How Much Cannabis Astroturfing Is Afoot In The UK?

How Much Cannabis Astroturfing Is Afoot In The UK?

Astroturfing is the practice, in political messaging and campaigns, of creating what seems to be a legitimate, grassroots inspired campaign that is actually bought and paid for by an industry lobby or other corporate interests. It is also clear that this practice is...
Who’s Afraid of Biotech Institute LLC?

Who’s Afraid of Biotech Institute LLC?

While cannabis patenting activity is still in its infancy, relatively speaking, a lot has been written already about the cannabis patenting activity of an entity called Biotech Institute LLC (BI) of Westlake Village, California.1 BI is building a sizable portfolio of...
Michigan Shuts Down Cannabis Testing Lab

Michigan Shuts Down Cannabis Testing Lab

In a state where cannabis testing labs are already hard to come by, one lab just got their license suspended, bringing the total number of testing labs in Michigan from six down to five. According to the Detroit Free Press, last week, Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory...
Curaleaf Fined Big Time in Massachusetts

Curaleaf Fined Big Time in Massachusetts

According to Masslive.com, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission fined Curaleaf $250,000 “for failing to disclose a change of ownership and ask permission from state regulators before completing the transaction.” The news comes just weeks after the US Food...
CannTrust Meltdown Indicative Of Summer Of Scandal To Come

CannTrust Meltdown Indicative Of Summer Of Scandal To Come

While you may not have heard of CannTrust Holdings so far, that is now about to change. A summer spectacle of double dealing and corporate greed has put this Canadian cannabis company on the global map. Unfortunately, the current meltdown underway is indicative of...