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…

Poll: Americans Want States, Not The Feds, To Have Final Say Regarding Marijuana Policies

Americans Want States, Not The Feds, To Have Final Say Regarding Marijuana Policies

NEW YORK: By a margin of more than six to one, Americans say that individual states should be autonomous with regard to laws governing the use and sale of marijuana, according to survey data compiled by Survey USA and commissioned by the advocacy group Marijuana Majority. Seventy-six percent of respondents – including supermajorities of Republicans (72 percent), Independents (78 Read the full article…

Activists Bet $600,000 On Cannabis For NYS Constitutional Convention

Restrict - Regulate in NY State

NEW YORK: Restrict & Regulate in NY State 2019 (RRNY), a pro-cannabis, 9B ballot issue political action committee, registered with the New York State Board of Elections, dedicated to holding a New York State Constitutional Convention, announced today that the Committee raised more than $600,000 to advance its agenda. RRNY supports a fully-regulated, fully-tested adult-use cannabis market, a robust medical marijuana program Read the full article…

The Shark Tank of Cannabis is Searching for the Industry’s Next Marijuana Millionaires

Post card of the Marijuana Show Casting Call (PRNewsfoto/The Marijuana Show)

NEW YORK: The Marijuana Show, Amazon’s TV Series, dubbed the “Shark Tank” of cannabis, has partnered with the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCB Expo). Aspiring cannabusiness’ have an opportunity to pitch their ideas to the show’s producers on stage, “Shark Tank” style this Thursday and Friday at the Javits Center. Hopeful Ganjapreneurs will Read the full article…

Jesse Ventura To Keynote At CWCBExpo In New York

Jesse Ventura will deliver a keynote address at this summer's CWCBExpo in NYC.

Former Governor and Author Of “Marijuana Manifesto” to Share Insight on this Natural Resource and its Legalization NEW YORK:  For the first time, Jesse Ventura will deliver a keynote address at a cannabis trade show and conference.  Speaking on June 15th at the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center Read the full article…

New Luxury Cannabis Brand Brings Haute High To Cannabis Consumers

Cannabis goes upscale with Toast brand

NEW YORK: As the Cannabis legalization movement continues to gain momentum across the U.S., a new market has emerged of high-end consumers.  Toast, a luxury, lifestyle Cannabis brand that provides a sophisticated consumer experience, is redefining how consumers enjoy Cannabis. Born in Aspen, Colorado, and bred on the pillars of purity, style, and luxury, Toast a new world Read the full article…

Half Of Americans Continue To Support Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

The recent poll revealed that about 8 in 10 adults support the legalization of marijuana for medical treatment (82% 2016; 81% 2015), while half of Americans support legalizing marijuana for recreational use (50%; 49% respectively). Just over 2 in 5 adults (42%) oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational use, particularly those ages 65 and older (56% oppose).

NEW YORK: As of last month’s elections, four more states voted to decriminalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use, bringing the grand total to 8 states that have legalized recreational marijuana (9, including Washington D.C.).  The Harris Poll revisited the topic of legalized marijuana this month and found that, even with more states joining the Read the full article…

Cannabis Industry Expects to Become the Next Biggest Market

Who wants to get involved in the legal cannabis business?

NEW YORK: After historical elections earlier this month, other states may be reconsidering their stance on legalization of Cannabis for medical or recreational use. Currently, there are gaps among states concerning cannabis legalization reform and the difficulties for both the government and the businesses involved as 20 percent of Americans can now lawfully use Cannabis. Read the full article…

Cannabis And Hemp Association, NYU SSDP Host Cannabusiness Seminar 2016

Cannabusiness Seminar 2016 comes to NYU

NEW YORK: The Cannabis and Hemp Association (CHA) and New York University’s Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) have teamed up to present the NYU Cannabusiness Seminar 2016, a FREE exploration of New York State’s medical marijuana industry on Friday, November 18, from 7-11 p.m. at the NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Student Life at 238 Thompson Read the full article…

The Fresh Toast Launches In NYC

The Fresh Toast Team

NEW YORK: The Fresh Toast, a new lifestyle/entertainment platform offering a destination for delight, discovery and sides of cannabis and soon to be music & comedy, launched last week in NYC.   The Fresh Toast is redefining the perception of cannabis globally by becoming a daily destination for readers looking for some morning delight……but will also redefine the perception of cannabis globally. Guests Read the full article…