Cannabis Industry Needs More Budtenders

Jake Dimmock at Diego Pellicer Seattle

The Cannabis industry is thriving right now, as more and more states legalize the natural drug for medical consumption and recreational use. The industry is worth an astonishing $50 billion dollars and one of the most in demand positions is what’s known as the budtender. Budtender’s are the front of house staff, the first people Read the full article…

FSD Pharma To Establish Presence In Canada’s Insurance Regimes

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Signs agreement focusing on exploring insurance coverage for medical cannabis Canada wide CANADA: FSD Pharma Inc. announced the signing of a consulting agreement with Joseph L. Romano, a well-respected lawyer with a strong track-record in personal injury law. Mr. Romano has been working with medical cannabis since 2006, assisting people coping with chronic pain to have Read the full article…

First US Clinical Study Assessing Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Supplementation In Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury Begins In Colorado

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COLORADO:  The Flowering HOPE Foundation and Clover Leaf University have just announced sponsorship and collaboration on the first US clinical study to be approved to investigate plant-derived cannabinoid supplements in recovery from brain injury.  The study will analyze quantitative EEG brain activity and a cannabinoid-sensitive salivary biomarker in 40 subjects with mild traumatic brain injury and controls who currently Read the full article…

Tilray Announces Successful Medical Cannabis Harvest In Portugal; Provides Update On European Operations

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CANADA: Tilray, a global leader in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal Unipessoal Lda. has completed a successful harvest of medical cannabis at the Company’s European Union (EU) Campus in Portugal. Tilray’s EU Campus in Portugal is a multi-faceted production facility that includes indoor, outdoor and greenhouse cultivation sites, Read the full article…

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Figures — March 3, 2019

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OHIO:  The following are program sales totals from 1/16/2019 to 3/3/2019: Total sales: $1,520,381 Total volume of product sold: 201 pounds The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will provide weekly sales figures through April 1st after which a monthly report will be made available. Patient registration information will continue to be reported on a monthly Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Coshocton

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Ohio Cannabis Company, located at 23024 County Road 621, Ste. 1, Coshocton. For a list of all Dispensary Certificates of Operation, please click here.

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…

Study: Majority Of Medical Cannabis Patients Are Seeking Pain Relief

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MICHIGAN: Most US patients registered to access medical cannabis cite chronic pain as their primary qualifying condition, according to data published in the journal Health Affairs. Investigators from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor reviewed patient registration data from the majority of states that provide medical cannabis access. (Some states, notably California and Maine, possess voluntary registries and therefore 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…

Patients Frequently Substitute Cannabis For Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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CANADA: Patients authorized to legally use medical cannabis frequently substitute it in place of benzodiazepines, according to a pair of new studies. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs primarily used for treating anxiety. According to data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control, benzodiazepines were attributed to over 11,500 overdose deaths in 2017. In the first study, Canadian Read the full article…