Las Vegas Dispensary Receives Green Light to Stay Open 24/7

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The Las Vegas, Nevada City Council has unanimously approved a measure that allows Oasis Cannabis to stay open 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week – it is the first dispensary near the Strip granted approval to operate around the clock, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The approval follows a Tuesday vote by the Clark County Commission to allow all 26 … Read More

Hemp Cultivation Applications Open in New York

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Applications for farmers to participate in New York’s recently expanded hemp research program are now open until Nov. 22 after the state was granted a Drug Enforcement Agency permit to help cultivators import industrial hemp seed. Officials expect a 6,000 percent increase in the acreage in the state dedicated to hemp, from just 30 acres in 2016 to an estimated … Read More

Study: THCA ‘Worth Consideration’ as Huntington’s Therapy

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Scientific advisory board members of Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc., a Canadian licensed medical cannabis company, have co-authored a study suggesting THCA shows neuroprotective activity and is “worth consideration for the treatment of Huntington’s Disease and possibly other neuroinflammatory diseases.” THCA is the precursor cannabinoid to THC and has no psychotropic effect. THCA converts into THC as the plant dries but … Read More

Legalized cannabis will provide a major boost to job growth

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The political and social events that have taken place over the past few years speak volumes about the amount of disenfranchised and displaced people who still feel the economic consequences of the 07/08 financial crises. And in most sectors, things aren’t looking any better. There are simply too few attractive options currently available. Learn to code? Take a part time … Read More

Survey: Recent Medical School Grads Not Prepared to Recommend MMJ

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According to a survey of medical school curriculum deans conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, 66.7 percent indicated their graduates were not prepared to recommend medical cannabis and another 25 percent said their graduates were not even prepared to answer medical cannabis questions. The survey included deans at 172 North American medical schools, … Read More

Ontario, Canada’s Niagara College to Offer Cannabis Cultivation Degree

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Niagara College, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, will soon offer a one-year post-graduate program in cannabis cultivation as the nation moves toward federal legalization, according to a report from the Star. The program, which will be available to students who have earned a degree in horticulture, agricultural sciences, or related fields, will focus on plant pathology, standards, requirements and legal … Read More

Colorado’s Front Range Biosciences Raises $3M in Bridge Funding; Plans California Expansion

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Lafayette, Colorado-based Front Range Biosciences, which specializes in cannabis tissue propagation, has raised $3 million in bridge funding which will be used to scale the company’s processes and help fund its expansion into California. The investment round was led by Phyto Partners, Salveo Capital, Sand Hill Angels, HBS Angels of NYC, NY Angels, Halley Venture Partners, Anthill Ventures, and Canopy … Read More

Tikun Olam and MariMed Partnership to Expand into 4 States

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Tikun Olam and MariMed Inc. have agreed to expand their partnership which will see Tikun-branded products rolled out in Rhode Island, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Illinois next year. The partnership brought the company’s products to Delaware in 2015. The companies expect to offer at least six Tikun-branded strains, including high-CBD strain Avidekel, along with tinctures, edibles, vape cartridges, and edibles. “Tikun … Read More

Ontario considers price of $10 per gram in government stores for marijuana once it's legalized next summer

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Ontario’s biggest weed dealer is considering a retail price of around $10 a gram in a system that could bring a tax windfall of more than $100 million a year. That $10 fee — estimated after New Brunswick signed deals with two suppliers last week — is on the radar as officials here determine a price for recreational marijuana when … Read More

Canada to existing marijuana industry: get lost

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Police are cracking down on existing cannabis storefronts prior to opening government-run shops. It’s a true statement that adults in Canada will be able to walk into a store and purchase marijuana in the same way they would a bottle of wine or a donut sometime next year — when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promised plan to legalize cannabis becomes … Read More