“I’m tellin’ ya, don’t believe the hype.”

– The Reytons, On the Back Burner

Advocates of the SAFE Banking Act – who by now must be feeling a little like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football – were dealt another setback last week. The beleaguered proposal finds itself simmering in committee just in time

Pursuant to the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, Mississippi residents can petition the state’s Department of Health to add new serious medical conditions or their treatments to the existing list of conditions that qualify a prospective patient for a medical marijuana card (Miss. Code Ann. § 41-137-17). Exercising this authority, the DOH recently made it easier

Word began circulating a few days ago that tobacco giant Philip Morris has agreed to purchase Israeli cannabis company Syqe Medical for a whopping $650 million if certain future events come to fruition.  While the two companies evidently have some history together, this new deal is reportedly tied to Philip Morris’ interest in acquiring Syqe’s

We’ve been tossing this idea around in our heads ever since research about microdosing psychedelics entered the mainstream media a few years ago. And the more we think about it, the more we think Congress may allow patient access to psychedelic treatments before it does so for marijuana.

Before you think we’ve been consuming too

In a shocking development only four days after announcing its intent to issue 21 licenses to cultivators, processors, dispensaries, secured transporters, laboratory testing facilities, and integrated facilities, the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission voted to stay all proceedings related to the current offering of medical cannabis business licenses. And importantly, the stay appears to be indefinite

420. A celebrated day where buds get together and consume copious amounts of cannabis… blog posts. This Cannabis Day, we are celebrating the 1-year anniversary of launching the Budding Trends blog and are sharing our first annual “Weed Roundup.” Featuring our top 10 most read blog posts of the year, the inaugural Weed Roundup is

Welcome to the latest installment of the Editors’ Roundtable, in which our editors – Whitt SteinekerJay WrightHunter Robinson, and Slates Veazey – discuss cannabis issues in the news and take a stab at where the cannabis industry is going in the future.

Whitt Steineker (WS): Oh, boy. We have a

For at least the past decade, federal bankruptcy courts have routinely prohibited cannabis businesses from seeking protection under federal bankruptcy law, regardless of whether a cannabis business is legally operating under state law. The reason is that cannabis remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), which, in addition to criminalizing the direct growing