Karl Keich to Join Dr. Sue Sisley and Speak at Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo

If you’ve had a oppertunity to attend a Cannabis Conferences this year, chances are you’ve seen Cannabis Consulting Group Director Karl Keich speak at one of the events. As cannabis legislation makes it’s way across the U.S., so have an increasing number of cannabis conferences dedicated to helping new entrepreneurs learn the ins and outs of the industry, and […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

California Moves to Regulate Medical Marijuana

Like many states that were early adopters of medical marijuana, California’s medical marijuana system is not regulated by a state agency. That is about to change though, as California’s Senate Appropriations Committee voted 5-1 this afternoon to gut, amend, and advance AB 266, as California moves to regulate medical marijuana.

Personal and caregiver medical marijuana rights go untouched, but […]

By |August 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Big Pharma Knocking on Cannabis’s Door

For those hoping that Big Pharma could still be blocked from the medical cannabis scene there is bad news: the deal is done. Big Pharma is knocking on cannabis’s door, looking for the first naturally-derived, Big Pharma-produced cannabis product to be on the market by the first half of 2016, perhaps even sooner.

Epidiolex is a liquid formulation of pure, […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy makes 58 Policy Suggestions for Legalizing Marijuana in California

As California begins to layout a road map for legalizing marijuana, state lawmakers assembled a committee to put together a report delineating some of the possible challenges the state may face, and what they should prioritize as legislation is written.

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy was released earlier today, and the report offers 58 policy suggestions on the […]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Study Finds Medical Marijuana Effective For Pain

A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that medical marijuana is effective in relieving chronic pain. The JAMA review found “30% or greater improvement in pain with cannabinoid compared with placebo,” across the 79 studies it surveyed.

In an unrelated study, the National Bureau of Economic Research found that access to state-sanctioned medical marijuana […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Recreational Marijuana set to go Online in Oregon, Brings Up Employee Rights Questions

On July 1, 2015, Oregon will become the fourth state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. With both medical and recreational marijuana legalization becoming more sociably acceptable, the question arrises, what does recreational marijuana mean for my employment?

Simply put, nothing on this front has changed, and the employers legally have all the power. While public opinion […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Medical Marijuana’s Research Conundrum – Karl Keich Interview

Following the White House’s recent move to make researching medical marijuana more accessible, KIRO News interviews Canna Consulting Group’s Director Karl Keich about medical marijuana’s research conundrum, the medical benefits he has seen in patients, and the current barriers preventing more substantial research.

Article Link: http://mynorthwest.com/11/2777086/New-medical-marijuana-study-has-advocates-arguing-over-effectiveness

By |June 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

White House Clears Path for Medical Marijuana Research

The White House clears a path for medical marijuana research, as a long-standing bureaucratic obstacle to privately-funded medical marijuana research has just been removed, effective immediately.

Until today if you wanted to conduct marijuana research, you’d need to do the following:

– Submit your study proposal to the Food and Drug Administration for a thorough review of its “scientific validity […]

By |June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Study finds Legalized Marijuana doesn’t Increase Teen Drug Use

A new study published Tuesday by Columbia University researchers in the The Lancet Psychiatry journal examined marijuana use among more than a million teenagers over 24 years. The study finds Legalized marijuana doesn’t increase teen drug use

The researchers found no discernible impact in the 21 states that had legalized the drug for medical use. “The risk of marijuana use […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

Increase in Contaminates cause Marijuana Crop Quarantine

An increase in contaminates, such as molds, mildews, and pesticides, have caused a marijuana crop quarantine for several cultivators in the Denver area.

Six commercial operators were recently ordered to quarantine hundreds of cannabis plants due to a potential pesticide violation. The quarantine puts the cultivators’ businesses on hold indefinitely, as they can’t sell any of their crop until […]