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by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

Ohio’s First Medical Dispensaries Are Open!

More than two years after medical marijuana was approved in Ohio, their first medical dispensaries have finally opened! Four dispensaries were set to open their doors today, January 16th. I called the four locations to make sure they were open, and it was no surprise that none of them answered the...

by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

The High Life Episode 5: Reena Rampersad, High Society Supper Club

The High Life features co-hosts Sarah Hanlon and Ian Campeau in a weekly discussion with some of the most fascinating Canadians, all of whom share an affinity for cannabis. Subscribe for free via iTunes or Stitcher. The High Life, Episode 5: Reena Rampersad, High Society Supper Club This week:...

by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

Unlicensed Michigan Medical Marijuana Shops Can Reopen For 3 Months

Michigan’s medical marijuana program has been facing some serious shortages so far in 2019. And that has left patients and regulators scrambling for solutions. Now, the state has agreed to let unlicensed growers and dispensaries, including those currently in the process of completing the licensing...

by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

420 Act: The Newest Federal Marijuana Legislation

A new bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, would not only remove the drug from the Schedule I designation list but also would outline regulations similar to alcohol. That bill, however, has a humorous claim to fame, since the bill is — coincidentally enough — numbered 420. The 42...

by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

Trump’s AG nominee won’t prosecute states with legal marijuana

As the Congressional hearing of William Barr for the position of Attorney General goes on, the nominee came out in support of businesses in marijuana-legal states saying that he won’t prosecute them at all. Trump’s nominee for the Attorney General position, William Barr, has voiced his position on...

by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

Governor of New York Presents Plan to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York presented his plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state on Tuesday. The governor outlined highlights of his proposal in a written message that was distributed to lawmakers as part of his State of the State address. Under Cuomo’s plan, a state Offi...

by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

Medicine Man agrees to acquire cannabis research firm MedPharm

Medicine Man Technologies, a Denver-based consulting, intellectual property (IP) licensing and products company for the cannabis industry, announced its intent to acquire MedPharm Holdings, an IP development and holding company focused on cannabis research and product development. Financial details...

by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

Are Opioids Overprescribed?

Over the past three years, Canada and the United States have watched their respective opioid crises continue to deepen. Despite initiatives to curb illicit opioid use and reduce opioid-related health incidents, the numbers have continued to rise across North America.     Canada has the second-high...

by LeafAlert - 3 months ago

Brantford City Councillors Say No to Retail Cannabis Stores

Brantford city councillors voted 7-4 Tuesday night to opt out of permitting legal cannabis stores to operate within the municipality. They also voted in favour of having staff monitor the experiences of other municipalities and report back to council prior to November. “The province needs to improv...