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FridayFeb 26, 2021 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Surging Patient Numbers Trigger Hiring Spree in Florida’s Medical Marijuana Sector

In 2020 alone, Florida’s medical cannabis program created approximately 15,000 jobs, and a new analysis revealed that, in total, approximately 31,450 Florida residents are now employed in this industry. A report authored by Leafly & Whitney Economics shows that the total sales of cannabis last year was valued at $1.23 billion. These statistics show that Florida outdid every state with a legal marijuana program except Colorado and California, where robust adult-use programs exist. According to the Office of Medical Marijuana, the state agency charged with overseeing medical cannabis in Florida, a total of 170,000 people registered as medical marijuana patients…

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FridayFeb 26, 2021 4:20 am

420 with CNW — Tips for Choosing the Best Medical Marijuana Retail Location

As of November 2020, 35 states had legalized cannabis for medical use. A wave of cannabis reform is sweeping across the country, thanks in part to cannabis’ revenue earning ability as well as its numerous health benefits. Consequently, the medical cannabis space attracts a lot of players, with everyone from mom and pop establishments to regional or even national chains looking to cash in. Given that different states and even municipalities within the states have varying cannabis legislation, anyone looking to open a medical marijuana retail business ought to consider a few things before making a choice on locations. Think…

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ThursdayFeb 25, 2021 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — New Jersey Governor Signs Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed three legislations into law, which decriminalized small amounts of cannabis possession and made adult use cannabis legal in the state. After the bills were approved, state officials moved to end arrests and dismiss any pending cannabis charges. This makes New Jersey the 13th state in the United States to legalize marijuana, joining Massachusetts, California, Vermont, Colorado and Maine, where marijuana is legal. The state legislature in Pennsylvania is also considering legalizing cannabis. The legislations also limit the use of prior cannabis convictions and create a carefully regulated marijuana marketplace that…

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ThursdayFeb 25, 2021 12:31 pm

Pure Extracts Technologies Corp. (CSE: PULL) (OTC: PRXTF) (XFRA: A2QJAJ) Inks First CBD Oil Commercial Sale; Looks to Grow in Key Spaces

Pure Extracts is preparing to deliver shipment of 85% pure CBD distillate Company proud of quality offering produced in world-class facility PULL uses proprietary state-of-the art, sub-critical/super-critical CO2extraction system Pure Extracts Technologies (CSE: PULL) (OTC: PRXTF) (XFRA: A2QJAJ), a plant-based extraction company, has signed a contract for its first CBD oil commercial sale on the wholesale market (https://cnw.fm/ySmmL). Pure Extracts is preparing to deliver the first of what it anticipates will be multiple shipments this year of its 85% pure CBD distillate under this contract. “We are excited to have completed our first commercial order, and we are proud of the quality of…

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ThursdayFeb 25, 2021 4:20 am

420 with CNW — Elon University Survey Finds North Carolina Residents Support Cannabis Legalization

Elon University conducted an online survey earlier this year, between Jan. 29 and Jan. 31, 2021. The university recently released the results of the statewide poll, which asked residents of North Carolina to share opinions on legalizing cannabis for various purposes. More than 1,450 individuals provided feedback through the survey, which asked individuals to share their opinions on legalizing cannabis for recreational and medical use. The survey also asked individuals to share their views on how they perceived cannabis and how its legalization would impact society. A similar poll on the views of North Carolina’s residents and the issues surrounding…

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WednesdayFeb 24, 2021 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — Fewer Workers’ Comp Claims Filed by Older Adults in Jurisdictions with Legal Marijuana Markets

Over the past decade, the United States has seen a significant surge in cannabis drug reform. By the end of 2020, more than 40 states had legalized cannabis for either medical use or recreational use. Although the upsurge in cannabis legalization bills has resulted in a significant increase in tax revenue for these states and helped to reinvest in communities that were most affected by the war on drugs, not everyone is happy about legal cannabis. Employers, for instance, worry that cannabis use by their employees may hinder productivity, ultimately impacting companies’ bottom lines. However, new research unveiled by the…

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WednesdayFeb 24, 2021 3:00 pm

Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference: The Premier Cannabis Capital Conference Kicks Off Tomorrow

Premier gathering of cannabis entrepreneurs and investors in North America returns for an all-day virtual event on February 25-26, 2021 Learn, network, and participate in an interactive forum of live and on-demand presentations from top CEOs, investors, and leaders in the cannabis space Attendees include key executives, investors, traders, and shareholders from around the world that are interested or active in the cannabis sector Few industry sectors offer the explosive opportunity that cannabis does. The burgeoning industry is still in the early stages of growth and those that want to learn, capitalize, or participate can find no better venue than…

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WednesdayFeb 24, 2021 4:20 am

420 with CNW — NFL Studies How Players Can Use CBD, Marijuana as Alternatives to Opioids

The NFL Players Association and the National Football League are learning more about the potential cannabis and its components, such as CBD, possess as alternative treatments for pain. This is in addition to finding out how the use of marijuana affects athletic performance. Last week, a notice was made public by the joint organizations’ committee. It states that the league’s objective is to find investigators who possess the ability to conduct studies whose goal will be to add to the Pain Management Committee’s knowledge about athletic performance and pain management in players of the NFL. Apart from focusing on the…

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TuesdayFeb 23, 2021 4:20 pm

420 with CNW — An Overview of Cannabis Legislation Approved Last Week Across the US

The past week has been quite a busy time for cannabis reform. Lawmakers recently tabled a bill seeking to legalize cannabis at the federal level, while legislators from four states approved new marijuana legalization bills in various committees. In the wake of last year’s slew of cannabis reform victories at the state level, legislators have been keen on cannabis legalization, whether by leveraging the momentum of the state-level legislation or by getting ahead of campaigners to craft their own cannabis legislation rather than wait for policy change through the ballot. In Hawaii, the Senate Committee responsible for Intergovernmental, Public Safety…

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TuesdayFeb 23, 2021 2:12 pm

Gage Cannabis Sets Sights on Becoming Michigan’s Top Cannabis Brand, Concludes Successful Equity Financing Offering

Gage Cannabis recently closed on Regulation A equity financing offering, raising gross proceeds of $50 million Issuance was oversubscribed, resulted in addition of over 1,000 new investors to Gage Cannabis’ shareholder base Gage Cannabis plans to use the proceeds to further expand Gage’s retail reach, pursue M&A opportunities and help solidify the company’s position as one of the leading operators in the state of Michigan Company also announced appointment of Richard Mavrinac to Board of Directors Gage Growth Corp. (d.b.a. Gage Cannabis) (“Gage Cannabis”), a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator currently focused exclusively on the Michigan market, recently announced that…

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