January 2019

HALFMOON — The Capital Region’s newest medical marijuana dispensary officially opens Friday on Route 9 in Halfmoon, selling a limited range of products as the young company gets up and running. FP Wellness is one of two dispensaries operated by New York City-based Fiorello Pharmaceuticals. The other is in Rochester. A third will open in Manhattan […]

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Demand for hemp drives Oregon Cannabis Farmers IndoorsPixabay In a post-Farm Bill world, Oregon is proving to be an interesting test case of the agricultural and economic reality of legal hemp and marijuana coexisting en masse. In short, success is not without its complications. Oregon became one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana […]

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CLOSE Andrew Cuomo lays out plan to legalize marijuana in New York Jon Campbell, jcampbell1@gannett.com Drastic changes to New York’s medical marijuana program are tucked into Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize recreational pot. From loosening strict patient eligibility rules to permitting homegrown cannabis for medical use, the once anti-marijuana governor has seemingly conceded to […]

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It sounds like a job hunter’s dream: A new, fast-growing business where hiring is soaring, salaries are higher than the U.S. average, and no previous industry experience is required—or even expected. Right now, that describes the marijuana trade, according to a new report from career site Glassdoor. Whether you’re a marketer, a product manager, an […]

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Unlike many other towns, Trinidad allows dispensaries to set up shop right next to each other. Because of this, more than half of Trinidad’s dispensaries are clustered in a small part of historic downtown known as “The Strip.” This close environment has created some of the most competitive pricing in Colorado. Bonus: Trinidad dispensaries love […]

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Just as parents should keep marijuana-dosed candies out of reach from unsuspecting children, pet owners should take every precaution to keep edibles away from treat-seeking dogs. Due to marijuana legalization across the country, more people have access to edible products than ever—and in some cases, their pets suffer as a result. In 2008, the ASCPA […]

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More pets than ever are accidentally overdosing on marijuana, with cannabis-related calls to the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center increasing 765% over the past 10 years.  That’s no surprise to Tom Shell, a California-based filmmaker who came home one day to find his 13-year-old Australian Shepard, Stella, acting strange and “looking kind of hazy-eyed,” according […]

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What makes weed purple? Is purple weed better? – Violet Flowers This is a tricky question, because in the weed world, “purple” can mean two things: The color of the cannabis or the flavor of the cannabis. This can lead to confusion when your bag of Granddaddy Purple is full of tight green nugs. Some […]

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• Grab, a Southeast Asia-focused ride-hail and financial services group, raised $200 million from Thai retail conglomerate Central Group. http://axios.link/via6 • Hims, a San Francisco-based direct-to-consumer brand for men’s health, is raising around $100 million at a $1 billion valuation, as first reported by Recode. We hear the deal is a couple of weeks away […]

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NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ryah Medtech, a wholly owned subsidiary of PotBotics Inc., announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Green Revolution to launch its one-of-a-kind medicinal vaporizer in Washington State, one of the first to legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis. Ryah Medtech is a data aggregation and technology […]

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NorCal Cannabis, a Santa Rosa marijuana firm with cultivation, manufacturing and retail delivery operations, has raised $27.4 million in additional private equity funding, the company said Wednesday. The money will allow NorCal Cannabis to increase production and expand operations at its southwest Santa Rosa campus, where it currently has more than 100,000 square feet of […]

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