Studies: Marijuana Legalization Laws Correlated With Reduced Opioid Prescribing Trends

“Numerous studies, including those reported by Newsweek, NBC News, US News and World Report, CNN and others, have shown that states with legal marijuana programs have declining rates of opioid addiction, with some states reporting a decrease in deaths as high as 25%. We want to help people in the communities we serve, as well as demonstrate that cannabis companies can be part of the President’s solution to the crisis.”

KENTUCKY: The enactment of statewide marijuana legalization laws is associated with a reduction in the number of opioids prescribed and filled, according to a pair of studies published online Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the first study, investigators from the University of Kentucky and Emory University assessed the relationship between medical and adult-use marijuana laws and opioid Read the full article…

Willie’s Reserve Available Now In California

Willie Nelson’s Legendary Stash of Cannabis Powered by Flow Kana

CALIFORNIA: Award-winning music legend and marijuana activist Willie Nelson announces the launch of his Willie’s Reserve cannabis brand in California. Flow Kana, the premier sustainable sun-grown cannabis provider that embraces the small farmer ecosystem, was selected as the Willie’s Reserve partner in California. Available in select California dispensaries now, cannabis enthusiasts can enjoy Willie’s Reserve Legendary Stash Read the full article…

Interest Remains High For Investment At New Jersey Cannabis Symposium

Money and investment were the theme at the second nj cannabis symposium

By Stu Zakim A crowd of over 300 Cannabis investment enthusiasts attended the second edition of the NJ Cannabis Symposium in Newark NJ last week to hear two panels discussing the financial and investment opportunities that are and will be available to people involved in the Cannabis industry in New Jersey. The hottest topics during the networking Read the full article…

Aurora Cannabis Finalizes Largest Acquisition In Cannabis Industry History

Aurora Cannabis Acquires CanniMed

CANADA: Aurora Cannabis has announced today that with the second take-up under its offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of CanniMed Therapeutics, the Company now owns approximately 95.9% of CanniMed common shares. The Company intends to acquire the remaining outstanding shares it does not already own through a compulsory share acquisition, pursuant to the Read the full article…

Puerto Rican Alzheimer’s Patients To Be First In U.S. To Obtain Cannabis-Based Relief

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MARYLAND: Alzheimer’s patients in Puerto Rico will be the first in the United States to obtain Hyalolex, IGC’s proprietary cannabinoid based formulation aimed at relieving many of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, such as agitation, anxiety, sleep disorder, as well as caregiver distress, among others. Pursuant to an agreement between IGC and DaMa Pharmaceutical and its Read the full article…

Learn More About Investing In The Legal Cannabis Industry

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Could the green rush be the next gold rush? In the last few years, perhaps no other sector except technology has generated so much–well, buzz. Claim your $5, and learn more about investing on Stash    

The Green Earth Farmacie Los Angeles Opens To Recreational Cannabis Consumers

The Green Earth Farmacie is Now Open for Adult Use Recreational Cannabis Sales in Los Angeles, California

CALIFORNIA:  The Green Earth Farmacie, leading cannabis dispensary specialists, announced they are now open for adult use recreational customers. The Green Earth Farmacie is one of the first dispensaries in Los Angeles to officially open their doors to the general public. To participate, customers must be adults 21 years and over, with a valid ID Read the full article…

Canada: Timeline For Start Of Retail Cannabis Sales Delayed

Canadian pot shops delayed

CANADA: Retailers will be unable to begin legally selling marijuana products to consumers until late summer or early fall, according to Canadian news reports. Lawmakers had initially sought to begin regulating the adult use marijuana market by July 1. In November, members of the House of Commons voted 200 to 82 in favor of Bill C-45 (The Cannabis Act), Read the full article…

Tilray Signs LOI with Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ) To Supply Province With Cannabis

Tilray Canada inks deal with SAQ

CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis cultivation, processing and distribution, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) to supply the province of Quebec with high-quality cannabis products in anticipation of adult-use legalization later this year. “This LOI is another major milestone for us as we aim to build Read the full article…

Organized Crime Remains Interested In Cannabis Even After Legalization

Only a few die-hard prohibitionists believe that marijuana legalization reduces the overall social harm of the drug, but those who believe that organized crime has lost interest in pot are just as wrong.

By Andrew Richards One of the arguments for legalizing marijuana is that it takes a source of revenue away from organized crime. However, that is not entirely accurate. Legalization and control of cannabis reduces the mob’s take home pay, but it doesn’t eliminate it completely. The economics of black markets simply makes it too attractive. Read the full article…