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    Florida Dispensary Gives Away $14K Worth of Weed

    Monday, February 25, 2019 - On Sunday, Trulieve, a Florida's largest marijuana producer gave away more than $5,000 worth of cannabis oil to medical marijuana patients in Orlando. Fifty "Sunshine Kush Trupods" containing one gram of cannabis oil were distributed along with a free vaporizer at the Florida Cannabis Coalition Green Carpet Networking event on Sunday.  Each pod is valued at $94 and the vaporizers retail for $35 each. This isn't the first time Trulieve [...]
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    Science: Vaping Marijuana Gets You Way Higher Than Smoking It

    Scientists have proved that vaping marijuana will get you, like, way higher than smoking the exact same amount of weed. The new research, led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit in Baltimore, tested the effects of smoked versus vaped marijuana on 17 participants who had smoked marijuana before, though not in the 30 days before the study’s start (participants had smoked once in the last year, on average). Over the course […] More

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    How to Make Your Own Gummies

    555 Cannabis Gummies: 5 Ingredients, 5 Milligrams, 5 Easy Steps     Aside form all the other advantages of oral administration of cannabis, there are two big reasons to make gummies like this:   1. Accurately dosing your medicine in 5mg increments   2. They can be kept in the mouth longer than cannabis distillate and tincture, for better oral absorption   What I decided to make were small gummy bears with a 1:1 THC:CBD […] More

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    New Study: All Marijuana Strains the Same (but there’s a catch)

    The title of this article may be as misleading as some of the cannabis marketing out there.   Different strains have been one of the hottest selling points of the cannabis industry. There are strains for people who want to maintain a more functional, creative high, and others for those looking to veg-out and relax at the end of the grueling day.   But a new study is challenging the conventional wisdom. It shows that […] More

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    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 [...]
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    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, […] More

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    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 […] More

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    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 [...]
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    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 [...]
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    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 [...]
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    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 [...]
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