• November 28, 2020

Tags : medical marijuana

Yelp Blocks Marijuana Businesses From Two Key Advertising Features

Yelp is no longer offering two key advertising features to marijuana-related businesses, the company confirmed to Marijuana Moment. Two cannabis businesses have shared an email from Yelp announcing the policy change. It states that the company had “unfortunate news” and that it will be removing both the “Business Highlights and Portfolio advertising options for cannabis-related […]Read More

Professional Sports Ease Up on Players’ Cannabis Use

More than 50 sports teams in major league baseball, basketball, hockey and football now play in states where cannabis is legal recreationally, and at least that many more are in places where it is legal for medical purposes. That’s more than 80 percent of all professional athletes. It’s now easier to name the states where […]Read More

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions

States with active medical marijuana laws saw certain opioid prescription rates drop nearly 20 percent compared to prohibition states, a first-of-its-kind study out of Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center has found. Authors said the findings underscore the importance of providing patients with pain management alternatives, such as cannabis, in efforts to reduce opioid use. Drug […]Read More

Marijuana Seems To Reduce Opioid Use Among Chronic Pain Patients, Meta-Study Finds

Legalization advocates have long argued that marijuana represents a potentially effective treatment option for chronic pain and could serve as an alternative to opioid-based painkillers—and according to a new scientific meta-analysis, they may be onto something. Analyzing nine published studies on the subject, a team of graduate students at the University of Arizona’s College of […]Read More

Remembering Charlotte Figi

Charlotte Figi, the young girl with Dravet’s syndrome whose story became the face of the healing properties of cannabidiol and helped change laws around the world, died Tuesday, likely of complications from the COVID-19 virus. This is sad news indeed. Figi’s story was first seen on the Sanjay Gupta CNN specials, Weed and Weed 2, […]Read More

Americans Want Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Stay Open As ‘Essential Services,’ Poll Finds

A majority of Americans believe that medical cannabis dispensaries should be kept open as “essential services” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll. The survey asked simply: “Do you believe medical marijuana dispensaries should or should not be considered essential services?” Fifty-three percent said the cannabis providers should be regarded as essential, 26 […]Read More

Marijuana Businesses Are Ineligible For Coronavirus Disaster Relief, Federal Agency Confirms

The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) reiterated on Monday that marijuana companies are not eligible for disaster relief loans to lessen the blow of the coronavirus outbreak. Because cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, the marijuana industry is being denied access to these aid opportunities, including programs administered by SBA. The agency’s Northwest branch […]Read More

Colorado Just Issued The First Marijuana Delivery License In The State

As more Americans across the country are sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a major Colorado cannabis retailer announced that it has received the state’s first permit to deliver medical marijuana directly to patients’ doors. Boulder-based medical cannabis dispensary The Dandelion, which is owned and operated by the retail chain Native Roots, obtained Colorado’s […]Read More

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