BDS Analytics, a Boulder-based cannabis data leader, lands $3.5 million investment

Boulder’s BDS Analytics, a leading data repository for the cannabis industry, just landed a cash infusion to fuel its ambitions of national and international expansion. BDS received $ 3.5 million to build up its sales and development workforce in Michigan, New England and Canada -places that have legalized recreational marijuana…

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Colorado senators throw their support behind Majority Leader McConnell’s hemp bill

The U.S. senators from cannabis-friendly Colorado are formally supporting a federal push to legalize hemp. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, signed on as co-sponsors of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bill to let states treat hemp like any other…

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Maine House Leader suggests delaying cannabis sales another year

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 1:13 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 1:59 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican House Leader Ken Fredette is calling for the delay of recreational marijuana sales in Maine until next year, or until lawmakers approve needed regulations. A ban on retail cannabis…

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Virginia Senate majority leader proposes marijuana decriminalization

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Senate majority leader Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug.…

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Another sports leader has change of heart on marijuana ban: Ex-NBA commish David Stern

Published: Oct 25, 2017, 10:03 pm • Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 10:14 pm By Marissa Payne, The Washington Post Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who tightened up the league’s policy on marijuana during his tenure from 1984 until 2014, has reversed his opinion on the subject. In an interview with…

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California authorities arrest 18, including Rastafarian church leader, in marijuana raids at numerous sites

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 3:36 pm • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 4:41 pm By The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Northern California authorities have arrested 18 people and raided a dozen sites connected to marijuana operations. The Yuba County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that one of the suspects is the…

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Leader of California marijuana smuggling ring in custody after 30 years on the lam

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 2:01 pm • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 2:29 pm By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. officials say the leader of a California drug smuggling ring in the 1980s who was on the run for almost 30 years was brought from Australia to face charges.…

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National Cannabis Leader Steve DeAngelo To Speak At The 420 Games

Author Steve DeAngelo, national cannabis thought leader, speaks at The 420 Games in Santa Monica, Ca. on Saturday, March 26 at 12:10 PM.  Steve DeAngelo, a nationally recognized pioneer in the cannabis reform movement and Executive Director of the nation’s model cannabis dispensary, Harborside Health Center, will give the keynote address.  DeAngelo is…

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