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Missing the Mark – Marijuana Venture

Everybody’s selling cannabis but nobody seems interested in selling it to stoners. Over the past five years, I’ve interviewed hundreds of retailers for Marijuana Venture, and many of the companies I’ve talked to seem to look at cannabis culture with disdain. It started with everybody wanting to make the Apple Store of Cannabis. Now it’s…

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New Jersey Medical Cannabis Expansion Stalled by Lawsuit | Ganjapreneur

A lawsuit by 25 New Jersey medical cannabis business applicants has forced regulators to halt its application review for the expansion of the state’s medical cannabis program, according to an report. The expansion bill was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy (D) in July after lawmakers failed to pass comprehensive recreational legalization reforms.

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HEXO Raises US$25 Million Selling Units at $1.67

HEXO Corp. Announces US$25.0 Million Registered Direct Offering. OTTAWA, Dec. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HEXO Corp. (“HEXO” or the “Company”) (TSX: HEXO; NYSE: HEXO) today… #Hexo #hexocorp HEXO Corp. Announces US$25.0 Million Registered Direct Offering OTTAWA, Dec. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HEXO Corp. (“HEXO” or the “Company”) (TSX: HEXO; NYSE: HEXO) today announced it

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Cannabis payment provider allegedly owes millions to dispensaries

Linx Card has faced a flurry of lawsuits in recent months from marijuana businesses that allege the California business owes them millions of dollars. Linx Card, which touts itself as a “primary provider” of debit merchant services to marijuana retail stores, has faced a flurry of lawsuits in recent months from cannabis businesses that allege

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Alabama legislative commission backs medical cannabis legalization (Newsletter: December 24, 2019) | Marijuana Moment

McConnell celebrates hemp legalization anniversary; Elon Musk’s $420 marijuana joke; USDA makes hemp eligible for new insurance program Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Subscribers who value this

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Cannabis advocacy: Being an effective agent of change – Marijuana Venture

Thanks to the advocacy efforts of cannabis entrepreneurs in Massachusetts, businesses owned by women and minorities will now receive priority review of their licensing applications — a benefit previously reserved for “economic empowerment” applicants alone. Prior to this change, most minority business enterprises (MBEs) and women’s business enterprises (WBEs), which are starkly under-represented in the…

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The Delic: The “First Psychedelic Wellness Corporation”

Founder Jackee Stang discusses how she’s pushing psychedelics’ “new renaissance”. Cannabis executive Jackee Stang is a proselytizer of what she calls “the new psychedelic renaissance”. She seems mildly surprised when asked to explain what that is.  “Wow — well, I live in California, so on the West Coast we might be a little biased,” she

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Consider Cannabis Billboard Ban | Ganjapreneur

A proposal in Massachusetts would ban cannabis companies from advertising on billboards, the Gloucester Daily Times reports. Sen. Diana DiZoglio (D) said that cannabis billboards flout state laws prohibiting cannabis advertising to minors. “The goal of the Legislature was to ensure that these billboards are not going to be placed in communities where children are

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