Marijuana Lean Startup – How the Cannabis Industry Pivots in the Face of Uncertainty

The cannabis industry is not one that is new to periods of uncertainties. Prior to the widespread wave of acceptance of the past couple of years, cannabis was mostly seen as a harmful narcotic drug. Although this is false it was the gospel at the time; thankfully we all now…

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Why You Should Replace Your Cotton Face Mask with a Hemp Face Mask

Prior to the industrial revolution the legal cultivation of hemp was halted, it was a popular utilitarian plant grown by many. Political interests and the influence of corporate bodies fostered the ban on the product leading to years of uncertainties. Thankfully, those days are behind us and things are gradually…

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Marijuana businesses in compliance with Colorado law could face federal charges under new enforcement strategy

In an aggressive new tactic, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver says it’s shifting its marijuana enforcement from busting illegal grow operations to targeting dispensaries that use their licensed businesses and legal grows as fronts for the more lucrative illegal drug trade. This new approach also could lead to federal…

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California to Weedmaps: stop promoting illegal marijuana businesses or face criminal, civil penalties

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 3:43 pm • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 3:43 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, Orange County Register California’s cannabis czar sent Weedmaps a cease and desist letter, ordering the Irvine company that maps marijuana dispensaries to immediately stop promoting businesses that don’t have state licenses. “You are…

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Oregon marijuana growers face lawsuit from vineyard owner over crop’s smell

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 11:26 am • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 11:26 am By The Associated Press MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — A Yamhill County judge has denied a motion to dismiss a complaint filed by a vineyard owner against aspiring marijuana growers. The vineyard owner, Momtazi Family LLC, claims marijuana odors…

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Millions face pain, withdrawal as opioid prescriptions plummet

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 6:00 pm • Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 6:00 pm By Robert Langreth, Bloomberg Six months after surgery to repair a damaged urinary tract in 1998, computer technician Doug Hale woke one morning with excruciating, burning pain. Hale’s suffering persisted for years, despite all sorts of treatments.…

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Arkansas marijuana regulators face lawsuits over biz license rejections

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 5:40 pm • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 5:40 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Applicants seeking to open medical marijuana businesses in Arkansas are suing the commission overseeing the proposals. The lawsuits were filed last week and placed under seal in Pulaski County,…

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Trump administration’s cannabis obsession in face of opioid epidemic is absurd

Published: Jun 14, 2017, 1:12 pm • Updated: Jun 14, 2017, 1:12 pm By Froma Harrop, Creators Syndicate Police near Daytona Beach, Fla., recently came upon an SUV with the motor running and three little kids in the back. The parents were dead in front from a fentanyl overdose. The…

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