Court Rejects Challenge To DEA’s Classification Of Marijuana Extracts

Court Rejects Challenge To DEA's Classification Of Marijuana Extracts

CALIFORNIA: A three judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition filed by the Hemp Industries Association challenging the DEA’s authority to establish a new administrative drug code specifically for marijuana extracts. The DEA first announced the proposed rule change in 2011, but did not enact the new policy until January 13, 2017. In a Read the full article…

Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Growers Prepare for Tracking

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OHA & OLCC Holding Information Sessions across the State OREGON:  This summer approximately 2,000 medical marijuana growers will need to start using Oregon’s Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) to ensure the marijuana they grow for patients is tracked and reported.  This week the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) launched a series Read the full article…

Tilray Shares Preliminary Data From The Largest National Longitudinal Medical Cannabis Patient Study in Canada

Study finds significant reduction in opioid use and improvements in quality of life within first 6 months.

CANADA: Tilray Canada Ltd., a medical cannabis leader committed to advancing scientific knowledge of cannabinoids, shared preliminary data today from the Tilray Observational Patient Study (TOPS), a Tilray-sponsored survey of medical cannabis patients using Tilray products currently underway at 18 different medical clinics in five provinces in Canada. As Canada’s largest national medical cannabis longitudinal study, Read the full article…

Tikun Olam and Ilera Healthcare Announce Pennsylvania Partnership

Tikun Olam and Ilera Healthcare Announce Pennsylvania Partnership
to Deliver Science-Backed Cannabis Products to PA MMJ Patients

PENNSYLVANIA and NEW YORK:  Tikun Olam, the world leader in cannabis science, and Ilera Healthcare, Pennsylvania’s premier medical marijuana cultivator, processor and dispenser, have finalized a deal to bring Tikun’s world-renowned medical marijuana strains to medical cannabis patients in the Keystone State later this year. This partnership combines Tikun Olam’s history of peer-reviewed scientific research and Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognition

"Associations between cannabis use and cognitive functioning in cross-sectional studies of adolescents and young adults are small and may be of questionable clinical importance for most individuals."

PENNSYLVANIA:  Cannabis exposure in adolescents and young adults is not associated with any significant long-term detrimental effects on cognitive performance, according to a systematic literature review  published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Investigators affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and with the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania reviewed data from 69 separate studies published between Read the full article…

Curaleaf Opens Medical Cannabis Dispensary In Oxford To Service Central Massachusetts

Curaleaf medical marijuana dispensary

MASSACHUSETTS: Curaleaf, a provider of high-quality, reliable, and safe cannabinoid-based products, officially opened its second medical cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts. Now patients in central Massachusetts can more easily access needed medical care. This new location in Oxford joins the company’s successful Hanover dispensary that opened in fall of 2017. Located at 425 Main Street, Curaleaf offers a Read the full article…

Study: Cannabinoid Therapy Improves Dystonia In HD Patients

"Treatment with cannabinoids in all cases lead to an improvement of motor symptoms, mainly driven by improvement of dystonia," authors concluded. Patients generally reported "no relevant side effects."

GERMANY: Cannabinoid treatment is associated with improvements in dystonia in patients with early-onset Huntington’s disease, according to observational data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Huntington’s Disease. A team of investigators from Germany and Austria assessed the treatment of various synthetic or organic cannabinoid preparations – including Sativex, dronabinol, and nabilone - in seven HD patients who had been Read the full article…

California Legislation Would Mandate Plant-Based Options In Hospitals, Prisons

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Bill Sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Social Compassion in Legislation CALIFORNIA: SB 1138, introduced in the California State Legislature by Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), would require licensed California health care facilities and state prisons to make available plant-based meal options containing no animal products or by-products, including meat, poultry, fish, dairy, or Read the full article…

85% Of U.S. Doctors Suspect Their Patients Abuse Opioids

Docs avoid recommending pot for opioid addiction

Survey shows 77% list medical marijuana as least preferred alternative MASSACHUSETTS:  The opioid epidemic causes more than 100 overdoses daily in America and fewer than 1 in 5 treating physicians approve of the government’s handling of the crisis. These findings are from a new survey of 501 physicians conducted by InCrowd and McLean Hospital. “The 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…