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…

Massachusetts State Senators In Colorado To Study Marijuana

Marijuana Elections grow legal cannabis industry

MASSACHUSETTS: Eight state senators are flying into Colorado this week for a primer on life in a state that has already legalized marijuana, in case Massachusetts voters follow suit this November and lawmakers have to decide quickly how to respond. They’re poised to see a cultivation facility, tour a marijuana dispensary, and pepper top state, municipal, Read the full article…

Jeb Bush Just Made A Series Of False Comments On Marijuana

stated that marijuana was a gateway drug that leads people to seek more dangerous drugs, which studies show is untrue.

MASSACHUSETTS: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says that he supports the decriminalization of marijuana, but says that he remains opposed to federal legalization, citing a series of myths about weed. In an interview with a Boston radio station on Friday, Bush made a slight shift in his position on marijuana — previously, he had declined to voice support fordecriminalization — but also stated Read the full article…

A ‘Niche Business’: Mainstream Doctors Are Wary Of Prescribing Medical Marijuana

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.

MASSACHUSETTS: Looking for a medical marijuana prescription? Your general practitioner probably won’t help you get it. Most doctors aren’t approved to certify Massachusetts residents as medical-marijuana patients, which is the first step toward receiving legal marijuana from one of the state’s two open dispensaries. In fact, there are only 108 certified doctors in the entire state. Read the full article…