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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.

Big-Name Tech Investors Pour Millions Into Marijuana

Big-Name Tech Investors Pour Millions Into Marijuana

The storied Silicon Valley venture firm Benchmark Capital has launched a slew of tech companies: Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram. Now its search for the next big thing has led it to … pot.

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CEO of Privateer Holdings: ‘Cannabis in the United States is Bigger than Corn’

On Dec. 4, 2015, Bloomberg’s Britton Staniar and Peter Robison interviewed Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, in Seattle to discuss Privateer’s investments in cannabis-related businesses.

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Who is the Marijuana Majority? The influencers may surprise you

Successful people, not just “lazy stoners”, want pot laws to change. That’s the message of new website Marijuana Majority, which displays over 600 influencers including Peter Thiel, Sean Parker, Paul Bucheit, and Dustin Moskovitz who’ve supported marijuana law reform through donations or quotes. Now it wants Twitter’ers to persuade pot-favoring politicians, celebs, and technologists to


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