dan Johnson – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Players in the National Football League are turning from addictive opiate-based painkillers to medical cannabis. A 38-page study surveyed 152 current and former NFL players about cannabis and opiate use, on and off the field. Not only are prescription painkillers widely abused in the league, but often players feel pressured to use painkillers to

  • April 27, 2017

    AG Jeff Sessions Says He s Got His Hands Full With Bigger Issues Than Marijuana

    By By Dan Johnson – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    America’s legal cannabis industry might be able to exhale about the federal government’s hypothetical “greater enforcement” on recreational marijuana.

    In a Wednesday interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper revealed what Attorney General Sessions told him during their priv

  • April 27, 2017

    Congressman says North Korea could smuggle a nuke into the US in a bale of marijuana

    By By Dan Johnson – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman made an interesting suggestion about the nuclear threat from North Korea after attending a classified briefing at the White House on Thursday.

    "No. Korea could smuggle nuke into U.S. rather than use ICBM. Could smuggle inside a bale of marijuana..." tweeted Sherman, adding in a subsequent tweet: "

  • April 27, 2017

    Disney World Officially Bans Marijuana

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Walt Disney World just banned marijuana from its parks, according to their official

    While “illegal substances” and “alcohol” have long been prohibited from passing through the magical gates of WaltWorld, the specific addition of “marijuana” is a new development. The recent change could be a response to Florida’s legalizati

  • April 27, 2017

    Cannabis Just Might Be the Miracle Treatment for Autism

    By By Dan Johnson – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Israel is known as a world pioneer when it comes to studying cannabis. Now, the country is underway with the world’s first clinical trial using a cannabis-derived substance, cannabidiol (CBD), to treat symptoms of Autism.

    One 17-year old participant is showing great signs of success, according to USA Today. Her severe autism has led

  • April 24, 2017

    Marijuana Enthusiasts Celebrate '420' at Invite-Only Party in Encinitas

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    In San Diego County, hundreds of marijuana enthusiasts celebrated the day at an invite-only A-list party.

    April 20 is known by several names by marijuana lovers and advocates--"Weed Day" and "4/20" among them.

    In San Diego County, hundreds of marijuana enthusiasts celebrated the day at an invite-only A-list party.

    The cre

  • April 12, 2017

    Rep. Steve Cohen says Trump's marijuana policy is hazy

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    President Donald Trump’s administration sent more signals last week that it intends to enforce federal laws against marijuana use, yet advocates for legalizing the drug are still trying to sort out exactly where Trump himself stands on the issue.

    Rep. Steve Cohen suggests they should look to Jared Kushner for clues.

    “It c

  • April 12, 2017

    Medicinal Use of Marijuana — Polling Results

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Readers recently joined in a lively debate about the use of medicinal marijuana. In Clinical Decisions,1 an interactive feature in which experts discuss a controversial topic and readers vote and post comments, we presented the case of Marilyn, a 68-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer. We asked whether she should be prescribed marijuana

  • April 12, 2017

    A Majority of American Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

    By Will Yakowicz

    A new poll finds landslide support medical marijuana in general and for military veterans, but only 54 percent support legalization in general.

    Almost all U.S. voters support medical marijuana if prescribed by a doctor, a new Quinnipiac University National poll finds.

    The poll, which was released Monday, finds that 89 percent

  • April 12, 2017

    The Holy Land of Medical Marijuana

    By By Dan Johnson – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    TEL AVIV — After speaking here last month at a conference devoted to marijuana innovation, Garyn Angel handed out cannabis-infused salad dressing and sauces to people seeking to add an extra kick to their lunch.

    The CannaTech conference drew high-profile speakers, including Yuval Landschaft, director of the Medical Cannabis Unit at I

  • April 05, 2017

    Where NFL players and Jerry Jones differ on marijuana policy

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and some other NFL owners want to change the way the league punishes players for marijuana. So do the players. But if the talk is about doing away with marijuana testing completely, it may surprise you to learn that the players' position is "not so fast."

    Yes, the players would like to change the league's

  • April 05, 2017

    Kansas City, Mo. Voters Approve $25 Fine In Easing Of Marijuana Law

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Missouri deems marijuana possession a crime that carries hundreds of dollars in fines and a potential jail term. But residents of Kansas City voted overwhelmingly to reduce the penalties there, becoming the latest city in the state to relax punishments for people caught with small amounts of pot.

    Nearly 75 percent of voters approved th

  • April 03, 2017

    Could recreational marijuana help pay S.D. teachers?

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    South Dakota voters could boost funding to teachers and reduce the state's sales tax burden by supporting a ballot measure aimed at legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

    And the measure's sponsors are hoping to emphasize that point as they ask voters to sign petitions that could put the question on the 2018 ballot.


  • April 03, 2017

    More americans want marijuana: voters across all arty lines support legalizing weed

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Support for legalizing marijuana is at it's highest with U.S. voters across the political spectrum—whether Democrats, Republicans or independents, according to a new poll by the General Social Survey. Although a higher percentage of Democratic voters agreed marijuana should be legal in the U.S. compared to Republican voters, overall, nearly 60

  • April 03, 2017

    Governors from 4 marijuana states ask to be left alone

    By By Dan Johnson – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Governors from the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana are asking the Trump administration to let the pot experiments continue.

    The governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington say that marijuana legalization has expanded their economies.

    The governors also say in Monday's letter that legal weed can b

  • April 02, 2017

    Pot state Dems want federal regulation of marijuana

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    Democrats from states where marijuana is legal say so many Americans have access to pot products that the federal government should begin regulating the industry, which generated more than $7 billion in sales last year.

    New legislation introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, both Oregon Democrats, would take marijuana of

  • April 02, 2017

    Nevada s legal marijuana industry faces banking problem

    By admin

    Following in the footsteps of Colorado, Washington and other states which have legalized recreational marijuana, Nevada is bracing for an influx of cash — cash that will have no bank to call home.

    Because federal law prohibits banks and credit unions from depositing marijuana money, the state’s legal marijuana industry has a bankin

  • April 02, 2017

    Veterans Groups Fight For Marijuana Access To Curb Opioid Abuse

    By admin

    States with medical marijuana programs are beginning to open access to the drug for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, under mounting pressure from veterans groups advocating marijuana as an alternative to opioids.

    “If you are a traumatized person, you will try anything,” Serge Chistov, financial partner to the H

  • April 02, 2017

    Florida s marijuana growers capitalize amid uncertain market

    By admin

    Last November, on the day that 6.5 million Floridians voted to dramatically expand the state’s nascent medical marijuana program, the president of San Felasco Nurseries reported in federal financial filings that the Gainesville growery had just brought in a new partner.

    For $6.375 million, a single unnamed investor purchased an undis

  • April 02, 2017

    Thousands gather in Mich. for marijuana legalization

    By admin

    Thousands of people assembled at the University of Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor on Saturday to promote the legalization of marijuana, according to local reports.

    The event, known as the Hash Bash, is in its 46th consecutive year as local politicians work to put marijuana legalization on the 2018 ballot in the Great Lake State, MLiv

  • April 02, 2017

    Jerry Jones urges NFL to end marijuana testing, off-field conduct investigations

    By admin

    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones urged owners to end the league's prohibition on marijuana and cease investigating players independently of the criminal justice system for off-field conduct.

    Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported the news, citing a source close to an owners-only meeting.

    Owners told Jones that the league's

  • March 30, 2017

    San Franciscos 4/20 Marijuana Festival Will Be A City-Permitted Event

    By admin

    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — We’re less than a month away from the 4/20 festival at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

    But the pot-smoking holiday will look a lot different this year.

    Every year thousands of stoners converge on the park’s Hippie Hill to celebrate 4/20.

    Sarah Madland Director of Policy and Public

  • March 30, 2017

    Could you lose your job for testing positive for marijuana if you're a patient in Florida? Maybe

    By admin

    As Florida legislators consider passing laws this year to regulate the new and growing medical marijuana industry, employers in the state are still faced with mounting grey areas in how to handle employment policies related to drug use.

    There are more questions than answers for companies big and small, which enforce a drug-free workplace

  • March 30, 2017

    Pot state Dems want federal regulation of marijuana

    By admin

    Democrats from states where marijuana is legal say so many Americans have access to pot products that the federal government should begin regulating the industry, which generated more than $7 billion in sales last year.

    New legislation introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, both Oregon Democrats, would take marijuana of

  • March 29, 2017

    Medical marijuana lures ex-Eagle, other former players into a new field

    By admin

    In 10 seasons playing pro football, Lito Sheppard cracked a rib, broke both thumbs, sprained his knees, pulled a quad, and dislocated eight fingers. The Eagles cornerback took such hard hits that he blacked out.

    He’s retired now, but the pain and anxiety linger. His antidote has been marijuana, something to dull the aches without fea

  • March 29, 2017

    Pushing for legalization: Alabama housewife to marijuana activist

    By admin

    Loretta Nall remembers the first time she smoked marijuana.

    "I was about 12 years old at a Ratt/Queensreich concert at the BJCC (Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex)," Nall, who grew up in the east Alabama town of Ashland, said in an interview with

    That was 30 years ago and since then Nall has become one of the mo

  • March 29, 2017

    ‘Supermodels’ Hand Out 10,000 Joints at San Diego Cannabis Expo

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    As many as 10 “supermodels” are handing out hugs and 10,000 free marijuana joints at a cannabis convention ending Wednesday at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.

    But according to San Diego’s Brad McLaughlin, CEO of an online medical marijuana marketplace behind the “pop-up” promotion, some of the hundreds of vendors need hugs

  • March 29, 2017

    Public support for marijuana legalization surged in 2016

    By Christopher Ingraham

    Public support for marijuana legalization surged in 2016, according to data just released from the General Social Survey.

    Last year 57 percent of Americans told the survey's pollsters that they “think the use of marijuana should be legal,” up from 52 percent in 2014.

    The numbers from the General Social Survey — a large

  • March 29, 2017 Seeks Promotions Manager to Sample Marijuana Products, Hang Out With Models and Party

    By By Paul Vara – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal, which is the largest online medical marijuana marketplace, has begun the search for a Promotional Marketing Manager to oversee their bevy of supermodel promo girls at upcoming events.

    "We need somebody who can manage models and promotions but also knows how to party," says CEO Brad McLaughlin, when asked w

  • March 29, 2017

    Large bale of marijuana washes up on Florida beach

    By admin

    March 27 (UPI) -- A Florida man taking a morning walk on the beach made an unusual find -- a huge bundle of marijuana rolled up like a giant cigar.

    Jeff Stolowitz, who posted photos of his discovery to his Behind Daytona page on Facebook, said he was walking just north of the University Boulevard approach in Daytona Beach when he spott

  • March 29, 2017

    As medical marijuana gains legal traction vets are turning to cannabis for canines

    By admin

    FORT SMITH (KFSM)- Medical marijuana has been a big topic for people, but what about pets? Some are finding relief for their canine companions with legal forms of cannabis.

    Dr. Remer has been a veterinarian in Fort Smith for more than 30 years and said there's a new way to treat animals; hemp pills and oils.

    "I have used it f

  • March 29, 2017

    Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot


    LOS ANGELES — Nine days after Nikolas Michaud’s latest heroin relapse, the skinny 27-year-old sat on a roof deck at a new drug rehabilitation clinic here. He picked up a bong, filled it with a pinch of marijuana, lit the leaves and inhaled.

    All this took place in plain view of the clinic’s director.

    “The rules here ar

  • March 29, 2017

    Would legalizing medical marijuana help curb the opioid epidemic?

    By By Dan Johnson – Staff Writer – Marijuana Journal

    In states that legalized medical marijuana, U.S. hospitals failed to see a predicted influx of pot smokers, but in an unexpected twist, they treated far fewer opioid users, a new study shows.

    Hospitalization rates for opioid painkiller dependence and abuse dropped on average 23 percent in states after marijuana was permitted for medici

  • March 29, 2017

    Georgia House approves compromise to expand medical marijuana program

    By Greg Bluestein

    Georgia House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a compromise that would expand the list of disorders eligible for treatment under the state’s nascent medical marijuana program.

    The chamber voted 167-4 on Tuesday to adopt Senate Bill 16 after Senate lawmakers backed off a proposal that would reduce the THC level of the cannabis oil Ge

  • March 29, 2017

    Canadian Marijuana Stocks Soar After Reports That Justin Trudeau Plans to Legalize Weed

    By Lucinda Shen

    Canadian marijuana stocks were on a high Monday, amid reports that the government planned to legalize the drug for recreational use by July 1, 2018.

    Shares of Canopy Growth Corp. were up 11% in trading, Aurora Cannabis rose 10%, Aphria rose 7.9%, SupremePharma jumped 6%, OrganiGram holdings also rose 10%, while Emblem Corp rose 6%.

  • March 23, 2017

    Online Medical Marijuana Marketplace Sets the Bar 'High' For MMJ Marketing & Promotions Job Opening in A Rapidly Expanding Industry!

    By Daniel Johnson Seeks Promotional Marketing Manager to “Sample Marijuana Products, Hang Out with Models and Party for a Living”: Online Medical Marijuana Marketplace Sets the Bar 'High' For MMJ Marketing & Promotions Job Opening in A Rapidly Expanding Industry!

    If you are among the millions of job hunters in Californ

  • March 23, 2017

    Tommy Chong meets Detroit mayoral candidate at marijuana expo

    By Dana Afana

    DETROIT -- Comedic actor and marijuana activist Tommy Chong made an appearance in Detroit and met a mayoral candidate at a marijuana advocacy event over the weekend.

    The former Cheech and Chong performer appeared at the 7th Annual THC Expo this past weekend at the Roostertail in Detroit.

    The THC Expo is said to be Michigan's bi

  • March 23, 2017

    Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California’s Wine Country


    SANTA ROSA, Calif. — In the heart of Northern California’s wine country, a civil engineer turned marijuana entrepreneur is adding a new dimension to the art of matching fine wines with gourmet food: cannabis and wine pairing dinners.

    Sam Edwards, co-founder of the Sonoma Cannabis Company, charges diners $100 to $150 for a meal that

  • March 23, 2017

    Pro-marijuana church active in Alabama: Members tout 'God and cannabis'

    By Greg Garrison

    With a stained-glass window behind them, a lineup of speakers stepped to the front of the church and talked about the potential health benefits of legalizing plants that are currently outlawed in Alabama.

    "I smoke cannabis on a daily basis for my pain," said Janice Rushing, president of the Oklevueha Native American Church of Inner Lig

  • March 23, 2017

    Here's how much Massachusetts could make off legal marijuana

    By Gintautas Dumcius

    The legal marijuana market in Massachusetts could lead to $64 million in state tax revenue in its first year, according to an analysis released Monday.

    Officials from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, which wrote the analysis, on Monday testified in front of the Legislature's Committee on Marijuana Policy as lawmakers seek to ch

  • March 23, 2017

    Every State Could Legalize Marijuana by 2021

    By Todd Campbell

    The market for medical marijuana and recreational marijuana is growing rapidly, as lawmakers in more states pass legislation legalizing it. Already, 28 states have medical marijuana laws on the books, and eight states have passed recreational marijuana laws, too. According to the latest research by GreenWave Advisors, those numbers are about to

  • March 22, 2017

    Government’s marijuana is terrible for scientific studies, researchers say

    By Christopher Ingraham The Washington Post

    Most marijuana consumers are used to seeing their product as chunks of pungent green plant material coated in sticky, crystallized THC-rich resin.

    But if you're a researcher looking to work with marijuana — to say, investigate how it impairs people, or how it could help people suffering from certain ailments — you don't have access

  • March 22, 2017

    What Would A Federal Marijuana Crackdown Look Like?

    By Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director

    Ever since the 2016 election, marijuana legalization supporters have been wondering if President Trump will crack down on state-approved recreational and/or medical marijuana programs. The Heritage Foundation believes it knows the answer.

    According to the conservative think tank, there are actions the government can take without needin

  • March 22, 2017

    Marijuana raids are more deadly than the drug itself

    By Christopher Ingraham

    Since 2010, At least 20 SWAT raids involving suspected marijuana dealers have turned deadly, according to data compiled by the New York Times.

    The list of fatalities includes small-time dealers and people who sold the occasional joint to a friend, as well as people suspected of dealing in more serious drugs like crack or meth, but who w

  • March 22, 2017

    A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening

    By admin

    A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters' propensity to use the drug.

    The Washington State Healthy Youth Survey found that the 2016 rate of marijuana use was basically unchanged since 2012, when the state voted to legalize mari

  • March 06, 2017

    Super Models from to Give Away Joints and Hugs in San Diego

    By admin

    Medical Marijuana classifieds site has just announced that the company will be hosting a pop-up ?Blunts & Babes' giveaway at the 3rd Annual California Cannabis Business Expo, which is being held March 5th-8th in San Diego at the Sheraton Marina Hotel. CEO Brad McLaughlin will be on hand with no less than ten supermode

  • February 01, 2017

    Legalizing marijuana in NY may ease opiate crisis, advocate says

    By Matthew Spina

    A drug-policy consultant will visit Buffalo on Tuesday to argue that New York should legalize recreational marijuana not simply because, in his view, the current system squanders police resources, targets certain minorities and fosters a dangerous, underground economy.

    Legalizing marijuana, says Nicolas Eyle, can help counter the deadly

  • February 01, 2017

    Lawmakers have doubts that the system to license marijuana sales in California will be in place by deadline

    By Patrick McGreevy

    State lawmakers voiced doubts Monday about the ability of state agencies to finish crafting regulations and a licensing system for the sale of recreational marijuana in California by the end of this year, as promised to voters.

    The possibility of delay was raised at a hearing at the Capitol by three state Senate committees looking into w

  • February 01, 2017

    Marijuana Prices Fall In 2016 As Growers Flood The Market With Pot

    By Debra Borchardt

    The falling price of legal marijuana is shaking up the dynamics of the marketplace.

    “Wholesale marijuana prices declined in 2016 from $2,500 to $1,000 per pound, with some dispensaries offering recreational ounces as low as $65 on,” said Brian Shapiro, C

  • January 25, 2017

    People in the US and Canada spent over $53 billion on marijuana in 2016

    By Melia Robinson

    People in North America spent $53.3 billion on legal, medical, and illicit marijuana in 2016. That's more cash than Americans blow in a year at McDonald's and Starbucks combined.

    According to a new report from        

  • January 25, 2017

    Eleven States Considering Pot Laws In 2017

    By Kate Mckee Simmons

    After four states legalized recreational marijuana last year and twice that many approved new medical marijuana laws, at least eleven more are considering changing their laws in 2017. Here are the states and the legislation they're proposing:

    1. Connecticut

    Not only are lawmakers hoping to  

  • January 25, 2017

    Will work for marijuana: Oops. Lawyer's license suspended

    By Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state’s Supreme Court rejected a disciplinary board’s recommendation to let attorney James Mecca keep working.

    Mecca pleaded guilty in 2014 to a misdemeanor first-offence charge of possessing marijuana in 2013

  • January 24, 2017

    Judge says Texas teacher shouldn't be punished for marijuana use in Colorado

    By Will Axford, Houston Chronicle

    A judge is recommending a Texas high school teacher should not face legal trouble for legally trying marijuana in Colorado.The New York Times   reports Maryam Roland, a science teacher at Parkland High School in El Paso, told school district officials that she ingested edible marijuana during the 2014-15 Christmas break in Colorado.  

  • January 24, 2017

    Marijuana is keeping my 4-year-old alive, mother says

    By Drew Mikkelsen

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – An Olympia mother testified before a State House committee Monday in favor of more lenient marijuana laws.

    Meagan Holt told state lawmakers she’s trying to do what’s best for her daughter. She just wishes it didn’t involve committing a felony.

    “This is my reality,” Holt testifi

  • January 24, 2017

    How Big Could the Opportunity Be for Marijuana Stocks in California?

    By Todd Campbell (TMFEBCapital)

    The market for marijuana is exploding as Americans overwhelmingly embrace legalization. Analysts are projecting tens of billions of dollars in future marijuana sales, making this an intriguing market for investors.

    In November, Californians overwhelmingly voted to embrace pro-pot laws that clear the way toward creating the United

  • December 09, 2016

    California Legalization Creates Accidental Tax Holiday for Patients


    California cannabis patients: Do you have a Department of Public Health-issued medical marijuana ID card? If so, you’ve just gotten out of paying state tax on cannabis until 2018. Thank the authors of Proposition 64—even though they didn’t mean it. That’s right, the statewide tax break was a mistake, the result of an unforeseen hiccup in

  • December 09, 2016

    California Just Legalized Cannabis! Now Comes the Hard Part


    California, let it sink in. No matter your feelings on Proposition 64’s convoluted details, tonight you legalized cannabis in a state where nearly 1 in 8 Americans live. You removed criminal penalties and laid the foundation for a legal, regulated market that could set the global standard. Tomorrow’s headlines might herald the fact that almost

  • December 09, 2016

    Montana Dispensaries to Re-Open Immediately, Judge Rules


    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries to re-open after a three-month hiatus by ruling that a drafting error in a voter-approved ballot initiative should not delay the measure’s implementation. District Judge James Reynolds of Helena ruled the error that pushed back the effect

  • December 09, 2016

    Vermont Governor Weighs Pardons for Small Amounts of Cannabis


    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin on Thursday invited residents convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana before the state decriminalized it to apply for pardons. Shumlin, a Democrat, said applications will be accepted now through Christmas. He said he’s using the governor’s pardoning power “to expedite our move

  • December 09, 2016

    Three Lives Transformed by Post-Legalization Pardons of Cannabis Offenses

    By Marley Natural

    “Just last week somebody went away for 30 years for carrying a gram of cannabis. If that person had just been in a state where it was medicinally or recreationally legal, they would be free … There is no justice in that.” –Dr. Rachel Knox, Medical Chair, Minority Cannabis Business Association As voters in nine states sit down to consider

  • December 09, 2016

    DEA Annual Report Finds Decline in Smuggling, Teen Use, and Prosecution


    The Drug Enforcement Administration released its 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary recently, and a few items are catching the eye of cannabis advocates around the country. Among the observations about the current state of cannabis in America, the report states: “While marijuana remains illegal under federal law, many states have

  • December 09, 2016

    Arkansas Political Leaders Name 5 to Cannabis Panel They Opposed


    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas political leaders on Wednesday named five people to the state Medical Marijuana Commission, setting up a panel that will adopt policies and regulations that each of the elected officials opposed when ballot issues were considered at the polls last month. “We were rather vocal in our opposition to the amendme

  • December 09, 2016

    I Tried to Buy ‘Prop. 64 Friendly’ Cannabis in California. Here’s What Happened.


    Californians voted overwhelmingly to legalize adult-use cannabis last month, but with the celebratory joints now smoked down to roaches, plenty of Golden State residents are asking whether they can finally dispense with the rigmarole of getting a doctor’s recommendation to buy bud. Technically, the answer is no. But that hasn’t stopped some

  • December 07, 2016

    Comprehensive MMJ Bill Introduced in Texas Legislature


    Democratic Texas State Senator José Menéndez has filed a medical cannabis bill that would allow Texans with debilitating medical conditions to use marijuana under the recommendation and consultation of their doctor, KFDM 6 reports. Menéndez was the sponsor for SB 339, Texas’ current medical cannabis law, which allows for limited medical cannab

  • December 07, 2016

    Washington Business Association to Provide Financial Support for Low Income MMJ Patients


    The Washington Cannabuisness Association is launching a program to help low-income patients pay for their medicinal cannabis, the News Tribune reports. According to association Director Vicki Christophersen, the program is a necessity for many patients because medical cannabis is not able to be covered by insurance due to federal drug laws. “P

  • November 30, 2016

    Desperate Montana medical marijuana patients seek immediate re-opening of dispensaries

    By By Matt Volz, The Associated Press

    HELENA, Mont. — Montana medical marijuana advocates and patients are asking a judge to fix a mistake in a voter-approved ballot initiative that inadvertently delayed the re-opening of shuttered pot dispensaries by eight months. A state law that limited medical marijuana providers to three patients apiece took effect on Aug. 31 after a five-yea

  • October 14, 2016

    Hip-Hop Artist The Game Is The Latest Musician To Invest In Marijuana

    By Hugh McIntyre

    As different parts of the U.S. have started legalizing the sale of marijuana, musicians have been some of the first people to put on their entrepreneurial caps and find a way to combine their star power and the built-in audience that the drug already has to make money.

    Rapper The Game is increasing his presence in the w

  • October 14, 2016


    By Bill Weinberg

    Researchers at Stanford University have developed a “potalyzer”—a device that can detect human THC levels, so cops can determine if a motorist is too impaired to drive.

    The hand-held device uses sophisticated bio-sensors to detect THC molecules in saliva. Police officers will supposedly be able collect a spit s

  • October 14, 2016


    By R. Andrew Sewell, MD, corresponding author James Poling, PhD, and Mehmet Sofuoglu, MD, PhD


    The prevalence of both alcohol and cannabis use and the high morbidity associated with motor vehicle crashes has lead to a plethora of research on the link between the two. Drunk drivers are involved in 25% of motor vehicle fatalities, and many accidents involve drivers who test positive for cannabis. Cannabis and alcohol acut

  • October 14, 2016

    Maker of deadly painkillers is bankrolling the opposition to legal marijuana in Arizona

    By The Washington Post

    The campaign against marijuana legalization in Arizona received a major infusion of cash last week from a synthetic cannabis drugmaker that has been investigated for alleged improper marketing of a highly addictive prescription painkiller, according to campaign finance reports.

    The $500,000 donation from Insys Therapeutics, base

  • October 14, 2016

    Not so dope: Police test first marijuana breathalyzer on Cali drivers

    By RT

    As part of an initial field test, several erratic drivers were pulled over and asked to voluntarily blow into the breathalyzer. Two of the drivers who took part in the test admitted to smoking marijuana in the previous 30 minutes, and delivered a positive reading on the handheld device.

    Other drivers who confessed to smoking pot

  • October 14, 2016

    TV Goes to Pot: Marijuana-Themed Series Light Up the Small Screen

    By Rob Owen

    Marijuana is having its moment in American culture, with recreational pot use now legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts vote on recreational use in November. It’s a trend reflected in popular entertainment. Three TV series devoted to the subject air within the next month.

  • October 14, 2016

    Following Its Country Music, Nashville May Loosen Up on Marijuana


    NASHVILLE — Willie Nelson’s famous habit of smoking marijuana is not seen as a badge of outlaw courage here anymore, so much as the frivolous foible of an eccentric uncle. A popular FM station disgorging the Boomer rock hits of yesteryear calls itself Hippie Radio 94.5; one of its sponsors is a smoke shop that incessantly hawks glass

  • October 14, 2016

    Americans Admitting Cannabis Use Nearly Doubles

    By Chris Roberts

    Thirty million Americans can’t be wrong.

    More American adults than ever say they currently use cannabis, according to results of a Gallup poll released Monday, which showed an increase of nearly 100 percent in cannabis confessionals.

    According to the polling outfit’s Consumption Habits poll conducted

  • October 14, 2016


    By Associated Press

    NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — The hills on the Arizona border with Mexico are steep and bumpy as Paul Estrada drives along the fence, patrolling for drug and human smugglers.

    Passing traffic signs pocked with bullet holes, the sheriff’s deputy points at parts of the wall that are but a few feet tall and laments how easy it i

  • October 14, 2016

    Supreme Court to rule if police opinions about whether a driver is high should count as expert evidence

    By Ian MacLeod, Ottawa Citizen

    OTTAWA  — A dispute over the admissibility of police “opinions” at drugged-driving trials lands at the Supreme Court of Canada Thursday in a case spotlighting an emerging legal dilemma over the hazy science of marijuana impairment.

    With federal legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use ex

  • September 13, 2016

    Sustainability for the Cannabis Industry, Part II: The New Cannabis Cons- umer

    By Aaron G. Biros

    The DEA declined to reschedule cannabis, but not all is lost as policy changes indicate a growing.

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  • September 13, 2016

    Sustainability for the Canna- bis Industry: Part I

    By Aaron G. Biros

    The DEA declined to reschedule cannabis, but not all is lost as policy changes indicate a growing.

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  • September 13, 2016

    Education & Experience: Understanding the Operations

    By Aaron G. Biros

    The DEA declined to reschedule cannabis, but not all is lost as policy changes indicate a growing.

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  • September 13, 2016

    HPLC Column Selection for Cannabis Chromato- graphers

    By Aaron G. Biros

    The DEA declined to reschedule cannabis, but not all is lost as policy changes indicate a growing.

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  • September 13, 2016

    The Emerald Test Yields Positive Results for Cannabis Labs

    By Aaron G. Biros

    Snider brings years of investing experience to the cannabis business accelerator.

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  • September 13, 2016

    Hemp-Derived Products with a Contract Manufacturer

    By Aaron G. Biros

    Snider brings years of investing experience to the cannabis business accelerator.

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  • September 13, 2016

    A2LA Accredits TEQ Analytical Laboratories

    By Aaron G. Biros

    Snider brings years of investing experience to the cannabis business accelerator.

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  • September 01, 2016

    Hemp-Derived CBD Oil: Maintaining Quality in the Manufacturing Process

    By Aaron G. Biros

    Snider brings years of investing experience to the cannabis business accelerator.

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  • August 31, 2016

    Greenhouse Ventures Names Lindy Snider Lead Advisor

    By Aaron G. Biros

    Snider brings years of investing experience to the cannabis business accelerator.

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