The UK Needs a Science-led Cannabis Industry to Help People Get Prescriptions
cityam - Cannabis has been legal medically since November 2018, but it is still not easy to get a prescription.
It is sadly the reality in the UK that the vast majority of cannabis is still supplied by the black market, and not by doctors. When you consider that some estimates suggest that about 1.3m people in this country regularly use cannabis illegally for medical reasons, our collective failure to prescribe cannabis to patients, particularly for pain, is driving people to the criminal market.
Cresco Introduces Good News, New Social Occasion-Based Cannabis Brand
The Good News product line includes pre-rolled shorties, disposable vape pens, and gummy edibles, the press release said.
Cresco Labs CCO Greg Butler said they are focused on meeting all types of cannabis consumers' needs and preferences.
Cannabis Beverage Brand Introduces Rolling Paper Straws
coolhunting - Recently launched Canadian brand Truss Beverages (a collaborative venture from HEXO and Molson Coors) produces a range of THC-infused drinks, along with an apt and playful accompaniment: a pack of rollable paper straws. Taking notes from traditional joint-toking, but tweaking the ritual for contemporary cannabis consumption, each pack opens up to reveal “a dowel for straw-rolling” and instructions. The straws are made from coated polyart paper and feature a food-safe adhesive strip. The brand sells several different beverages, each with a different flavor and potency.
Columbia Care Acquires Project Cannabis for $69M Cash and Stock Deal
ganjapreneur - New York-based Columbia Care has signed a deal to acquire California’s Project Cannabis in a $69 million stock and cash deal. Project Cannabis brands include Triple Seven and Classix.
Under the terms of the deal announced on Tuesday, $57 million will be paid in Columbia Care stock while $12 million will be paid in cash derived from a concurrent sale of some of Project Cannabis’ real estate assets.
AMP German Cannabis Group Provides Growth Strategy Update
newswire - AMP German Cannabis Group Inc. ("AMP" or the "Company") (CSE: XCX) (FSE: C4T) (ISIN: CA00176G1028), a licenced importer of medical cannabis into Germany, provides a strategy update on how it plans to supply Germany with EU-GMP medical cannabis products continuously.
AMP purchases EU-GMP medical cannabis and imports it through its supply chain management system to Germany and sells directly to pharmacists, the only point of sale to German patients with a physician's prescription or pharmaceutical distributors who supply pharmacists.
Japanese Actor Yusuke Iseya Admits to Possessing Cannabis
Japantimes - Japanese actor Yusuke Iseya, who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly possessing cannabis, has admitted to the charge, saying the drug was for his personal use, police said Wednesday.
"I understand what I did violated Japanese law," the 44-year-old actor, a half-brother of the late designer Kansai Yamamoto, was quoted as telling the police.
Just after his arrest, the actor told investigators he would not speak without his lawyer being present, the police said earlier.
Indian Actor Rhea Chakraborty Held in Drugs Case
theprint - The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested the Indian actor Rhea Chakraborty Tuesday in a drugs case in connection with the death of her boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Her bail plea was rejected by a magistrate court and she has been sent to judicial custody until 22 September.
The NCB stated Rhea was "an active member of a drug syndicate". The NCB's case hinged on the “discovery of 59 grams of curated marijuana from two men identified as Abbas Lakhani and Karan Arora” and the links they allegedly had with those close to Rajput.
Maine Issues First Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses
ganjapreneur - Maine has issued six long-awaited recreational cannabis licenses including two retail stores that will be allowed to open to the public on October 9, the Portland Press Herald reports. The licensing is a major step toward adult-use sales in the state which were approved by voters in 2016.
Jamaica's Ministry Working to Address Banking Challenges Impacting Medical Cannabis
jis.gov.jm - The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is engaging international stakeholders to address the banking difficulties that have been impacting Jamaica’s medical cannabis industry.
Director of Research Development and Communications at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Felicia Bailey, in making the disclosure at a JIS Think Tank recently, noted that the continued hesitance of banks to deal with players in the local industry remains a challenge.
Medical Marijuana, Gambling on November Ballot to Be Decided Thursday
Wowt - Thursday the Nebraska Supreme Court will have a special release of opinions. We’ll know if medical marijuana and expanded gambling will be on the November ballot.
Petitions for expanded gambling and medical marijuana received enough signatures from Nebraska voters to be placed on the November ballot.
Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen qualified the medical marijuana measure however, two weeks ago the Nebraska Supreme Court was asked to listen to arguments both for and against the initiative.