March 2018

In 1923, when it became illegal to possess cannabis in Canada, very few Canadians would have heard of the drug, let alone tried it. So why did legislators target weed? Emily Murphy is seen in this photo from the 1920s. (Creative Commons) Cannabis advocates have long blamed women’s rights activist Emily Murphy. Her 1922 book […]

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(This story has been updated from an earlier version.) A German court slammed the brakes on the country’s plan to grant contracts to cultivate medical marijuana, giving international exporters an even bigger head start over domestic production as the country struggles to meet MMJ demand. A representative for the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf told Marijuana […]

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(This story has been updated from an earlier version.) A German court slammed the brakes on the country’s plan to grant contracts to cultivate medical marijuana, giving international exporters an even bigger head start over domestic production as the country struggles to meet MMJ demand. A representative for the Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf told Marijuana […]

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In 1923, when it became illegal to possess cannabis in Canada, very few Canadians would have heard of the drug, let alone tried it. So why did legislators target weed? Emily Murphy is seen in this photo from the 1920s. (Creative Commons) Cannabis advocates have long blamed women’s rights activist Emily Murphy. Her 1922 book […]

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Canby, Oregon, March 28, 2018 – MRX Xtractors is introducing the latest in commercial extraction processing—the MRX 100C extractor—for the ever-expanding cannabis and hemp industry, according to a press release. The demand for extracted cannabis and hemp has reached unprecedented levels. Along with the increase in demand, the industry faces strict regulations and high-quality expectations. […]

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When this article was originally conceived, the title was very different: “Why Hedge Funds Aren’t Investing in the Cannabis Industry but Family Offices Might.” The case was strong, and arguments abounded. The main ones, though, were structured around the limited liquidity in the cannabis industry and the resulting inability to short equities — which is necessary […]

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Senate Medical Affairs Committee approved a medical marijuana bill on Thursday, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, known as S 212 in the Senate, would allow seriously ill patients to use marijuana to treat their conditions with a recommendation from their doctors. “There […]

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Cannabis is swiftly becoming one of the darlings of media buzz.  Growing at lightning speed, this industry is alive and crazed with press clamoring over the next big moment or product. As a 30-year veteran in entertainment marketing, I’ve worked consistently with media outlets around the world, perfecting strategies to get my clients noticed.   […]

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Although marijuana edibles are banned by Island Health, canna-bakers continue to provide a service they say is very much needed. In March 2017, Island Health (VIHA) initiated a crackdown on the sale of edibles in dispensaries across Victoria, citing that the Food and Drugs Act does not recognize cannabis as a food ingredient. As a […]

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