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Harvest to Buy Verano for $850M in Largest Pot Deal

Harvest’s acquisition will create one of the largest multi-state operators in the U.S. cannabis industry with 200 facilities in 16 states.

CA Suit Set to Proceed Against County that Banned Marijuana Grows

A class action lawsuit against Calaveras County, Calif. is moving forward after a judge overruled objections from the county.

I Took a Cannabis DNA Test and Learned More Than I Bargained For

Companies are offering personalized strain recommendations by testing your DNA. But experts say such services amount to pseudoscience. 

The Native Americans Embracing the Pot Revolution

Casinos transformed the economic lives of Indians in the past 50 years. Now, the cannabis industry could do the same.

Can Cannabis Solve the Opioid Crisis?

Medical marijuana may not be able to solve the opioid crisis, but it could be part of the solution.

Marijuana and Driving: Get Paid to Get High

Researchers in Colorado are recruiting volunteers for an impaired driving study. They’re looking into how marijuana affects different types of cannabis consumers.

Are Weed Churches Just A Way Around Marijuana Law?

"You shouldn’t be able to tax the sacrament,” says Rev. James Young Phan of Hundred Harmonies Church near Los Angeles.

Aurora Cannabis Pops After Billionaire Joins as an Advisor

Aurora shares jumped nearly 14 percent after billionaire activist investor Nelson Peltz joined as a strategic advisor.

Medical Marijuana Helped Elderly with Chronic Pain

A study that tracked more than 200 elderly medical marijuana patients found that 7 out of 10 experienced pain relief from using the drug.

California Agencies Face Backlog That Could Hamper Cannabis Supply

Temporary cannabis licenses in California are set to expire before extensions can be issued, which could have "a domino effect on the supply chain."

Mona Zhang is a freelance journalist covering the cannabis beat.
She also edits the highly respected cannabis newsletter Word on the Tree.
Her work has appeared in Forbes, The Outline, Vice, High Times, and more.

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