USA

cannabis beverages q1 sales; cannabiz africa

Beverages Show Strongest Growth as US Q1 Cannabis Sales Up

By Andrew Long of MJBiz Daily and Cannabiz Africa Based on this story published in MJBiz on 6 April 2021   Cannabis-infused beverage sales in the United States are up a whopping 68% in the first three months of 2021 compared to last year. And they’re picking up momentum with 14% growth on the last […]

US federally legalize weed, US cannabis reform, us congress marijuana vote

New York Legalizes: Dollars Galore and High Times Ahead

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Wednesday 31 March 2021 to legalize adult use of marijuana, making it the 15th U.S. state to allow recreational use of the drug, while Virginia moved to legalize possession of small amounts by July 2021. Cuomo said the bill, which was approved by the state Assembly […]

biden cannabis stance

Biden’s Cannabis Stance Woefully Behind the Curve

By CNN’s Harry Enten   CNN’s Harry Enten, argues that although President Joe Biden is seen broadly as a cannabis reformist, his stance on cannabis is 10 years out of date. The President, he says, may be missing a trick by not realizing how powerful pro-cannabis  consciousness is in the United States. Earlier this month, […]

Shared Vision: ‘Big Tobacco’ and ‘Big Cannabis’ Start Seeing Eye to Eye

British American Tobacco’s acquisition of a strategic stake of Canadian cannabis company Organigram will result in a shared ‘Centre of Excellence’. The US$175,8 million deal on 10 March 2021 is a clear sign that the corporate world believes the United States will decriminalize cannabis at a federal level sooner rather than later. At the core of […]

john kagai, new frontier data

Lowest-Cost Strategy Will Hurt Africa says Leading Analyst

Africa urgently needs to co-ordinate a continental framework to regulate cannabis or it is going to miss out on massive economic opportunities. This is the view of New Frontier Data’s John Kagai, speaking from Nairobi at the Cheeba Cannabis Craft Summit on 25 February 2021.  “Africa is in danger of missing out on a seat […]

African Cannabis Exporters

Shift in US Politics May Open Door for African Cannabis Exporters

The lucrative United States cannabis market could be open to African exporters sooner rather than later if political developments there are anything to go by.  The Democratic Party’s unexpected control of the Senate will speed up the cannabis deregulation already proposed by Congress.   The lack of cannabis regulation at a federal level in the US […]

Weedmaps; Cannabis Delivery California

California Mother Sues US Cannabis Firms After Fatal Delivery Shooting

Online cannabis advertising platform Weedmaps and a Southern California vape shop are being taken to court by a California mother in a wrongful death lawsuit. This follows the fatal shooting of a 19 year old  by a cannabis delivery driver who thought he was being robbed. According to Law360.com, the lawsuit alleges that both companies are complicit […]

Playboy cbd product

Playboy’s CBD range focuses on ‘biology behind orgasm’

Iconic mens’ magazine Playboy has launched a CBD range focusing on sexual pleasure and intimacy. The famed Playboy Enterprises Inc, says it seeks to narrow the pleasure gap between men and women with its new range, simply dubbed CBD by Playboy. The Los Angeles enterprise, founded by the late Hugh Hefner, has expanded its existing line […]

War on Drugs, stop sign

War on Drugs: Let’s Admit We Were Wrong, It Didn’t Work!

Two former African presidents – South Africa’s Kgalema Mothlante and Nigeria’s Olusegun Obasanjo have openly decried the western-led ‘War on Drugs’ as ultimately causing more harm than good for Africa. The two are members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. They published an open letter in the online 2020 Africa Report in August last […]