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Fri
29
Jun

Millennial investors are flocking to the first marijuana company to hit the New York Stock Exchange

  • Canopy Growth Corporation moved its stock listing to the New York Stock Exchange in May.
  • Shares have been relatively flat since the move, but that's not slowing millennial investors.
  • Robinhood data show that more than 16,000 traders on the app currently hold the stock.

The first marijuana stock to ever trade on the world's most famous stock exchange might be struggling to gain momentum,  but that's not deterring millennial investors.

Thu
28
Jun

Medical: The effect marijuana has on your lungs

Cannabis users of all stripes should know how the products they rely on for health, wellness and pleasure effect their lungs.

If you smoke, vape or otherwise inhale your cannabis, you should be thinking about your lung health. Whether you’re a regular user, enjoy an occasional puff, or take record-setting dab hits, what you breathe in has an effect on your lungs. So you should know what weed’s effect on the lungs really is.

However, understanding the effect weed has on your lung health is only part of the picture. (And maybe, for you, not even the most interesting part.) Knowing weed’s effect on the lungs is also essential for understanding the ideas that drive innovation in the cannabis industry.

Wed
27
Jun

Another barrier to Massachusetts marijuana sales: Lack of testing labs

Even if retail marijuana facilities are ready to open in the near future, they may face another hurdle: getting their products tested.

So far, not a single independent testing lab has submitted a completed application to the Cannabis Control Commission.

That poses a problem, since adult-use marijuana cannot be sold legally under state law until the products are tested by an independent lab. The labs need to make sure the products are pure and are not contaminated.

"I have concerns about the supply chain in the absence of a functional testing lab," said Commissioner Britte McBride at a Cannabis Control Commission meeting Tuesday.

Wed
27
Jun

Maine House and Senate approve sweeping reform of medical marijuana bill

The Maine Senate and House voted Tuesday night to pass a sweeping medical marijuana reform bill that overhauls the caregiver system.

The bill, which now goes to Gov.Paul LePage, would let caregivers expand their business operations. For example, they could hire more than one worker, and sell up to 30 percent of their harvest to other caregivers and dispensaries. In exchange, however, they would have to submit to more state oversight, like unannounced state inspections and seed-to-sale tracking.

The bill allows caregivers to open retail stores, letting them become mini dispensaries that can serve as many card-carrying patients as they can from 30 flowering marijuana plants, but only in towns that have authorized medical marijuana storefronts.

Wed
27
Jun

Cannabis research is a good thing, but it presents problems too

Cannabis research is important and necessary to improve our understanding of the plant, and more is generally better. Still, there are problems that come with the proliferation of cannabis research and readers should be cautiously skeptical, writes Calvin Hughes.

Scientific studies are great, and an integral part of pushing cannabis culture into the future. But research isn't always conducted the standards we might like them to be, says Josh Kaplan, a postdoctorate fellow in neuroscience at the University of Washington who specializes in medical cannabis research.

Wed
27
Jun

The CEO behind the first prescription marijuana drug explains what the move means for the future

Monday was both a milestone and a jumping off point for Justin Gover, CEO of a company that makes Epidiolex, a medicine that just became the first marijuana-derived drug to win federal approval.

Wed
27
Jun

UK: Parents attack govt. over criminalization of medical cannabis

The British government is “making it illegal to save our children,” the parent of a three-year-old epileptic boy said as the debate over the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes rages on.

Tommy McNally, whose son Mason suffers from epilepsy, told RT’s Going Underground program there is a “clear difference” between legalizing cannabis for recreational purposes and allowing those in need to access medicinal varieties.

“This is medical cannabis to save people’s lives, there is no argument against it,” McNally told GU’s deputy editor Sebastian Pacher.

Wed
27
Jun

Medical cannabis - a Canadian pharmacist's experience

Medical cannabis has been available in Canada since 2001. Cannabis supply started through a highly restrictive programme, in which only a handful of patients initially qualified. In 2014, the government changed the law regarding the distribution of medical cannabis to allow any physician to prescribe cannabis for any indication. This led to a rapid growth in medical cannabis use with over 269,000 Canadians using medical cannabis in December 2017.

Wed
27
Jun

Cann Group to build Australia's largest medicinal cannabis operation

Listed medicinal cannabis company Cann Group (ASX: CAN) has signed an agreement to build Australia's largest state-of-the-art medicinal cannabis operation.

The cannabis cultivation facility will see Cann Group investing $100 million in the 37,000 square meter facility in the Melbourne Airport precinct.

Australia Pacific Airports Melbourne (APAM) will undertake the primary build of the site which is being designed by Aurora Larssen Projects, a specialist greenhouse engineering consultancy group that provides technical consulting to the greenhouse industry worldwide.

Cann will complete the fit-out and technology deployment required at the facility that, when completed, will employ 170 staff.

Tue
26
Jun

Ohio's medical marijuana law and unemployment compensation: Will discharge be “just cause"

Ohio’s medical marijuana law becomes fully operational in September of this year. The law legalizes medical marijuana in Ohio, establishes a regulatory regime for its production, dispensation and use, and creates broad protections for employers. Nevertheless, Ohioans continue to grapple with the law’s employment implications, including how the law affects unemployment compensation benefits.

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