Expert Opinion on Medical Cannabis Industry

Gov’t Removes MMJ Research Roadblock

Tony C. Dreibus  | June 22, 2015

The federal government has removed a big barrier to cannabis research, eliminating a 16-year-old requirement that made it difficult to study the medical aspects of marijuana.

The requirement forced all non-federally funded marijuana research to go through a Public Health Service (PHS) review, Continue]

Experts: Canada Must Develop Regulations on Cannabis Edibles, Extracts Quickly

Tony C. Dreibus  | June 17, 2015

By Tony C. Dreibus

Canadian officials must craft rules on infused products quickly to ensure patients buy from federally licensed cannabis companies instead of illegal dispensaries or the black market, industry experts said.

The Supreme Court of Canada last week struck down a provision in … [Continue]

Texas to Allow At Least 3 CBD Businesses

Tony C. Dreibus  | June 2, 2015

At least three dispensaries selling CBD-based oils can set up shop in Texas under a new law that cannabis advocates are calling historic yet also deeply flawed.

The state’s governor signed a bill on Monday that allows patients to purchase CBD oil to treat severe … [Continue]

Error Could Force Oregon to Revoke Hemp Licenses

Tony C. Dreibus  | May 28, 2015

Oregon may revoke all 13 licenses it issued to hemp growers earlier this year after officials said they made an error by neglecting to obtain GPS locations when determining who would win permits.

Outdoor marijuana growers have complained that hemp fields near their production facilities … [Continue]

Ups and Downs in the Canadian MMJ Industry

Tony C. Dreibus  | March 26, 2015

By Tony C. Dreibus

New regulations in Canada designed to improve access to higher quality medical cannabis have shaken up the market.

The rules have left some patients with few options to purchase and consume their medication, leading to several lawsuits. Meanwhile, the licensed cultivators … [Continue]