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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

DMG Blockchain will build a blockchain-based platform for the cannabis industry

Submitted by Marijuana News In a press release published earlier today, DMG Blockchain announced that it will build a blockchain based supply management platform for the Cannabis industry. Using DMG’s platform, producers, distributors, retailers, shippers, regulators, and others in the Cannabis supply chain will be able to ensure product traceability, safety, and transparency when it comes to the Cannabis business. The platform is set to deploy in Canada first, and later expand globally. DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. is a Vancouver based company focused on mining services and applying blockchain technology to supply chains. There are two parts to DMG, one is maintaining a… View Article

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on October 17, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Canada and cannabis legalization: Reaction in the United States

Submitted by Bruce Kennedy As Canada makes history with its nationwide legalization of cannabis, some observers in the United States are watching with a sense of cautious optimism; in the hopes that their northern neighbor’s actions might end up having a positive impact on America’s cannabis legalization movement. But there are also concerns about the unintended legal consequences of Canada’s cannabis legalization when it comes to the tens of millions of Canadians and Americans who cross their mutual border annually. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released a statement late last month, clarifying its policies regarding “Canada’s Legalization of...

Submitted by Bruce Kennedy As Canada makes history with its nationwide legalization of cannabis, some observers in the United States are watching with a sense of cautious optimism; in the hopes that their northern neighbor’s actions might end up...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Weed Magic Lights Up New York Comic Con

By Sara Brittany Somerset, Forbes When it comes to premium content, our choices as consumers now seem endless—and so do the number of devices, remote controls and subscriptions we’re accumulating. As a result, we switch from one remote or subscription to another to watch our favorite TV shows and movies. It’s far from a seamless experience. A platform model seems inevitable—one that offers consumers a streamlined, integrated, personalized content experience, with one interface and one subscription. The question is: which companies or types of companies might deliver the dominant platform? For many reasons, the tech giants are in the...

By Sara Brittany Somerset, Forbes When it comes to premium content, our choices as consumers now seem endless—and so do the number of devices, remote controls and subscriptions we’re accumulating. As a result, we switch from one remote or...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Trump Administration Seeks Public Comments on Marijuana Reclassification

By Tom Angell, Forbes The federal government wants your input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under global drug treaties to which the U.S. is a party. Specifically, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for public comments about the “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use” of cannabis and several other substances now under international review. Under current U.S. federal law as well as global drug policy agreements, marijuana is classified in the most restrictive category of Schedule I. At home, that means it is considered...

By Tom Angell, Forbes The federal government wants your input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under global drug treaties to which the U.S. is a party. Specifically, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for public...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Data reveals US citizens frequently stopped at border for cannabis

Submitted by Marijuana News Security at the US-Mexico border has been a political talking point for years, but it’s become an increasingly divisive issue in the age of Trump. His contentious relationship with Mexico is frequently tied to the moment he announced his presidential bid back in 2015, when he infamously called Mexicans “rapists” and accused them of “bringing drugs and crime” into the United States. That speech was a defining moment for then-candidate Trump, but it went without saying that his comments were rooted in several falsehoods. Now, new data is revealing just how much the president got...

Submitted by Marijuana News Security at the US-Mexico border has been a political talking point for years, but it’s become an increasingly divisive issue in the age of Trump. His contentious relationship with Mexico is frequently tied to the...

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on October 11, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

U.S. government clarifies policy on border crossing for Canadian cannabis employees

Submitted by Celia Carr After headlines circulated about how cannabis professionals should be concerned when crossing the border, the U.S. government said in a statement Tuesday that Canadian cannabis professionals are free to cross the border for non-work related reasons. “A Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada, coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry will generally be admissible to the U.S.,” the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said in the statement. The confusion stems from another statement made in September from U.S. Customs that said...

Submitted by Celia Carr After headlines circulated about how cannabis professionals should be concerned when crossing the border, the U.S. government said in a statement Tuesday that Canadian cannabis professionals are free to cross the border for non-work related...

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on October 6, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Cannabis-focused schools and courses in Colorado

Submitted by Marijuana News The questions surrounding cannabis are so numerous that we created a weekly column to answer them, but even Ask a Stoner can’t satisfy all curiosity. Thanks to Colorado’s cannabis legalization efforts, though, you can now attend cannabis-focused courses that range from 420-friendly seminars to scientific discussions at a state university. Want to learn how cook with cannabis over the weekend? There’s a class for that. How about a more intense foray into the fundamentals of cultivation? There’s a class for that, too. Story Continues Below The state Marijuana Enforcement Division now has a list of approved courses and...

Submitted by Marijuana News The questions surrounding cannabis are so numerous that we created a weekly column to answer them, but even Ask a Stoner can’t satisfy all curiosity. Thanks to Colorado’s cannabis legalization efforts, though, you can now attend cannabis-focused...

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on September 20, 2018 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Ticket to Ride: Pot Sellers Put Seniors on the Canna-Bus

Stephanie O’Neill Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome, which sends shooting pains into both of her hands, and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments are prompting her to consider some new options. “It’s very painful; sometimes I can’t even open my hand,” Avedon says. So for the second time in two months, she has climbed aboard a bus that provides seniors at the Laguna Woods Village retirement community in Orange County, Calif., with a free shuttle to a nearby marijuana dispensary. The retired manager of an oncology office says she’s...

Stephanie O’Neill Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome, which sends shooting pains into both of her hands, and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments are prompting her to consider some...

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on September 13, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Legal Marijuana: The $9 Billion Industry That Most Banks Won’t Touch

Kevin Murphy  Imagine an industry with $9 billion in sales — equivalent to the entire snack market — where only 30% of businesses had a bank account. That’s the situation we face today in the legal marijuana business. Hardworking commercial operators are struggling to find banks that will work with them, forcing these entrepreneurs to conduct most business with cash. Serious security concerns and a lack of funding to scale these businesses are just two of the unfortunate outcomes. While medical marijuana is legal in most U.S. states, it remains illegal under federal law, and is currently labeled a...

Kevin Murphy  Imagine an industry with $9 billion in sales — equivalent to the entire snack market — where only 30% of businesses had a bank account. That’s the situation we face today in the legal marijuana business. Hardworking...

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on September 13, 2018 in Cannabis News United States

Big name investors are dipping their feet into marijuana

By Carleton English Pot stocks aren’t just for suckers anymore. Five years ago, when California and a few other US states started legalizing marijuana, the internet lit up with weed-driven penny-stock scams. Now, shares of marijuana companies are beginning to attract a few big-name investors. Billionaire Leon Cooperman piped up 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 75-year-old hedge fund tycoon asked a few questions about pot legislation in Illinois, acquisitions in the space and the outlook in California — and revealed...

By Carleton English Pot stocks aren’t just for suckers anymore. Five years ago, when California and a few other US states started legalizing marijuana, the internet lit up with weed-driven penny-stock scams. Now, shares of marijuana companies are beginning...

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