Industry & Business

Cut the Clutter: 420 a Help or a Rod Blocker to the Cause?

As thousands of cannabis consumers celebrated 4/20 this week, are these gatherings actually helping improve access for those who need it most? This week saw thousands gather in Hyde Park in London and at events across the UK, to mark 4/20 – a day where people across the globe openly celebrate cannabis. But coverage from the …

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Insight on Why 420 Cannabis Fest is a Ray of Hope for Health Care Equality

By now, we have all become accustomed to the celebratory spirit among cannabis enthusiasts that accompanies April 20, particularly in regulated markets. Once known only to a counterculture crowd, the annual “weed holiday” is becoming more and more mainstream. Even those who have never visited a marijuana store have heard talk of “4/20.” Brands increasingly …

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Hempcrete Homes in Serbia Have Been all about ‘Grow your own’ & ‘Do it yourself’

“It has long been my dream to make a natural home and create a self-sufficient household, and now I’ve done it,” says Serbian hemp grower and do-it-yourself builder Vesna Alavanja as she gazes through her hemp field at a cozy 65 sq. m. hempcrete house outside of Belgrade. Nestled in the slopes of Mt. Kosmaj 35 miles from …

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Cannabis Stakeholders Use UX Designs to Boost Online Sales, Compete With In-Store Shopping

Cannabis businesses are increasingly tapping into the field of user-experience (UX) design to ensure online customers have a smooth, enjoyable experience when shopping and ordering products through company websites. “This is shopping for cannabis,” said Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of Santa Cruz, California-based cannabis technology platform Jane Technologies. “It should be fun. It shouldn’t be like …

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Health Canada Mentioned around 500 Cannabis-Related Cases to Federal Police over 2-Year

Health Canada referred nearly 500 cannabis business-related cases to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for possible enforcement action during the two years ending in March 2021, a major increase over fiscal year 2018-19. The federal government’s top cannabis regulator disclosed the police referrals after MJBizDaily inquired about the referrals’ absence from the agency’s latest compliance and …

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New Jersey To Ingrate Adult-use Marijuana Sales April 21 Amid Supply Crunch

New Jersey will launch its projected $2 billion adult-use marijuana market on April 21 amid lingering questions about whether operators can adequately serve the state’s 120,000 medical cannabis patients without disrupting recreational supplies. The long-awaited start of recreational marijuana sales also comes as social equity applicants in the state are struggling to develop their businesses, …

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Insight: Guide to Allay the $10 Million Risk of Starting a Cannabis Grow Facility

Starting a cannabis cultivation facility is a high-risk undertaking and should be well thought-out and planned before proceeding. Pam Chmiel Every cultivation company would benefit from a business plan when designing a grow facility. A business plan forces you to consider every aspect of your enterprise, ensures you’ve thought through all the options and minimizes …

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European Experts Foresee Millions of Patients may benefit from Medical Cannabis in Coming Years

New data shows that the dispensing of medical cannabis products in the UK increased significantly in 2021, as experts predict millions of patients could benefit. Exclusive data obtained by Prohibition Partners from the NHS shows a 425 per cent increase in dispensations of unlicensed medical cannabis products in England in 2021. It comes as the cannabis …

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Canadian Unpaid Marijuana Regulatory Fees Spikes Tenfold to CA$1 Million

Outstanding regulatory fees owed by federally regulated Canadian marijuana companies jumped more than tenfold in recent years, according to figures shared with MJBizDaily by Health Canada. Industry officials suggest the amount of unpaid fees could be a symptom of squeezed producers being weighed down in an ultracompetitive market and having to choose which bills to pay on …

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Autism Acceptance: Mental Health Activist Hails Cannabis as a Lifesaver

To mark World Autism Acceptance month, mental health activist, John Junior, opened up about his journey with cannabis and autism. John Junior credits cannabis as saving him from a lifetime of debilitating symptoms – and said he would not hesitate to recommend it to others who are experiencing difficulties. To recognise World Autism Acceptance month, …

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