Posted Date: 05/20/2017

One of the latest developments in the Montana Congressional special election is the news that Democratic candidate Rob Quist had previously consumed marijuana during the course of his life. Certain media outlets in the state have attempted to make a lot of hay out of this issue, hoping to shift a hotly contested election. I […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

MONTPELIER, VT — Nearly two weeks after passing both chambers of the state legislature, Vermont’s marijuana legalization bill landed on the desk of Governor Phil Scott on Thursday, and the clock is now ticking for the Governor to take action. Under Vermont state law, the Governor has five legislative days to review the measure and […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

Inhaled cannabis is effective and well-tolerated in patients with Tourette’s Syndrome, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. A team of researchers at the University of Toronto retrospectively assessed the safety and efficacy of inhaled cannabis in 19 TS patients. Researchers reported, “All study participants […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

CONCORD, NH — Legislation eliminating criminal penalties for minor marijuana possession offenses has been approved by members of the New Hampshire House and Senate and has the backing of Governor Chris Sununu. House Bill 640, as amended by the Senate, revises state law so that the possession of up to three-quarters of one ounce of cannabis […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

DES MOINES, IA —  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation late last week, House File 524, expanding the pool of patients eligible to possess cannabidiol oils. The act permits patients with HIV, Crohn’s disease, untreatable pain, and other serious conditions to possess CBD extracts. It also seeks to establish a small number of state-licensed producers […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

SANTIAGO — Chilean pharmacies are now making medical cannabis products available to patients with a physician’s authorization. The nation legalized the use and distribution of medical cannabis in 2015, and just recently began importing medicinal cannabis products from the Canadian provider Tilray. Chileans are not permitted under the law to cultivate their own cannabis. In […]


Posted Date: 05/18/2017

OLYMPIA, WA — On Tuesday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that, among other things, will allow the state to soon certify organic marijuana products. According to the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Ann Rivers (R), marijuana that is state certified as organic is likely to be on dispensary shelves in about a year and a […]


Posted Date: 05/18/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan group of Senators led by Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have introduced legislation in the United States Senate that would ensure legal cannabis businesses can access banking services. Joining Sen. Merkley as co-sponsors of the measure are Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Patty Murray (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren […]


Posted Date: 05/18/2017
BARC Connects is ready to launch residential and business VoIP in rural communities using Alianza's Cloud Voice Platform with its broadband network.

Posted Date: 05/17/2017
Earlier this week, RapidScale announced that it has a deal in place to acquire the infrastructure services business previously held by Vonage. As a part of the deal, RapidScale will gain full control of a portfolio of products that includes Infrastructure as a Service, Hosted Exchange, Virtual Desktop, IT Services, Hosted Firewall, Backup Service and Microsoft Skype for Business services. The deal dramatically expands the amount of business offerings that RapidScale will be able to provide and increases its presence as a player in the IT services landscape.