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Could Cannabis have a Role in the Fight against COVID-19?

A recent study suggests that cannabis strains high in cannabidiol (CBD) may reduce the expression of a key protein that the SARS-CoV2 virus, which causes COVID-19, uses to enter our cells.  Researchers from the University of Lethbridge, a public college in Alberta Canada, have developed more t...

Cuomo, COVID-19, and Cannabis Legalization

As part of the Governor’s State of the State address, Andrew Cuomo(D) announced another proposal for cannabis legalization which would create an equitable adult-use cannabis program this year. Gov. Cuomo has previously stated that legalizing cannabis could be a key way that NY makes an econom...

What is Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol?

Have you heard of Delta-8 THC Yet? If you’re a medical patient, you may have heard of this compound from your local dispensary associate. For some, the concept of a legal THC product seems too good to be true. For others, Delta-8 THC seems to be the perfect remedy. Let’s learn more about...

Flower at NYS Medical Dispensaries gets Recalled for Noncompliance

By Jack Porcari  It was 2:50 p.m. on September 2nd, and medical marijuana patient Alicia P. noticed something different about her trip to the dispensary; her medicine was no longer on the shelf. She has found particular relief from Curaleaf’s cannabis flower products. A recovering addict...

Benny the Butcher Gets His Own Weed Strain: “Butcher’s Breath”

Buffalo rapper Benny the Butcher now has his own Weed Strain through a collaboration with Rappers 1st Choice (IG:@rappers1stchoice). In an Instagram video posted in May of this year, Benny described the strain as a cross between Peanut Butter Breath and Biscotti. Benny states he is prepared to go gl...

Niagara County Community College Offers Cannabis Courses

With the growth of cannabis businesses across the nation comes more opportunities to work in this budding industry. Likewise, as the cannabis industry continues to expand here in Western New York, the demand for skilled workers in this field is increasing. Currently, the cannabis industry is estimat...

Charlotte’s Web Labs has new home in Buffalo.

A well-known CBD company, Charlotte’s Web Holdings, has launched a research and development division located in downtown Buffalo. Charlotte’s Web Laboratories, or CW Labs, is located in the Hauptman Woodward biomedical research facility, part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical campus. CW Lab...

Amidst COVID-19, Legalization may have to wait

Governor Andrew Cuomo was optimistic that NY lawmakers would pass adult-use cannabis legislation this year. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to derail the governor’s plan and delay legalization yet again. The simplest path to legalization is approving the plan as part of the Governor&rsqu...

DOH Proposes Medical Marijuana Registrants purchase Hemp from Licensed Growers in the State.

A new rule proposed by the Department of Health last week aims to help the state’s medical marijuana and hemp research programs work together. Currently, medical marijuana organizations are only allowed to produce products using marijuana they’ve grown themselves, or purchase it from ot...
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