Aphria Completes Acquisition Of German Pharmaceutical & Medical Cannabis Distributor CC Pharma

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CANADA: Aphria Inc. announced that it had completed its acquisition of CC Pharma GmbH, a leading distributor of pharmaceutical products, including medical cannabis, to more than 13,000 pharmacies in Germany, as well as throughout Europe. The Company continues to strengthen its end-to-end cannabis operations and infrastructure in Germany. “As one of the most promising medical cannabis Read the full article…

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

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COLORADO: The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” In 2018, the CDA Approved Certified Hemp seed Read the full article…

420MEDIA Trailblazers In Cannabis: Muriel Young Bear, Bear Cub Consulting

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Digital marketing agency 420MEDIA and the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) have joined forces to create a series highlighting entrepreneurs trailblazing the cannabis scene. Each week, we profile a noteworthy business pioneer and ask each 5 questions. This week we talk to trailblazer, Muriel Young Bear, Consultant at Bear Cub Consulting, LLC. Tell us about your Company My traditional name is Read the full article…

Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee February 2019 Meeting Notice

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OHIO: The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on February 7, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Click here for a copy of the meeting notice. Please note: the Advisory Committee will not hold a meeting in January 2019.

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk Of Alcohol-Induced Pancreatitis

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

MASSACHUSETTS: Habitual alcohol consumers who also use cannabis are at less risk for either acute or chronic pancreatitis as compared to those who do not use the substance, according to clinical data published in the journal Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. A team of investigators from the United States and Canada assessed the prevalence of alcohol-induced pancreatitis in a Read the full article…

Greater Cannabis Company Inks Distribution Agreement With iCAN: Israel Cannabis

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ISRAEL: The Greater Cannabis Company, a biopharmaceutical company focused on development and commercialization of innovative delivery systems for the Cannabis market, has entered into a letter of intent with iCAN Cannabis  to expand distribution of its eluting patch platform into key global markets. The eluting patch platform is an innovative delivery system, which uses a patented Read the full article…

Elixinol Welcomes Hemp Industry Advocate Joy Beckerman As Regulatory Officer & Industry Liaison

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COLORADO: Elixinol announced Joy Beckerman’s appointment to Elixinol’s team starting January 1, 2019. In Beckerman’s role as Regulatory Officer and Industry Liaison, she will advise Elixinol’s executive team on the industry’s changes and ensure Elixinol’s practices continue to meet or exceed the requirements of hemp’s dynamic regulatory framework following the 2018 Farm Bill which federally legalized Read the full article…

Alaska: Regulators Move Forward With On-Site Consumption Rules

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ALASKA: State regulators have voted in favor of plans to permit on-site marijuana consumption at designated retailers. Under the plan, licensed retailers could designate specific areas for on-site consumption by their customers. Customers would not be permitted to bring their own cannabis. Retailers who wish to permit on-site consumption would need to apply for a special license from Read the full article…

Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated With Lower BMI

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ARIZONA: Lifetime cannabis exposure is associated with lower body mass index (BMI), according to longitudinal data published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Researchers from Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh assessed the association between long-term cannabis exposure and cardiometabolic risk factors in a cohort of 253 men. They reported that greater marijuana exposure was associated with lower Read the full article…

Aphria’s Colombian Subsidiary, Colcanna, Inks Exclusive Agreement With Colombian Medical Federation

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CANADA:  Aphria announced that its Colombian subsidiary has signed an exclusive agreement with the Federación Médica Colombiana, a national guild that oversees the ethical exercise of the medical profession in Colombia, to jointly develop an academic curriculum on the medicinal use of cannabis. “Education in the medical community is critical for sustaining the advancement of medical cannabis in Colombia” Read the full article…