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These States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

These States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use).

California Tax Help for the Cannabis Cultivator or Manufacturer

California Tax Help for the Cannabis Cultivator or Manufacturer

A video for California cultivation and manufacturing businesses, one of three in a series by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, to help cultivators and manufacturers learn about their tax responsibilities.

Aphria Bets C$10 Mln on Canada's Recreational Marijuana Market

Aphria Bets C$10 Mln on Canada’s Recreational Marijuana Market

Medical marijuana maker Aphria Inc said on Thursday it would invest C$10 million ($7.80 million) in the proposed combination of two recreational marijuana companies to expand its presence in the sector.

Mexico to Legalize Marijuana-Based Product Sales Next Year

Mexico to Legalize Marijuana-Based Product Sales Next Year

Mexico will legalize sales of marijuana-based medicines, foods, drinks, cosmetics and other products early next year, its health regulator said on Wednesday, bringing some forms of cannabis into legal commerce even as the country struggles with the illicit drug trade.

5 Reasons Cannabis Stocks Were on Fire in 2017

5 Reasons Cannabis Stocks Were on Fire in 2017

You might be wondering what’s behind the big rally in cannabis stocks? While a generally bullish market has certainly helped, there are five other considerably more prominent reasons behind the rally in marijuana stocks in 2017.

New Veterans Affairs Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana

New Veterans Affairs Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana

Doctors and pharmacists at the Veterans Affairs Department have been cleared to talk about the pluses and minuses of medical marijuana use with vets who ask about the drug.

Aurora Cannabis Opposes CanniMed's Bid for Newstrike Resources

Aurora Cannabis Opposes CanniMed’s Bid for Newstrike Resources

Medical marijuana company Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Monday its acquisition-target CanniMed Therapeutics Inc’s plan to buy smaller rival Newstrike Resources Ltd was a “terrible deal” for CanniMed shareholders.

Cannabis Marketing: Insights for California

Cannabis Marketing: Insights for California

County voting on Proposition 64 in California can offer insight into how medical marijuana dispensaries will be marketing themselves, according to research from UC Davis. “The way that communities vote and the values they have are going to have an impact on how this industry’s going to evolve over time,” said Greta Hsu, a professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and lead author on the paper, soon to be published in the journal Organizational Science.

MassRoots Founder Back in Charge

MassRoots Founder Back in Charge

MassRoots founder, Isaac Dietrich, has found a way to regain control of the company he founded. In an 8k filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it was confirmed that CEO Scott Kveton has resigned. The filing also confirmed that all other board members are no longer with the company.

Marijuana Index Gains Continue As Pot Stocks Anticipate Prohibition Repeal

Marijuana Index Gains Continue As Pot Stocks Anticipate Prohibition Repeal

It was another big day of gains on Tuesday for the North American Marijuana Index, even as some investors anxiously wait for the Fed to announce an interest rate hike in the next 24 hours.

Medical Marijuana for Children With Cancer Broadly Supported By Doctors

Medical Marijuana for Children With Cancer Supported By Doctors

An overwhelming majority of health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help those children get medical marijuana—though less enthusiastically if they happen to be among the providers who are actually eligible to provide it, found a new study.

5 Things to Know About the California Bureau of Cannabis Control

5 Things to Know About the California Bureau of Cannabis Control

California is just weeks away from officially kicking off recreational cannabis sales and the state finally started accepting license applications late last week.

CanniMed Asks Canadian Regulators to Intervene in Hostile Aurora Bid

CanniMed Asks Canadian Regulators to Intervene in Hostile Aurora Bid

Medical marijuana company CanniMed Therapeutics Inc has asked Canadian regulators to intervene as it seeks to prevent a hostile takeover by bigger rival Aurora Cannabis Inc.

Cam Battley: CanniMed Shareholders Should Tender Their Shares to Aurora

Cam Battley: CanniMed Shareholders Should Tender Their Shares to Aurora

Aurora Cannabis has launched the first ever “hostile” takeover of another ACMPR Licensed Producer of Medical Marijuana. Executive Vice President Cam Battley lays out the case for why CanniMed shareholders should tender their shares to the Aurora bid.


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