April 2017

By Mina Corpuz Special to the Telegram Gazette First of three parts BOSTON – Conflicting proposals from state lawmakers to implement the recreational marijuana law voters passed last fall has left Massachusetts cities and towns struggling to cope with confusion, and calls into question whether the regulated industry will be in place by next summer. […]

Stress-related mood and anxiety disorders affect millions of people in the United States. A new study examines the neurobiology behind these illnesses and finds that controlling a molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors can reduce the symptoms of anxiety. Endocannabinoids help the brain to adapt to stress, and new research shows that the 2-arachidonoylglycerol endocannabinoid plays […]

On Friday morning, I had an opportunity to cover the Hillsdale County Board of Commissioner’s meeting while my boss, Andy, was out of the office on family matters. And once again, the medical marijuana initiatives came into discussion. I have been hearing a lot lately about the medical marijuana initiatives through the day-to-day “offerings” that […]

Sen. Andrew Serafini, R-Washington, explains why he got involved in the medical marijuana licensing debate under way in the Maryland General Assembly. (Recorded by Tamela Baker/Staff Reporter, April 1, 2017) …read more at http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/annapolis/lawmakers-target-maryland-s-messy-medical-marijuana-measures/article_576d8e12-1722-11e7-8386-ebbcc2cd7d45.html

Rep. Helene Keeley, D-Wilmington South, and Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, D-Wilmington East, introduced a bill March 30 establishing a commissioner to regulate, tax and distribute marijuana legally in Delaware. The regulatory framework for House Bill 110 is modeled on existing laws governing the regulation and taxation of alcohol. According to a press release, the bill […]

By GREGORY ZELLER // And now, onto the science. Canadian mining exploration company Kitrinor Metals Inc. and Scythian Biosciences Inc., a Calgary-based biotech owned by Great Neck investment banker Jonathan Gilbert, have announced a pair of deals that complete first-round financing for Scythian, which is exploring cannabinoid-based treatments for concussions. The new deals add on […]

David Ramos/Getty Legal weed in North America is expected to reach $22.6 billion in revenue in 2021. But many won’t be spending their money on marijuana the way they do today. Recreational cannabis spending is expected to outpace medical marijuana sales for the first time in 2019, according to a …read more at http://www.businessinsider.com/recreational-vs-medical-marijuana-sales-forecast-2017-3

Marijuana dispensaries in California are pulling products off their shelves after a recent investigation found a majority of the medical products tested from stores contained dangerous contaminants. Officials from California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation promised Thursday to revamp safety regulations governing medical marijuana testing to address the issues. The investigation by NBC4 I-Team in Los […]

YES Willard J. Boulter Jr. Pembroke selectman handout Willard J. Boulter Jr. Pembroke voters this spring are considering whether to ban recreational marijuana shops in the town. I would like to share the thoughts and concerns that have led me to support this ban. I am a member of the Board of Selectmen and I […]