Sugarmade, Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) and Plantation Corp., today announce important breakthroughs in long-term cannabis storage. Laboratory research has produced an optimum proprietary packaging atmosphere that will allow long-term storage of cannabis in the new BudLife containers. The management teams of both companies consider this research breakthrough to be highly significant to the emerging cannabis industry. […]
Front Range Biosciences ("FRB" or the "Company") a leading agricultural biotech company that specializes in tissue culture propagation of high value crops, is pleased to announce it has raised $3 million in bridge round funding. This funding will go towards scaling FRB's processes, as well as expansion into California and other legal cannabis states in the United States. Investor participation […]
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday criticized the legalization of marijuana in multiple states and warned that the federal law banning use and sale of the drug “remains in effect,” remarks that could stoke fears of a federal crackdown. “I’ve never felt that we should legalize marijuana,” Sessions said in response to a question […]
Although the cannabis industry is the fastest growing industry in the world, investors need to be selective and conduct thorough due diligence before investing. When it comes to the cannabis industry, it all starts with the management team and it is important than ever to know who you are investing in. One of the most […]
Offering classes in yoga, painting and belly-dancing, the Ganja Goddess Getaway is a weekend haven for all female-identifying cannabis enthusiasts. We talk to Deidra, the company founder, to find out more. Stoners have been victim to a lot of lazy stereotyping. In mainstream pop culture, their portrayals tend to sway between furry, bedraggled men and […]
As California's newly legalized cannabis market gears up for its January launch, pot farmers are looking for ways to meet new safety standards for their harvests. And in the rush to employ safe farming practices that result in high-quality yields, one California grower has adapted the farming philosophy of Masanobu Fukuoka, an iconoclastic Japanese farmer […]
Machine Learning-based Smart Inhaler for Medical Cannabis Moves a Step Closer to Launching. Resolve Digital Health Inc., a Canadian developer of Medical Cannabis delivery systems and devices, has taken a giant step towards launching the first of its industry-disrupting Breeze Smart Inhalers™. On August 25th and 26th, 2017, Resolve conducted in-depth interviews and product testing with medical cannabis […]
California has a marijuana conundrum. As regulators in California prepare for the start of recreational marijuana sales in January, people in the industry say they are concerned that the rollout may not be as smooth as was promised by the promoters of Prop 64, the ballot measure last November that legalized pot. In addition to […]
A new law being proposed in California will help clarify some of the state’s marijuana laws – and even allow marijuana businesses to set up shop at county fairs. Senate Bill 94 would allow marijuana vendors to apply for temporary licenses to sell their products on fair grounds. That means that next time you’re at a […]
California lawmakers have been hammering out leisure marijuana laws forward of the Jan. 1 deadline, however one main roadblock continues to be a trigger for concern amongst business stakeholders. The federal prohibition of hashish persists even whereas many states have lengthy since abolished it, which raises quite a lot of points for state legislators, enterprise […]
Legal pot is popping up all around the country. Now, a Valley marijuana company is looking to cash in by buying an entire California town to build a pot paradise. An hour outside Las Vegas there’s a dusty spot in the Mohave Desert called Nipton. More than 100 years ago, the railroad brought gold and cattle […]
A group of about 30 law enforcement, medical, and treatment professionals met behind closed doors Wednesday at Cottage Hospital to brace for the full legalization of cannabis. Three months before recreational marijuana becomes widely available, Santa Barbara medical professionals are grappling with the potential health impacts of what many people believe will be increased use. Dr. Charity […]
Entrepreneurs looking to cash in on California’s new marijuana gold rush flocked to Los Angeles this week for the city’s Fourth Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, taking in advice and pitches from venture capitalists to a marijuana “sommelier”. Workshops were conducted, business cards were swapped with more than 200 bustling booths – exhibiting […]
Weedmaps, one of the country’s larger and more established marijuana firms, is going all-in on Massachusetts and its new recreational pot market. The California company, which sells software to licensed cannabis operators and publishes a popular online directory of dispensaries for consumers, is finalizing a lease for a downtown Boston office to accommodate its sales […]
Six applicants have filed for four coveted medical cannabis dispensary permits, according to City Manager Gabriel Elliott. At 2 p.m. Friday, Elliott, Mayor Rich Kerr, Mayor Pro Tem Jermaine Wright and two residents appointed at-large to a subcommittee were scheduled to meet inside Kerr’s office at City Hall to deliberate on which four applicants will […]
Proposed rules that would allow the city of Los Angeles to issue operating permits to more types of marijuana businesses were released by city officials Thursday, kick-starting a conversation around how the city should regulate the growing pot industry. City officials say the draft regulation is a starting point for replacing Proposition D, a measure […]
Los Angeles city leaders are looking into the possibility of setting up a public bank that would do business with marijuana dispensaries, as well as cater to affordable housing developers. Council President Herb Wesson proposed the idea in a speech at City Hall, laying out his agenda for the next two years. He said a […]
With the cannabis industry set to be legalized in California at the start of next year, the pressure is on for Los Angeles, as some anticipate that the city will be among the hottest marijuana markets in the country, if not the world. “It’s the California gold rush again – it’s the ‘Green Rush,'” said […]
The cannabis industry has lit up in the last year, including weed delivery startup Eaze, which just raised $27 million in Series B financing and claims a 300 percent year-over-year increase in gross sales. But the weed delivery startup has come under scrutiny recently for burning through at least $1 million in cash per month. […]
Future Farm Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that its subsidiary FFM Consulting Services, LLC has completed the first cannabis oil sale out of the previously announced California oil extraction facility and is currently in discussions with large distributors whom are requesting pricing on 2,500 kilos of cannabis oil per year. The extraction facility team is […]
Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and the advent of synthetic cannabinoids creates additional challenges to the society because of their higher potency and ability to escape drug detection screenings. Scientists have a warning about a new danger coming from cannabinoid abuse.
More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of medical residents and deans at the nation's medical schools, researchers have found that the majority of schools are not teaching their students about medical marijuana, and the majority of students […]
Researchers have identified a specific mechanism in the prefrontal cortex for some of the negative mental health risks associated with adolescent marijuana use. By demonstrating that adolescent THC exposure modulates the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the prefrontal cortex region of the brain, they were also able to identify a mechanism to reverse […]
The future of international drug control treaties is in doubt because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalize cannabis use in Canada, the United States and Uruguay. A professor, whose 2014 review of 20 years of cannabis research made world headlines, thinks so. If decriminalization is the way of the future, he advocates a cautious approach […]
A study by neuroscientists finds that a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect against the long-term negative psychiatric effects of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
A new study reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users. This is the first study to examine the effects of acute stress on salivary cortisol levels in chronic cannabis users compared to non-users.
Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 […]
Young people with chronic or severe forms of depression were at elevated risk for developing a problem with cannabis in later adolescence, found a study looking at the cumulative effects of depression in youth.
An important step has been taken toward a reliable marijuana breathalyzer by measuring the vapor pressure of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) -- a measurement that, due to the compound's chemical structure, is very difficult and has not been accomplished before.
A new study has found that adolescents living in medical marijuana states with a plethora of dispensaries are more likely to have tried new methods of cannabis use, such as edibles and vaping, at a younger age than those living in states with fewer dispensaries.
Adult marijuana use rose significantly in states that passed loosely regulated medical marijuana laws (MMLs) according to a new study. The highest increases were reported among adults ages 26 and over. Little change was found in past-month marijuana use among adolescents or young adults between the ages 18 and 25.
College students attending an Oregon university are using more marijuana now that the drug is legal for recreational use, but the increase is largely among students who also report recent heavy use of alcohol, a new study has found.
Use of marijuana in combination with alcohol by drivers is especially dangerous, according to a study. Drivers who used alcohol, marijuana, or both were significantly more likely to be responsible for causing fatal two-vehicle crashes compared to drivers who were involved in the same crashes but used neither of the substances.
Legal Marijuana Industry Responsible for 150,000 Full Time Jobs | NORML SEATTLE, WA — The legal cannabis industry is responsible for the creation of an estimated 150,000 full-time jobs, according to state-by-state data compiled by the online content provider Leafly.com. Their analysis identified 149,304 full-time jobs supported by the legal marijuana industry. Not all of the jobs included […]
Medical Students Aren’t Being Taught About Medical Marijuana | NORML ST LOUIS, MO — Medical students are rarely provided with educational information specific to the medicinal use of cannabis and are ill equipped to discuss the issue with their patients, according to survey data published in the journal Drugs and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators from the Washington University School of Medicine in […]
Study: Perceived Marijuana Access Declining Among Youth | Paul Armentano The percentage of young people who believe that they can readily access marijuana has fallen significantly since 2002, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. A team of investigators from Boston University, the University of […]
Study: No Link Between Marijuana Use and HIV-Related Mortality | NORML PROVIDENCE, RI — Cannabis use is not associated with increased mortality risk in HIV-infected men, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal AIDS and Behavior. A team of investigators from the Veterans Administration, Brown University, Yale University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the […]
American Legion’s National Commander Calls Out VA Secretary Shulkin | Justin Strekal For more than a year, The American Legion has been calling on the federal government – and specifically the Veterans Affairs Department – to support research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis in treating veterans with PTSD. Many veterans, especially Iraq and Afghanistan […]
Former GOP Senator Who Opposed Marijuana Joins Pro-Pot Lobby Group | Phillip Smith Former Republican US senator from New York Alphonse D’Amato will become a lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project, the New York Daily News reported last week. The marijuana law reform group, which has played a leading role in medical marijuana and legalization […]
DC Councilmember Looks to Medical Marijuana to Help Fight Opioid Crisis | Americans for Safe Access WASHINGTON, DC — District of Columbia Councilmember David Grosso introduced improvements to the nation’s capitol’s medical marijuana program Tuesday, recognizing the power of cannabis to fight the opioid crisis. The Medical Marijuana Improvement Amendment Act of 2017 reduces major […]
Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform | Justin Strekal Earlier this month, citing racism, bigotry, and mass-incarceration, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party adopted a resolution to “support Democratic candidates and policies which promote the full repeal of cannabis prohibition by its removal from the Controlled Substances Act, and to support the creation of […]
Colorado County’s Marijuana Tax Program Will Provide $420,000 in College Scholarships This Fall | Phillip Smith More than 200 graduating high school students in Colorado’s Pueblo County will head off to college in a few weeks thanks to legal marijuana. The 210 students will receive scholarships worth $2,000 each for a total of $420,000 — […]
Medical Marijuana Patients Reduce Prescription Drug Use, Study Finds | Paul Armentano Chronic pain patients enrolled in a statewide medical marijuana program are more likely to reduce their use of prescription drugs than are those patients who don’t use cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term […]
New Hampshire’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect | Marijuana Policy Project CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire’s bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana officially took effect on Saturday, making New Hampshire the 22nd state in the nation — and the last of the New England states — to eliminate the possibility of jail time […]
While Trump Moves Backward on Drug Sentencing, California Heads for More Reforms | Phillip Smith The Trump Justice Department under prohibitionist Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reviving some of the drug war’s worst sentencing practices — mandatory minimum sentences, charging low-level defendants with the harshest statutes — but that doesn’t mean the states have to […]
Study: Trauma Patients Report Marijuana Helps Reduce Opioid Use | NORML BOSTON, MA — Patients who have used medical cannabis following musculoskeletal injury report that it relieves pain symptoms and reduces their level of opioid intake, according to survey data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Harvard Medical School investigators surveyed 500 patients at […]
Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump reached an agreement late last week with Congressional leadership to enact a three-month continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through December 8, 2017. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date. The amendment, which has been in place […]
Marijuana Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity in HIV Patients | NORML PETERSBURG, VA — Patients with HIV who test positive for past cannabis exposure possess significantly higher CD4+ and CD8+ counts than do those patients who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. CD4+ and CD8+ cells are a subtype of […]