Study: Cannabis Is Safe And Effective For Elderly Patients

"The older population is a large and growing part of medical cannabis users. Our study finds that the therapeutic use of cannabis is safe and efficacious in this population."

ISRAEL: Cannabis therapy is safe and effective among elderly patients diagnosed with chronic pain, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Researchers from Hebrew University and the Ben Gurion University of Negrev in Israel assessed the use of therapeutic cannabis over a period of six months in a cohort of Read the full article…

New Frontier Reports Legal Cannabis Sales On The Rise

Data also shows that support for cannabis legalization continues to rise. According to Gallup's latest poll in October, 64 percent of Americans support for legalizing cannabis, the highest level in nearly a half-century.

NEW YORK: The legal cannabis market was valued an estimated $6.6 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach more than $24 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 16 percent during the forecast years According to a report from New Frontier Data. Accelerating pace of legalization for both medical and recreational cannabis in the U.S. is Read the full article…

Poll: Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar Perceived As More Harmful To Health Than Marijuana

Smoking Tobacco is harmful to your health

NEW YORK: Most Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses fewer harms to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a nationwide Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be “most harmful to a person’s overall health.” Most respondents chose tobacco Read the full article…

Book Review: The ABCs of CBD By Shira Adler

The ABCs of CBD

By Tracey Henry The ABC’s of CBD: The Essential Guide for Parents (And regular folks too), a new book by author, activist and devoted “Canna Mom” Shira Adler, is all about CBD but it just might change how you think about cannabis in general. Written in clean, factual, and often humorous prose, this book is Read the full article…

Latest Pew Poll Finds Record Support In Favor Of Legalization

Americans are pro-pot

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sixty-one percent of Americans believe the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center. The percentage is the highest level of support ever reported by the firm, which has polled Americans’ views regarding legalization since 1969. Support is strongest among African Americans (71 percent), Democrats (69 Read the full article…

California Ushers In Legal Cannabis With New Self-Service Automation

Grasshopper Kiosks

CALIFORNIA: Grasshopper Kiosks, the developers of the nation’s leading fully compliant self-service systems for the storage and dispensing of cannabis products, have installed a unit in Berkeley Patients Group (BPG), the nation’s longest continuously operating marijuana dispensary. The Grasshopper automated self-service sales system streamlines transaction times, tracks inventory and payments, and collects real-time data about sales Read the full article…

Women In Cannabis Launch Campaign Against Domestic Abuse

Confident Woman Pre-Roll

ARIZONA: The Giving Tree Wellness Center, one of Arizona’s leading medical marijuana dispensaries, has announced a partnership with three other women-led Phoenix-based organizations to launch a Confident Woman campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. The Giving Tree Wellness Center, Monarch Wellness Center, Kindred and Huxton, have partnered to create a collaborative medical marijuana product to Read the full article…

Elev8 Hemp Coffee Now Available On Amazon Prime

Elev8 hemp coffee somes to Amazon Prime

FLORIDA: In another example of the mainstreaming of hemp and cannabis products, Elev8 Brands, Inc., a holding company focused on the commercial development of hemp and CBD-based products including hemp coffee, tea, and E-juices, has announced that Elev8′s Hemp Coffee is now approved and available for customers with Amazon Prime accounts. Elev8 Hemp Coffee is Read the full article…

Canada’s Corner Stores Warn Government: Inconsistent Regulation Of Cannabis And Tobacco Will Have Serious Consequences

packaging and labelling of cannabis products is necessary to give adult consumers the relevant information they need to make informed decisions and an educated choice.

CANADA: A new white paper produced by the Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) charges that the federal government risks damaging thousands of small businesses in communities across the country by opening the door to further increases in sales of illegal tobacco while giving unfair and preferential treatment to the sellers of cannabis. Ottawa is considering important Read the full article…

Cannabis Market Expected to Grow As Legalization Spreads

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK: According to a new report from Brightfield Group, the global cannabis market is currently worth $7.7 billion and is expected to reach $31.4 billion by 2021. The United States accounts for about 90 percent of the market. But the U.S. domination of the market is expected to drop to 57 percent due to legalization of cannabis in other countries. Canada is Read the full article…