NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Reelection

NORML PAC Endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for Reelection

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Political Action Committee (NORML PAC) has endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders in his campaign for reelection in Vermont. “Bernie has become one of the most outspoken and visible advocates for ending marijuana prohibition,” stated NORML PAC Executive Director Erik Altieri, “He has called for sensible Read the full article…

Oklahoma State Department of Health Names Twelve Member Medical Marijuana Food Safety Standards Board

OSDH Names Twelve Member Medical Marijuana Food Safety Standards Board -

OKLAHOMA: As required by SQ788, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has appointed all 12 Oklahoma residents to the Medical Marijuana Food Safety Standards Board. Those members will provide recommendations for food safety standards for processing and handling medical marijuana. The members include a number of representatives from state, county and tribal government, the scientific community, marijuana industry Read the full article…

Tikun Olam Teams With iaso To Serve Puerto Rico

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PUERTO RICO: Tikun Olam will soon have a presence in Puerto Rico, according to a company press release. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with iaso Corporation,  a leading San Juan-based science and technology company, Tikun products and strains, including the widely researched high-CBD Avidekel, will be distributed s throughout the Commonwealth in 2019.  The arrangement with iaso is the tenth struck in the United Read the full article…

Alternative Health Inks Multi-State Lab Deal

Alternative Health to provide laboratory services for a large multi-state laboratory provider.

TEXAS: Alternate Health Corp., an international leader in software solutions for the medical cannabis industry, announced today that the Company signed a binding contract on August 6, 2018, to provide laboratory services for a large multi-state laboratory provider.  Alternate Health expects to begin testing samples in August and is targeting a ramp up to a monthly sample Read the full article…

NY Governor Cuomo Forms Workgroup To Draft Legislation for Regulated Adult-Use Marijuana Program

NY Gov forms committee to study adult-use cannabis

NEW YORK: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today appointed a workgroup to draft legislation for a regulated adult-use marijuana program for the legislature to consider in the upcoming session based on the findings of a multi-agency study he commissioned in January. The study, led by the Department of Health, concluded that the positive impacts of a regulated marijuana market in New York State outweigh the potential negative Read the full article…

Eaze Insights: The High Cost of Illegal Cannabis

Skunk has higher levels of the psychoactive compound Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than “regular” pot, and has become much more prevalent in recent years, as people seek out more potent versions of the drug.

CALIFORNIA: New research identifies why illicit sales are thriving in the world’s largest cannabis market, and what that means for legal retailers Who: Peter Gigante, head of policy research at Eaze What: California is seven months into rolling out the world’s largest adult use cannabis market. Eaze’s head of policy research, Peter Gigante, will present new research that shows Read the full article…

Roger Tilton’s Clarion Call To New Hampshire: “Let’s Be Tenth!”

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By Roger Tilton NEW HAMPSHIRE: Four years ago, I ran for state senate in the “First in the Nation Primary” state of New Hampshire on the theme: “Let’s be ‘Third in the Nation’ to legalize adult-use cannabis.” I lost. And so did New Hampshire. Since that election, every jurisdiction neighboring New Hampshire (save the Atlantic Read the full article…

Mentor Capital Upgraded To OTCQX Best Market

Marijuana and Cannabis M&A Company Trades on Top OTC Market Tier

CALIFORNIA: Mentor Capital, an M&A and funding provider for the cannabis and medical marijuana sector, will start to trade on the OTCQX Best Market effective today. Mentor joins more than twenty companies during 2018 that have upgraded to OTCQX from the OTCQB® Venture Market, according to OTC Markets Group, Inc. U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure Read the full article…

Patients Frequently Turning To Cannabis To Treat Symptoms Of Sickle Cell Disease

finding that is consistent with reports from other cohorts of chronic pain patients.

CONNECTICUT: Medical cannabis use is relatively common among patients with sickle cell disease, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Investigators at Yale University conducted an anonymous questionnaire among 58 patients with the disease. Forty-two percent of respondents reported having used cannabis within the past two years, and 31 percent reported having used it Read the full article…

Washington: Felony Marijuana Convictions Fall Nearly 90 Percent

Washington: Felony Marijuana Convictions Fall Nearly 90 Percent

WASHINGTON:  The number of cannabis-related felony sentences in Washington fell an estimated 90 percent in the 18-months immediately following the opening of adult use marijuana retail stores, according to an analysis by the Washington Caseload Forecast Council. Investigators identified only 147 marijuana-related crimes resulting in felony sentences in this period of time, compared to 1,312 felony offenses Read the full article…