Month: March 2019

How Do Hemp Supplements Help with Brain Trauma? Researchers Want to Know

Hemp-derived botanical supplements are dietary supplements that contain phytocannabinoids, such as THC and cannabidiol (CBD); and a new study, currently in the recruitment phase, will analyze the relationship between HDS and the recovery process of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The study, a collaborative effort between the Flowering HOPE Foundation and Clover Leaf University, will be […]

Concrete Made of Hemp Could Get EPA Funding as ‘Green’ Building Material

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is funding a research project looking into the sustainable production of hempcrete, a hemp-based mixture that’s better for the environment than traditional concrete. According to a notice published on the EPA website, the agency awarded a roughly $12,000 grant to a student-led research team at the University of California, Riverside, […]

Good Manufacturing Practice GMP certification helps cannabis firms

(Photo courtesy of Noramco) (This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the March issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.) Take a look at multinational medical marijuana growers, and most, if not all, have been awarded the gold standard for global quality compliance: Good Manufacturing Practice certification. Commonly known as GMP, the designation is […]

Nevada Senate panel wants disclosure of marijuana license winners

Published 1 hour ago A Nevada Senate committee passed an amendment to a bill that would require the state to publicly disclose the names of businesses and investors awarded marijuana licenses. The issue came to the forefront in late 2018 when the state awarded the bulk of 61 provisional recreational marijuana licenses to a handful […]

Study Explores the Relationship Between Vaping Benefits and Overuse

There are several reasons why vape pens have recently emerged as the apple of the recreational cannabis consumer’s eye. A convenient and discreet method of THC consumption, vaporizing is typically perceived as a healthier and less harmful alternative to smoking. It’s not difficult to see why vape pens are so popular among recreational weed users. […]

Unlicensed Michigan medical cannabis dispensaries allowed to stay open

Published 8 mins ago Michigan regulators are permitting roughly 50 unlicensed medical cannabis dispensaries to remain open past a March 31 deadline, in compliance with a judge’s decision. The state’s Bureau of Marijuana Regulation said in a statement issued Friday afternoon that “until further order of the court,” it wouldn’t enforce the deadline against […]

Curio Wellness drops medical marijuana licensing suit against Maryland

Published 1 min ago Curio Wellness dropped its lawsuit to block Maryland regulators from awarding new cannabis cultivation licenses that the state said were intended to increase diversity in the industry. The company had received impassioned public criticism after it filed the suit, according to The Baltimore Sun. Curio CEO Michael Bronfein said in […]

Cannabis social consumption bill passes first hurdle in Colorado

A Colorado House committee advanced a bill that would allow social cannabis consumption venues in the state. House: Refer House Bill 19-1230, Marijuana Hospitality Establishments, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4. #coleg — Legislative Council (@COBusinessComm) March 28, 2019 The measure, passed 7-4 by the House […]

A step forward for cannabis banking legislation at federal level and more of the week’s top news

Published 1 hour ago | By Marijuana Business Daily staff (Click on the orange arrows to advance the slideshow.) A U.S. House committee advances an important marijuana banking bill, New Jersey cancels its adult-use vote, a beer behemoth reiterates that legal cannabis is hurting its sales – plus other important news from around the […]

Walgreens, Like CVS, Will Sell CBD Topicals and Sprays in 1,500 Stores

Walgreens is climbing aboard the cannabidiol (CBD) hype train, as the drug retailer told CNBC on March 28, 2019, that it will begin selling a variety of CBD products in nearly 1,500 stores across nine different states. The CBD products will initially be available in Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vermont, South Carolina, Illinois, […]