US Customs and Border Protection Sued By Law Firm For Banning Canadian Cannabis Workers

US Customs and Border Protection Sued By Law Firm For Banning Canadian Cannabis Workers                          Last year, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made headlines after announcing that they would be issuing lifetime bans to Canadian cannabis workers who wanted to enter the United States. Canada legalized cannabis at the…

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Denver marijuana tech firm Baker gets scooped up in four-way merger, with IPO planned

Baker Technologies Inc., a Denver-based developer of software for cannabis businesses, has drafted a seemingly simple recipe for success: strength in numbers. The startup that started out with desires of being a consolidator — acquiring and integrating other cannabis-centric technology firms — will itself be folded into a larger firm.…

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Cannabis industry analytics firm New Frontier Data buys Hemp Business Journal

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 10:29 am • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 10:29 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis data clearinghouse New Frontier Data has made a move to bring hemp into its fold with the acquisition of Denver-based Hemp Business Journal, the firms are expected to announce Wednesday.…

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Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 10:43 am • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 10:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Canada’s stock exchanges and securities regulators grow increasingly concerned about the state of legal cannabs south of the border, a Canadian medical marijuana company has started to divest its U.S.-based…

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Ousted MassRoots CEO reclaims helm of marijuana tech firm

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 8:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The chaotic corporate tale of marijuana tech firm MassRoots has entered a new chapter with the Denver-based company making its second executive change in as many months. The Denver-based company made…

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MJ Freeway discloses another cyberattack on the firm, affecting cannabis businesses

Published: Nov 28, 2017, 2:15 pm • Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 5:59 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff MJ Freeway, one of the first companies to create “seed-to-sale” tracking and business software for the legal cannabis industry, has just disclosed it was the target of another cyberattack; one that…

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Cannabist Show: She’s a medical marijuana refugee who started her own weed PR firm

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 12:08 pm • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 12:08 pm Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Emalee Hyde, CEO of cannabis public-relations firm Sinsemilla and the City. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  What it’s like being a medical marijuana refugee, and how to plan for relocating. •  When you’re…

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Marijuana tech firm MassRoots to buy CannaRegs for $12 million

Published: Aug 23, 2017, 4:30 pm • Updated: Aug 23, 2017, 4:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc., a Denver-based marijuana tech and social media firm, plans to snap up web-based rules and regulations company CannaRegs Ltd. in a $ 12 million stock transaction, the companies announced…

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Workers’ comp insurance firm drops all 7 of Hawaii’s medical marijuana dispensaries over fear of feds

Published: Jun 29, 2017, 12:13 pm • Updated: Jun 29, 2017, 12:21 pm By The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii’s largest workers’ compensation insurer is canceling insurance policies for seven medical marijuana dispensaries preparing to open this summer. Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co., citing concerns over criminal liability since the…

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