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Bank supervisors urge Congress to pass SAFE Banking bill for cannabis businesses
Business & Finance
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is urging Congress to keep the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act in the final version of the America COMPETES Act to provide legal marijuana businesses with access to financial services. “By granting a safe harbor for financial institutions, Congress can bring regulatory clarity to the fi
Marijuana regulators look to end TikTok ban on ads
Business & Finance
New York State marijuana regulators are asking the social media app TikTok to stop banning advertising that involves the word “cannabis” as they work to promote public education on the state’s move to legalize. The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) sent a letter to TikTok executives on Monday, urging them to revise their advertising policy for go
Cannabis strain labels are misleading, research suggests: Authors call for labeling similar to FDA for food
Business & Finance
Do you know what kind of weed you're smoking?  Have you ever wondered how useful labels on cannabis products are, or not? (Benzinga) According to a new study that examined almost 90,000 samples across six states, they're not very useful. While most cannabis enthusiasts rely on labels like Indica, Sativa and Hybrid to help them distinguish one marij
Increase in cannabis pollen linked to illicit growth in Spain
Business & Finance
A study of the levels of atmospheric cannabis pollen in Murcia has detected a significant increase in recent years—indicating that illicit crop production has increased. Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena in Spain have come to an interesting conclusion. Recently, the amount of cannabis pollen in the air has increased dramatica
How legal marijuana is outselling Starbucks
Business & Finance
It’s a safe bet that Americans as a whole will continue to spend even more on pot than PSLs. Here’s why. When reports came back showing legal cannabis sales outpaced Starbucks sales in North America, it raised more than a few eyebrows. As we previously reported, in 2021, legal cannabis sales (medical and recreational combined) were between $24.5 bi
AAPI appreciation in the world of weed: Movers and shakers
Business & Finance
A look at the AAPI movers and shakers behind the cannabis industry, and the often underappreciated folks who are stepping into the light. Race is a topic that comes up a lot in cannabis, as social equity and the War on Drugs is discussed, but APPI folks are often left out of the conversation completely. Due to the harmful and racist “model minority
Cannabis and franchising: Perfect together
Business & Finance
Franchising Helps Entrepreneurs Navigate the Complicated Cannabis Industry As a franchise consultant and a New Jersey resident, I have kept a watchful eye over the cannabis industry and cannabis franchises in particular. In November 2020, New Jersey residents overwhelmingly voted to legalize cannabis in the Garden State. On February 21, 2021, New J
The Michigan adult use market is one of the fastest growing cannabis markets in the United States
Business & Finance
A bright spot of the United States (US) cannabis industry has been the performance of Midwestern states that allow for the sale of recreational cannabis.  Original link
Woody Harrelson’s new cannabis lounge, The Woods, is open for business
Business & Finance
High Times went to The Woods! There was a lucky vibe for Friday the 13th, at the grand opening for cannabis consumption lounge The Woods, co-owned by actor and cannabis entrepreneur Woody Harrelson. Located in West Hollywood, California, the newly remodeled storefront is one of the first of a slew of consumption facilities slated to open in the cit
Love Hemp Group PLC announces update to announcement of 9 May 2022
Business & Finance
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Chicago Cannabis Company opens first co-op store in Lincoln Park
Business & Finance
Chicago Cannabis Company offers "products for every level of cannabis consumption, from connoisseur to people trying cannabis for the first time," co-owner Nicollette Rodriguez said. When Nicollette Rodriguez founded Chicago Cannabis Company with co-owner Tom Gliszewski in 2018, she was working as a bilingual high school teacher and started using C
Cannabis rules draw fire
Business & Finance
Guam’s recreational cannabis industry could lose to the black market unless the government allows residents to own more than one type of cannabis business, a prospective business owner told lawmakers Thursday morning. At the very least, businesses should be allowed to grow and also manufacture cannabis products, Mike Mateo said during a public hear
Sisters of the Valley compete in the Next Marijuana Millionaire Show
Business & Finance
One episode per week, first episode drops on the G4+ free app today. The very first episode of the Next Marijuana Millionaire airs today on G4+, a new streaming platform developed through a collaboration of the best tech and entertainment minds, an app that can be downloaded easily to an iPhone from the app store for free.  The series, which will b
Huckleberry Hill Farms on what’s at stake for legacy cannabis growers
Business & Finance
Huckleberry Hill Farms has planted its legacy on the rich soil of the Emerald Triangle. The second-generation run farm is owned by John Casali and his partner Rose Moberly. Casali carries on the work of his mother and her longtime growing expertise. Because of his family’s deep roots in this place, Casali centers the community in the Emerald Triang
Weed pop-ups are having a moment right now
Business & Finance
  Marijuana pop-ups are appearing in a variety of states, whether there’s legal marijuana or not. Here’s why. If you live in a big city or somewhere where there have been revisions of cannabis laws, you’ve likely seen a marijuana pop-up store. These locations come in all shapes and sizes, whether that’s a truck or a stand, all tending towards brigh
Why is the world's largest cannabis market shooting itself in the foot?
Business & Finance
Taxes in California are among the highest in the United States and that of course includes cannabis-related taxes, which are so exorbitant that they are hobbling what should rightly be the country's - make that the world's largest and potentially successful cannabis market. (Benzinga) High taxes and onerous regulations are keeping unlicensed cultiv

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