July 2018

HOLYOKE — A medical marijuana company operating at 28 Appleton St. received a favorable recommendation Tuesday in its bid for permission to add cultivation of plants for recreational marijuana sales. The City Council Ordinance Committee voted 5-0 to recommend that the full City Council Aug. 7 amend the special permit of GTI Massachusetts NP Corp. — now […]

The study is published in the journal Oncogene and was led by Queen Mary University of London and Curtin University, Australia. It tested the impact of the cannabinoid Cannabidiol (CBD) on the use of the commonly used chemotherapy medication Gemcitabine as a treatment for pancreatic cancer in mice. Each year around 9,800 people in the […]

A Colorado cannabis company has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in Denver federal court claiming a rival in Conifer filched its cannabinoid medical product formula. United Cannabis Corporation of Golden (UCANN) filed the lawsuit in Denver U.S. District Court Monday against Pure Hemp Collective Inc. of Conifer. The lawsuit seeks an injunction prohibiting Pure Hemp from copying […]

Updated 43 minutes ago A public hearing regarding a proposed medical marijuana ordinance for Hampton Township is planned for Sept. 12. The Hampton ordinance would apply to zoning matters related to dispensary and grower applicants. There have been no applicants in Hampton yet, said Martin Orban, land use administrator for the township. Municipalities and communities […]

The first dry-leaf sales for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program starts Wednesday for seven region dispensaries, with another five locations getting dry leaf on Aug. 8. Pennsylvanians receiving medical marijuana will have a new option starting Wednesday, as the Department of Health begins the first sales of dry-leaf cannabis. Almost half of all dispensaries in the […]

TORONTO (Reuters) – Manulife Financial Corp, Canada’s biggest insurance company, said on Tuesday it will partner with a drugstore chain owned by Loblaw Companies to provide advice to patients whose medical marijuana use it covers. Manulife and Canadian rival Sun Life Financial Inc already provide limited medical cannabis cover for select clients, with annual limits […]

State lawmakers and advocates pushing to legalize marijuana this year aren’t just touting legalization as a way to raise tax revenue and regulate an underground pot market. They’re also talking about fixing a broken criminal justice system and reinvesting in poor and minority communities that have been battered by decades of the government’s war on […]

Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries will begin offering patients dry leaf strains Wednesday, the Wolf administration announced Monday. Keystone Canna Remedies of Bethlehem is one of 16 dispensaries that will add the long-awaited alternative to its menu Wednesday. Mission Pennsylvania of Allentown will begin selling the medication Aug. 8. The state Department of Health encourages patients […]

EDMOND, Okla. – Natural Remedy MD of Oklahoma has started evaluating patients on medical marijuana licenses just a few days after the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority posted their application forms. “Pain, I would say, is one probably of the main things. Pain, and PTSD and some other psychiatric conditions tend to be big ones,” said […]

As Oklahoma health regulators continue to grapple with rules for a recently passed medical marijuana law that took effect last week, organizers in the state say they’ve gotten one step closer to allowing voters to legalize cannabis for adult use. Medical Marijuana Rules: Take Two State health officials on Friday released new proposed medical marijuana […]