Arizona

Fri
09
Jun

Another obstacle hits Arizona study on whether marijuana helps veterans with PTSD

Two major research universities have cut ties with a Valley doctor’s efforts to answer this question: Does smoking marijuana help veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder?

Dr. Sue Sisley, who was fired by the University of Arizona in 2013 after her study was underway, learned in March that Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has dropped plans to partner on the first-ever study of cannabis for veterans.

Beyond Sisley losing a prestigious research partner, the Johns Hopkins departure means study backers won't have access to Baltimore-area veterans and must recruit study participants from Arizona.

Fri
09
Jun

Cannabis used effectively to fight statewide opioid crisis

The treatment center Blue Door Therapeutics is combating the opioid epidemic with cannabis pills and patches in response to painkillers' often agonizing withdrawal symptoms. According to doctors at the Scottsdale, Arizona facility, a chemical in marijuana with "anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties" can "help stabilize the patient's underlying condition," reported ABC15.

Wed
24
May

Cannabis and Skin Cancer

Cannabis oil as a sunscreen additive?

'I've been preaching about [how] cannabis cures cancer since 2008," Laurie Gaddis says. And she's been preaching it because it works.

Gaddis moved to Colorado from Arizona after she was diagnosed with a rare form of skin cancer she says comes from her father's exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. She says she's been a medical marijuana refugee for nearly a decade.

The patchwork of state laws under a federal ambiguity that has gotten worse with Attorney General Jeff Sessions' anti-pot statements has created hundreds of medical marijuana refugees who have to move to a state where they can get the kind of medicine either they or their doctor feel is necessary.

Tue
23
May

Cutting Corners: Dry Labbing in the Cannabis Testing Industry

It’s hard to imagine an analytical test without lab work, but that’s just what dry labbing means. In some cases—increasingly few—samples of cannabis get certified, as if they were tested, when nothing was really done, no wet-lab science was performed. Instead, these samples get labeled with characteristics that no one really measured. Put very bluntly, dry labbing is lying—making up data about what’s in a product rather than testing it. For medical use, dry labbing is dangerous, because someone could get a higher dose than expected or not enough of the medicine they rely on. On top of that, it’s fraud for both medical and recreational cannabis products.

Fri
19
May

Arizona judge rejects effort to lower fees for medical marijuana users

A judge has rebuffed efforts by medical marijuana users to force the state to reduce the fees it charges patients.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Jo Lynn Gentry said she does not dispute that the Department of Health Services is collecting more from medical marijuana users than it needs to administer the program.

In fact, documents obtained by Capitol Media Services show that this fiscal year, which began in June, the agency has taken in more than $19.9 million in fees. By contrast, expenses in the same period total less than $7.8 million.

And the balance in the fund, which rolls over from year to year, now exceeds $31 million.

Fri
19
May

Wana Brands and AltMed Enterprises sign licensing deals to expand product offerings in Colorado & Arizona

Wana Brands and AltMed Enterprises announce the completion of licensing deals to bring Wana Brands’ top selling edibles to the Arizona market and AME’s award winning MüV line of medical cannabis infused products to the Colorado market. Wana Brands’ entry into the Arizona market will be through a licensing deal between its affiliate, Mountain High Infused Products, LLC and AltMed Arizona, an affiliate of AltMed Enterprises.  A licensing agreement between NuTrae, LLC doing business as MüV (a subsidiary of AltMed Enterprises) and Wana Brands opens the door to MüV products becoming available in Colorado.

Mon
15
May

Coming soon: vending machines that scan your fingerprints and sell you pot

The long list of strange things you can buy from a vending machine already includes cupcakes, raw meat, wine, gold, and underwear. Up next: marijuana.

Thu
04
May

PathogenDx launches disruptive environmental screening technology for cannabis growers

The PDx-Es technology for environmental screening will provide growers and cultivators information on detection of pathogen contamination for up to 30 organisms with a turnaround of less than a day

PDx-Es for Environmental Screening, will specifically target growers and cultivators who are at major risk of contamination during their grow cycles

PathogenDx, an Arizona, US-based biotechnology company, which has developed a disruptive, game-changing pathogen detection screening platform, recently completed the development of its second product aimed at the legalised cannabis sector.

This is the second product offering from the company after the launch of its PDx-C technology for regulated microbial testing within the medical and recreational cannabis sector.

Thu
04
May

Harvest of AZ takes a different approach to medical marijuana

The absence of the usual signals — a lighted green cross or a bright green leaf with the distinctive spikey leaves — is not a coincidence. It’s truly by design.

It was a deliberate decision Harvest of AZ CEO Steve White and his business partners made when coming up with the model for their medical marijuana dispensary in 2010.

“We are a medical facility, and it’s important that it be reflected in everything we do,” said White, a business-litigation attorney who traded in court appearances for an entrepreneur role in Arizona’s growing medical-cannabis industry. “The design is to be an extension of our business principles.”

Tue
11
Apr

Wana Brands Co-Owner Nancy Whiteman to Offer Infused Product Insights at leading Industry Events

Wana Brands Co-Owner Nancy Whiteman will offer Cannabis industry insights on innovative trends  and discuss tools and strategies for marketing infused products at leading industry events including The Imperious Cannabis Business Expo (Phoenix, AZ; April 12-13) CannaCon Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA; April 20-22)  National Cannabis Industry Cannabis Business Summit & Expo (Oakland, CA: June, 20-22) and the DispensaryNext Conference and Expo (Denver,CO; July 17-18). 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Arizona