The Illinois Department of Public Health has appealed a decision to add severe pain as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in a case that could greatly expand access to the drug in the state. The appeal comes weeks after a Cook County judge ordered the health department to add “intractable pain,” or severe and […]Read More
Illinois’ medical marijuana program grew at a solid, consistent pace throughout 2017, but the potential addition of intractable pain as a qualifying MMJ condition in the state could set the table for a breakout year in 2018. Illinois added 14,000 MMJ patients to its rolls over the course of 2017 – an 88% increase – […]Read More
An Illinois judge has ruled the state must add intractable pain to the list of medical marijuana qualifying conditions, a move that could greatly expand sales at the program’s 53 dispensaries. The state health department initially rejected intractable pain as a condition, but Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell ordered the department to include it, the Chicago […]Read More
A letter to 10 major Congressional leaders from 19 attorneys general asks Congress to push through legislation that would allow states with medical or recreational marijuana laws to bank as other business do. The group suggests that Congress give special attention to measures such as the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE). Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Colorado, introduced […]Read More
As the first step of a plan to expand into six marijuana states in 2018, edibles maker Wana Brands has established a presence in Arizona.
According to a news release, the Colorado company’s gummies are now available in medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state.
Wana Brands’ products will be manufactured and distributed through an agreement with AltMed Arizona.Read More
By Omar Sacirbey
Marijuana businesses seeking to market their brands are often caught between restrictions that forbid them from using most mainstream advertising platforms and the financial constraints that young industries typically face.
That tough situation has pushed many marijuana businesses toward billboards as an advertising option.Read More
By Kristen Nichols
A flurry of marijuana and hemp lawsuits are roiling the cannabis industry’s confusing intellectual property landscape, with trademark and trade-secret fights signaling big changes for the business.
The legal disputes – from Ohio to California – show that long-simmering tensions over intellectual property in the cannabis sector are growing as the industry matures.Read More
Medical marijuana research firm Tikun Olam has expanded its partnership with a canna-centric Massachusetts holding company that will eventually increase the Israeli business’ U.S. footprint to seven states. Under its new agreement with Newton, Massachusetts-based holding company MariMed, Tikun Olam’s MMJ products will be grown, manufactured and sold in four states where MariMed has a presence – […]Read More
By John Schroyer Cannabis entrepreneur Todd Mitchem announced in a late-August email blast that he’s running for Congress, and the subject line even referred to the Coloradan as a “marijuana industry leader.” He’s one of at least five current candidates for public office around the United States who have direct professional connections to marijuana.Read More
A high-selling, infused products brand in Colorado that recently expanded into California and Nevada now plans to enter four more states and Puerto Rico this year and next. Incredibles – which is manufactured by Colorado-based Medically Correct, a subsidiary of MC Brands holding company – will be on sale in Oregon and Puerto Rico by the […]Read More
A study of patients in Illinois suggests that CBD products are nearly as popular as THC products, and that women are the driving force behind sales of the former. The Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Experience Study – conducted by Aclara Research, a Chicago medical marijuana patient research firm – found that 47% of patients said […]Read More
Medical marijuana grower and processor Cresco Labs has struck a partnership with edibles makers Kiva Confections to sell the California company’s infused chocolate products in Illinois. Illinois-based Cresco said in a news release the Kiva merchandise will join Cresco’s existing line of MMJ edibles, which includes cannabis-infused sweets created by Chicago pastry chef Mindy Segal. […]Read More
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