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What will Recreational Marijuana Look like in New York?

Will individuals be able to grow and consume their own recreational marijuana? Will commercial growth and sale be restricted to the companies already operating under the state’s medical program OR will recreational laws attract, or even require, more companies to supply the region? Some are...

Cuomo Says it’s Time to Legalize It

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to legalize recreational marijuana in NYS. The news came during a speech given on Monday, where the governor outlined priorities for 2019. Also included in the speech were plans to put an end to the disparities in the criminal justice system that all too often affect Afri...

CBD is Psychoactive

I can’t count the number of times I’ve read or heard the following phrase “Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis.” I know what people mean, but what they say and what they mean are completely different. CBD is in fact, psychoactive. First, let&rsquo...

Trump Signs Farm Bill: Hemp Now Legal

President Donald J. Trump signed the Agricultural Improvement Act, commonly referred to as the “Farm Bill,” into law on Thursday. The bill removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances. Hemp is defined as Cannabis with a THC concentration less than or equal to 0.3 percen...

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...
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