HK Cannabis Law Newsletter - January 10, 2020

Updated: Jan 24, 2020

In today’s newsletter, we share with our readers articles on the medical benefits of cannabis and access thereto, the availability of a master’s degree in medical cannabis, the genetic differences between hemp and marijuana, and more.


  • Statewide cannabis access laws are associated with reduction in opioid prescriptions, and could play an important role in fighting the opioid epidemic.

  • Enforcement efforts against 24 unlicensed cannabis retailers results in seizure of $8.8 million in cannabis and cannabis-related products.

  • Joe Biden walks back his former statement that marijuana is a “gateway drug.”

  • Study shows that cannabis use is associated with reduced depression and suicidal ideation among patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • Pharmacy school to launch master’s program in medical cannabis.

  • The genetic differences between hemp and marijuana are explained.

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