The Amount of Older Americans Using Marijuana Is Getting, Um, Higher

Marijuana is apparently booming among, well, boomers. Specifically, marijuana use is becoming more prevalent among Americans over 50, according to a new study in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.   The study analyzed survey responses from more than 17,000 adults over 50 and found that roughly 9% of American adults ages 50 to 64 used marijuana in the past year. Around 3% of adults over age 65 tried marijuana in that same period. There Read more...

Jimmy Buffett Signs With Surterra

Singer Jimmy Buffett and billionaire William “Beau” Wrigley Jr. are getting behind a U.S. marijuana startup, joining a scrum of companies betting on the increasingly crowded cannabis industry.   Mr. Buffett, whose hits like “Margaritaville” evoke a beach-bum lifestyle, will license his Coral Reefer brand to Surterra Holdings Inc. for a line of cannabis products including vape pens, gel caps, edibles and lotions.   The deal comes a month after Mr. Wrigley, 54 years old, Read more…

OMMU Preparing to Issue 5 New Licenses

State moves forward on marijuana licenses From: News Service of Florida via Florida Politics   State health officials will hold a workshop Aug. 17 to take input on the application process for new medical marijuana licenses.   The workshop, announced Thursday, will deal with one license earmarked for a black farmer who was a member of litigation dealing with federal discriminatory lending practices and four other licenses for applicants seeking entry into the state’s highly Read more…

Chew on This: Wrigley’s Billionaire to Head Surterra

Surterra Wellness has a new Chair, William Wrigley Jr. II - yes, that Wrigley. The scion of a family that made a fortune in chewing gum, Wrigley's, is moving into pot.   William Wrigley Jr. II, who helped orchestrate the sale of his family’s business to Mars Inc. in 2008, led a $65 million investment round for Surterra Wellness, a medical cannabis startup in Georgia with licenses to operate in Florida and Texas. The funding Read more...

John Morgan to Support FULL Marijuana Legalization

John Morgan on Tuesday said he’s “going to look at starting a fund” toward an initiative to legalize marijuana, including recreational use, on the 2020 ballot. He has previously has been on the record supporting marijuana legalization. His latest tweets move him further in terms of personally promising a political solution.   The Orlando attorney and businessman, who was behind the 2016 constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana in the state, was tweeting in response to Read more...

GROUNDBREAKING! FDA Approves First Marijuana Medicine

FDA Approves First Medicine Made from the Cannabis Sativa PlantThe DEA is expected to reclassify CBD within 90-days. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the country’s first drug derived from the cannabis sativa plant (marijuana medicine), a medication that treats two rare and devastating forms of epilepsy.   The drug, GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex, is made of cannabidiol, or CBD, a component of marijuana that does not give users a high. It is given Read more...

BREAKING: NY Gov to Back Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

The Cuomo administration soon will recommend legalizing recreational marijuana, the state health commissioner said Monday, setting the stage for a dramatic policy shift for the governor, who once opposed the move. The state health commissioner says his department will release a long-awaited marijuana report in the coming days.   Dr. Howard Zucker said the health department will release a long-awaited marijuana report in the coming days.   “We realized that the pros outweigh the cons Read more...

Trump to Support Bi-Partisan Bill Effectively Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana. President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.   Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on the issue. The bill in question, pushed by a bipartisan coalition, would allow states Read more...

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