You Wear What You Eat…New Materials Start-up ‘Circular Systems’ Turns Food Crop Waste Into Sustainable Fashion

Waste = abundant fiber resources

NEW YORK: Circular Systems S.P.C. (Social Purpose Corporation) is a materials science company focusing on converting agricultural, industrial and post-consumer wastes into high value textile fibers for the fashion industry. The company was confirmed as the first place winner of the 2018 Global Change Award, which recognizes the most exciting sustainable fashion developments, at a ceremony in Stockholm. Read the full article…

Survey: More Than Seven In Ten Practicing Physicians Back Medical Marijuana Option

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

NEW YORK: More than seven in ten practicing physicians support allowing qualified patients the option to use cannabis therapeutically, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. New York University investigators surveyed the attitudes of practicing physicians in New York State. Seventy-one percent of respondents said that cannabis ought to be legal for medical purposes, Read the full article…

Senator Diane Savino to Lead “New York State of Cannabis” Panel at CWCBExpo NY

CWCBExpo NY

NEW JERSEY:  New York State’s recently announced study of legalizing marijuana will be discussed in a high level panel, “New York State of Cannabis,” at the 5th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, May 30 – June 2, at the Javits Center in New York. The panel will feature New York State Senator Diane Read the full article…

John Boehner And Bill Weld To Join Acreage Board Of Directors

One of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations, announced the appointments of former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner and former Governor of the State of Massachusetts Bill Weld to its Board of Advisors.

NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings, one of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations, announced the appointments of former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner and former Governor of the State of Massachusetts Bill Weld to its Board of Advisors. As members of the Board, Speaker Boehner and Governor Weld will bring an immense, collective and unique Read the full article…

Dialing For Dollars: Vanity Phone Numbers For Marijuana Businesses

"The immediate goal for local brick-and-mortar businesses is to generate more phone calls and more foot traffic,"

NEW YORK: A leading provider of vanity toll-free and local phone numbers, RingBoost, has announced the availability of special vanity phone numbers for marijuana businesses. The recent legalization of marijuana around the country has led to steep competition in this booming industry. Vanity phone numbers provide instant credibility and brand recognition in a way no Read the full article…

Giambra Says Marijuana Tax Revenues Could Deliver $500 Million A Year

"This is a plan to rebuild New York without continuing to raise taxes," said Giambra.  "There's another billion dollars in taxes and fees already projected in the Albany pipeline this year to deal with a deficit estimated of at least $4.4 billion.  I think the citizens have had enough.  Let's take marijuana off the black market, like other states have, and begin to phase in that new revenue stream and put that money to work for the people of New York."

New Revenue Stream Could Help Rebuild State, Says Gubernatorial Candidate NEW YORK:  “Conservative projections of an estimated $500 million a year in initial marijuana tax revenues for New York State could leverage enormous economic impact across the board and help rebuild our state,” says former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra, an independent candidate for governor Read the full article…

Tikun Olam Announces Closing Of $7 Million Convertible Promissory Notes Financing

Tikun Olam closes 7 million in promissory notes

NEW YORK: Tikun Olam USA, the world pioneer in cannabis research, is pleased to announce the closing of a $7,000,000 offering of 6% convertible promissory notes (the “Notes”), maturing in March 2019. Proceeds from the Notes, issued by T.O. Global LLC, a New York limited liability company (the “Company”), will be used for product research and development, Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Back East We Are Winning The War

MJBA NY MeetUp was packed with industry thought leaders

By David Rheins I’m back from a week on the East Coast, part of an ongoing CannaFest Destiny Tour of education, professional community and business development that myself and Curved Papers founder Michael O’Malley have been on for the past eighteen months or more.  On this last leg, MJBA and Curved Papers made stops in Read the full article…

Meta-Analysis: Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Access Encourages Teen Use

That paper concluded, [C]oncerns that increased marijuana use is an unintended effect of state marijuana laws seem unfounded."

NEW YORK:  The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes is not associated with increased marijuana use among young people, according to a review of relevant studies published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Columbia University, the RAND Corporation, the University of California at Davis, and the Boston Read the full article…

Legal Cannabis And CBD Products Sales Continue To Rise

MJ and CBD sales point up in 2018

NEW YORK:  The U.S. medical cannabis market is projected to reach $19.48 billion by 2024, according to a report by Hexa Research The anticipated growth is driven by the intensifying acceptance of medical advantages associated with cannabis, particularly for patients dealing with cancer, diabetes and chronic pain. Symptoms and conditions that may be treated with cannabis products Read the full article…