Oregon Marijuana Company Launches Cannabis For Opioids Swap

“Numerous studies, including those reported by Newsweek, NBC News, US News and World Report, CNN and others, have shown that states with legal marijuana programs have declining rates of opioid addiction, with some states reporting a decrease in deaths as high as 25%. We want to help people in the communities we serve, as well as demonstrate that cannabis companies can be part of the President’s solution to the crisis.”

OREGON: Kaya Holdings has announced it will be holding talks with Oregon state and local law enforcement authorities and compliance officials to launch “Kaya Cares,” a Cannabis-for-Opioids swap program whereby people dependent on opioids and wishing to explore cannabis as a safe alternative can exchange their prescription opioids for cannabis products at no cost. “We decided Read the full article…

OLCC Will Pause Acceptance of Marijuana License Applications

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Focus Will Be on Existing Licensees and Current Applicants OREGON:  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced today it will temporarily shift licensing staff to exclusively process recreational marijuana license renewals and applications for recreational marijuana licenses received by June 15, 2018.  Any applications for recreational marijuana submitted after June 15 will be set aside for processing until the Read the full article…

Stu Zakim Joins MJBA Publishing Advisory Board

Stu Zakim Joins MJBA Publishing Advisory Board

Former Rolling Stone, Playboy and American Media Publicist providing his experience, network and support to the leading media company and cannabis industry association NEVADA: MJBA Publishing, the parent company behind the influential Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and the publishers of MJ News Network, Marijuana Channel One and MJ Headline News, has announced that Stu Zakim, Read the full article…

Hypnosis Practitioner Jen Wilding Releases Mental Marijuana Meditation Audios As Alternative To Cannabis Use

it is possible to use a hypnosis process for both deep relaxation and to generate that beautiful feeling of positive elation (or high) many people seek with medicinal plant use

CALIFORNIA: Jen Wilding, a Los Angeles-based hypnosis practitioner, and personal development coach released two audio recordings earlier this month intended to serve as an alternative to marijuana use to achieve a relaxed, pleasant altered-state experience. The two Mental Marijuana audios subtitled Indica Meditation and Sativa Meditation are designed to provide the listener-participant with a drug-free Read the full article…

Marapharm Ventures Expanding Washington State Operations With Sun-Grown Production

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CANADA: Marapharm Ventures has entered into a Letter of Intent and Definitive Agreements to expand its Washington State operations. In a press release, the company announced it has closed the foregoing transactions and acquired certain operational assets, land and water rights related to two licensed cannabis producers and processors operating in Tonasket, Washington. Just South of the Canadian border in Central Washington, Tonasket is home Read the full article…

MedMen Begins Trading On The Canadian Securities Exchange

Leading Cultivator, Producer and Retailer of State-Sanctioned Cannabis Now Accessible to Public Equity Investors

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises began trading today (5/29/18) on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “MMEN.”  With more than 800 employees and 18 licensed facilities in California, Nevada and New York, MedMen is one of the fastest growing companies in the quickly evolving U.S. cannabis industry. The three states where MedMen currently operates account for about Read the full article…

Blockchain Technology Integration In The Cannabis Supply Chain

The report indicates that enhanced transparency and immutability, improving smart contracts, increasing security concerns are factors that drive the growth of the market.

NEW YORK: According to a market research reported by IndustryARC, the blockchain market in supply chain is expected to reach $424.24 million by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 48.37 percent during the forecast period. A supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute products or services to the Read the full article…

Study: THC/CBD Administration Not Associated With Driving Impairment

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NORWAY: The administration of an oral spray containing equal ratios of THC and CBD is not associated with either driving impairment or an increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to a literature review published in the journal Brain and Behavior. Norwegian and Spanish researchers reviewed the results from several driving performance studies that assessed subjects’ abilities following the Read the full article…

Survey: Oncologists Believe Medical Cannabis To Be Equally Or More Effective Than Conventional Treatments

Sixty-five percent of respondents said that medical marijuana was equally effective or more effective than standard treatments for addressing appetite loss and/or cachexia.

MASSACHUSETTS: The majority of oncologists believe that the use of medical cannabis is either as effective or more effective than conventional treatments for managing symptoms of cancer, according to survey data published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators lead by researchers at The Dana Farber Cancer Clinic randomly surveyed oncologists’ beliefs with regard to the Read the full article…

New York State: Legal Cannabis Market Would Yield $434 Million Annually

New York State: Legal Cannabis Market Would Yield $434 Million Annually

NEW YORK:  The state of New York would gain an estimated $434 million annually in new tax revenue under a regulated adult use marijuana market, according to an analysis prepared by the New York City Comptroller’s office. The report estimates the size of the statewide cannabis market to be $3.1 billion. “Our analysis shows that a 10% retail Read the full article…