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What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

What the Marijuana Genome Map Means for the Future of Pot

The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer? Worth a try. The biggest believers and entrepreneurs make the plant sound almost magical.

VA Says It Won't Study Medical Marijuana's Effect on Veterans

VA Says It Won’t Study Medical Marijuana’s Effect on Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing for the use of the drug as an alternative to opioids and anti-depressants.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Guillermo Live at a Legal Pot Shop in West Hollywood

Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Guillermo Live at a Legal Pot Shop in West Hollywood

As of January 1st it is legal to sell and buy cannabis for recreational use here in the state of California. There is a lot of curiosity about it, so we sent Guillermo out on a mission to a store called ‘MedMen’ in West Hollywood to get all the details.

New Junior Marijuana ETF Offers Exposure to U.S. Businesses

New Junior Marijuana ETF Offers Exposure to U.S. Businesses

A Canadian firm is launching an exchange-traded fund that gives investors exposure to the U.S. recreational marijuana market — a sector that’s been largely avoided by other ETFs because of legal uncertainties.

Portuguese Doctors Back Marijuana Medicine as Bill Enters Parliament

Portuguese Doctors Back Marijuana Medicine as Bill Enters Parliament

Portugal’s influential Doctors’ Association called for the legalization of marijuana-based medicines on Thursday, the same day parliament started to debate a draft bill that goes even further in seeking to allow patients to grow pot at home.

North Dakota Medical Marijuana Rules Poised for Approval

North Dakota Medical Marijuana Rules Poised for Approval

North Dakota’s State Health Council is poised to sign off on administrative rules for medical marijuana amid uncertainty over whether the federal government might crack down on state marijuana operations.

U.S. Justice Department Blindsided Banking Agency on Pot Policy Flip

U.S. Justice Department Blindsided Banking Agency on Pot Policy Flip

When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said.

Nevada Lawmakers Urge Congress to Change Federal Marijuana Laws

Nevada Lawmakers Urge Congress to Change Federal Marijuana Laws

Nevada lawmakers said Tuesday that Congress must address federal marijuana laws following a decision by the Trump administration to lower the barrier on federal prosecutions in states that have decriminalized use for medical and recreational purposes.

Iowa State University's Push to Ban Marijuana Shirt Leads to Huge Costs

Iowa State University’s Push to Ban Marijuana Shirt Leads to Huge Costs

Iowa State University’s unconstitutional crackdown on a pro-marijuana student group’s T-shirts will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal costs, according to a partial settlement approved Tuesday.

Why Aurora Cannabis Inc. Will Outperform Canopy Growth Corp. in 2018

Why Aurora Cannabis Inc. Will Outperform Canopy Growth Corp. in 2018

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) and Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) are the two frontrunners in the rapidly emerging Canadian cannabis scene, but will these two powerhouses play leapfrog as legalization day comes and goes?

Weed Startups Want Social Drinkers to Change Way They Get Buzzed

Weed Startups Want Social Drinkers to Change Way They Get Buzzed

Alcohol companies beware: Cannabis startups are coming for your customers. Now that recreational marijuana is legal in California and seven other states, startups are vying with traditional beverage companies for the attention of consumers planning to ingest a social intoxicant.

What's Next for Marijuana Industry After Recent Crackdown?

What’s Next for Marijuana Industry After Recent Crackdown?

The national movement to legalize marijuana took a big step forward this week – and a big step back. California became the largest state in the nation to permit recreational pot use, but on Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidelines meant to limit federal prosecutions. Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss why this situation is so confusing and what this means for business owners in the burgeoning marijuana industry.

Michigan Agencies Increase Medical Marijuana Law Enforcement

Michigan Agencies Increase Medical Marijuana Law Enforcement

Law enforcement agencies across Michigan are using excess state revenue from medical marijuana patient and caregiver fees to boost enforcement efforts as the state prepares to license dispensaries and pot businesses in certain communities under a new regulatory system.

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Why Jeff Sessions Hates Marijuana

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Why Jeff Sessions Hates Marijuana

Jimmy Kimmel has an interesting theory about why Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to get rid of a policy from the Obama administration that discouraged federal prosecutors from pursuing charges against the sale of marijuana in states where the sale of marijuana is legal.

Canadian Marijuana Producers End Rally as U.S. Set to Tighten Enforcement

Canadian Marijuana Producers End Rally as U.S. Set to Tighten Enforcement

Canadian cannabis stocks fell on Thursday after the U.S. government said it would resume enforcement of federal laws banning marijuana in states that had legalized pot, disrupting a seven-day rally that boosted shares to record highs.

Australia to Permit Medicinal Cannabis Exports in Bid to Capture Lucrative Market

Australia to Permit Medicinal Cannabis Exports in Bid to Capture Market

Australia said on Thursday it planned to become the fourth country in the world to legalise medicinal marijuana exports in a bid to score a piece of the estimated $55 billion global market.

TEDx Talks: Surprising Truths About Legalizing Cannabis

TEDx Talks: Surprising Truths About Legalizing Cannabis

In 2012, Colorado legalized cannabis and kickstarted a multibillion dollar industry with every product imaginable — brownies, gummy bears, granola bars, even lube! But to say that we’ve “legalized cannabis” is mistaken — we’ve commercialized THC. In this fascinating talk, expert Ben Cort examines the impacts of this growing new industry on everything from policing & arrest rates to LGBTQ issues.

Gov. Gary Herbert Predicts Voters Will Legalize Medical Marijuana in Utah

Gov. Gary Herbert Predicts Voters Will Legalize Medical Marijuana in Utah

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that Utahns will vote to legalize medical marijuana. Whether that will be this November — when it may be on the ballot as an intiative — or a future year, the governor didn’t say.

US to End Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

US to End Policy That Let Legal Pot Flourish

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

Get a Pencil: California Marijuana-Tracking System Not Used

Get a Pencil: California Marijuana-Tracking System Not Used

California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized marijuana-tracking system to track from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market.

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California

Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California

Dozens of retailers in California have been licensed to begin selling recreational marijuana on New Year’s Day. Emily Dufton, author of “Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America,” joined CBSN to discuss whether we’ll see other states follow suit.

With More States Legalizing Recreational Weed, Will Sales in Colorado Suffer?

With More States Legalizing Recreational Weed, Will Sales in Colorado Suffer?

Colorado’s marijuana sales continue to rise, from more than $683 million sold the first year it was legal to more than $1.2 billion from January to October this year. But with more and more states legalizing recreational cannabis, will sales in Colorado suffer?

Pot Stocks Soar as California Gets Ready to Get High

Pot Stocks Soar as California Gets Ready to Get High

Marijuana companies are higher than ever as California rolls toward recreational legalization. The BI Canada Cannabis Competitive Peers index is having its best day ever as Californians prepare to light up, or eat up, marijuana products starting Jan. 1 at 12 a.m.

As California Legalizes Pot, Laws Collide at U.S. Checkpoints

As California Legalizes Pot, Laws Collide at U.S. Checkpoints

California legalizes marijuana for recreational use Monday, but that won’t stop federal agents from seizing the drug — even in tiny amounts — on busy freeways and backcountry highways.

Canadian Regulators Ask CanniMed to Abandon Rights Plan Against Aurora Bid

Canadian Regulators Ask CanniMed to Abandon Rights Plan

Medical marijuana maker CanniMed Therapeutics Inc (CMED.TO) should withdraw a shareholder rights plan adopted to fend off a hostile bid from larger rival Aurora Cannibis Inc ABC.TO, two Canadian regulators have ruled.

Pot-Smoking on the Rise Among U.S. Pregnant Women

Pot-Smoking on the Rise Among U.S. Pregnant Women

More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age.


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