(Getty Images) (Getty Images) Congress voted this week to legalize the cultivation of hemp in the US after months of debate and negotiation between lawmakers. Hemp legalization was tucked into the 2018 farm bill, a massive piece of legislation that also addresses issues such as nutrition, conservation, trade, energy and forestry. The bill received strong […]

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SALEM, MASS. (WHDH) – Recreational marijuana is now for sale in Salem, Massachusetts and the new shop, Alternative Therapies, is attracting people from across the state. “It’s a great day,” said Ben Amirault, who was among the first customers through the door. “We waited two years, so it’s great to finally be able to purchase […]

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Photo: Shutterstock Sullivan Cromwell and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen Katz have taken lead roles on Altria Group’s CAD$2.4 billion ($1.8 billion) strategic equity investment in Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group. Wachtell is counsel to Altria, one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of tobacco, and Sullivan Cromwell is providing legal advice to Cronos, in a […]

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IRVINE, CA, Nov. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, is pleased to announce that the inaugural CBIS Black-tie Gala has morphed into the Cannabis Science Awards Black-Tie Gala Ceremony that it should be. Still slated for Los Angeles, […]

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As we near the finish line for 2018, one thing is for certain: It’s been a game-changing year for the cannabis industry. In October, following nine decades of prohibition, Canada officially legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Although it’s going to take a few years for Canadian growers to get fully up to speed, as well […]

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LANGHORNE, Pa., Nov. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALQA) and TO Pharmaceuticals LLC, a privately held cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical therapy company (“TOP”), today announced plans for Alliqua to spin off its AquaMed Technologies, Inc. (“AquaMed”) subsidiary, which develops, manufactures and markets high water content, electron beam cross-linked aqueous polymer sheet hydrogel products […]

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