Progress in crafting marijuana plants that are high in the non-psychoactive marijuana cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) and tobacco that’s low in nicotine sent 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSEMKT:XXII) rocketing 157% higher in 2017, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. 22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company that genetically engineers and breeds tobacco and cannabis plants to make them…

Most banks refuse to open accounts for cannabis-related businesses even in states where pot is legal, citing federal laws that outlaw the drug and consider it on par with cocaine and heroin. In Maryland, however, at least one community bank is working with the state’s newly launched medical marijuana industry, offering growers and stores a…

We pointed to a remarkable change in the cannabis sector in early November, a week after Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) announced a significant investment into Canadian licensed producer Canopy Growth (TSX: WEED) (OTC: TWMJF). At the time, the Cannabis Stock Index had lifted off of a late-October low of 56.85, rising 5.6% over the week…

Amanda Chicago Lewis shared some interesting predictions in Rolling Stone on Friday, discussing marijuana lounges, a potential “bloodbath” in California, the end of characterizing strains as “indica” or “sativa” and more. One topic she covered is “Canada takes over the world”, which pointed to the much easier access to capital enjoyed by Canadian companies compared to…

The legal marijuana industry isn’t just called the “green rush” because it sounds snazzier. The industry is growing at an incredible rate, and investors have certainly taken notice, with a majority of larger marijuana stocks having at least doubled in market cap this year. Regardless of your source, growth estimates from the legal cannabis industry…

And so it begins. Somewhere out in growland, the clone of a cannabis mother plant — coddled like a Renoir under dialed-in light — is pushing out roots. Before winter is up, it will produce flowers to be sold at a Berkshire retail outlet this July. More than a year after state voters approved adult…

  As we enter another political positioning season, folks have declared intentions and more are vacillating. This time, many voters have vowed to vet candidates more carefully. Governor Rick Scott provided motivation for that resolve. Regardless of what candidate surfaces as the new hope of Florida in 2018, what promises are made and what new…

  President Donald Trump says he wants Florida Gov. Rick Scott to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in next year’s elections. Florida Governor Rick Scott is considering a run for Florida Senator. The required process to remove an elected politician is difficult and rarely successful. A viable solution that can raise the integrity of…

  “There is majority agreement between the House and Senate, that smoking of cannabis is not an act that is consistent with a healthy life and not consistent with consuming medicine,” Sen. Rob Bradley said. During the Legislative session, a Senate meeting was unexpectedly put on hold for 15 minutes after a man in the…