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Bayer buyout of Monsanto threatens to dominate cannabis industry

Bayer, the largest pharmaceutical company in the world, recently reached an agreement to buy out Monsanto for $66 billion. Through immense corporate power and the enforcement of international patent law, these corporations could place themselves in...

Mexico president, Vicente Fox sizes up international cannabiz at NCIA Summit

The first former global head of state to address a marijuana industry conference, former Mexican President Vicente Fox opened up the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Cannabis Business Summit & Expo last week with...

VT & AZ vetoes, CBD gets a boost, vets fight prohibition, and more –...

The Keith Stroup Show with Co-host Mikel Weisser, Episode 7 Download MP3 audio Download M4A video Browse all episodes The founder of NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and star of our show, Mr....
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Big money, big employment, big losses, and smaller joints – what’s new in the...

The stand-off between the cannabis industry and Jeff Sessions’ canna-phobic vision for America drags on and on, with much sound and fury, signifying … well, who can tell thus far? But there’s one thing we...
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Vireo Health to launch a massive cannabis ad campaign in NYC subways

Vireo Health of New York, a physician-led company dedicated to providing patients top of the line cannabis therapies, recently launched a massive medical marijuana ad campaign within the state; the first of its kind. Ari...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, May 22, 2017

Our nation's capitol has been flooded with press conferences, cannabis conferences, and industrial strength lobby days. Washington’s governor signed an omnibus marijuana bill revamping the program in dozens of ways, including opening the door...

First quarter report: cannabis industry in the green

Despite Jeff Sessions and DOJ “canna-phobia,” 2017 should be a very, very green year. The results are in for the first quarter of America’s cannabis businesses. In the green, that is. Long green. Colorado set new...
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6 Ways to lose your shirt in cannabis (and how to prevent it)

Working in the cannabis industry is like navigating through the wild, wild west, with changes and surprises at every turn. But with great risks, come great rewards, so with proper planning you can make...
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Cannabiz banking crisis: Ancillary accounts under attack, Cali steps in

Citing concerns over a looming federal cannabis crackdown that could extend to attack the banks that work with the industry, banks and payment-processing facilities, like PayPal and Square, have stepped up cannabis account closures...
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Feds be damned, 2017 cannabis market stronger than ever, maybe

Not Jeff Sessions, Tom Marino, John Kelly, nor probably even Donald Trump himself, appear able to stifle America’s 2017, post-election green rush. Cannabis consumers are buying like crazy. This week, in a widely-reposted story picked...
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Cannabis green equals real estate gold

First Colorado, now Michigan, as legalization builds demand for grow space, real estate prices go through the roof. In Denver, back in 2015, a study of the local real estate industry’s miraculous recovery determined it...
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ArcView Report: Recreational marijuana to outstrip medical by 2019

Those keeping track have often heard the figure $22 billion tossed about. That is supposedly the amount the North American cannabis market could generate, even if the Trump administration tries a crackdown on recreational...