Today, women are in leadership positions at every level of the cannabis industry, from CEOs of blossoming companies to cultivators taking cannabis from plant to product. Women grow cannabis, make medicines, own their own farms and operate their own dispensaries. Some women are also producing and directing documentaries in order to fight the stigma of…

It’s been a week since Jeff Sessions shook the marijuana world to its core, or tried to. On Jan. 4, the attorney general followed up a year’s worth of open threats and obvious fighting words aimed at cannabis legalization — a plant which Sessions really, really does not like — with his boldest move yet:…

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…

Colorado congressional legislators fired off a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking that he reconsider last week’s rescission of the Cole Memo and related marijuana guidance. Democratic representatives Jared Polis, Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter, and Republican Rep. Mike Coffman signed the letter to Sessions. In it, they “strongly urge” the Department…

When a group of students at Iowa State University (ISU) decided to dedicate their time — when not in class, of course — to fighting for marijuana legislation reform, they probably didn’t expect to generate national news with their T-shirts. But when Iowa State violated the U.S. Constitution by banning the shirts, which featured the university’s…

To unpack the potential damage from last week’s Cole memo decision—and to plot the best course forward—it helps to understand the memo not simply in political terms, but in economic terms as well. The memo’s political side is well known. Issued in August 2013, shortly after Washington and Colorado had approved adult-use cannabis sales, the memo…

Colorado’s Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper agrees with the state’s Republican Senator, Cory Gardner, on at least one thing: Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously said he would have a hands-off approach regarding marijuana. “I have met with General Sessions, and he explicit,” the governor said Thursday at a press conference, explaining that Sessions has emphasized his…

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s governor said Thursday the state will fight U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to roll back a lenient policy on federal enforcement of the drug to protect its economic interests. Gov. Kate Brown said marijuana is an important component of the state’s economy, creating more than 19,000 jobs. Oregon was…