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Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

Fundraiser for Burned Marijuana Farms Shut Down

The wildfires scorching Northern California have burned down at least 34 marijuana farms, just as the state prepares to launch a legal recreational marijuana industry. Now an attempt to crowdfund money online for farmers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties has been shut down by payment provider WePay.

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.

This Canadian Marijuana News Could Boost Sales by 400%

This Canadian Marijuana News Could Boost Sales by 400%

There’s a massive Canadian marijuana news story that we’ve been following for over a year here at Money Morning. The news could lead to the Canadian cannabis industry growing by 400% in just four years, and you can profit by getting in right now…

New Mexico Medical Pot Program Making Changes to Keep Up With Growth

New Mexico Medical Pot Program Making Changes to Keep Up With Growth

New Mexico’s booming medical pot program is undergoing changes that are intended to help alleviate growing pains, a state Department of Health official told lawmakers this week.

Are Canada’s Licensed Marijuana Producers at Risk of Becoming Delisted?

Are Canada’s Licensed Marijuana Producers at Risk of Becoming Delisted?

Marijuana stocks were down sharply in Tuesday’s trading as Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group Limited suggested the exchange is going to start cracking down on marijuana producers engaging in illegal activities south of the border.

Sen. Orrin Hatch Makes the Case for Medicinal Marijuana

Sen. Orrin Hatch Makes the Case for Medicinal Marijuana

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, Senator Orrin Hatch made the case for medical marijuana. During the hearing Hatch questioned U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about a path forward for marijuana research.

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!

Ellementa Founders Educate Women About Cannabis But Face Funding Stigmas

Ellementa Founders Educate Women About Cannabis

On a warm evening this past summer, a group of women aged 24-70+ gathered at a community center in Seattle, to share stories of their cannabis use.The Seattle gathering had been organized by Aliza Sherman, co-founder of Ellementa, which aims to connect women online and in person to educate them about cannabis.

Michigan University Could Be First Offering Marijuana-Based Curriculum

Michigan University Could Be First Offering Marijuana-Based Curriculum

A Michigan college is believed to be the first in the nation to offer up a marijuana-based undergraduate curriculum. If you’re ready for a joke about “Pot University” or class times at 4:20 p.m. you’re likely not the caliber of student cut out for the classes — as the professors linked to the program at Northern Michigan University explain: this is a tough course load.

Shares of Canada's Aphria Slump as Marijuana Faces Regulatory Risk

Shares of Canada’s Aphria Slump as Marijuana Faces Regulatory Risk

Shares of Canadian marijuana company Aphria Inc sank on Tuesday, after the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange said cannabis companies with U.S. interests would come under heightened scrutiny and could be delisted.

Toronto Stock Exchange May Delist Marijuana Firms With US Operations

Toronto Stock Exchange May Delist Marijuana Firms With US Operations

Canada’s TMX Group Ltd (X.TO), operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, said on Monday that it might delist stocks of marijuana companies with interests in the United States, where their operations are illegal under federal law.

Investing in Marijuana: Cannabis Industry Raises Hit $1.8 Billion

Investing in Marijuana: Cannabis Industry Raises Hit $1.8 Billion

Despite strong opposition from former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the overall limitations imposed by federal illegality in the U.S., 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for the North American cannabis industry.

Puerto Rico’s Medical Marijuana Industry Takes a Hit From Hurricane

Puerto Rico’s Medical Marijuana Industry Takes a Hit From Hurricane

Puerto Rico’s fledgling legal marijuana industry is struggling to recover as the devastation delivered by Hurricane Maria may have cost the island trade millions of dollars in damage.

Big Tobacco Claims the Govt. is Playing Favourites With Cannabis Companies

Big Tobacco Claims the Govt. is Playing Favourites With Cannabis Companies

It is perhaps an overstatement to say that Big Tobacco is unhappy with weed becoming legal — after all, they claim that marijuana isn’t a substance that can act as a substitute for tobacco consumption.

Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Survey: 11% of Government Employees in D.C. Area Have Bought Legal Pot

Washington, D.C., isn’t a large market for the cannabis industry, but it could be very influential with regards to legalization. It turns out that quite a few cannabis buyers are government employees, according to new research.

The History of Marijuana in Arkansas

The History of Marijuana in Arkansas

Arkansas has certainly been focusing on victimless marijuana offenses since it first banned the drug in 1923, though the state has allowed medical marijuana since 2016. Voters approved the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, which allows ill patients to use and safely obtain medical marijuana in Arkansas with a doctor’s approval. Now, the state legislature is implementing changes to the medical marijuana laws to improve the program.

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.

California Fires Destroy Cannabis Crops at Harvest Time

California Fires Destroy Cannabis Crops at Harvest Time

The fires in California are impacting the cannabis crops as some farmers are seeing their farms burn down, while others watch helplessly as ash and smoke contaminate sensitive marijuana flowers.

Why NJ Patients With Chronic Pain Still Can't Get Medical Marijuana

Why NJ Patients With Chronic Pain Still Can’t Get Medical Marijuana

Five months ago, a New Jersey health panel voted in favor of dramatically expanding the list of conditions that may be treated with cannabis. Chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, autism, anxiety, migraines, and other maladies should be added to the list of 13 ailments, said the panel of doctors and other health professionals.

North Dakota Counties Probe Potential Issues With Legalization of Medical Marijuana

North Dakota Counties Probe Potential Issues With Legalization of MMJ

With the clock ticking on the implementation of medical marijuana in North Dakota, county officials are examining the potential issues that may arise.

Has This Top Marijuana Stock Weathered a Serious Storm?

Has This Top Marijuana Stock Weathered a Serious Storm?

The stock of MedReleaf Corp. has recently outperformed those of other top marijuana stock players in Canada, and there could be further price gains going forward after the recently listed cannabis firm has found its footing and stopped the earlier quarterly revenue declines.

3 Ways to Avoid Marijuana Stock Investment Scams

3 Ways to Avoid Marijuana Stock Investment Scams

Legal pot sales rose a stunning 34% in 2016 to $6.7 billion across North America, according to Arcview Market Research. But with growth this rapid, there’s bound to be more than a few marijuana stock investments that will be left behind.

Big Weed is on Board With Trudeau’s Marijuana Tax Plan

Big Weed is on Board With Trudeau’s Marijuana Tax Plan

Canada’s biggest medical cannabis producers are seeing their stock prices rise after the federal government announced a plan to levy a one dollar per gram tax on recreational marijuana sales.

Canada Proposes Federal Pot Excise Tax, Provinces React With Caution

Canada Proposes Federal Pot Excise Tax, Provinces React With Caution

Canada is proposing a federal excise tax on marijuana to help ease the path to legalizing the drug, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, drawing a cautious response from provinces that would oversee the process.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Getting a Medical Marijuana Prescription

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Getting a Medical Marijuana Prescription

Medical marijuana is legal now in 29 states and Washington D.C., but there is still a lot of confusion around the medicine, especially regarding the medical marijuana prescription. Marijuana treats a number of illnesses and pain, but in order to treat and access medical marijuana, patients are required to have a medical marijuana card.

These 10 Are States Most Likely to Pass Medical Marijuana Next

These 10 Are States Most Likely to Pass Medical Marijuana Next

There are currently 29 states in America with some form of legalized medical marijuana. Most politicians have begun to change their minds about the legitimacy of medicinal cannabis. But some states continue to resist efforts to legalize the drug even for medicinal purposes. Here are the 10 states most likely to legalize medical marijuana next.

Pot Investors: This Mistake Cost a Growth Company 35% of its Stock Price!

Pot Investors: This Mistake Cost a Growth Company 35% of its Stock Price!

Marijuana companies should be careful in overselling how much growth will be achieved or what the prospects will look like for the industry. There is a recent example that cannabis investors would be wise to review, and that’s what happened with Freshii Inc..

Cannabis Culture with Laura Jane Grace

Cannabis Culture with Laura Jane Grace

BC Bud Tour takes us on a journey through Canada’s pacific jewel with a cast of characters that make up the true cannabis culture of the city. In this episode, VICE’s weed expert Damian Abraham and Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! smoke their way through Vancouver’s weed scene while discussing touring, music, and how high they can possibly get.

Government Jobs Sprouting as Legal Pot Looms in California

Government Jobs Sprouting as Legal Pot Looms in California

Scientists. Tax collectors. Typists. Analysts. Lawyers. And more scientists. Recreational marijuana use becomes legal in California in 2018, and one of the things to blossom in the emerging industry isn’t green and leafy – it’s government jobs.


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