The farming and selling of marijuana was barred under legislation which dates back to the 1990s but contradictory court decisions since then have generated uncertainty around the law.
Scientists screened five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), one of the most common hospital superbugs.
City council has approved a 23rd cannabis retailer for Kamloops, which is set to open in the Dallas area.
The fulfilment of the cannabis prescription, which has been prescribed to Jorja Emerson, a three-year-old British girl who suffers from severe epilepsy, demonstrates a real progression in the quest to allow patients to access pioneering treatments of medical cannabis.
Residents in the small Arizonian town of Snowflake were treated to a bright purple display in the night sky as a result of the ultraviolet lights used at a local medical marijuana farm.
Several states could legalize cannabis sales in 2020 as marijuana industry eyes lucrative East Coast market
Up to a dozen states could legalize adult-use or medical marijuana in 2020 through their legislatures or ballot measures, although only about a handful will likely do so.
New York wasn’t able to legalize cannabis last year, but Governor Andrew Cuomo vows it’ll happen this time around.
Cuomo on Wednesday highlighted adult-use cannabis legalization as one of his 2020 priorities. His proposal includes forming an Office of Cannabis Management to regulate medical, adult-use and hemp programs; ensuring that social equity and social justice needs are met; working in concert with neighboring states; and creating a cannabis and hemp research center at the State University of New York.
There’s a well-worn saying in the cannabis business that the emerging industry is so fast-moving that it lives in dog years. 2020 is barely a week old, and cannabis is already making headlines after Illinois kicked off the new year with recreational sales. Other states are inching closer to legalization this year — with several mulling how best to ensure social equity. Also in 2020, there’s the FDA could chill the CBD craze, and a move from Congress could change the game entirely.