Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition New York Boasts Strong Attendance

Curved Papers Interviewed By NY Crain's Business

NEW YORK: For three days, the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) at the Javits Center in New York, was a hotbed of business activity when nearly 4,000 attendees (almost double attendance from last year) came to learn, network and build relationships in the country’s fastest growing industry.  The leading event for medical marijuana and Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Reflections On An East Coast Pot Show

Rheins at CWCBExpo

By David Rheins Summertime is tradeshow season for the cannabis industry, and like all industry participants, I spend a fair amount of my time on the road, carefully choosing from all the events that fill every available weekend between May and October. This month, I made my way to the sprawling Jacob Javits Convention Center Read the full article…

High Times And Agency Unite To Sell Marijuana To Mainstream

For this report, sparks & honey conducted proprietary research and interviewed cannabis industry experts

NEW YORK: Marijuana advocates are teaming up with Madison Avenue to try to make pot palatable to mainstream Americans — and to the advertisers that want to reach them. High Times, the 42-year-old must-have magazine for the cannabis enthusiast, has collaborated with Sparks & Honey, an Omnicom advertising agency, on a report meant to prompt Read the full article…

First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries In New York Open

The site, run by a company called Columbia Care, which also operates facilities in Arizona and Washington, D.C., attracted several potential customers, including one man who showed reporters his purple and white New York State medical marijuana card.

NEW YORK: New York joined the ranks of nearly half the states on Thursday in allowing the use of medical marijuana with the opening of eight dispensaries statewide, serving a variety of tinctures, concentrates, vapors and other forms of the drug. How many patients actually received medicine from those dispensaries, however, was uncertain; several locations around the Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Now Legal But Few Patients On First Day

Lisa Valle stood outside Bloomfield Industries' medical marijuana dispensary Thursday knowing she couldn't get medicine for her sick daughter, but she wanted to go inside anyway.

"It's been a long road," Lisa said.

Her daughter, Maya, has a severe form of Epilepsy that causes seizures. Lisa and Maya's doctors believe the medical marijuana may help. Thursday is the first day the drug is legal in New York State, following 2014 passage of the Compassionate Care Act.

But Lisa doesn't have a patient certification card, which is necessary before the marijuana can be sold.

NEW YORK: Lisa Valle stood outside Bloomfield Industries‘ medical marijuana dispensary Thursday knowing she couldn’t get medicine for her sick daughter, but she wanted to go inside anyway. “It’s been a long road,” Lisa said. Her daughter, Maya, has a severe form of Epilepsy that causes seizures. Lisa and Maya’s doctors believe the medical marijuana may Read the full article…

NY Launches Medical Marijuana Program Thursday

New Hampshire Cannabis Dispensary Approved

NEW YORK: New York is the latest state to allow its citizens to use medical marijuana. The Empire State kicked off its medical marijuana program Thursday with eight dispensaries opening for business.  The program comes 18 months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act. It makes non-smokeable forms of medical marijuana available to New Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Prepare To Open Doors In N.Y.

Kate Rogers live on CNBC talking about Vireo Health of New York.

NEW YORK: Armed with New York state medicinal marijuana licenses, dispensaries are gearing up to sell cannabis legally in the state in the new year. The cannabis experiment continues as medicinal marijuana use becomes more widespread. New York state, as an example, has rolled out dispensary licenses and is getting doctors and patients on board. Startups are growing local product Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana On Track, But Questions Remain

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

NEW YORK: New York health officials and the manufacturers say they are on track to start providing medical marijuana to critically ill patients next month. Questions remain, however, over whether doctors and patients will be enrolled in the system quickly enough to make the drug available by the Jan. 5 target date. “There’s no sign Read the full article…

Merrill Lynch Is Bullish On Marijuana

Carefully researched, it was an interesting peek at how heavy hitters on Wall Street are starting to view the expanding industry

NEW YORK: The investment arm of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, sent out a 45 page equity report last week focused on prospects related to marijuana. Carefully researched, it was an interesting peek at how heavy hitters on Wall Street are starting to view the expanding industry. The document is not publicly available. It was leaked to Read the full article…