Administration of Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program To Transfer To Cannabis Control Commission

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MASSACHUSETTS: On December 23, 2018, administration and oversight of the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program will transfer from the Department of Public Health (DPH) to the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC), a change that is mandated by Massachusetts law, Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017, AN ACT TO ENSURE SAFE ACCESS TO MARIJUANA. The law requires Read the full article…

Cannabis Use Associated With Improved Outcomes In Bipolar Patients

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MASSACHUSETTS: Cannabis use is associated with an alleviation of clinical symptoms in patients with bipolar disorder, and does not negatively impact cognitive performance, according to clinical trial data published in the journal PLoS One. Investigators with Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital in Massachusetts assessed the impact of marijuana use on mood symptomology and cognitive Read the full article…

Minority-Focused Cannabis Business Accelerator Accepts Its Inaugural Round Of Applicants

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First participants made up exclusively of women, economic empowerment, and minority owned small businesses. MASSACHUSETTS: Sira Naturals, a Massachusetts-based registered marijuana dispensary (RMD) group, has accepted the inaugural class of applicants into the Sira Accelerator program, its small-business accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs navigate and succeed within the emerging regulated cannabis industry. From an initial response of more Read the full article…

Survey: Oncologists Believe Medical Cannabis To Be Equally Or More Effective Than Conventional Treatments

Sixty-five percent of respondents said that medical marijuana was equally effective or more effective than standard treatments for addressing appetite loss and/or cachexia.

MASSACHUSETTS: The majority of oncologists believe that the use of medical cannabis is either as effective or more effective than conventional treatments for managing symptoms of cancer, according to survey data published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators lead by researchers at The Dana Farber Cancer Clinic randomly surveyed oncologists’ beliefs with regard to the Read the full article…

Mass Cannabis Control Commission Approves 205 Potential Licensing Applicants

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MASSACHUSETTS: The Cannabis Control Commission concluded its priority review process on Tuesday, ultimately approving 205 prospective licensees to enter the agency’s application system early and have their license applications processed first. The 205 total certified includes 82 Registered Marijuana Dispensaries (RMDs) and 123 Economic Empowerment Applicants, which were required to demonstrate residency, experience or business practices Read the full article…

Mass Cannabis Control Commission Notice Of Public Meeting May 22

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MASSACHUSETTS: In accordance with Sections 18-25 of Chapter 30A of the Massachusetts General Laws, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Cannabis Control Commission. The meeting will take place at 10:30AM on May 22, 2018 in the Health Policy Commission Conference Room, 50 Milk Street, 8th Floor Boston, MA. PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA 1) Call Read the full article…

Curaleaf Opens Medical Cannabis Dispensary In Oxford To Service Central Massachusetts

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MASSACHUSETTS: Curaleaf, a provider of high-quality, reliable, and safe cannabinoid-based products, officially opened its second medical cannabis dispensary in Massachusetts. Now patients in central Massachusetts can more easily access needed medical care. This new location in Oxford joins the company’s successful Hanover dispensary that opened in fall of 2017. Located at 425 Main Street, Curaleaf offers a Read the full article…

85% Of U.S. Doctors Suspect Their Patients Abuse Opioids

Docs avoid recommending pot for opioid addiction

Survey shows 77% list medical marijuana as least preferred alternative MASSACHUSETTS:  The opioid epidemic causes more than 100 overdoses daily in America and fewer than 1 in 5 treating physicians approve of the government’s handling of the crisis. These findings are from a new survey of 501 physicians conducted by InCrowd and McLean Hospital. “The Read the full article…

CannaKorp Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

CannaKorp’s Wisp Herbal Vaporizing System, is the world’s first single-use, pod-based herbal vaporizer. This home appliance ensures the finest experience in converting natural botanical and beneficial herbal products into a vapor form, free of combustion, additives and without denaturing. (PRNewsfoto/CannaKorp, Inc.)

MASSACHUSETTS: CannaKorp., the world’s first single-use, pod-based herbal vaporizer, announced today that it has opened its first crowdfunding campaign. This follows several successful fundraising rounds for the company, in which the company has raised over $7.5m. Crowdfunding allows all of CannaKorp’s dedicated followers to participate in its funding and assist in its short-term launch goals. The funds raised Read the full article…

NE’s Largest Cannabis Convention Returns To Boston March 24-25, 2018

NECANN comes to Rhode Island Oct 28 & 29

MASSACHUSETTS: The 4th Annual New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the NECANN, will return to the Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25. With over 5,000 attendees, 200+ industry exhibitors, and 120+ local and national speakers, the New England Cannabis Convention will be the largest Cannabis and Hemp Industry event ever Read the full article…