Manhattan D.A. Vance Ends Prosecution Of Marijuana Possession And Smoking Cases

D.A. Renews Call on New York State to Legalize Marijuana

New “Decline-To-Prosecute” Policy Follows National Review of Public Safety in Jurisdictions Where Marijuana is no Longer Criminally Prosecuted NEW YORK: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today released the D.A.’s Office’s new policy to decline to prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases, effective tomorrow, August 1. The policy, which is included below, is expected to reduce Manhattan Read the full article…

The Blinc Group Enters Into Exclusive Distribution Agreement With Headies For Florida

Headies will have exclusive access to Puffmen’s portfolio for Florida

Headies will have exclusive access to Puffmen’s portfolio for Florida NEW YORK: The Blinc Group today announced that its customer in the vaping distribution industry, Headies Smoke Shops, has signed an agreement with Puffmen, to be the exclusive distributor in the State of Florida for its nicotine and cannabis vaping portfolio. Recognized as one of Read the full article…

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Temporary ID Cards Will be Available for Certified Patients to Purchase Products More Quickly NEW YORK:  The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of emergency regulations adding any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Effective immediately, registered practitioners may certify patients to use medical Read the full article…

The Blinc Group Debuts X-Pro Series By Ultraflo

The Blinc Group announces the X-Pro Series by Ultraflo. The most versatile & consistent vape cartridges.

NEW YORK: The Blinc Group has launched its latest innovation in vape technology: the X-Pro Series – a revolutionary new heating element that heats only the oil you’re vaping, maintaining the flavor and quality of your oil down to the last drop. The Ultraflo X-Pro Series cartridges, powered by a patent pending technology, are by design the most consistent and versatile Read the full article…

NYC Cannabis Parade Redux: A Month Ago Today

Curved Papers Founder Michael O'Malley address the NYC Cannabis Parade 2018

By Michael O’Malley NEW YORK: New York Gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon thrilled the crowd on a perfect Spring Day.  I had taken the opportunity that Steve Bloom, Editor of Freedom Leaf and Celebstoner.com, had given me to speak at the NYC Cannabis Parade on May 5th seriously, because it seemed to me like the chance of Read the full article…

Blockchain Technology Integration In The Cannabis Supply Chain

The report indicates that enhanced transparency and immutability, improving smart contracts, increasing security concerns are factors that drive the growth of the market.

NEW YORK: According to a market research reported by IndustryARC, the blockchain market in supply chain is expected to reach $424.24 million by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 48.37 percent during the forecast period. A supply chain is a network between a company and its suppliers to produce and distribute products or services to the Read the full article…

New York State: Legal Cannabis Market Would Yield $434 Million Annually

New York State: Legal Cannabis Market Would Yield $434 Million Annually

NEW YORK:  The state of New York would gain an estimated $434 million annually in new tax revenue under a regulated adult use marijuana market, according to an analysis prepared by the New York City Comptroller’s office. The report estimates the size of the statewide cannabis market to be $3.1 billion. “Our analysis shows that a 10% retail Read the full article…

District Attorney Vance to End the Prosecution of Marijuana Possession and Smoking Cases

"The dual mission of the @ ManhattanDA's Office is a safer New York and a more equal justice system. The ongoing arrest and criminal prosecution of predominantly black and brown New Yorkers for smoking marijuana serves neither of these goals. "

New Manhattan D.A. “Decline to Prosecute” Policy Effective August 1st NEW YORK:  Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced a new effort to reduce inequality and unnecessary interactions with the criminal justice system. Beginning August 1st, the D.A.’s Office will decline to prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases. The District Attorney’s Office has invited Read the full article…

Cannabis PE Firm Merida Capital Partners Exceeds $50 Million In Assets Under Management

“Merida continues to see an acceleration of institutional interest in our core strategy,”

NEW YORK:  Merida Capital Partners, a private equity fund targeting fundamental growth drivers underpinning the rapid development of the cannabis industry, announced it has crossed $50MM in assets under management and closed transactions in nine companies in its second Fund. With the full deployment of Merida’s first tranche of Fund II and the opening of the firm’s Read the full article…

Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Enrollment In Medical Cannabis Program

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NEW YORK:  Patients enrolled in New York state’s medical cannabis program reduce their use of opioids and spend less money on prescription medications, according to data published online in the journal Mental Health Clinician. Investigators from GPI Clinical Research labs in Rochester and the University of Buffalo assessed trends in patients’ medical cannabis and prescription drug use following Read the full article…