NY Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program

The Department of Health has made several changes to the program since it issued a report in August 2016, including adding chronic pain as a qualifying condition and allowing registered nurses and physician’s assistants to recommended medical marijuana.

NEW YORK: The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from 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…

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…

Rev. Al Sharpton To Keynote The Cannabis World Congress Conference

Rev. Al Sharpton to Keynote at Cannabis World Congress in NY, June 16th

NEW YORK: ‪On Friday, June 16, civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network Rev. Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker at CWCBExpo, the leading trade show and conference for the legalized cannabis, medical marijuana and industrial hemp industries at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. As a minister and the head of one 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…

Legal Cannabis Market Gains Popularity

Legal cannabis hit $6.4B in 2017

NEW YORK:  The cannabis market is growing rapidly in North American. According to a report from Market Research Future, the North American market size of cannabis is expected to expand at a CAGR over 33% over the period of 2016 to 2021. The report indicates that the U.S., Canada and Mexico are the major markets for cannabis, while the 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…