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

John Morgan to Support FULL Marijuana Legalization

Posted by Pete on  June 26, 2018

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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
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
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
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

Yes, “Right to Try” Includes Marijuana

Posted by Pete on  May 31, 2018

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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
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