This Week in Weed: Bodegas Want Bud!

Bodegas want weed (legally), Michigan ups the curriculum, and cannabeauty is so Fetch right now. It’s the week in weed. February 22, 2019 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent, Conrad Martin. NYC corner stores want a piece of the ‘pot pie’ Cannabis is on the way to becoming legal in NYC and bodegas want to be able to sell and distribute cannabis when it does. While some experts note the increased risk of robbery and sale to minors, advocates say the move would prevent big businesses from monopolizing. Imagine a world where you can get a chopped cheese and an eighth – all in one stop!  Related: Mayor de Blasio’s Vision for Legal Cannabis in New York City The University of Michigan offers a serious cannabis class If you’re interested in a serious cannabis education, […]

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This Week in Weed: High End Hemp!

Barney’s is Bud and Bougie, California claps back, and an industry Giant “stubs its pinky toe” February 15, 2019 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent, Conrad Martin. Barney’s dips its toe into the ‘Lux’ cannabis market Luxury retailer, Barney’s has plans to open up a high-end cannabis shop inside of its Beverly Hills location. Aptly named – The High End, the installation, will offer highly-curated and priced cannabis paraphernalia and is scheduled to open in March Related: How This Brand Is Making Cannabis Feel Like a Luxury California’s Gov declares war against illegal farms California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he’ll be dispatching the National Guard to target and eliminate illegal marijuana grows in the state. Newsom cited the dangers of illegal grows including cartels, destruction of forest land, and increased fire hazards. Related: California Has a Serious […]

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New York City Cracks Down!

February 8, 2019 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent, Conrad Martin. NYC ups the regulation on CBD in food items New York City is tightening the belt on businesses that include CBD as an ingredient in its food items. While there’s no definite reason for the crackdown, the New York City department of health has already begun to embargo food items claiming that eateries were not “permitted to add anything to food or drink that is not approved as safe to eat.” Related: New York Goes Green Cannabis jobs are up (and so are salaries) It’s not too late if you’re still thinking of jumping into the cannabis industry. According to Glassdoor, cannabis job opportunities increased by approximately 76% last year. Still not convinced, they also reported that cannabis workers on average – […]

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What’s In Your Vape Cart?

February 1, 2019 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent, Conrad Martin. California testing labs find lead in vape cartridges As part of new state regulations put in place at the top of 2019, recent lab testing in California has found lead to be present in a number of vaporizer cartridges. Experts claim that while the oil doesn’t have lead in it, the building materials of the carts themselves could pose a danger.  Related: California Has a Serious Compliance Problem Los Angeles will crack down on those leasing to illegal canna-businesses Are you a landlord in LA renting out to a cannabis business? You’ll wanna make sure that paperwork is in order. The LA city council will soon decide on penalties to property owners leasing to unlicensed businesses. Those in violation could see fines of up to $20,000 a day and […]

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There’s No Cannabis in Football!

No weed ads during the big game, interesting findings out of Michigan, and High Times goes global. It’s the week in Weed! January 25, 2019 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent, Conrad Martin. CBS says no to cannabis ad during Super Bowl Are you ready for some football? Apparently football isn’t ready for cannabis. CBS has rejected a proposed super bowl ad from cannabis company Acreage Holdings. The ad was intended to outline the medical benefits of cannabis and featured a veteran with combat injuries and a child with seizures.  Related: Here’s the Medical Cannabis Super Bowl Ad CBS Refused to Run University of Michigan has interesting survey results In a survey conducted by the University of Michigan, 44% of medical marijuana users have ceased or significantly reduced the usage of their prescription medication. The survey also […]

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Cannabis Battles Alcohol & Tobacco!

Massachusetts cops crack down, Boston issues its first recreational permit, and buds cut into suds. January 18, 2019 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent, Conrad Martin. Massachusetts police can arrest based on observation alone If you’re in Massachusetts, beware. Not that you should be driving under the influence anyway, but the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled that police officers can arrest for simply observing signs of intoxication.  Related: Massachusetts May Leap Ahead on Cannabis Cafes Boston issues its first recreational permit Speaking of Massachusetts, Boston has issued it’s first recreational use sales permit to Ascend Massachusetts. The subsidiary of Ascend Wellness will be located in downtown Boston and is expected to open by the end of 2019.  Related: Massachusetts Is Helping Legal Cannabis Businesses Get Started in Areas Hit Hardest by War on Drugs Cannabis may swipe millions from tobacco and alcohol […]

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Can The Black Market Be Stopped?

The black market thrives, edible prices won’t budge, and Congress introduces a new bud bill. January 11, 2019 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent, Conrad Martin. The Black Market is still popping in Canada At the end of 2018, Canada legalized Cannabis, and contrary to early predictions – the black market is still thriving. According to an Ipsos poll, 35% of Canadians are still buying from their dealers. And for $3 dollars less per gram according to statistics Canada. Related: 11 Facts Cannabis Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Black Market Weed costs less, but edibles remain the same price Dispensary sales tracker BDS analytics is reporting that while the cost of weed has gone down, the cost of edibles has remained the same. Why? Some experts cite the complexity of creating infused products, while others […]

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This Week in Weed: The Dallas Cannabis Club??

Big tobacco vapes, weed may being taxed too little, and Michigan businesses use a cannabis hack out of the movies. January 4, 2019 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. Big Tobacco Looking to Vape A few weeks ago, Altria announced a huge investment with Canadian Canna producer – Cronos group. Now the company is taking a 35% stake in vape company Juul. With this latest investment Altria’s valuation shoots to $38 billion dollars.  Related: Marlboro Ready to Buy Marijuana?! Study: Weed taxes should be Higher! Economics professors at UCLA and Yale have issued a research paper in the pursuit of the perfect cannabis tax. Taxes too low would cost states revenue. Too high would drive consumers to the black market. The study concluded that states could raise taxes up to as […]

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Cannabis Legalization on the Rise, CBD gets Federal Approval, and We’re the Plug!

Here are three biggest cannabis stories of the year. December 28, 2018 1 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the three biggest news trends hosted by yours truly, Conrad Martin. The word is out: Weed is in! Legalization was a big ticket in 2018, and will probably be again in 2019. Domestically, California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Missouri, Utah, and Michigan all legalized medical and/or recreational adult use. Internationally, Canada was the big story as they federally legalized cannabis across the entire country.  Related: New York Goes Green CBD. Is. Everywhere… CBD was all the buzz this year. People flocked to products containing the cannabinoid and companies started putting it in everything. But the biggest news in CBD was the FDA approval of epidiolex – a cbd medication aimed at preventing seizures.  Related: 5 Things You Should Know About CBD We’re the source! Last but – definitely not least – 2018 […]

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This Week in Weed: New York Goes Green!

New York politicians make a big move, a new study may debunk an old myth, and it’s not love in the air that some Californians are complaining about. December 21, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. New York may be next to legalize! In a speech outlining his 2019 agenda, New York governor, Andrew Cuomo endorsed recreational cannabis legalization for the empire state. In a rare instance where these two agree, New York City mayor, Bill De Blasio cosigned the endorsement calling it a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to get a historic issue right”. Related: New York Officials Urge Banks to Work With Marijuana Industry CBD may not actually be good for Glaucoma Is your grandmother still smoking weed for her “Glaucoma”? Might want to tell Gramz to chill. Researchers at Indiana […]

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Marlboro Ready to Buy Marijuana?!

Michigan ends prohibition, big tobacco eyes the bud game, and counterfeit carts hit the black market. December 7, 2018 2 min read Brought to you by peter page Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. Michigan Legalizes Adult Recreational Use On Thursday, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational adult use. You can’t buy weed at dispensaries yet, since State regulators are still drafting guidelines around cannabis sales, but you can smoke privately without getting busted. Related: In Michigan, It’s Beginning to Smell A Lot Like Cannabis Altria Group in talke to acquire Cronos The world’s largest tobacco manufacturer and owner of the Marlboro brand, Altria Group (formerly Phillip-Morris), is poising itself to acquire Cronos Group – one of Canada’s top weed producers. While it’s being made clear that no agreements have […]

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South Korea Legalizes Medical Pot!

South Korea ‘goes green’, Massachusetts spends on weed, and Vegas projects cannabis lounges! November 30, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. South Korea becomes the First East Asian Country to Legalize South Korea’s National assembly approved an amendment to the country’s Narcotics Control Act – allowing medical cannabis oil to be imported and sold. The move makes South Korea the first east asian country to legalize cannabis. Import and sale could begin in the first half of 2019 Related: South Koreans Can’t Get High?! (Week in Weed 8/31) Massachussetts stoners spend $2M during first week of rec sales During the first week of legalized recreational cannabis sales in Massachusetts, consumers spent $2 million dollars on cannabis and cannabis products. Two dispensaries reported revenues of $480k on black friday alone. And […]

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This Week in Weed: Americans Vote on Cannabis!

Americans make big weed decisions in midterm elections, Jeff Sessions is out and cannabis stocks rise, and can cartels keep up? November 9, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. Americans Vote on Cannabis During Midterm Elections Were you one of the 36 million people successfully shamed and guilted into voting in Tuesday’s midterm elections? If so, you may have contributed to legalization depending on where you live. Voters in Michigan, Missouri, and Utah chose to legalize in all three states. Related: Marijuana Wins Big in the Midterm Elections Jeff Sessions: OUT. Weed Stocks: UP! Longtime cannabis prohibitionist and former attorney general, Jeff Sessions resigned on Wednesday. The “hemp hater’s” resignation had positive ripple effects — after the news broke, cannabis stocks including Tilray jumped 30%. Related: AG Jeff Sessions Was (Basically) Fired […]

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You Can Get High At This Airport!

A major airline allows smoking on premises, the world’s largest dispensary opens, and Coca Cola thinks again! November 2, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. Vancouver International Airport is Letting Flyers Get High Ever gotten weed someplace only to have to throw it away once you get to the airport? Fear not, if you’re leaving Vancouver. Vancouver International Airport, has become the first major airport allowing passengers over the age of 19 to smoke or vape cannabis in designated outdoor areas. You still can’t smoke inside, so no hotboxing the duty free Related: The Surprising Airport With the Fastest Cell Service The World’s Largest Dispensary Opens in Las Vegas Planet 13, the world’s largest dispensary, opened up it’s doors in Las Vegas this week. The 40,000 square foot bordello of bud […]

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Mr. Wonderful Passes on Grass!

Kevin O’Leary ‘can’t’ with cannabis, Mexico goes to Canada for weed, and a statistic that you could have predicted… October 26, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. Mr. Wonderful won’t invest in Cannabis Thinking about taking your canna business to shark tank? In an interview with Yahoo finance shark tank, investor Kevin O Leary said he’d never invest in cannabis unless it was legal in the US. He stated, “When you invest in a Schedule I narcotic, you are at risk to breach the RICO statutes of aiding and abetting the transfer of a Schedule I narcotic across state lines.”  Related: 13 Million-Dollar Businesses That Turned Down ‘Shark Tank’ Deals Mexican officials head to Canada to talk Cannabis The office of newly elected Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is set to meet […]

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This Week in Weed: O, Cannabis!

Canada legalizes Cannabis — then it almost sells out of it. October 19, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. Canada Federally Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Wednesday was a historic day as Canada federally legalized marijuana for recreational use. Across the country, adults of legal age can hit up legal dispensaries and websites to purchase up to 30 grams of chronic for personal consumption.  Related: Trevor Noah’s Take on Legalization Canadian Dispenaries Runs Out of Cannabis What’s the general take on legalization up North? Overwhelming! A number of Canadian stores have already depleted their stocks under the high demand. Even many of the online stores sold out, which is probably triggering if you’ve ever tried to get a pair of Yeezy’s.  Related: Walmart Just Said It’s Exploring Selling Cannabis Products America Wants You(r) Opinion On […]

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This Week in Weed: Cali Cannabis Cup Cancelled!

High Times postpones it’s annual fest, Walmart may see green and blue, and Canada is getting Lyfted October 12, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. High Times Postpones the Sacramento Cannabis Cup If you were planning on attending the Cannabis Cup in Sacramento at the end of the month, get ready for that refund, because it’s been officially postponed until 2019. In a tweet, Hight Times stated that they wanted more time to come up with a predictable long term compliance process for future events Related: California’s ‘Pot Desert’ Problem Walmart considers cannabis A spokesperson for Walmart’s Canadian division expressed that they’ve done some “preliminary fact finding” into the cannabis market, but don’t currently plan to carry any cannabis products. An expansion would make Walmart the first large retailer to enter the […]

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LAX Allowing Carry-On Cannabis :)

Los Angeles International lets you pack your stash, PepsiCo passes on cannabis, and a cheerleader bribes classmates with edibles. October 5, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our cannabis correspondent Conrad Martin. Los Angeles International Airport is lets you carry-on chronic If you’re currently watching this while on vacay in Cali: pack your stash. The Los Angeles Airport Police department is allowing travelers over the age of 21 to bring up to an ounce of bud and 8 grams of concentrate through security via carry-on. Smoking in the airport is still not allowed, however, and travelers are subject to cannabis laws where ever they land.  DISCLAIMER: Planes are still subject to federal law, which means you could still face fines for carrying Related: Here Are Some of the Weirdest Things Confiscated at the Airport PepsiCo gives […]

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This Week in Weed: Canada ‘Okays’ Public Smoking!

Ontario loosens up consumption laws, a lobster pound is in hot water, and pro-pot political candidates. September 28, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our dope correspondent Conrad Martin. Canada Plans to Allow Public Smoking (where tobacco is allowed) On Wednesday, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government announced the decision to allow the consumption of cannabis wherever tobacco smoking is allowed.  Related: How Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Changes the Game A Maine lobster pound catches heat Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, Maine was told to stop serving cannabis… to its lobsters. Owner and chef Charlotte Gill says cannabis eases the lobsters before they’re cooked, but the state says it’s illegal.  Related: Maine Lawmakers — and Voters — Still Hope to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Get to know your “pot”-litical candidates! Been getting bugged about registering to vote? Do you know who […]

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This Week in Weed: Coca Cola Considers Cannabis!

Coca-Cola considers entering Cannabis, the NYPD is still making arrests, and South Africa makes history September 21, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed this week, hosted by our dope correspondent Conrad Martin. Coca Cola Considers Cannabis Coca Cola is the latest beverage company expressing interest in entering the cannabis industry. A spokesperson from the soda giant said that they’re eyeing the growth of CBD as an ingredient. Pot stocks trended higher after the announcement.  Related: Coca-Cola Is ‘In Talks’ to Make Marijuana-Infused Drinks NYPD is still making Pot Arrests! Two weeks ago New York City announced a major pull back on the amount of cannabis arrests and prosecutions. However, the NYPD is still arresting people who are smoking vape pens. THC oil possession is a Class A misdemeanor and punishable by up to a year in jail. Come on DiBlasio! […]

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