Here’s how Jeff Sessions has disrupted marijuana industry with words alone

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: Apr 22, 2017, 1:22 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff As cannabis enthusiasts celebrate 4/20 across the country, the long shadow of the Trump Administration isn’t just a major buzz kill — it has also has sent chills across a blossoming…

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California bill to protect recreational marijuana industry and users from federal crackdown moves ahead

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 4:54 pm By Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group California is considering another step to protect its interests — specifically, its weed — from Washington meddling. The proposal — the first of its kind in the nation — would…

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Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 9:14 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 11:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a framework for the federal regulation of cannabis. Related: Federal…

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You know the weed industry is mainstreaming when there’s “Salesforce of Cannabis” software

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 2:24 pm • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 2:34 pm By Pcmag.com Via The Associated Press North American legal marijuana sales totaled $ 6.7 billion in 2016, and that number is only expected to grow in 2017 and beyond. Twenty-six states and Washington, D.C. have passed laws…

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A billion-dollar industry with nowhere to bank: California’s marijuana biz runs into fed regs

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 7:58 am • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 8:13 am By Lisa M. Krieger, Bay Area News Group Pot shops will soon be able to legally sell cannabis to anyone who wants it. But what will they do with all that cash? Unless California comes up with a…

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City Officials, Industry Professionals, and Activists work together on Social Cannabis Consumption in Oregon

Cannabis consumption has been happening in social settings ever since humans began to interact with the plant. However, with so many states coming online with recreational/adult-use cannabis laws, it brings the discussion about social cannabis consumption to a whole new level.  You may recall what a close vote the city…

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Colorado has strategy for recreational marijuana industry if feds crack down

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 7:41 am • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 9:27 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax…

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The Changing Face of the Cannabis Industry and How it Caters to the Senior Population

Cannabis use has taken its place in the mainstream, and the population of seniors is getting with the times. The booming senior demographic has great health care needs. Treatment with cannabis has become a welcome option for many. Cannabis companies are taking notice of this trend and are trying to get…

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CCBE to define, deploy and adjust best practices for the California Cannabis Industry

Our previous post about the upcoming California Cannabis Business Expo (CCBE) hosted by MJIC next week on March 5-8 in San Diego highlighted reasons for industry professionals to attend and how this event has helped companies in the past. Another big focus of the CCBE, particularly this time around with the recent…

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