WSLCB Lifts Temporary Suspension Of Analytical 360

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WASHINGTON: The April 23, 2018 temporary suspension imposed on Washington State Analytical 360 testing lab has now been lifted, the WSLCB announced today. Licensees were instructed to direct any questions to the Marijuana Examiners unit.

Cannabis Sales On The Rise In North America

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

NEW YORK: The global legal cannabis market was valued at $14.3 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% between 2017 to 2024, while reaching a value of $63.5 billion by 2024, according to a report by Ameri Research. The market is going through a period of robust growth because of increasing legalization and decriminalization Read the full article…

Aphria Selects Great North Distributors For Canadian Distribution Of Adult-Use Cannabis

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CANADA: Aphria and Great North Distributors, a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, have signed an agreement for Great North Distributors to serve as exclusive manufacturer’s representative for Aphria’s adult-use cannabis products throughout Canada, following the legalization of recreational cannabis for adult-use anticipated later this year. Under the terms of the agreement, Great North Distributors Read the full article…

Study: Oral THC Safe And Effective At Treating Symptoms Of Anorexia

"The impact of delta-9-THC on the psychological symptoms of anorexia nervosa: A pilot study," appears in The Israeli Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences.

ISRAEL:  The daily administration of low doses of oral THC is associated with treating various symptoms associated with anorexia nervosa, according to clinical trial data published in The Israeli Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences. Investigators with Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Eating Disorders Institution at the University of Haifa assessed the daily use of up to Read the full article…

Mass Cannabis Control Commission Notice Of Public Meeting May 22


MASSACHUSETTS: In accordance with Sections 18-25 of Chapter 30A of the Massachusetts General Laws, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Cannabis Control Commission. The meeting will take place at 10:30AM on May 22, 2018 in the Health Policy Commission Conference Room, 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor Boston, MA. PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA 1) Call Read the full article…

Study: CBD Therapy Improves Autistic Symptoms

CBD is a major part of the growing legal cannabis market

ISRAEL: The adjunctive use of high CBD oral extracts is associated with improvements in symptom management in children with autism-related behavioral issues, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Neurology. Israeli researchers assessed the use of oral extracts containing a 20 to 1 ratio of CBD to THC in 60 adolescents with autism spectrum Read the full article…

Patients Dramatically Reduce Their Opioid Use Following Cannabis Access

MMJ reduces opioid use

CANADA: Pain patients enrolled in Canada’s legal medical cannabis access program significantly reduce their use of opioids over the long-term, according to longitudinal data provided by Tilray Canada Ltd - one of the nation’s largest, licensed provider of medicinal marijuana products. Investigators assessed opioid use patterns in a cohort of 573 patients using Tilray-provided products. Among those patients who acknowledged Read the full article…

Washington State Legal Cannabis By The Numbers: February 1, 2018 – May 17, 2018

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WASHINGTON: The below statistics cover activity in Leaf Data Systems for the time period between February 1, 2018 and May 17, 2018.    

CanPay Expands Services To Include Cannabis Ecommerce

debit payment solution now available in 120 retail locations across 14 states

Debit Payment Solution Now Available in 120 Retail Locations Across 14 States COLORADO: CanPay, a leading debit payment solution for the cannabis industry, has begun offering ecommerce payment solutions.  In addition to expanding payments online, CanPay has doubled the number of states it operates to 14, including: New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan and New Mexico. Read the full article…

BDS Analytics Raises $3.5 Million In Series B

BDS Analytics, Raises $3.5 Million in Series B

COLORADO:  BDS Analytics, a leading provider of cannabis market intelligence and consumer research, has raised $3.5 million in Series B funding in a round led by CanopyVentures and Altitude Investment Management, with participation from other leading investors, including Panther Opportunity Fund, and follow-on investments from several existing investors. “We are very pleased to receive investments from such an illustrious Read the full article…