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Marijuana Business

Portland: NuLeaf Launches Investment And Entrepreneurial Upskilling For Cannabis Businesses Owned By People Of Color

Cannabis business veteran and community advocate, Jeannette Ward Horton, has joined notable industry equity experts and the City of Portland to launch a historic program focused on business access for communities targeted by cannabis prohibition enforcement. The NuLeaf Project, Prosper Portland’s partner in its Cannabis Business Development Program, was awarded [read more]

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Cannabis Culture

What Is A Cannagar?

This weekend I attended the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) after party in Portland, Oregon. The ICBC’s after parties are notorious for being off the hook, and the Portland after party was no exception. DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill DJ’d the event and tore the roof off of the building, and [read more]

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Marijuana Studies

Cannabis Use Associated With Greater Retention Rates Among Subjects Undergoing Opioid Agonist Treatment

Daily cannabis users undergoing therapy for opioid dependence are far more likely to complete their treatment regimen than are non-users, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Addiction. Canadian investigators assessed retention rates among 820 subjects enrolled in either methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone-based treatment programs. Researchers reported, “[I]ndividuals initiating OAT (opioid agonist [read more]

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Medical Marijuana

Employers Can’t Discriminate Against Medical Cannabis Patients, US District Court Judge Rules

A federal judge for the US District Court of Connecticut has ruled that an employer engaged in discrimination by rescinding a job offer to an employee solely based on her status as a medical cannabis patient. Opining for the Court, Judge Jeffrey Alker Mayer wrote: “[T]here is no legitimate dispute that defendant’s rescinding [read more]

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Marijuana Business

City Of Portland Lowers Cannabis Fees, Creates Social Equity Program

This morning, Portland City Council voted to approve changes to Portland’s cannabis regulations. Effective immediately, fees will be reduced for all cannabis businesses in Portland. The proposal contains additional reduction in fees for small businesses and businesses whose owners or staff were impacted by cannabis prohibition. It also offers deferred license [read more]