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…

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…

MedMen Signs Definitive Agreement For The Acquisition Of PharmaCann

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CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises and Chicago-based PharmaCann announce that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement pursuant to which MedMen and PharmaCann will combine their respective businesses. Under the Business Combination Agreement, a newly formed holding company (“New MedMen”) will acquire (a) all of the securities of PharmaCann in exchange for subordinate voting shares of New Read the full article…

Colorado: State Issues Report Assessing Legalization’s Impact On Public Safety

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COLORADO: The Colorado Department of Public Safety has issued its first-ever baseline report assessing the impact of adult use marijuana regulations in Colorado. Lawmakers in 2013 passed legislation authorizing regulators to conduct the five-year review, which seeks to better identify ways in which legalization has impacted public health and safety. Authors reported that the total number of marijuana Read the full article…

MedPharm Awarded Colorado’s First Cannabis Research License

“Our recent review of our strains shows a very rare and unique cannabinoid that we originally dismissed as interference. We were able to identify the cannabinoid and see its molecular structure, which is exciting”

COLORADO:  MedPharm, a leading medical cannabis grow, R&D laboratory and compounding facility, announced today that it has been awarded the first cannabis research license by the state of Colorado. To get the license, the state looked at the applicant’s capabilities to successfully develop and conduct research. The cannabis research license was created by the state to Read the full article…

Survey: Cannabis Use Becoming Common Among Older Adults

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COLORADO: The use of cannabis is relatively common among those over the age of 65 who reside in a legal marijuana state, according to data published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Investigators from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus anonymously surveyed older adults at a pair of ambulatory geriatric primary care clinics in Colorado. Thirty-two Read the full article…

Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

COLORADO:  The establishment of retail cannabis sales for adults is not associated with either increased marijuana access or use by young people, according to data published online in the journal Prevention Science. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado, School of Public Health assessed marijuana use trends among a representative sample of Colorado high-school students for Read the full article…

Study: History Of Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

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COLORADO: Heart attack patients with a history of marijuana use are less likely to die during hospitalization as compared to those who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Investigators with the University of Colorado compared the hospital records of over 3,800 heart-attack patients who acknowledged having consumed cannabis or had tested Read the full article…

Medicine Man Technologies Inks Licensing Agreement With Canada House Wellness Group

Medicine Man Technologies Enters into an Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Future Canadian Based Deployment

COLORADO: Medicine Man Technologies has announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Canada House Wellness Group, through itswholly owned subsidiary Abba Medix Corp., for deployment of its intellectual property and product lines (Three a Light™, Success Nutrients™, General Intellectual Property) into the Canadian marketplace. The licensing agreement calls for an initial payment of $4.65M (CAD) in the form Read the full article…

Federal Government Reports Teen Marijuana Use In Colorado Still Has NOT Increased Since Legalization

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Five years after Colorado voters decided to regulate marijuana for adult use, rates of current and lifetime use among high school students remain relatively unchanged and on par with national averages COLORADO: A new federal report shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado have still not increased since voters decided to end marijuana prohibition in Read the full article…