Bart Schaneman

Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries join up for chronic pain study

Twenty-five medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania are teaming up to collect patient data to help a chronic pain study at the University of Michigan, a move that could deal a blow to a new Keystone State research program that several MMJ businesses have called unfair. Pennsylvania’s MMJ research program gives eight universities the go-ahead to solidify […]

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Week in Review: Ohio cannabis real estate woes, Missouri ballot measures & Oregon legal jitters

Ohio medical marijuana companies spend thousands on real estate while awaiting licenses, Missouri MMJ businesses eye ballot measures that would prove most business-friendly, and Oregon’s top federal prosecutor calls out the state’s excess cannabis output. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Waiting for Godot No […]

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Benefits of due diligence: Q&A with GB Sciences CEO John Poss

John Poss is a self-described rough-water sailor who has made a career of righting the ship for sinking companies.

With three decades of experience consulting for companies undergoing major upheavals, he decided three years ago to dive into the cannabis industry.

Since then, as CEO of Las Vegas-based cannabis company GB Sciences, Poss has partnered with universities in the United States and abroad.

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Oregon’s US attorney ‘frustrated’ with state’s cannabis overproduction

The top federal prosecutor in Oregon is taking aim at the state’s overproduction of marijuana. Billy Williams, the U.S. Attorney for Oregon, issued guidelines for cannabis enforcement in response to the Justice Department’s decision to rescind a key marijuana protection earlier this year, according to The Oregonian. The newspaper noted that federal prosecutors will crack down […]

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Ohio awards medical marijuana grow license after resolving error in process

Trying to rectify an application scoring error, Ohio regulators issued a medical marijuana cultivation license to Illinois-based PharmaCann Ohio, which had been rejected in the original round of license review. According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the company will receive a provisional permit for a 25,000 square-foot operation in Buckeye Lake, roughly 30 miles outside the […]

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Week in Review: Marijuana vs. alcohol, CA’s lagging cannabis tax revenue & Utah MMJ ally

State-legal cannabis users consume less liquor and medications, according to a report, California isn’t fetching as much marijuana tax revenue as anticipated, and Utah’s MMJ campaign gains a key supporter. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Untapped market A study showing that recreational cannabis consumers […]

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Colorado ready to add autism to medical cannabis qualifying conditions

A bill that would add autism spectrum disorder to Colorado’s list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana is headed to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk. The state’s General Assembly easily passed HB 1263 on May 4, Denver alt-weekly Westword reported. Any addition to the conditions for which doctors can recommend MMJ would likely be a […]

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Florida to closely monitor medical cannabis edibles production facilities

Florida plans to regulate medical marijuana edibles as it does other food products. The state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said cannabis producers will be subject to random inspections to ensure edibles are being made in facilities that meet federal sanitation guidelines, according to Tampa TV station WFLA. “These are medical foods that are going to […]

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Michigan regulator to consider expanding medical cannabis conditions list

A top Michigan regulator will consider an advisory board’s recommendation to add chronic pain, autism and other conditions to a list of allowable medical conditions for the use of marijuana. The review panel recommended including the following conditions: Obsessive compulsive disorder Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Spinal cord injury Inflammatory bowel disease Ulcerative colitis Parkinson’s disease Tourette […]

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