New study shows crime rates drop thanks to dispensaries

Posted by - August 29, 2019

Having a dispensary in the neighborhood could help reduce criminal activity Not many would have thought that marijuana dispensaries could be crime-fighters, but it appears that this is exactly what has occurred. A new study looked into criminal activity and compared this to where dispensaries have been established, making an interesting observation. Those areas have

President Trump wants input on marijuana rescheduling

Posted by - August 29, 2019

The change could come on an international, not just domestic, level The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) appears to be getting serious about marijuana reform, and its interest is extending past the country’s borders. In a Federal Register publication from today, it announced that it is accepting public comments on marijuana rescheduling and the input

Horizons’ marijuana ETF adds a new player

Posted by - August 28, 2019

The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF gets a boost Sundial Growers, a cannabis product manufacturer that is traded on NASDAQ, was recently added to the North American Marijuana Index (NAMI). That was one step forward for the company, but it also opened the door for another. As a result, Sundial has now been added to the

CBD company’s new legal counsel has ties to Washington

Posted by - August 28, 2019

A former US attorney general will be Alternate Health’s new lawyer When Jeff Sessions (involuntarily) resigned as the US Attorney General (AG), President Trump brought in Matthew Whitaker to sit in the AG’s seat for a little while. He wasn’t handed the reins permanently – that job went to William Barr – and he continued to

Former NFL pro becomes latest to get into cannabis

Posted by - August 28, 2019

Robert Gronkowski is set to introduce a line of CBD products Because it took more time to say his name than it did for him to catch a pass, former NFL tight end Robert Gronkowski is better known as Gronk. Opponents built entire defensive strategies around him while he was in the league and are now

23 years proves cannabis helps fight autism

Posted by - August 28, 2019

A mother’s account of using CBD to treat her daughter’s autism shows how successful it is Isabella Lagano was born with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). When she was just nine months old, she was already suffering seizures that would sometimes last as long as 50 minutes. As soon as she was at an age to start taking

DEA grants marijuana research license to second entity

Posted by - August 28, 2019

MedPharm Research has been given the green light to begin growing federally legal cannabis The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced this week that it would finally start to make progress in approving new marijuana research facilities. The news came after a three-year hiatus of virtually no response and was only made possible after Congressional leaders and

Washington State could be ready to revamp marijuana laws

Posted by - August 28, 2019

Now that the local market has begun to mature, it’s time to make some changes Washington State is preparing to update its legal marijuana regulations, five years after it decided that adult use was acceptable. Plans are being developed that would increase minority entrepreneurship in the industry, as well as other changes that should make the

Curaleaf inks major sale-leaseback deal

Posted by - August 27, 2019

The cannabis company comes to terms with Freehold Properties Curaleaf Holdings has entered a unique deal with a real estate company to manage its properties. The cannabis company signed a sale-leaseback agreement with Freehold Properties that will see the latter own the property as a counterparty, but will have Curaleaf lease it from the firm. The deal

Green Thumb completes $60-million acquisition

Posted by - August 27, 2019

New York-based Fiorello Pharmaceuticals is purchased by the cannabis manufacturer Green Thumb Industries, which recently acquired Beboe when it purchased that entity’s parent company, For Success Holding Co., continues looking for new deals. It found its latest target in New York and has completed the purchase of Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, one of just ten companies that has