Eaze accelerating marijuana delivery tech with $27 million investment

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 12:40 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 1:41 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A tech company focused on cannabis delivery is going full-throttle in California. Eaze, a San Francisco-based firm that developed software to facilitate marijuana delivery sales, hauled in $ 27 million in…

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Arizona county assessor: Cannabusinesses evading up to $1.5 million in taxes per year

Published: Aug 30, 2017, 8:37 am • Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 8:37 am By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona’s most populous county is cracking down on medical-marijuana dispensaries and growth operations that aren’t paying property taxes on their business equipment. Medical-marijuana businesses are evading as much as $ 1.5…

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Marijuana tech firm MassRoots to buy CannaRegs for $12 million

Published: Aug 23, 2017, 4:30 pm • Updated: Aug 23, 2017, 4:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc., a Denver-based marijuana tech and social media firm, plans to snap up web-based rules and regulations company CannaRegs Ltd. in a $ 12 million stock transaction, the companies announced…

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$3.8 Million Federal Grant Given To Study Cannabis and Opiod Addiction

Federal Grant Permits Research On Effect Of Cannabis To Opioid Problem This week saw the National Institute of Health (NIH) receiving a federal grant of $ 3.8 million that will allow researchers to analyze the impact of medical cannabis on opioid use. The study, which will take five years, will…

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Michigan cannabis legalization advocates have raised half a million dollars to get on 2018 ballot

Published: Aug 21, 2017, 9:04 am • Updated: Aug 21, 2017, 9:22 am By David Eggert, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Faced with an unreceptive Legislature, advocates for marijuana legalization, guaranteed paid sick leave and a host of other bills are banking that you will embrace them at the…

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Colorado marijuana sales top $750 million at 2017 midpoint

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 3:28 pm • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Halfway through 2017, Colorado’s marijuana retailers amassed more than $ 750 million in sales, according to The Cannabist’s extrapolations of the latest tax data released by the state. Covering both the…

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Study: Doctors received more than $46 million from opioid companies

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 11:47 am • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 11:47 am By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post One in 12 doctors has received money from drug companies marketing prescription opioid medications, according to a study released Wednesday afternoon. Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that from 2013 to…

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Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department turns a $65 million asset forfeiture spigot back on

Published: Jul 19, 2017, 2:15 pm • Updated: Jul 19, 2017, 2:15 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting a federal asset forfeiture program that had been shut down by the previous administration. Known as “adoptive forfeiture,” the program…

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Monthly marijuana sales of $100 million the ‘new norm’ in Colorado

Published: Jul 13, 2017, 6:53 am • Updated: Jul 13, 2017, 10:21 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff May was another milestone month for Colorado cannabis sales. The $ 127.7 million of flower, edibles and concentrates sold at the state’s marijuana shops in May didn’t set a record for…

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