Injectable cannabis overdose drug to be developed by IRISYS

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Cannabis-related emergency department visits are thought to have more than tripled between 2011 and 2019, coincident with the legalization of recreational and medical cannabis in many US states. Yet there are no approved drugs to treat overdoses due to cannabis or synthetic cannabinoids like Spice and K2. IRISYS LLC, a contract development and manufacturing organization […] Injectable cannabis overdose drug … Read More

Use of dispensary cannabis reduces symptoms of PTSD

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For years, word-of-mouth has pointed to the benefit of using cannabis to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet, despite medical cannabis having been authorized by 24 US states for the treatment of PTSD, most doctors won’t prescribe it for their patients, citing a lack of epidemiological and clinical trial evidence. (South Dakota is […] Use of dispensary cannabis … Read More

Phytol cited as potentially dangerous cannabis vape ingredient

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As cannabis vaping pens grew in popularity in late 2019, concerns grew about the safety of the products, spurred by reports of illness, and even deaths, of tobacco vape users. Vape manufacturers rushed to assure regulators and consumers their products were safe, despite having no clear understanding of what ingredients might actually be dangerous. Two […] Phytol cited as potentially … Read More

Maine recreational cannabis store faces fine over mermaid logo

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A South Portland, Maine, recreational cannabis retailer has run afoul of the state’s marijuana regulator over its logo, which depicts a mermaid holding a shell. SeaWeed Co. owner Scott Howard faces a $10,000 fine over the “willful use of a prohibited image,” the Portland Press Herald reported. Maine’s recreational cannabis rules prohibit labeling that depicts […] Maine recreational cannabis store … Read More

Insights into 20 years of organic growth, profitability at marijuana vape maker Storz & Bickel

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Focus on your value proposition instead of offering the cheapest product in the category. Figure out how to grow organically using your own financial resources instead of being distracted by your competitors’ latest financing round. Those are just some of the takeaways from an interview with Jürgen Bickel, managing director of Storz & Bickel (S&B), […] Insights into 20 years … Read More

Strong demand drives up Oregon’s wholesale cannabis prices in 2020

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Increased consumer demand for cannabis in Oregon helped push wholesale prices in the state out of a three-year slump caused by overproduction. For the first time since 2017, the median price per pound of recreational marijuana sold by cultivators to retailers topped $1,500 in December, according to data provided by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. […] Strong demand drives up … Read More

Canadian cannabis retailers to merge, focus on value-conscious consumers

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Alcanna Inc. is spinning-off its retail cannabis business and combining it with competing retailer YSS Corp. to create one of the largest networks of recreational marijuana stores in Canada, the companies announced Monday. The deal is the latest in a series of M&A in the cannabis retail space, driven by companies looking to differentiate themselves […] Canadian cannabis retailers to … Read More

Arkansas medical marijuana sales hit $175M in 2020, could double this year

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Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas reached $175 million in 2020, ending the year with a record $1.22 million day. The Marijuana Business Factbook projects that Arkansas MMJ sales will nearly double this year to $300 million-$365 million, boosted by new items such as edibles and vape products. The state recently opened up licensing for processors. The […] Arkansas medical marijuana sales … Read More

More layoffs at Aurora Cannabis following Great North deal

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Aurora Cannabis laid off salespeople after choosing Great North Distributors to be its sales representative across the Canadian recreational marijuana retail environment. Aurora was unable to share the specific number of employees who will be displaced as a result of the deal. “We have informed the internal sales team of our agreement with Great North […] More layoffs at Aurora … Read More