Marijuana Rally has Just Minted 3 New Billionaires

Marijuana Rally has Just Minted 3 New Billionaires

Marijuana Rally has Just Minted 3 New Billionaires $TLRY The 1st private equity firm focused exclusively on the cannabis industry has minted 3 new billionaires. Brendan Kennedy, Michael Blue and Christian Groh founded Seattle-based Privateer Holdings Inc. in May 2010 and the firm later invested in Canadian pot firm Tilray Inc.(NYSE:TLRY), whose market value topped […]

Tilray (NYSE:TLRY) Spikes as CEO Touts Marijuana Growth Prospects

Tilray (NYSE:TLRY) Spikes as CEO Touts Marijuana Growth Prospects

Tilray (NYSE:TLRY) Spikes, CEO Touts Marijuana Growth Prospects $TLRY “I don’t want to get bought by AB-InBev or Diageo, I want to be that company” CEO Kennedy said Tuesday  Tilray (NYSE:TLRY) is having its best day since its July IPO, adding as much as 94% to briefly touch 300/share, after CEO Brendan Kennedy touted the […]

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks $TLRY, $MJ, $SZT, $SPY Stock investors caught up in the cannabis craze has driven marijuana stocks to record highs, options traders are paying the most ever to hedge against a fall. Skyrocketing marijuana stocks have driven the $560-M ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), up more than 60% […]

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts $TLRY, $GWPH The US government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new path for American researchers who have trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The US Justice Department is sitting on marijuana research applications, Congress refuses again to let VA docs recommend medical marijuana to Vets, an Arizona appeals court ruling gets appealed, and more. National Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HA) last Wednesday filed […]

Medical Cannabis Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Health Conditions

Medical Cannabis Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Health Conditions

Medical Cannabis Effective in Treating a Wide Range of Health Conditions Utilizing new mobile application technology, researchers at The University of New Mexico found that medical cannabis provides immediate symptom relief across dozens of health symptoms with relatively minimal negative side effects. In 2 recent studies titled, “Patient-Reported Symptom Relief Following Medical Cannabis Consumption,” and […]

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April $HMMJ, $MJ, $CGC, $STZ, $SMG The 1st marijuana ETF (exchange-traded fund) has reached a milestone that has as much to do with surging marijuana stocks as it does with investor inflows. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF’s (HMMJ) total assets have grown to more than […]

Big-Name Investors Dabble in Marijuana Stocks

Big-Name Investors Dabble in Marijuana Stocks

Big-Name Investors Dabble in Marijuana Stocks $MJ, $DEO, $STZ Shares of marijuana companies are beginning to attract a few big-name investors. Billionaire Leon Cooperman, 75 anni, chimed in on a recent earnings call for Green Thumb Industries, a Chicago-based grower and seller of medicinal cannabis that recently went public in Canada. The iconic hedge fund […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Oregon drastically reduces the daily purchase limit for patients, Oklahoma continues to try to get its nascent system up and running, and more. Illinois Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids. Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill to allow patients to use […]

US Investors Buying an ETF that Tracks the Canadian Marijuana Industry

US Investors Buying an ETF that Tracks the Canadian Marijuana Industry

US Investors Buying an ETF that Tracks the Canadian Marijuana Industry $MJ, $DEO, $STZ US investors are buying into an ETF (exchange-traded fund) that tracks the Canadian marijuana industry as the country moves toward legalization and liquor producers show growing interest in selling marijuana. The US-listed $436-M ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF, (ticker MJ), has taken […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Oklahoma continues to struggle with its new medical marijuana program, Utah foes try a novel strategy to block a medical marijuana initiative, and more. Louisiana Louisiana Regulators Weight Raising Limit on Number of Patients Doctors Can Treat. The state Board of Medical Examiners is set to boost the number of medical marijuana […]

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ) Gives Canadian Cannabis Company Legitimacy and Cash

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ) Gives Canadian Cannabis Company Legitimacy and Cash

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ) Gives Canadian Cannabis Company Legitimacy and Cash $STZ, $CGC, $ACBFF Canopy Growth Corp.’s  (CGC) CEO, Bruce Linton expects 1 “Google-like company” to dominate the legal cannabis industry. Canopy’s transformative deal with Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE:STZ) has given it legitimacy, clout and a cash hoard that has widened the gap with its competitors. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A powerful Senate committee calls marijuana’s Schedule I status an obstacle to research, an Arizona appeals court ruling gets ignored, Oklahoma sees its 1st medical marijuana clinic, and more. National Senate Committee Slams Marijuana’s Federal Classification, Saying Schedule I Blocks Research. The Senate Appropriations Committee has issued a report criticizing marijuana’s continued […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The congressional shield for medical marijuana states remains alive, New York announces it will add opioid use as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, and more. National Senate Panel Approves Medical Marijuana Protections. The Senate Appropriations Committee last Thursday approved an amendment that shields legal medical marijuana operations from federal interference. The […]

17 October 2018, Canadian Marijuana Legalization Day

17 October 2018, Canadian Marijuana Legalization Day

17 October 2018, Canadian Marijuana Legalization Day Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting on 17 October in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country’s youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a very optimistic and hopeful statement Wednesday. The Senate gave final passage to the […]

Canada’s Senate Approves the General Use of Recreational Marijuana

Canada’s Senate Approves the General Use of Recreational Marijuana

Canada’s Senate Approves the General Use of Recreational Marijuana Tuesday, Canada’s upper House of Parliament approved a revised bill to legalize recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become the 1st G7 nation to legalize cannabis. The Senate voted 52-29 in favor of the revised bill from the elected House of Commons, paving […]

Get Ready, the Cannabis Cocktail Soon at Your Neighborhood Bar

Get Ready, the Cannabis Cocktail Soon at Your Neighborhood Bar

Get Ready, the Cannabis Cocktail Soon at Your Neighborhood Bar $STX Today, marijuana producers are betting an increasing number of people would rather pour a drink infused with cannabis oil than spirits. There are plans in the workd to develop a product-testing and manufacturing center to explore using cannabis in everything from iced teas, juices […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Philly, the City of Brotherly Love gets its 1st dispensary A Florida judge has blocked a state ban on patients smoking medical marijuana Colorado’s governor signs a medical marijuana in school bill, but vetoes a medical marijuana for autism. Colorado Colorado Governor Signs Medical Marijuana at School Bill. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) […]

Bears Betting $2.1-B that a Marijuana ‘Bust’ is Coming

Bears Betting $2.1-B that a Marijuana ‘Bust’ is Coming

Bears Betting $2.1-B that a Marijuana ‘Bust’ is Coming $TWMJF, $ACBFF The total value of Short positions in global marijuana-related stocks has climbed to a record approaching $2.1-B, according an analyst at IHS Markit in Boston. Short sellers have increased their positions amid concern that the sector is overvalued, and it’s becoming easier to find […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update An amendment protecting medical marijuana in states where it is legal has made it into the House’s Justice Department appropriations bill, Illinois legislators approve medical marijuana in schools, the Utah initiative campaign is turning into a pitched battle, and more. National Last Thursday, a House panel approved medical marijuana protections. The House Appropriations […]

US Senate to say No to Legal Marijuana

US Senate to say No to Legal Marijuana

US Senate to say No to Legal Marijuana US Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R;KY) just says No A House committee advances a VA medical marijuana bill Pennsylvania’s Governor and Attorney General are not ok with a Philadelphia safe injection site US Marijuana Policy Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is ‘down’ with Hemp, not with MaryJane […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update There is no joy in Idaho, a California bill to protect patients’ employment rights advances, Utah Democrats endorse medical marijuana, and more. Arkansas Last Friday a week, justices agreed to expedite the medical marijuana licensing case. The state Supreme Court has agreed to speed up its review of a ruling that has […]

Update: The Legal Status of CBD in the US

Update: The Legal Status of CBD in the US

Update: The Legal Status of CBD in the US $GWPH CBD is the nonpsychoactive component of cannabis and hemp. Unlike the THC in cannabis, CBD does not induce a high, but has many clinical benefits, including the control of seizures and pain Federal drug laws stipulate cannabis is an illegal Class 1 narcotic In states […]

Legalized Marijuana has ‘Watershed Moment’

Legalized Marijuana has ‘Watershed Moment’

Legalized Marijuana has ‘Watershed Moment’ Wednesday, US President Donald Trump promised Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) he will support efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana, ending a standoff on Department of Justice nominations. “Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” Senator Gardner said in a […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A Maryland medical marijuana expansion bill aimed at addressing racial inequities is on the governor’s desk, there will be no joy in Tennessee this year, the Mormon Church opposes a Utah medical marijuana initiative, and more. Maryland On Monday, the legislature gave final approval to a medical marijuana expansion bill. The Senate Monday […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Legislatures across our nation grapple with medical marijuana, as an Arkansas judge puts that state’s program on hold, and more. Arkansas Last Wednesday, an Arkansas judge put a hold on the state medical marijuana program. A state judge put the state’s program on hold because of objections to the licensing process, but was […]

Marijuana is the New Gold for Some Canadian Miners

Marijuana is the New Gold for Some Canadian Miners

Marijuana is the New Gold for Some Canadian Miners $CRON A number of companies that started in the mining or oil and gas sectors that are now part of Canada’s burgeoning marijuana industry has jumped to more than 40. according to an analyst I read Saturday. And almost 50% of the country’s marijuana firms started out […]

Treating Pain Without Drugs

Treating Pain Without Drugs

Treating Pain Without Drugs Americans consume 99% of the hydrocodone sold worldwide and 81% of all oxycodone — approximately 30X more than medically necessary for the population size of the US Between Y 2002 and 2015, opioids killed an estimated 202,600 Americans Overdose cases increased by more than 30% across the US between July 2016 […]

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues A major new study reveals that smoking marijuana dramatically increases one’s risk of suffering a heart attack and other cardiovascular events. The study authors, along with Top cardiologists across the country, are calling for more research into the use of medicinal and recreational cannabis in light of […]

Ultra-Rich Investing in Horses, Cars, Cannabis and Cryptocurrencies

Ultra-Rich Investing in Horses, Cars, Cannabis and Cryptocurrencies

Ultra-Rich Investing in Horses, Cars, Cannabis, and Cryptocurrencies $BTCUSD $CME, $CBOE The world’s wealthiest investors are looking to expand their holdings in volatile digital coins, despite a mismatch in the group’s knowledge surrounding the asset class. The latest annual Wealth Report survey by Knight Frank indicated that 21% of wealth advisers and private bankers said their clients increased investments in cryptocurrencies in Y 2017, […]

US Drug Policy Update

US Drug Policy Update

US Drug Policy Update US President Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General announced a new front in the war on opioids Attorney General Sessions announces a task force that will target opioid manufacturers and distributors. And this week, President Trump convened a White House summit on opioid epidemic in the US Marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana foes in Arizona take aim at prescribing doctors, a Michigan judge strikes down Detroit’s medical marijuana initiative, Ohio’s medical marijuana roll-out hits a bump, and more. Arizona Last Thursday, a House committee advanced a bill to make felons of lax marijuana perscribing docs. The House Health Committee voted 6-3 on party […]

California’s Marijuana Growers Are Slow to Join the Legal, Regulated System

California’s Marijuana Growers Are Slow to Join the Legal, Regulated System

California’s Marijuana Growers Are Slow to Join the Legal, Regulated System The vast majority of California’s marijuana growers have yet to try to move into the state’s new legal regulatory framework, leaving big questions looming around whether they can survive in the brave new world of legal weed, whether a substantial illicit market will remain, […]

Canadian Marijuana Company 1st Ever to Be Listed on NASDAQ

Canadian Marijuana Company 1st Ever to Be Listed on NASDAQ

Canadian Marijuana Company 1st Ever to Be Listed on NASDAQ $CRON A Canadian cannabis producer will begin trading on the NASDAQ Tuesday, thus becoming the 1st marijuana company to be listed on a US stock exchange. Toronto-based Cronos Group won approval for the listing from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “It’s very significant for […]

LA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Top Estimates

LA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Top Estimates

LA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Top Estimates Marijuana sales in Los Angeles are higher than estimated since marijuana became legal on 1 January according to reports “Originally the department was given a budget of $1.3-M, and to date we have collected over $2.2-M in licensing fees, and we have around about $800,000 in outstanding invoices, […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update State legislatures are in session and things are getting busy on the medical marijuana front, from CBD bills in Iowa to employment protection bills in California. California Last Wednesday, a bill that would provide employment protections for medical marijuana patients was filed. Assemblymen Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) have filed Assembly Bill […]

Marijuana Friendly US Senator from Colorado Eases Up On DOJ

Marijuana Friendly US Senator from Colorado Eases Up On DOJ

Marijuana Friendly US Senator from Colorado Eases Up On DOJ Colorado Republican US Senator will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs over concerns about the marijuana industry, saying Thursday that federal officials have shown good faith in recent conversations on the department’s marijuana  policy. Last month, Senator Cory Gardner used his power to […]

Big Tobacco Enters the Legal Cannabis Business in Canada

Big Tobacco Enters the Legal Cannabis Business in Canada

Big Tobacco Enters the Legal Cannabis Business in Canada $AOI, $SZT While not a household name, a big US tobacco firm, Alliance One International Inc. (NYSE:AOI) has 1-upped its better known and much larger tobacco sellers by acquiring stakes in 2 Canadian firms involved in that country’s medical marijuana market. The acquisitions of the marijuana-related […]

Medical Marijuana Update 

Medical Marijuana Update 

Medical Marijuana Update CBD Cannabis Oil bills have gotten though legislatures in Indiana and Virginia, Texas sees the 1st delivery of CBD Cannabis Oil to a patient, and more. Indiana On Monday, Ithe Senate passed a CBD bill. The Senate voted 35-13 to approve Senate Bill 294, which would allow any state resident to purchase and use […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update, Plus California Banking Policy California’s Treasurer wants to create a public bank for the cannabis business. The medical marijuana movement loses a founding father, and the only other action this past week was a pair of CBD bills. California Last Saturday, Dennis Peron, “the Father of Medical Marijuana,” died at age 72. A […]

Legalization of Marijuana, ‘The Great American Social Experiment’

Legalization of Marijuana, ‘The Great American Social Experiment’

Legalization of Marijuana, ‘The Great American Social Experiment’ The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now 5 years old, with 6 states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more where legal sales will begin within months, and yet another that, along with the District of Columbia, has legalized personal possession and cultivation of […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana is safe from the Justice Department for now, governors in New Jersey and Rhode Island make noises about expanding medical marijuana programs, Georgia voters are ready for a full-fledged medical marijuana law, and more. National Last Thursday, a House version of a bill aimed at encouraging medical marijuana research was filed. […]

Diamonds Out of Favor with Millennial “Girls”, They Prefer Marijuana

Diamonds Out of Favor with Millennial “Girls”, They Prefer Marijuana

Diamonds Out of Favor with Millennial “Girls”, They Prefer Marijuana Diamonds are set to slump further, according to a hedge fund whose bet on Marijuana helped make it the world’s best performer in Y 2016. Prices of dDamonds and other precious gems may slump as much as 10% this year as they lose appeal with younger consumers […]

Marijuana Sector Outlook for 2018

Marijuana Sector Outlook for 2018

Marijuana Sector Outlook for 2018 $GWPH, $BTC Medical Marijuana Approvals Should Increase It is expected the US Food and Drug Administration will approve the cannabis-based epilepsy drug Epidiolex from GW Pharmaceuticals Plc. (NASDAQ:GWPH) by the end of Summer 2018. GW Pharmaceuticals Plc is trading at: 132.00, +0.21, or +0.16% after hours: 7:37p EST on 10 January. Vs a […]

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Update

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Update

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Update Some leading Senate Republican calls for removing obstacles to medical marijuana research, a Florida judge decides to take up a case over the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana, and states likely to allow recreational marijuana use in Y 2018 On the Medical side National Recently, Orrin Hatch decried obstacles to […]

CBD Shows Promise as New Treatment for Psychosis

CBD Shows Promise as New Treatment for Psychosis

CBD Shows Promise as New Treatment for Psychosis An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said in a report last Friday. Scientists conducted a small trial of people with psychosis and found patients treated with CBD had lower levels of […]

December’s Marijuana Money Outlook

December’s Marijuana Money Outlook

December’s Marijuana Money Outlook $GLDFF, $MPXEF, $MRMD, $GWPH November was a great month for cannabis stocks. The MJIC North American Marijuana Index rose by 41% last month, led mostly by Canadian stocks again. Although the US had its best month all year gaining 27% as companies rally ahead of California’s legalization on 1 January. The Canadian Index […]

California Clears the Way for Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales

California Clears the Way for Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales

California Clears the Way for Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales California’s big cities clear the way for legal Marijuana sales, California’s small Marijuana farmers worry about big grower competition Delaware police want Cannabis People’s guns. Marijuana Policy California NORML Recommends Priority Licensing for Small-Scale & Outdoors Cultivators. The marijuana activist group is calling on state regulators […]

Big Pharma Vs Hemp Based CBDs and Medical Marijuana

Big Pharma Vs Hemp Based CBDs and Medical Marijuana

Big Pharma Vs Hemp Based CBDs and Medical Marijuana $LLY, $GWPH The legal status of CBD oil, as a nutritional supplement is being threatened by Big Pharma seeking FDA approval for CBD-containing drugs The cannabinoids in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), interact with the human body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in […]

Recreational Marijuana Legal in California Soon, Banks Will Not Touch Cash

Recreational Marijuana Legal in California Soon, Banks Will Not Touch Cash

Recreational Marijuana Legal in California Soon, Banks Will Not Touch Cash Marijuana will likely be a thriving business in California next year, with expected revenue of $5.2-B, but there few banks will take its cash. The recreational use of Marijuana becomes legal on New Year’s Day, and the California itself will collect a much needed […]

Marijuana Stocks Have a Dark Secret

Marijuana Stocks Have a Dark Secret

Marijuana Stocks Have a Dark Secret The Marijuana industry is growing, and investors are beginning to take notice. According to Cowen & Co., legal Marijuana sales in the US have the opportunity to reach $50-M annually by Y 2026. Analysts are projecting compound annual growth of 26% in North America through Y 2021. Few American […]

Medical Marijuana Up Date

Medical Marijuana Up Date

Medical Marijuana Up Date Congresspeople want the VA to research medical marijuana, New Jersey expands its list of qualifying conditions, and more. National Last Thursday, lawmakers called on the VA to research medical cannabis for veterans. A group of lawmakers who sit on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee wrote a letter to Veteran Affairs Secretary […]

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Opens in Los Angeles

Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition Opens in Los Angeles

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) in Los Angeles is the leading event on the West Coast for the legalized adult use, medical marijuana, and industrial hemp industries. For three days and all under one roof, CWCBExpo LA features education, information, and products for navigating and prospering in this high growth industry. Taking place in California, […]

ASX – Pet Owners To Have Legal Cannabis In The Near Future

ASX – Pet Owners To Have Legal Cannabis In The Near Future

Pet owners may soon be one step closer to accessing medical cannabis as a pain-reliever for their furry friends thanks to CannPal, a Sydney-based pharmatech startup that is looking to raise $6 million when it lists on the Australian Securities Exchange later this year. CannPal wants to develop cannabis-based products to aid veterinarians in administering […]

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use In a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled voluntarily in the New Mexico state medical cannabis program and found that they significantly reduced their utilization of […]

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think

Drugstore non-Rx Painkillers, Not as Safe as You Think $POTN The opioid crisis is getting a lot of attention now, but the highly-addictive Rx (prescription medications) are not the only class of pain relievers causing serious health problems in the US. “The opioid crisis is an emergency — and I’m saying officially right now it’s […]

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication $POTN A recent study reveals at 40% of patients who consume high-CBD forms of cannabis stopped using traditional pharmaceutical medications and now use marijuana to treat their symptoms. The survey was conducted by Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on the legal […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $POTN Commentary: Last Friday, a Justice Department Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions released its report policy reformers and industry insiders worry that the report will link marijuana to violent crime, laying the basis for a crackdown on marijuana users and purveyors. […]

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy

Marijuana ‘Haze’ Covers Canada, TMX Debating US Policy Canada’s stock market has been focused on the Cannabis industry opening up, but the country’s largest stock exchange is grappling with how to deal with Cannabis related companies that have investments in the US, where marijuana is banned by federal law. There could be more certainty soon, there […]

USA Medical Marijuana Update

USA Medical Marijuana Update

USA Medical Marijuana Update A measure that would allow VA docs to issue medical marijuana recommendations advanced in the Senate. Massachusetts’ highest court rules in favor of a worker fired for using medical marijuana, and more. Utah regulators give initial approval for Hemp research  National Last Thursday a week, a Senate panel approved medical marijuana […]

Hemp CBD Vs Cannabis CBD, the Difference

Hemp CBD Vs Cannabis CBD, the Difference

Hemp CBD Vs Cannabis CBD, the Difference CBD stands for phytocannabinoid Cannabidiol. It has come into the medical cannabis scene like no other natural compound has ever done. CBD has received lots of media attention over the past few years; however, there are many people that have questions about it: Below is everything one need […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Florida gets sued over its “No Smoking” medical marijuana law, Maryland gets its 1st dispensary approved, West Virginia’s medical marijuana law goes into effect, and more. Florida Last Thursday, the state was sued over the no smoking provision in the medical marijuana law. Orlando attorney John Morgan, the mastermind and chief funder […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update An initiative campaign is getting underway in Utah, Florida’s governor signs medical marijuana implementation into law, and more. Arkansas Monday, the state announced it will begin accepting medical marijuana applications this week. The state Medical Marijuana Commission will begin accepting applications from potential medical marijuana growers and distributors as of this Friday, […]

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer Legal marijuana companies are turning to Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency, in an effort to get rid of all its cash, as banks stay on the sidelines. The inability to access traditional financial institutions is 1 of the marijuana industry’s biggest impediments. Legal cannabis was a […]

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction?

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction?

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction? $ENDP Last Thursday, the FDA took an unprecedented step in an attempt to curb America’s opioid abuse crisis, but that does not yet mean that medical grade marijuana will be more seriously considered as an alternative to the highly addictive and deadly heroin like Rx drugs. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Veterans Administration Secretary hints at openness to medical marijuana for PTSD, Arkansas regulators are ready to accept applications, Florida lawmakers are ready to move forward on implementing the will of the voters, and more. National Last Wednesday, the VA secretary said he’s open to medical marijuana for PTSD. Department of Veterans […]

Recreational Marijuana Use Coming to California in 2018

Recreational Marijuana Use Coming to California in 2018

Recreational Marijuana Use Coming to California in 2018 In Y 2018, 25 years after approving medical marijuana, Californians will be able to consume it for recreational, and the localities that have reaped the most from legal marijuana sales may in for a billion-dollar windfall. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Alameda counties collected the most in […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley file a CBD research bill, Detroit has been moving against unpermitted dispensaries, and more.  National Last Thursday a week, a pair of prohibitoinist senators filed a CBD research bill. Two of the Senate’s most ardent prohibitionists, International Narcotics Control caucus leaders Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) […]

Future Uncertain, as Speculators Pour Money into Cannabis Industry

Future Uncertain, as Speculators Pour Money into Cannabis Industry

Future Uncertain, as Speculators Pour Money into Cannabis Industry The adversarial stance of The Trump Administration’s toward cannabis has yellow lights flashing in the growing industry, but speculators’ money continues to pour in. Marijuana focused companies raised more than $731-M between 1 January and 21 April, an almost 7X increase from the same frame last […]

Medical Marijuana Update, US Veterans in Focus

Medical Marijuana Update, US Veterans in Focus

Medical Marijuana Update, US Veterans in Focus The nation’s leading Veterans organization wants The Trump Administration to open up medical marijuana research for Vets, Maryland regulators grant 1st medical marijuana business licenses, the Utah GOP rejects a resolution in support of medical marijuana. National Last Thursday, the American Legion asked President Trump to allow medical […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Open enrollment is now underway for Maryland patients, regulatory bills are advancing in Florida and Montana, and more. Florida Last Monday, a medical marijuana regulation bill won a House committee vote. The House Health and Human Services Committee approved House Bill 1397, which aims to regulate the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana system. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas and North Dakota are moving toward enacting their voter-approved medical marijuana laws, Oklahoma and Wisconsin see CBD Cannabis Oil bills signed into law, +++. Arkansas Last Tuesday, state regulators finalized the medical marijuana rules. The state Medical Marijuana Commission gave final approval to rules governing dispensaries and cultivation facilities. The rules […]

Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable”

Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable”

Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable” A survey of Americans’ views on marijuana found that a majority of people think the drug is “socially acceptable” — a position that may put them at  odds with USAG Jeff Sessions, who once said that a marijuana habit is only “slightly less awful” than heroin. The […]

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst The threat of stricter marijuana enforcement by The Trump Administration has legal cannabis advocates on edge, and preparing for a “worst-case scenario”. “It’s definitely an interesting time. We are nervous,” Beth Collins, senior director of government relations with Americans for Safe Access (ASA) said in a TV […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas’ governor signs a package of medical marijuana regulation bills, a West Virginia medical marijuana bill is just a vote away from final passage, and more.  Arkansas Last Monday, the governor signed into law a dozen medical marijuana-related bills. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a dozen bills aimed at regulating […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A new study suggests that medical marijuana can reduce opioid abuse, Arkansas and Florida continue to grapple with addressing voter-approved medical marijuana laws, and more.  National Last Monday a new study found that legalized medical marijuana could help curb opiod abuse. A new study reported in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A package of implementation bills is moving in Arkansas, Florida Republicans use an implementation bill to try to impose restrictions on the voter-approved medical marijuana law, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, A package of “fix” bills were moving. The Senate sent two medical marijuana bills to the governor’s desk, while the House […]

Specialty Lighting Company, Solis Tek Inc. (OTCMKT:SLTK) Announces Record Earnings, Still Losses Money

Specialty Lighting Company, Solis Tek Inc. (OTCMKT:SLTK) Announces Record Earnings, Still Losses Money

Specialty Lighting Company, Solis Tek Inc. (OTCMKT:SLTK) Announces Record Earnings $SLTK Now Downgraded target 80c Friday, Solis Tek Inc. (OTCMKT:SLTK), a leading provider of digital lighting equipment for hydroponic cannabis cultivation, reported record revenues for the year ended December 31, 2016 of $8,563,751 compared to revenue of $7,713,456 in 2015. This represents an 11% increase […]

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana

Pet Owners Treating Sick Animals With Marijuana As more states legalize marijuana for humans, more pet owners are giving their animal companions cannabis-based extracts, ointments and edibles marketed to treat everything from arthritis and anxiety to seizures and cancer. Most of these pet products, which are not regulated, contain cannabidiol or CBD, a chemical compound […]

Basic Cannabis Questions Answered

Basic Cannabis Questions Answered

Basic Cannabis Questions Answered There are lots of questions from people who want to know anything and everything about Cannabis. Questions range from the basics of finding and consuming cannabis to advanced growing techniques and extraction methods. Let us start by answering some of the basic questions. Cannabis affects everyone differently. Different strains and methods […]

Cannabis Benchmarks®Annual Review & Outlook of Wholesale Prices

Cannabis Benchmarks®Annual Review & Outlook of Wholesale Prices

Cannabis Benchmarks®Annual Review & Outlook of Wholesale Prices Cannabis Benchmarks® Latest Edition of its Annual Review & Outlook analyzes wholesale prices, and the factors shaping wholesale markets in Y 2017 Cannabis Benchmarks®, a division of New Leaf Data Services, LLC and the Cannabis industry’s only independent assessor of wholesale prices. This annual report analyzes the […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The North Dakota legislature continues to muck about with the state’s new voter-approved medical marijuana law, North Carolina sees a full-fledged medical marijuana bill introduced, and more.  Iowa Last Thursday, a CBD expansion bill stalled. A bill that could have expanded the use of CBD cannabis oil ran into a brick wall […]

Investor Caution Urged, Future of Cannabis Industry Unclear

Investor Caution Urged, Future of Cannabis Industry Unclear

Investor Caution Urged, Future of Cannabis Industry Unclear $GWPH, $INSY, $ACBFF, $AXIM, $SLTK Looking for The Trump Administration to crack down on Recreational Marijuana The cannabis industry analysts urge caution, saying it is difficult to estimate how many marijuana businesses will be shuttered by the strict Law & Order Trump Administration DOJ as begins enforcing federal laws […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana is keeping Arkansas legislators and regulators busy, Kentucky and West Virginia see full-fledged medical cannabis bills filed, a CBD cannabis oil bill heads to the governor’s desk in Indiana, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, the House approved a bill banning military members from becoming registered caregivers. The body approved House […]

Trump Administration: Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced

Trump Administration: Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced

Trump Administration: the Ban of Recreational Marijuana Will be Enforced White House spokesman Sean Spicer said he expects the Justice Department (DOJ) to increase enforcement of laws prohibiting the recreational use of marijuana, a departure from the Hussein-Obama Admin’s less aggressive stance as states began legalizing recreational as well as medical use of the drug. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update It is  all Red State Medical Marijuana news this week, reflecting the slow spread of acceptance to even the most conservative areas of the country. Arkansas Last Wednesday, a batch of medical marijuana “fix” bills were moving. Six medical marijuana-related bills moved out of committees to face floor votes in their respective […]

California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules

California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules

California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules $SLTK, $GWPH The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now accepting applications for a marijuana advisory committee to help inform the agency as the state sets up rules governing the new industry. Medical cannabis laws passed by the Legislature in 2015 and the recreational legalization measure voters approved in […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas legislators are trying to ban medical marijuana smoking and edibles, a new Florida bill seeks to revamp that state’s medical marijuana system, and more.  Arkansas On January 25,a lawmaker filed a bill to ignore the voters’ will until federal law changes State Sen. Jason Rapert (R-District 18) filed a bill that […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Illinois Treasurer asks President Donald Trump for clarity on banking for the medical cannabis industry, North Dakota legislators work to ensure workers’ compensation will not pay for medical marijuana for injured employees, and more. Arkansas On Monday, Athe legislature approved changes to the state’s new medical marijuana law. With the state […]

America’s Big Banks Enter the Marijuana Industry

America’s Big Banks Enter the Marijuana Industry

America’s Big Banks Enter the Marijuana Industry $JPM, $BAC, $C, $WFC , $MCD, $SBUX, $AAPL, $WFM A Key issues facing the marijuana industry in the US states with legalized marijuana is their inability to find a bank willing to handle the money. That is because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and many banks have […]