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Recreational Cannabis Taxes Fund $16 Million Grant To Expand Marijuana Research For Veterans With PTSD

“Suicide among veterans is an urgent public health crisis, but it’s solvable if we invest in researching new treatments for pain, depression and PTSD.” The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been awarded a US$12,979,050 ($16,254,183) grant to continue its investigation into the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with cannabis. The funding will …

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Bribery trial: Husband of Trulieve CEO bragged about medical cannabis pull

The now-husband of Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers boasted about how a political connection helped the company obtain one of the first vertically integrated licenses to sell medical cannabis in Florida, according to a 2016 conversation with undercover FBI agents. The secret recording was played Tuesday at the criminal trial of J.T. Burnette, who is charged …

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Alaska’s move to double THC levels in marijuana edibles could boost sales

Alaska marijuana manufacturers and retailers soon can start selling edibles at twice the potency, a change that likely will increase sales for both sectors. A new rule goes into effect Sept. 1 that will allow the sale of marijuana edibles containing up to 10 milligrams of THC and packages with up to 10 individual products, …

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Another Hydrofarm acquisition + Cuomo resignation’s impact on cannabis

On Aug. 3, Hydrofarm Holdings Group (Nasdaq: HYFM) closed its acquisition of Greenstar Plant Products, the latest in its series of acquisitions of plant-nutrient manufacturers and the largest closed cannabis M&A deal of the week. Another Hydrofarm acquisition + Cuomo resignation’s impact on cannabis is a post from: MJBizDaily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for …

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Smokable Hemp: Hemp Companies Partially Successful in Challenge to Smokable Hemp Ban

Just a few days ago the Texas Court of Appeals published an opinion concerning smokable hemp. Before getting into the ruling, let’s review what happened in Texas after enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill. In 2019, the Texas Legislature enacted statutory provisions regulating certain hemp products. Among the statutes was a law prohibiting any state …

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Oregon launches hemp inspection program in bid to root out illegal marijuana grows

Without question growers are cultivating unlicensed marijuana in southern Oregon and shipping it across the country. They have been for decades. But are they organized criminal operations operating outside of the law, or are they fronting as licensed hemp growers under cover of the boom in new grows that sprung up after the passage of the …

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How Can You Tell How Much CBD and THC is in Your Weed?

Most of the experienced cannabis smokers have very little idea of how much THC  they’re taking into their system— especially when these products are purchased from unlicensed stores. Licensed dispensaries have the product’s data. Information like THC and CBD content level, as well as the other compounds present in the products, can be provided by …

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No Weed on Welfare – Republican Lawmakers Seek to Ban Welfare Benefits at Dispensaries

The lawmakers wrote a memo about this bill. In this memo, they acknowledged the National review investigations carried out in 2014 that showed that in the first month of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, federal benefits cards were used at cannabis dispensaries. A total of $5,000 was withdrawn at these retail outlets. This investigation …

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What is the Ideal THC Level Preferred by Medical Marijuana Patients?

To be honest, the best threshold is the one that works for you. Currently, we don’t have enough research to talk about specific conditions and the correlation between different THC levels. All of the answers on this poll was anecdotal and should not be considered as “law”. However, it’s a good way to gauge what …

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Study Shows Cannabis Consumers Are Successful, Motivated, Health-Conscious: Snoop Dogg Weighs In

The long-standing, negative stereotypes about cannabis consumers have contributed to a decades-long stigma that lingers to this date, even as legalization spreads across the world while birthing one of the fastest-growing industries of our time. But new data out today, shared exclusively with Forbes ahead of its official release, aims to erase these harmful stereotypes …

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