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Connecting cannabis businesses with customers

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In the last three decades, nothing has undergone a legal and social makeover on a national scale quite like cannabis.


California was the first state to legalize medical cannabis in 1996, and a trickle of legal medical markets followed. At the time, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or the DARE program, was commonly espoused in schools and remained commonplace until federal funding was taken away after 2003. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Americans were arrested and some imprisoned for low-level cannabis offenses.

Sixteen years later in 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize cannabis for adult use; and in the last 10 years 17 other states have joined them.


Arizona college expands cannabis business program

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A new certificate program in Cannabis Business Fundamentals is now open for enrollment at Scottsdale Community College.



The Cannabis Business Fundamentals certificate, which is open to Arizona residents, includes four classes:
– Introduction to Cannabis
– Social Equity and Current Events
– Supply Chain Management in the Marijuana Industry
– Legal and Regulatory Environment

The new certificate complements the non-credit cannabis class currently offered nationwide at SCC. Both programs offer eight-week, online options that allow students to work on their own time.


New app shows how cannabinoids could interact with other medications

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A new web-based application developed by Penn State researchers could help pharmacists and other health care providers improve patient safety by reducing unintended interactions between medical and recreational marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) products and other medications. Penn State College of Medicine researchers said that medical marijuana and CBD have become more accessible to consumers through local retail stores, pharmacies or even by illicit means, and that these products may affect the metabolism of other medications.


Cannabis goes to the metaverse, creating new opportunities and business questions

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Following in the footsteps of Californians, Coloradoans, Arizonans, and Bay Staters, denizens of the Metaverse can now step inside a cannabis dispensary and purchase cannabis products.

Two cannabis brands have staked claims to their own Metaverse storefronts, where they will sell products to real life addresses in all 50 US States. Higher Life CBD and Kandy Girl each have acquired a property in the Metaverse (in Cryptovoxels and Decentraland, respectively), where they are accepting customers interested in purchasing both digital items (like NFTs and Metaverse wearables) and real-life cannabis products.


Supply and demand at the speed of cannabis

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Once conspicuously low-tech to avoid scrutiny, today’s cannabis industry requires a high-tech approach.

Opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of Rolling Stone editors or publishers.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are defining the moment in legal cannabis — but bringing a new company into the house doesn’t always mean instant success. As cannabis companies continue to merge and grow, it’s become increasingly important to manage the supply chain.


Weed could be grown in space – and it might be the best medical-grade cannabis yet

Cosmonauts may one day be producing medical-grade marijuana in space.

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recently spoke to Futurism about the future of growing cannabis plants in space.

Cosmonauts may one day be producing medical-grade marijuana in space.

Hadfield, who has spent time on both the Russian space station Mir and the International Space Station (ISS), believes that someday medical marijuana may be a thing in space.

He made his point by adding that mind-altering substances have always been a part of human nature.

"People have been chewing on mushrooms and various types of roots and berries for forever. There’s always a role in society or human behavior for that," he added.


How CBD biomanufacturing could make Europe change and win the cannabis game


In this special guest post Kevin Chen, Co-founder & CEO, Hyasynth Bio, a precision fermentation startup producing sustainable cannabinoids, and Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV make the case for European CBD biomanufacturing


The seed connect to launch the cannabis Crypto Seed Headz NFT collection on 4/20 at 4:20 PM EST


Real-World Cannabis Seed Company Backing its NFT With Real-World Benefits

Today, Tempe, Arizona-based Seed Connect, LLC, a cannabis seed supplier with one of the USA’s largest marijuana seed banks, announces it will be launching its Cannabis Crypto Seed Headz Non-Fungible Token (NFT) collection.

The official day of launch is April 20, 2022 at 4:20 PM EST, which coincides with the international day of celebrating cannabis worldwide.

In this inaugural collection of 2,000 NFT Cannabis Crypto Seed Headz, Seed Connect will celebrate cannabis by capturing the spirit and personality of some of its favorite seeds in its artwork.


The Robinhood of cannabis, Rinus Beintema, partners with U.S. firm to produce new CBD delivery method


Two industry leaders unite to create and deliver what is likely the most valuable, efficient and cost-effective all-natural concept on the CBD market today.

 Hemp Synergistics, a leader in the cannabis industry, announced today they have joined forces with Rinus Beintema, one of Europe's most recognized medical cannabis proponents, to deliver long sought relief with ground breaking hemp-infused treatments for thousands of pain and symptom sufferers.


Is Elon Musk a fan of marijuana?

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The billionaire and CEO of Tesla likes to use a cannabis code.

What is your lucky number? 

Many people have often been asked this question. Basically, the number that corresponds to them or the number or combination that they will have in mind if they decide to play the lotto. 

It is one of the few commonly-shared superstitions.

The richest man in the world seems to share this superstition as well. Elon Musk, CEO of  Tesla  (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report, is worth $259 billion as of April 13, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The tech mogul has a lucky or magical number that he seems to come out with for major financial and stock market transactions. 

This number has three digits: 420.


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