BBC Capital - Meet Canada’s ‘weed sommelier’

Rade Kovacevic is a cannabis connoisseur. As the head of customer experience at Canopy Growth Corporation, a cannabis producer in Ontario, Canada, his job is to make sure his firm provides the highest quality marijuana. His company produces medicinal cannabis for patients across Canada, where recreational use is illegal but doctors can prescribe it to patients for medical purposes, such as pain management.

14 More States That Might Legalize Cannabis This Year - Culture

So much marijuana reform, so much time left on the calendar in 2017. Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C. all have strong policymakers working to actively legalize and regulate cannabis. When passed, these 14 states will follow in the footsteps of Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

Is Smoking Cannabis the Key to a Happier, Better Life?

The studies show that consumers of marijuana tend to make more money, spend more time in the great outdoors, devote more of their time to volunteering and have a generally higher amount of happiness in their lives when compared to people who do not use cannabis. This begs the question, is marijuana the key to happiness?

Alzheimer’s Disease: Cannabis Formulation Shows Promise

Currently, India Globalization Capital (IGC) is the only publicly traded pharmaceutical cannabis stock that addresses Alzheimer’s disease, which positions the company with a first-mover advantage in phytocannabinoid-based combination therapy.

Pot is the new alcohol

Pot is what alcohol used to be. It’s an industry ready to take off, but one that’s still finding its way , and one whose progress is not exactly encouraged by the federal government. It’s a little bit like Prohibition 2.0. 

Cannabis Becomes Haute Cuisine Thanks to Female Chefs

Cannabis legalization is providing open, normalized access to an ingredient ripe for experimentation. Alternative methods of consumption, like vaporized concentrates and edibles, represent one of the fastest growing product segments in the industry. 

High Times Sold to Industry Investor Group

High Times magazine, America’s pioneering cannabis publication, has been sold to a consortium of cannabis industry investors led by the Los Angeles-based investment fund Oreva Capital. The new owners include Damian Marley and Denver Relief's Ean Seeb.