Arizona: Federal Judge Rules Medical Cannabis Patient’s Firing Violated State Law

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The case is Whitmire v. Walmart Stores Incorporated ARIZONA: A private employer acted improperly when it fired a state-registered medical cannabis patient for failing a urinalysis drug screen, a federal judge ruled last week. United States District Judge James A. Teilborg opined that Walmart violated Arizona law by terminating an employee solely for testing positive for the presence of THC metabolites in her 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…

Harvest Will Be Awarded Ohio Medical Marijuana Processor License

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ARIZONA:  Harvest Health & Recreation, a vertically integrated public cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the U.S., announced the Ohio Department of Commerce, pending background checks, will award the company a provisional processor license under Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program. The application scored among the top 26 after being judged on a series 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…

Cura Partners Expands Operations To Arizona

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Cura supports Arizona’s medical marijuana market and gears up for additional domestic and international expansion ARIZONA: Cura Partners, one of the largest marijuana companies in the world, known for its best-selling brands Select Oil and Select CBD, recently opened its Arizona headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. This move signifies the company’s commitment to bringing the safest and cleanest medical marijuana products Read the full article…

Arizona: Supreme Court Affirms That Lawmakers Cannot Ban Medical Cannabis Access on College Campuses

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ARIZONA:  The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld an appellate court decision striking down a 2012 law that sought to forbid medical cannabis access on college campuses. Lifetime NORML Legal Committee member Tom Dean represented the patient-defendant in the case pro bono, and called the decision a “victory for democracy.” Justices opined that the 2012 law was unconstitutional because it impermissibly sought to Read the full article…

The Wink In Weed: Back East We Are Winning The War

MJBA NY MeetUp was packed with industry thought leaders

By David Rheins I’m back from a week on the East Coast, part of an ongoing CannaFest Destiny Tour of education, professional community and business development that myself and Curved Papers founder Michael O’Malley have been on for the past eighteen months or more.  On this last leg, MJBA and Curved Papers made stops in Read the full article…

Women In Cannabis Launch Campaign Against Domestic Abuse

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ARIZONA: The Giving Tree Wellness Center, one of Arizona’s leading medical marijuana dispensaries, has announced a partnership with three other women-led Phoenix-based organizations to launch a Confident Woman campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. The Giving Tree Wellness Center, Monarch Wellness Center, Kindred and Huxton, have partnered to create a collaborative medical marijuana product to Read the full article…

Trauma Study: History Of Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality

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ARIZONA: Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to datapublished online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed in-hospital mortality rates over a Read the full article…

Study: Adolescent Cannabis Use Not Independently Linked With IQ Decline

nvestigators concluded, "Short-term cannabis use in adolescence does not appear to cause IQ decline or impair executive functions, even when cannabis use reaches the level of dependence."

ARIZONA: The habitual use of cannabis by teens is not independently linked with adverse changes in intelligence quotient or executive functioning, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. A team of investigators from the United States and the United Kingdom evaluated whether marijuana use is directly associated with changes over time in neuropsychological Read the full article…