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A California marijuana laboratory checked fake vapes and discovered high levels of unsafe chemicals consisting of pesticides, vitamin E, and hydrogen cyanide

A California marijuana laboratory checked fake vapes and discovered high levels...

Vaping-related illnesses continue to surge around the US. In a new report shared exclusively with Business Insider, California cannabis-testing lab CannaSafe found that out of 12 illicit vape cartridges tested, nine contained dangerously high levels of Vitamin E acetate. All of them contained pesticides. Out of 104 legal vapes tested, none contained vitamin E acetate…
Marijuana has actually gone from a criminalized drug to a multibillion-dollar worldwide boom in simply a couple of years. Here’s whatever you require to learn about the emerging legal marijuana market.

Marijuana has actually gone from a criminalized drug to a multibillion-dollar...

Legal cannabis is one of the world's newest and most dynamic industries. Since Colorado legalized the drug in 2012, the previously illegal plant has birthed multibillion-dollar public companies, minted billionaires, and brewed social change not seen since the end of Prohibition. As cannabis companies scale up, they're seeing interest from institutional investors, major consumer corporations,…
CULTIVATED: Here’s who’s generating millions on marijuana offers, marijuana legislation passes your home, and more.

CULTIVATED: Here’s who’s generating millions on marijuana offers, marijuana legislation passes...

Welcome to Cultivated, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. Happy Friday,  Lots of cannabis-related news this week. To start off, I'd like to highlight an exclusive list we…
CULTIVATED: DCM Ventures makes a bet on marijuana beverages, Wall Street’s leading marijuana expert on her leading 3 United States choices, and more

CULTIVATED: DCM Ventures makes a bet on marijuana beverages, Wall Street’s...

Introducing Cultivated, our new weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. Sign up here. Happy Friday the 13th everyone (spooky): As with last week, the cannabis sector was dominated by the unfortunate news of vaping-related illnesses. As a refresher, I put…
Some CBD extracts are completely legal, DEA validates

Some CBD extracts are completely legal, DEA validates

Enlarge / A marijuana leaf. The US Drug Enforcement Administration cleared the air around cannabis Monday, reaffirming its plans to expand cannabis research and confirming that some products containing the popular cannabis-derived component cannabidiol (CBD) are now legal. Three years ago, the agency said it wanted to expand cannabis research by letting more entities grow…
A revolutionary drug made from marijuana has actually brought expect kids with uncommon seizure conditions. We spoke with moms and dads, physicians, and the business’s CEO to discover if it lives up the buzz.

A revolutionary drug made from marijuana has actually brought expect kids...

Aubrie Krowel, who's now four, had her first seizure at eight months old. They worsened as she got older, sometimes lasting as long as an hour or two. These frequent and extended seizures are characteristic of the rare type of childhood epilepsy that Krowel lives with. Medications helped for a time, but they didn't fully…
A remedy for cancer, Alzheimer’s, anxiety? FDA smacks down wild CBD claims

A remedy for cancer, Alzheimer’s, anxiety? FDA smacks down wild CBD...

Enlarge / Curaleaf products One CBD company sure has been busy. The company Curaleaf claims that it has developed products that can treat a slew of the most formidable conditions found in humans, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, opioid withdrawal, chronic pain, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It also has…
Earliest proof of marijuana smoking cigarettes discovered in ancient Chinese cemetery

Earliest proof of marijuana smoking cigarettes discovered in ancient Chinese cemetery

Enlarge / This is how the braziers were placed in the tomb alongside the deceased. Xinhua Wu The broken wooden braziers, unearthed from 2,500-year-old tombs in Western China, contained burned, blackened stones, and the interior of the wooden vessels also looked charred. To find out what had been burned in them, University of Chinese Academy…
How to Speak to Your Teenager About Weed

How to Speak to Your Teenager About Weed

Photo: Getty Images Weed WeekWhether you're a seasoned smoker or a first-timer at the dispensary, we've got everything you need to hack your high.   Each new generation seems to be more accepting of cannabis use, unsurprising trends show. For those in Gen Z, the population cohort born between 1993 and 2007, marijuana is perceived as…
Regulators simply provided some legal wish to food and beverage makers utilizing marijuana extract CBD

Regulators simply provided some legal wish to food and beverage makers...

The $1 billion market that includes creams and cupcakes made with the highly touted cannabis compound CBD has recently been clouded by a legal haze. But in a statement on Tuesday, federal regulators hinted that foods and drinks made with CBD could have some kind of legal future. Although it doesn't get you high, CBD…
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