MJBiz Daily projects U.S. legal cannabis sales will hit $12B in 2019, roughly a 35% increase over 2018, and could top $30B by 2023.
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A New Yorkbid to legalize REC in New York flatlined earlier this spring, but now a new bill is attracting attention. The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act would allow Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to create an agency to oversee REC, MED and hemp-derived products like CBD.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a much-anticipated hearing on how to regulate CBD. It was seen as a first step towards clarity on the cannabis-derived chemical, which has become a fast-billion-dollar industry.
Greetings from England!
A few days ago, I spoke with some of the folks at London-based consultancy Hanway Associates, which is putting together the upcoming Cannabis Europa conference. In my upcoming Guardian column I'll go into why there's unlikely to be a U.S.-style green rush anytime soon on this side of the pond.
In this week's Seeing Green column, I have five more takeaways from our conversation.
Harvard Medical School launched a major MED research initiative, the International Phytomedicines and Medical Cannabis Institute. It aims to "convert potential high impact medicinal plants to evidence-based pharmaceutical grade products."
Canadian marketing talent is rushing into cannabis, despite, or perhaps because, the country has a near-total ban on marijuana advertising.
An editorial in STAT argues MED access is the newest health care disparity.
Cannabis odors could be a ongoing quality of life problem. In affluent Santa Barbara County, Calif., one of California's key legal growing regions, residents are incensed by the smells which pick up when the oceans breezes die down.
The L.A. Taco explains how to roll a rose-petal joint with rose petals. It looks complicated!
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