Entries by Brian Wong

California opens new marijuana agency 5 years after legalization, aiming to simplify rules

Five years after California legalized recreational marijuana, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law aimed at simplifying how the state regulates the growing industry. The new law creates a single Department of Cannabis Control, consolidating enforcement, licensing and environmental oversight that had fallen under three different departments. Industry representatives praised the change, which Newsom first proposed […]

Mexico moves closer to becoming the world’s largest legal cannabis market

“We’re taking away this beautiful plant from criminals and putting in the hands of retailers and farmers,” said former Mexican President Vicente Fox. Mexico is inching closer to becoming the world’s largest legal cannabis market as lawmakers prepare to debate a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. The Chamber of Deputies, Congress’ lower house similar to […]

Tilray CEO says he expects U.S. federal cannabis legalization within two years

Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Canadian cannabis company Tilray, is optimistic that the United States will take steps toward federal legalization of marijuana in the near future, a move that will shake the industry forever. “I expect that pressure from the North and the South will ultimately lead the U.S. to implement a federal program here […]

Why are gummies the most popular weed edible?

The world of edible cannabis has seen a lot of innovation over the years. What started as being all about weed brownies, homemade cookies, and rice krispies treats has moved toward a focus on mints, tarts, and candies. There are even novelty edibles like beef jerky and potato chips. But one type of edible has risen […]