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Cannabis Commission Looks To Identify Why Few 'Priority' Applicants Make It Through Licensing Process

Cannabis Commission Looks To Identify Why Few 'Priority' Applicants Make It Through Licensing Process

Difficulty finding funding is holding back the very people the state is required to help enter the new legal cannabis industry: members of communities disproportionately criminalized for marijuana. That's according to a survey of these so-called "economic empowerment applicants" conducted by the Cannabis Control Commission.
How legal cannabis actually made things worse for sick people in Oregon

How legal cannabis actually made things worse for sick people in Oregon

In 2015, Erich Berkovitz opened his medical marijuana processing company, PharmEx, with the intention of getting sick people their medicine. His passion stemmed from his own illness. Berkovitz has Tourette syndrome, which triggers ticks in his shoulder that causes chronic pain. Cannabis takes that away.
Cannabis Farmers Will Qualify For Some Federal Funding

Cannabis Farmers Will Qualify For Some Federal Funding

When Canada officially launches its recreational marijuana market later this year, the federal government will provide the nation’s cannabis farmers with some of the same funding opportunities as other green thumb industrialists.
Big hits: Cannabis companies on pace to raise record $8 billion in 2018

Big hits: Cannabis companies on pace to raise record $8 billion in 2018

Marijuana companies across the globe are on pace to raise a record $8 billion by the end of 2018 as more companies go public and scale to meet growing demand, an analysis of recently released market data shows.
Senators call for DOJ to stop blocking medical marijuana research

Senators call for DOJ to stop blocking medical marijuana research

Bipartisan senators are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to cease efforts by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to slow medical marijuana research. In a letter sent Thursday, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is expected to reach $75 billion in sales by 2030, according to research firm Cowen & Co. That’s almost as large as the North American carbonated soft drink market in 2017.
Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids.
Medical marijuana advocates react to ouster of VA chief, nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson

Medical marijuana advocates react to ouster of VA chief, nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson

Veterans organizations fighting for medical marijuana access reacted with both hope and skepticism to President Donald Trump’s latest shakeup at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Trump Considers Replacing Sessions With Another Marijuana Opponent

Trump Considers Replacing Sessions With Another Marijuana Opponent

President Trump is reportedly weighing a plan to fire U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and potentially replace him with Scott Pruitt, who currently leads the Environmental Protection Agency. “A state may not establish its own policy that is directly counter to federal policy against trafficking in controlled substances,” read one brief.
Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot

Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot

Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is looking to exchange gun-toting traffickers for corporate backers in a bid to become the Saudi Arabia of legal pot.
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