Genny Barbour, a New Jersey teen with epilepsy who’s case made New Jersey the first state to allow MED on school grounds,
still cannot access it
. The issue involves whether a caregiver chosen by her parents can administer it.
A lab study by the Salk Institute found that THC
can break down plaque in the brain
associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It also reduced neuron inflammation that can block communication between cells. The scientists cautioned that much more research is needed before a preventative link can be established.
found that “for some bipolar patients, marijuana may result in partial alleviation of clinical symptoms.”
Scientists in Australia will
begin clinical trials for a cannabis-based drug
to treat melanoma (skin cancer.) It will be used in combination with radiation and other therapies.
Stock in GW Pharmaceuticals jumped after the U.K.-based company released further data showing that its experimental drug Epidiolex
reduced the number of seizures
in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Eight NYU psychiatry studies involving a Pfizer experimental drug designed to mimic the effects of cannabis on patients with mental health disorders have been shut down for a “
series of violations
” involving compliance and patient follow up. Lead researcher Dr. Alexander Neumeister, was dismissed.
Networking company Women Grow named
Maryland-based compliance attorney Leah Heise
as its new CEO. Started in 2014, the organization has more than three dozen chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Founders Jane West and Jazmin Hupp are stepping down from their executive roles.
Cultivation Technologies wants to build a “
six-acre cannabis industrial complex
” in Coachella, Calif.
L.A. Weekly profiles
, which developed the Agrisoft software that will be marketed by Microsoft.
Following the Microsoft announcement and a separate partnership involving Fortune 500 company Arrow Electronics, Marijuana Business Daily says that the
stigma surrounding cannabis is eroding
at some mainstream companies.
Consultancy MedMen is
launching a $100M cannabis private equity fund
Testing company Steep Hill Labs
broke off its relationship
with a company called Pazoo, which had licenses to open Steep Hill-branded labs in Oregon, Nevada and Colorado.
The market for infused drinks is
not keeping pace
with the rest of the edibles sector.
is serious about the legal MED industry
as an engine of economic growth. Jamaica will reportedly open
cannabis booths at airports
where arriving tourists can stock up.
popular support in Denmark
but the government is cracking down. Last month,
the open air cannabis market in Copenhagen’s Christiania neighborhood.
Cannabis use is
on the rise in Iran
. “The same government that
executes hundreds of drug dealers
every year — and cracks down periodically on alcohol, which is also illegal — seems curiously oblivious to the growing popularity of marijuana,” the New York Times writes.
National REC sales could approach
$2B this year
Is weed Oregon’s most valuable crop? The federal Department of Agriculture has decided to
ignore the question
In Miami, police seized $24 million after the arrest of a suspected marijuana trafficker. The alleged trafficker’s sister was also arrested and charged.
The family of a deceased 20-year old police informant is
suing a North Dakota sheriff’s department
for not ensuring his safety. Andrew Sadek, a college student, became an informant after he was busted selling small quantities of weed in a school zone. He died two-years ago of a gunshot wound to the head. His body was found tied to a backpack full of rocks.
Portland’s CoHo Theater will recommend
with its summer productions. A company will begin offering
cannabis bike tours
of Portland. It already offers beer and wine tours.
In 1977, a plane loaded with 5,000 pounds of weed crashed in Yosemite National Park.
Men’s Journal recounts the story of “
Blue Dream is the
most popular strain
High Times interviewed Denver entrepreneur
About 50 people attended the
first gathering of the non-denominational First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason
in Lansing, Michigan. "The biggest question I get is, 'How can this be a church if we don't subscribe to a religious theology?'" organizer Jeremy Hall told attendees. "Well, the reality is it sounded better than a cannabis cult."