Hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD picks up support of 28 U.S. legislators

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan congressional coalition pushed back on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s assertion that cannabidiol and extracts derived from hemp are Schedule I substances. Twenty-eight legislators including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,…

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Ex DEA Agent Now a Successful Executive in the Cannabis Industry

Ex DEA Agent Now A Successful Executive In The Cannabis Industry A former US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent is now a big name in the booming cannabis industry. Patrick Moen is managing director of Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based cannabis investment firm. Privateer Holdings’ portfolio includes other big names in…

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With the groundwork laid, Massachusetts cannabis industry likely to take off in 2018

Published: Dec 26, 2017, 4:12 pm • Updated: Dec 26, 2017, 4:12 pm By Alison Bosma, Milford Daily News It’s been more than a year since Massachusetts residents legalized recreational marijuana, but there is little outward evidence of the promised changes. There are no downtown pot cafes. There are no…

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California’s cannabis industry licensing system is now open for business

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 2:57 pm • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 2:57 pm By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California on Friday began accepting applications from businesses that want to operate in the state’s legal marijuana industry next year, a milestone for the emerging market. After months in development,…

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Op-ed: Harms of fed marijuana banking restrictions go far beyond just throttling industry

Published: Dec 4, 2017, 1:19 pm • Updated: Dec 4, 2017, 2:14 pm By Charlie Wilson, The Hill Guest Commentary As Congress and the White House work on a tax bill that will reduce revenues going to states, they are simultaneously impeding the growth of an industry that is set…

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Blockchain Technology and the Cannabis Industry

Blockchain Technology and the Cannabis Industry Currently, one of the biggest news item in the world today is the blockchain. The catchy name for the less-intuitive definition of a “decentralized distributed public ledger” particularly resonates with business media. Because of the blockchain technology which prevents digital-token replication, virtual currencies, or…

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Pioneering women in cannabis industry losing ground, author says

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 5:02 pm • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 5:02 pm By Tess Allen, Civilized Time and time again, the cannabis industry has been heralded as a haven for female entrepreneurs and members of other marginalized groups. But a troubling new trend is on the rise; one that appears…

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New rules for Colorado marijuana industry focus on boosting research, consumer safety

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Changes to the rules governing Colorado’s cannabis industry go into effect Jan. 1, including a groundbreaking path for in-state research projects. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division finalized and…

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MJBizCon cannabis industry conference speakers optimistic about the future

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 12:08 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 12:15 pm By John Schroyer,  marijuana Business Daily LAS VEGAS — New Jersey recreational marijuana legalization may be a highlight of 2018; it’s possible but unlikely the Trump administration will crack down on the U.S. cannabis industry; and major…

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