NY Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program

The Department of Health has made several changes to the program since it issued a report in August 2016, including adding chronic pain as a qualifying condition and allowing registered nurses and physician’s assistants to recommended medical marijuana.

NEW YORK: The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from Read the full article…

Cannabis Financing Companies Need To Infuse Good PR

Friday Night, Inc. is the perfect example of how our firm seized the opportunity around the full legalization in Nevada and the cannabis shortage news after implementation by securing national top tier media coverage:

By Bill Bongiorno With the passage on the ballots in nine states last Fall, cannabis is now legal in some form in 29 states.  Everyone wants to get into the game and the cannabis rush is on.  This includes more traditional bankers and Wall Street executives.  The trend is growing of more leaving the tired Read the full article…

State Tax Revenues Benefit From Legalized Cannabis Market

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK:  The legal cannabis market is expected to generate more tax revenue for states in the U.S, according to a report from New Frontier Data. The U.S. cannabis market could generate $2.3 billion in state tax revenue from retail sales by 2020. The projection is based on the assumption for projected growth in all states currently legal Read the full article…

Criminal Justice Referrals Driving Youth Marijuana Treatment Admissions

Since the late 1990s, both youth use of marijuana and the prevalence of cannabis use disorder by young people have declined significantly.

NEW YORK:  Over half of all young people entered into drug treatment for marijuana are placed there by the criminal justice system and this percentage is increasing, according to data published online in the journal Substance Use & Misuse. A team of researchers from Binghamton University in New York and the University of Iowa reviewed youth marijuana treatment admission data Read the full article…

Sales Of Legal Cannabis Products Expected To Accelerate

Sales of legal cannabis predicted to continue growth

NEW YORK: Medical cannabis sales are forecast to grow to $5.3 billion in 2017 and accounting for 67% of total cannabis sales, according to a new research report published by New Frontier Data.  By 2025, medical sales in currently legal states are forecast to grow to $13.2 billion, at which point medical sales will account for 55% of all Read the full article…

A Letter From MassRoots Chairman About Merger With Odava

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NEW YORK: MassRoots, one of the leading technology platforms for the cannabis industry, has released the following update from its Chairman and CEO Isaac Dietrich concerning its planned merger with Odava. Dear MassRoots Shareholders, Last week, MassRoots entered into an agreement and plan of merger with Odava, Inc., a leading compliance and point-of-sale system for cannabis-related Read the full article…

Activists Bet $600,000 On Cannabis For NYS Constitutional Convention

Restrict - Regulate in NY State

NEW YORK: Restrict & Regulate in NY State 2019 (RRNY), a pro-cannabis, 9B ballot issue political action committee, registered with the New York State Board of Elections, dedicated to holding a New York State Constitutional Convention, announced today that the Committee raised more than $600,000 to advance its agenda. RRNY supports a fully-regulated, fully-tested adult-use cannabis market, a robust medical marijuana program Read the full article…

The Shark Tank of Cannabis is Searching for the Industry’s Next Marijuana Millionaires

Post card of the Marijuana Show Casting Call (PRNewsfoto/The Marijuana Show)

NEW YORK: The Marijuana Show, Amazon’s TV Series, dubbed the “Shark Tank” of cannabis, has partnered with the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCB Expo). Aspiring cannabusiness’ have an opportunity to pitch their ideas to the show’s producers on stage, “Shark Tank” style this Thursday and Friday at the Javits Center. Hopeful Ganjapreneurs will Read the full article…

Rev. Al Sharpton To Keynote The Cannabis World Congress Conference

Rev. Al Sharpton to Keynote at Cannabis World Congress in NY, June 16th

NEW YORK: ‪On Friday, June 16, civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network Rev. Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker at CWCBExpo, the leading trade show and conference for the legalized cannabis, medical marijuana and industrial hemp industries at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. As a minister and the head of one Read the full article…

Senator Savino Keynote & New York State Legislature Panel on Adult Use Highlights of Cannabis World Congress

New York State Senator Diane Savino will keynote at CWCBExpo NY

NEW YORK: The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that New York State Senator Diane Savino has been added as a Keynote Speaker at the 4th Annual CWCBExpo, June 14-16 at the Javits Center in New York.   Senator Savino is recognized as one of the country’s most influential marijuana lawmakers Read the full article…