Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The US Justice Department concedes it cannot prosecute the Kettle Falls Five because of congressional bans on spending money to go after medical marijuana states, Arkansas regulators are swamped with grow and sales applications, and more. National Tuesday, the Justice Department dropped the Kettle Falls Five Case, Conceding It is Blocked from Prosecuting. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Last week was quiet on the medical marijuana front, with all the action taking place in the courts. A Florida farmer sues over grower licenses, a Montana dispensary operator sues over a local ban, and more. Florida Last Friday, the state’s medical marijuana law was challenged by a black farmer. A state law […]

US Drug Overdose Deaths Spike

US Drug Overdose Deaths Spike

US Drug Overdose Deaths Spike Opioids are highly addictive. More than 2 million Americans now have an “opioid disorder.” Experts agree that the boom in Rx (prescription) painkillers triggered the rash of deaths from opioids in the United States today. A study published in April concluded that new medical marijuana laws reduced hospitalizations for opioid […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update NIH awards a grant to study marijuana and opioid addiction, the head of the NBA hints at a more relaxed approach to pot, Utah activists are ready to begin signature-gathering for a medical marijuana initiative, and more. NationalLast Wednesday, the NIH awarded a grant to study marijuana and opioid addiction. The National […]

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use In a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled voluntarily in the New Mexico state medical cannabis program and found that they significantly reduced their utilization of […]

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think $POTN The opioid crisis is getting a lot of attention now, but the highly-addictive Rx (prescription medications) are not the only class of pain relievers causing serious health problems in the US. “The opioid crisis is an emergency — and I’m saying officially right now it’s […]

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication $POTN A recent study reveals at 40% of patients who consume high-CBD forms of cannabis stopped using traditional pharmaceutical medications and now use marijuana to treat their symptoms. The survey was conducted by Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on the legal […]

Majority of Voters Think Marijuana Should Be Legal

Majority of Voters Think Marijuana Should Be Legal

Majority of Voters Think Marijuana Should Be Legal Almost 90% of American voters think marijuana should be made legal nationwide for either personal use, medical use, or both, according to the results of a new survey. The wide-ranging Harvard-Harris poll found that 49% of voters think marijuana should be legal for personal and medical use, […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $POTN Commentary: Last Friday, a Justice Department Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions released its report policy reformers and industry insiders worry that the report will link marijuana to violent crime, laying the basis for a crackdown on marijuana users and purveyors. […]

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy Canada’s stock market has been focused on the Cannabis industry opening up, but the country’s largest stock exchange is grappling with how to deal with Cannabis related companies that have investments in the US, where marijuana is banned by federal law. There could be more certainty soon, there […]

California Growing Too Much Marijuana, Supply Stacks Up

California Growing Too Much Marijuana, Supply Stacks Up

California Growing Too Much Marijuana, Supply Stacks Up California’s marijuana growers are producing far more pot than is consumed in-state, and will be forced to reduce crops under new regulations that ban exports. Nevertheless, some marijuana growers are likely to stay in the black market and send marijuana to other states, activity that’s also illegal […]

USA Medical Marijuana Update

USA Medical Marijuana Update

USA Medical Marijuana Update A measure that would allow VA docs to issue medical marijuana recommendations advanced in the Senate. Massachusetts’ highest court rules in favor of a worker fired for using medical marijuana, and more. Utah regulators give initial approval for Hemp research Interview with Bruce Barren, Potnetwork Holdings’s (OTCMKT:POTN), brand Ambassador.  National Last […]

President Trump’s DOJ Ramping Up Crackdown on Marijuana Laws

President Trump’s DOJ Ramping Up Crackdown on Marijuana Laws

President Trump’s DOJ Ramping Up Crackdown on Marijuana Laws The Trump Administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under USAG Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by AG Sessions, is expected to release a report this week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana […]

Hemp CBD Vs Cannabis CBD, the Difference

Hemp CBD Vs Cannabis CBD, the Difference

Hemp CBD Vs Cannabis CBD, the Difference $POTN CBD stands for phytocannabinoid Cannabidiol. It has come into the medical cannabis scene like no other natural compound has ever done. CBD has received lots of media attention over the past few years; however, there are many people that have questions about it: Below is everything one […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Florida gets sued over its “No Smoking” medical marijuana law, Maryland gets its 1st dispensary approved, West Virginia’s medical marijuana law goes into effect, and more. Florida Last Thursday, the state was sued over the no smoking provision in the medical marijuana law. Orlando attorney John Morgan, the mastermind and chief funder […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update An initiative campaign is getting underway in Utah, Florida’s governor signs medical marijuana implementation into law, and more. Arkansas Monday, the state announced it will begin accepting medical marijuana applications this week. The state Medical Marijuana Commission will begin accepting applications from potential medical marijuana growers and distributors as of this Friday, […]

What to Expect When, Not If, Recreational Marijuana is Legal in California

What to Expect When, Not If, Recreational Marijuana is Legal in California

What to Expect When, Not If, Recreational Marijuana is Legal in California With the perfected idea of California on Recreational Marijuana (RM) is less than a year away, state lawmakers approved legislation that illustrates what that may look like, think: Marijuana samples at the county fair, home delivery, Organic label regulations and an industry a […]

Activist Minister Al Sharpton Want More Blacks in the Legal Marijuana Business

Activist Minister Al Sharpton Want More Blacks in the Legal Marijuana Business

Activist Minister Al Sharpton Want More Blacks in the Legal Marijuana Business Black activist minister Al Sharpton reportedly believes the legal marijuana industry has “disproportionately excluded” Blacks “from business opportunities” and is calling for more diversity. The civil rights preacher, who heads the Harlem-based National Action Network, was the Keynote speaker at the Cannabis World […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Despite everything, Attorney General Sessions has medical marijuana on his mind, Florida lawmakers approve a no-smoking medical marijuana implementation bill, Vermont’s governor signs a medical marijuana expansion bill, and more.  National Monday, it was reported that Attorney General Sessions asked Congress to let him go after medical marijuana. Attorney General Sessions sent […]

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer Legal marijuana companies are turning to Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency, in an effort to get rid of all its cash, as banks stay on the sidelines. The inability to access traditional financial institutions is 1 of the marijuana industry’s biggest impediments. Legal cannabis was a […]

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction?

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction?

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction? $ENDP Last Thursday, the FDA took an unprecedented step in an attempt to curb America’s opioid abuse crisis, but that does not yet mean that medical grade marijuana will be more seriously considered as an alternative to the highly addictive and deadly heroin like Rx drugs. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Veterans Administration Secretary hints at openness to medical marijuana for PTSD, Arkansas regulators are ready to accept applications, Florida lawmakers are ready to move forward on implementing the will of the voters, and more. National Last Wednesday, the VA secretary said he’s open to medical marijuana for PTSD. Department of Veterans […]

Recreational Marijuana Use Coming to California in 2018

Recreational Marijuana Use Coming to California in 2018

Recreational Marijuana Use Coming to California in 2018 In Y 2018, 25 years after approving medical marijuana, Californians will be able to consume it for recreational, and the localities that have reaped the most from legal marijuana sales may in for a billion-dollar windfall. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Alameda counties collected the most in […]

Drugged Driving Is Now a Leading Cause of Fatal Car Crashes in the US

Drugged Driving Is Now a Leading Cause of Fatal Car Crashes in the US

Drugged Driving Is Now a Leading Cause of Fatal Car Crashes in the US According to a recent report compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Association and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, prescription and/or illegal drugs were involved in 43% of fatal car crashes in Y 2015, while 37 involved illegal amounts of alcohol. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley file a CBD research bill, Detroit has been moving against unpermitted dispensaries, and more.  National Last Thursday a week, a pair of prohibitoinist senators filed a CBD research bill. Two of the Senate’s most ardent prohibitionists, International Narcotics Control caucus leaders Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) […]

Future Uncertain, as Speculators Pour Money into Cannabis Industry

Future Uncertain, as Speculators Pour Money into Cannabis Industry

Future Uncertain, as Speculators Pour Money into Cannabis Industry The adversarial stance of The Trump Administration’s toward cannabis has yellow lights flashing in the growing industry, but speculators’ money continues to pour in. Marijuana focused companies raised more than $731-M between 1 January and 21 April, an almost 7X increase from the same frame last […]

Medical Marijuana Update, US Veterans in Focus

Medical Marijuana Update, US Veterans in Focus

Medical Marijuana Update, US Veterans in Focus The nation’s leading Veterans organization wants The Trump Administration to open up medical marijuana research for Vets, Maryland regulators grant 1st medical marijuana business licenses, the Utah GOP rejects a resolution in support of medical marijuana. National Last Thursday, the American Legion asked President Trump to allow medical […]

THC’s Effects on the Human Brain

THC’s Effects on the Human Brain

THC’s Effects on the Human Brain A “toke” a day might just keep the doctor away, or at least keep your brain younger. That according to a new study out Monday in the journal Nature Medicine. Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University gave young and old mice THC, that is the ingredient […]

US Workers Testing Positive for Drugs, Marijuana Use Spikes

US Workers Testing Positive for Drugs, Marijuana Use Spikes

US Workers Testing Positive for Drugs, Marijuana Use Spikes More US workers reportedly are testing positive for illicit drugs than at any time in the last 12 years. Meanwhile, the number of workers who tested positive for marijuana rose by 4%, while positive results for other drugs also rose “The increases come against a backdrop […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update President Donald Trump has signaled that he and the DOJ will ignore congressional mandates protecting Medical Marijuana states, Florida fails to complete Medical Marijuana implementation legislation. Thursday US AG Jeff Sessions signaled that the DOJ will enforce the laws and seek maximum sentences for drug law violators, The Drug War looks like […]

President Trump Signals: War on Drugs Back on in the USA

President Trump Signals: War on Drugs Back on in the USA

President Trump Signals: War on Drugs Back on in the USA President Donald Trump is signaling that he and the DOJ will ignore congressional mandates protecting Medical Marijuana states, Florida fails to complete Medical Marijuana implementation legislation. Thursday US AG Jeff Sessions signaled that the DOJ will enforce the laws and seek maximum sentences for […]

President Trump’s Drug Policy: Deliver Stiffest Penalties to Offenders

President Trump’s Drug Policy: Deliver Stiffest Penalties to Offenders

President Trump’s Drug Policy: Deliver Stiffest Penalties to Offenders US AG Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama Era policies that will send more people to prison and for much longer terms. The move has long been expected from […]

Medical Marijuana Arguments Dismissed as “Desperate” by Trump Administration Official

Medical Marijuana Arguments Dismissed as “Desperate” by Trump Administration Official

Medical Marijuana Arguments Dismissed as “Desperate” by Trump Administration Official Late Friday, President Donald Trump signaled he may ignore a Congressional ban on interfering with state medical marijuana laws, arguing in a lengthy statement that he is not legally bound by a series of limits lawmakers imposed on him. President Trump issued the “signing statement” […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Open enrollment is now underway for Maryland patients, regulatory bills are advancing in Florida and Montana, and more. Florida Last Monday, a medical marijuana regulation bill won a House committee vote. The House Health and Human Services Committee approved House Bill 1397, which aims to regulate the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana system. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas and North Dakota are moving toward enacting their voter-approved medical marijuana laws, Oklahoma and Wisconsin see CBD Cannabis Oil bills signed into law, +++. Arkansas Last Tuesday, state regulators finalized the medical marijuana rules. The state Medical Marijuana Commission gave final approval to rules governing dispensaries and cultivation facilities. The rules […]

Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable”

Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable”

Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable” A survey of Americans’ views on marijuana found that a majority of people think the drug is “socially acceptable” — a position that may put them at  odds with USAG Jeff Sessions, who once said that a marijuana habit is only “slightly less awful” than heroin. The […]

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst The threat of stricter marijuana enforcement by The Trump Administration has legal cannabis advocates on edge, and preparing for a “worst-case scenario”. “It’s definitely an interesting time. We are nervous,” Beth Collins, senior director of government relations with Americans for Safe Access (ASA) said in a TV […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas’ governor signs a package of medical marijuana regulation bills, a West Virginia medical marijuana bill is just a vote away from final passage, and more.  Arkansas Last Monday, the governor signed into law a dozen medical marijuana-related bills. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a dozen bills aimed at regulating […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A new study suggests that medical marijuana can reduce opioid abuse, Arkansas and Florida continue to grapple with addressing voter-approved medical marijuana laws, and more.  National Last Monday a new study found that legalized medical marijuana could help curb opiod abuse. A new study reported in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence […]

Canada to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

Canada to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

Canada to Legalize Marijuana in 2018 Sunday, it was reported that in April Canada’s government will announce that Marijuana will be legalized across the country by July of Y 2018. The move comes on the recommendation of a high level government task force who’s leaders briefed Canadian lawmakers at the weekend on how to handle […]

AG Jeff Sessions, “Marijuana Use Will Destroy Your Life’

AG Jeff Sessions, “Marijuana Use Will Destroy Your Life’

AG Jeff Sessions, “Drug Use Will Destroy Your Life’ US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position on Marijuana, stating he believes its medicinal properties have been “hyped, maybe too much.” USAG Session made his remarks after a speech on Justice Department efforts to fight violent crime in Richmond, Virginia Wednesday. “I think Medical Marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A package of implementation bills is moving in Arkansas, Florida Republicans use an implementation bill to try to impose restrictions on the voter-approved medical marijuana law, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, A package of “fix” bills were moving. The Senate sent two medical marijuana bills to the governor’s desk, while the House […]

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana As more states legalize marijuana for humans, more pet owners are giving their animal companions cannabis-based extracts, ointments and edibles marketed to treat everything from arthritis and anxiety to seizures and cancer. Most of these pet products, which are not regulated, contain cannabidiol or CBD, a chemical compound […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The North Dakota legislature continues to muck about with the state’s new voter-approved medical marijuana law, North Carolina sees a full-fledged medical marijuana bill introduced, and more.  Iowa Last Thursday, a CBD expansion bill stalled. A bill that could have expanded the use of CBD cannabis oil ran into a brick wall […]

President Trump Vows to Win Drug War, Does Not Mention Marijuana

President Trump Vows to Win Drug War, Does Not Mention Marijuana

President Trump Vows to Win Drug War, Does Not Mention Marijuana $SLTK, $GWPH, Southern California company, Solis Tech, Inc (OTCMKT:SLTK), focused on the efficient indoor growing of Medical Marijuana  The next big brain cancer drug may come from Medical Marijuana In his address to Congress Tuesday night, President Trump echoed Ronald Reagan, as he vowed […]

USAG Sessions, There is More Violence Around Pot Than ‘One Would Think’

USAG Sessions, There is More Violence Around Pot Than ‘One Would Think’

USAG Sessions, There is More Violence Around Pot Than ‘One Would Think’ The US Justice Department will try to adopt “responsible policies” for enforcement of federal anti-marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions says, adding that he believes violence surrounds sales and use of the drug in the US In a meeting with reporters Monday, AG […]

Influential Medical Doctors Come Out Against Recreational Marijuana

Influential Medical Doctors Come Out Against Recreational Marijuana

Influential Medical Doctors Come Out Against Recreational Marijuana An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use. Many parents use the drug and think it’s Ok for their kids, but “we would rather not mess around with the developing brain,” said […]

Investor Caution Urged, Future of Cannabis Industry Unclear

Investor Caution Urged, Future of Cannabis Industry Unclear

Investor Caution Urged, Future of Cannabis Industry Unclear $GWPH, $INSY, $ACBFF, $AXIM, $SLTK Looking for The Trump Administration to crack down on Recreational Marijuana The cannabis industry analysts urge caution, saying it is difficult to estimate how many marijuana businesses will be shuttered by the strict Law & Order Trump Administration DOJ as begins enforcing federal laws […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana is keeping Arkansas legislators and regulators busy, Kentucky and West Virginia see full-fledged medical cannabis bills filed, a CBD cannabis oil bill heads to the governor’s desk in Indiana, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, the House approved a bill banning military members from becoming registered caregivers. The body approved House […]

Trump Administration: Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced

Trump Administration: Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced

Trump Administration: the Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he expects the Justice Department (DOJ) to increase enforcement of laws prohibiting the recreational use of marijuana, a departure from the Hussein-Obama Admin’s less aggressive stance as states began legalizing recreational as well as medical use of the drug. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update It is  all Red State Medical Marijuana news this week, reflecting the slow spread of acceptance to even the most conservative areas of the country. Arkansas Last Wednesday, a batch of medical marijuana “fix” bills were moving. Six medical marijuana-related bills moved out of committees to face floor votes in their respective […]

California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules

California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules

California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules $SLTK, $GWPH The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now accepting applications for a marijuana advisory committee to help inform the agency as the state sets up rules governing the new industry. Medical cannabis laws passed by the Legislature in 2015 and the recreational legalization measure voters approved in […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas legislators are trying to ban medical marijuana smoking and edibles, a new Florida bill seeks to revamp that state’s medical marijuana system, and more.  Arkansas On January 25,a lawmaker filed a bill to ignore the voters’ will until federal law changes State Sen. Jason Rapert (R-District 18) filed a bill that […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Illinois Treasurer asks President Donald Trump for clarity on banking for the medical cannabis industry, North Dakota legislators work to ensure workers’ compensation will not pay for medical marijuana for injured employees, and more. Arkansas On Monday, Athe legislature approved changes to the state’s new medical marijuana law. With the state […]

America’s Big Banks Enter the Marijuana Industry

America’s Big Banks Enter the Marijuana Industry

America’s Big Banks Enter the Marijuana Industry $JPM, $BAC, $C, $WFC , $MCD, $SBUX, $AAPL, $WFM A Key issues facing the marijuana industry in the US states with legalized marijuana is their inability to find a bank willing to handle the money. That is because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and many banks have […]

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Said to Backs Patient Rx’s German lawmakers have approved legislation that will allow some patients to get Cannabis as a Rx-only medication. Parliament’s lower house passed the bill unanimously last Thursday. The vote clears the way for the law to take effect in March. Germany’s Health Minister Hermann Groehe stressed the […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Hemp Industries Association takes on the DEA over its new coding rule for CBDs, state legislators are busily messing with successful medical marijuana initiatives, and more. National Last Friday, the HIA sued the DEA over CBD. The Hemp Industries Association filed a judicial review action against the DEA last Friday over […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana bills are popping up all over the place, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture has been filed, and more.  National Last Thursday, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture was filed. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) filed House Resolution 331, which would […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas and Florida start moving toward voter-approved medical marijuana systems, Massachusetts activists push for greater patient access, and more.  Arkansas Last Friday, a lawmaker filed medical marijuana implementation bills. State Rep. Douglas House (R-North Little Rock) has filed a pair of bills aimed at the state’s new medical marijuana law. House Bill […]

The DC Cannabis Coalition Gifting Marijuana on Inauguration Day

The DC Cannabis Coalition Gifting Marijuana on Inauguration Day

The DC Cannabis Coalition Gifting Marijuana on Inauguration Day A group that supports the legalization of Marijuana will hand out free “joints” in Washington, DS on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, January 20, according to news reports. The DC Cannabis Coalition will start the handouts at 8:00a, then the group will march to the National Mall. […]

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue Tuesday, laws legalizing Medical Marijuana went into effect in Florida, promising enormous sales in the State and a possible alternative to addictive Rx opioids for patients. Patients seeking Marijuana to treat a variety of conditions can officially get Medical Marijuana legally through participating doctors and dispensaries in […]

Famed Hollywood Sign Prank’d to Read “Hollyweed”

Famed Hollywood Sign Prank’d to Read “Hollyweed”

Famed Hollywood Sign Prank’d to Read “Hollyweed” Year 2017 is already starting on a “High” note, he famed Hollywood sign was vandalized early Sunday morning to read “Hollyweed.” The alteration comes after California voters approved recreational marijuana in November. In a New Year’s prank, someone was able to climb up Mount Lee, in the Hollywood […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A study finds medical marijuana associated with a decline in traffic fatalities, the Arizona courts stick up for medical marijuana, changes in state law will have impacts in Colorado and Oregon, and more. National Last Monday, a study found that states with medical marijuana laws see a decline in traffic deaths. A […]

Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest

Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest

Marijuana Legalization in USA Triggering Keen Investor Interest $GWPH, $INSY, $CARA, $MON, $ADM Marijuana legalization in the USA has brought keen interest among investors seeking to profit from a growing and very valuable cash crop. The states of California, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Florida, North Dakota, Arkansas and Montana have approved measures to allow the Medical […]

The Trump Administration and Legalized Marijuana

The Trump Administration and Legalized Marijuana

The Trump Administration and Legalized Marijuana Incoming Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions (R:AL) has taken a firm and consistent stand against legalization of Marijuana. If confirmed by the US Senate, and he will  be, AG Sessions is widely thought to be likely to abandon the Obama Administration’s “look the other way” policy on state laws […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The DEA has clarified that it still considers CBD to be illegal, Arkansas moves forward on implementation of its new program, Michigan gets legal dispensaries and a favorable court ruling, and more.  National Last Wednesday, DEA clarified that, yes, it still considers CBD to be illegal. The DEA added a new code […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Montana’s dispensaries are coming back to life, Michigan’s medical marijuana fees have been funding aggressive anti-marijuana law enforcement, and more.  Arkansas On Monday, members of the state’s new medical marijuana commission were sworn in. In the first meeting of a commission established to create a state medical marijuana system after voters approved […]

Beer Sales are Down in US States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal

Beer Sales are Down in US States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal

Beer Sales are Down in US States Where Recreational Marijuana is Legal $BUD, $TAP Year to date, beer volumes have fallen roughly 2% in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, which have all legalized recreational marijuana, according to Neilsen data cited in a recent report from Cowen & Co. At the same time, marijuana consumption has grown […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Advocates file a petition to rein in DEA misinformation about medical marijuana, Arkansas regulators are moving to implement the new law there, Minnesota adds PTSD, and more. National On Monday, ASA filed a petition with the DOJ to make DEA stop lying about marijuana. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed a petition […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The elections are over and the legislative season is yet to begin, so things are quiet on the medical marijuana front. Below are a couple of updates, as follows:  Maryland Last Monday, the Maryland Cannabis Commission announced that it is hiring a consultant to advise it on steps it can take to […]

Donald Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is No Friend of Marijuana

Donald Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is No Friend of Marijuana

Donald Trump’s AG, Jeff Sessions, is No Friend of Marijuana In what is generally viewed as a negative development for the legal Marijuana market, US President Elect Donald Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next Attorney General of the United States. Senstor Sessions is an outspoken critic of marijuana legalization who […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update State lawmakers in Arkansas and Montana are grappling with the results of popular votes allowing medical marijuana, and an Arizona dispensary operator eyes a Y 2018 initiative. ArizonaOn Monday, a dispensary operator announced plans for a 2018 medical marijuana expansion initiative. The owners of the Wellness Center, an Apache Junction dispensary, are […]

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic In Y 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than in any other year on record. Over 60% of these deaths involved opioids. These powerful medications are often prescribed to people for chronic pain relief, although they often fail to provide relief. Where they do excel is in causing […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana went 4 for 4 last Tuesday, Election Day, the feds give up on trying to shut down the Berkeley Patients Group, and more.  National On Monday, a new report called marijuana a “promising option” for dealing with opioid addiction. A new report from the National Cannabis Industry Association finds that increasing […]

The Trump Presidency and the Marijuana Industry

The Trump Presidency and the Marijuana Industry

The Trump Presidency and the Marijuana Industry $GWPH, $SMG Of the 9 states where voters were considering legalizing marijuana for either recreational or medical use, 8 approved the statewide measures. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada approved initiatives allowing the recreational use of cannabis, while Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota approved medical marijuana. Montana, where the […]

California, Its Quest to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

California, Its Quest to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

California, Its Quest to Legalize Recreational Marijuana California’s state capital region could reap 20,000 jobs and generate $4.2-B in business if it becomes a hub for a legalized marijuana industry, a study released Monday showed. The report from the University of the Pacific in Stockton was commissioned by the cannabis investment company Truth Enterprises, just […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update With all eyes on the November elections, it is quiet on the medical marijuana front. Minors get admitted to the program in Connecticut, and, speaking of the elections, we have news from Florida.  Connecticut Last Thursday, minors became eligible to qualify for medical marijuana. Under changes in the state’s medical marijuana system […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Chelsea Clinton retracts an errant statement, a California bill creating a “Micro Farm” license for Ma-and-Pa growers is signed into law, Massachusetts moves toward being more patient-friendly, and more. National Last Thursday, a spokesman conceded that Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” about the risk of marijuana fatalities. Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” when she suggested that […]

California Voters Appear Set to Pass Recreational Marijuana Legalization

California Voters Appear Set to Pass Recreational Marijuana Legalization

California Voters Appear Set to Pass Recreational Marijuana Legalization Polls show California headed toward the legalization of Recreational Marijuana with Prop. 64 Proposition 64 if passed will legalize the recreational use of marijuana for anyone over 21. If its supporters believe that passage of Proposition 64 would raise $1-B in taxes annually, dramatically reduce prison […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update No medical cannabis for Missouri this year, polling looks good for the Florida initiative and tense for competing Arkansas initiatives, Colorado moves toward adding PTSD as a qualifying condition, and more.  Arkansas Last Thursday, the state’s highest court threw out a challenge to a medical marijuana initiative. The state Supreme Court has […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The governors of Delaware and New Jersey sign medical marijuana expansion bills, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson kicks in a million bucks to fend off medical cannabis in Florida, Montana patients are losing access to providers, and more.  National Monday, a study of fatal car crashes found medical marijuana may curb opioid use. […]

5 US States May Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2016

5 US States May Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2016

5 US States May Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2016 About 50% of the US has already legalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use. This November, 9 US states may continue the trend. Of those 9 states, 5 have ballot initiatives that could result in legal recreational use. California could legalize recreational use, thus making […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update As all eyes turn toward cannabis legalization initiatives looming in November, it’s been pretty quiet on the medical marijuana front. At least there’s good news from Michigan.  Michigan Last Thursday, the Senate passed an industry regulation bill allowing dispensaries. The state Senate Thursday passed a bill that would tax and regulate medical marijuana […]