Time to Push Back in Toronto
Jun24

Time to Push Back in Toronto

Canada is less than a year out on re-legalizing cannabis, while in Toronto, under the zoning laws, medical cannabis shops are being raided.  Everyone is not working from the same understanding, eh?  Here’s more: [Retail medical cannabis shops] some demanding a prescription and others not, started spreading across Toronto months ago. They flourished as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to legalize marijuana, with strict...

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Microsoft Joining Cannabis Industry Support Role
Jun22

Microsoft Joining Cannabis Industry Support Role

Microsoft is moving to serve the record keeping function in the emerging cannabis industry.  Here’s more: . . . Microsoft is breaking the corporate taboo on pot this week by announcing a partnership to begin offering software that tracks marijuana plants from “seed to sale,” as the pot industry puts it. The software — a new product in Microsoft’s cloud computing business — is meant to help states that have legalized the medical...

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Excerpt:  Interview w/Max Montrose
Jun17

Excerpt: Interview w/Max Montrose

Here’s a taste of a podcast with Max Montrose, founder of The Trichome Institute, an educational site in these early days of re-legalization.  Mr. Montrose touched on a variety of topics.  Hit this:   Budtenders are not looked at as serious currently but that’s actually about to change. Colorado is … Everybody knows Colorado is the pioneer state when it comes to this industry, except Colorado doesn’t require any training...

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Alaska Ready for Rec
Jun16

Alaska Ready for Rec

Alaska, one of the re-legalized states, is set to license production of recreational cannabis.  Here’s more:   Marijuana regulators in Alaska are poised to award the state’s first recreational cannabis business licenses, according to an Associated Press report. Today’s meeting agenda for the Marijuana Control Board includes hearings in which 30 applications will be considered. 28 applicants are for recreational cultivation...

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5 Businesses You Don’t Want To Miss at CWCBE NY
Jun12

5 Businesses You Don’t Want To Miss at CWCBE NY

The New York Cannabis World Congress Business Expo is just weeks away: The event where over 100 cannabusiness’s will be in attendance providing business owners and bystanders with cutting-edge solutions and insight in the prospected $6.7 billion dollar industry. Retailers, Investors, Advisors, and just about every position imaginable in the cannabis industry will gather under one roof and exchange ideas to move the industry forward,...

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“Cannabis Use” Not Same as “Tobacco Use”
Jun07

“Cannabis Use” Not Same as “Tobacco Use”

At one time “cannabis use” and “tobacco use” were the same thing and both were bad.  One of my favorite things here in the days of re-legalization is seeing change in the public perception of cannabis.   Two Canadian insurance companies are presenting a more nuanced understanding of the issue.  Here’s more:   Sun Life and BMO Insurance have reversed their long-standing policies on treating cannabis...

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