Cannabis, CBD industry wary of looming decision on epilepsy drug

Published April 9, 2018 | By Kristen NicholsThe most disruptive product to hit the newly legal hemp industry might be one that will never be sold directly to consumers.GW Pharmaceuticals, a London-based biotech company, is awaiting a final decision from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to produce the first cannabis-derived treatment to win approval …

“Acreage has a mission to make cannabis available to any patient who can benefit from safe and reliable access…”

John Boehner and Bill Weld to join Acreage Board of DirectorsAppointments Add Unmatched Experience to Acreage Holdings’ Board of AdvisorsNew York City, NY – April 11, 2018 – Acreage Holdings (“Acreage”) (www.acreageholdings.com), one of the nation’s largest, multi-state actively-managed cannabis corporations, announced the appointments of former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John …

Big Weed: ten farms could supply all of America with marijuana

When Washington State legalized recreational marijuana three years ago, it created a licensing regime that was supposed to protect and encourage small growers, but the data shows that marijuana growing has consolidated into a few large suppliers, even as the price per gram has fallen -- and that the industry's embrace of exotic derivatives like …

FDA News Release FDA warns companies marketing unproven products, derived from marijuana, that claim to treat or cure cancer

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 1, 2017ReleaseAs part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers from health fraud, the agency today issued warning letters to four companies illegally selling products online that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes. Selling these unapproved products with unsubstantiated …

This Pharmaceutical Company Wants To Prove Cannabis Destroys Cancer

Submitted by Marijuana News on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:25 CURE Pharmaceutical, a technologically-based drug delivery platform and its partner, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will be conducting a clinical study to test whether cannabinoid compounds will reduce or eliminate cancerous cells.Can cannabis really make cancer disappear?Cannabis as a cancer treatment not only for it symptoms but …

The Next Big Brain Cancer Drug Could Come from Marijuana

Sy Mukherjee 9:44 PM Central GW Pharmaceuticals (gwph, +2.63%) is already well on its way to winning the first-ever U.S. approval for a cannabis-derived therapy. But an early trial suggests that these treatments could also be an effective way to fight one of most devastating forms of brain cancers: glioblastoma multiforme. The U.K.-based company unveiled …

Smoke & ministers: Israel moves to allow medical marijuana exports

Published time: 5 Feb, 2017 An Israeli government committee has given the first go-ahead for the country to export medical marijuana. The green light came from a ministerial committee on Sunday, but the legislation could take months to get through parliament. The measure could generate an estimated 1 billion shekels ($267 million) per year for …

Santa Rosa marijuana processing plant back in business

JULIE JOHNSON THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | December 14, 2016, 8:29PM | Updated 38 minutes ago.   In a white-walled room deep inside a southwest Santa Rosa building once used to manufacture heart stents, 11 specialized machines to extract concentrated cannabis rumbled, hummed and popped in production for California’s largest legal marijuana manufacturing operation. Five months …

"Any sense as to what will happen with marijuana’s legal status if Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is elected, given that they’re the presidential frontrunners? I would expect Hillary to continue the policy we’ve seen from the Obama administration. With Donald Trump, I have not the slightest idea."

  March 23, 2016 CBD, Marijuana Banking and General Cannabis Reform: Q&A With NCIA’s Taylor West   By John Schroyer Before landing her current job as deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Taylor West spent more than a decade working in national politics, including four years in Washington DC. During that time, West …

The stock markets will soon welcome a dispensary to the ranks of the publicly traded

January 13, 2016 Oakland Dispensary Shares To Be Publicly Traded Following a brutal 2015 for marijuana stocks, the cannabis investment sector has something to smile about to start the new year. The stock markets will soon welcome a dispensary to the ranks of the publicly traded: Black Oak Gallery, better known as Blüm Oakland. Blüm …

Foreign Investors in the U.S. Cannabis Industry Face Their Own Special Risks

By Dylan Moore on October 30, 2015 Posted in Federal law and policy, Legal Issues, Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana The cannabis industry has always been international. Our first cannabis client was actually a Dutch company that hired us years before either Colorado or Washington had legalized. This client hired us to figure out what it …

A first for the marijuana industry: A product liability lawsuit

David Kelly For years, Brandan Flores has treated his chronic back pain with marijuana, a remedy he champions as a natural alternative to traditional medication. But recently he heard rumblings that his drug of choice might be less wholesome than he had imagined. "There was talk about Eagle 20," he said, "and it concerned me …

“Can a debtor in the marijuana business obtain relief in the federal bankruptcy court? No.”

August 27, 2015 No Relief: Ruling Highlights Lack of Options for Marijuana Companies Seeking Bankruptcy Protection   By John Schroyer “Can a debtor in the marijuana business obtain relief in the federal bankruptcy court? No.” That’s a line in the first paragraph of a recent court ruling against Frank Arenas, a Colorado marijuana grower and …

Monsanto Develops First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana

  FYI… The following was copied from a Google news search for "Marijuana" on 6.16.15 at 11:48pm CST.  The link to the story has been "deleted".   Monsanto Develops First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana Wisconsin Ag Connection - ‎17 hours ago‎   Monsanto has announced it has patented the first genetically modified strain of …

Local farmer leading the way in growing industrial hemp

By Sheldon Compton [email protected] HIPPO – Hippo resident Todd Howard had never been employed in his adult life when he was laid off as an engineer for the coal industry in 2010. He had also never farmed a day in his life. All that was about to change. After Howard lost his job as an …