It looks like investors have gotten a serious case of the munchies. During the last two fiscal years, investors spent $104.5 million to gobble up stakes in cannabis and cannabis-related companies, according to research firm CB Insights. In 2014, funding in the industry grew a whopping 941.5 percent. The biggest news in the space hit […]

Alcohol dependence (i.e. alcoholism) may result from alcohol abuse (i.e. use of alcohol in a way that negatively impacts one’s actions/life), and is characterized by a feeling that one needs to consume alcohol in order to function normally, with a decreased ability to stop drinking even if the desire to do so exists. Those with […]

2014 was a big year for cannabis. It saw the birth of Washington’s recreational market, new legislation that legalized cannabis in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., and even the first national consumer cannabis advertisement, run in The New York Times. The industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, with innovative new products and businesses […]

Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some Native American reservations, the Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands, even in states that ban the practice. The new guidance, released in a memorandum, will […]

Congress passed a federal spending measure over the weekend that includes a provision that will end the federal government’s medical marijuana ban. The measure precludes the Department of Justice and the DEA from preventing states from passing laws that authorize medical marijuana use, distribution, possession or cultivation. The L.A. Times reports that the prospective law […]

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Hundreds of thousands of Americans are using medical marijuana to treat symptoms of depression each day, but the search for the right strain is often a very personal one. Cell and animal studies, as well as limited human studies and countless anecdotal reports, show the molecules in cannabis can interact with the human nervous system […]

The University of Denver — founded in 1864 and one of the most prestigious private universities in the U.S. — is going green. DU’s scenic south-Denver campus is a stone’s throw from some busy recreational pot shops, and soon students at DU’s Sturm College of Law will have the opportunity to take a class on […]

As if you needed any more proof that medical cannabis needs to be legalized, check out this amazing video of cancer cells literally dying when they come in contact with cannabis oil. The active little cancer cells slowly weaken and then die when injected with cannabis oil. Watch, be amazed, pass it on and spread […]

Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors. In a paper published Friday in […]

Cannabis Therapy Corp., a development stage company aiming to become a leader in the research, development and commercialization of safe, all-natural, ultra-low THC, cannabinoid-based medicinal therapies and supplements, has moved quickly to maximize interest in cannabidiol-based pet supplements. Cannabis Therapy Corp. has quickly seized on existing customer momentum as the basis for the redevelopment of the […]

The NW Epilepsy Foundation announces two regional conferences in November celebrating National November Epilepsy Awareness Month. The conferences will be held in Seattle, WA and Spokane, WA, and are free and open to the public. Seattle | November 8, 2014 | 8:30 A.M – 4:30 P.M | Seattle Children’s Hospital Wright Auditorium Keynote speaker, Dr. Jeffrey […]

The founder of Peace Medical Marijuana Consultants, Robert, was in a very scary situation almost 10 years ago when his mother was sadly diagnosed with HIV. Like any son, he researched and looked for any viable option of treatment that would assist his beloved mother in dealing with her extremely painful and debilitating diagnosis. Ultimately […]

The DEA said it is “most interested” in U.S. residents who invest in Canadian medical marijuana,  Reuters asked about the DEA’s position on these types of investments: “With marijuana still illegal on a federal level in the United States, American investors in Canadian medical marijuana can be seen as violating the Controlled Substances Act, according […]

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) today announced that it received 12 applications from parties seeking to become registered medical cannabis manufacturers in the state’s new medical cannabis program. Twelve companies applied to become registered medical cannabis manufacturers for Minnesota’s new medical cannabis program. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will select two applicants by […]

A 2013 survey in the New England Journal of Medicine found that nearly 8-in-10 doctors approved the use of medical marijuana. Now, a wide-ranging survey in California finds that medical marijuana patients agree: 92 percent said that medical marijuana alleviated symptoms of their serious medical conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, migraine, and cancer. The data […]

New York Senators, Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer, sent a letter urging the federal government to approve the state’s first-of-its-kind request to temporarily transport medical marijuana across state lines.  The letter, which was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, detailed support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration’s request to disperse out-of-state cannabidiol to children suffering from severe […]

Scientific revelations are published almost daily in regard to the healing properties of the cannabis, but they aren’t always getting the attention that they so desperately deserve. Here are some of the latest cannabis studies that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know: Marijuana Use Is Associated With Decreased Mortality In TBI Patients Traumatic […]

At least 14 shops in Butte, Montana are licensed to openly sell medicinal marijuana under names like Montana Buds, Mining City Medical, and Blunts, despite a 2011 law banning commercial dispensaries anywhere in Montana. While the courts grapple with a lawsuit challenging some of the 2011 law’s most restrictive provisions, the marijuana business is budding […]

In a few months, Nevada will set a new bar for the medical marijuana industry with a provision in the law state legislators passed last year allowing dispensaries to set up shop and allow any legally registered medical marijuana patient from anywhere in the world to purchase marijuana in any of those dispensaries. It’s called “reciprocity,” and […]

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Commission plans to release a second draft of regulations to create the state’s medical marijuana program. Eighty-one pages of rules have been reshaped after the first draft came under fire at a public hearing last month.  A few of the changes include:  removal of a provision that would have outlawed a grower or […]

AmeriCann, Inc. a company that specializes in the designing, building and financing of cannabis cultivation facilities, has provided a $1,000,000 secured loan to Nature’s Own Wellness Center, a Colorado licensed medical marijuana dispensary. The loan proceeds are being used for the renovation of a 15,000 square foot industrial property in north Denver for the transformation of the building into a cannabis […]

Medical marijuana sales could begin as early as 2015 in Delaware. The state has finalized negotiations with First State Compassion Center to run Delaware’s first medical marijuana dispensary, and Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) officials will monitor customer demand over the first year and possibly recommend licensing further dispensaries. But how does […]

Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists shows. Researchers from the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute showed that extremely low doses of THC reduce the production of amyloid beta, found in a soluble form in […]

The Israel Defense Force (IDF) confirmed that citizens who hold a medical marijuana licesnse from the Minestry of Health are allowed to consume their medicine during service and during their stay on the military base. Use of marijuana without a medical license is still strictly forbidden. License holders will be allowed to use their medicine as […]

Manatee County is now considered part of the Southwest Florida Region in the lottery that will determine which company can grow, process and dispense medical marijuana in limited form under a new law, the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014, that Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed in June. The change of location from the Central […]

Managing partner, David Lipton, of Advanced Grow Labs LLC — one of Connecticut’s four medical marijuana growing companies that survived the process of competing for a state license  and secured local zoning approvals, and outfitting a building to state regulations that are as a tough as those at any pharmaceutical manufacturer—knows his West Haven company is getting close to opening. Lipton […]

Medical marijuana is now legal in New York and, a Plainview, N.Y. based company wants to help you find out if you can qualify! On Thursday August 14th will be hosting a ‘Cannabis Checkpoint’ outside its Plainview headquarters in its state wide effort to help patients understand the program and its details. The […]

Quality Assurance for Medical Marijuana (MMPR)  Certificate Program at the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (APPS) As the medical community continues to acknowledge the medical properties and health benefits of marijuana, APPS is becoming one of the leaders in providing the required, Quality Control and Quality Assurance accreditation. With Health Canada’s introduction of the QA […]

Leafly, also know as, the “Yelp” for medical marijuana ran a full-page ad in the New York Times just a week after the magazine’s editorial board endorsed the repeal of federal law banning marijuana use with the article “Repeal Prohibition, Again” The ad promotes Leafly’s app which connects patients to the right strains and matching dispensaries in states with effective recreational or […]

Under new zoning rules, Chicago medical marijuana dispensaries are coming to busy shopping areas despite the city’s initial attempt to hide them away at the edges of the city. That means a medical marijuana dispensary could potentially open next door to a tony restaurant on Randolph Street or in River North near touristy fast food […]

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that 88 percent of voters support the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes, while 10 percent do not. If the latest poll is right, it’s a safe bet that Florida will legalize medical marijuana this November. The lowest level of support was among senior citizens, who still back the measure roughly 6 […]

Three Chicago entrepreneurs announced the creation of the Prairie Wellness Fund, Ltd., a private debt fund that will provide financing and liquidity to applicants for the newly created medical marijuana licenses that were established by Illinois law last year.  The state plans to license 21 cultivation centers and each will have to put up a […]

PAINWeek, the largest US pain conference for Frontline Practitioners, announced  that the 2014 Conference will feature a new course track exploring the current prescribing environment for medical marijuana in the treatment of chronic pain from both medical and legal perspectives. This new track, to be presented on Saturday, September 6, will include consideration of best medical […]