» British Columbia under pressure to pass key cannabis legislation within days
25/04/18 21:45 from Marijuana Business Daily
British Columbia’s minority government will be under the gun to pass key cannabis legislation once it’s introduced in the province’s Legislative Assembly on Thursday. That’s because the legislature will have only 12 more days durin...

» Group issues advertising, marketing standards for marijuana businesses
25/04/18 21:03 from Marijuana Business Daily
The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB), a for-profit self-regulatory organization, has released proposed advertising and marketing standards for marijuana companies that belong to the group. The draft guidelines mandate, ...

» Measure legalizing CBD medicine awaits OK from Colorado governor
25/04/18 17:55 from Marijuana Business Daily
The Colorado Legislature passed a bill that permits doctors to prescribe CBD medicines provided they have won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – a development that could happen within a matter of weeks. The state...

» Canadian marijuana cultivation applications top 500 for first time
25/04/18 17:15 from Marijuana Business Daily
The number of active applicants in the pipeline to cultivate medical cannabis in Canada has surpassed 500 for the first time. As of March 31, the number of applicants stood at 509, according to data provided to Marijuana Business Daily b...

» Liquid-soluble THC comes to New York as regulators move to further boost MMJ market
25/04/18 16:48 from Marijuana Business Daily
In a sign that New York’s medical marijuana market continues to open up, regulators have given approval to an MMJ business to start selling a liquid soluble cannabis powder, a first for the state. Etain, based in Chestertown, curre...

» Washington state cannabis businesses want mandatory pesticide testing, worrying small growers
25/04/18 10:30 from Marijuana Business Daily
Washington state marijuana business owners are urging regulators to require cultivators to test adult-use crops for pesticides, a move that has triggered alarm bells among smaller growers. Some cultivators hope such a move – alread...

» Marijuana-infused products maker Dixie Brands lands $4M in funding
24/04/18 21:58 from Marijuana Business Daily
Dixie Brands, a marijuana-infused products maker in Denver, landed $4 million in its latest funding round. The company is the parent of Dixie Elixirs, which offers a range of cannabis-infused drinks, sweets, topical ointments and other p...

» Health Canada ‘open’ to medical marijuana sales through pharmacies
24/04/18 21:10 from Marijuana Business Daily
(This story has been updated from an earlier version.) The regulatory body that oversees medical cannabis in Canada says it’s open to the idea of distributing cannabis directly to patients through pharmacies, a move that could give the c...

» New app could make cannabis use safer
24/04/18 20:02 from Marijuana News -- ScienceDaily
Researchers have developed a prototype app called 'Am I Stoned' that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of phone-based tasks.

» Bogus cease-and-desist letters target Michigan medical cannabis dispensaries
24/04/18 17:46 from Marijuana Business Daily
Several Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries have received sham cease-and-desist letters even though they have been operating legitimately under temporary state rules while awaiting a business license. The bogus letters resemble genui...

» Marijuana heavyweights unite to form industry group in Canada
24/04/18 15:59 from Marijuana Business Daily
Two Canadian medical marijuana groups, which include most of the country’s top cultivators, have teamed up to address critical issues affecting businesses and patients across the country with a united voice. Cannabis Canada Associa...

» Despite historic inroads, federal marijuana reform faces uphill climb before midterm elections
24/04/18 12:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
Political support for reforming federal cannabis laws appears to be snowballing: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, President Donald Trump and former House Speaker John Boehner all recently sign...

» Michigan wants to help medical cannabis companies with banking alternatives
24/04/18 12:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
Michigan regulators are trying to tackle the thorny issue of banking services for companies in the cannabis business, but it doesn’t appear that a solution is immediately obvious. According to a Michigan NPR affiliate, the lack of ...

» 19 vie for pair of North Dakota medical marijuana cultivation permits
23/04/18 23:48 from Marijuana Business Daily
Nineteen applications were submitted in North Dakota for two medical marijuana cultivation licenses, with each applicant ponying up a $5,000 fee to be a grower in one of the nation’s newest and smallest MMJ markets. The deadline fo...

» Florida medical cannabis patient count reaches 100,000 milestone
23/04/18 21:37 from Marijuana Business Daily
Florida’s rapidly expanding medical marijuana program just hit the 100,000 patient mark, potentially paving the way for state regulators to approve more MMJ businesses. After voters passed a ballot initiative in 2016 legalizing the...

» Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer
23/04/18 19:50 from Marijuana News -- ScienceDaily
Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part of the same cannabis family as marijuana but doesn't have any...

» Prenatal cannabis use associated with low birth weights
23/04/18 16:50 from Marijuana News -- ScienceDaily
With marijuana use during pregnancy on the rise, a new study shows that prenatal cannabis use was associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of low birth weight, setting the stage for serious future health problems including infec...

» Judge dismisses suit that challenged Pennsylvania medical marijuana program
23/04/18 16:50 from Marijuana Business Daily
A state court judge threw out a lawsuit that could have undone Pennsylvania’s nascent medical marijuana program. The suit was filed in September 2017 by Keystone ReLeaf of Bethlehem, whose bid for a dispensing license failed. The lawsuit...

» License applications rolling in as Connecticut adds medical cannabis dispensaries
23/04/18 12:00 from Marijuana Business Daily
Businesses are rushing to capitalize on Connecticut’s mushrooming medical marijuana market. Regulators have received more than 70 marijuana dispensary applications after deciding to expand the tightly controlled market from nine ou...

» Pennsylvania medical marijuana companies try to kill MMJ research program
23/04/18 11:30 from Marijuana Business Daily
Six growers and nine dispensary owners in Pennsylvania have filed a legal challenge to a fledgling medical cannabis research program they contend would “flood the market with medical marijuana” and undercut their businesses. ...

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