Finance

Stock trading on the New York Curb Association market, around 1916. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Kathleen Burke ~ Marketwatch.com ~

With the recent stock market volatility, it’s difficult to know which industries will weather the storm. However, there’s one potential way to stay in the green.

Dixie Brands, a Colorado manufacturer of marijuana-infused edibles, is expanding with non-psychoactive, CBD-infused products for people and pets that will be available throughout the U.S. Image: Denver Post file

Ricardo Baca  ~ Denver Post ~

Two new hemp-based product lines are coming from Colorado's Dixie Brands: Therabis is CBD-infused supplements for pets; Aceso has three formulas for human consumption.

Chicago skyline at evening. Image: Bert Kaufmann via Wikimedia Commons
 
Medical marijuana is officially growing--both literally and figuratively--in the state of Illinois, with cultivation centers producing strains that are expected to harvest around October.

A seven-acre greenhouse facility in Ontario run by Supreme Pharmaceuticals, formerly a copper exploration company.  Image: Reuters/Euan Rocha
 
Economic turmoil in China, the world’s second-largest economy and top consumer of industrial metals, has hit commodity prices hard. For the smaller players in the mining industry, that’s made business difficult, and the future uncertain.

A warning sign at a Purdue University research farm cautions visitors against taking cannabis sativa plants grown for research purposes. Image: Maureen Hayden/CNHI
Maureen Hayden, CNHI ~ News and Tribune ~
 
ROMNEY  – The high fence surrounding a Purdue University research farm here was installed to keep out pesky deer, but this summer it served a second purpose: Keeping federal drug agents at bay.

Vermont State Senator Joe Benning acknowledged that there may not be enough support in the legislature yet for legalizing marijuana. But he thinks it might make sense to regulate that industry and perhaps even reap some economic rewards from it. Credit Charlotte Albright / VPR

Charlotte Albright ~ Vermont Public Radio ~

A group of Vermont business leaders called the Vermont Cannabis Collaborative has been inviting public comment on the best way to create a safe, sustainable marijuana industry.

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