MedMen Acquires Monarch Wellness; Expands Reach Into Arizona Medical Marijuana Market

MedMen Acquires Monarch Wellness

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises  announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with WhiteStar Solutions to acquire control of Monarch, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based licensed medical cannabis license holder with dispensary, cultivation and processing operations through the acquisition of Omaha Management Services, LLC. In addition, MedMen will acquire from WhiteStar their exclusive co-manufacturing and licensing agreements with Kiva, Mirth Read the full article…

First Medicinal Cannabis Kitchen Of Its Kind in the Country Debuts In Arizona Friday, Oct. 5

Chef Carylann Principal is Executive Chef of The Mint Dispensary in Tempe, where she has helped to create a revolutionary new concept in the medicinal cannabis industry with the nation’s first full-service, on-site cannabis kitchen. (Photo: Business Wire)

Full-service Kitchen will offer chef-prepared foods to patients from a cannabis-infused menu ARIZONA: The Mint Dispensary, operator of one of the largest medicinal cannabis dispensaries in the United States, is launching the country’s first full-service cannabis kitchen in Tempe, Ariz., on Friday, Oct. 5. Patients seeking relief through medicinal cannabis can now access freshly prepared, cannabis-infused Read the full article…

Trauma Study: History Of Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality

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ARIZONA: Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to datapublished online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed in-hospital mortality rates over a Read the full article…

Study: Adolescent Cannabis Use Not Independently Linked With IQ Decline

nvestigators concluded, "Short-term cannabis use in adolescence does not appear to cause IQ decline or impair executive functions, even when cannabis use reaches the level of dependence."

ARIZONA: The habitual use of cannabis by teens is not independently linked with adverse changes in intelligence quotient or executive functioning, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the United Kingdom evaluated whether marijuana use is directly associated with changes over time in neuropsychological Read the full article…

American Green Purchases Town Of Nipton, California, With Plans To Develop Premier Cannabis Hospitality Destination

"The Cannabis Revolution that's going on here in the US, has the power to completely revitalize communities in the same way gold did during the 19th century. This acquisition allows us to channel the myriad interests in cannabis production and consumption for an immediate positive impact to this community's members and to cannabis consumers across the country. As industry leaders since 2009, we are thrilled to begin work on this first-of-its-kind eco-tourism experience for conscious cannabis consumers."

ARIZONA: American Green, Inc. has announced its purchase of the town of Nipton, California, a 100-year-old community in San Bernardino county, and intends to modernize it into the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination — all while retaining its historic look and value. As the second oldest and the largest publicly-traded cannabis company in the US (with over Read the full article…

Legalization of Cannabis Pending in Nine States

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NEW YORK: Americans are more open minded about legalizations of Cannabis than ever before. A recent Gallup poll shows that about 60% of Americans support legal cannabis use. The surprising parts about this poll is the rising support for cannabis reform across all age groups. Take this into perspective and now you have nine states Read the full article…

Libertarian Party Chairman Debates Arizona’s Marijuana Legalization

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ARIZONA: QallOut, a first of its kind online debating platform, hosted a live head-2-head video debate between Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark and party member Vann Gutier last Sunday. The two debated the issue of marijuana legalization and specifically Arizona Proposition 205, which would legalize the possession and consumption of marijuana for Arizonans over the age of 21 if passed. Read the full article…

Pot Pupils: Arizona Online College Introducing Class On Marijuana

“We have other courses that are in development that will go into detail in each of the areas covered in the [survey] course,” Burton said.

ARIZONA: An online college based in Phoenix is introducing a new class on marijuana and careers related to the drug. The survey course at Dunlap-Stone University, HCA-172, will allow students to learn about the modern cannabis industry. It is intended to provide an objective view of a topic that has been the source of many myths Read the full article…

Tempe AZ Weighs Changes To Medical-Marijuana Rules

Tempe is the only city in the Valley that requires dispensaries to close at 6 p.m.

ARIZONA:  Eighteen-year-olds could soon be allowed in Tempe medical-marijuana dispensaries, and stores may be allowed to lengthen their hours. The changes would be part of a series of tweaks the city could make to its medical-marijuana rules.  Dispensary operator Steve White is asking the city for some of the changes. He believes the current rules hurt his customers. For one, Read the full article…

Arizona Medical Marijuana Patients Can Now Buy Cannabis Legally In Las Vegas And Reno

MedMen comes to downtown Las Vegas

ARIZONA:  Arizona’s medical-marijuana patients now can patronize newly opened dispensaries in Reno and Las Vegas and possess up to 2.5 ounces anywhere in Nevada. Arizona, like some of the other 23 states with medical-marijuana laws, allows people with valid medical cards from other states to legally possess marijuana in Arizona, but they can’t legally buy Read the full article…