Jay-Z’s Monogram makes its debut

For most of his career as a rapper, Jay-Z’s triumph against the war on drugs was painted as poetic justice. He pivoted from moving kilos to pushing popular culture, and constantly reminded everyone of the odds he beat to become a billionaire when projections had him dead or in jail by age 25. Now, the…

Contaminated vapes recalled as Oregon regulators notion wider ban

Oregon cannabis consumers would be wise to avoid legal vapes labeled with vague ingredients like “natural flavor,” at least until April. That “natural flavor” can actually be a skin moisturizer ingredient derived from shark liver oil—a substance called squalane, or squalene. Burning it could give you a lung injury. This Thursday, the Oregon Liquor Control…

5 takeaways from New Jersey’s cannabis legalization invoice

New Jersey’s cannabis legislation is moving fast. The Garden State will soon allow recreational use and sales, joining 14 other states in America’s recent Green Rush. The state’s passage of Question 2 in the Nov. 3 election legalized adult-use cannabis, but now it’s up to the Legislature to establish the detailed rules. Leafly went deep…

Eaze’s Momentum industry accelerator invitations candidates

Minority business owners in cannabis have a lot up against them. They need a business plan, capital, marketing savvy, and more. For the second year in a row, Eaze is helping underrepresented business owners with what they truly need to have staying power.   Eaze’s Momentum business accelerator is the brainchild of Eaze’s Director of…

Instagram retains deleting Canada’s merely cannabis accounts

Instagram continues to frustrate legal cannabis companies in Canada, with what some business owners are deeming to be random and arbitrary enforcement actions.  Leafly spoke with three legal cannabis retailers who have had their accounts deleted in the past few weeks, one a non-medical store in Alberta, one a medical cannabis retailer in Ontario, and…

Cannabis’ Black Friday is believed as Green Wednesday: It’s already lit

You’d better make extra pie. Hundreds of thousands of America’s legal cannabis smokers are set to deluge the nation’s dispensaries this week with orders for “Green Wednesday”—marijuana’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. From San Diego, CA to Boston, MA, the long Thanksgiving holiday—plus stay-at-home orders—have weed consumers snatching up handfuls of discounted pre-rolls…

Stuck in one in every of Florida’s medical marijuana deserts? Wait on may perchance well maybe be on the methodology

Let’s start with some math. As of this week there are 293 dispensaries open in Florida, patronized by the 441,000 Floridians who currently possess a medical marijuana card. That means there’s roughly one dispensary for every 1,500 patients in the state. That may seem like a solid ratio. New Jersey has only 12 dispensaries serving…

When are cannabis excursions and tasting rooms coming to Canada?

The move towards a farm-to-table system in Canada’s legal cannabis sector is gaining momentum. In Alberta, growers are joining those in B.C. and Ontario in pushing for the right to provide customers the opportunity to purchase and sample the product right where it’s grown. It’s not hard to imagine a future where people can tour…