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Want to invest in U.S. pot stocks? Here’s what you need to know

As a legal cannabis industry struggles to realize possibilities amid federal criminalization, investors will need to navigate a hazy minefield to pick potential winners  Traditional vice sectors like tobacco and alcohol are investing heavily in the emerging legal cannabis industry, but commerci...


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Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana player aims to ramp up production and drive down prices

Sam Wood~The Philadelphia Inquirer Jushi Inc. will become one of the dominant players in the Keystone State's medical marijuana market with its $37 million acquisition of Scranton-based Pennsylvania Medical Solutions from Vireo Health International. The aggressively expanding Jushi, based in Boca Ra...


Nevada governor pardons thousands of past cannabis convictions

Chris Kudialis~Leafly The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight for thousands of Nevadans convicted of low-level marijuana possession—which is no longer a crime. On June 11, Gov. Steve Sisolak proposed a resolution to "unconditionally" pardon all convictions for possession of less than one ounc...


Canadian cannabis sales remain strong in April despite COVID-19 pandemic

 Solomon Israel~Marijuana Business Daily Retail cannabis sales in Canada declined only slightly despite the COVID-19 pandemic, falling 0.6% from March's record high to 180.1 million Canadian dollars ($132.7 million) in April. The new monthly retail sales data from Statistics Canada bode well fo...


Anthony Dindia: The Godfather Of Cannabis At Verano Holdings

Warren Bobrow~Forbes I met Anthony Dindia a month or so ago at New Jersey's latest cannabis dispensary. He had just spent the past few grueling days of night and day work getting the Elizabeth, NJ location for the Verano Holdings family of dispensaries ready to open and greet their guests. Anthony i...


Michigan recreational marijuana hits milestone, surpasses medical marijuana weekly sales in ‘upward ascent’

Gus Burns~MLive.com LANSING, MI -- Six months into its existence, Michigan's recreational marijuana industry hit a new milestone last week, exceeding medical marijuana in weekly sales for the first time ever. Some industry players like Steve Linder, president of the Michigan Cannabis Manufacturers A...


Recovery from losses, damage during protests will take weeks for many cannabis businesses

John Schroyer~Marijuana Business Daily The protests, lootings and robberies connected to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis might have died down over the past two weeks, but scores of marijuana companies are still dealing with the fallout of break-ins that began the weekend of May 29. Several ...


Former NBA forward Al Harrington wants to make 100 Black individuals millionaires through the cannabis business

Jabari Young~CNBC Former National Basketball Association forward Al Harrington says he's on a mission to turn 100 Black individuals into millionaires using the cannabis sector, he told CNBC. Harrington, now CEO of cannabis company Viola Brands, said one of the ways he'll achieve the mission to help ...

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How Precision Extraction Solutions Is Alleviating Key Cannabis Manufacturing Pain Points

Warren Bobrow~Forbes Warren Bobrow: Recently, I spoke with Nick Tennant, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Precision Extraction Solutions about the importance of extraction technology and how his company keeps its competitive edge in the rapidly changing cannabis industry. We discussed how com...


California regulator decries cannabis delivery suit as ‘bizarre’ in court filing a month before trial

John Schroyer~Marijuana Business Daily In a preview of a hotly anticipated trial set to take place in July, a key California marijuana regulator blasted a lawsuit aimed at overturning a policy allowing statewide marijuana deliveries as "bizarre" in a new court filing. The brief, filed June 8, outlin...


Putnam residents rule in favor of medical cannabis operations and school renewal levy

PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va.(WSAZ)-- Several races went on in Putnam County Tuesday during Election Day but two races in particular were catching many eyes as one had to deal with education and another, medical cannabis. The school renewal levy was voted in favor by the people of Putnam County. The levy wil...


How To Use Cannabis To Combat PMS Symptoms - Cannabis News

Cramps can range from mildly uncomfortable to downright debilitating, making it impossible for people to complete their daily responsibilities.

Holy smoke: Ancient Israelites Used Cannabis as Temple Offering

Analysis of altar residue shows worshippers burned pot at a Judahite desert shrine – and may have done the same at the First Temple in Jerusalem.

5 problems hemp farmers face this year - Cannabis News

Bottlenecks abound on the production end -- and that’s not even counting the fundamentals of weather and hemp farming competence.

Cannabis and coffee: How do they affect your body? - Cannabis News

There’s no denying that coffee and cannabis are both popular. What’s perhaps less clear is how coffee and cannabis consumption overlap, but with the rise of infused coffee products, it’s safe to say pairing coffee with cannabis is pretty common.

COVID-19 interstate compacts could be a model for regional marijuana trade - Cannabis News

Lawmakers in Oregon have been at the forefront of national efforts to give legal producers a way to export out of state.

How To Clean Your Marijuana Gear Without Using Rubbing Alcohol - Cannabis News

The pandemic has affected the production of a variety of disinfectants, from hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes, to the latest product in short supply: rubbing alcohol.

Montana medical marijuana patients to be "untethered" from providers June 2 - Cannabis News

“I feel like everyone’s going to be just fine, and it’s the best thing that could happen to the industry in a very long time.”

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions - Cannabis News

States with active medical marijuana laws saw certain opioid prescription rates drop nearly 20 percent compared to prohibition states, a first-of-its-kind study out of Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center has found.

Michigan recreational marijuana sales top $100 million - Cannabis News

Michigan’s recreational marijuana industry last week surpassed $100 million in total sales since the retail industry became legal last December.


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