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California Senate Passes Banking Bill, Federal Lawmakers Host Cannabis Lobby: Week in Review


The National Cannabis Industry Association led a week of important conversations in Washington, D.C.

Pricing Concerns Top Hearing on Maine Recreational Cannabis Rules


Every little increase, while seemingly insignificant on their own, adds up, the head of Legalize Maine said.

Texas Expansion of Medical Cannabis Nears Finish Line After Senate Approval


The bill now heads back to the Texas House.

Chico's New Cannabis Council Meets for the First Time


Chico Mayor Randall Stone called cannabis a “challenging and certainly politically heated topic."

Cannabis Legalization a Catalyst for Research Into Drug, Says Canada's Marijuana Czar


Just over $500,000 will be going towards University of Calgary research on how cannabis prevents migraines.

West Virginia Lawmakers Pass Cannabis Vertical Integration Bill


A bill legalizing medical marijuana was passed back in 2017.

Marijuana Producers to Congress: Let Us Have Bank Accounts


Rep. Ed Perlmutter has labored for six years to let financial institutions handle money from cannabis businesses.

California Senate Passes Legislation to Create State-Chartered Cannabis Banks


The California Senate approved legislation to create state-chartered cannabis banks.

Look Back: Report Predicts 18 States Will Legalize Cannabis by 2020


In this 2015 article, we look at which states were poised to legalize cannabis. Updated in 2019, we look back at how those predictions fared.

Medical Marijuana Smuggling Charges Against Ex-Vireo Health Officers Upheld


The case is focused on whether state laws sufficiently addressed smuggling medical marijuana across state borders.

Maine Hopes to Avoid Pitfalls During Marijuana Legalization Push


The state’s voters chose to legalize adult-use marijuana in November 2016.

Marijuana Legalization Goes Mainstream With First-Ever Forum in Capitol Complex


Ohio Republican Rep. David Joyce said it was significant because people still have “the wrong idea” about the industry.

Stock Prices, Clawbacks and Holdbacks: How to Negotiate the Best Purchase Price for Your Business


Sellers must understand nuances of the purchase price, particularly when accepting stock as payment.

Massachusetts Regulators Delay Canadian Acquisition of Sira Naturals


The Cannabis Control Commission is seeking more information from Cannabis Strategies Acquisition Corp. before approving the transaction.

How Green Prairie Farms’ Jace Rivera Works: Cannabis Workspace


In this installment, CBT presents an up-close look at the tools and habits behind the Oklahoma medical cannabis cultivator’s job.

When Bankruptcy is Not an Option, What Relief is Available for a Down-and-Out Cannabis Business?


Much like the banking system and IRS Code 280, debt relief presents unique challenges to the cannabis industry.

UFC Gets in the Octagon With Aurora Cannabis in ‘Multi-Million-Dollar’ Partnership


The research will be conducted at the UFC's Performance Institute in Las Vegas.

NFL and Players’ Union to Study Potential Use of Marijuana for Pain Management


The exploration will take place within a new medical committee formed by the league and union that will provide recommendations on key medical issues.

Illinois Marijuana Market Could Rival Colorado's in the Coming Years, Report Finds


The U.S. cannabis market is staring down massive growth, with sales that are expected to reach $22.7 billion by 2023.

Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart Launches New Cannabis Brand


The brand's first product will feature Chem Dog, a powerful cultivar that claimed mythical status on early-90s Dead tours.

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