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Cannabiz News Report Card – April 14, 2017

Medical Marijuana Patient Access Updated 4/14/2017 by West420 NewsWeekly ALK ARIZ CALF COLO HAWI MAINE MASS MICH NEV NMEX OREG RHOD VRMT WASH Access Grade** B+ B B- B B+ B+ D+ C A- C+ B+ B B- C- MMJ Rank (patient count) 20 3 1 4 10 9 7 2 8 12 6 11 16 5+ Mature Plants Allowed 6 12 6 6 7 6 None 12 12 16 6 12 2 Immature allowed  3  12  3 12 18 7 ** Consumer Access Grade based on MMJ support, consumer pricing, selection and regulatory philosophy. + Voluntary Washington state MMJ registry. Bold States have recreational marijuana programs.

Johns Hopkins bails on study of cannabis use for PTSD vets

The sorry condition of the government-grown marijuana issued by NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) and required for all federally-approved cannabis studies has long been seen as a stumbling block for US cannabis research,...

DEA to approve prohibitionist pharma corp. Insys’ fake THC

After donating half a million to defeat legalization in their home state, creating an opioid epidemic and having their board indicted for racketeering, you would think Phoenix-based pharmaceutical Insys would be run out of...

Survey says: Folks prefer marijuana over … most anything

Multiple news sources took notice this week of a new survey from the Cannabiz Consumer Group (no relation) that shows in legal states, cannabis users consciously consume less alcohol in favor of weed. Cannabiz...

Study: “Fake weed” associated with health risk behaviors

“Spice,” “bath salts,” “K2,” “herbal incense,” “synthetic cannabinoids" (or "SCs") whatever you call them, any true cannabis consumer knows fake weed is bunk and should be avoided at all costs. Now scientists are proving...

Aussies issue first cultivation license for new medical program

This week, at the same time the Australian state of South Australia reported its parliament intends to approve commercial cultivation of hemp, Australia’s Ministry of Health and Sport announced the country’s Office of Drug...

Civil war won, Colombia goes to pot

For more than a half century, the South American country of Colombia produced some of the best weed on the planet: Colombian Gold, a landrace sativa once smuggled across US borders by the ton....
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Colorado doctors seeking participants for study on cannabis and breastfeeding

One of the thorniest topics in marijuana research is question of cannabis’ effects on pregnancy and nursing. Around the country each year, hundreds, if not thousands, of women are threatened by Child Protective Service...

GW Pharmaceuticals takes on cancer

After rising to be the most successful cannabis biotech on the planet, UK-based GW Pharmaceuticals announced last month they are preparing to release their next breakthrough product, a medicine to battle cancer. Researchers around...

Is cannabis a silent killer?

At a time when only one in three Americans still associate cannabis use with health risks, a new study is expected to take a central role in future debates on legalization and the health...

A primer on Michigan’s updated medical marijuana laws

New medical cannabis laws intended to regulate cultivation and sales and offer some added benefits to patients went into effect late December 2016 in Michigan. Until now, the medical cannabis system in Michigan has...

Ohio blues—more troubles for Ohio’s fledgling medical marijuana program

Industry expert, Bart Schaneman from Marijuana Business News Daily, warns of potential obstacles ahead for Ohio’s struggling medical marijuana program. One of the few state medical programs to be crafted at a statehouse, Ohio Governor...