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Western Australia cuts red tape for medical cannabis in boost for patients, industry

Australia’s western-most state is making it easier for patients to access medical cannabis. Western Australia announced yesterday that general practitioners will be allowed to prescribe medical marijuana without the need for referral to a specialist, bringing the state in line with other jurisdictions, including New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. The state is expected to […]

Nevada marijuana mogul sues competitor for slander

Armen Yemenidjian, a big player in the Las Vegas cannabis industry, is accusing another prominent marijuana dispensary owner in the city of slandering him by saying he engaged in criminal activity, according to The Nevada Independent. Yemenidjian was part of a group that sold Nevada marijuana operations to Chicago-based Green Thumb Industries in a $290 […]

Emerald Triangle growers express confidence in market health

(This is a regular column that delves into the complicated issues surrounding California’s immense cannabis market from the vantage point of Marijuana Business Daily Senior Reporter John Schroyer. Based in Sacramento, he’s been writing about the cannabis industry since joining MJBizDaily in 2014.) After a turbulent transition into a legal market in 2018, marijuana cultivators and other cannabis companies in […]

The Number of People Who Abuse Weed is Decreasing. Legalization May Be Responsible.

Contrary to the expectations of public health experts, the rate of frequent marijuana consumers who are diagnosed with cannabis use disorder (CUD) is not increasing, a new study reports. In fact, it’s actually decreasing, and that may be due to the growing number of states that have legalized access to marijuana. According to the paper, […]

Missouri’s medical marijuana market draws thousands of applications

A rush of applicants – including several prominent multistate operators – are vying for plant-touching licenses in Missouri’s highly anticipated medical marijuana market. More than 2,200 applications were submitted for only 338 cultivation, manufacturing and dispensary licenses in the state, where annual sales could eventually reach $300 million. That translates to roughly one license for […]

Medical marijuana companies bet on Florida market following smokable flower ban repeal

A new Florida law repealing a ban on smokable medical marijuana products has given the state’s MMJ market a shot in the arm, prompting large multistate companies to aggressively expand their production, operations and retail footprints. That has injected fresh competition into one of the nation’s fastest-growing medical cannabis markets and loosened the grip of the state’s […]

Call It Cannabis or Marijuana. A Study Shows It Doesn’t Really Matter.

Some legalization proponents believe it’s important to stop using the term “marijuana” and instead refer to the substance only by its scientific name, “cannabis.” In order to appeal to more people, they argue, it’s better to stick with a term that isn’t controversial and doesn’t come with ugly historic baggage. A new study, however, suggests […]

Health officials identify additive in patients with cannabis-related vaping illnesses

U.S. health officials on Friday singled out vitamin E acetate as a likely culprit in the vaping health crisis, reiterating that many of the suspect THC vape products were obtained from illicit sources rather than licensed cannabis businesses. While the exact cause remains unknown, marijuana industry officials said that identifying a possible culprit behind the […]

PTSD-Related Suicides Among Veterans Are Rising. Experts Believe Cannabis Can Help.

Numerous organizations, parks, and college campuses across the country have announced they will display 22 U.S. flags this year for Veteran’s Day. Thousands will take up the 22 Push-Up Challenge or hang 22 dog tags on Witting Trees, named for the definition of witting: a purposeful act to emphasize awareness. In this case, people are […]

Marijuana lending cools, Vireo hires Linton, MA judge lifts MMJ vape ban

Cannabis companies confront fewer funding opportunities, Vireo Health taps Bruce Linton to help the multistate operator expand, a Massachusetts judge rules an emergency ban on vapes can’t be enforced for medical marijuana patients – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news.   Marijuana investment activity slows Cannabis companies are struggling to thrive as […]