Marijuana, the Medicine

Marijuana, the Medicine

$GWPH FLASH: Experts are saying the CBD is the most effective medicine of all time. After securing a landmark approval for the use of its marijuana medicine Epidiolex in two rare forms of epilepsy last year, GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) reported impressive clinical trial results Tuesday that could double its addressable market next year. In phase 3 […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FLASH: Florida battle brews over limiting THC in smokable marijuana, Michigan’s unlicensed dispensaries get at least a temporary reprieve, Oregon growers get a heads up from regulators, and more. Arizona Arizona Prosecutor Still Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Patients, ACLU Charges. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office under ardent marijuana foe Bill Montgomery is continuing to prosecute medical […]

Wall Street Analysts await Cannabis Banking Vote in Congress This Week

Wall Street Analysts await Cannabis Banking Vote in Congress This Week

FLASH: The House is likely to pass the bill, but there is a less-than-25% chance cannabis legislation becomes law. Wall Street analysts are keeping a close watch on a House committee vote scheduled Tuesday on a bill to get cannabis industry cash off the streets and into bank accounts. Called the ‘SAFE Act,’ the measure […]

Brewers Search for Growth, Eye Cannabis Infusions

Brewers Search for Growth, Eye Cannabis Infusions

$BUD, $TAP, $STZ, $TLRY The brewers of Budweiser, Coors and other large-scale brewers are placing their bets on cannabis as a way to fight saturated markets and shifting consumer trends. For years, the industry’s largest players struggled with stagnating markets and shifting consumer tastes. Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors and Corona brewer Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) have […]

US Congress Quietly Passed a Law that Likely Signals a ‘Boom’ for the $1-B Cannabis-based CBD Industry

US Congress Quietly Passed a Law that Likely Signals a ‘Boom’ for the $1-B Cannabis-based CBD Industry

This week, the plant that’s nearly identical to marijuana is set to become legal to grow in the US.  Thanks to the US Farm Bill, which the House passed Wednesday in a 369-47 vote, American farmers will be able to plant and harvest hemp, a strain of the same plant species from which marijuana originates. The bill passed […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A Pennsylvania patient challenges the federal gun ban, an Ohio court has thrown out the state’s law requiring racial justice in licensing, and more. Indiana Indiana Poll Finds Strong Support for Medical Marijuana. Even in red-state Indiana, they like their medical marijuana, a new poll finds. The poll from Ball State University […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): SEC Closing in, Senior Securities Lawyer Ankles

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): SEC Closing in, Senior Securities Lawyer Ankles

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): SEC Closing in, Senior Securities Lawyer Ankles $TSLA Monday, we learned that an experienced securities lawyer is leaving Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) just as the company needs the best to help manage the its fraud settlement with US regulators and the DOJ’s criminal probe. Phil Rothenberg, a VP in Tesla’s legal department, will become a […]

A Successful Regulated Market Growing Up Around Cannabis 

A Successful Regulated Market Growing Up Around Cannabis 

A Successful Regulated Market Growing Up Around Cannabis $AMZN, $TAP, $NKE, $TLRY, $CGC, $STZ Michigan’s vote Tuesday to become the 10th US state where the recreational use of cannabis is legal is adding more momentum to a trend that some investors say is inevitable: that marijuana will become legal nationwide within the next 5 years. […]

Canada is the World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

Canada is the World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

Canada is the World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace Canada is now the largest country in the world with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. There is more good news for the Schedule 1 drug’s aficionados: Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the country’s easternmost province a […]

Latest on the ‘Witch Hunt’: Mueller to Accept Written Responses from President Trump

Latest on the ‘Witch Hunt’: Mueller to Accept Written Responses from President Trump

Latest on the ‘Witch Hunt’: Mueller to Accept Written Responses from President Trump It is being reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is willing to accept written responses from US President Donald Trump regarding any potential coordination between his campaign and Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 Presidential election. That is according to a […]

Trump’s Legal Team Ready to Go to the Supreme Court Against Mueller

Trump’s Legal Team Ready to Go to the Supreme Court Against Mueller

Trump’s Legal Team Ready to Go to the Supreme Court Against Mueller President Donald Trump’s legal team is “pretty much finished with” a memorandum opposing a potential subpoena by special counsel Robert Mueller and is ready to “argue it before the Supreme Court, if it gets there,” as the President’s lawyers await a response from […]

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment California’s legal marijuana market is off to a slow start and off of the governments tax targets. Marijuana cultivation and excise tax collections hit $48-M in Q-2, state officials announced Wednesday. That is up from Q-1 but well below the windfall envisioned by the state. Finance officials had […]

Legal Activity Dominates Bitcoin (BTC) Trading

Legal Activity Dominates Bitcoin (BTC) Trading

Legal Activity Dominates Bitcoin (BTC) Trading $BTCUSD Speculation is the dominant driver. The ratio of legal to illegal activity in Bitcoin (BTC) has reversed, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). When agency official started seeing the Bitcoin pop up in her cases at the DEA 5 years ago, her analysis of blockchain data […]

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold Commentary: The Oregon cannabis market is very much over-saturated. For consumers, this is great. One can walk into nearly any Oregon dispensary and find buy a gram of quality ‘bud’ for $5.00, and even concentrates are dropping in price. When the state began legal recreational sales in Y 2016, […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Trump Turns On ‘The War on Weed’

President Trump Turns On ‘The War on Weed’

President Trump Turns On ‘The War on Weed’ President Trump goes all states’ rights on Jeff Sessions when it comes to marijuana policy The US Attorney General now finds himself out of step with our President President Trump last week signaled a dramatic turnaround in administration marijuana policy, telling Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner that […]

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 […]

America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuluani to End Robert Mueller’s ‘Witch Hunt’

America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuluani to End Robert Mueller’s ‘Witch Hunt’

America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuluani to End Robert Mueller’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Donald Trump just signed an Ace pitcher and he is about to take the mound to throw a no-hitter in the game against Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation. The new Star taking over is former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to […]

Rudy Giuliani Joins President Trump’s Legal Team “for the good of the Country”

Rudy Giuliani Joins President Trump’s Legal Team “for the good of the Country”

Rudy Giuliani Joins President Trump’s Legal Team “for the good of the Country” Thursday, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 73 anni, said he was joining US President Donald Trump’s legal team to try to end Russia special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe “for the good of the Country.” “I’m doing it because I hope we […]

Members of the ‘Deep State’ Will Be Prosecuted for Lying Under Oath

Members of the ‘Deep State’ Will Be Prosecuted for Lying Under Oath

Members of the ‘Deep State’ Will Be Prosecuted for Lying Under Oath Members of the deep state like sacked and disgraced former FBI Director James Comey can get away with lying under oath, and now members of Congress have stepped in demanding an investigation into this and other matters concerning Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Key Hussein […]

How is Conducting an Investigation Based upon Fake Evidence, Legal?

How is Conducting an Investigation Based upon Fake Evidence, Legal?

How is Conducting an Investigation Based upon Fake Evidence, Legal? With regards to the Robert Mueller ‘investigation’ of US President  Donald Trump, I have been asking the title’s question of many people for quite awhile:  “How is conducting an investigation based upon fake evidence legal?” Thus far, I haven’t received even a mediocre reply or […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marijuana Update: Medical Vs Recreational

Marijuana Update: Medical Vs Recreational

Marijuana Update: Medical Vs Recreational Clarification of Key issues in the sector after USAG Sessions rescission of Hussein Obama era memo The US Justice Department cannot go after medical use of marijuana, because since Y 2014, Congress has maintained a policy in spending bills prohibiting the agency from prosecuting people for conduct permitted by state […]

President Trump Can Tweet “Anything he wants” and “Cannot obstruct justice”

President Trump Can Tweet “Anything he wants” and “Cannot obstruct justice”

President Trump Can Tweet “Anything he wants” and “Cannot obstruct justice” President Donald Trump’s legal defense team is arguing that he cannot be charged with collusion or obstruction of justice, the central threads of the special counsel’s Russia investigation. 2 of President Trump’s Key defense lawyers, John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, have said in recent […]

FLASH: DOJ May Enforce Marijuana Laws in States Where Legal

FLASH: DOJ May Enforce Marijuana Laws in States Where Legal

FLASH: DOJ May Enforce Marijuana Laws in States Where Legal The US Justice Department (DOJ) may reverse course from The Hussein Obama Era and toughen enforcement of federal laws against marijuana possession, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said late Wednesday. “We are looking very hard on that right now,” USAG Sessions told reporters. “We had a […]

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 […]

President Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by 50%

President Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by 50%

President Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by 50% President Trump embraced a proposal Wednesday to slash legal immigration to the United States in half within a decade by sharply curtailing the ability of American citizens and legal residents to bring family members into the country. The plan would enact the most far-reaching changes […]

Majority of Voters Think Marijuana Should Be Legal

Majority of Voters Think Marijuana Should Be Legal

Majority of Voters Think Marijuana Should Be Legal Almost 90% of American voters think marijuana should be made legal nationwide for either personal use, medical use, or both, according to the results of a new survey. The wide-ranging Harvard-Harris poll found that 49% of voters think marijuana should be legal for personal and medical use, […]

Mr. President, Fire Mueller now, his band of leftist legal hacks have to go

Mr. President, Fire Mueller now, his band of leftist legal hacks have to go

Mr. President, Fire Mueller now, his band of leftist legal hacks have to go It is now known, not surprisingly given Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s apparent vendetta against President Donald Trump and his family, that Mueller hired a Clinton Foundation lawyer, Jeannie S. Rhee, along with other Clinton and Obama loyalists, to do a hit […]

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, […]

What to Expect When, Not If, Recreational Marijuana is Legal in California

What to Expect When, Not If, Recreational Marijuana is Legal in California

What to Expect When, Not If, Recreational Marijuana is Legal in California With the perfected idea of California on Recreational Marijuana (RM) is less than a year away, state lawmakers approved legislation that illustrates what that may look like, think: Marijuana samples at the county fair, home delivery, Organic label regulations and an industry a […]

Activist Minister Al Sharpton Want More Blacks in the Legal Marijuana Business

Activist Minister Al Sharpton Want More Blacks in the Legal Marijuana Business

Activist Minister Al Sharpton Want More Blacks in the Legal Marijuana Business Black activist minister Al Sharpton reportedly believes the legal marijuana industry has “disproportionately excluded” Blacks “from business opportunities” and is calling for more diversity. The civil rights preacher, who heads the Harlem-based National Action Network, was the Keynote speaker at the Cannabis World […]

President Trump Top Tier Lawyers Vs The Swamp’s Bureaucrats

President Trump Top Tier Lawyers Vs The Swamp’s Bureaucrats

President Trump Top Tier Lawyers Vs The Swamp’s Bureaucrats Members of President Donald Trump’s Blue Ribbon legal team and his allies are briefing a case that former FBI Directors Robert Mueller and James Comey have a long professional and  personal, relationship that creates a conflict of interest, notwithstanding Mr. Mueller prior reputation of integrity. “Mueller […]

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 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 […]

Hillary Clinton is Still in Deep Legal Trouble

Hillary Clinton is Still in Deep Legal Trouble

Hillary Clinton is Still in Deep Legal Trouble Post election, a victorious Donald Trump signaled he did not intend to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s e-Mail scandal, nevertheless LTN learned today that Hillary Clinton is far from out of the “legal woods”. Hillary Clinton is still in deep legal trouble. Donald Trump […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana went 4 for 4 last Tuesday, Election Day, the feds give up on trying to shut down the Berkeley Patients Group, and more.  National On Monday, a new report called marijuana a “promising option” for dealing with opioid addiction. A new report from the National Cannabis Industry Association finds that increasing […]

The Trump Presidency and the Marijuana Industry

The Trump Presidency and the Marijuana Industry

The Trump Presidency and the Marijuana Industry $GWPH, $SMG Of the 9 states where voters were considering legalizing marijuana for either recreational or medical use, 8 approved the statewide measures. California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada approved initiatives allowing the recreational use of cannabis, while Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota approved medical marijuana. Montana, where the […]

Obama’s Conflict Torpedoed the Clinton e-Mail Investigation

Obama’s Conflict Torpedoed the Clinton e-Mail Investigation

Obama’s Conflict Torpedoed the Clinton e-Mail Investigation Hillary Clinton could not be proven guilty without finding the President Barack Hussein Obama guilty too. “How is this not classified?” So exclaimed Hillary Clinton’s close aide and confidante, Huma Abedin. The FBI had just shown her an old e-mail exchange, over Clinton’s private account, between the then-secretary […]

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses The legalization of marijuana in the US is creating headaches not just for new marijuana businesses. Such businesses have trouble paying taxes and getting bank accounts, and there are also problems for people who work in the growing industry, as well as for those who […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A bi-partisan federal effort to open up research on medical marijuana is now underway, it looks likely that Arkansas will be voting on medical marijuana in November, a New Jersey PTSD bill advances, and more. National Monday, congressional marijuana reform fans and foes said they were working together on a new research […]

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction Sadly, legendary musician Prince appears to be yet another victim of the opioid epidemic. OxyContin became a blockbuster drug mainly through misleading claims, claims Purdue Pharma knew were false from the very beginning. The basic promise was that it provided pain relief for a full 12 hours, 2X as long […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The DEA approves a PTSD medical marijuana study, a Senate committee votes to rein in the DEA on medical marijuana, a Utah poll has very strong support for medical marijuana, and more. National Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to prevent the DEA from undermining state medical marijuana laws. The committee […]

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash, Fuel and Waste Deforestation is clearing our planet’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30% of the world’s land area, but huge areas are lost each year to commercial interests. The data shows that the world’s […]

Shari Redstone To The Paramount Battle

Shari Redstone To The Paramount Battle

Shari Redstone To The Paramount Battle $VIA, $CBS Shari Redstone, is upping pressure on Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Chairman Philippe Dauman, 62 anni, as a board struggle looms and Sumner Redstone’s granddaughter join the family battles. Shari Redstone, 62 anni, has shown she has the stomach for fight, she potentially could do a lot if she flexes […]