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…

Pennsylvania Treasurer, Auditor General, & The Mayor Of Philadelphia To Speak At Cannabis Learn

Jim Kenney will speak at the Cannabis Learn Conference in Philly

3 PA Officials Will Discuss Social & Economic Benefits Of Cannabis Legalization At Cannabis Learn Conference & Expo PENNSYLVANIA: Greenhouse Ventures,  a Philadelphia-based business accelerator, will host the three-day Cannabis Learn Conference and Expo featuring keynote presentations from Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, and Philadelphia’s Mayor, Jim Kenney on the economic benefits 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…

Up Cannabis’ Niagara Facility Licensed For Cultivation

Up Cannabis to open Niagara facility

CANADA: Up Cannabis has received a producer’s license to cultivate its 160,000 sq. ft. automated greenhouse site in the Niagara region.  The license has a term of three-years and permits production at the Niagara Facility by Up Cannabis of: Dried and fresh Marihuana; Marihuana plants and seeds; Cannabis in its natural form: Cannabis Resin; and, Cannabis Read the full article…

Creator Of Blue Moon Plans Cannabis-Infused Craft Beer

CREATOR OF BLUE MOON SETS SIGHTS ON CANNABIS-INFUSED CRAFT BEER

COLORADO: When Keith Villa, Ph.D., the creator and head brewmaster of Blue Moon Brewing Company, announced his retirement from MolsonCoors in January 2018 after 32 years of service, he hinted about plans to create a new beverage product with “cutting edge” ingredients. Those plans are now coming to fruition with the official launch of CERIA™ Read the full article…

NJ MJNews: Murphy Administration Expands Patient Access to Medical Marijuana, Lowers Fees For Patients and Caregivers

Beginning today, New Jersey will finally have a medical marijuana program that is compassionate, progressive, and patient-friendly.

Approves New Medical Conditions for Treatment and Allows Current Dispensaries to Open Satellite Locations NEW JERSEY: Governor Phil Murphy has announced major reforms to New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program. Reforms include the addition of medical conditions, lowered patient and caregiver fees, allowing dispensaries to add satellite locations, and proposed legislative changes that would increase the monthly product Read the full article…

Senator McConnell and Commissioner Quarles Announce Hemp Legislation

Senator McConnell plans to introduce the bill in the Senate, with Senator Rand Paul and a bipartisan group of members, following this state work period.

KENTUCKY: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles (R-KY) announced today the impending introduction of legislation in the United States Senate to support Kentucky’s hemp industry. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 will legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances.Senator McConnell Read the full article…

Ontario Moves Ahead With Plan To License Cannabis Lounges

The proposed cannabis lounges could lag behind legalization legislation, which is expected by July.

CANADA: Initially, the province of Ontario – Canada’s most populated area – planned to institute a categorical ban on public smoking which would have restricted consumption to homes. However, that proposal harbored various shortcomings, including exposing children to second-hand smoke. Additionally, people living in buildings that ban smoking would have no place to smoke. Trina Fraser, an Ottawa Read the full article…

NORML Founder Keith Stroup To Address NJ Cannabis Symposium March 29 At NJPAC

NORML Founder Keith Stroup

NEW JERSEY:  The granddaddy of the marijuana reform movement, NORML founder Keith Stroup, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming NJ Cannabis Symposium’s “Finance and Investments” event.  The symposium takes place on March 29th at the NJPAC in Newark. During his address, Stroup is expected to unveil The NORML Legal Committee (“NLC”) listserv, an attorney’s resource dedicated to Read the full article…

Michigan: Support Grows For Proposed Adult Use Initiative

Michigan likes its marijuana

MICHIGAN: More than six in ten Michigan voters endorse a proposed statewide ballot initiative legalizing the adult use and sale of cannabis. According to polling data compiled by the EPIC-MRA polling research firm and commissioned by Michigan NORML, 61 percent of voters say that they would vote yes on the measure “if the election were held today.” That percentage Read the full article…