Surterra’s Beau Wrigley, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Create New Medical Marijuana Brand Coral Reefer

GEORGIA:   Surterra Wellness, a leading medical cannabis company, has announced a landmark global licensing deal to create a new medical marijuana brand, Coral Reefer. The new venture between Surterra and Coral Reefer will develop and market medical and therapeutic cannabis products, merchandise and a broad range of wellness lifestyle products under the Coral Reefer brand Read the full article…

Atlanta Cannabis Market Report

GEORGIA: The following Cannabis Marketplace Report summarizes the full Atlanta Market Report. Based on large sample sizes that are weighted and balanced to represent the market, the report delivers insightful consumer data about cannabis users including more than 1,000 data points such as opinions, reasons for use, attitudes, types of cannabis products purchased and spending levels.  Consumer Research Read the full article…

Georgia: Governor Signs Legislation Expanding CBD Exemption Law

GEORGIA: Republican Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation into law expanding the pool of patients eligible to possess CBD oil under the state’s limited medical exemption law. Passage of House Bill 65 permits patients with post-traumatic stress disorder and intractable pain to receive a physician’s authorization to possess oils high in cannabidiol and low in THC. The bill also creates a Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Declining Rates Of Painkiller Abuse

GEORGIA: Cannabis dispensaries are associated with reduced levels of opioid-related treatment admissions and overall drug mortality, according to a study published online on SSRN.com. A University of Georgia economics professor assessed the relationship between the opening of medical cannabis dispensaries and drug treatment admissions. Dispensary openings are associated with “a 20 percentage point relative decrease in painkiller treatment Read the full article…

Cannabis Retail Facilities Associated With Rising Home Values

GEORGIA: Cannabis retail facilities are associated with increased home values, according to data to be published in the journal Real Estate Economics. Researchers from the University of Georgia at Athens, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and California State University Sacramento assessed the relationship between operational retail cannabis facilities in Denver, Colorado and fluctuations in nearby housing values. Authors reported Read the full article…

Hemp Diapers And Covers Help Keep Babies Cleaner, Save Parents Money, Industry Reports Show

GEORGIA: Reusable cloth diapers are becoming more popular among health- and environmentally-conscious parents. In response to increasing demand, Baby Tooshy has introduced new reusable cloth diapers and covers — made of hemp — that make cloth diapers virtually leak-proof, to help families save money and waste compared to disposable diapers. Numerous studies have reported that the costs Read the full article…

Southern GOP Lawmaker Defends Medical Pot: ‘We’ve Never Had An Overdose On Marijuana’

GEORGIA: As state lawmakers consider a medical marijuana bill in Georgia, the measure is getting support from an unexpected source: a conservative Republican state representative. During a radio interview on the Bryan Crabtree Show late last week, State Rep. David Clark (R) discussed HB 722, a proposal that would expand Georgia’s medical marijuana regime. Clark, a self-described “Constitutional Read the full article…

Illinoisans Can Suggest New Diseases For Marijuana Program

ILLINOIS: Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state’s medical marijuana pilot program have another chance to submit suggestions during January. The Illinois Department of Public Health will accept petitions starting Jan. 1 and continuing through the month. The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in Read the full article…

Poll: Ga. Voters Massively Support Expanding Medical Marijuana Bill

GEORGIA: Their two-year-old daughter suffers from a debilitating variety of seizures. After her parents received her medical marijuana registration card, she had her first dose of cannabis oil and it helped her “immediately.” A new statewide poll just released to 11Alive News shows Georgia voters massively support expanding the current medical marijuana bill. According to Georgians Read the full article…

Georgia Voters Split On Recreational Marijuana Legalization

GEORGIA: Georgia voters are split on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. The results of our exclusive 11Alive Survey USA poll are in, just as all eyes are on the state of Ohio. Voters there are deciding in Tuesday’s election whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Just 10 or 15 years ago, virtually no one who Read the full article…