In a previous blog post, Veterans in the Cannabis Industry, Part 1, we talked about how veterans are becoming successful entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. Many veterans have personally used or are using medical cannabis with success to treat PTSD, pain, and other medical conditions. Combine the personal experience with natural leadership abilities, and you have the perfect cannabis entrepreneur.
News and Updates
Imagine rolling a joint with Grandma…or baking some edible brownies with Grandpa. Sounds amusing, but before you laugh, check out the newest research from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
App science A Fair Lawn trio develops a medical cannabis ecosystem for patients, doctors and insurers
Gabrielle Saulsbery is a staff writer for NJBIZ and the newest thing in New Jersey. Covering the newest app to hit medical cannabis.
So, what about medical cannabis? While we all think of medical cannabis as a plant, we still have to think about potential drug interactions.
The good news in general with medical cannabis is that serious adverse effects are rare, and deaths from overdose do not occur.
“We All Die, And Marijuana Improves The Quality Of Life Of The Dying Like No Other Drug” Interview With Activist and Medical Marijuana Patient Ken Wolski
Ken Wolski, RN, MPA, is the Executive Director of CMMNJ (Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey), which was founded in 2003. Ken has been hard at work trying to “enlarge our coalition of individuals and organizations that support cannabis reform. We do so through a series of meetings, conferences, educational programs, regulatory proposals, legislative testimony, rallies, demonstrations, press conferences, media interviews, letters to the editor, Op Eds, debates, symposia, conversations, tables at community events, and through a vibrant presence on the Internet and social media including a website and Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts.” The agenda and minutes from the most recent public meeting can be found here.
Sadly, big advertising companies are still affected by the stigma of cannabis, hiring smaller subsidiaries to handle these ads because “they don’t want to touch the stuff.”
In related Super Bowl news out of Vail, Colorado, vaildaily.com reports that cannabis sales spike 40% on Super Bowl eve – “many prefer it to drinking because they can avoid a Monday hangover.” Vail Valley dispensaries serve up popular edibles that Super Bowl fanatics enjoy, such as infused ice cream, chocolate bars, stroop waffles, and coffee. Who has the munchies now?