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Navigating the Cannabis Industry: Risk Management for Profitability

The cannabis industry is growing and changing at an unprecedented pace, creating immense profit potential and putting a spotlight on the array of risks for those in the arena. Understanding the current and emerging trends across the industry is essential for companies looking to maximize profitability while managing risk effectively. It’s important to take a […]

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Highlights from NoCo Hemp Conference Panels: How did we get here, and where are we going?

At the 10th Annual NoCo Hemp Conference and Expo, held in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado this year, educational panels included a wide array of topics covering both the fiber and industrial potentials of hemp products as well as the plant’s supplemental and dietary applications. Our attention was focused on consuming the policy and regulatory discussions […]

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NRA Silent On Medical Marijuana Patients’ Gun Rights

When there’s a policy development that affects gun rights you can usually count on the National Rifle Association (NRA) to have something to say about it. But the firearms lobby’s most powerful organization had nothing to say this week after a federal court upheld a policy preventing medical marijuana patients from purchasing guns. The San Francisco Chronicle reported: […] Thanks to


Arkansas: Two Medical Marijuana Measures on November Ballot

Arkansas officials certified two separate medical marijuana initiatives for the state’s November ballot on Friday. The secretary of state’s office has not yet made an official announcement, and a spokesman did not respond to a request for comment, but Ryan Denham, deputy campaign director for one of the medical cannabis efforts, shared the news with […] Thanks to


DEA Rules Against Marijuana Rescheduling

The federal government is keeping marijuana in Schedule I for now. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is expected to announce Thursday that it has decided to rule against petitions to reclassify cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), according to NPR. In a separate move to be announced along with the scheduling determination, the agency […] Thanks to



The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has just announced that it is looking for an Executive Director to help usher in this new era of continued marijuana legalization. NORML has been in existence since 1970, and they have been an incredible ally for the marijuana community. They were fighting for weed […] Thanks to

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Justice Department Blocks Release of Anti-Marijuana Talking Points

Feds Argued Medical Cannabis Measure Could Prevent Enforcement Against Recreational Marijuana — But Changed Tune After Congress Ignored Concerns The U.S. Department of Justice has denied’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to reveal talking points that the federal government sent to Capitol Hill in a failed attempt to defeat a Congressional medical marijuana amendment. The measure, which […] Thanks to


Our Interview with Toronto Police on “Project Claudia” Raids Interviews the Toronto Police Any decent journalist will tell you that when reporting on a story, it’s important to remain as unbiased as possible, even when writing about situations you may disagree with or interviewing people who have a vastly different viewpoint of the topic at hand. Nevertheless, a story is only complete when […] Thanks to

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Congress To Vote on Medical Marijuana for Veterans

Both chambers of Congress are expected to consider increasing military veterans’ access to medical marijuana this week. The U.S. Senate has been debating a funding bill which contains language preventing the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) from spending money to enforce a current policy prohibiting government doctors from filling out medical marijuana recommendation forms in states where the drug is […]

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Texas Republicans Endorse Medical Marijuana

Texas could become one of the next places in the U.S. to enact a comprehensive medical marijuana program, if the state Republican Party has its way. On Friday, delegates at the 2016 Texas GOP Convention voted to add a medical cannabis provision to the party platform. “We call upon the Texas Legislature to improve the 2015 Compassionate Use […]

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