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Opinion Piece: Reducing the Stigma

You invite some of your friends over to dinner on a Friday night. They show up with a bottle of wine, you have a couple laughs, and share the bottle over some Penne alla vodka. Does this scenario sound out of the ordinary or character-defining? Society accepts and often glorifies the use of alcohol...
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Buffalo’s Waterfront may soon be Home to a $200M Cannabis Cultivation and Research Facility

Zephyr Partners, a San Diego based development company, agreed to purchase 72 acres of land at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park in hopes of building a cannabis cultivation and research facility. The deal is contingent on legislative changes that allow more cannabis cultivators to operate in the state....
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Flora California Prime Seeks Partnership with Roswell Park

Flora California Prime Inc. is aiming to develop a cannabis production and research facility at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park. Flora also seeks to partner with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to conduct research on cannabis products. While there is no official partnership in place, the two organiza...
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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...
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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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A Potential Game-Changer for PTSD: MAPS PBC Files First NDA for MDMA-Assisted Therapy

MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), a leader in rethinking mental healthcare, has taken a major step towards revolutionizing PTSD treatment. They've submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA for MDMA-assisted therapy, potentially opening the door to the first psychedelic-based treatm...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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