Day: July 10, 2019

What Travelers Need to Know About Flying with Weed

With the laws surrounding cannabis — both marijuana and hemp — constantly changing, confusion for cannabis consumers arises when it comes to traveling to and from states where weed is legal. This is especially true when it comes to flying with weed.  Cannabis consumers should empower themselves with an understanding of the laws and regulations […]

Congressional panel urged to support states-rights marijuana legislation

The head of a cannabis industry lobbying group urged U.S. Congressional lawmakers Wednesday to pass legislation to protect state-legal marijuana businesses and resolve the “untenable” conflict between state and federal marijuana laws. Neal Levine, chief executive officer of the Cannabis Trade Federation, called the current situation a “frustrating dichotomy” that creates a hazardous cash-only industry […]

Florida appeals court nixes medical marijuana caps, vertical integration

A Florida appellate court ruled that the state’s medical cannabis licensing system is unconstitutional, setting the stage for greatly expanded business opportunities in one of the country’s fastest-growing markets. Found unconstitutional were legislative measures that imposed license caps and vertical integration. “The takeaway here is that while the decision will most likely be appealed to […]

California lab-tested marijuana batches downturn adds to confusion over state’s supply chain

The number of marijuana product batches undergoing laboratory testing in California has dipped in recent months, sparking worries among some industry officials over the health of the state’s cannabis market and the possibility that product supply is dwindling. But several insiders also were careful to note it’s too early to reach any conclusions based on […]

German sales of insurance-covered medical cannabis continue upward trend

Sales of insurance-covered medical cannabis continued to increase during the first quarter of 2019 in Germany, the largest market outside North America. In the first three months of the year, sales of reimbursed cannabis products totaled 24.5 million euros ($27.5 million), an increase of 7% from the fourth quarter of 2018, according to government data. […]

Endocannabinoid System Plays Key Role in Reducing Fear, Yale Study Finds

A new Yale University study showed that a child’s ability to respond to fear and trauma is genetic, and researchers surmised that the ability to process fear and thus reduce anxiety may be traced to differences in the endocannabinoid system (ECS).  The study, published May 15, 2019, in “Biological Psychiatry” by lead authors Shelley Paulisin […]