420 with CNW – NIDA Unveils Cannabis Research Priority List

In a notice that was published on Wednesday, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provided a list of the areas that it considers a priority for marijuana research to focus on. These research objectives show that the federal government is taking note of the increasing levels of success that are being registered by advocates who want to see U.S. marijuana law reform.

NIDA observes that the pace at which marijuana policy reform is taking place outpaces the rate at which knowledge is becoming available to help countries around the world to ascertain how the public health effects of the marijuana policy changes can be assessed.

When the list of 13 priorities is analyzed, it is apparent that the federal agency has decided to be broad-minded as it seeks to understand the wave of cannabis legalization across the country. For example, the agency doesn’t just want to know what effects cannabis has, but also wants to learn why people take to medical marijuana and continue using it.

Some of the other objectives listed in the notice of special interest include developing standards that can be followed while measuring the dosage, impairment and intoxication by cannabis.

Another objective seeks to understand how using marijuana alongside or in substitution of other substances, such as alcohol, prescription and non-prescription drugs, tobacco affects health outcomes. The NIDA notice calls this “polysubstance use.”

The federal agency also wants to know how marijuana industry practices, such as marketing, taxes and product prices impact the health outcomes of cannabis use. From this research objective, one can read that NIDA wants to find out whether cannabis industry players are doing anything to make access to marijuana easier, and whether anything can be done (through taxes, for example) to make the drug less accessible.

Of interest to NIDA are the different policies and systems under which marijuana distribution is done in various jurisdictions across the U.S. Which combination of policies and practices offers the best ways to minimize the potential harms of marijuana to the public?

The recent months have seen a number of federal agencies publish notices of marijuana research funding opportunities. In fact, in May this year NIDA advertised a position which to all intents and purposes required someone who would prepare and analyze cannabis rolls/joints for research purposes.

Industry watchers believe that marijuana industry actors like Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) and Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN)  will view this newly published notice authored by NIDA as a sign that the federal government may be considering how to reform its marijuana policies without taking too many chances on matters of public health.

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420 with CNW – Oregon Law Forbids the Sale of Marijuana Byproducts

As Oregon struggles with an oversupply of marijuana on its recreational market, it has emerged that the law under which adult-use marijuana was legalized bans the sale of cannabis byproducts out of state.

This information was revealed by Caleb Mata, the CEO of Oregon Genetics. Mata raised this issue when he was speaking at a listening event organized in July by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).

OLCC says that under the current law in the state, every product that is derived from marijuana is regarded as marijuana, and that is why it cannot be legally transported or sold out of state. This rule also applies to cannabis byproducts, such as the terpenes Mata talked about, which don’t contain any THC.

Mata believes that the state trapped itself when it passed such a provision in its law because the marijuana industry will struggle to survive if such clauses remain in the laws regulating the industry.

He is convinced that allowing the cannabis industry in Oregon to sell terpenes (cannabis flavors that can be obtained by distilling the plant) and other byproducts free from THC may provide a lifeline to fixing the glut on the Oregon marijuana market.

Terpenes attract high prices online because they can be added to CBD products in states where marijuana is still illegal. The current practice has been to use terpenes which have been extracted from other plants, but marijuana terpenes are distinct and offer a better experience to the users of the products in which these terpenes have been added.

The market for terpenes is unlikely to face the same oversupply challenges that the market for cannabis flower and related products is facing for two key reasons.

The first, as already mentioned, is that marijuana is still illegal in many states and those provide a regular market for terpenes to be added to CBD products.

Secondly, terpenes are volatile and are usually lost as marijuana concentrates, oils and other extracts are being processed. These flavors must then be added after the extraction process, and that means that there will always be a market for the terpenes.

Hugh Palcic, an OLCC commissioner, admitted that Caleb Mata and other members of the industry have a legitimate concern which can only be addressed by reviewing the existing law so that necessary amendments can be made. He added that OLCC is open to any ideas and recommendations that could be beneficial to the industry in Oregon.

It isn’t yet clear to industry analysts how marijuana industry players like Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) and Hemptown USA regard the long-term viability of the market for marijuana terpenes.

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420 with CNW – Cannabis Flavonoids Could Trigger Another Medical Marijuana Revolution

Just as skeptics were beginning to grudgingly acknowledge that marijuana’s cannabinoids do have medical benefits, a new wave or revolution is about to start if new research into the painkilling effects of the flavonoids unique to cannabis is anything to go by. A team of Canadian researchers has found that two flavonoids found in cannabis could be 30 times more powerful than aspirin, without the adverse effects associated with the conventional painkiller.

The work of these scientists seems poised to open another front in the medicinal potential of the cannabis plant which is enjoying growing popularity as the decades of prohibition get reversed in several states and jurisdictions.

Many plants have flavonoids, and these compounds give those plants their unique pigmentation. These compounds protect plants from diseases and UV radiation, and they also attract pollinators to the flowers of the plants.

More importantly, flavonoids have anti-inflammatory effects, and that is why many so-called superfoods are hailed as beneficial to people with inflammation in their bodies. The Canadian scientists have identified specific flavonoids that are only present in marijuana, and they have called them Cannaflavins.

Of particular interest is Cannaflavin A and Cannaflavin B which appear to be 30 times more potent than aspirin. Their healing effects were first hinted at by scientists at the University of London back in 1980.

However, there seems to be one major hurdle in the way of tapping the therapeutic value of these cannaflavins. These compounds occur in such small amounts that it could be hard to extract them in a way that makes economic sense.

This is where the work of the Canadian scientists comes in. The team, led by Tariq Akhtar (an assistant professor in the department of molecular and cellular biology at Guelph University), has developed and patented a novel technique through which the genes responsible for the formation of Cannaflavin A and B can be identified.

Their method then uses that genetic information to metabolically engineer the properties of those genes so that the therapeutic compounds can be obtained without having to grow vast amounts of cannabis plants.

The scientists have a lot of hope in these cannaflavins since they deal with inflammation at its source without any adverse effects. They therefore hope to conduct more research into these compounds now that the regulatory environment in Canada is supportive of such research.

Cannabis industry analysts believe that industry players like Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) and Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) could be very pleased because of the Guelph University research that shows there is still so much more that cannabis can offer in the medical arena.

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420 with CNW – Cannabis Sales Could Soon Surpass Wine Sales, New Data Reveals

If the current trend of cannabis sales during the Fourth of July holiday continue, marijuana could outsell wine as soon as July 4 next year, according to new data collected on different staples during Independence Day celebrations.

The week in which this year’s Independence Day fell saw a record $400 million worth of cannabis sold by dispensaries across the country. Statistics show that this figure is 60 percent above the national average of the marijuana sales made during any typical week of the year.

The data collected and analyzed by Akerna Corp shows that every single day leading to July 4 registered a spike in the volume of marijuana sales when compared to typical days across the country.

For example, on July 1, there was a 45 percent increase in the sales registered by marijuana dispensaries when compared to the available data on typical Mondays. While this jump is sizable, it was the least sales bump in the days leading to the national holiday.

On Wednesday (July 3), marijuana dispensaries registered sales which were more than twice what they usually sell on any average Wednesday. In fact, the increase was 112 percent when compared to sales on ordinary Wednesdays in the year.

Bumps were also noticed in the average amount that each person spent at a cannabis dispensary during the days leading up to the Fourth of July. Similar bumps were also noticed regarding the number of products bought per person on those days.

To put these marijuana sales in context, Green Entrepreneur compared the $400 million generated from marijuana sales to other staples sold on such days. Americans spent $1billion on beer and another billion on fireworks on Fourth of July last year. Wine generated total sales worth $568 million on the same day last year.

If these growth rates stay the same, it is highly likely that marijuana sales on Independence Day will exceed those of wine next year.

These figures and predictions seem all the more credible given the fact that the number of Americans who believe that marijuana should be legalized federally is at an all-time high. Additionally, more states are legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, with Illinois being the latest to enact an adult-use marijuana legalization law.

Industry watchers believe that this boom in cannabis sales will give industry players like Hemptown USA and Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) added impetus to take bolder steps towards consolidating their positions in the industry.

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420 with CNW – 6 Highlights of Michigan’s Newly Released Recreational Marijuana Rules

More than half a year after Michigan voters approved a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana, the authorities have released emergency rules which will shape the recreational industry in the state. Here are some of key takeaways from those rules.

Local Authorities Have Until Nov. 1 to Opt Out of Hosting Cannabis Businesses

State authorities will start accepting recreational marijuana business license applications on Nov. 1 this year. Until that date, local authorities (townships and cities) can make up their minds whether they will or will not allow marijuana businesses to operate within their jurisdictions. Currently, 600 communities have opted out, but many of those were waiting to review the rules released by the state government before making a final decision on the matter.

Social Use is in the Offing

The state plans to issue special licenses to establishments that wish to have the social consumption of pot on their premises. However, those social consumption lounges will not be allowed to sell food or alcohol. If organizers of festivals and special events apply for a permit, marijuana consumption will also be allowed at such gatherings. Industry analysts wonder what industry players like Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) and Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF) would make of this provision given the fact that marijuana lounges won’t be allowed to sell food or alcohol, but cannabis can be availed at festivals (where food and alcohol are also available).

Starting a Recreational Cannabis Business Will Be Easier Than Starting a Medical Cannabis Business

It will be easier for those interested in starting recreational pot business when compared to the requirements for starting a medical cannabis company. For example, those opening recreational cannabis businesses will not be required to prove that they have funds while those who start medical cannabis companies have to prove that they have between $200,000 and $500,000 in cash and assets before obtaining a license. It is also more affordable to get a license to grow recreational marijuana than get one for growing medical marijuana.

One Store Can Sell Both Medical and Recreational Marijuana

The emergency rules also have clauses allowing medical cannabis provisioning centers to sell recreational marijuana as well if the two types of products are stored or displayed in different sections of the store. The entrance and points-of-sale systems can be the same for both types of buyers.

Medical Cannabis Plants May Be Transferred to Recreational Marijuana Grow Facilities

In the beginning, plants originally cultivated for the medical marijuana market may be transferred to a facility cultivating weed for the recreational market. This provision has been created in order to minimize supply kinks as recreational marijuana sales are launched.

A Plan for Social Equity in the Industry is Being Drafted

The state authorities have also indicated they will release a social equity plan later this month (July) outlining how communities which were hit hard during the days of cannabis prohibition can be supported to benefit from the legal industry. This support could include license fee waivers.

On paper, these rules seem logical and practical enough, but the true test will come once their implementation begins later this year before recreational sales begin next year.

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420 with CNW – California Launches Public Campaign Against the Illicit Marijuana Market

The legal marijuana industry in California has been grappling with a number of challenges, chief of which is how to stamp out the illicit operators in the state. On Friday, the state launched a public campaign aimed at educating the public about the dangers associated with cannabis from the black market.

The “Get #Weedwise” campaign is intended to encourage people to only buy marijuana from the regulated market. The campaign will also send out warnings to the illegal operators to either get licensed or close shop.

In a press release, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) chief, Lori Ajax, said that this campaign is the first of its kind and it will educate members of the public about the differences between the weed obtained from licensed operators and that from the illicit market.

For example, the BCC will tell people that marijuana from licensed sources has been tested to ascertain its potency, purity and safety. In this regard, one of the ads states that “What is in your weed shouldn’t be a mystery. Buy legal cannabis only.”

The multilingual messages used in this campaign will be disseminated using a variety of methods so that the information reaches “as many eyeballs as possible.”

Many of those messages will be beamed out on digital platforms telling consumers that the marijuana on the black market is potentially tainted with fecal matter, pesticides and mold.

Businesses will also be reached during this campaign. Messages will be sent out warning that cash and illegal goods will be seized if those unlicensed businesses continue operating. The campaign will also provide an expedited way for illicit businesses that wish to become legal to get licensed.

This public campaign is expected to cost at least $1.7 million. More money will be injected into the “Get #Weedwise” campaign as time goes by.

This public campaign comes at a time when there are ongoing battles between the state and local authorities which have not only banned the opening of cannabis businesses within their jurisdictions but are also trying to block the delivery of cannabis from areas where businesses exist.

The few local authorities which have allowed cannabis businesses to operate are choking under the weight of illegal operators. This is the very reason why licensed operators in Los Angeles have formed a coalition to put pressure on the state government to act more decisively against the black market operators.

The step taken by California is likely to be welcomed by all in the industry, including players like Hemptown USA and Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) since it will help to bring marijuana further into the mainstream.

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420 with CNW – Nevada Bans Employers from Denying Jobs to Applicants Who Test Positive for Cannabis

From the first day of 2020, no employer in Nevada will be allowed to deny a job applicant employment just because that individual tested positive for marijuana during a pre-employment drugs test. The ban is contained in a bill which was signed into law by Gov. Sisolak on June 5. This makes Nevada the first state to enact such legislation in the country.

The new law contains some exceptions for people who may be denied employment on the basis of pre-employment marijuana screening. These include firefighters, EMTs, those who operate vehicles, federal government employees and anyone else applying for a job that the employer deems to be safety-sensitive.

The law also states that when an employer requires a prospective hire to be tested for marijuana, that potential employee has the right to have another test done within 30 days and the employer is bound to accept the results of that additional test. This extra test is at the expense of the prospective employee, according to the newly signed law.

Gov. Sisolak said that he was happy to sign AB132 because the cannabis industry in Nevada was growing and there was need to pass appropriate laws so that all residents of the state remain eligible to take advantage of all the opportunities available. He added that the exceptions included in that law are a matter of commonsense since matters of public safety and transportation have to be taken seriously.

This law has been regarded as long overdue by cannabis advocates since it was naturally expected that positive test results during pre-employment drugs screening would increase after the state legalized recreational marijuana in 2016 and commercial sales started a year later for adults 21 and older.

The law passed and enacted in Nevada is similar to the bill which was passed by the New York City Council in April this year. That bill banned employers from demanding that job applicants pass a drugs test for marijuana as a condition for being employed.

In Maine where recreational marijuana is legal, state law bans employers from discriminating people based on whether they use or don’t use marijuana. However, there is no specific provision banning marijuana testing during the employee hiring process.

Now that Nevada has paved the way, many other states are likely to ask themselves why they hadn’t thought of passing such a law since it is only logical that once recreational marijuana is legal, adults will legally use it and it would be unfair to deny them jobs because they used a legal substance.

Industry commentators would be glad to hear what different companies in the cannabis industry, such as Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) and Green Growth Brands Inc. (CSE: GGB) (OTCQB: GGBXF), have to say about the developments in the cannabis industry in Nevada.

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420 with CNW – Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers Outpacing Canadian Doctor and Cannabis Supply

The skyrocketing number of patients on the Canadian medical cannabis program is outstripping the capacity of the health system and the product supply to handle that surge in patient numbers, according to doctors who participate in the program.

One year ago, 250,000 patients were enrolled on the medical cannabis program. By the end of December 2018, the number had ballooned to 350,000. Current estimates put the number of patients in the program at more than 400,000. This surge is partially attributed to the legalization of recreational marijuana because this removed the stigma associated with cannabis.

However, this change in cannabis law has created challenges for physicians who prescribe medical marijuana, according to Dr. Sana-Ara Ahmed (a chronic pain specialist). According to Dr. Ahmed, many people no longer view marijuana as a medicine ever since it became available for recreational use.

During a cannabis summit in Calgary last week, Dr. Ahmed revealed that the number of patients registered to use medical marijuana is expected to hit a million by 2025. While patients have been enthusiastic about the program, the same cannot be said about physicians with just 5 percent of them prescribing medical marijuana.

Ahmed added that he is bothered by that discrepancy between the patient number and the number of physicians available to attend to those patients. He would wish to see more physicians understanding the cannabinoid system in the human body and how that system interacts with marijuana.

This discussion has been stifled by the decades of prohibition, and the hangover of that era still lingers. To compound matters, the ongoing shortage of marijuana on the legal market has also affected the medical side and doctors have to deal with the frustration of knowing that the best products, such as dried marijuana flower and CBD oil, aren’t available and yet that’s what would give patients the best results.

Dr. Ahmed also says the supply shortage isn’t all the doctors have to deal with. Many times, they are compelled to prescribe less medical marijuana than a patient requires simply because the cost of the right amount of cannabis is prohibitive for many of those patients. He cites the example of the patients who aren’t working and rely on disability support.

The black market appears to have stepped up to address some of those gaps. One operator of an illegal cannabis operation revealed that he has been serving patients in Calgary who cannot get what they need from the licensed dispensaries. He even works out arrangements to help those who cannot afford to pay for the medical marijuana that they need.

Hemptown USA and Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) hope that the Canadian government does more to address the bottlenecks preventing the medical cannabis program from serving patients fully.

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420 with CNW – Nebraska Legislators Start Debating Medical Marijuana

Lawmakers in Nebraska started debating a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the state as cannabis advocates pushed to put the matter before voters next year.

Cannabis advocates are unhappy about the legalization bill because, in their view, it is too narrow and restrictive. For example, the bill bans the smoking of medical cannabis yet advocates see smoking as one of the cheapest ways for patients to get their dose of medical cannabis. Other forms require processed cannabis, which is more expensive, so medical marijuana will be out of the reach of many patients if smoking it isn’t allowed.

The activists also have serious concerns about what the bill has to say about qualifying conditions. The proposed law recommends that patients who want to use medical marijuana must have their qualifying condition certified every 90 days. This step is cumbersome and will inconvenience patients a great deal, they say.

Just having a listed qualifying condition will also not be enough to get one on the medical cannabis program. Other requirements must be met as well. For example, patients suffering from a terminal illness can only use medical marijuana if they have less than a year to live, while those with chronic pain must have had it for longer than three months without getting any improvement after taking non-opioid medications.

The debate on this bill was so polarized that the Speaker was forced to halt it barely three hours after it commenced. The sponsors of the bill, such as Sen. Anna Wishart, see no chance of the bill getting sufficient support to pass on the floor of the legislature after witnessing her colleagues spend more time talking about recreational marijuana rather than discussing the bill before them.

Supporters are now considering putting the matter before voters using a ballot measure during the elections next year. They feel that letting voters decide will result in a less restrictive law which is truly aligned with the needs of patients.

For example, the petition will include a call to allow home cultivation of medical marijuana so that patients can reduce how much they have to spend on medical cannabis products.

However, getting medical marijuana legalized through a ballot measure will not be a walk in the park as there are groups which are opposed to any form of marijuana legalization in the state. Some protestors have been describing themselves as “marijuana refugees” who fled from other states where marijuana is legal to Nebraska where the substance hasn’t been legalized either for medicinal or recreational use.

The activists will therefore have to do a lot of work to secure a majority vote if the initiate is to register success. Hemptown USA and Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) wish that the legislators had been more objective and spared the voters the lengthy process of using a ballot measure to give patients another treatment option for their conditions.

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420 with CNW – Ontario Cracks the Whip on Retailers Who Failed to Open on Time

The government in Ontario has enforced the penalties which were written into the conditions for the businesses that were selected to open the first offline cannabis retail stores. The businesses were mandated to open for business by April 1 this year.

Hundreds of companies applied for brick-and-mortar recreational cannabis retail store licenses. However, the province decided to use a lottery to select just 25 businesses because of the persistent supply shortages in the country. The regulators felt that it would be pointless to license many businesses yet those businesses could not be certain that they would have access to inventory to remain operational.

While the method to select which businesses would receive the first set of licenses was rather unorthodox, there was nothing lax about the stringent conditions which were given to the successful applicants.

One of those conditions required each applicant to provide a $50,000 letter of credit to be entered in the draw. Money would be drawn against the letter of credit as a penalty based on how late that business was in opening its doors to the public.

The first installment of penalties was imposed on the businesses which didn’t open by April 1 and more money was drawn against the letters of credit of the entities which hadn’t opened by April 15.

It should be noted that less than half of the 25 licensees opened by the deadline set by the provincial government.

The recent announcement by the Ontario Alcohol and Gaming Commission that a final draw down was made against the letters of credit of seven businesses which failed to open by April 30 means that the affected businesses have lost the entire $50,000 indicated in the letter of credit.

It isn’t yet clear whether the provincial government is entirely blameless in these delays to open. For example, was the time given to the businesses to meet all the licensing requirements, such as obtaining approval from the local authorities where the businesses wish to operate sufficient, or the province was unrealistic in the deadlines set?

The reality dawning upon those who wish to run cannabis businesses in Ontario is that no one will be spared if they aren’t serious about making use of the license given to them. Ontario means business on matters of recreational cannabis!

Hemptown USA and Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: GRYN) sympathize with the entrepreneurs who have lost their entire $50,000 letters of credit and hope that there is a mechanism for them to plead their case before the regulators if there were genuine unavoidable reasons for the delay in opening shop.

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