MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board, leadership

Published: Nov 20, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 5:18 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The embattled former CEO of MassRoots Inc. launched a counteroffensive against the firm that is now suing him. MassRoots founder Isaac Dietrich, who remains the largest shareholder of the Denver-based marijuana…

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Cannabis firms Canopy Growth, Organa and Green House team up on a joint venture in Ontario

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 1:53 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 1:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Three well-known players in the cannabis industry have partnered in the operation of an Ontario indoor cultivation facility, a site they say could serve as a springboard for international expansion. Canadian…

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Race for CBD medication breakthrough: Is pharma firm’s boon the hemp industry’s doom?

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 8:16 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 8:22 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to…

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Cannabis firms in Colorado, Florida partner to provide pharma-quality medical marijuana products

Published: May 18, 2017, 2:30 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 2:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis products firms Wana Brands and Alternative Medical Enterprises LLC have inked a deal that’s one part national expansion play and another part investment in a growing trend: pharmaceutical-quality medical marijuana. Wana Brands, an…

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Powerhouse cannabis firms form lobby group to protect state-based weed laws

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 12:50 pm • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 1:27 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Some big-name firms in cannabis have formed a national advocacy and lobbying organization with an aim of turning big bucks into big changes for marijuana on Capitol Hill. Denver-based dispensary powerhouse…

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Cannabist Show: He leads one of world’s biggest marijuana firms; He’s a former NFL pro who grows ganja

Published: Nov 25, 2016, 6:08 am • Updated: Nov 25, 2016, 6:09 am By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Chris Driessen, who’s president of Organa Bands, the parent company of OpenVape; and Marques Harris, co-founder of cultivation business District 8. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Juggling marijuana licenses in multiple…

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Firms File Multiple Complaints Against Seattle Mayor To Protect Cannabis Patient’s Rights

(image via wikipedia) I received the following press release today. I wasn’t able to get it online until now since I had to work late, so the press conference already occurred. But it’s still a significant story and wanted to pass it along: Four attorneys representing three different law firms…

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