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...

Yes, “Right to Try” Includes Marijuana

In order for a drug to be eligible for the Right to Try law, it must first pass a Phase 1 clinical trial. Thanks to research by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), marijuana is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials. There's been some confusion as to whether or not President Trump legalized medical cannabis for use by terminally ill patients this week by signing the Right to Try Act into law.    In Read more...

Cannabis Industry Delivers 100,000+ Jobs And Billions In Tax Revenue

There are more marijuana sector employees than librarians or kindergarten teachers in the United States. FORBES, by Julie Weed   Jobs are growing in the cannabis sector and the so are the businesses offering them.   125,000-160,000 people work full-time in the legal marijuana industry according to Chris Walsh, industry analyst and Editorial Vice President of MJBizDaily. That includes growers, processors, sellers and those that service and supply those companies. There are more marijuana sector Read more...

Florida Cities Among Top 10 for Marijuana Jobs

Miami and Tallahassee make the Top 10 fastest growing US cities for marijuana jobs. Faster than Colorado or Washington.   Marijuana Is The Fastest-Growing Job Category in the US   "You know what the fastest-growing job category in the United States is?" ZipRecruiter.com co-founder and CEO Ian Siegel asked. "Marijuana."   And he should know. His company calls itself the "fastest growing employment marketplace" and claims to have "helped over 1 million businesses and 100 Read more...

Florida Hits 100K Marijuana Patients on 4/20

The new patient count triggers changes to current regulations. According to The Florida Department of Health's weekly Medical Marijuana update released last Friday, the number of medical marijuana patients in the state has exceeded 100,000. . The Department of Health counted 100,576 patients as of Friday, and about 2,500 people join the list each week. . That happens to be a very big deal.  .  . Not only does it indicate a rapidly growing statewide Read more...

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