What’s in a Name?

In this industry, you can smoke it or ingest it, but no matter your preferred method of input, the days of nameless weed in a plastic baggie are long gone, according to a report in Maximum Yield Cannabis magazine.

High Holidays

Between the CBD explosion and medical marijuana renaissance, there’s no shortage of unusual craft product reaching the shelves in local dispensaries. And with the holiday season in full spring, there’s may be no better gift for the cardholding patient in your life than a medicated iced coffee, craft brownie or small-batch chocolates.

Natural Remedies

The inaugural AZ Plant Medicine Conference is coming to the Tucson Convention Center Dec. 6 through Dec. 8. The conference will feature discussions by alternative medicine professionals who treat issues ranging from anxiety and depression to glaucoma and arthritis with psychedelics, cannabis, CBD and more.

Market Forces

Analytical data from the cannabis industry shows yearly consumption of medicinal marijuana to be in excess of 122,000 pounds involving 204,000 qualified patients as of mid-year.

Growth Industry

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized production of industrial hemp and some early birds were waiting to jump on that opportunity.

Yes We Cannabis

One of the most unique weed companies in town doesn’t sell weed at all. The People’s Weed Company is a local startup that focuses on teaching the average person how to cook edibles in a way that most efficiently gathers the health benefits of marijuana.

Seeds of Conflict

After a 2016 ballot initiative went down to defeat, supporters of the Smart and Safe Arizona Act have returned with a new plan for voters to consider on the 2020 effort.

Crop Up

Once referred to as “the Devil’s lettuce,” farmers are lining up to grow hemp in eye-popping numbers, with a 550 percent leap in growing acreage in 2019 as 34 states have already licensed cultivation of a cannabis byproduct industry that is still in its infancy.

Cannabis on Campus

No journey gets underway until the proverbial first step is taken and that happened last week in a cannabis symposium on the University of Arizona campus. Yes, a full day of discussion on the world’s oldest pharmacopeia that dates back to 2,700 BC, but today is still classified as a Schedule I drug by the feds.

Who’s a Feel-Good Boy?

In 2018, consumers spent $48 million on hemp-derived CBD products for their pets, according to New Frontier Data, a global analytics firm specializing on growth in the cannabis industry. By 2022, the data firm expects that number to grow to $298 million in industry sales. 

Mainstream Meds

Once the federal Farm Bill of 2018 got passed, the one containing a provision that legalized the non-psychoactive cannabis that gives up CBD, the whole CBD market took off like a rocket because with newly emerging scientific data, the potential of CBD and other hemp products appears to be endless.

Smoke Signals

If you want an idea of how far the idea of legal cannabis has come, just check out the day-long symposium on marijuana being held on the University of Arizona campus under the aegis of the UA College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, College of Medicine, College of Science, and the BIO5 Institute.

Double Whammy

Vibe: Chill and welcoming Strains: Dozens of sativa and indica strains sold in quantities from a gram up, with pre-packaged flower deals and pre-rolls available.

Dispensaries go digital

Arizona marijuana dispensaries can now join the digital marketplace thanks to an experimental program approved by the state’s attorney general’s office.

Cannabis Campaign Competition

As the political committee Smart and Safe Arizona prepares to unveil a new 2020 ballot proposition to legalize recreational cannabis in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich are floating the idea of instead asking state lawmakers to decriminalize adult use of marijuana.


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