November 2016

As legalized marijuana continues to gain support across the United States, investors have become increasingly interested in backing start-ups in the growing industry. Some in the U.S. have expanded their research into foreign markets. One country that seems ripe for investment is Australia, where the government approved the production and sale of medical marijuana this […]

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Medical cannabis is not just for humans anymore.  A growing industry of medical marijuana products is targeting our furry friends too. Edibles, oils and tinctures with an extract of cannabis, called cannabidiol, or CBD, are helping older, weak, injured, and sick pets deal with pain and other ailments.  But this isn’t about Fido getting into […]

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Secretary of State William F. Galvin said Monday that the results of the Massachusetts marijuana legalization measure passed by voters may not be certified in time for it to go into effect Dec. 15, when the drug is slated to become legal for possession and use. A successful ballot initiative does not officially become law […]

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Canada’s task force on legalizing pot concluded its highly-anticipated report for the federal government Wednesday, but some marijuana producers believe pot-watchers need to chill expectations for legal recreational sales any time soon. “It’s a long path to legalization,” said Brendan Kennedy, CEO of private equity firm Privateer Holdings, which has a global portfolio of marijuana-focused […]

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A 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensing facilities could be enacted in unincorporated Manatee County. During Thursday’s Land Use meeting, which begins at 9 a.m., the county commission will have the first of two required public hearings. The second public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 13. “Because medical marijuana is a new land use which […]

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Shane Cavanaugh in his cannabis store in Eugene, Ore., in 2016.(Photo: Ryan Kang, AP) As of last week, voters in California and seven other states have passed ballot initiatives to allow for-profit companies to produce, distribute and sell non-medical marijuana. With more than 65 million people living in states that have passed marijuana legalization, and a Gallup […]

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