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WednesdayAug 26, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Growing Tips Every Cannabis Grower Should Know

With medical marijuana now legal in 33 states and recreational marijuana is making inroads into the law books of more than a dozen states, the following tips might come in handy, whether you grow cannabis for personal use or for a dispensary. Please note that growing marijuana is actually not that easy. It takes a lot of commitment, effort and of course, resources. Grow your weed indoors Growing your buds indoors allows you more control of the atmosphere as well as the whole growth operation. It’s also more hygienic indoors, making it ideal for growing cannabis. The best thing about…

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TuesdayAug 25, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Federal Court Rejects DEA Request to Throw Out Marijuana Rescheduling Case

A federal court of appeal in the U.S. has shot down a request by the Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) challenging a lawsuit against the existing marijuana classification in the federal law. The federal agency was sued by veterans and scientists over their decision to declare cannabis as belonging to schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act. The decision sparked mixed reactions among various players in the marijuana sector who termed the move unconstitutional. The petitioners in the case argued that the DEA’s scheduling standards misinterpreted the federal law. DEA's contentious claim dismissing marijuana's approval for use in medication has set…

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TuesdayAug 25, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Why Automation is Advantageous for Cannabis Businesses

With the pandemic leading to closure of businesses due to low demand and many others operating their businesses online to adhere to the social distancing regulations, there is no better time than now to automate your cannabis business. Automating your business ensures both you and your employees are not recklessly putting themselves in harm’s way while also increasing the efficiency of your business. The margins in the marijuana sector are growing tighter as the sector gets more competitive. To survive, businesses must adapt and adopt automation. Below are reasons why automating your business is the best way to go. Allows…

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MondayAug 24, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Law Enforcement Coalition Urges Congress to Legalize Marijuana

A group of four state attorneys general, together with 50 current or former law enforcement officials, have written to Congressional leaders urging them to vote on and pass a bill that would federally legalize marijuana. In their letter that was signed and delivered on Wednesday, the law enforcement experts say that it would be more helpful to regulate and control marijuana instead of criminalizing and prohibiting the substance. They add that the ongoing pandemic brings to light how urgent it is to make these reforms as a matter of public safety, health and to put scarce law enforcement resources to…

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MondayAug 24, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Vote on Marijuana Legalization Measures in Montana Scheduled for November

On Thursday, the secretary of state of Montana reported that marijuana advocates had gathered enough signatures, hence qualifying two legalization measures for the November ballot. In one of the initiatives mentioned, a legal change is cited that would form a structure for adults to access cannabis legally. In addition to this, a different constitutional change will make certain that only individuals who are at least 21 years or older could engage in this market. If voters accept this statutory measure, it will make it legal to cultivate a maximum of four seedlings and four mature plants in one’s home as…

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FridayAug 21, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Weed Vending Machines in Colorado: The Future of Non-Contact Highs

With many companies going online in order to cater for the increased demand for online ordering with some offering additional curbside pickup due to the pandemic, one company in Colorado is making sure people can also purchase their cannabis without fear of getting infected with COVID-19. Anna, a company founded by Matt Frost, who is also the CEO, makes vending machines designed to fill and take marijuana product orders. The first vending machine debuted at the Strawberry Fields dispensary, located in central Pueblo. Consumers now have the option of purchasing edibles, vape oils, and flower, all without any interaction with…

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FridayAug 21, 2020 12:32 pm

Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR), JV Partner Anticipate Successful Hemp-CBD Harvest

PACR, Rock Creek Farms moving forward on definitive CBD-hemp joint venture Agreement outlines creation of new company, operation of 100-acre commercial hemp operation PacRoots CEO praises short-term progress making 2020 production scenario possible Pac Roots Cannabis (CSE: PACR), a Canadian cannabis company dedicated to producing premium-quality strains and products by leveraging a genetics-focused approach, is moving forward on a definitive CBD-hemp joint venture with Rock Creek Farms (http://cnw.fm/0xMH6). The agreement, announced earlier this year, calls for the two companies to create a new company and facilitate a 100-acre commercial hemp operation located in Rock Creek, British Columbia. “The joint venture team…

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FridayAug 21, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Cannabis Extraction Market Experiences Continued Growth

As recently as a few decades ago, the legal cannabis market was dominated by flower and hash products. Then, the industry experienced a shift. Cannabis smoking was on the decline and consumers were heating the plant’s oily extract to obtain higher THC concentrations. Now, when you enter any retail dispensary, you’ll find shelves fully stocked with a variety of extract options. For those who aren’t familiar with extracts, there is a lot to learn. Extracts are more effective than their plant-based counterparts and easier and more convenient to consume discreetly. Formerly a very narrow niche in the industry, the portability…

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ThursdayAug 20, 2020 4:20 pm

420 with CNW – Patients Request to Share About Marijuana and Pain Management in Meetings With CDC

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) published a notice in the Federal Register asking stakeholders like patients, their families or caregivers as well as health workers to request to participate in conversations about the alternatives to the use of opioids in chronic pain management. These meetings will help to educate the federal government about how marijuana and other alternative treatments can be helpful in managing or treating pain. In response to the notice, Americans for Safe Access, through its staffer Heather Despres, has written to the CDC requesting to get an individual session during one of those…

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ThursdayAug 20, 2020 4:20 am

420 with CNW – Virginia’s Medical Marijuana Program is Set to Be Launched

The state-legal cannabis industry has been growing steadily over the years, with the sector worth an estimated $13.6 billion as of 2019. At the moment, 33 states have legalized medical cannabis and Virginia is set to join the club. The state’s medical marijuana law had been a constant source of confusion and frustration for reform advocates until Gov. Ralph Northam recommended an amendment to revise the language of the legislation to expand patient access to the plant and grant them legal protections. The state’s medical cannabis program is set to launch soon with four medical marijuana dispensaries opening their doors…

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