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Weed Startups Want Social Drinkers to Change Way They Get Buzzed

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.

Saskatchewan Cannabis Retail Permits Marked for Private Retailers

Saskatchewan Cannabis Retail Permits Marked for Private Retailers

On Jan. 8, 2018, the Bread Basket of Canada announced that approximately 60 Saskatchewan cannabis retail permits will be awarded to private operators distributed across 40 Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations that have populations of at least 2,500.

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became the largest state in the nation to permit recreational pot use, but on Thursday Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidelines meant to limit federal prosecutions.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.

California Drugged Driving PSA Nixed Over Concerns It Encouraged Cannabis Use

California Drugged Driving PSA Nixed Over Concerns It Encouraged Cannabis Use

Cannabis may be legal in California, but that doesn’t mean that reefer madness has gone away. According to a report by FOX40, the California Department of Traffic Safety has pulled an anti-drugged-driving PSA over concerns that it encouraged cannabis use.

Pew Survey: Majority Still Support American Marijuana Legalization

Pew Survey: Majority Still Support American Marijuana Legalization

While United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed federal marijuana enforcement policy, it appears his stance on American marijuana legalization isn’t representative of the country’s politicians or its people.

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.

Voters to Decide on Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Legalization This Summer

Voters to Decide on Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Legalization This Summer

This past summer voters in the Sooner State learned that they’d have an opportunity to vote on Oklahoma medical cannabis legalization in 2018, but the exact election date wasn’t clear until now.

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.

Aurora Cannabis Partners With Denmark-Based Alfred Pedersen & Son

Aurora Cannabis Partners With Denmark-Based Alfred Pedersen & Son

On Jan. 4, 2018, Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis (TSX: ACB) announced its decision to team up with Denmark-based Alfred Pedersen & Son in an effort to cultivate and eventually sell marijuana throughout Europe.

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.

Politicians Outraged by Reversal of Federal Marijuana Enforcement Policy

Politicians Outraged by Reversal of Federal Marijuana Enforcement Policy

On Jan. 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to announce a reversal of federal marijuana enforcement policy, rescinding five Obama-era memos that guided U.S attorneys to take a hands-off approach in regards to investigating and prosecuting state-legal marijuana businesses complying with state law.

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.

Alaska Investigating Inconsistent Results at Marijuana Testing Facilities

Alaska Investigating Inconsistent Results at Marijuana Testing Facilities

On Jan. 2, 2018, the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office announced that it had been made aware of several inconsistencies at two marijuana testing facilities in the state. In an announcement released by AMCO, officials outlined two specific examples of inconsistencies found at the testing facilities.

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.

Mike Tyson Breaks Ground on Cannabis Resort in Nevada

Mike Tyson Breaks Ground on Cannabis Resort in Nevada

After a lifetime of conquering opponents in the ring, legendary boxer Mike Tyson has set his sights on a new opponent: the legal cannabis industry. On Dec. 20, 2017, Tyson broke ground on a 40-acre cannabis resort in California City, Nevada.

California Recreational Cannabis Sales Commence at 100 Retailers Across State

California Recreational Cannabis Sales Commence at 100 Retailers Across State

While not all Golden State dispensaries had received their temporary licenses to start adult-use sales on New Year’s Day, the state’s legal commercial cannabis market still went live on Jan. 1, 2018, with California recreational cannabis sales commencing at approximately 100 retailers across the state.

Michigan Warns Medical Marijuana Patients Against Third-Party Providers

Michigan Warns Medical Marijuana Patients Against Third-Party Providers

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is advising residents who are interested in obtaining a medical marijuana card to register with the state rather than third-party providers.

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?

Florida Judge Halts Issuance of Cultivation License Intended for Black Farmer

Florida Judge Halts Issuance of Cultivation License Intended for Black Farmer

On Dec. 29, 2017, a Florida judge ordered the state health department to halt the issuance of a medical marijuana cultivation license intended for a member of the Florida chapter of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association.

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.

New Mexico Legislator Wants Marijuana on the 2018 Electoral Ballot

New Mexico Legislator Wants Marijuana on the 2018 Electoral Ballot

A New Mexico legislator is once again working to legalize recreational marijuana. On Dec. 21, 2017, state Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino introduced a measure that would put a ballot amendment legalizing recreational marijuana on the 2018 electoral ballot.

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.

Former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer Launches Cannabis Distribution Company

Former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer Launches Cannabis Distribution Company

After spending the bulk of his professional career enforcing federal cannabis law, former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is cashing in on the state’s legal cannabis industry by co-founding his own cannabis distribution firm.


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