Acreage Announces Grand Openings Of Two The Botanist Dispensaries In February

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NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings has announced the opening of three The Botanist branded cannabis dispensaries in New York and Ohio.  The new locations are in the following cities: The Botanist  30133 Euclid Avenue    Wickliffe, OH  February 6 The Botanist  138-72 Queens Blvd.  Jamaica, NY  February 20 With these new dispensary openings, Acreage now owns or has management services agreements Read the full article…

Survey: Three Of Four Military Veterans Would Consider Using Medical Cannabis

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NEW YORK: Seventy-five percent of military veterans say that they would consider using either “cannabis or cannabinoid products as a treatment option,” according to member survey data compiled by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). The organization represents over 400,000 veterans nationwide. Under existing federal regulations, physicians affiliated with the Department of Veteran Affairs Read the full article…

New Study: Children With Autism See Improvement After Treatment With Tikun Olam High-CBD, Low-THC Medical Cannabis

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NEW YORK: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) see a “significant” improvement in symptoms and less reliance on other medications after treatment with Tikun Olam’s Avidekel™ medical cannabis, as confirmed by a new study published in Scientific Reports. The two-year study, “Real Life Experience Of Medical Cannabis Treatment In Autism: Analysis Of Safety And Efficacy,” followed 188 Read the full article…

Governor Cuomo Announces Plan For Marijuana Legalization, Calls For Automatic Record Sealing And Economic Justice

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Statement from DPA’s Kassandra Frederique: New York Can Atone For Mass Criminalization By Passing Most Progressive Legalization Bill in U.S. NEW YORK: Governor Cuomo called for effectively ending marijuana prohibition in New York State and creating a system to tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol for adults over the age of Read the full article…

Senator Schumer Announces Canopy Growth’s $100-150 Million Investment In Southern Tier Hemp

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Schumer: This Project Will Be A Huge Shot In The Arm For The Southern Tier’s Economy And Will Position The Region At The Forefront Of The Industrial Hemp Revolution NEW YORK: U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced, following his all-out effort to pass his legislation the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 as part of the bipartisan, Read the full article…

New York: Governor Says Legalizing Marijuana Is Among Administration’s Top Legislative Priorities

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NEW YORK: Enacting legislation to permit and regulate the retail sale of cannabis to adults is among the Cuomo administration’s top 2019 legislative priorities, New York’s Governor announced on Monday. Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “We must … end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma, and let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once Read the full article…

Will A Federal Appellate Court In New York End Cannabis Prohibition?

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By David Wenger, Esq. NEW YORK: Should a 12-year-old girl in Colorado with intractable epilepsy be restricted to the boundaries of Colorado in order to have access to life-saving medical cannabis? Alexis Bortell suffered from multiple daily seizures and nearly died in her disabled veteran father’s arms several times until she began using medical cannabis—since Read the full article…

Altitude Investment Management Closes Cannabis Fund I at $30M

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NYC Based Cannabis Investment Firm Successful Fund I Raise, looks to Fund II NEW YORK: Altitude Investment Management announced that it will close Fund I on November 30, 2018 with $30 million raised. Fund I commenced March 1, 2018 and is currently invested in 16 companies which emphasize the fund’s focus on investing in a diverse range Read the full article…

Acreage Holdings Acquires Blue Tire Holdings In Michigan

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NEW YORK: Acreage Holdings announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the real estate assets of Michigan-based Blue Tire Holdings to bring cannabis products to Michigan residents throughout the state. Leading development efforts in the state will be a team of Acreage Holdings and Blue Tire experts, including Blue Tire’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Saqib Read the full article…

New York: Cuomo Administration To Back Adult Use Marijuana Bill

"The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana – and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our final proposal captures the views of everyday New Yorkers,"

NEW YORK: A spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that creating a framework for legalizing adult marijuana use is among the administration’s 2019 legislative priorities. “The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana – and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our final proposal Read the full article…