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Cannabiz News Briefs – November 13, 2017

US elections on Nov. 7 in New Jersey, Vermont, Michigan, Seattle and Virginia brought a fresh round of pro-cannabis elected officials and passed initiatives signaling major voter support for MJ reform. The election was...
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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...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 & Trending, August 28, 2017

1. Denver still smoking on the sidewalks After many delays, Denver will soon start accepting social use club license applications. Denver’s rules allow for the creation of some of the nation’s first private marijuana clubs...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending – July 7, 2017

This week in weed, Las Vegas has a good week, Nevada kicks off, and Washington breaks the national one year sales record. Meanwhile, Florida's new MMJ law is now law of the land, Canada faces...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 and Trending – June 29, 2017

Over the past week we learned that big pharma wants an exclusive on CBD. Meanwhile, Florida makes their upgraded med program official and Nevada rec program gets back on track for July 1 launch....
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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...

Florida MMJ compromise would set up 17 growers running 425 stores now, more later

With 71% of Florida voters who support the state's addition of a strong medical marijuana law, a compromise to allow up to 500 medical retail stores in the state of 11.7 million (over-aged 21...
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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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Top regional news – May 17, 2017

New hemp legislation, certain states breaking into the legal cannabis market, and other states seemingly neglecting their marijuana legislation; all that and more in this week's regional round-up. ARIZONA: On 3rd try, AZ passes hemp...
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...
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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...
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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...