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Rick Schettino

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Rick Schettino is the Publisher and Editor In Chief of CannabizNews.com and CBDMedicalNews.com. He's also a founding partner of both R&D Cannabis Marketing and extraction technology company CBD Inc. Rick has been a communications and marketing consultant for decades with a penchant for working with startups. In his spare time, he dabbles in music production, videography, and photography.

New York State Moving Slowly Toward Cannabis Legalization

New York is one step closer to allowing the possession and use of marijuana as Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled a state Health Department report recommending cannabis legalization. Addressing reporters in Brooklyn on Friday, Governor...

Maine Lawmakers Smack Down Governor’s Veto of Two MMJ Bills

Following a vote of 119-23 in the House and 25-8 in the Senate, Maine legislators successfully overrode Republican Governor Paul LePage’s veto of a bill containing sweeping changes to the state’s medical marijuana programs. The...

Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Launch Comes and Goes Without a Single Sale

Massachusetts officially began recreational marijuana sales on July 1. But there were no consumers lined up outside pot shops waiting to be the first to purchase recreational cannabis products legally. In fact, not a single joint...

Sherpa CEO, Kirk Evans , On Digital Marketing For the Cannabiz

Today, Potbelly Creative unveiled its new identity as Sherpa. The company will continue to provide web development, search engine optimization (SEO), design, UX analytics, and content writing services for top-shelf brands in the cannabis...

In Rare Bipartisan Effort Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp

In another significant signal that hemp’s day in the sun is coming, the Farm Bill, containing a measure to legalize hemp, has passed the U.S. Senate with broad bipartisan support. The Senate’s version of the...

Voters Say “OK” Making Oklahoma the 30th U.S. State To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Oklahoma officially became the 30th U.S. state to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana after 57 percent of voters cast a ballot in favor of State Question 788, the legalization of Medical Marijuana, on Tuesday. Before the...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – June 25, 2018

This week’s big news is Canada’s historic vote to legalize and regulate cannabis. Meanwhile, in the U.S. a powerful Senate committee has trashed a cannabiz banking amendment. A silver lining appeared when Texas Republicans...

Canada’s Historic Cannabis Act Is Official – But Not Until October 17

The Canadian cannabis bill, otherwise known as Bill C-45 officially received Royal Assent Thursday morning, the final step in the legislative process leading to marijuana legalization across the country. With a nod of his head, the...

Canada’s Senate Signs Off On Final Amendments to Cannabis Act

Voting 52 to 29 in favor, the Canadian Senate approved a majority of the House of Commons’ revisions to Bill C-45, the nation’s cannabis legalization measure, making it the first major economy in the...

Genetically Modified Yeast To Produce Cannabinoids On an Industrial Scale

Major Canadian licensed producer Organigram recently announced a CAD$10-million investment into Montreal’s Hyasynth Biologicals. The investment is earmarked to ramp up the company’s quest to produce cannabinoids, and even terpenes through a fermentation process using genetically modified yeast. “As a...

Conservative Senators Move To Protect MMJ States

In an unexpected development, conservative republican Senate leaders have written a provision protecting state medical marijuana laws into Fiscal Year 2019 spending legislation for the U.S. Department of Justice. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on...

The STATES Act: What’s In It For You? Will It Pass?

This past Thursday, Senators Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill to protect states that have legalized marijuana from federal intervention. Shortly thereafter, President Trump, in a Q&A session with reporters held...