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Buffalo is Home to Cannabis Industry Giants

The opening of The Botanist on Seneca St means that Buffalo is now home to another dispensary from a cannabis industry giant, Acreage Holdings (OTCMKTS: ACRGF). Acreage, formerly an investment holdings company known as High Street Capital Partners, LLC, restructured to a fully operational cann...

Columbia Care Creates Credit Card to Help Patients Pay for Costly Medical Marijuana Products

A major barrier to medical marijuana for many patients is the high cost of the products. Medical Marijuana is not covered by insurance, so patients are forced to pay out of pocket, usually in cash.  Columbia Care, a cannabis company with a dispensary in Rochester now offers patients the option...

UB Could Become Global Hub For Cannabinoid Research

Josh Stanley, a national cannabis advocate, entrepreneur, and co-creator of the Charlottes’ web strain of marijuana says Buffalo could become a global hub for cannabinoid research and implementation.  Stanley is part owner of Citiva Health, who signed a $1.65M deal with UB’s Center...

City of Buffalo Gets New Medical Marijuana Dispensary

A new medical marijuana dispensary has opened in downtown Buffalo. The Botanist is the retail brand of industry giant, Acreage Holdings (CNQ: ACRG.U). The dispensary is located on Seneca Street across from the Pierce-Arrow Transportation Museum.  The store currently stocks products from other...

Vireo Partners with Einstein Medicine on $3.8M NIH Grant to Study Cannabis in Chronic Pain

Vireo Health, a cannabis company with a strong presence in the state, will be partnering with Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System to study if medical marijuana can reduce opioid use in patients suffering from chronic pain.  The $3.8M was included in an R01 grant fr...

Clarence Biotech Company Announces Cannabis Research Program

22nd Century Group Inc, a plant biotechnology company that specializes in low nicotine tobacco has announced that its subsidiary, Botanical Genetics, LLC is expanding its cannabis research program. The program will focus on the development of proprietary strains of cannabis with medical and commerci...

The Research Conundrum

As many of us are aware, marijuana/cannabis is a Schedule 1 controlled substance. This means it’s in the same class as drugs of abuse like heroin, LSD, and magic mushrooms. Schedule 1 status is reserved for drugs with a high potential for abuse, with no accepted medical use.  Passionate...

Women in Cannabis: A look inside NY’s only Female Owned and Operated Medical Marijuana Company

This article was first seen in print and was produced in collaboration with Courtney Friedline (IG: @TheCannaBroad) and CannaHaven. Women have long been the healers and caretakers of this world and it only makes sense that women are emerging as leaders in the medical cannabis industry. It is widely...

Cannabis Community: An Interview with Nikki Lawley

This article was first seen in print as part of our Cannabis Community Column.  About this column:  The purpose of this column is to share stories from patients, advocates, and professionals in the cannabis space. We hope to bolster the discussion about cannabis and help break the stigma...
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