Tokyo Smoke Partners With Aphria To Launch Medical Cannabis

The four strains will launch as a part of a kit ($250), featuring unique Tokyo Smoke packaging, five grams of each strain along with custom crafted black glass jars and special welcome accessories.

CANADA: Tokyo Smoke introduces four medical cannabis strains in collaboration with Aphria, one of Canada’s largest licensed producers of medical marijuana. This is the first time a Canadian consumer brand will partner with a Licensed Producer to launch medical cannabis in Canada, an inaugural event for the lifestyle brand, as well as the Canadian marketplace. Grown and distributed Read the full article…

Can Marijuana Legalization Help Grow The US Economy?

Can weed fix the US Economy?

By John Levy While many marijuana dispensaries claim to not be raking in much profit, the same cannot be said for their state.  With medical marijuana becoming a growing business, the biggest advantage has been the kick back.  How does marijuana legalization help to grow the US economy?  It has little to do with the Read the full article…

Booker-Sanders-Casey Statement on CBO Score of Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bernard Sanders (D-VT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) issued the following joint statement in reaction to the preliminary cost estimate of the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act issued by the Congressional Budget Office: “We are glad to see the independent Congressional Budget Office recognize that the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Read the full article…

Reverend Al Sharpton To Keynote CWCBExpo In LA & Boston

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NEW JERSEY:  Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton will be continuing his Keynote Address series at the upcoming 4th Annual Los Angeles event, September 13-15, at the LA Convention Center and at the premiere of the Read the full article…

Uruguay: Pharmacies Begin Selling Cannabis Over The Counter

Cannabis sales are limited only to those citizens who participate in the state's marijuana registry. Foreign tourists are not permitted to purchase cannabis at this time.

URUGUAY: Select pharmacies began selling cannabis over the counter last week, as long-awaited regulations took effect on Wednesday. Cannabis sales are limited only to those citizens who participate in the state’s marijuana registry. Foreign tourists are not permitted to purchase cannabis at this time. Marijuana flowers are capped at a price of $1.30 a gram. Federal officials initially approved legislation in 2013 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…

Why Cannabis Is A Medication That’s Worth Legalizing

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Chronic pain is a large problem.  Not only does 1/3 America suffer from it, but because the pain is both subjective and personal, it has been very difficult to treat. In fact, until the 1990s, it went largely under treated until opioid prescriptions began to rapidly increase. Today, we have an epidemic. But, while marijuana 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…

North Carolina Farmers Race To Plant Industrial Hemp aka “Carolina Gold”

"Carolina Gold" aka Hemp fields in NC.

NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina farmers are picking up the pace in planting what they believe will be the next cash crop… industrial hemp. The “Carolina Gold,” as one North Carolina fourth generation farmer referred to industrial hemp, is expected to bring in a huge potential source of income among farmers in the state. Thus far, Hemp, Inc.’s licensed Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Dispensaries Deter Crime

crime is down in towns with legal weed

CALIFORNIA: The forced closure of medical cannabis retail facilities is associated with an uptick in crime, according to data published in the Journal of Urban Economics. University of Southern California researchers assessed the impact of dispensary closures on crime rates in the city of Los Angeles. Investigators analyzed crime data in the days immediately prior to and then immediately Read the full article…