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Why States Should Limit the Potency of Marijuana

Why States Should Limit the Potency of Marijuana

Why States Should Limit the Potency of Marijuana

Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggests this could create public health problems down the road as more users become addicted or otherwise impaired.

Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Virginia Senate 40-0

Medical Marijuana Bill Passes Virginia Senate 40-0

The Virginia Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease.

How a Cannabis Tech Platform is About to Make Life a Lot Easier for Marijuana Dispensaries

How a Cannabis Tech Platform Will Make Things Easier for Marijuana Dispensaries

A slew of cannabis software services has cropped up with the advent of marijuana legalization, from point-of-sale systems to advertising networks to product-review platforms. As businesses angle for a piece of the cannabis-tech pie, retailers have a lot of options to choose from.

Legal Weed: Politicians and Police Cashing in on New Industry

Legal Weed: Politicians and Police Cashing in on New Industry

Who gets to profit from Canada’s booming weed industry? Researchers at The Weekly found that nearly 40 former politicians and police officers are involved in medicinal marijuana companies, set to make retail sales as soon as it becomes legal.

Ohio Awards $1 Million Contract for Medical Marijuana Help Line

Ohio Awards $1 Million Contract for Medical Marijuana Help Line

State regulators awarded a $1 million, three-year contract this week to a New Jersey-based company to operate a toll-free help line for patients, caregivers and doctors accessing Ohio’s new medical marijuana program.

US Prosecutor: Oregon Has Big Marijuana Overproduction Problem

US Prosecutor: Oregon Has Big Marijuana Overproduction Problem

Oregon’s top federal prosecutor said Friday the state has a “formidable” problem with marijuana overproduction that winds up on the black market and that he wants to work with state and local leaders and the pot industry to do something about it.

Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil for Medical Patients Gains Traction in Virginia

Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil for Medical Patients Gains Traction in Virginia

A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Virginia Senate Republicans Kill Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana

VA Senate Republicans Kill Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

Republicans on a Senate committee Monday killed a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana by changing the punishment from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil penalty.

Marijuana Businesses Are Legal — But Near Impossible to Open in San Diego

Marijuana Businesses Are Legal — But Near Impossible to Open in San Diego

San Diego now has 13 stores with licenses to sell recreational and medical marijuana. That’s more than most cities in California. But it’s nowhere near what some say is necessary to meet the city’s demand for marijuana.

Moratorium on Marijuana Retail Establishments in Maine Expires Thursday

Moratorium on Marijuana Retail Establishments in Maine Expires Thursday

A moratorium on commercial marijuana establishments is set to expire Thursday. In November, Maine lawmakers sustained Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to regulate and tax the sale of marijuana.

VICE: Hunting For A Rare Congolese Weed Strain With “The Kings of Cannabis”

VICE: Hunting For A Rare Congolese Weed Strain With “The Kings of Cannabis”

Over the past 20 years, Franco Loja and Arjan Roskam, known as the “Kings of Cannabis,” have made millions of dollars scouring the world for unique strains of weed to breed and then sell.

Licensed Marijuana Producer Aphria Signs Deal to Buy Nuuvera

Licensed Marijuana Producer Aphria Signs Deal to Buy Nuuvera

Licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. announced an agreement Monday to buy medical cannabis firm Nuuvera Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal that it says values the company at $826 million.

U.S. Private Equity Firm Raises More Than $100 Mln for Cannabis Investments

U.S. Private Equity Firm Raises More Than $100 Mln for Cannabis Investments

A U.S. private equity firm investing exclusively in legal cannabis said on Thursday it had raised more than $100 million in its third round of fundraising, underscoring investor appetite for the burgeoning industry.

Cortez Masto Urges President Trump to Protect State Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 25, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Jared Polis (D-Colo.) in a bipartisan letter to President Trump requesting he urge Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole Memorandum. Doing so would create a pathway to a more comprehensive marijuana policy that respects state interests.

Marijuana Sales Prompt New Business for Tech Firm

Marijuana Sales Prompt New Business for Tech Firms

This month California became the largest U.S. state to sell recreational marijuana. As sellers pop up all over America, business opportunities are also developing.
Florida tech firm Spring Big builds customer loyalty program software for pot shops, many in California.

Pot for Pups: Hemp Dog-Treat Maker Expands to Medical Marijuana

Pot for Pups: Hemp Dog-Treat Maker Expands to Medical Marijuana

A Canadian dog-treat maker wants to produce a different kind of munchie. True Leaf Medicine International Ltd., a small firm that currently produces hemp-based dog chews, is expanding into the nation’s fast-emerging marijuana industry.

Aurora Cannabis to Buy Rival to Create World's Most Valuable Weed Firm

Aurora Cannabis to Buy Rival to Create World’s Most Valuable Weed Firm

Canada’s No. 2 marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc has agreed to buy smaller rival CanniMed Therapeutics Inc for C$1.1 billion ($852 million) as companies jostle to benefit from the country’s legalization of recreational marijuana use later this year.

Massachusetts Federal Prosecutor: Opioids, Not Pot, Are Priority

Massachusetts Federal Prosecutor: Opioids, Not Pot, Are Priority

Massachusetts’ new federal prosecutor said on Wednesday he will not rule out prosecuting marijuana businesses in a state that has legalized the drug, but stressed that his focus is on the opioid epidemic.

Court Challenge Seeks to Block Vast California Marijuana Farms

Court Challenge Seeks to Block Vast California Marijuana Farms

An alliance of California marijuana growers filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business or send them into the black market.

Poll: Majority of Michigan Voters Back Pot Legalization

Poll: Majority of Michigan Voters Back Pot Legalization

A majority of Michigan voters support the legalization of recreational marijuana, according to a new poll showing that support is far stronger among residents who have personally used the drug.

Canada's Small Financial Firms Get Buzz From Weed Stocks

Canada’s Small Financial Firms Get Buzz From Weed Stocks

Investors are betting Canada’s smaller financial firms could see a jump in revenues after they helped fund marijuana companies ahead of the country’s planned legalization of the drug this year.

Weed Strains: Marijuana Marketing - Spin or Science?

Weed Strains: Marijuana Marketing – Spin or Science?

When it comes to cannabis, there are a wide variety of weed strains to choose from — but is it all marketing spin or is there actual science behind the development of each strain? With the legalization of recreational marijuana on the horizon, it will be important for people to know what’s in their weed.

Canadian Cannabis Firm Aurora in Talks to Buy Both CanniMed and Newstrike

Cannabis Firm Aurora in Talks to Buy Both CanniMed and Newstrike

Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) is in talks with rivals CanniMed Therapeutics Inc (CMED.TO) and Newstrike Resources Ltd (HIP.V) to buy both businesses in a friendly deal that would create the nation’s top weed company, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

Aurora Stock: What to Expect from the Aurora-CanniMed Ceasefire

Aurora Stock: What to Expect from the Aurora-CanniMed Ceasefire

Here’s Why Aurora Stock May Survive the Volatility. A simple case of acquisition has turned two marijuana companies—Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSE: ACB), (OCTMKTS: ACBFF) and CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSE: CMED), OCTMKTS: CMMDF)—into the biggest adversaries

Central Florida Medical Marijuana Firm Sold in $43M Deal

Central Florida Medical Marijuana Firm Sold in $43M Deal

A New York-based company has purchased a Central Florida pot operation for $43 million in cash and stock, amid expectations that the industry will explode following the voter-approved legalization of medical marijuana more than a year ago.


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