Massachusetts House Approves Major Overhaul of Recreational Marijuana Laws
Jun 22, 2017
Massachusetts House Approves Major Overhaul of Recreational Marijuana Laws

On June 21, 2017, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill that would impose a major overhaul of the state’s recreational marijuana laws.

-William Sumner

NYSDOH Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements
Jun 22, 2017
New York State Department of Health Announces Enhancements to Medical Marijuana Program

ALBANY, N.Y., June 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) today announced several new enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program as the number of certified patients continues to rise since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition.

-Weed Wire

Auto Crashes Are on the Rise in Marijuana States
Jun 22, 2017
Auto Crashes Are on the Rise in Marijuana States

A new study finds an increase in accident insurance claims in three marijuana states that have approved the sale of cannabis for recreational use.

-Repost

No High Flying in Florida: Orlando Airport Bans Medical Marijuana
Jun 22, 2017
No High Flying in Florida: Orlando Airport Bans Medical Marijuana

Florida may have legalized medical marijuana in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped Orlando International Airport from banning the substance on its property.

-Staff

Jun 22, 2017
Orlando International Airport’s Marijuana Prohibition Policy

Orlando International Airport’s marijuana prohibition policy was approved by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board on June 21, 2017.

-Research Library

Here’s Why Emerging Marijuana Stock Cara Therapeutics Inc. Surged
Jun 22, 2017
Here’s Why Emerging Marijuana Stock Cara Therapeutics Inc. Surged

Shares of Cara Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biotech company with a focus on treating pain and pruritus, rocketed higher by as much as 11% during Wednesday’s trading session after providing an update to its phase 3 trial involving kappa opioid receptor agonist CR845.

-Repost

Mexican Medical Marijuana Was Just Legalized but Investors Beware
Jun 22, 2017
Mexican Medical Marijuana Was Just Legalized but Investors Beware

Mexican medical marijuana businesses and their investors will have a long time to wait before seeing profits from the newly legalized industry.

-Repost

#JusticeForJawara: Peter Tosh's Son Beaten into Coma While Imprisoned for Cannabis
Jun 21, 2017
#JusticeForJawara: Peter Tosh’s Son Beaten into Coma While Imprisoned for Cannabis

On June 21, 2017, attorney Jasmine Rand announced that her client, Jawara McIntosh, son of iconic reggae artist Peter Tosh, was beaten into a coma on Feb. 21, 2017, at New Jersey’s Bergen County Jail while serving six months for cannabis-related charges.

-Caroline Cahill

Cannabis Gets Platform at San Diego Startup Week
Jun 21, 2017
Cannabis Gets Platform at San Diego Startup Week

Cannabis startups among other entrepreneurs are receiving a big platform to represent the emerging marijuana industry at this year’s San Diego Startup Week.

-Repost

Report: Crown Corporation Should Sell New Brunswick Recreational Cannabis
Jun 21, 2017
Report: Crown Corporation Should Sell New Brunswick Recreational Cannabis

Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization is planned for a rollout in July 2018, but provinces and territories are in charge of drafting and establishing jurisdiction-specific rules, so they’ve been working hard to create rules that fall within the country’s legalization framework.

-Staff