InnoCan Pharma has began a collaboration with Tel Aviv University to develop a treatment to fight COVID-19 using cannabidiol (CBD) loaded exosomes — small structures attached to cells that are created when stem cells multiply. The patients given the treatment will be administered CBD via an inhalation technique using those exosomes, which the company says could potentially […]

Colorado has made online sales of recreational marijuana legal during the coronavirus pandemic, fulfilling one of the pot industry’s biggest wishes and fueling its argument for more concessions that could be made permanent when the crisis eases. It’s one of several signs emerging from the virus outbreak of just how far ingrained marijuana has become […]

A group of Massachusetts marijuana dispensaries have sued Gov. Charlie Baker over his decision to shutdown recreational cannabis operations in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The lawsuit filed asks the court to allow recreational shops to reopen, saying the closure will cause serious harm to the industry. See the original article […]

Researchers from the University of Miami School of Nursing have announced a preliminary study to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on patients prescribed with medical marijuana. The researchers hope to gather information from patients using medical marijuana regarding their mental and physical health, as well as changes in the frequency of their use, dosage and […]

State-legal hemp businesses are eligible for aid under the $2.2 million coronavirus stimulus package signed by President Donald Trump last week; however, medical and recreational cannabis firms will not have access to the relief package due to federal cannabis prohibition. To qualify for these ‘Paycheck Protection Program’ loans, businesses must employ 500 employees or less, […]

Business analysts at DataTrek Research suggest more states could legalize adult-use cannabis in the near future to help their economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Traditional revenue-boosting strategies such as increasing income, sales, or real estate taxes could push taxpayers away and further weaken state economies. A brand new taxed and regulated cannabis marketplace, however, would help […]

Just hours after issuing a citywide order for Denver residents to stay at home, which included a temporary shutdown of liquor stores and recreational marijuana dispensaries to limit the spread of coronavirus, Hancock reversed the decision. Originally slated to close at 5 p.m. on March 24, along with dozens of other retail operations deemed non-essential by […]

COVID-19 has become a global concern, and we all want to know everything we should be doing to increase our odds of staying healthy and safe. Infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Steffanie Strathdee says, “Right now, we are facing a pandemic where SARS-CoV-2 attacks lung cells, preferentially in the lower respiratory tract. In my view, better […]

Amid a global pandemic that has changed the way we interact and live, the state of Illinois will allow medical marijuana dispensaries to conduct curbside sales for the duration of the month. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation said that “medical cannabis patients may be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to pre-existing conditions,” which was a factor […]

Cannabis dispensaries in San Francisco were allowed to reopen after city officials determined that they are essential businesses that should not be subject to closure during the ongoing shelter-in-place order. Under the shelter-in-place order, most businesses were ordered closed for three weeks, although essential businesses such as grocery stores and pharmacies were permitted to stay […]

Customers around the world lined up around the block to get their supply of cannabis amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Shutdowns across the world will prohibit the opening of many businesses including cannabis dispensaries. Cannabis stores experienced a flurry of sales as shutdowns caused many businesses to close their doors. See the original article at […]

Public health officials are advising that smokers ditch the puff, puff, pass culture associated with smoking weed. Public health officials in states with legal recreational pot are warning residents to be careful how they consume it—and who they consume it with. See the original article at Route Fifty