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California Insurance Department Holds Meeting To Discuss Cannabis And Insurance Issues

May 23, 2017, 6:41 am Johnny Green

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones convened 63 insurance-related stakeholders to make sure they have time to comment on cannabis-related regulations with insurance provisions currently under consideration by other state agencies. “As Insurance Commissioner, my goal is to make sure all Californians, including emerging cannabis businesses, have insurance protection,” said Commissioner Jones. […]

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Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduce Marijuana Banking Legislation

May 18, 2017, 2:00 pm Johnny Green

Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley led a bipartisan group of Senators – including Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) – to introduce legislation […]

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How To Submit Feedback On California’s Proposed Cannabis Regulations

May 18, 2017, 12:20 pm Johnny Green

By Amanda Ostrowitz, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, CannaRegs Over the last month, California has released rules and regulations for business licensing as it relates to the state’s impending adult-use cannabis industry.  Because California’s cannabis program is unlike any before it, the state wants to ensure that prospective licensees, stakeholders, […]

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Maryland Licenses First Medical Marijuana Grow

May 18, 2017, 10:04 am Keith Mansur

After 4 years of delays, Maryland has finally issued one of the 15 licenses for production of medical marijuana. The company, ForwardGro, was first approved for a preliminary license in August, 2016, and hope to start production soon and have cannabis available by early fall. Gail Rand, the company CEO, […]

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Minnesota Marijuana Businesses Lose 11 Million Dollars

May 16, 2017, 11:54 am Keith Mansur

What is the result of a oligopoly in control of your medical marijuana supply chain? How about extreme prices and huge business losses. Minnesota is suffering the consequences of a bad law and strict limitations on production. In 2014 Minnesota passed one of the most useless medical cannabis laws. The […]

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250 Cannabis Business Leaders On Capitol Hill For NCIA’s Annual Lobby Days

May 16, 2017, 6:48 am Johnny Green

Beginning today, cannabis industry leaders from across the country will fan out across Capitol Hill for the National Cannabis Industry Association‘s seventh annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days. Approximately 250 cannabis business professionals will take part in policy discussions and citizen lobby meetings to advocate for fair treatment of the legal cannabis […]