California Cannabiz – What’s the Deal with Vertical Integration?

The state of California recently consolidated the rules and regulations for both medical cannabis and recreational cannabis, officially merging the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and the Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA) to form the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA).  MAUCRSA serves as…

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High Times just got new ownership in $70 million deal; investors include Marley son, Denver entrepreneur

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 11:19 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 11:43 am By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff High Times is entering a new era. The magazine started by a marijuana smuggler in the 1970s now has outside ownership for the first time, in a reported $ 70 million…

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Majority of Minnesota medical marijuana patients say treatment has provided “a great deal of benefit”

Published: May 17, 2017, 10:17 am • Updated: May 17, 2017, 10:17 am By The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Most patients who used medical marijuana during the first year of Minnesota’s tightly regulated program reported benefits, the state Health Department said Tuesday. The study was based on patient…

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Was there a weed deal between Michael Brown and store clerks?

Published: Mar 13, 2017, 7:47 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2017, 8:32 am By Katie Mettler, The Washington Post “Stranger Fruit,” a documentary film that debuted last weekend at SXSW reveals previously unseen security footage of Michael Brown that the filmmaker claims casts doubt on the police narrative that the…

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