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Tue
10
Dec

Over 200 Visitors Enroll In New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program

New Mexico’s medical cannabis program is attracting enrollment from outside the state after legislative reforms did away with an in-state residency requirement.

November enrollment statistics from the state Health Department show that 215 cannabis patients reside outside the state. New Mexico medical marijuana provider Ultra Health said Friday that nonresident patients are coming primarily from the neighboring state of Texas and from as far away as Illinois and Michigan.

Total patient enrollment climbed to 78,810. That is an 18% increase since November 2018. Per-patient enrollment in the cannabis program is highest in rural Sierra, Quay and Lincoln counties.

Tue
10
Dec

Israel all set to export medical marijuana in valuable new business

Nearly a year after the government supported the proposal, Israel will finally export its medical cannabis after having received final approval.

The country is expected to see 1 billion shekels ($273 million) in annual medical marijuana revenue as Israel is one of the world’s top producers.

The government approved exports in January of this year, but due to the months-long political gridlock in Israel, the process stretched out for longer than expected.

Previous efforts to cash-in on Israel’s booming pot industry overseas were reportedly hindered last year by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s close relationship with US President Donald Trump.

Tue
10
Dec

MJBizCon Las Vegas is here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And of course what we mean is that MJBizCon Las Vegas has arrived once again. Setup is officially underway at the world’s largest cannabis conference.

The conference will take place December 11 to 13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Approximately 35,000 people from more than 70 countries are expected to attend this year. The show will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from all different areas of the industry including greenhouse manufacturers, lighting suppliers, financial advisors, cannabis industry lawyers and everything in between. 


Booth are being put together for MJBizCon Las Vegas 

Tue
10
Dec

How Caffeine and Weed Interact

People adore coffee, and most of us are pretty dependant on it.

Coffee is one of the world’s most traded commodities, the most widely used legal psychoactive substance, and its impact on the modern way of life is simply undeniable.

A fresh cup of Joe is a source of flavor and enjoyment, but the core reason why people indulge in coffee is because of the invigorating effects it produces.

The main active ingredient in coffee (found also in the majority of teas and soft drinks) is caffeine, a powerful compound responsible for the energizing sensations we experience.

While caffeine is a strictly stimulating substance, cannabis is considered as both a stimulant and a depressant.

Tue
10
Dec

Mass. Health Officials Admit Lung Patients May Have Used Illicit Vapes, Too

State health officials conceded Friday night that six Massachusetts patients suffering from probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses may have used illicit marijuana vapes in addition to legal ones, a surprising revision from the day before when officials suggested products sold at licensed cannabis retailers were to blame for the ailments.

Mon
09
Dec

6 People in Massachusetts reportedly sick after using vapes from licensed source

Health officials in Massachusetts revealed this week that six patients have suffered illnesses likely linked to marijuana vaping products purchased from dispensaries. Those reports, which are unconfirmed, are alarming, given that they stem from regulated products, and not those purchased from the illicit market. 

Mon
09
Dec

How long does THC stay in your urine?

Weed is the most popular federally illicit drug in the United States. And employers know it. Indeed, cannabis is the most commonly detected drug in workplace urine drug tests.

Setting aside for a moment the totally legitimate criticisms of workplace drug screenings, and debates about the efficacy and accuracy of the tests and the generally humiliating, privacy-invading feel of the whole operation, let’s drill down into one simple question: how long does THC stay in your urine?

Overview: It’s…Complicated

Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer. So let’s simplify things by re-framing the question. Certainly, you’re not here for an academic treatise on cannabinoid metabolism.

Fri
06
Dec

Minnesota OKs Medical Cannabis For Chronic Pain, Eye Disease

Minnesota is expanding the state’s medical marijuana program to include chronic pain and age-related macular degeneration as conditions that can qualify for treatment, state health officials said Monday.

The state Department of Health also said it would allow more sites where patients can access medical cannabis. The changes take effect in August, Minnesota Public Radio News reported.

Minnesota’s medical marijuana program began in 2014. Originally, only nine conditions were on the list, but now it covers such conditions as obstructive sleep apnea, post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer.

Fri
06
Dec

Never Admit To Police That You’ve Been Smoking Marijuana

While marijuana is no longer bound by total prohibition, police are still finding ways to drag people to jail for using this stuff. And sometimes, these legal troubles are brought on by a person’s own admission.

Now that marijuana is legal in more spots across the United States, people seem to have this idea that it’s okay to be all willy-nilly about their pot use. Some believe that legalization means there are no longer any rules associated with this plant, so they throw caution to the wind when it comes to leaving their homes with weed. And that can spell disaster in some cases, especially with any situation involving a pot consumer and the police.

Fri
06
Dec

Is There Enough Growth in Medical Marijuana Stocks?

The medical market for pot could become a casualty of the growing movement to legalize recreational marijuana. With legalized recreational products commanding higher prices, the supply of medical marijuana could take a hit – and that could be bad news for investors banking on the segment's growth.

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