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Hershey's Renews Trademark Battles With Cannabis Businesses

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

LARA Advises Patients on Michigan Medical Marihuana Program Registration Process

LARA Advises Patients on Michigan Medical Marihuana Program Registration Process

The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released information today to inform and advise patients regarding the registration process for acquiring a registry identification card for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program.

Marijuana's Female Pioneers Are Being Pushed Aside in the Legal Weed Boom

Marijuana’s Female Pioneers Are Being Pushed Aside in Legal Weed Boom

In the business of medicinal marijuana, there are strains for almost anything that ails you. So far, though, female entrepreneurs have yet to find a variety that addresses a painful side effect of the booming legal pot industry: sexism.

Al Harrington and David Stern Talk Medical Marijuana

Al Harrington and David Stern Talk Medical Marijuana

Retired NBA player Al Harrington takes us behind the doors of his cannabis extract company, then sits down with former NBA commissioner David Stern to discuss marijuana reformation for medical purposes within the league.

WACA Evergreen Herbal Response to Sessions

Washington CannaBusiness Association Celebrates Evergreen Herbal Leadership in Marketplace Licensed Seattle Processor Only Marijuana Business to Earn Spot on Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Washington CannaBusiness Association (WACA) applauded the selection of Evergreen Herbal, WACA member, on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List in 2017.

Meet the Martha Stewart of Marijuana: Cheryl Shuman

Meet the Martha Stewart of Marijuana: Cheryl Shuman

Cheryl Shuman has run the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club for more than two decades, serving high-grade strands to A-list celebrities and throwing exclusive pot parties for the Hollywood elite. VICE met up with the self-made cannabis queen to tour her extensive weed farm, see how she runs her business, and hear how the drug helped her fight cancer.

Cannapreneur Camille McCutcheon

MJIC and Rolling Paper Depot’s Cannapreneur: Camille McCutcheon

I had a chance to interview one of the cannabis industry movers, someone who has been involved in this industry for quite some time. She has co-founded several companies, had her hands in all different kinds of areas during these start-ups and finally through all of that has found her one true passion in the cannabis world. She is an cannapreneur that radiates energy and excitement!

High Robbery: Canada’s Violent Cannabis Dispensary Raids

High Robbery: Canada’s Violent Cannabis Dispensary Raids

With weed legalization on the horizon, dozens of grey-market dispensaries remain open in Toronto. VICE offers a glimpse into the violent cannabis dispensary robberies that are creating a rift between shop owners and police.

Toronto-Based Trellis Raises $2.5 Million From Snoop Dogg's Venture Firm

Toronto-Based Trellis Raises $2.5 Million From Snoop Dogg’s Venture Firm

Toronto-based Trellis, which provides cannabis inventory management software, has raised $2.5 million led by Casa Verde Capital.

Michigan Will Allow One-Stop Shopping for Some Medical Marijuana Businesses

Michigan Will Allow One-Stop Shopping for Some Medical Marijuana Businesses

The medical marijuana business is expected to explode next year when the state begins to hand out licenses, and rules released Thursday by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs could prove to be even more profitable for some budding marijuana entrepreneurs.

Liberty Health Sciences Inc. Confirms No Structural Damage to Florida Facility Following Hurricane Irma

Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:SCQBD) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) announced today that there is no structural damage to its facility in Alachua, Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma.

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Better Know a Marijuana Stock: Cronos Group

Whereas most weed businesses are working harder than ever to increase their grow capacity, Cronos Group is a company that’s trying to work smarter. Based in Canada, Cronos Group is an investment firm that primarily invests in Canadian-based pot companies involved in Canada’s medical-marijuana industry.

Want Access to California's Top Marijuana Officials? It Could Cost Big Bucks

Want Access to California’s Top Marijuana Officials? It Could Cost Big Bucks

Today, investors are licking their chops over the prospect of a “green rush” when recreational retailers and weed makers are allowed to open for business Jan. 1.

Canada's TMX Asks Regulators for Rules for U.S.-Linked Pot Stocks

Canada’s TMX Asks Regulators for Rules for U.S.-Linked Pot Stocks

Canada’s TMX Group Ltd (X.TO) is seeking guidance from the country’s securities regulators, it said on Thursday, as it weighs how to deal with marijuana companies listed in Canada with interests in the United States, where the business remains federally illegal.


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