Top 3 Drivers Of North American Cannabis Packaging Market

Cannabis packaging market in North America is set to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% from 2017-2021.

UNITED KINGDOM: Technavio market research analysts forecast the cannabis packaging market in North America to grow at a CAGR of more than 10% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The market study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the cannabis packaging market in North America for 2017-2021. The report also lists rigid packaging and flexible Read the full article…

Leafly Hires New CEO Chris Jeffery

“With unprecedented momentum for legalization worldwide, we are uniquely positioned to help consumers navigate this new legal landscape with reliable information and a personalized experience that saves time and money when making purchasing decisions.”

WASHINGTON: Leafly, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cannabis technology company, has announced that accomplished startup executive Chris Jeffery has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Jeffery is responsible for Leafly’s vision and strategy as the company expands its operations and product offering around the globe. “Building on Leafly’s established position Read the full article…

Maine Governor Vetoes Retail Legalization Implementation

The Governor’s veto reverses a campaign pledge where he indicated that he would support the enactment of adult use regulation if it was approved by a voter referendum.

MAINE: Republican Gov. Paul LePage last week vetoed legislation that sought to regulate the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation late last month during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority. (Members of the Senate voted 22-9 in favor of the bill. Members of the Read the full article…

Lawmakers Demand The VA Study Medical Marijuana

Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, along with nine other Democrat members of the Committee, authored an October 26, 2017 letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Members of the US House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs are demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs facilitate protocols to assess the efficacy of medical cannabis in veterans suffering from chronic pain conditions and post-traumatic stress. Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz, along with nine other Democrat members of the Committee, authored an October 26, 2017 letter to VA Secretary Read the full article…

Digipath’s Chief Science Officer Calls For Cannabis Testing Science Standardization

Digipath Chief Scientist calls for standardization

NEVADA: Digipath, an independent cannabis testing laboratory and media firm, announced that its Chief Science Officer, Dr. Cindy Orser, has been invited to present on the science of cannabis at two upcoming events occurring in Nevada and California. The first event will be at the Annual meeting of the California Association of Toxicologists entitled A House Full of Tox, being hosted Read the full article…

Freedom Leaf Names New Chairman Or The Board

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NEVADA: The son of U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy PelosI, Paul Pelosi Jr., has joined Freedom Leaf as Chairman, according to a company press release.   Mr. Pelosi will will be charged with overseeing corporate governance, sustainable revenue generation, and investor relations. Mr. Pelosi is currently Executive Director of the Corporate Governance Initiative (CGI), an organization that is committed to assisting Read the full article…

Cannabis Product Sales Projected To Increase For Both Medical And Recreational Use

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NEW YORK: A market report by Ameri Research emphasizes that the global legal cannabis market was valued at $14.3 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 21.1% from 2017 to 2024. During the forecast period, the demand for cannabis will continue to rise for both recreational and medical use products, and estimated global Read the full article…

Study: Parkinson’s Patients Report Long-Term Benefits From Cannabis

"[T]he results of our study demonstrate that most of the users had found MC (medical cannabis) to improve their condition, and that MC treatment was safe, without major side effects."

ISRAEL: Patients with Parkinson’s disease report long-term therapeutic benefits from the daily use of medical cannabis, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Neuropharmacology. Investigators at Tel Aviv University in Israel conducted a retrospective assessment of the daily use of cannabis in 47 patients with Parkinson’s disease over a period of several months. Most Read the full article…

Maine: Governor Threatens To Veto Legislation Regulating Voter-Approved Cannabis Sales

Governor LePage has until November 3 to either sign the legislation, veto it, or let it become law absent his signature.

UPDATE:  Maine Governor Vetoes Retail Legalization Implementation MAINE: Republican Gov. Paul LePage has threatened to veto legislation regulating the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation this week during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority. A majority of Maine voters decided last November in favor of a Read the full article…

New Gallup Poll Finds Record Support For Making Marijuana Legal In U.S. – 64%

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record level of 64%, up from 60% last year and 50% in 2011. This year’s national survey shows the greatest approval for ending marijuana prohibition in the history of the study, and the first time that a majority Read the full article…