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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Is It Getting Easier For Pot Companies To Open Bank Accounts?

Thanks to it cannabis’ increasing legality, it’s becoming easier for pot companies to open bank accounts. By Tim Kohut Perhaps one of the biggest handicaps the burgeoning cannabis industry faces is finding a viable solution to store and transfer their funds. Traditionally, marijuana businesses tend to run on cash because banks are, for the most part, hesitant to deal with companies whose product is still deemed illegal by the federal government. Nonetheless, as more and more states continue to legalize recreation cannabis (California, for example, is set to do so on January 1), viable banking options for the industry has...

Thanks to it cannabis’ increasing legality, it’s becoming easier for pot companies to open bank accounts. By Tim Kohut Perhaps one of the biggest handicaps the burgeoning cannabis industry faces is finding a viable solution to store and transfer their...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

By legalizing recreational marijuana sales, LA will ‘set the tone for the rest of the country’

Submitted by Marijuana News Los Angeles is well on its way to legalizing recreational marijuana after the City Council unanimously approved Wednesday a framework to regulate sales of the drug. Once signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti, the new rules will make LA the largest city in the nation to allow the growth and sale of recreational marijuana—something council president Herb Wesson emphasized prior to Wednesday’s vote. “Today is our moment to begin to set the tone for the rest of the country,” he said. “We are a big city. We do big stuff. That’s who we are....

Submitted by Marijuana News Los Angeles is well on its way to legalizing recreational marijuana after the City Council unanimously approved Wednesday a framework to regulate sales of the drug. Once signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti, the...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

Vermont will legalize Marijuana in early January, house speaker says

Submitted by Marijuana New A top Vermont lawmaker says the state could become the first in the U.S. to legalize marijuana through an act of lawmakers early next year. “It will be up for a vote in early January,” House Speaker Mitzi Johnson (D) said on Friday. “I expect that it likely will pass in early January.” In 2017, the state fell just short of enacting legalization. The legislature passed a bill to legalize personal cannabis possession and homegrow, but Gov. Phil Scott (R) vetoed it. However, in doing so, he laid out a few small changes he wanted legislators...

Submitted by Marijuana New A top Vermont lawmaker says the state could become the first in the U.S. to legalize marijuana through an act of lawmakers early next year. “It will be up for a vote in early January,” House...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to study medical marijuana and autism

by Sam Wood, Staff Writer @samwoodiii | samwood@phillynews.com Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is pairing with an Australian biopharmaceutical company in what some advocates say could be the first major effort in the United States to study the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism.  Athena Zuppa, the director of the hospital’s Center for Clinical Pharmacology, will lead a team researching current medical marijuana patients. The hospital will not provide any cannabis products to children. “This is truly an observational study,” Zuppa said. “We’re not giving them anything. We’re just gathering data to educate ourselves.”  Research with children who are already...

by Sam Wood, Staff Writer @samwoodiii | samwood@phillynews.com Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is pairing with an Australian biopharmaceutical company in what some advocates say could be the first major effort in the United States to study the effects of...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

California cannabis farm partners with florist to create wacky weed holiday wreaths

Henry’s Original and LA-based Amy Nicole Floral are selling weed wreaths The holiday wreaths will contain an ounce of cannabis buds  The wreaths are only being sold to people with medical marijuana recommendations that live in the Los Angeles area  By Dailymail A California cannabis company has hooked up with a Los Angeles florist to create a limited-edition holiday wreath laced with an ounce of marijuana buds. Henry’s Original, which produces and sells ‘heirloom cannabis,’ has partnered with Amy Nicole Floral to make and sell the custom wreaths, which contain the ‘craft’ cannabis, alongside eucalyptus, evergreen, dried wheat and grasses,...

Henry’s Original and LA-based Amy Nicole Floral are selling weed wreaths The holiday wreaths will contain an ounce of cannabis buds  The wreaths are only being sold to people with medical marijuana recommendations that live in the Los Angeles...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Weed and Wine Tours in California

By Ella Buchan, The Guardian The wine was pale garnet, with notes of smoke and blackberry giving way to a lingering, slightly tart, finish. One sip sent my head spinning. But then this particular vintage was more potent than your usual Californian red. The grenache, from Know Label wines in Arroyo Grande on the central coast, is infused with cannabis flowers. Plastic cups of wine were passed around along with joints as our party bus chugged over the Golden Gate bridge. Tupac’s California Love oozed from the speakers into an atmosphere as foggy as a San Francisco morning. It...

By Ella Buchan, The Guardian The wine was pale garnet, with notes of smoke and blackberry giving way to a lingering, slightly tart, finish. One sip sent my head spinning. But then this particular vintage was more potent than...

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on December 11, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

California Now Accepting Cannabis License Applications

byBen Adlin California regulators began accepting applications for state cannabis licenses on Friday, releasing necessary forms and launching an online licensing portal just weeks before legal sales in some parts of the state begin on Jan. 1. Officials say they’ll start reviewing the applications immediately. The California Bureau of Cannabis Control officially launched an online system that allows applicants to apply for temporary and annual licenses, submit payments, and track the status of an application. That agency will handle the licensing of cannabis retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and events. Users must register for an account online, where regulators...

byBen Adlin California regulators began accepting applications for state cannabis licenses on Friday, releasing necessary forms and launching an online licensing portal just weeks before legal sales in some parts of the state begin on Jan. 1. Officials say...

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on December 11, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

New Jersey marijuana legalization: When will weed be legalized?

Submitted by Marijuana News The grass is looking greener for New Jersey marijuana users. The idea of legal pot was once a pipe dream for those who so indulged. Not anymore. Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has pledged to sign legislation legalizing pot within 100 days of his Jan. 16 inauguration, prompting speculation on what that hazy world would look like. Among the particulars that have been largely agreed upon: New Jerseyans would be permitted to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana for personal use, and previous convictions for such possession would be eligible for expungement. Further, the drug would be...

Submitted by Marijuana News The grass is looking greener for New Jersey marijuana users. The idea of legal pot was once a pipe dream for those who so indulged. Not anymore. Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has pledged to sign legislation...

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on December 11, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

How much tax revenue will Massachusetts generate from Marijuana?

Submitted by Marijuana News Massachusetts legalized marijuana in 2016, making Massachusetts one of 8 states (and D.C.) to do so. Massachusetts is now going through the rulemaking and implementation phases of the legalization process. Part of Massachusetts’ legalization model involves creating a taxed and regulated cannabis industry. Sales are expected to begin in the middle of next year, and a lot of people are wondering how much tax revenue Massachusetts’ adult-use cannabis industry will generate. Earlier this year New Frontier Data estimated that legal marijuana sales would generate $655 million in tax revenue in America in 2017. With a report coming...

Submitted by Marijuana News Massachusetts legalized marijuana in 2016, making Massachusetts one of 8 states (and D.C.) to do so. Massachusetts is now going through the rulemaking and implementation phases of the legalization process. Part of Massachusetts’ legalization model...

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on December 7, 2017 in Cannabis News United States Featured

San Francisco Is Looking Into Creating A Public Bank To Help Cannabis Businesses

By Tess Allen San Francisco cannabis businesses may soon benefit from a public banking system, if two pioneering members of the city’s Board of Supervisors have anything to say about it. Supervisors Malia Cohen and Sandra Fewer are pushing the idea of creating a municipal bank that would both curb the city’s use of large commercial banks and provide cannabis business owners with a safe banking option. “This ongoing public banking discussion is coming at an important moment in our community,” Cohen said last week. “In our long cannabis discussion, we have barely acknowledged that cannabis is currently an...

By Tess Allen San Francisco cannabis businesses may soon benefit from a public banking system, if two pioneering members of the city’s Board of Supervisors have anything to say about it. Supervisors Malia Cohen and Sandra Fewer are pushing...

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