Cannabis Industry News for the Week of April 15-21, 2018

April is a great month for cannabis. People are in better moods both in and out of the industry. Unless you sell beer, this week is a chillaxin time.

Enjoy the news for the week of 4/20/18.

The History of 420

by Steve Hager, Cannabis Now

April 20th is a legendary day for potheads, as is 4:20 in the AM or PM. However, are you familiar with why? There are a lot of stories around it, and Cannabis Now offers their version of the events. It’s a great part of marijuana lore that’s worth reading.

Everything You Need To Know About SoCal Cannabis Cup: Day 2

by Chloe Harper Gold, High Times

Cannabis Cup 2015 SF Media Wristband VIP Wristband Gold Wristband
Media/VIP wristband…

High Times has Cannabis Cups around the world, but the most special one is the 4/20 Cannabis Cup. It was previously in Denver, but Seattle and Denver zoning laws aren’t as good as what SoCal can provide. Now the biggest cannabis event of the year is held in beautiful Southern California. Check it out if you’ve never been.

Is The Senate Coming Closer to Ending Cannabis Prohibition?

by J Phillip, Marijuana Stocks

Hunter s Thompson Art Infusion Versability Cannabis Cup
Infusion Project is a great bunch of talented artists…

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a bill to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. This move signals a possible rescheduling and decriminalization of cannabis and its products. Cannabis lobbyist groups like NORML are anxiously pushing the agenda forward, although there’s still a long road to go.

Cannabis is having its ‘smartphone’ moment

by James Trew, Engadget

Firefly Vape

Portable vaporizers represent the new way to consume cannabis and the cannabis-specific vape industry is advancing leaps and bounds above the tobacco vape industry. High end electronics with smart apps and sensors are becoming the norm in the vape industry. But are these devices worth the price? I personally love them, but find out for yourself.

What You Need to Know About Using Cannabis for Workout Recovery

by Brett Williams, Men’s Health

Smok G Priv Vape Chemist

CBD and THC aren’t just good for veging on the couch. They’re great for wilderness hikes and other physical activities. There are also specialized formulas to help recover after a hangover or workout. Learn more about how to heal with cannabis instead of just trying to get high.

An FDA Panel Just Recommended an Epilepsy Drug Made from Cannabis

by Kristen V. Brown, Gizmodo

The FDA took positive steps toward national cannabis legalization by approving a cannabidiol medication in the treatment of epilepsy. The move is groundbreaking for those seeking full federal deregulation. Over half the U.S. states have legalized cannabis in one form or another, and it’s only a matter of time before the federal government follows suit.

The growth of cannabis culture could be bad news for beer: Analyst

by Kellie Ell, CNBC

Beerfest Beats Die Hard

According to analysts, the cannabis industry will be worth $75 billion by 2030. Cannabis stocks are rising while beermakers struggle to maintain market share. The Bud Light “Dilly Dilly” campaign only seems to have gathered a larger crowd to watch the crash as beer companies continue to fall short of the cannabis industry’s growth.


Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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