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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending – June 21, 2017

This week, the Massachusetts bill is still a mess, California rolls medical into recreational, and another federal bill attempts to protect states' rights. Meanwhile Mexico approves of medical marijuana - although limiting it to...
NCIA

DOJ, NBA and Prez Fox focus the collective conscious at NCIA

Larger booths, more parties, and the inevitable influx of new California "MJ gold rush-minded" attendees brought more than 5200 to downtown Oakland for the NCIA's mid-year show, its biggest yet. Special appearance by Game 5...
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Medical cannabis shortages are forcing patients into the black market

Though demand for weed has been high for decades, it's use has soared in recent years due to a wave of medical and recreational marijuana laws sweeping the country. But with increased regulations and limited licenses available...
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Southern California Coalition comments on LA cannabis draft regulations

Southern California Coalition is the world’s largest and most inclusive organization aimed at creating and promoting sensible cannabis policies. SCC represents every subdivision of Southern California's budding cannabis industry. SCC is the driving force behind...
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Cannabis infused edibles: A rapidly growing market

Baking pot brownies and weed cupcakes was more or less considered an extracurricular stoner activity, something done at home for fun. But today, it's a booming niche and one of the most profitable sectors...
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Hawaii’s first crop, AZ veto, and more – Top regional news, May 28, 2017

This week's collection of regional cannabis news stories includes a wave of vetoed bills, new crops sprouting up around the country, and a pot party with a 10-foot long joint. ARIZONA: Hemp bill vetoed, fee...
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The NORML Report: May 2017

NORML chapters around the nation convened for the monthly conference call on Saturday, May 20th. With the majority of state legislative action completed, and the recent NCIA/MJ Biz Daily convergence on Washington DC the week...
NCIA Lobby Days

7th annual NCIA lobby days draw in citizen lobbyists to cannabis cause

More than a dozen pending congressional bills sit, waiting for committee hearings and the support of additional sponsors. But while 2017's federal legislation season sees little hope for a vote in either chamber, that...
TOP 5 CANNABIS NEWS

Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, May 15, 2017

As the Sunshine State still reels from the dramatic failure of their state legislature to finalize a state medical program, another Sunbelt state, Texas, saw two popular pro-cannabis bills fail in similar fashion, despite...
cannabis industry minority applicants

Are minority applicants getting shut out of the lucrative pot industry?

Having been involved in the cannabis industry for many years, I've had the pleasure of working alongside people from all walks of life, introducing me to their different and often brilliant perspectives. This naturally...
santa rosa cultivation ban

Plans for an outdoor cultivation ban in Santa Rosa went up in smoke… again.

For the second time in only two months, the final decision whether or not to ban cannabis cultivation was put on ice for yet another month. Shortly before the debate was set to take place...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, April 30, 2017

It is so much better when the most talked about stories of the week are positive ones, rather than negative ones, but several strands of law enforcement rumblings are coming together in what could...