A sea change in public opinion toward marijuana has ushered in revisions to policy across the regulatory landscape. At the California Cannabis Business Expo on March 4, 2016, Matt Lampert, director of the Socionomics Institute, will detail this sea change.
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New Study: Cannabis Usage Risks Reduced
In the past cannabis has been the scapegoat of mental health professionals. Much research indicates that use of the plant is responsible for a myriad of mental health problems. However, new research seems to point in a different direction. “Our findings suggest caution in the implementation of policies related to legalization of cannabis for recreational…
Bedrocan Canada Receives License Renewal; Launches Next Phase of Affordability Initiative
TORONTO & ONTARIO, Feb. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Bedrocan Canada Inc. (“Bedrocan Canada” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the renewal of its license for its main production facility in the Toronto area.
Elizabeth Warren Calls on CDC for More Marijuana Research
With the rise in abuse of prescription medication and opioid related deaths, one U.S. Senator is calling on the Centers for Disease Control to examine medical marijuana as a possible solution.
Patient Advocates Bring Medical Cannabis Issues to United Nations
NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Steph Sherer, and Michael Krawitz, Executive Director, Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access will join organizations and patient advocates from across the globe at at the UN Headquarters to continue preparations for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS 2016) on drug policy to be held April 19th-21st.
Study: Marijuana May Affect Verbal Memory
A study published on Feb. 1, 2016, by JAMA Internal Medicine has reported that long-term marijuana use may impact a person’s verbal memory.
Legal Marijuana Sales Could Hit $6.7 Billion In 2016
As voters in more states embrace legalized marijuana sales, the burgeoning cannabis industry has gone from a curiosity to a bona fide booming market.
Leading Veteran Wall Street Research Analyst Raymond Katz Joins GreenWave Advisors Advisory Board
NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — GreenWave Advisors LLC announced today the addition of Raymond Katz to its Advisory Board.
Australia Takes Steps Toward Medical Cannabis
Ninety-one percent of Australians reportedly favor legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. The strongest support comes from the over-50 set. In December, the federal government created a nationally-consistent licensing scheme to regulate the cultivation of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes.
BDS Analytics Releases Detailed Study of Washington State Cannabis Data
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Flower is booming, concentrate sales are growing at an even more rapid pace and Blue Dream is the No. 1 flower strain in Washington State.
Signal Bay Inc. to Acquire Oregon Analytical Services
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Signal Bay Inc. (OTC:SGBY) a leading provider of cannabis consulting, operations, and analytical laboratory services is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Oregon Analytical Services, LLC. expanding its cannabis testing footprint into Eugene, Oregon.
Study Finds No Link Between Marijuana Use and Drops in IQ
Both parents and opponents of marijuana reform fear that early marijuana use may permanently damage a teenager’s intelligence quotient, but new scientific findings may serve to ease such anxieties.
Signal Bay, Inc. 2015 Year in Review – Letter to Shareholders
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Signal Bay Inc. (OTC:SGBY) a leading provider of cannabis consulting, operations, research and laboratory services is pleased to provide our shareholders a corporate update.
Study Finds Marijuana May Reduce Migraine Frequency
According to a new study published in “Pharmacotherapy,” medical marijuana use may lead to decreased frequency of migraine headaches.
Med-X, Inc. Aiming to Correct the Course of Cannabis in America with New Insecticidal Soil
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Med-X has already taken steps to handle post-legalization America, and they’re doing it by creating a company that can handle every aspect of the medical cannabis industry.
DEA Loosens Restrictions for FDA-Approved Clinical Trials on CBD
Right before Christmas, on Dec. 23, 2015, the DEA released a press release quietly announcing a new federal advancement on cannabinoid research.
Could Epidiolex Launch in 2017?
GW Pharma is reportedly ramping up production of Epidiolex in anticipation of FDA approval and the significant commercial demand for the drug that would follow.
Wildflower To Conduct Medical Research
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 9, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Wildflower Marijuana Inc. has entered an agreement with Biologic Nutrigenomics Research Corporation to conduct medical research on Wildflower’s products and to assist in new product development.
Epidiolex Shows Promise in Latest Study
While the debate over the efficacy of medical marijuana continues, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests it may be helpful in treating patients suffering from intractable seizures.
Revolution Cannabis Analytics Launches First-of-its-Kind Statewide Study
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Dec. 7, 2015 /WeedWire/ — Revolution Cannabis Analytics will document the choices, attitudes, and experience of medical cannabis patients in Illinois in a first-of-its-kind study.
Cannabis Heads: Figure, Talking and Rolling
New investors will have to accustom themselves to this battleground while trying to learn the ropes of investing in this sector as cannabis moves toward legalization. They should also learn to differentiate figureheads, talking heads, heads with visions and rolling ones.
UK Study Finds Marijuana May Alter Brain Structure
A medical study conducted in the United Kingdom has found that the use of high potency marijuana may affect the structure of a user’s brain.
CLS Holdings USA Sponsors MJIC Media’s White Paper on State-by-State Cannabis Packaging Rules
BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 1, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Child-resistant packaging and consistent, appropriate labeling is vital for the legal cannabis industry to move forward and it is in that spirit that CLS Holdings USA Inc. (OTCQB: CLSH), a development stage diversified cannabis company, has sponsored the inaugural white paper by MJIC Media, a marijuana media conglomerate.
Signal Bay Expands Client Base in Maryland & Oregon
SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Signal Bay Inc. (OTC: SGBY), a leading provider of cannabis consulting, research, data, operations, and laboratory services, continues to expand its client base throughout the country and has recently focused their attention to Maryland and Oregon.
Leading Marijuana Market Research Firm, The ArcView Group, Partners With Leading Cannabis Data Firm, New Frontier, To Expand Offerings
HEDNERSON, Nev., Nov. 9, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — From the stage at ArcView’s private investor forum at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas, ArcView Market Research, the top selling publisher of cannabis market information, and New Frontier, the leading Big Data provider in the cannabis industry, will announce a strategic partnership to co-produce at least ten market reports on the cannabis industry over the next year.
Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation Changing Name to Impact Network
The Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation will officially become the Impact Network on November 1, 2015.
Yale Study Finds Negative Outcomes for Marijuana Users With PTSD
In the medical community, there is a growing discussion as to whether or not marijuana can be used to help treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Although some studies have shown that marijuana is effective for things like pain relief, scientists are skeptical that it can be effective in treating trauma.
Marijuana Use in the United States More Than Doubles
According to The Washington Post, a report recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the number of adult marijuana users more than doubled over a 12-year period from 4.1 percent in 2001 to 9.5 percent in 2013.
North American Cannabis Holdings Inc. Announces First AmeriCanna Café Licensee
DALLAS, October 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — North American Cannabis Holdings, Inc. (USMJ) today announced the first AmeriCanna Café licensee. The Company launched its AmeriCanna Café business in June this year in conjunction with the acquisition of a CityBlends Café to jumpstart a nationwide rollout of a cannabis beverage café chain.
Study Finds Similarites Between Marijuana and Runner’s High
While most marijuana users are not necessarily lazy, the activity of getting high is rarely associated with vigorous exercise. But according to a new study, the connection between a marijuana high and what is known as a “runner’s high” might be closer than you think.
Dirty Laundry in the Public Cannabis Company Soap Opera
An early-stage company may have to clean house as it grows, but make sure the drama has a good ending for the shareholder and the company, and not just for the financiers.
Step Inside MJIC Media’s Actionable Investment Intelligence
MJIC Media sees value in knowing who makes up the industry’s current and prospective investors. In an effort to determine this, paired with MJIC Media’s commitment to serving investors in this emerging industry, it is now offering a free company research report.
Kansas Report Analyzes Effects of Legalizing Medical Marijuana
As multiple states across the nation consider legalizing medical marijuana, lawmakers and citizens alike are asking, “What will legalizing medical marijuana do to my state?”
Blinded by Science
You shouldn’t have to comprehend every minute detail of a scientific process or memorize the molecular chain of the latest product before you invest. You also shouldn’t need a medical dictionary just to read the latest press.
Has Marijuana Legalization Hurt Colorado?
The anti-marijuana organization SMART Colorado has been making hay with the recent report released by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which is a federal anti-drug task force.
Bedrocan Canada and Tweed Announce Multi-centre Longitudinal Surveillance Study of Medical Cannabis Patients
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Bedrocan Canada Inc. (“Bedrocan” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Tweed Marijuana Inc. (TSXV: TWD) (“TMI” or “Tweed”), along with its sister company Tweed Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of the EQUAL (Evaluation QUAlity of Life) study.
Scientists Can Now Synthesize THC From Yeast Cells
A recent breakthrough made by researchers from the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany could hold the key to unlocking the secrets of the healing effects of marijuana.
Marijuana May Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer in Men
A study released in the Journal of Urology has found that marijuana use may lead to decreased risks of bladder cancer in men. Led by Dr. Anil A. Thomas, researchers examined medical data from the California Men’s Health Study cohort, evaluating 84,170 participants between the ages of 45 and 69.
Sins of the Fathers
Shareholders may buy into a company based on many factors, but paying off an old debt to one of the founding fathers is probably not one of them.
Pet-friendly Cannabis: Do Your Research
Because research is relatively underdeveloped in the segment of cannabis for pet health, there is ample opportunity for companies to find a strong foothold and ultimately stake claim to this market.
Study Shows Link Between Medical Marijuana and Seizure Prevention
A recent study seems to back up claims made by parents and patients that medical marijuana could help intractable seizures.
Sen. Gillibrand to Speak at National Cannabis Industry Association’s Summit in New York
On September 21, 2015, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., will become the first sitting U.S. Senator to speak at a marijuana industry event as the keynote speaker.
The OTC Hit Parade
If a company finds the need to constantly remind you about its one hit, instead of offering any new ones, then maybe it is a one-hit wonder.
Tweed Launches Community Engagement Centres and Acquires Interest in Cannabis Extracts Research Company
SMITHS FALLS, ON, Sept. 04, 2015 /CNW/ — Tweed Marijuana Inc., (“Tweed” or the “Company”) (TSXV: TWD) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire MedCannAccess (“MCA”) by way of amalgamation in an all-equity transaction that aims to bring the Company’s customer experience to new levels.
Study Finds Marijuana May Lower Sperm Count
According to a recently published study, there is one health-related side effect that marijuana users might meet with mixed reactions: lower sperm count.
MJIC Media Launches New Independent Research Reports on Public Cannabis Companies: Six Initial Reports Now Available at MJICMedia.com
CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — MJIC Media LLC, a marijuana media conglomerate, today released its first six independent research reports covering constituents of its Marijuana Index.
Weekly CannaBit: Global Estimates on Various Drug Use
Weekly CannaBit for the week of August 31, 2015: Globally, the United Nations estimates that up to 329 million people use the main types of illicit drugs. Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug by a significant margin.
Study Suggests Marijuana Does Not Shrink Brain
One of the biggest questions surrounding marijuana reform in the United States is how exactly does the substance affect the human brain.
Lexaria Announces Breakthrough in Bioavailability Tech
Lexaria Corp. (OTCQB: LXRP) is not the average marijuana tech-related startup. For one thing, its founders originally began their careers in oil and gas.
Study Finds Link Between Marijuana Use and Lower BMI
Obesity is one of the most pressing health issues in the United States. Approximately two-thirds of the U.S. population is considered overweight, and roughly one-third of the population is considered obese.