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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...

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...


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...

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...

Q & A with Steven Hager, former Editor of High Times

Written by Justin DeLuca Steven Hager has been at the forefront of Pot Culture for decades. As the former editor of High Times Magazine, author of a number of books, musician, filmmaker and all around counterculture and cannabis rights activist, he has played an invaluable role in marijuana’s...

Cannabis & Complications from COVID-19

Written by Sherry Verostko-Slazak, ANP-BC and Marlene Rogers, FNP-BC of Advanced Integrative Care Even before recreational marijuana was legalized in New York State, the use of marijuana as a medical treatment has been recognized as an effective option amongst the alternative, holistic, and integra...

Illinois & Social Equity in Cannabis

A key principle of Illinois’ efforts to legalize recreational cannabis was to use the opportunity to help correct harms caused by the war on drugs. One of the ways the state sought to do this was by giving those from disadvantaged communities preference for dispensary licenses. Illinois promis...

$2 Million worth of Illicit Cannabis Seized at Lewiston-Queenston Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,000 lbs. of illicit cannabis at the Lewiston-Queenston bridge on Monday. A large shipment of cannabis was discovered in a commercial vehicle entering the U.S. via the Lewiston-Queenston bridge. The vehicle was sent for a non-intrusive e...

Cannabis Wins Big with Voters on 2020 Ballot – Regulators Crack Down on CBD

This article was written by Patrick J Hines and was first seen in print as part of our legislative update column. Since the last Cannabuff issue, developments in cannabis reform have come fast and furious.  Cannabis legalization was approved by voters in every ballot where it appeared, Governo...
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