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New York State Department of Health Announces New Medical Marijuana Regulations

New York State Department of Health Announces New Medical Marijuana Regulations

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of regulations for adoption that will improve the state’s Medical Marijuana Program for patients, practitioners and registered organizations.

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Vireo Kicks Off Holiday Season with NY’s First-Ever ‘Cyber Monday’ Sale of Medical Marijuana

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, announced New York’s first-ever “Cyber Monday” sale of medical marijuana products purchased online at vireohealthny.com.

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Buffalo Report Shows Stark Marijuana Arrest Disparities

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Partnership for the Public Good, a Buffalo community-based think tank, introduced a report highlighting marijuana arrest disparities in Buffalo, New York.

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KCSA Strategic Communications Launches “The Green Rush” Podcast for the Cannabis Industry

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — KCSA Strategic Communications, a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations, social media and marketing, is capitalizing on the burgeoning cannabis industry by launching a new podcast called “The Green Rush.”

Governor Signs Five Bills, Adding PTSD as a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana, Waiving Fees and Improving Services for Veterans, and Creating POW/MIA Memorial

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed five pieces of legislation to further support New York veterans by improving healthcare and services, as well as memorialize veterans throughout New York State in a number of different ways.

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Buffalo Press Conference Tuesday: New Report Highlights Alarming Racial Disparities in Buffalo’s Marijuana Arrests

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On November 14th, the Partnership for the Public Good will release a report highlighting marijuana prohibition enforcement practices in Buffalo and their disparate impact on communities of color.

Colorado Leads Country in Hemp Production, a Growing Field

Colorado Leads Country in Hemp Production, a Growing Field

Dispensaries might get all the attention, but hemp farmers are getting the acreage – 23,343 acres, to be exact, according to a new study by Vote Hemp, an organization dedicated to advancing the industrial hemp industry. And which state is leading the pack? Colorado, by far.

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DirectView Inks Full Servicing Contract for Top-Tier Marijuana Cultivator

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – DirectView Holdings, Inc. (OTC:DIRV) (“DirectView” or the “Company”), a company focused on ownership and management of leading video and security technology companies, announced today that the company’s operations now adjoin with the $7.8 billion cannabis industry as a premier supplier of security equipment and infrastructure tailored for cultivators.

First Harvest Identifies Proprietary Hemp Varieties with Excellent Agronomic Qualities

CLARENCE, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American: XXII), a plant biotechnology company focused on tobacco harm reduction and cannabis research, announced today that the Company and the University of Virginia (“UVA”) completed their first successful harvest of hemp plants and identified several promising hemp varieties that could form the foundation for commercial hemp production throughout the legacy tobacco belt region of the United States.

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State Granted DEA Permit to Help Growers Import Industrial Hemp Seed and Advance Research Opportunities Industrial Hemp Working Group Meets for First Time Today

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an open solicitation for farmers, businesses and research institutions interested in growing and processing industrial hemp as part of the State’s Industrial Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program.

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The Blinc Group Announces a Partnership With ALD Group Limited and Joinking US Group Inc.

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Blinc Group announces a partnership with ALD Group Limited and Joinking US Group Inc. Their mission is to develop the ALD Amaze brand and expand Joinking’s distribution foot print on the East Coast.

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Cannabis Science Pioneer Tikun Olam Expands Partnership with MariMed to Bring Branded Cannabis Products to More U.S. MMJ States

NEWTON, Mass. and NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tikun Olam, the world pioneer in cannabis research, and MariMed Inc. (OTCQB:MRMD), a preeminent management company in the U.S. medical cannabis industry, announced an expansion of their licensing agreement for Tikun Olam products to be grown, manufactured and sold through MariMed’s network of managed and affiliated licensed facilities throughout the United States.

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Manhattan District Attorney Announces New Policy to Reduce Impact of Marijuana Possession Arrests, Citing Collateral Consequences

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. announced a shift in his office’s policy for New Yorkers arrested for low level marijuana possession.

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Vireo Health to Participate in $3.8 million NIH Study on Medical Marijuana, Pain and Opioid Use

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Institute of Health has awarded a $3.8 million research grant to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System for medical marijuana research, and Vireo Health of New York will be partners in the study.

New York State Health Department Issues Improved Medical Marijuana Regulations

New York State Health Department Issues Improved Medical Marijuana Regulations

On Aug. 10, 2017, the New York State Department of Health revealed new regulations for the state’s medical marijuana program. The improved regulations were made in an effort to expand the program, aiming to create a more positive experience for all parties involved.

Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand New York’s Medical Marijuana Program

Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand New York’s Medical Marijuana Program

The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from four hours to two, and allow additional types of medical marijuana products to be sold.

This Is the First Long-Term Study on Cannabis and Opioids for Chronic Pain

This Is the First Long-Term Study on Cannabis and Opioids for Chronic Pain

On Aug. 8, 2017, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System announced that they had received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a long-term study on how medical cannabis affects opioid use in adults with chronic pain.

First Long-Term Study on Medical Marijuana's Impact on Opioid Use for Pain

First Long-Term Study on Medical Marijuana’s Impact on Opioid Use for Pain

BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $3.8 million grant for the first long-term study to test whether me

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Advocates Challenge de Blasio to Stop Running from His Record and to Address Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Mayor de Blasio’s office published a statement disputing the findings of the Drug Policy Alliance report, “Unjust and Unconstitutional: 60,000 Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s New York.”

Here Are the 5 New Licensees for the New York Medical Marijuana Program

Here Are the 5 New Licensees for the New York Medical Marijuana Program

On Aug. 1, 2017, the NYSDOH announced that it had approved five more registered organizations for the New York Medical Marijuana Program, with each registered organization permitted to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana in the state.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

New York State Department of Health Adds Five New Registered Organizations to Medical Marijuana Program

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health today announced that it has authorized five additional registered organizations (ROs) to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York State, an initiative aimed at improving patient access and the geographic distribution of dispensing facilities across the state.

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Fiorello Pharmaceuticals Awarded Registered Organization Status for New York State Medical Marijuana Program

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on aiding patients with significant, painful and life-threatening conditions, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a Registered Organization in the expansion of New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program.

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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation and Announces New Initiatives to Support Growth of Industrial Hemp Industry in New York State

ALBANY, July 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation and announced new actions to support the emerging industrial hemp industry and boost the agricultural economy in New York State.

86 Percent of NYPD Marijuana Possession Arrests Affect Black and Latino New Yorkers

86 Percent of NYPD Marijuana Possession Arrests Affect Black and Latino New Yorkers

On July 11, 2017, the Drug Policy Alliance announced that a report it had commissioned by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project had been released, revealing that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s tenure are marked by a high rate of racial disparity.

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Tale of Two New Yorks Endures under de Blasio as NYPD Continues Discriminatory Marijuana Arrests

NEW YORK, July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new report released today by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance, shows that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor de Blasio continue to be marked by extremely high racial disparities, as was the case under the Bloomberg and Giuliani administrations.

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Wolters Kluwer Publishes First Law School Casebook to Focus on Marijuana-Related Legal Issues

NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.’s Legal Education business unit today announced it has published Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority, the first law school casebook focused on this rapidly emerging new practice area.

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AXIM Biotech Files Patent on Controlled Release Chewing Gum to Provide Opioid Addiction Treatment

NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM Biotech) (OTC:AXIM), a world leader in cannabinoid research and development, today announced that the company filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for U.S. Application Serial Number 62/410,469, a patent of invention that involves a chewing gum composition with controlled release of cannabinoids and opioid agonists and/or antagonists for addiction and/or dependence treatment.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

New York State Department of Health Announces Enhancements to Medical Marijuana Program

ALBANY, N.Y., June 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) today announced several new enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program as the number of certified patients continues to rise since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition.

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NYC-Based Cannabis Tech Group Launches to Bridge Burgeoning Tech & Cannabis Industries; Announces First Professional Event: Cannabis + Analytics, Thursday, June 29th at Galvanize NYC in Soho

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Cannabis Tech Group (CTG), the bi-coastal pioneers whose mission is to bring together the cannabis and technology industries together in a way not yet seen on the East Coast—will hold the first in a nationwide series of events on Thursday, June 29, 2017, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Soho at Galvanize NYC.

Jawara McIntosh, Son of Legendary Reggae Artist Peter Tosh, Beaten Into A Coma While Serving 6 Month Marijuana Sentence

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On February 21, 2017, Jawara McIntosh, son of legendary reggae artist Peter Tosh, was beaten into a coma at Bergen County Jail in New Jersey while serving a six-month sentence for marijuana related charges.

Senate Passes Senator Savino’s Bill Adding PTSD as Treatable by Medical Marijuana

ALBANY, NY, June 20, 2017 / — The New York State Senate on Tuesday passed legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Savino (D-SI/Brooklyn) to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of qualifying conditions treatable with medical marijuana in New York State.

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New York Poised to Become 27th State to Provide PTSD Patients With Access to Medical Marijuana

ALBANY, New York, June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A bipartisan proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program has received final approval from state lawmakers and is headed to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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HelloMD Brings Successful Online Marijuana Doctor Service to New York

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — HelloMD, the nation’s largest community of medical cannabis patients, experts and trusted brands, announced that its telemedicine services will be available throughout New York State effective today.

New York Cannabis Company Valley Agriceuticals Sold for $17 Million

New York Cannabis Company Valley Agriceuticals Sold for $17 Million

Multi-state cannabis company iAnthus Capital Management has now planted its flag in New York with Monday’s announced acquisition of Valley Agriceuticals.

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Rev. Al Sharpton to Keynote the Cannabis World Congress Conference Regarding the Decriminalization of Marijuana & Diversity & Inclusion in the Cannabis Industry

NEW YORK, June 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As a guest of Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo), Rev. Al Sharpton will discuss the need for greater inclusion of underrepresented communities in the fast-growing cannabis industry, which is expected to exceed $20 billion in 2020.

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Albany Press Conference: New York State Legislators Renew Push for Marijuana Legalization

ALBANY, New York, June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a coalition of community advocates led by Drug Policy Alliance will join Senator Liz Krueger (New York) and Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes (Buffalo) to announce reintroduction of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA, S.3040A/A.3506A), a bill that would establish a legal market for marijuana in New York.


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