Forbes: US Cannabis Industry Is Saving Cities With Struggling Economies

Cannabis Industry Is Saving Cities With Struggling Economies

Article by Mike Adams, Forbes A growing number of states have legalized marijuana, but not every municipality within the confines of these progressive governments has been eager to get involved with the cannabis trade. In the eight states that have legalized the leaf for recreational use, several local jurisdictions have opted to keep their streets free of legitimate pot commerce. ...

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Israel May Be First Country to Approve Cannabis Vaporizer for Medical Use

SRAEL MAY BE FIRST COUNTRY TO APPROVE MARIJUANA VAPORIZER FOR MEDICAL USE Israel leads the world in medicinal marijuana R&D with nearly 300 Israeli growers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers receiving licenses to produce medicinal cannabis. BY MAX SCHINDLER . Israeli Agriculture Ministry accepts medical marijuana as farming sector > Bill to decriminalize cannabis usage passes in first reading in Knesset

Article by Max Schindler, The Jerusalem Post The Health Ministry recently gave its stamp of approval to an Israeli company producing marijuana vaporizers, possibly becoming the first country in the world to certify such a device for medical purposes. Tel Aviv-based Kanabo Research, a medical-cannabis R&D firm, announced on Tuesday that the ministry certified the company’s VapePod vaporizer for the ...

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Essence: Shine on You Crazy Diamond Concentrates

Essence: Shine on You Crazy Diamond Concentrates 0 BY MONTEREY BUD

Article by Monterey Bud, Concentrates, in all of their many forms, are abundant and easy to find – but not all are equal. Fortunately for me, when I dropped in at Weedmaps headquarters last week, I was asked by an enthusiastic representative if I wanted to try, and perhaps review a brand of concentrates under the name of Essence. Initially ...

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Colombia Looks to Become the World’s Supplier of Legal Pot

The Americas Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot By Anthony Faiola. Test plants thrive at the new cannabis cultivation and processing center of the Colombian subsidiary of Canada-based PharmaCielo, which is set to launch commercial sales and exports in the coming months, in Rionegro, Colombia. (Anthony Faiola/The Washington Post)

Article by Anthony Faiola, Washington Post Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is looking to exchange gun-toting traffickers for corporate backers in a bid to become the Saudi Arabia of legal pot. The new industry is budding here on the outskirts of Medellin, where Pablo Escobar ...

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Craig Ex on Heading to Spannabis & Expert Joints Live Special in Barcelona


Article by Mike Okada, Cannabis Life Network Craig Ex aka The Expert of Expert Joints is off to Barcelona tomorrow to check out Spannabis, one of the world’s biggest cannabis events. Craig tells us what he’s expecting to see at his first Spannabis, the special Expert Joints LIVE! show he’s broadcasting on March 8th from Spain, getting Rosetta stoned, and more! CLN: Is ...

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The Racist Origins of Marijuana Prohibition

The racist origins of marijuana prohibition Alyssa Pagano

Article by Alyssa Pagano, Business Insider  The legal status of cannabis has been in question in the U.S. since people starting regularly smoking it in the early 1900s. The debate continues today, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions taking a firm stance against legalization and insisting that federal prohibition laws be enforced, even where states have made it legal. But how ...

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Move Over Apple, Amazon, Marijuana is Coming to the Nasdaq

Move over Apple, Amazon, marijuana is coming to the Nasdaq Canada's Cronos gives U.S. investors their first mainstream option in the so-called Green Rush. Toronto-based Cronos produces and sells medical marijuana in Canada.Postmedia News

Article by Jennifer Kaplan and Erik Schatzker, Bloomberg News The Nasdaq Stock Market will list its first cannabis shares on Tuesday, marking a key milestone for an industry that has been rejected by the Trump administration. Cronos Group Inc., which already trades in Canada, will be the first marijuana company on a major U.S. exchange — right alongside Nasdaq stocks ...

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Report: Laws Are Pushing CA Pot Farmers to Black Market, Not Oversupply

Report: Laws Are Pushing CA Pot Farmers to Black Market, Not OversupplyBy Chris Roberts. Ninety-nine percent of California cannabis growers are not licensed, according to a new report, but this isn’t because the state has an oversupply of legal cannabis. Countywide bans, strict regulations and expensive permit fees are keeping California cannabis providers — those who want to go legal and who used to sell to dispensaries before Jan. 1 — in the black market.

Article by Chris Roberts, Cannabis Now When California voted to legalize cannabis in 2016, advocates promised that the new regulations would capture illicit cannabis production and turn it into a regulated market, creating new taxes that would provide benefits for everyone. Even cash-strapped rural areas without an economic engine would have money for schools and roads — hence the proliferation of ≥desert communities ...

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