Illinois medical marijuana market expanded in advance of recreational launch

Published 1 min ago Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation adding new qualifying conditions, including chronic pain, to the state’s medical cannabis program, which likely will boost sales in advance of next year’s recreational MJ launch. By signing the bill, the Democratic governor also makes the state’s MMJ program permanent, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Here […]

Cannabinoids Have Potential to Reduce Tumor Growth, Researchers Find

A recent scientific review concludes that marijuana’s legal status should be revisited given existing research that shows cannabis’s components can inhibit tumor growth and help with cancer management. Researchers at Amity University in India detailed the scientific literature surrounding the effects of cannabinoids on different cancer types and also looked at marijuana’s anti-nausea, appetite stimulation, […]

Cannabinoids Could Help Treat OCD, Researchers Suggest

In a new review study, researchers examined evidence that suggests the endocannabinoid system (ECS) may play a role in helping relieve symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other similar conditions. OCD is a complex psychological condition in which patients have uncontrollable, recurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) and the urge to repeat actions over and […]

Medical marijuana market growth with Oklahoma and Florida leading

Published 1 min ago | By Maggie Cowee While medical marijuana is legally available in 36 states and Washington DC, the fragmented nature of the industry – each state creates its own set of rules – means each market grows at a different rate. The new quarterly release of the Marijuana Business Factbook presents updated […]

Try These Terpene-infused Products to Improve Your High

In the world of weed, THC, cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabinoids get all the praise, but cannabis’s secret weapons are terpenes.   Terpenes are volatile essential oils that are found in all plants and are responsible for their smell and taste. More than 200 terpenes have been found in cannabis, but only a small percentage are in […]

Arizona group files recreational marijuana legalization ballot measure

Arizona voters may get a chance to decide next year whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which could open up a host of new cannabis business opportunities if it succeeds. Legalization advocates said they’ve filed paperwork with the Arizona Secretary of State to put the question before voters in 2020. They’ll need to collect at least 237,645 […]

Do People Move to Access Legal Marijuana? Yes — Meet ‘Medical Refugees.’

It’s not uncommon to hear anecdotal stories of individuals or families who must move for medical reasons — specifically, access to medical cannabis. Some of these cases draw considerable media attention, like that of Yvonne Cahalane, the Irish mother who moved to Colorado for her then-2-year-old son, who suffers from a seizure disorder called Dravet […]

New Mexico closer to capping medical marijuana cultivation

A New Mexico hearing officer endorsed a plan to limit medical cannabis cultivation to 1,750 mature plants per grower, an effort to avert a possible market oversupply. State health department Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel will have the final say on whether to implement the plan, which some growers argue will constrain and harm the nascent market. […]

What medical cannabis firms can learn from Harvest’s compliance conundrums

Harvest Health & Recreation is in high-stakes clashes with medical marijuana regulators in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the disputes could potentially offer other MMJ firms cautionary lessons around the necessity to maintain extremely pristine regulatory compliance in state-legal markets. At stake for Harvest are more than a dozen dispensary, processing and cultivation licenses in the […]

How to harness the odor emanating from your cannabis grow

Published 1 min ago | By Bart Schaneman (This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the August issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Not everyone likes the aroma of marijuana. Many municipalities, in fact, have laws requiring cultivation operations to mitigate or control the smell of cannabis. And some marijuana companies, simply seeking […]