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Cannabiz News Briefs, October 13, 2017

This week in weed, Office of National Drug Control Policy gets a new leader, Colorado surpasses $1 billion, Lucky's Markets stocks CBD, Gov Brown vetoes 3 anti-pot bills, Northern California’s wildfires destroy millions in...
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An FDA crackdown could cost medical marijuana industry millions

Although the DEA’s hands are currently tied by the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment (if only for a couple more months), state-sanctioned medical marijuana marketers and sellers could be in danger of a massive FDA crackdown resulting...
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Cannabiz News Briefs, 10/6/2017

The most perturbing news for the week is FDA director Scott Gottlieb hinting that his agency will review claims being made by cannabis brands in an effort to determine if they are making unproven health claims....

What’s going on up there? Canadian cannabiz on the rise

Canada may soon consider changing the maple leaf on their flag to a marijuana leaf. Ok, not really, but if there's one industry that will blow maple syrup out of the water, it's going...
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Cannabiz News Briefs – 9/27/2017

Los Angeles rule makers have proposed for the 2018 start of RMJ centers to have all plant-touching licensees cease operations in early 2018, subject to a re-issue of new legal permits after final rules...

DEA Roadblocks Ahead With NJ Lawman Fuentes Likely Nominee

From the direct federal oversight of all drug classifications over the Controlled Substances Act schedule—and with a choke-hold on MJ research—the departure of acting DEA head Chuck Rosenberg is worrisome to many in the...
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Cannabiz News Briefs, 9/21/2017

More than 6000 responses to the FDA's request for comments about the effectiveness and experience with CBD have been filed with the federal government in response to a request from the United Nation's World Health...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending, 9/15/2017

This week had some close calls and a lot of controversies. Rohrabacher-Blumenauer gets a 3-month reprieve. Hawaii goes cashless. Cannabis market on the rise while prices falling. More adults but fewer teens using marijuana....
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Cannabiz News Briefs, 9/8/2017

Extension of the MMJ protections under Rohrabacher-Blumenauer is very likely to rollover in the pending "continuing resolution" to be voted upon along with a FEMA/hurricane funding package and debt ceiling vote, Sept. 8 or...

Top 10 Special Reports: Curated cannabiz news from around the web, 9/7/2017

Looking for something to read while you wait for your budtender, ride the bus, or eat your breakfast? Here are some of the more recent, most informative articles for cannabiz folks from around the...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending, 9/6/17

Summer ended with a flurry of activity in the cannabis space. In this week's Top 5, Florida is on track to break the billion dollar mark by 2020, Massachusetts appoints marijuana board hostile to...

SAM report implores US AG Sessions to crack down on cannabiz

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a group dedicated to fighting marijuana commercialization, recently issued a report calling on federal law enforcement agencies to crack down on the marijuana industry. The report claims that Colorado, Oregon...