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COVID-19, Cannabis & Culture: The Rapid Evolution of Employment Law
Business & Finance
    When discussing employment law in 2022, it is important to first consider its fluidity. “What we’ve said today could change tomorrow,” says Catherine Wells, member and chair of the Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi P.C. Employment Law Group in West Orange. “Employers need to ensure they remain mindful and updated on all of the changes in the law t
Is Big Pharma Weed Coming With Pfizer’s Recent Purchase?
Business & Finance
Pfizer wants in on the cannabis game. Will you be buying Pharma Weed? Most consumers say absolutely not. You may not have heard the wonderful news. Our great overlords and global saviors at Pfizer announced their intentions to get into the medical cannabis market via their $6.7 billion acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. Of course, the giant
Is Big Pharma Weed Coming With Pfizer’s Recent Purchase?
Medical News
Pfizer wants in on the cannabis game. Will you be buying Pharma Weed? Most consumers say absolutely not. You may not have heard the wonderful news. Our great overlords and global saviors at Pfizer announced their intentions to get into the medical cannabis market via their $6.7 billion acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. Of course, the giant
Clark County preparing for cannabis lounges
Business & Finance
Clark County officials are closely monitoring the state’s efforts to regulate cannabis consumption lounges, a process that will largely inform how the county sets its own expectations for the marijuana industry’s expansion. When they open this year in Nevada as expected, following approval in the state Legislature last summer, lounges will provide
Cases Move Forward Against Area Residents Busted Growing Marijuana in Front Yard
Politics
The cases against two area residents who were reportedly caught growing marijuana in the front yard of their residence in Redbank Township moved forward in court on Tuesday. Court documents indicate the following charges against 47-year-old Robert Jason Smyers and 42-year-old Katie Joleen Shreckengost, both of Summerville, were waived for court on
Curaleaf vs. Trulieve: Which Cannabis Company Will Generate More Revenue in 2022?
Business & Finance
Trulieve's acquisition of Harvest Health puts it in a neck-and-neck race with Curaleaf. Today, two of the top companies in the marijuana industry are Curaleaf Holdings (OTC:CURLF) and Trulieve Cannabis (OTC:TCNNF). Both are cannabis producers with a presence in many states across the country, and they generated similar revenue in their most recent
38 companies want Coshocton medical marijuana dispensary
Business & Finance
If dispensary is awarded, it will be at the former Family Video on Second Street. Almost 40 companies have filed for a medical marijuana dispensary license for a facility to be located in Coshocton. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy recently released the company names and addresses for 1,462 applicants for 73 dispensary licenses to be awarded in the comin
County Attorney warns Delta-8 illegal; pulled from stores
Politics
In the last year, a new product popped up in stores across Ellis County. Found on shelves in local convenience and liquor stores, Delta-8 products were being sold in a variety of forms, from edible to vape-based. Often found near CBD or nicotine-based products, Delta-8 has been readily available for months across the state. But while the product wa
What 2021 Taught Us About Young People And Cannabis Use
Cannabis News
Medical and cannabis professionals wouldn’t confirm that teen use was in the downturn, however, 2021 offered substantial studies  to suggest that may be the case. The possible effects of cannabis on young people will continue to be of the utmost concern as the legal marketplace takes shape. Throughout 2021, several studies helped further comprehens
Curbside service rules may change for marijuana businesses
Business & Finance
Big Rapids officials consider changes to ordinance Big Rapids city commissioners are considering changes to the city's marijuana ordinance that could eliminate curbside service for businesses in the downtown area. During a meeting this week, community development director Paula Priebe told the board there is a proposed substantive change to the mar
$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

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