Marijuana industry needs protection from federal enforcement policies

Last week, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock – a former opponent of legalizing marijuana in Colorado – rallied colleagues from other cities to form a coalition supporting a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who also opposed marijuana legalization. The bill would ensure states like Colorado have the right…

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U.S. approves first prescription drug made from marijuana

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication, called Epidiolex, to…

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Colorado’s marijuana industry would get bank access, federal OK under bill from Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. But what are its chances?

WASHINGTON — The federal government would be forced to respect state laws on marijuana under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, which is welcomed by the cannabis industry but faces a tough path to becoming law, wouldn’t legalize the drug in states…

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The Green Market Report with Debra Borchardt – From CNBC to Cannabis Business News

The Green Market Report with Debra Borchardt – From CNBC to Cannabis Business News It’s hard to find good cannabis news these days. Cannabis might be legal in some form in more than half of the United States, and there are plenty of cannabis-related websites out there, but nevertheless there…

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Why the Buzz From Cannabis Infused Beverages May Burn Investors?

Why the Buzz From Cannabis Infused Beverages May Burn Investors? If you have been following the cannabis industry for the past year you have seen the uptick in startups and articles around cannabis infused alcoholic beverages.  Articles involving Province Brands in Canada developing the first cannabis-based beer (no hops, just…

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Cannabis As Medicine Still Faced With Resistance From US Doctors

Cannabis As Medicine Still Faced With Resistance From US Doctors …and what you can do if your doctor won’t recommend cannabis According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, there are around 100 million Americans who suffer from pre-approved conditions requiring cannabis as medicine. But not all patients…

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Why “Removed From The Controlled Substance List” Just Changed The World

The cannabis industry is about to change, and only a few companies see what is happening. There has been hundred of millions of dollars poured into the cannabis industry in recent years, almost exclusively on the supply side, as I call it.  Money has been put into lawyers, grow facilities,…

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