Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Patients Afforded Workplace Protections

Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Patients Afforded Workplace Protections

MASSACHUSETTS: State-registered medical cannabis patients may sue a private employer for discrimination if they are fired for their off-the-job marijuana use, according to a first in the nation ruling issued Monday by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Opining for the court, Chief Justice Ralph Gants determined that it is “not facially unreasonable” for employers to make exceptions to Read the full article…

NECANN Announces Board of Advisors, Adds Vermont & Nevada Shows

The Largest, Longest Running Cannabis
Industry Events in the Northeast expands

MASSACHUSETTS: The New England Cannabis Network (NECANN), is growing with the announcement today of their plans to expand their popular cannabis conventions in Boston, Providence and Portland to two new markets active in the adult use and medical cannabis states – Vermont and Nevada.  Marc Shepard, NECANN’s President and Co-Founder made the announcement. With the Read the full article…

CannaCon Boston Is July 13-15th

CannaConBoston

MASSACHUSETTS: This week in Cannabis, CannaCon comes to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, July 13-15, 2017. Purchase tickets and see the full event schedule at CannaCon.org Thursday July 13th Cloverleaf University is hosting a six-hour instructional seminar that identifies national opportunities, legislative parameters, associated risks, business models and regulations concerning the opening of a cannabis business and more. For Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Use Linked To Lower Prevalence Of Fatty Liver Disease

"We observed a strong dose-dependent reduction in the prevalence of NAFLD with cannabis use suggesting that cannabis use might suppress or reverse NAFLD development."

MASSACHUSETTS: Subjects who consume cannabis are significantly less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as compared to those who do not, according to population-based case-control data published in the journal PLOS One. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease in humans, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 million people in the United States. Read the full article…

2017 New England Cannabis Convention Is April 22-23 At Boston’s Hynes Convention Center

New England Cannabis Convention Returns to Boston

MASSACHUSETTS: The 2017 New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the New England Cannabis Network, will return to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Medical and recreational cannabis sales in Maine and Massachusetts are projected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars by 2020, and this convention will focus on helping New Read the full article…

New England’s Largest Cannabis Convention Returns To Boston’s Hynes Convention Center April 22nd-23rd

2017 New England Cannabis Convention is April 22nd

MASSACHUSETTS: The New England Cannabis Network will be hosting the 3rd Annual New England Cannabis Convention at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on April 22nd and 23rd. With over 5,000 attendees, 150 industry exhibitors, and 100+ local and national speakers, this will be the largest Cannabis and Hemp Industry event ever in the northeast. Read the full article…

CannaKorp Raises $5.7 Million In 2016

CannaKorp

MASSACHUSETTS: CannaKorp, makers of the world’s first single-use, pod-based cannabis vaporizing system, announced today that it has successfully closed its Series A round of funding. The company raised a total of $4.1 million on a goal of $4 million. According to a company release, CannaKorp has now raised a total of $5.7 million in 2016, including a seed round earlier Read the full article…

Massachusetts Marijuana Sales to Top $1 Billion by 2020

$1 Billion in mj sales predicted for Mass by 2020

MASSACHUSETTS: Arcview Market Research, in partnership with New Frontier Data, has released its Massachusetts Legal Cannabis Market State Profile, which shows the potential growth of the legal marijuana market after Massachusetts voters legalized adult-use on Election Night 2016. The official Arcview Market Research projection for the Massachusetts market is that it will grow to over $1 Read the full article…

Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Improved Cognitive Performance, Reduced Opioid Use

Medical Marijuana good for cognition

MASSACHUSETTS: Medical cannabis administration is associated with improved cognitive performance and lower levels of prescription drug use, according to longitudinal data published online in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Investigators from Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital evaluated the use of medicinal cannabis on patients’ cognitive performance over a three-month period. Participants in the study were either Read the full article…

New England Cannabis Convention Coming to Hynes Convention Center April 23-24

Coming this April to Boston

The New England Cannabis Network will be hosting the 2016 New England Cannabis Convention at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston April 23 and 24.  With over 120 industry vendors, and more than 60 local and national cannabis experts and health care speakers, this will be the N.E. Region’s largest cannabis industry event in 2016. Industry Read the full article…