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Marijuana Business

4Front Secures $50M Loan To Fund Real Estate-Related Development

4Front Holdings, LLC (“4Front”), a diversified operator of strategically aligned cannabis-related businesses, including cultivation, production and retail operations, is pleased to announce it has secured a $50 million loan (the “Loan”) from LI Lending, LLC (“LI Lending”) to support the expansion and buildout of 4Front’s cultivation and production facilities ahead [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Multiple Marijuana Reform Bills

Multiple legislative proposals await action from Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. House Bill 1234 establishes regulations for the delivery of cannabis products from state-licensed retailers. Under the plan, deliveries are limited to one per day per household, and are only permitted in municipalities that explicitly allow for such activities. Deliveries to college campuses are prohibited. [read more]

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Medical Marijuana

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Permitting Osteopaths To Recommend Cannabis Therapy

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation into law expanding the pool of health professionals who may issue medical cannabis recommendations. Senate Bill 162 explicitly permits those licensed by the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners to issue medical cannabis recommendations to their patients. The new law takes immediate effect. Separate legislation, Senate [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Chuck Schumer And Hakeem Jeffries To Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

Democratic Leaders seek to end federal prohibition, reduce arrests, and encourage women and minority-owned businesses in the rapidly growing industry Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries announced their intentions to introduce legislation known as the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana [read more]

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Marijuana Studies

Synthetic Cannabis Use Associated With Greater Risk Of Mental Health Issues Per Study

Adults who frequently consume illicitly-produced synthetic cannabinoid agonists (e.g., JWH-018) are significantly more likely to report experiencing mental health issues than are similarly matched controls who only use cannabis, according to data published in the journal Psychopharmacology. A team of European researchers surveyed consumers of both natural cannabis and illicitly produced synthetic cannabinoid analogues. [read more]

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CBD

Patients With Fragile X Syndrome Show Functional Benefits Following CBD Dosing Per Case Reports

Patients diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), a rare genetic disorder that is associated with learning disabilities and delayed development, show functional improvements following the daily use of cannabidiol, according to a case series published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. A team of investigators from the University of Colorado School of [read more]

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Marijuana Studies

Study: Marijuana Use Not Independently Associated With Psychosis In Young People

Adolescents’ cannabis use history is not an independent predictor of an elevated risk of psychosis, according to data published in the journal Adicciones. Investigators affiliated with the University of La Rioja in Spain explored the relationship between psychotic-like experiences and cannabis use in a representative sample of over 1,500 Spanish adolescents. They [read more]