Los Angeles might create its own bank for the cannabis industry (among others)

Published: Jul 26, 2017, 3:52 pm • Updated: Jul 26, 2017, 3:55 pm By Elizabeth Chou, The Cannifornian Los Angeles city leaders are looking into the possibility of setting up a public bank that would do business with marijuana dispensaries, as well as cater to affordable housing developers. Council President…

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Arkansas just opened door to get into state’s brand-new marijuana industry

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 4:55 pm • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 4:55 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Applications are now available for those who want to sell or grow medical marijuana in Arkansas under a new constitutional amendment legalizing the drug for some patients. The Medical…

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Cannabis industry org forms to “be ready” for national legalization

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 2:43 pm • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 5:18 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis is joining the ranks of the financial, advertising, real estate and alcohol industries with the formation of its first self-regulatory organization. The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) launched Thursday…

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Making the Switch From Medical to Recreational for the Cannabis Industry

In the next several months, the industry is expecting to welcome two additional recreational cannabis markets, both of which have had operating medicinal cannabis programs for a number of years.  Nevada is expected to launch a temporary licensing program to officially allow recreational sales starting July 1, 2017.  Meanwhile, the…

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Canadian firm iAnthus makes $17.3M bid for spot in New York medical marijuana industry

Published: Jun 12, 2017, 2:37 pm • Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 4:48 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A publicly traded Canadian firm that has hopscotched across America making deals for cannabis companies now plans to acquire a firm poised to become one of New York’s 10 medical marijuana licensees.…

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DEA seeks dismissal of hemp industry lawsuit fighting drug code for “marihuana extracts”

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 6:38 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 7:10 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The legal distinctions between marijuana and hemp are at the center of a debate in a federal lawsuit. The Drug Enforcement Administration stands firm on its drug code for “marihuana extracts”…

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Cannabist Show: This duo gives industry an HR assist with wide field of marijuana jobs

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 2:34 pm • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 2:34 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Brenda Blanchard-Kooser and Caela Bintner of Faces Human Capital Management. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  From the trim room to the executive offices, how to find the best marijuana jobs. • …

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