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Would you trade your wine for weed?Legal pot may reshape wine sales across the country as professionals, particularly women seeking to cut calories, set down their wine glasses and switch to cannabis, concludes a new analysis by one of Europe's biggest banks.Conventional wisdom has long held that brewers have the most to lose under cannabis legalization as young men...
New York’s Compassionate Care Act went into effect in January 2016. As the CEO of Cannabis Doctors of New York, a group based in Manhattan, I’ve been at the forefront of treatment using cannabis and have seen the life-changing results its thoughtful and judicious use can provide. Prescription marijuana medication has helped my patients safely cope with a variety...
Support for legalizing marijuana has reached a record high among U.S. voters, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.Sixty-three percent of U.S. voters support federal legalizing marijuana, compared to only 33 percent opposed, Quinnipiac pollsters concluded after surveying 1,193 people this week.“Voters are more favorable to legalizing marijuana than in any previous Quinnipiac University survey,”...
In a recent foliomag.com story, Kathy Ibsen cited this from Marijuana Business Magazine: “more than 60 percent of the U.S. population now lives in a state with some form of legalized marijuana.” When the article appeared, 29 states and the District of Columbia (D,C.) allowed legal medical cannabis in the U.S. Legal recreational use was allowed in eight states...
The B.C. government is proposing new rules that would make 19 the minimum age to purchase, sell or consume cannabis, allow adults to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in a public place and prohibit cannabis smoking and vaping everywhere tobacco smoking and vaping are prohibited.If passed, the new legislation would also ban the smoking or vaping of...
Together has announced that its medical cannabis subsidiary Globus Pharma has signed an agreement with Yamco-Yadpaz to implement the establishment of a greenhouse complex for growing medical cannabis in a foreign country, in an initial area covering 3.75 acres.This follows Together's announcement last week that Globus has signed a bonding and detailed cooperation agreement to set up and operate...
University of Utah Health announced that it has recently received a $740,000 grant to study personalized effects of cannabinoids through the use of advanced brain imaging.The medical use of cannabinoids across an increasing number of conditions is now permitted in 29 states and counting, yet critical questions remain unanswered.Experts say we still don’t know the affect THC and CBD...
Alternative Medical Enterprises, a Sarasota company that produces medical cannabis and operates medical marijuana dispensaries, raised $35.4 million in a private placement led by MainLine Investment Partners.It’s one of the largest investments in a Tampa Bay company so far this year.Marijuana-related ventures are drawing a lot of investor interest, as more states lift legal restrictions on the use of...
California has a total population of nearly 40 million and a medical cannabis market that includes roughly 1 million patients (compared to 269,500 in Canada as of December 2017), serviced by an estimated 1,000 legal medical cannabis dispensaries.In 2016, the California licensed medical market for cannabis was worth an estimated $2.81 billion.Now that adult-use cannabis sales are legal, the...
A free seminar, “Cannabis 101” will be presented May 2 to explain how the state’s medical marijuana program works, including what conditions are eligible and how to become registered to purchase marijuana.The session is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room, 38 Main St.It’s being hosted by Curaleaf New York, which is among...
State Rep. Eddie Lucio III is pushing to pass a bill to give those who suffer from specific diseases the option to use cannabis.In 2015, the state of Texas passed legislation that allowed the use of cannabis oil for children who suffer from epilepsy and seizures.Lucio says cannabis can offer treatment to those suffering with extreme pain."If anyone of...
The first medical marijuana dispensary in Harford County is set to open this week. RISE Joppa will begin serving patients on Friday, April 27.RISE Joppa will be overseen by Green Thumb Industries (GTI), which runs dispensaries in several states. The company already operates two RISE locations in Maryland, one in Bethesda and another in Silver Spring."We are thrilled to...
In the year and a half since Florida became the 26th state to legalize medical marijuana, a new breed of doctors and “ganjapreneurs” has emerged to meet patient demands. Despite the drug’s illegal status at the federal level—and what some see as a blurry line between recreational use and medicinal necessity—many patients say medical marijuana has not only improved...
It’s not receiving the fanfare bestowed on many of the issues surrounding marijuana, but a new bill introduced in Congress with bipartisan support is calling for more study on the potential for medical marijuana. Behind it is an issue that unites both political parties and has become a focus of many pro-marijuana stances: providing help to veterans.The new bill...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged before a key Senate panel on Wednesday that “there may well be some benefits from medical marijuana” and that it is “perfectly appropriate to study” cannabis.But Sessions was also quick to dismiss a mounting body of evidence that legal marijuana access is associated with reduced opioid issues.Acknowledging that he has seen some research...
In September, Ohio will join 28 other states with comprehensive medical marijuana programs. The program has taken two years to get up and running, and still faces some challenges, but a group of educators in the state is working to make sure a trained workforce isn’t one of them.Glen Miller sits in the second row of his Horticulture 101...
A law that passed last year clearing the way for distribution of marijuana lockboxes by cannabis retailers has not had the impact supporters had hoped.State Rep. Dan Griffey R-Allyn sponsored House Bill 1250 in 2017. It was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee and went into effect last July. The law made it legal for marijuana retailers to distribute cannabis...
Washington State University researchers are halting their development of a marijuana breath test for fear of backlash from the federal government.Researchers hoped the breathalyzer would help law enforcement officers detect THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in motorists.The Spokesman-Review reports that Professor Nicholas Lovrich said the project, which began in 2010, ended amid concerns that WSU could lose federal...
Experts have proposed using medical marijuana to help Americans struggling with opioid addiction. Now, two studies suggest that there is merit to that strategy.The studies, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, compared opioid prescription patterns in states that have enacted medical cannabis laws with those that have not. One of the studies looked at opioid prescriptions covered...
This is no ordinary farmers market.For one, you enter it not through a parking lot or city street, but through a concrete tunnel with a low ceiling, designed to simulate the underground chambers through which smugglers bring contraband marijuana from northern Mexico to southern California.And when you finally emerge, you won’t find heirloom tomatoes, but marijuana.Welcome to Acres Cannabis,...
UC San Diego announced Wednesday it has received a $4.7 million gift to conduct multi-disciplinary research into whether marijuana can be helpful in treating autism.The medical school’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research will study whether cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, holds clues for developing effective autism therapies.The funding from the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation is the...
Stoners may not be as forgetful and absent-minded as the stereotype suggests. A new study finds that heavy marijuana users are just as good as everybody else at remembering tasks they need to do in the future.This ability, called prospective memory, is the brain's internal calendar, which keeps track of your to-do list — the appointment you have later...
Washington state marijuana business owners are urging regulators to require cultivators to test adult-use crops for pesticides, a move that has triggered alarm bells among smaller growers.Some cultivators hope such a move - already adopted in other states - would inspire confidence among consumers and bolster recreational marijuana sales.But smaller growers - already squeezed by falling prices - worry...
Jaleel Terrell should be looking forward to a bright future with a list of job prospects. The 25-year-old from Elizabeth, N.J., is an honors student in Kean University's public administration program, a juvenile justice consultant for the Anne E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, and a full-time cashier at Whole Foods.But he fears his future could be threatened by a...
To the beat of electronic dance music, men and women inside a slate-gray building harvested marijuana plants festooned with radio-frequency identification tags. In another room, an employee entered the tag numbers into a government database.The cannabis tracking system used by Avitas, a marijuana company with a production facility in Salem, is the backbone of Oregon's regulatory system to ensure...
A Portland company is one of a few in the state of Oregon to create a CBD (cannabidiol) marijuana patch that sticks on your skin, similar to the way a nicotine patch works.Mandy Seybert owns Synergy Skin Worx. Her company grows medical and recreational marijuana flower in Clackamas County, and now is bringing what was once only for medical...
Citing the potential for 30 new jobs, Farrell Council voted Monday to draft a letter of support to businesses aiming to open a facility to grow and process medical marijuana.Council voted, 5-1, for Mayor Olive McKeithan to write the letter. McKeithan was the lone dissenting vote, and Councilwoman Kimberly Doss was absent.McKeithan expressed reservations about allowing a marijuana growing...
As public opinion increasingly favors the legalization of recreational marijuana, a growing number of states must determine how to tax legal sales of cannabis.To date, nine states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington) and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, but only eight of these jurisdictions have legal markets.Of the states with legal...
The battle to free the weed officially started Thursday when the State Board of Canvassers ruled that a group pushing a proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use got enough signatures to qualify for the Nov. 6 ballot.The 4-0 decision by the board was met with cheers by advocates for the proposal."The people of Michigan deserve this. They earned...
Drugs are fun, but combining drugs is even more fun. And the single best combination of drugs on the planet is that of caffeine and cannabis.There's something downright divine about this mix, and I am certainly not the first person to notice. There's even a group that built it right into their religion. The Love Israel Family—Washington State's largest...
Everyone knows pot use is on the rise. But it’s not Gen Z or Millennials rolling spliffs at music festivals who are driving the increase — it’s their parents.People over the age of 50 are 20 times more likely to smoke weed now than they were 30 years ago, according to a new study published in the journal “Addiction.”...
Residents in nearly a half-dozen states could vote this fall on legalizing recreational marijuana, as the push to loosen pot laws spreads despite a tough-on-drugs message from the current Justice Department.Michigan, Rhode Island and Connecticut are leading the conversation this election cycle on whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Pro-pot advocates are organizing in those states in...
Dorothy Moon felt like, this time, the bill she sponsored to legalize CBD oil for medical use in Idaho would pass.Rep. Moon, R-Stanley, spoke to plenty of constituents who supported Idaho legalizing cannabidiol (CBD) oil — the oil extracted from cannabis plants containing little to no THC. They told her it could help them with diabetes, with epilepsy, with...
CBD Oil is being hailed as the 'go to' supplement of 2018.Here in a piece for Healthista, we explain what it is, who uses it and how you can get your hands on some.Jennifer Aniston takes CBD for pain, stress and anxiety. Olivia Wilde sloughs it onto her skin.Meanwhile Victoria’s Secret stunner Alessandra Ambrosio uses it to relax and...
A buzzy new shop has quietly opened on Austin's east side. Rawsome, a family-owned mini-chain selling handcrafted cannabinoid — or CBD — oil just rolled out at 1210 Rosewood Ave.CBD oil is a naturally occurring compound found in cannabis plants. Unlike marijuana, which has high levels of THC (the chemical compound that gets users high), CBD oil usually carries...
A new law signed by Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday will allow Oklahoma farmers to grow industrial hemp.House Bill 2913, by Sen. Lonnie Paxton, Rep. Jon Echols and Rep. Mickey Dollens, creates the Oklahoma Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program.The law will allow universities or farmers contracted by universities to cultivate certified hemp crops for research and development for industrial...

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