2017 New England Cannabis Convention Is April 22-23 At Boston’s Hynes Convention Center

New England Cannabis Convention Returns to Boston

MASSACHUSETTS: The 2017 New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the New England Cannabis Network, will return to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Medical and recreational cannabis sales in Maine and Massachusetts are projected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars by 2020, and this convention will focus on helping New Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Fewer Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Pot vs. pills

CALIFORNIA: The enactment of statewide legislation permitting medical cannabis access by qualified patients is associated with a reduction in opioid-related hospitalization, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. A researcher from the University of California at San Diego assessed the association between medical cannabis laws and hospitalizations related to opioid pain Read the full article…

Study Finds Patients Choosing Cannabis Over Opioids

weed not opiates

Research shows people with chronic pain or mental health issues prefer taking cannabis over prescription opioid medications to treat symptoms By Amy Wallace CANADA: Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria have found patients prefer cannabis over opioid medication to treat chronic pain and mental health issues. “This study is Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Workers Fight For Labor Rights At Ontario Agriculture Tribunal

Medical Marijuana workers fight for rights

CANADA: The struggle to win union rights for medical cannabis workers in Canada has entered a new chapter, with the commencement of hearings at Ontario’s Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal (AFRAA Tribunal) for workers at MedReleaf in Markham, Ontario. The Markham-based MedReleaf operates an industrial facility with approximately 50 employees who grow, trim, harvest, Read the full article…

NWA President Publicly Advocates Cannabis For Injured Wrestlers And Athletes

NWA President says yes to CBD.

The President of the National Wrestling Alliance, attorney R. Bruce Tharpe, is one of the first sports leaders publicly advocating the use of cannabis as a legitimate medical alternative for injured wrestlers and other athletes. “Too many people in the US have become victims of opioid addiction and death as a result of the over-prescription Read the full article…

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Sales Exceed $50.6 Million In 2016

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NEW MEXICO: The Medical Cannabis Program’s total industry revenues from 2015 to 2016 increased by $19.7 million, resulting in $50,638,520 and a growth of 64 percent. Cannabis sales significantly surpassed other notable industries. Comparatively, the New Mexico chile crop was valued at $41.1 million in 2015 and the state’s craft beer industry is expected to generate $30 million in 2016. The last reported Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana NY-Based Biotech Company Enters Clinical Trials

Controlled-release hemp oil CBD chewing gum and matching placebo gums will be tested for the clinical studies

NEW YORK:  AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc., a world leader in cannabinoid research and development, has entered clinical trials on treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with the Company’s CanChew Plus cannabidiol (CBD) gum at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Human Clinical Trials Detail Include: Controlled-release hemp oil CBD chewing gum and matching placebo gums will be tested for the Read the full article…

2017 Outlook for Cannabis in Minnesota

2017 Outlook for MN

EXCLUSIVE TO MJNewsNetwork! By Rachelle G MINNESOTA: Often considered one of the more liberal states in the Midwest, Minnesota is fragmented —  a sea of blue centered around the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area surrounded by red rural areas. In terms of cannabis law, Minnesota is a bit ahead of other Midwest states but not by Read the full article…

Health Insurers Won’t Cover Medical Marijuana In North Dakota

Health Insurers Just Say No to MMJ in ND

NORTH DAKOTA: North Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved the legalization of medical marijuana, and lawmakers are grappling with launching the program. But patients are about to learn that legalization does not mean insurance will cover the cost. Major health insurers in North Dakota have said they will not provide coverage for medical marijuana, which voters approved in Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Soon To Be More Available To Floridians

Access Marijuana RX's Dr Lora Brown will take her mmj show on the road

FLORIDA: With the expansion of Florida’s medical marijuana law taking effect this month, St. Petersburg-based physician and founder of AccessMarijuanaRx, Lora L. Brown MD, will host mobile Compassionate Use medical marijuana clinics throughout the state for patients wanting relief from debilitating diseases or conditions as outlined by the newly passed amendment. Conditions that qualify for low-THC or medical cannabis prescriptions Read the full article…