October 2018

PITTSFIELD — The former ReStore space on Jefferson Place could see a new life in the marijuana manufacturing industry. During a community outreach meeting on Tuesday, Erik Gothelf, owner of Climb Cannabis, detailed his plans to place a marijuana processing plant in a 4,700-square-foot space at 70 Jefferson Place. Unlike other marijuana companies getting into […]

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Original Newsletter(s) this article was published in: Blaneys on Immigration: October 2018 On October 9, 2018, United States Customs and Border Protection (“USCBP”) revised its Policy Statement on Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana and Crossing the Border (the “Revised Statement). Prior to this date, USCBP had taken the position that merely being an employee (or an […]

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Atlanta, GA-based beverage giant Coca Cola Co. (KO) currently has no plans to enter the cannabis industry with marijuana-infused beverages, the company announced during its recent quarterly earnings call on Tuesday morning.  Investors Fear Overheated Cannabis Market  Earlier this year, cannabis investors bulked up on shares of cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis (ACB) following a report from Bloomberg […]

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In a show of commitment to the cannabis equity program, San Francisco on Monday announced free legal services for applicants. The City allowed existing medical dispensaries to start selling retail cannabis beginning in December and approved a cannabis equity program for those impacted by the war on drugs to open additional locations. However, as previously […]

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Food, candy and drinks infused with marijuana have become commonly available in California since January, when the first licensed pot stores began to open statewide. The products are among the more popular items sold by the dispensaries. The consumption of edibles also is being popularized by cannabis cooking classes and free online tutorials. That means […]

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In the last fifteen years, vaping has gone from a new smoking alternative to being the preferred method of consuming cannabis flowers. I remember the early days of vaping, when you had to buy a new vape pen every few weeks because they kept breaking. You couldn’t splurge on an expensive, reliable vape pen back […]

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There is still a great deal of uncertainty regarding whether employees of Canadian cannabis companies will be permitted to enter the United States for business purposes. Although United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) has now clarified that these employees may enter for tourism, it is still not clear what business activities will be permitted. […]

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Alex Fulton Brandon Hearn Victoria Gomez   College Republicans host Cannabis Caucus: Marijuana Forum Tensions arose early on during Thursday night’s Cannabis Caucus. Between panelists Brad Bradshaw and Jack Cardetti arguing, as well as snarky comments amongst audience members, feelings were definitely amplified. However, audience members soon came to see eye to eye. Not until […]

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Cleveland, OH – Oct. 29, 2018 – The Cannabis Conference, presented by Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary, is pleased to announce its 2019 education schedule.   The three-day event will be held at Westgate Las Vegas Resort Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., April 1-3, 2019. For more information and to see the full schedule, visit cannabisconference.com. […]

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Barinder Rasode, a Surrey mayoral candidate in 2014, and founder of National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education (NICHE) Canada, is used to making headlines. In 2014, Barinder, who was listed as Vancouver’s 50 Most Powerful People by Vancouver Magazine, was running to become the first Sikh mayor of Surrey, B.C. Recounting the double glass ceiling […]

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To combat inefficiency and shape a more eco-friendly future, the Cannabis Certification Council continues to hold an annual sustainability symposium in Denver, and the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment serves as the event’s organizing sponsor. Topics such as water use, outdoor growing, package recycling and electricity were all discussed during the conference on Friday, […]

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