Leah Heise Named CEO of Women Grow

Women Grow announced a major leadership change late last month, as founders Jazmin Hupp and Jane West stepped away from their day-to-day roles at the cannabis networking organization. After guiding the company through two years of exceptional growth, Hupp and West have handed the reins to Leah Heise, a Maryland attorney and entrepreneur. Heise comes […]

Yesterday’s News (fall cleaning edition)

Wow, that was a quick, news filled summer. A lot happened, and a lot of people covered it more thoroughly than us. As we ease into fall we thought we’d take a look at some of the biggest cannabis stories from the past few months.   Cannabis is totally legal in Oregon, and soon you […]

White House Commutations Part of Obama’s Criminal Justice Reform

Yesterday’s News – July 15, 2015     Obama commutes sentences of 46 more drug offenders As part of an ongoing attempt to “reform the criminal justice system,” President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders earlier this week. Most of the prisoners in question were incarcerated under 1980s draconian drug laws that […]

New York Dispensary Wants to Give You Cannabis

Yesterday’s News — July 13, 2105       Syracuse dispensary will donate portion of profits to families in need Citiva Medical, a company looking to open a cultivation center and dispensary in the Syracuse area, announced a plan to provide assistance to families in need of medical cannabis for children. Because the average monthly […]

Senate Bill Would Allow Cannabis Industry Access to Banks

Yesterday’s News – July 10, 2015       When will the cannabis industry have access to banks? Though it’s hard to make progress in Washington when cannabis is still taboo among the “old guard,” the Senate delegations from Oregon and Colorado are pushing the conversation. The bipartisan group introduced a bill that would give […]

Chile might let you hold a little weed; grow a lot of it

Yesterday’s News – July 8, 2015     Chile moves toward decriminalization Already home to Latin America’s first medical marijuana farm, Chile moved closer to ending prohibition recently when the lower house of Congress overwhelming voted to decriminalize possession of 10 grams of marijuana and cultivation of up to 6 plants for recreational use. The bill […]

First Church of Cannabis holds first service without cannabis

Yesterday’s News – July 7, 2015     Cannabis church had no cannabis at church (plenty of hippies, though, and a black dude checking his phone) Loyal Weekend Review Kit readers are by now familiar with the First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis, which hoped to use Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom and Restoration Act to […]

Social Marijuana Consumption in Denver?

Yesterday’s News – July 6, 2015   Initiative okayed by city, now time to gather signatures The city of Denver has approved final language for the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative, and advocates launched a petition drive Thursday to collect signatures to get the measure on the ballot. The new law would allow certain establishments […]

The Feds Don’t Want You

Yesterday’s News – June 30, 2015     Cannabis and federal job recruitment No matter where you live, cannabis is off limits if you work – or want to work – for the federal government. The State Department, the CIA, the FBI, and other federal agencies have made it clear that they will not be […]