Cannabis

Family Video advertising its CBD oil sales. February 28, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 01, 2019 - 3:00 am
TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WBEN) – Marijuana’s pending legalization in New York stands to benefit the state economy in a variety of ways including taxes plus it stands to benefit small businesses with the planned job creation and general business sales. Even though marijuana itself is not legal, one of its...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018 file photo, TV personality Martha Stewart attends a special screening of Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns", in New York. Stewart said Thursday she is partnering with Canopy Growth Corp. to assist in developing new products that contain non-psychoactive CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. First to come will be offerings for pets. Stewart didn’t specify what those products might be. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
February 28, 2019 - 6:05 pm
No, you're not smoking something. Martha Stewart has entered the fast-growing — but still legally murky — cannabis market. The domestic diva who brought us hemp yarn is now partnering with Canada's Canopy Growth Corp. to develop new products containing CBD, a compound derived from hemp and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018 file photo, TV personality Martha Stewart attends a special screening of Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns", in New York. Stewart said Thursday she is partnering with Canopy Growth Corp. to assist in developing new products that contain non-psychoactive CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. First to come will be offerings for pets. Stewart didn’t specify what those products might be. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
February 28, 2019 - 5:41 pm
No, you're not smoking something. Martha Stewart has entered the fast-growing — but still legally murky — cannabis market. The domestic diva who brought us hemp yarn is now partnering with Canada's Canopy Growth Corp. to develop new products containing CBD, a compound derived from hemp and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018 file photo, TV personality Martha Stewart attends a special screening of Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns", in New York. Stewart said Thursday she is partnering with Canopy Growth Corp. to assist in developing new products that contain non-psychoactive CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. First to come will be offerings for pets. Stewart didn’t specify what those products might be. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
February 28, 2019 - 12:18 pm
No, you're not smoking something. Martha Stewart is really joining the cannabis craze. The domestic diva said Thursday she is partnering with Canopy Growth Corp. to assist in developing new products that contain non-psychoactive CBD and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. First to come will be...
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(WBEN) - A coalition of companies in the marijuana industry is launching an ad campaign this week aimed at encouraging New York State lawmakers to legalize cannabis as part of the state budget. "It's time New York starts competing in this growing industry," says a voiceover in the TV ad, that cites...
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Company officials from Flora - California Prime, Inc. meet with reporters in Buffalo to discuss Cannabis Campus. February 14, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
February 14, 2019 - 2:40 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Officials at the head of the California-based company that plans to bring a cannabis campus to Western New York were in Buffalo on Thursday to answer questions and educate the community about its project. Flora - California Prime, Inc. purchased a 47-acre parcel of land from...
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47-Acre parcel at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park where a Cannabis Campus will be developed if New York State passes legislation on legalizing marijuana. January 11, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
January 11, 2019 - 9:41 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - A San Diego cannabis company was approved to begin development on a $200 Million high-tech cannabis campus in Buffalo. The company, Flora California Prime, was approved to acquire 47 acres at the Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park from the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation...
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December 23, 2018 - 4:18 am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — 2018 has been called the "year for cannabis" in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation. Advocates rejoiced at a Constitutional Court decision in...
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October 17, 2018 - 6:09 am
TORONTO (WBEN/AP) — Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it. He plans to frame it. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Power was first in...
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FILE--In this April 24, 2018, file photo, a hemp plant is pollinated at the Unique Botanicals facility in Springfield, Ore. The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
September 17, 2018 - 8:57 pm
The Coca-Cola Company said Monday it is "closely watching" the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign cannabis and cannabis-infused products are getting more acceptance in mainstream culture and a harder look from long-established pillars of American business. The statement...
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