Canadian cannabis companies duke it out in hostile takeover bid

Published: Dec 12, 2017, 10:35 am • Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 10:46 am By Jen Skerritt, Bloomberg The takeover battle between two Canadian medical marijuana producers is turning more acrimonious as CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. is raising new concerns that securities laws may have been violated by Aurora Cannabis Inc.’s C$…

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FDA sends warning letters to CBD companies, including Colorado’s CW Hemp

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 11:40 am • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 11:48 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The Colorado company known for the “Charlotte’s Web” cannabidiol extract and three other businesses that make CBD products were put on notice by the FDA for illegally making unsubstantiated health claims.…

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Pennsylvania, Kentucky counties sue drug companies over opioid marketing

Published: Sep 22, 2017, 9:04 am • Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 10:18 am By The Associated Press MEDIA, Pa. — A southeastern Pennsylvania county sued 11 pharmaceutical companies Thursday for marketing tactics that county officials say misrepresent the dangers of long-term opioid usage while a national overdose crisis continues to…

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Study: Doctors received more than $46 million from opioid companies

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 11:47 am • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 11:47 am By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post One in 12 doctors has received money from drug companies marketing prescription opioid medications, according to a study released Wednesday afternoon. Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that from 2013 to…

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A look at Denver’s Levitt Pavilion, funded in part by $250,000 donation from marijuana companies

Published: Jul 20, 2017, 3:12 pm • Updated: Jul 20, 2017, 3:20 pm By The Cannabist Staff Denver’s new Levitt Pavilion isn’t just a sparkling crown jewel in the Mile High City’s music scene. When the 17,000-person outdoor amphitheater opens for its inaugural concert Thursday night, it will also mark…

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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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