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$200M Cannabis and Marijuana Lending Fund Established by the StandardC Network
Business & Finance
 StandardC, a leader in cannabis & marijuana banking and financial services, announced today that its lending partner had closed the first $5 million loan from their newly established $200M fund for a leading marijuana cultivator using the StandardC platform.  This partner has extensive experience in the cannabis lending industry, facilitating real
Could 2022 be the year Kentucky legalizes medical marijuana?
Politics
The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in 2020, but it stalled in the Senate. The Kentucky General Assembly convened for the first day of the 2022 legislative session Tuesday and legalizing medical marijuana in the Commonwealth is one issue that will likely be up for debate.  Senate President Robert Stivers
Want more from that cannabis high? Try this
Cannabis News
A few simple tricks, like coupling foods or different activities with cannabis, can help a person craft a new weed experience. After consuming marijuana for years, it’s tough to find novelty with the drug. This isn’t a bad thing; as people grow up with cannabis, they develop their own routines and grooves with the substance. Still, sometimes people
Expansion of Newer Markets Drives U.S. Cannabis Market Forecast Up to $45B in 2025
Business & Finance
 Headset, the leading provider of data and analytics to the cannabis industry, today released its updated long-term forecast for the U.S. cannabis market. The forecast compiles an analysis of all 50 states to measure the total potential market in the coming years. By 2025, Headset expects the total annual U.S. cannabis market to reach $45.8 billion
Lightshade withdraws plan to open medical marijuana dispensary on Bloomfield Avenue
Business & Finance
The state rejected its permit for an alternative treatment center. Lightshade Labs has withdrawn its zoning application to become the second medical marijuana dispensary in Montclair.  The state’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission notified the Colorado-based company on Dec. 7 that it was denying its application for an alternative treatment center lice
With opt-out deadline in the rearview, municipalities await NYS marijuana regulations
Politics
The deadline has passed for municipalities in New York State to opt out of recreational marijuana sales and consumption. Over 600 have said no to dispensaries, and over 700 say they will not allow consumption sites as of now. Rensselaer Mayor Mike Stammel said his city has not opted out of either opportunity, and he is excited about the economic gr
Fugitive located amid marijuana hospitalization, MNPD says
Politics
A fugitive was taken into custody Sunday after officials learned he was wanted across multiple states while he was taken into medical care. According to an arrest warrant, officers responded to West Trinity Lane after Kenneth Johnson, 29, reported he was feeling ill due to smoking marijuana. Officials said he was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Ce
Lamborghini Races Into Cannabis Game with CBD-Infused Coffee
Business & Finance
Get your engine started with a cup of Lambo-branded, CBD-spiked coffee. Lamborghini’s “Tonino Lamborghini” lifestyle brand has emblazoned the Raging Bull badge on watches, shades, bags, and now, CBD-infused coffee. Autoevolution reports that the Italian marque’s merchandizing arm is joining forces with Canadian cannabis company Flora Growth to brin
Can Vt. cultivators grow enough pot for when legal sales start? The Cannabis Control Board thinks so
Business & Finance
Vermont’s cannabis retail market is set to go into place in just nine months, and a number of other states are closely watching the Vermont experience — because the state’s Cannabis Control Board has developed some policies unique to the state. VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb spoke with senior political correspondent Bob Kinzel about what the board is laying
Marijuana withdrawal gives Logan Paul a nightmare Christmas
Cannabis News
YouTuber stopped consuming the substance on Christmas Eve YouTube star Logan Paul has revealed his Christmas Day ordeal, after he decided to quit smoking marijuana. The 26-year-old posted a message on social media about his nightmarish festive period, going into detail for his 21 milliion followers.  "I quit smoking [weed] on December 24, been havi
Beto O'Rourke's blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change
Politics
A race starting in Houstonians' livings rooms could set the stage for one of the state's most expensive gubernatorial races ever. At a crowded rally in downtown Austin, Beto O'Rourke ticked off his usual laundry list of campaign promises: stabilizing the power grid, rolling back the state's new permitless carry law and expanding health care access.
Fewer People Charged For Weed Possession In Ireland Due To New Warning Scheme
Politics
According to the College of Psychiatrists in Ireland, some 45,000 people between the ages of 15 and 34 meet the criteria for marijuana dependence. In 2021, fewer people in Ireland were charged or issued a summons for possessing drugs following the introduction of a new scheme that allows for cannabis possession to be treated with a warning, reporte
Five biggest pot-related stories of 2021
Cannabis News
Over half of Republicans support legalizing recreational cannabis. Given the activity in the news cycle during 2021, some of the more hard-to-believe or impractical news stories may have flown under one’s radar. A surprising number of these seemed to have been cannabis-related in one way or another. As the stigma around cannabis in the U.S. continu
Marijuana Breathalyzers Don’t Work, So Says New Study
Cannabis News
Research that analyzed past studies on THC levels and impairment found that cannabis breathalyzers may never work. Marijuana breathalyzers have been in development for years. These mythical tools could solve one of the main issues associated with the legalization of marijuana: measuring THC impairment in drivers. But a new study reveals that curren
CBD American Shaman Reaches New High With Medical Marijuana Sales
Business & Finance
Nation's Largest Brick and Mortar CBD Retailer Expands Cannabis Business Through THC Production CBD American Shaman, the nation's largest brick and mortar CBD retailer with over 360 locations nationwide, is excited to expand into the medical marijuana industry through a subsidiary company, American Shaman Products, LLC, who is individually contract
Missouri’s marijuana legalization efforts should learn from the legal hemp industry | Opinion
Politics
Marijuana reform in Missouri has been a hotly contested topic since at least 2016, as thousands of entrepreneurs and commercial entities have competed for access to commercial licensing. In 2018, the New Approach Missouri campaign won the support of 66% of Missouri voters to put a medical marijuana program into the state’s Constitution. In 2020, co
Democrats and Republicans need cannabis to exorcise the ghosts of elections past
Politics
You may have noticed both U.S. political parties are currently haunted. The apparitions? Ghosts of elections past. For Republicans, the specter of 2020 has been very publicly conjured by a presidential candidate who will not admit defeat. Meanwhile, Democrats are more quietly suffering visions from 2010, when the passage of the Affordable Care Act,
Ramone Martinez: Cannabis tycoon accused of kidnapping and torturing woman to make her 'love him'
Politics
Ramone Marcio Martinez, 39, of Salt Lake City, carved the number 6 into the woman's left hand to remind her she had 6 months to 'love him or be killed' A self-proclaimed Utah “millionaire” is accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her captive in his home for weeks. He reportedly beat her repeatedly and carved the number six into her hand — a rem
Man Busted With Cocaine, Marijuana in Jenks Township
Politics
Court documents indicate Marienville-based State Police filed criminal charges against 55-year-old Terry Hubert Webb. According to a criminal complaint, around 5:20 p.m. on December 4, Marienville-based State Police initiated a traffic stop after observing a vehicle making a traffic violation. One of the passengers in the vehicle, identified as Ter

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