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Jushi Acquires MEND. Plans to Work with Local Grower to Develop CBD Products

Jushi Inc., has acquired MEND (Medicinal Excellence in Neurological Disorders, LLC), a Buffalo-based cannabis research company. The deal added Laszlo L. Mechtler, a Neurologist at the Dent Institute and Medical Director of Dent’s cannabis clinic to the leadership at Jushi. The company will wo...
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Puff Puff Pass To Bill's Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Andre Reed!

Rise dispensary in Rochester/Henrietta is now open for adult-use! That means you don't need a medical card to get the goods as long as you're 21 or older.  To celebrate this momentous day, Rise Rochester is throwing a legendary wake and bake party with Bills legend Andre Reed!  When and...
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Medical Cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects around 1 million people in the US, more than the number of people diagnosed with MS, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined. To date no cure has been found for this disease, which primarily affects those over the age of 55, as its underlyin...
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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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Innosek and Hemp 3D Printing

About 3D Printing Considering our current laser technology and computer-aided design, we have come a long way from the old models and prototypes that were laboriously built from wood or other materials. These could take days or weeks to construct, and were costly to produce. Making changes or alter...
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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...
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Buffalo Police Union Seeks Clarity on Medical Cannabis and Drug Testing

The Buffalo Police Union is requesting clarity on the department’s drug testing policy and how the Department will handle medical cannabis. The current contract states that a positive drug test for cannabis is grounds for immediate termination of employment. Therein lies the confusion, what if...
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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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Cannabis Tourism

This article was first seen in print and was made in collaboration with Welcome 716. Check out their version of this article on their website. As the Cannabis industry grows in this country and abroad, so does the number of pot-curious travelers roaming our region. While it is not fully-legal in Ne...
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