What’s that smell? California flower town’s shift to pot creates stink

CARPINTERIA, Calif. — This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise. But change is in the air. And sometimes, they say, it…

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Colorado cannabis company makes c-suite shift

Since its founding in 2010, Organa Brands’ “maniacal focus on market expansion” has landed its marijuana edibles, vape cartridges, dab tools, distillates and beverages in 11 states and three countries. The company announced Monday it will enter its next stage of evolution — transforming from a North American cannabis powerhouse…

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Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018?

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 1:23 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 1:51 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the sector and advance legalization legislation. But the realities of a…

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In wake of marijuana policy shift, Sessions to appoint interim U.S. Attorney for NorCal

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 12:43 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 12:45 pm By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The outgoing U.S. attorney in Northern California says his decision to leave the job was not spurred by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new marijuana policy. Brian Stretch said Friday it…

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Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner prepared to hold up Trump DOJ nominations over Sessions’ marijuana policy shift

Published: Jan 4, 2018, 12:51 pm • Updated: Jan 4, 2018, 12:52 pm By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Colorado politicians on both sides of the aisle resoundingly lambasted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision Thursday to end an Obama-era policy that allowed for marijuana legalization to spread in U.S.…

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Veterans groups react to VA shift in medical marijuana policy

Published: Dec 20, 2017, 12:54 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 1:52 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs earlier this month issued a new directive for clinical programs that frees its doctors and pharmacists to discuss marijuana with military vets taking part in…

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Hemp power-players lobby Congress to shift mind-set, legalize crop

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 8:45 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff American hemp is flush with grassroots organizations working to ensure the industry rises to prominence. Now it has a “grass-tops” organization working to ensure that hemp’s fledgling federal protections gain permanence.…

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‘A paradigm shift’ in Texas marijuana: These state legislators want to decriminalize weed

Published: Dec 14, 2016, 11:02 am • Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 6:18 am By Neal Pollack, The Cannabist Staff AUSTIN, Texas — With the 2017 Texas legislative session approaching, it appears that marijuana reform is in the mix of issues that the state Republican establishment, or at least parts of…

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Cannabis Tour Guide in Colorado Describes Shift in People Seeking Marijuana Information

Please share! Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Working as a tour guide in the cannabis industry, I interact with lots of different people from all over the world.  The intrigue around this new industry spans the globe, and people come from all directions to see and experience this mostly foreign culture.…

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