Day: May 14, 2019

Ohio dispensaries kick off sales of edible medical marijuana products

Published 26 mins ago Ohio medical marijuana retail shops began selling cannabis-infused gummy products last week, but supply has been limited and at least one dispensary sold out within days of receiving its shipment. Only two marijuana product manufacturers currently operate in the Buckeye State, which means MMJ edibles are not yet widely available, […]

Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $93,000 in first three days

Published 30 mins ago The first two medical cannabis dispensaries in Arkansas sold more than $93,000 in product in the program’s first three days. The state’s long-awaited medical marijuana program kicked off last weekend, and state officials said they expect to approve more dispensaries over the next week, The Sentinel-Record reported. To read more about Arkansas’ […]

How Could Cannabis Treat and Even Prevent Diabetes?

Diabetes is an expensive disease, collectively costing more than $245 billion in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But the human cost is far greater. Severe cases of diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, and limb amputations. Unfortunately, as a disease of […]

Study of Teens in Spain Finds No Links between Marijuana Use, Psychosis

Researchers found no direct association between cannabis use and psychosis among high school students in Spain, a new study suggested. The potential association between cannabis use and psychosis gained renewed interest after the publication of several articles on the topic in mainstream media, such as the New Yorker’s “Is Marijuana As Safe As We Think?” […]

Arkansas Clears 2nd Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open for Business

A second medical marijuana dispensary has been approved to begin sales in Arkansas and is expected to open the week of May 13, 2019. The state Department of Finance and Administration said on May 10, 2019,  it authorized Green Springs Medical in Hot Springs to open after it passed an inspection. The company said on […]

Denver-area cannabis sales up 10 percent-27 percent in advance of ‘bomb cyclone’ storm

Denver-area marijuana retailers may owe regional meteorologists a debt of gratitude. Advance warning of the region’s “bomb cyclone” blizzard in March gave residents an opportunity to visit medical and adult-use retailers beforehand – leading to sales spikes of 10% to 27% in the days leading up to the snowstorm. The storm effectively shut down Denver […]

New Research Yields Insights into Effect of Light Cycles on Cannabis Flowering

While many appreciate the therapeutic and recreational benefits of cannabis, few are familiar with the process that governs cannabis flowering, or the conditions that are required for optimal growth. When cannabis reaches the flowering stage, vegetative growth slows and flower buds begin to appear.  As the buds enlarge, the pungent, unmistakably aromatic cannabis scent also […]