The Aftermath of the MJ Freeway Outages: Can the Seed-to-Sale Pioneer Bounce Back?

Despite some lucrative contracts and agreements, this has not been a good year for MJ Freeway. Frequent outages and data breaches rendered their service unusable, leading to the obstruction of the entire Keystone State program before it even started. These unfortunate events were added to a growing list of problems…

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How the War on Drugs crushed California greenhouses and cannabis legalization is bringing them back

Published: Sep 18, 2017, 8:20 am • Updated: Sep 18, 2017, 8:38 am By Jeremy Bagott, Special To The Cannifornian SALINAS — The irony is rich. To weaken one mind-altering leaf crop 4,000 miles away, the feds inadvertently crushed California’s cut-flower crop, setting the stage for another mind-altering leaf crop…

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Colorado gov calls lawmakers back for rare special session to fix pot tax error

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 6:41 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 7:06 pm By Brian Eason, The Denver Post Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday called lawmakers back to the state Capitol to fix a bill-drafting error that has been costing a number of Denver-based institutions hundreds of thousands of…

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Alaska and Washington push back on Sessions’ marijuana enforcement letters

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 1:27 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 2:00 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Polly Washburn, The Cannabist The governors of Alaska and Washington are questioning the data cited by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recent letters he sent to their states regarding the efficacy of…

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The Industrial Hemp Farming Act is back — is this the year Congress legalizes the crop?

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 11:22 am • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 11:54 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff These are times of cautious but rising optimism for supporters of industrial hemp. Since 1970, all forms of Cannabis sativa L., including hemp, have been classified as a Schedule I drug…

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Retired NFL players back new Denver nonprofit advocating for medical mairjuana

Published: Jul 24, 2017, 7:50 am • Updated: Jul 24, 2017, 8:29 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff During the day, the prescription opiates stung like a knife in Eben Britton’s gut. At night, cravings for the pills prescribed to manage pain caused by six years as a NFL…

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Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department turns a $65 million asset forfeiture spigot back on

Published: Jul 19, 2017, 2:15 pm • Updated: Jul 19, 2017, 2:15 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting a federal asset forfeiture program that had been shut down by the previous administration. Known as “adoptive forfeiture,” the program…

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Hemp producers in North Dakota holding back amid CBD controversy

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 6:04 pm • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 6:04 pm By The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — As North Dakota’s hemp industry grows, legal questions have kept producers from making one of the crop’s most desirable products. Bottles of cannabidiol were recently seized from in Watford City…

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