New Zealand Law to Make Medical Marijuana Widely Available

New Zealand’s government on Tuesday passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time.

The legislation will also allow terminally ill patients to begin smoking illegal pot immediately without facing the possibility of prosecution.

The measures come ahead of a planned national referendum on recreational marijuana use. The government has pledged to hold the referendum some time over the next two years, but has not yet set a date or finalized the wording. Continue reading “New Zealand Law to Make Medical Marijuana Widely Available”

Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Arrived In Iowa

Iowa is now home to five medical marijuana dispensaries. They were approved under a law passed last March, permitting the sale of specific cannabis-derived products to those suffering from qualifying conditions including untreatable pain, side effects of cancer, seizures, ALS, and others. Continue reading “Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Arrived In Iowa”

Will We See a Gift Bottom in Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) Into the Holidays?

Shares of Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) have been battling to hold key support over recent days, with the stock testing and apparently holding the $1.75/share level on Thursday and Friday of last week. Adding to the narrative, the company just announced that it closed its prospectus sale to a single Canadian institutional accredited investor announced on December 3, 2018. Continue reading “Will We See a Gift Bottom in Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTCMKTS:EMHTF) Into the Holidays?”

Why Hexo Corp (OTCMKTS:HYYDF) Has Been So Resilient

One stock that has managed to hold up against the tide of negative sentiment that characterizes the investment landscape for the cannabis space in November is certainly Hexo Corp (OTCMKTS:HYYDF). Shares continue to represent one of the very few plays in the space to maintain ground above the 200-day moving average. To further that cause, the company just announced that it was honored for product innovation with two prestigious Canadian Cannabis Awards at the 2018 gala. Continue reading “Why Hexo Corp (OTCMKTS:HYYDF) Has Been So Resilient”

Analysts: Altria And Cronos Make A Good Team

Tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is interested in a buyout of Canadian cannabis company Cronos Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRON). Wall Street analysts see Altria and Cronos as a compelling team. Continue reading “Analysts: Altria And Cronos Make A Good Team”

Michigan marijuana dispensaries won’t run out of pot after state offers help

Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries got a break Wednesday, ending a mini-panic over a shortage of marijuana from licensed growers.

A new resolution that will be considered by the Medical Marijuana Licensing Board next week will allow licensed dispensaries to continue to purchase, test and sell marijuana from registered caregivers, who have been supplying dispensaries while state-licensed growers get up and running to produce usable marijuana. Continue reading “Michigan marijuana dispensaries won’t run out of pot after state offers help”

Patents on Pot? U.S. Lawsuit Puts Cannabis Claims to the Test

In October, the U.S. government issued Axim Biotechnologies Inc a patent for a cannabis-based suppository to treat irritable bowel syndrome.

Britain’s GW Pharmaceuticals Plc, which recently brought to market a drug derived from marijuana for epilepsy, is now seeking patent protection for another one to treat eczema.

With marijuana now fully legal in Canada and at least partially legalized in the majority of U.S. states, companies are rushing to patent new formulations of the age-old botanical.  Continue reading “Patents on Pot? U.S. Lawsuit Puts Cannabis Claims to the Test”

Boulder-Based Vera Aims to Take High Energy Use out of Marijuana Cultivation Equation

Cliff Grassmick, Daily CameraEric Haughton is chief production at Vera Cultivation, which boasts a first-of-its-kind facility that drastically reduces the amount of energy consumed in growing cannabis.

Alex Park and his two partners wanted to grow cannabis commercially without using an excessive amount of energy, a problem that has plagued indoor marijuana cultivation. Continue reading “Boulder-Based Vera Aims to Take High Energy Use out of Marijuana Cultivation Equation”

$2.7 Million Awarded for Medical Marijuana Research in Colorado

The state has awarded $2.7 million for research into how medical marijuana could replace opioids to ease chronic spinal pain — and how it might treat irritability in children and adolescents with autism.

The research will be conducted at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the state Department of Public Health and Environment announced this week. Continue reading “$2.7 Million Awarded for Medical Marijuana Research in Colorado”

Recent Events Only Further Support the KushCo Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:KSHB) Bull Thesis

At this point, given our overall thesis on KushCo Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:KSHB), we continue to look favorably on the name. That sense has only increased in response to the news that the company has formed an exclusive partnership with JSP Portinox to facilitate the delivery of ultra-pure hydrocarbon gases and solvents in state-of-the-art stainless steel gas cylinders, through its Kush Energy division, which will debut at MJBizCon November 14-16, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading “Recent Events Only Further Support the KushCo Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:KSHB) Bull Thesis”