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NFL Invests $1 Million in Cannabis Research

The National Football League (NFL) is offering $1 Million in grants for up to five research proposals. This was announced by Jeff Miller, the executive vice president of player health and safety, in a call with media on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021. The NFL is interested in finding other ways for players...
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Bob Marley’s Son to Bring Cannabis Production Plant to Buffalo

Rohan Marley, the son of the late Bob Marley, has expressed interest in establishing a cannabis production facility in Buffalo. Marley is working with other members of Ace Ventures and representatives from the city of Buffalo to see the success of the plan. The facility is expected to create over 50...
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Ascend Wellness Holdings Acquires MedMen’s NY Operation

The cannabis industry is going strong, and legalization throughout the country is changing the way we purchase cannabis products. There is a growing demand for cannabis both medicinally and recreationally and physical dispensaries are popping up more and more to provide in-person access to a wide ra...
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Cryptocurrency and Its Potential Role in the Cannabis Industry

The 21st century has given us innovations we never thought were possible, and revolutions we never thought we would witness in our lifetimes. Two of the dominant industries of our modern world are cryptocurrency and cannabis, each edgy in their own right while demonstrating a rapidly evolving societ...
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Cooking with Cannabis: Highly Flavored Shrimp & Grits

Check out this awesome recipe from our friend’s at Canna-House.  Ingredients 1 Lb Shrimp, peeled and deveined w/tails attached2 C Grits (Old Fashioned)8 slices Bacon4 Andouille sausages1-2 Green onions, Chopped1 Stick of Canna butter2 Garlic cloves, minced1-2 Bell peppers (green & r...
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CannaBlotter Spring 2021

How Illicit Cannabis Enters the U.S. Through Buffalo Niagara With cannabis legalization now underway, it will be interesting to see if the adult-use program will successfully displace the illicit market for cannabis. One interesting way to assess this is by tracking cannabis seizures at ports of en...
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Q & A with Dr. Laszlo Mechtler

As the Medical Director of the DENT Neurologic Institute, Dr. Laszlo Mechtler’s credentials in the world of medical cannabis run deep. Serving over 15,000 patients, DENT has become one of the leading medical cannabis research & treatment facilities in the country. Dr. Mechtler was kind eno...
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FLWR CITY CUP

2020 was an unprecedented year for us all, but that did not hold back a group of WNY cannabis advocates, educators and entrepreneurs from launching a cannabis competition and event platform that is already making a big impact in the NYS cannabis community and beyond. Rochester-based FLWR CITY Colle...
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Legislative Update – The MRTA Is Here!

Written by Patrick J. Hines, Matthew Parker, and Fallon Martin of Hodgson Russ LLP After decades of advocacy, and failed attempts over the past two years, adult-use cannabis in New York is a reality. On March 31, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (the “MRTA...
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