Marijuana skeptics fear ‘de facto legalization’ in the states
Oct08

Marijuana skeptics fear ‘de facto legalization’ in the states

The Trump administration’s stance, as directed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, came even as cannabis advocates made inroads across several states. New Jersey is widely expected to legalize cannabis for adult use by the end of the year. State lawmakers in Pennsylvania and New York have kicked off efforts to put recreational use on the books as well. In Connecticut, a recreational use bill made it out of committee for the first time...

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The Demand For New Cannabis Stocks is Heating Up
Oct08

The Demand For New Cannabis Stocks is Heating Up

When it comes to cannabis stocks, the public can’t get enough. After years of challenging access to capital, 2018 has seen a remarkable improvement for U.S. cannabis operators. In the summer, two leading companies went public, MedMen and Green Thumb Industries. Both stocks have performed well, and each of the companies has subsequently priced secondary offerings, raising additional capital to fund acquisitions and capital...

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What is CBD? And why is the cannabis-derived ingredient on the rise for wellness products?
Oct06

What is CBD? And why is the cannabis-derived ingredient on the rise for wellness products?

If you only know three letters associated with cannabis, they’re probably T-H-C. But  there’s another term on the rise: CBD. CBD, one of the more than 100 chemicals in cannabis, is emerging as a popular wellness ingredient. The plant extract, often consumed as an oil under the tongue, is now the featured ingredient in high-end products including coconut oil, body lotion, face serum, olive oil, jam, bath scrub, cold brew...

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New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement
Jun18

New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor’s health commissioner said on Monday. The announcement by the commissioner, Howard Zucker, signals a broad turnaround for the administration of Mr. Cuomo, a second-term Democrat who said as recently as last year that...

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Republican Controlled Congress Aims to Protect Medical Marijuana Businesses
Jun17

Republican Controlled Congress Aims to Protect Medical Marijuana Businesses

Few industries are creating a buzz with investors quite like legal cannabis. According to research firm ArcView, the North American legal weed industry grew sales by 33% in 2017, to $9.7 billion, and it’s estimated to grow at an average annual rate of 28% through 2021. Should ArcView’s projection prove accurate, we could be talking about nearly $25 billion in legal pot sales in North America by the end of 2021. Last year,...

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Thank you, Jeff Sessions, for inadvertently kickstarting Congress’ effort to legalize marijuana
Jun16

Thank you, Jeff Sessions, for inadvertently kickstarting Congress’ effort to legalize marijuana

Good job, Jeff Sessions! It seems the attorney general’s misguided attempts to revive the unpopular and unjust federal war on marijuana may be having the exact opposite effect — prompting a new bipartisan effort in Congress to allow states to legalize cannabis. Last week Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) introduced a bill that would essentially end the federal prohibition in states that have chosen to...

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