Missouri sues three big pharma companies for “campaign of fraud and deception”

Published: Jun 23, 2017, 3:22 pm • Updated: Jun 23, 2017, 3:25 pm By Katie Mettler, The Washington Post Helen Fabick was an honors student who in February 2014 was supposed to attend a daddy-daughter dance at her high school. Instead, her father found the 17-year-old dead in her bed.…

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California wants big insurance carriers to cover cannabis companies

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 2:25 pm • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 2:26 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Just like big banks, big insurance carriers have largely shunned the cannabis industry, worried about blowback from federal authorities and risk-adverse investors. “Many insurance companies flat out do not have an…

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Edibles feast: Companies ready to grab a big piece of California’s recreational marijuana market

Published: May 30, 2017, 11:55 am • Updated: May 30, 2017, 11:55 am By Marisa Kendall, Bay Area News Group Adding cannabis to everything from iced coffee to breath mints, local startups are jockeying for a bite of California’s growing marijuana edibles market as the state gears up to allow…

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IRS trawling state-run pot database to block Colorado marijuana companies from claiming tax deductions

Published: May 25, 2017, 4:12 pm • Updated: May 25, 2017, 5:40 pm By David Migoya, The Denver Post Federal tax agents are trawling a Colorado database designed to track pot from seed to sale as a way of proving licensed marijuana businesses are illegally trafficking in the drug. The…

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Finding the Best Life Insurance Companies for Marijuana Users

The national attitude toward marijuana is changing. Some states have legalized weed, others have it on their docket for 2017, and you can even invest in cannabis stock. Finding the best life insurance companies for marijuana users is important too.  But where does that leave life insurance for marijuana users?…

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Cannabist Show 4/20 Special: Charitable cannabis companies and the quest for clean cultivation

Published: Apr 20, 2017, 4:20 am • Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 5:24 pm By The Cannabist Staff [embedded content] Welcome to Season 3 of the Cannabist Show. Featured guests: Bloom Farms founder Mike Ray and Ben Gelt of the Organic Cannabis Association. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Tax laws don’t…

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Cannabist Show 4/20 Special: Charitable cannabis companies and the quest for clean cultivation

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 5:53 pm • Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 3:33 am By The Cannabist Staff [embedded content] Welcome to Season 3 of the Cannabist Show. Featured guests: Bloom Farms founder Mike Ray and Ben Gelt of the Organic Cannabis Association. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Tax laws don’t…

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Cannabis companies flock to Canada as US laws keep them off stock exchange

Published: Apr 6, 2017, 11:17 am • Updated: Apr 6, 2017, 11:17 am By Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg When Hadley Ford created a company for investing in the fast-growing business of legal marijuana, the former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. investment banker left New York and headed north of the border. While…

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Pesticide-free marijuana farming brings boon to California composting companies

Published: Mar 14, 2017, 9:06 am • Updated: Mar 14, 2017, 9:06 am By Stephen Scauzillo, Southern California News Group Malibu Compost mainly sold to nurseries, organic vegetable farmers and backyard gardeners until a few years ago, when the small business started by two surfing buddies began getting calls from…

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Charitable cannabis companies find giving back isn’t as easy as you’d think

Published: Feb 3, 2017, 6:59 am • Updated: Feb 3, 2017, 7:02 am By Joe Vaccarelli, The Denver Post Tim Cullen ran into an unexpected obstacle recently when he decided it was time his cannabis business should start donating money to nonprofit organizations. “I have been shocked at how few places…

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