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Colorado PTSD Decision Disappointing for Dispensaries

July 16, 2015

Colorado dispensaries won’t be allowed to sell medical marijuana to patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a state board rejected a proposal to add the aliment to the list of qualifying conditions for MMJ cards. The decision is disappointing for businesses that focus only on medical marijuana, as the addition of PTSD could have […]

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PTSD Study Using MMJ Moves Forward After Year Delay

April 2, 2015 · Updated April 3, 2015

A long-planned study on the effects of MMJ on post-traumatic stress disorder may finally begin after the National Institute of Drug Abuse said it is ready to supply the smokeable cannabis needed for the study. The research project was approved more than a year ago by the the Department of Health and Human Services, the […]

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PTSD Study Could Move Forward, With Lead Researcher

July 24, 2014 · Updated July 25, 2014

A federally approved project to research the use of marijuana for treating post-traumatic stress disorder may move forward after all, just not at the University of Arizona. The university abruptly terminated the lead researcher on the project, Dr. Suzanne Sisley (pictured), earlier this month, putting the future of the study in doubt. But the organization […]

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Arizona Adds PTSD to Cannabis Program

July 10, 2014 · Updated July 14, 2014

Arizona will add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying ailments under its medical marijuana program, a move that could help boost the market for dispensaries by thousands of patients. Department of Health Services Director Will Humble issued a “Director’s Decision” this week to allow medical cannabis to be used for PTSD treatment. Sufferers […]

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PTSD Cannabis Study Hits Snag

July 7, 2014

The study of marijuana as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder has hit a major snag, which is discouraging news for the medical cannabis industry. Dr. Suzanne Sisley, who had received federal approval to study marijuana’s impact on veterans with PTSD, was terminated last week by the University of Arizona. The termination means Sisley must […]

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Illinois recreational marijuana sales already nearing $1 billion for 2021

October 6, 2021

Recreational marijuana sales in Illinois have reached nearly $1 billion, and three months remain in the calendar year. According to monthly data released by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation,  the state’s adult-use industry sales were at just over $997 million at the end of September. That total is leaps and bounds over […]

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Texas medical marijuana operator raises $21 million in equity funding

June 7, 2021

Austin-based Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation secured $21 million in funding to boost medical marijuana production and delivery. The funding comes on the heels of state lawmakers passing a measure that expands the state’s MMJ program by modestly raising the THC limit to 1% by weight and adding cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the […]

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Texas on verge of strengthening its medical marijuana program – a bit

May 26, 2021

The Texas Senate on Tuesday night approved a watered-down medical cannabis reform bill that would raise the THC cap from 0.5% to 1% and add all types of cancer and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as qualifying conditions. The Texas House must approve the amended bill before it is sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure, […]

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Marijuana legalization outlook: Kansas, SC fall short, but Texas reform bill alive

May 24, 2021

Time ran out this month for medical marijuana legalization bills in Kansas and South Carolina. Nevertheless, progress was made in both states, raising hopes among legalization advocates for next year. An attempt to legalize adult-use cannabis in Louisiana failed, as expected, but strides were made there, too. In Montana, state lawmakers approved an implementation bill […]

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California marijuana firm settles false-claims lawsuit for $300,000

May 10, 2021

California-based marijuana company CannaCraft agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Sonoma County authorities over allegedly false claims that some of its products could have beneficial health effects. According to a news release from the Sonoma County District Attorney’s office, the agency brought a civil suit against CannaCraft in Monterey County Superior Court […]

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