First Year Of Medical Marijuana Helps 83,000 Pennsylvanians

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PENNSYLVANIA: The Wolf Administration today announced that in its first year the state’s medical marijuana program has helped 83,000 Pennsylvanians access this vital medication, which was dispensed nearly 600,000 times at approved dispensaries across the state. “The first year that the state’s medical marijuana program has been operational tells us that this program is working to Read the full article…

Kaine Introduces Bill To Allow Veterans To Access Medical Marijuana Through The VA

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VIRGINIA: U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, joined Senator Brian Schatz to introduce legislation to allow doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to discuss and potentially recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states that have established medical marijuana programs. The bill will create a temporary, five-year Read the full article…

Study: Majority Of Medical Cannabis Patients Are Seeking Pain Relief

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MICHIGAN: Most US patients registered to access medical cannabis cite chronic pain as their primary qualifying condition, according to data published in the journal Health Affairs. Investigators from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor reviewed patient registration data from the majority of states that provide medical cannabis access. (Some states, notably California and Maine, possess voluntary registries and therefore Read the full article…

NBC Miami Report: Potency Of Commercially Marketed CBD Products Questioned

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FLORIDA: Independent testing reveals that many commercially marketed CBD-infused products contain lower percentages of cannabidiol than are advertised on the products’ label, according to an investigation conducted by NBC News in Miami. Investigators submitted 35 commercially available products for third-party independent lab testing. “Of the 35 samples … tested, 20 of them had less than half of the Read the full article…

Flow Kana Raises $125 Million To Build Largest Sustainable Cannabis Supply Chain

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Cannabis Industry’s Largest Private Round to Date Helps Drive Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Model Structured Around Decentralized Small Farms CALIFORNIA: Flow Kana, the leading sustainable supply chain company and distributor of sungrown cannabis products and services, today announced the completion of a $125 million round of financing – the nation’s largest private funding round for Read the full article…

WHO Expert Committee Calls For Changes In Cannabis’ International Classification

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SWITZERLAND: Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence have proposed amending the classification of cannabis under international law. According to reporting in the British Medical Journal, the WHO policy reversal “takes account of the growing evidence for the medical applications of the drug,” and marks the first time that the agency has reviewed its Read the full article…

Select CBD Line By Cura Now Sold At New Seasons Market’s 21 Stores

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OREGON: Select CBD, an industry-leading hemp-derived CBD brand by Cura Wellness, proudly announces its partnership with New Seasons Market to provide products for sale at New Seasons neighborhood grocery stores in Oregon, California and Washington. Customers can purchase Select’s hemp-derived line of Select CBD Drops, Select PETS Drops, Select Muscle Rub and Montel by Select CBD Capsules. Select CBD Read the full article…

Up Cannabis To launch first Experiential Hub In Ontario Market

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CANADA: Newstrike Brands, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Up Cannabis Inc., announce that an Up Cannabis “Experiential Hub” will be featured prominently in Ontario’s first Spiritleaf store, expected to be located in Kingston, Ontario, in connection with a retail agreement entered into between Spiritleaf and a Ontario cannabis retail lottery winner. Inner Spirit Holdings (“Inner Spirit”) (CSE: ISH) announced earlier today that Read the full article…

How CBD Took The Mainstream Marketplace By Storm

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Guest Column by Elliot Cornish A few years ago, you’d have been hard pressed to find even a cannabis user who could tell you much about cannabidiol (CBD), but times have changed. The CBD industry is set to be worth more than $5 billion by 2020, according to the latest research from New Frontier Data. For a Read the full article…

Harvest Health & Recreation Acquires Six Additional Licenses In Home State of Arizona

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ARIZONA: Harvest Health & Recreation Inc, a vertically integrated public cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the U.S., has entered into a binding agreement providing for it to acquire six additional licenses in Arizona. Upon closing, Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (Harvest) will control 16 licenses throughout its home state of Arizona, the Read the full article…