May 2019

NEW YORK, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Dozens of countries around the world have moved to legalize cannabis in some form, even though the majority of these countries are only allowing cannabis for medical applications. Research has linked cannabis’ two main components, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), to treating a variety of medical conditions. The […]

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FinancialBuzz.com’s latest Behind the Buzz Show: Featuring Our Corporate Overview on Pasha Brands Ltd. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Pasha Brands Ltd. (CSE: CRFT) is a vertically integrated organization that is firmly rooted in BC’s craft cannabis industry, which boasts an international reputation. With proven capabilities in cannabis cultivation, genetic research and development, product, processing, […]

“It’s disappointing the Legislature will not act on AB 1356 this year, a bill I introduced to put an end to illicit cannabis businesses that are currently hurting our communities,” Ting said Thursday. “Despite legalization, people across California are still forced to obtain cannabis from the unregulated, underground market.” … read more at: https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-bill-requiring-cities-permit-pot-shops-20190528-story.html

It’s a multibillion-dollar industry in a state of payments-regulation limbo and as a result, the U.S. cannabis business has mainly operated on a cash basis. That costly situation has led to a broad range of workarounds. Inside, an in-depth look from the dispensary perspective on payments options ranging from the traditional to alternatives like dedicated […]

(Photo: Getty Images) (Photo: Getty Images) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers voted Friday to create a medical marijuana commission that will make recommendations for a bill they might consider in the 2020 legislative session. The measure was a compromise after an original medical marijuana proposal hit opposition in the House of Representatives. The study […]

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that can be extracted from marijuana or from hemp. It doesn’t get people high because it doesn’t contain THC, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant. Getty Images hide caption … read more at: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/05/31/728370966/as-cbd-oils-become-more-popular-the-fda-is-looking-at-how-they-should-be-regulat

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 31, 2019– Principals of The Cannabis Reporter, an educational, cannabis-specific online publication and producer of the award-winning syndicated talk radio broadcast titled The Cannabis Reporter Radio Show, are pleased to announce that they have signed a content licensing and partnership agreement with  NewsBank, a leading aggregator of news content for educational and research […]

(Since this story was published, the Illinois Legislature approved recreational marijuana. For the latest, click here.) The Illinois Senate passes a recreational cannabis sales and taxation bill, an expansion of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program advances, Harvard and Canadian MJ firm Atlas sign a medical research partnership – plus other important news from around the industry. […]

“UCLA should not sponsor programs or activities that are designed to help entrepreneurs develop businesses that engage in the cultivation, sale, distribution, or marketing of marijuana,” Ann Pollack, UCLA’s assistant vice chancellor for research, wrote in an email to Elizabeth McKillop, Anderson’s director of student services. “Doing so creates a risk of potential charges of […]

WSU researchers have deciphered the gene networks that different cannabis strains use to produce various compounds, including THC and other cannabinoids. By Eric Sorensen, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – Research from Washington State University could provide government regulators with powerful new tools for addressing a bevy of commercial claims and other concerns as non-medical marijuana, hemp and CBD […]