Ohio’s medical cannabis sales have reached $100 million so far this year, doubling the sales figures from last year, the program’s first year in operation, according to a Dayton Business Journal report.

Another week, another story about the missteps of the Canadian cannabis industry. Following in the Guardian’s footsteps from last month, The Motley Fool has published a story titled, “Here’s How Canada Blew its Chance to be a Cannabis Leader.”

TORONTO , March 25, 2020 /CNW/ - Rapidly-emerging online healthcare technology company, Cannalogue, has submitted an application to Health Canada to conduct a real-world clinical trial with medical cannabis for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). If approved by Health Canada, Cannalogue will enroll patients into the research study to determine if medical cannabis can reduce the symptoms caused by COVID-19 or any mutant strains of coronavirus.

TORONTO - Regular cannabis use could affect the structure and function of the heart, according to new research. Scientists at Queen Mary University in London, England, analysed MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) pictures from a cohort of around 3,400 people and identified an association between regular cannabis use and an enlarged left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber, together with early signs of impairment of heart function.

Canadian cannabis giant Aurora Cannabis has scored one of the first approvals for a medical cannabis product in the Republic of Ireland, the company announced this week.

The cannabis and hemp CBD industry is cementing roots across the globe. As the industry grows so does the demand for standardisation across products in order to limit impurities and harm to end users. This issue of standardisation is recognised by Randal Raney of Clean Crop Solutions – who wants to ensure cannabis crops are safe for human consumption.

A veteran support group from New England is promoting marijuana cultivation as a means of helping people struggling with life after having served in the armed forces. The New England Veterans Alliance Inc (NEVA) says its goal is to assist people with a military background gain insight into “more natural options” for treating PTSD and other conditions that often affect veterans as a result of their service.

Managing Director of Cannabis Doctors Australia (CDA), Dr Matua Jansen, explains how CDA is leading the charge towards providing simple and affordable access to medical cannabis. For Dr Matua Jansen, the journey towards becoming a medical cannabis advocate started after his move to Australia from New Zealand to work in Oncology. “ I witnessed first-hand the side effects chemotherapy, and the over-use of prescription opioids were having on my patients, but it wasn’t until I had a patient who one day refused chemotherapy, and asked me about medicinal cannabis treatment that I started to really look at it as a viable option.

Hemp farmers in New York are poised to get a boost from new rules allowing medical marijuana companies to use their crops to produce CBD products. Further, the rules seek to reduce the costs for thousands of medical marijuana patients statewide who use CBD, or cannabidiol, state officials said.

A group comprised of cannabis industry leaders and experts is calling on Ontario’s government to provide a more complete timetable for when retail stores will be permitted through an open allocation of licenses.So far, the province has used a botched lottery system to award opportunities to open recreational marijuana stores.

The European Union has approved a CBD-based medicine as a treatment for seizures associated with two severe forms of epilepsy. The move by regulators with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) marks the first time a drug derived from cannabis has been approved for use in Europe. The medication, Epidyolex, is an oral solution rich in cannabidiol, or CBD.

France is moving closer to the launch of a medical cannabis trial which could benefit 3,000 patients. The French National Assembly is expected to give approval to the two-year trial which is being backed by president Macron’s La République En Marche majority party, reports Marijuana Business Daily