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Decriminalization Passes

This article was first seen in print as part of our 2nd issue which was published in the Fall of 2019.  New York State has finally decriminalized possession of marijuana. The law took effect late last month and downgrades the possession of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a fine. “For to...
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Scientific Update Fall 2019

This article was first seen in print as part of our Scientific Update column where readers can catch up on the latest scientific news about cannabis as it relates to our region. Researchers Debate NY Medical Marijuana Laws in Journal of the American Medical Association. In February of this year, r...
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Cannabis Businesses Face Many Challenges

This article was first seen in print in our second issue published in the Fall of 2019.  Legislative changes in the cannabis industry are hard to keep up with. Since December of last year, the Agricultural improvement act i.e. farm bill and numerous decriminalization measures have been passed....
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Deciphering THC/CBD Ratios

By Melissa Moore  There are over 400 compounds in the Cannabis Sativa plant. The two most prominent compounds are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). When purchasing medical cannabis products, you will notice that they have an assigned THC to CBD ratio. A variety of ratios are av...
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Reducing the Stigma Associated with Cannabis

This article was first seen in print and was one of our first “op-eds” ever published. Have an idea for your own opinion piece you’d like to share? Get in touch with us! Picture this: You invite some of your friends over to dinner on a Friday night. They show up with a bottle of w...
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Hemp Extraction: A Look inside Plant Science Laboratories

We recently took a trip to Plant Science Laboratories to learn about hemp processing. Plant Science Laboratories is a local dietary supplement manufacturer for the Food and Nutrition industry, and they specialize in the dehydration and milling of nutritional raw materials. They are the largest manuf...
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Flora Buffalo

This article was first seen in print in our cannabis community column.  Flora – California Prime, a California-based company has its sights on Buffalo for the location of a 1.25 million square foot cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution facility. It will be located near Bu...
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CBD Retail Shop Opens Inside of Dent Tower

This article was first seen in print in our cannabis community column.  On June 3rd, a cannabidiol (CBD) retail store opened inside of Dent Tower on Sheridan Road. The store is operated by Jushi Inc., a vertically integrated cannabis company with an international reach. The products are formul...
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CannaCritic: Cannabis and Cognition

This article was first seen in print, as part of our Canna Critic Column. About this column: The purpose of this column is to highlight important and sometimes challenging issues regarding cannabis. While we remain bullish on the industry, we hope to bring adequate attention to and spark discussion...
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