Medical

Medical cannabis patients in Germany set to high million

A new report into the German cannabis market estimates the total number of patients has risen 60,000 in less than two years since first approved for medical use. The ‘Germany Cannabis Report’ from Prohibition Partners also states that within a few years that number will have risen to one million patients. And, it estimates the […]

Gradual rollout in marijuana gross sales prices Maine income and jobs

From legalization to legal sales, Maine is inching toward the slowest adult-use marijuana rollout in the U.S., with economists saying the three-year wait for stores to open will have cost Maine more than $82 million in taxes and 6,100 industry jobs. The delay has caused some investors and industry experts to take their dollars and […]

Pot use entrance at U.S. border snagging Canadian people, says attorney

Canadians wanting to cross the U.S. border are being asked different marijuana questions than they were before cannabis was legal, says an American immigration lawyer who represents numerous aging baby boomers denied entry to America for past pot use. Recreational marijuana will have been legal for a year on Thursday, but any celebrating still stops […]

NSW kicks in money for medicinal cannabis study

In Australia, the New South Wales Government is plowing $3 million into a $10 million medicinal cannabis industry study to be carried out at a secret location in the state. The study is a collaborative affair involving the NSW and Australian Federal Governments, Cann Group Ltd, Aglive, Southern Cross University and the University of Newcastle. […]

Initial regulator-approved medical cannabis clinic opens in U.K.

Regulators have given the thumbs-up to the opening of England’s first approved medical cannabis clinic. While it will not the first private clinic in the country to prescribe medical cannabis it will the first to be approved by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the regulator of health and social care services in England. This […]

Legal California includes a booming black market: #039; reveal technician can tempt consumers to the controlled market

California may have been the first in the country to pioneer cannabis law reform, but the Golden State is still struggling to eliminate the black market and sell affordable, legal pot, writes Erin Hiatt.  In 1996, California voters passed Prop 215 to legalize medical marijuana. In the years immediately following its passage, medical cannabis was […]

CBD is favorably changing people’s viewpoints on marijuana

A new survey found that older adults have made the most impressive changes towards marijuana, gravitating towards CBD as a natural way of treating different ailments. While CBD may not have the same effect as THC, it’s certainly having a huge impact on the way people think about cannabis. The study, which surveyed 2,000 Americans, […]

May Eire be softening its stance on hashish?

Prevailing attitudes in Ireland still hold cannabis as a dangerous substance, in contrast to the support of strictly-controlled medicinal marijuana. Despite being known as “The Emerald Isle,” cannabis remains illegal for recreational use in Ireland, while medicinal use has only recently been legalized and approved for specific conditions as a “last resort” treatment. Prevailing attitudes […]

The science supporting marijuana and migraines

It’s estimated that over 1 billion individuals worldwide suffer from the debilitating pain of migraines. And now new research shows that CBD may help. There is nothing quite like a migraine. The American Migraine Foundation (AMF) estimates that over 1 billion individuals worldwide suffer from the debilitating pain of migraines. With 1 in 5 women, 1 […]

Taxes from authorized pot could subsidize weed for non profit workers at New Mexico

A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police and loans to cannabis startup companies. A panel appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, published recommendations for legalization that take cues from other states that regulate recreational marijuana markets. […]

Thailand Plants biggest pot farm in Southeast Asia, enables home grow

This September, the largest legal medical cannabis crop in Southeast Asia was planted at Thailand’s Maejo University, in its medical-grade greenhouse. The crop is made up of 12,000 cannabis sprouts, which will be cultivated and to turned into cannabis oil. The Bangkok Post reports the crop is the first-ever done to industrial scale in the Association of […]

Efforts intensify to combat corruption between local Government Officials and cannabis sector

Law enforcement authorities across the country, including the FBI, have cast a wide net in their efforts to root out corruption among local government officials overseeing the marijuana industry. The crackdown has ensnared local government and cannabis industry officials in states such as California, Massachusetts and Michigan. Charges have included bribery and extortion. While claims […]

The work of hemp in the state of Tennessee

Hemp, which is closely related to marijuana but has no psychoactive effect, has been legal to grow in Tennessee for a little more than five years through a closely monitored pilot program. Hemp has been an important crop throughout the history of the United States. By the mid-1600s, hemp had become a vital part of […]

The recreational pot could change the landscape of marijuana usage at Michigan

It’s been almost a year since Michigan voters legalized recreational marijuana. Soon, the state will begin accepting applications for recreational pot businesses. That begs the question: what does all this mean for the existing medical marijuana industry in Michigan?  Lisa Conine of Om of Medicine, a medical marijuana dispensary in Ann Arbor, predicts that “pretty […]

8 things to understand prior to using cannabis topicals

While cannabis-infused salves, rubs, lotions and oils are still powerhouses when it comes to reducing inflammation, healing dry, patchy skin and going deep into tissue to soothe pain or irritations, a new batch of beauty products has also cropped up, most of them infused with CBD. Why do they work so well on the skin? […]