420 with CNW – Five Reasons Pennsylvania is Experiencing a Medical Marijuana Drought

A 21-year-old Dalton Hunsberger, who has Perkasie man’s epilepsy, uses medical marijuana to treat his seizures, nausea, and anxiety. However, according to his mother, it has been a challenge accessing the medicine for the past two months, because it sells out the minute it gets to the dispensaries.

According to several dispensary owners, Pennsylvania is on the brink of medical marijuana drought, which has prompted dispensaries to ration marijuana sales. A dispensary in Fishtown, Restore Integrative Health Care, has issued a limit of 7g limit per patient every day, 14g limit per day at Keystone in…

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420 with CNW – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Governors to Discuss Harmonizing Marijuana Legalization Laws

On Tuesday, Andrew Cuomo, the New York Governor said that he plans to have a meet up with Connecticut and New Jersey Governors to discuss how they can come up with a joint program that ensures consistency as they move forward with the legalization of recreational marijuana.

In a radio interview on Long Island, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo said that his intention for the meeting is to discuss the possibilities of having regional laws on vaping products and weed. He also added that it would make no sense for the three states to have different marijuana policies, because, this would only force people to drive across the border to the…

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420 with CNW – Medical Marijuana Prices in Michigan Rise as Recreational Sales Near

The cost of cannabis flower in Michigan has risen by about 50 percent from the time medical marijuana became available in the state nearly ten months ago.

In August, the wholesale price of an ounce reached $249, the highest it has ever been from the time the regulated market was…

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CannabisNewsAudio – Sproutly Canada, Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FRA: 38G) Focuses on Innovative Methods of Cannabis Consumption

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A desire to move away from smoking may be fueling growth in the edible cannabis products.

Sproutly Canada Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FSE: 38G) (SRUTF Profile) is developing new technology to manufacture cannabis edibles and to accurately measure their active ingredients. Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) (LXRP Profile) has created a bold new technology to make cannabis’ active ingredients more palatable and absorbable. BevCanna Enterprises Inc. (CSE: BEV) (OTC: BVNNF) is producing white-label products, giving other brands access to the market. HEXO Corp. (TSX: HEXO) (NYSE: HEXO) is meeting its regulatory needs by acquiring other licensed cannabis producers and processors. Valens GroWorks Corp. (TSX.V: VGW) (OTCQX: VGWCF) has created a large and growing extraction and testing facility.

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About Sproutly Canada, Inc.

Sproutly is a vertically integrated cannabis products company, powered by proprietary technology and licensed to cultivate and manufacture cannabis derived products under the Cannabis Act. Utilizing the proprietary APP Technology, the company is able to produce Infuz­2O, ­the first naturally water-soluble cannabinoids in water solutions, and Bio-Natural Oil, a natural strain-specific cannabis oil. Sproutly’s indoor cultivation and processing facility is strategically located in Greater Toronto Area. The facility is designed to produce high-quality cannabis and house the initial APP Technology extraction operations. The company’s mission is to advance the cannabis beverage and edibles market and become a leader in the category with its breakthrough products, in-house brand portfolio and partnerships with leading established consumer product brands. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Sproutly.ca.

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Technological Innovation Pushes Bounds of Edible Cannabis Market

CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage: A desire to move away from smoking may be fueling growth in the edible cannabis products.

Sproutly Canada Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FSE: 38G) (SRUTF Profile) is developing new technology to manufacture cannabis edibles and to accurately measure their active ingredients. Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) (LXRP Profile) has created a bold new technology to make cannabis’ active ingredients more palatable and absorbable. BevCanna Enterprises Inc. (CSE: BEV) (OTC: BVNNF) is producing white-label products, giving other brands access to the market. HEXO Corp. (TSX: HEXO) (NYSE: HEXO) is meeting its regulatory needs by acquiring other licensed cannabis producers and processors. Valens GroWorks Corp. (TSX.V: VGW) (OTCQX: VGWCF) has created a large and growing…

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420 with CNW – Federal Money to Facilitate Research into Removing Pesticides from Cannabis

A quarter of a million dollars is being handed by a U.S. federal agency to a biotech company so that research into how dangerous pesticides can be removed from several crops, including marijuana, can be done.

Brooklyn Bioscience is the lucky startup that won the two-year grant worth $250,000 from the National Science Foundation. The money will help to further the company’s efforts to engineer an enzyme with the capability of breaking down organophosphates (OPs). OPs are pesticides that have been found to be extremely hazardous to…

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420 with CNW – Federal Data Reveals Underage Marijuana Use Isn’t Increasing After Legalization

While marijuana legalization opponents often claim that legalizing the drug will cause underage use of marijuana to skyrocket, the data seems to contradict this view. The latest proof that the fears of those opposed to legalization are unfounded is survey data released by the Substances Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-SAMHSA on Tuesday.

SAMHSA released the results of the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showing that the proportion of youth who have used marijuana within the last 30 days was less than the percentage of those who had used the drug according to the survey results of 2002-2004 and 2009-2013. Instead the teen marijuana use rates where similar to those recorded during the surveys done 2014-2017.

Nationally, the survey results show that the rates of teen marijuana use have been showing a downward trend from the time states started legalizing recreational marijuana. For example, the kids aged 12-17 who admitted to using marijuana were 13.5 percent of the respondents in 2012 but that number dropped to 12.5 percent during the 2018 survey.

The highest rate of teen marijuana use was recorded in 2002 when 15.8 percent reported that they used cannabis in the past month.

It should be remembered that Washington State and Colorado were the first to vote to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, and commercial sales started in 2014.

The 2018 survey also shows that cases of cannabis use disorder declined among children aged 12-17. This is the seventh straight year of dropping cannabis misuse by teens.

What makes the findings of this survey interesting is the fact that there is a growing reduction in the number of people who think that the recreational use of marijuana is risky. This flies counter to the view held by legalization opponents that when recreational pot becomes legal, the drug will be normalized and its abuse will skyrocket.

In all, the survey found that there was a general increase in the number of people who use marijuana in all age groups. Individuals who are older than 26 accounted for the largest increase in marijuana consumption with the rate going up to 13.3 in 2018 from 12.2 percent the previous year.

It is believed that the latest federal data may not have come as a surprise to cannabis industry players like Sproutly Canada Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FRA: 38G) and Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) since the industry has always maintained that adult-use marijuana could actually deter underage use since the market of the drug will be regulated.

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420 with CNW – Medical Marijuana Finally Available in Louisiana

Last week, we indicated that Louisiana patients could be able to purchase medical marijuana this week, and that has come to pass. On Tuesday, GB Sciences, the cultivator and manufacturer working with Louisiana State University, got approval from the state regulator to ship a batch of medical marijuana products to licensed pharmacies after the samples that were taken by the regulator passed the tests they were subjected to.

Most of the nine pharmacies which secured licenses to sell medical marijuana across Louisiana are widely expected to open their doors to patients by the end of this week.

Gary Hess, a combat veteran, was one of the first two people to buy medical marijuana in the state after the Tuesday ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by Capitol Wellness Solutions, one of the licensed pharmacies in Louisiana. Hess told the media that he was glad that he could finally use medical marijuana legally in the presence of his family.

The combat veteran revealed that while traveling to California, he used medical marijuana and was astounded by how helpful it was in relieving his PTSD symptoms. He added it was a big relief for medical marijuana to become available in his home state.

Fred Mills, the state senator and pharmacist who sponsored the bill which brought medical marijuana to Louisiana, stated that he had never imagined that it would take this long for medical marijuana products to become available to patients after the appropriate law was passed four years ago. Mills added that he was disturbed to keep receiving desperate phone calls from patients who kept asking him how much longer they must wait before getting relief from their symptoms. He was therefore glad that the long wait has finally come to an end and those patients could start visiting legal sources of the medical marijuana products they need.

88 doctors have so far been given the nod to start recommending patients who qualify to join the medical marijuana program. The state has a list of qualifying conditions for which patients can access the program.

Currently, Louisiana law only allows medical cannabis products that are in the form of oils, tinctures, pills, inhalers and other such forms, but it doesn’t permit the smoking of medical marijuana.

The state has left pharmacies to set their own product retail prices, and interested patients will pay out of pocket since medical insurers aren’t covering this form of treatment. The product prices are expected to vary between $99 and $200, according to a representative of one of the pharmacies which have received consignments of the products made by GB Sciences. The products made by Southern University and its partner will take a while to be available since they have just planted their maiden crop.

For now, analysts believe that industry actors like Sproutly Canada Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FRA: 38G) and Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) are glad that the far south of the U.S. has got the first state permitting medical marijuana.

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420 with CNW – Colorado Nurses to Launch Cannabis Information Hotline

A medical marijuana patient and a registered nurse in Colorado are teaming up to start a hotline to answer the questions that potential medical marijuana users have about the drug. If all goes according to plan, this hotline will be launched in September.

Katherine Golden, the registered nurse in this duo, admits that she was skeptical about the medical benefits of marijuana until a family member was diagnosed with cancer and she felt compelled to look for peer-reviewed research on the benefits of marijuana for cancer patients. What she found astounded her and she wondered how all that information was unavailable to members of the medical community.

Her findings were so convincing that she switched careers and started working in a medical marijuana clinic in Boulder.

Jennifer Axcell has been taking medical marijuana to deal with the pain she has been having since she was involved in a car accident thirteen years ago. The medical marijuana proved to be more helpful than the prescription meds she was initially given by her doctor.

Jennifer Axcell met Katherine Golden at Holos Health, a medical marijuana dispensary in Boulder, and they soon bonded. That bond grew as they both strongly felt that there was a need to share information about medical marijuana.

They therefore became unofficial information ambassadors within the medical cannabis community, and the idea of starting the hotline, Leaf411, was born.

Golden feels that the hotline will be invaluable since nurses are highly trusted by members of the community. This view was confirmed by a Gallop poll which found that nurses were the most trusted professionals. 85 percent of the adult Americans who were surveyed by Gallop in December 2018 said that the ethical standards of nurses were high or very high. In contrast, members of Congress had a dismal 8 percent rating for being ethical.

Golden hopes to use the respectability and reputation of nursing to provide reliable information to people who want to learn about medical marijuana.

To that end, she and Axcell have applied for funding from the Colorado state government. They hope to benefit from part of the millions of dollars of cannabis tax revenue earmarked for public health and education.

The pair is also contacting different medical marijuana companies for funding since these entities stand to benefit the most when their potential clients are informed about medical marijuana. Golden feels that a budtender shouldn’t be the first person that a patient approaches for information on medical marijuana.

Golden and Axcell are also hoping to enlist at least four registered nurses with medical marijuana experience to be on the phone for 12 hours each day. They hasten to add that Leaf411 will not be an emergency line, so it will only be available during normal business hours.

Advocates believe that the entire industry, including Sugarmade Inc. (OTCQB: SGMD) and Sproutly Canada Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FRA: 38G), will be thrilled that members of the medical professional are jumping into the fray to educate their peers and members of the public about medical cannabis.

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420 with CNW – Utah Picks Eight Applicants for Medical Marijuana Cultivation Licenses

The Department of Agriculture and Food in Utah has announced that it has selected eight applicants who will receive medical marijuana cultivation licenses as the state marches towards the implementation of a decision that voters approved during the elections last year but legislators later modified the ballot measure in what was called a compromise law.

The selected medical marijuana cultivation license applicants are Dragonfly Greenhouse, Oakbridge Greenhouses, Harvest of Utah, Standard Wellness Utah, Tryke Companies Utah, True North of Utah, Wholesome Ag, and Zion Cultivars.

The government’s statement unveiling the eight companies revealed that four of those eight companies have been operating in the state (conducting other business) while the other four had ties to Utah even if they were from outside the state.

In accordance with federal law, all the cultivation facilities will be located within Utah and all but one of the licensees will locate their grow facility in a rural part of the state.

The Department of Agriculture and Food spent hundreds of hours scrutinizing the 81 applicants who had expressed interest in growing medical marijuana in the state. The decision to select only eight growers, instead of the ten allowed by law, was made in order to avert a situation in which the supply of medical marijuana products would exceed the demand for those products. The eight growers were sufficient to create healthy competition and variety in the product offerings.

The chosen growers now have to undergo background checks before they are awarded the licenses.

Among other requirements, the application process required interested companies to have at least $250,000 to cover any issues that could arise while the company was growing medical marijuana in the state.

The licensed companies will be tasked with meeting the medical marijuana demand of approximately 42,000 patients that may enroll on the medical marijuana program during its first four years of existence. This number was arrived at after the University of Utah conducted a study to estimate the likely beneficiaries of the program.

Under Utah law, the cultivators who choose to grow marijuana indoors will be restricted to a maximum of 100,000 square feet of grow space while those who opt to grow the crop outdoors will be allowed to use a maximum of four acres. Depending on the spacing used, an acre can accommodate anywhere from 1,500 to 3,000 cannabis plants.

The law passed by legislators just days after the provisions of the ballot measure approved by voters took effect in December 2018 removed the permission that had been given to certain categories of patients to grow a maximum of six plants.

Under Prop 2, people living beyond a defined minimum distance from a medical marijuana dispensary would be permitted to grow their own medical marijuana. This provision was vehemently opposed by different groups, such as law enforcement, and it was removed by a law passed during a special session of the legislature.

Now that cultivators have been selected, industry analysts believe that the entire industry, including players like Sproutly Canada Inc. (CSE: SPR) (OTCQB: SRUTF) (FRA: 38G) and SinglePoint Inc. (OTCQB: SING), will be pleased that qualified patients could soon be able to treat their ailments using medical marijuana.

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