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Now You Can Buy Weed Stocks on the U.S. Stock Exchange

Now You Can Buy Weed Stocks on the U.S. Stock Exchange

Now You Can Buy Weed Stocks on the U.S. Stock Exchange

For those hoping to get in on the cannabis stock game, a Canadian company has gotten approval to start trading on the NASDAQ. It’s the U.S. Stock Exchange’s first listed marijuana company, according to VICE.

NYPD Under Fire After Stats Reveal 86% of Marijuana Arrests Are of Minorities

NYPD Under Fire After Stats Reveal 86% of Marijuana Arrests Are of Minorities

NYPD officials acknowledged a “troubling” racial gap in people they’re arresting for marijuana — but defended their enforcement efforts, saying they’re responding to residents complaining about people smoking pot.

Tribes Cut Out of California Pot Market Might Grow Their Own

Tribes Cut Out of California Pot Market Might Grow Their Own

American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California’s legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by establishing pot businesses outside the state-regulated system that is less than two months old.

D.A.R.E. Unsure of How to Teach Marijuana in Legalized States

D.A.R.E. Unsure of How to Teach Marijuana in Legalized States

As more states legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use, anti-drug education programs struggle to stay relevant. Particularly, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)—a popular school program—isn’t sure how to adapt to new, sensible drug policies across the United States.

Bills Directing Cannabis Growing in Utah to Go Before Full Senate

Bills Directing Cannabis Growing in Utah to Go Before Full Senate

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday approved a pair of bills promoting the growth of full-strength marijuana in the state and terminally ill patients’ right to try medicinal cannabis products.

Hershey's Renews Trademark Battles With Cannabis Businesses

Hershey’s Renews Trademark Battles With Cannabis Businesses

Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the world has a well-documented history of actively protecting its trademarks, and the marijuana industry is no exception.

Alabama Bill to Lower Penalties for Pot Possession Clears Committee

Alabama Bill to Lower Penalties for Pot Possession Clears Committee

A proposal to lower the penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, but faces a dubious future as it heads to a possible floor vote during an election year.

Canada's Alberta Sets Out Rules for Recreational Pot Shops

Canada’s Alberta Sets Out Rules for Recreational Pot Shops

Alberta said on Friday recreational marijuana will be sold in licensed private retail stores to be overseen by a government regulator, as the energy-rich province unveiled its guidelines for pot just months before it is legalized in Canada.

Doubts Raised Over Marijuana’s Medical Benefits

Doubts Raised Over Marijuana’s Medical Benefits

A new medical marijuana guideline developed by Edmonton researchers warns family doctors that the risks may outweigh the benefits for the vast majority of patients. The guideline, published Thursday in the Canadian Family Physician journal, suggests the benefits of medical cannabis may be overstated, and research on its medicinal properties is sorely lacking.

Medical Marijuana and Money Laundering

Medical Marijuana and Money Laundering

Medical marijuana may be legal in many states, but federally, it is still illegal. This means that banks run the risk of being charged with money laundering or other crimes for working with what the federal government considers an illicit activity. This creates a precarious situation where billions of dollars of state-licensed marijuana profits are handled almost exclusively in cash. What are the laws the set up this framework? What problems does this create? What is the solution?

U.S. Judge Weighs Challenge to Federal Marijuana Prohibition

U.S. Judge Weighs Challenge to Federal Marijuana Prohibition

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the United States’ longstanding prohibition of marijuana, the latest court battle over federal policy under President Donald Trump’s administration.

New Mexico Lawmakers Press Health Chief to OK Cannabis for Opioid Treatment

New Mexico Lawmakers Press Health Chief to OK Cannabis for Opioid Treatment

New Mexico lawmakers injected a dose of political pressure Monday into an unwavering but so far unsuccessful effort to add opioid use disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis in New Mexico.

Lawmakers Threaten Department of Health Funding After Medical Marijuana Delays in Florida

Lawmakers Threaten DOH Funding After Medical Marijuana Delays in Florida

Dr. Ahmed El-Haddad with Mari J MD Medical Marijuana says the rollout here in Florida has worked in some respects. It’s a system he says that still has a lot of room for improvement.

Michigan Pot Legalization Push Faces New Opposition

Michigan Pot Legalization Push Faces New Opposition

A campaign to legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana in Michigan is facing opposition from a national group that has fought similar proposals in other states around the country.

Colorado Marijuana Sales Hit a Record $1.5 Billion in 2017

Colorado Marijuana Sales Hit a Record $1.5 Billion in 2017

Colorado marijuana shops raked in a record $1.51 billion sales of medical and recreational cannabis, edibles and concentrate products during 2017, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data released Friday.

Canadian Regulators Repeat Call for Weed Firms to Disclose U.S. Risks

Canadian Regulators Repeat Call for Weed Firms to Disclose U.S. Risks

Canadian regulators on Thursday reiterated their call for listed cannabis producers with U.S. businesses to clearly disclose risks of operating there, and warned of potential punishment if U.S. federal anti-marijuana laws are more strictly enforced.


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