Preliminary evaluation of the efficacy, safety, and costs associated with the treatment of chronic pain with medical cannabis

Preliminary evaluation of the efficacy, safety, and costs associated with the treatment of chronic pain with medical cannabis Abstract INTRODUCTION: Medical cannabis (MC) is commonly claimed to be an effective treatment for chronic or refractory pain. With interest in MC in the United States growing, as evidenced by the 29 states and 3 US districts that now have public […]

Medical Cannabis News

New Jersey Gov. to Expand Medical Program if Cannabis Not Legalized By May

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is “prepared to hold off a short amount of time” for lawmakers to approve a recreational cannabis law before he expands the state’s medical cannabis program, NJ Spotlight reports. The Democratic governor indicated “the month of May would be the edge” of that timeline. Murphy included cannabis legalization in his election campaign platform. Full […]

Cannabis Tax Intel

McCarthy Tétrault LLP: Canada: 2019 Canadian Federal Budget Commentary – Tax Initiatives

Canada: 2019 Canadian Federal Budget Commentary – Tax Initiatives Last Updated: April 1 2019 Article by Douglas Cannon, Nicolas Désy, Christopher Falk, Nigel Johnston, Patrick McCay, Stefanie Morand, Robert Nearing, Fred Purkeyand Justin Shoemaker McCarthy Tétrault LLP Cannabis Taxation New Product Classes In December 2018, the Government released draft regulations containing the framework for the production and sale of the following new classes of […]

Get ready for a historic 420 Vancouver 2019!

Apr. 20 is less than three weeks away, and the 420 Vancouver team is already working hard behind the scenes to bring you one of the biggest 420 gatherings you have ever seen. Despite what you may have heard in the media, 420 Vancouver isn’t going anywhere- it’s still happening at Sunset Beach, its home […]

Cannabis company SOL Global Increases Stake in Jones Soda to 9.8 Percent

TORONTO /CNW/ – SOL Global Investments Corp. (“SOL Global” or the “Company“) (CSE: SOL) (OTCQB: SOLCF) (Frankfurt: 9SB) is pleased to announce it has increased its investment in premium soda-maker Jones Soda Co. (“Jones Soda“) (OTCQB: JSDA). SOL Global has acquired a total of 4,066,048 common shares of Jones Soda, or approximately 9.8 percent of […]

Classifying Cannabis: A guide to terpene profiles & percentage scales

For the uninitiated, the terminology of the cannabis industry can seem like its own language- a jumble of words like indica, sativa, landrace, THC, CBD, terpenes, edibles, extractions, shatter, flower, budder, concentrates… the list goes on and on. Where it all started Cannabis originated from landrace varieties. It was interbred hundreds of times to become […]

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APRIL FOOL’S …..Consultancy, SIVA say they have “exclusively” been awarded the federal contract to oversee and direct the rescheduling of cannabis at the federal level

Here’s the press release in full.. Everybody will want to know who SIVA are and their  CEO  Avis Bulbulyan…. or then again they might not after this rather silly April’s fool . – our apologies we are one day ahead in Australia.   We’ve provided some information at the end of the press release.   […]

Testing the Waters of Hydroponic Growing

Seemingly little things can make big differences in cannabis quality. One of the best “little” pieces of advice I can give any cultivator is to set yourself up for success before growing even begins. For hydroponic growers, this means to start by calibrating your pH meter and ensuring your EC/TDS pen is working properly. EC […]


Are Recent Medicinal Cannabis Flower Exports out of Jamaica Legal?

Authored By: Nadia Howe © Nadia Howe Minister of Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, recently lauded Cannabis company, Jacana, for making a multi-million-dollar investment in the cannabis industry as the first local entity to export cannabis flowers from Jamaica. It was further reported by New Cannabis Ventures on February 28th, 2019 […]

Oklahoma’s Green Rush Is Even Wilder Than You Imagine

Licenses flying out the door. Dispensaries next to dispensaries. In Oklahoma’s Wild West, even the cops, prosecutors, and holy rollers are jumping into the booming cannabis industry. The post Oklahoma’s Green Rush Is Even Wilder Than You Imagine appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Dave Howard Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Star Signs + Strains: April 2019 Horoscopes

The theme for April is “Back to the Future.” We are being asked to slow down and spring clean so we can enter the second half of the year with greater power. The post Star Signs + Strains: April 2019 Horoscopes appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Witches of Weedswick Puffin’ On […]

Meet Some of the Brave Companies Building Cannabis Retail Chains

Sale of legal cannabis is a rare moment in retail history. It’s not often a prohibited substance makes the transition from backstreets to Main Street, but that’s exactly what’s taking place—and on a revolutionary, global scale. For cannabis companies hoping to build retail chain empires in the United States, the revolution is happening s-l-o-w-l-y. Continued […]

Los Angeles to Erase 50,000 Criminal Cannabis Convictions

Los Angeles-area prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 50,000 past criminal cannabis convictions. The post Los Angeles to Erase 50,000 Criminal Cannabis Convictions appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

What Are You Smoking Episode 75: Ellementa CEO Aliza Sherman

Ellementa CEO Aliza Sherman joins the show to share her thoughts on how cannabis brands need to up their game when it comes to marketing to and educating female consumers. The post What Are You Smoking Episode 75: Ellementa CEO Aliza Sherman appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Leafly Podcasts Puffin’ On Some […]

What’s in Store for Cannabis During the Rest of 2019?

With the first quarter of 2019 behind us, cannabis activists, voters, and lawmakers are all looking ahead to what the rest of 2019 will bring in the continuing push for progressive marijuana reform. Which states will leave the growing minority that continue to outlaw medical marijuana and which will join the growing minority that are […]


Freedom Leaf’s 2nd-Quarter 2019 Events Schedule

April 3/31-4/2 ICBC Berlin, Germany 4/1-2 Cannatech Tel Aviv, Israel 4/1-3 Cannabis Conference, Las Vegas, NV 4/4 Women Grow NYC, NY 4/4 Women Grow Philadelphia, PA 4/4-7 The Cannabis Expo, Capetown, South Africa 4/5 Women Grow Washington, DC 4/5-7 Hash Bash Cup, Ann Arbor, MI 4/6 48th Hash Bash, Ann Arbor, MI 4/6 More Than […]


420MEDIA Announces CANNAVAL First Cannabis and Hemp Conferences in the US Virgin Islands

Keynote speaker is Positive T.A. Nelson, former seven-term Senator who pushed for legalization of medical cannabis and is the current Commissioner of Agriculture NEW YORK – April 1, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ – For the first time, 420MEDIA and NT Media Productions, both women-owned and led production and marketing companies, are bringing together American and international cannabis professionals […]

Cannabis Industry

Grupo Flor Builds the Cannabis Industry’s First Commodity Trading Desk

Highly vetted platform will connect buyers and sellers of THC and CBD raw materials SALINAS, Calif. – April 1, 2019 /Canna Newswire/ – Grupo Flor, a multi-national vertical cannabis company, has launched the cannabis industry’s first commodity trading desk. Using a proprietary version of commodity trading software the company developed, the desk connects buyers and sellers for […]

Wake ‘n’ Bake Better Edibles With the Bong Appétit Cookbook

Ready to level up your edible game? The cannabis cookbook ‘Bong Appétit’ offers a user-friendly guide to help you graduate beyond boring box-brownie infusions. The post Wake ‘n’ Bake Better Edibles With the Bong Appétit Cookbook appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Carly Fisher Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

These Investors Are Looking for Women-Led Cannabis Companies

By adding organic-culture superstar Maria Rodale, Treehouse Global Ventures expands its mainstream cannabis clout. Meet the women funding the next cannabiz breakouts. The post These Investors Are Looking for Women-Led Cannabis Companies appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Elise McDonough Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…


Monday, April 1, 2019 Headlines | Marijuana Today Daily News

Marijuana Today Daily Headlines Monday, April 1, 2019 | Curated by host Shea Gunther // Ed Perlmutter’s Pot Banking Act Passes Committee, Moves to Full House (Denver Westword) // Michigan judge thwarts crackdown at 50 unlicensed medical marijuana shops (Michigan Live) // Provisional cannabis licenses will be issued when temporary licenses expire, says CDFA (Kym […]

Many Michigan communities have decided to ban cannabis stores

Nearly 1 in 8 communities in Michigan have decided not to allow cannabis businesses and retail stores within their limits. A large number of communities in Michigan decided to opt out of the recreational marijuana market, for now. Roughly 400 Michigan communities decided that the wording on the ballot was way too liberal for them […]


Medical marijuana program may expand in New Mexico

New Mexico might not be joining some other Western states in legalizing recreational marijuana use – at least not yet – but the state’s medical cannabis program could undergo some big changes in the coming months. A bill awaiting final action on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk would allow for the use of medical marijuana […]


Will Germany become the world’s largest market for medicinal cannabis?

As Europe’s biggest cannabis investor conference kicked off in Berlin on Sunday, the most important topic was the future cultivation of the plant in Germany, according to German Hemp Association (DHV) Chief Executive Georg Wurth. He finds it rather pathetic that there still is no cannabis cultivation in Europe’s biggest economy. For two years, Germany has allowed cannabis cultivation for […]

Cannabis and the Health and Performance of the Elite Athlete

Cannabis and the Health and Performance of the Elite Athlete Abstract OBJECTIVE: Cannabis (marijuana) is undergoing extensive regulatory review in many global jurisdictions for medical and non-medical access. Cannabis has potential impact on the health of athletes as well as on performance in both training and in competition. The aim of this general review is to identify and highlight the […]

Cannabis Tax Intel

Canada’s National Budget. Borden Ladner Gervais – Overall Budget Report Includes Some Comments On Cannabis Sales & Excise Tax Measures

Sales and Excise Tax Measures NewClasses of Cannabis Products: Edibles, Extracts, and Topicals Edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals will soon be legalized for recreational sale. Cannabis excise duties are currently calculated either as a flat-rate tax, calculated based on a cannabis product’s weight/quantity at the time of packaging, or by an ad valorem rate, calculated […]

The Most Common Pests Threatening Your Cannabis Plants

Once they act, they are easy to identify. From the leaf miner, to its white “sister,” to others, such as the aphid or caterpillar, insects act quickly on the cannabis plant and inflict maximum damage. Fortunately, if you catch them in time, there’s always a remedy: predators such as the ladybug, or even household insecticides […]

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Article: Thai Govt To Monetize Medical Cannabis

Selling dried cannabis to pharmaceutical companies as well as Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) extracts as soon as it is licensed, is the intention of Thailand’s tobacco authority among new measures to turn a profit on its dwindling cigarette business. The Tobacco Authority of Thailand, or TOAT, is one of two governmental entities that has […]

Breaking News

Tory Party Deputy Chairman’s Cuz Will Be Trying To Import Medical Cannabis From Sierra Leone

The Mail reports…..He has described smoking marijuana as a ‘waste of money’. So Tory Party Deputy Chairman James Cleverly could be forgiven for having doubts about his cousin’s new business venture – importing cannabis to Britain. Chris Cleverly is executive chairman of little-known London-based agriculture firm Block Commodities, which on Wednesday became one of the few […]

Cannabis Law News

Time For Colorado To Move Into Next Stage of Legislation

Business ownership: House Bill 1090 would relax Colorado’s limited ownership and investment restrictions for licensed marijuana businesses by allowing publicly traded corporations and equity funds — including large investors based in Canada — to invest. The state currently allows up to 15 out-of-state owners and allows only private investment. The bill passed the House 54-11 on Friday […]