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Canna Group, Inc. Announces Launch of Sugar Leaf Capital Fund

Pleasanton, CA, November 4, 2015 (Newswire) -​Canna Group, Inc., leading consultants to the cannabis industry, today announced the formation of Sugar Leaf Capital Fund I LLC (“Sugar Leaf”), a private equity firm formed to invest in emerging growth companies within the cannabis sector.  Sugar Leaf will have offices in California and Chicago, Illinois. 

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Ohio vote was against monopoly not marijuana, say campaigners

Advocates eye 2016 after voters decisively rejected Issue 3 which would have handed control of a legal cannabis industry to a small group of millionaires

Marijuana legalization advocates in Ohio are turning their attention to 2016, after voters on Tuesday rejected a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational use in the Buckeye State – a measure critics said would have enshrined an oligopoly in the state constitution.

Issue 3, as the proposal was known to Ohioans, lost in a landslide at the ballot box Tuesday, an embarrassing defeat for backers of the campaign, who poured over $20m into the race. About 65% of Ohians opposed the initiative, and 35% voted in favor.

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Emerging Cannabis Markets: The California Gold Rush

California is the world’s eighth largest economy and the cannabis industry can benefit greatly from the passing of the 2016 ballot initiative.

California has enjoyed legal medical marijuana for almost two decades, giving the state one of the greatest head starts in the industry. States like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon have since legalized recreational use for adults and passed legislation providing for state regulation of the industry.

For the past two decades, California’s medical marijuana market lacked strict, enforceable regulations, allowing for a black-market-mentality to remain prevalent.

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Watch: Paypal Founder Pitches 3 Keys To A Successful Startup

Peter Thiel is the entrepreneur, venture capitalist and hedge-fund manager best known for co-founding Paypal. Still not sure if he has the "startup chops" to make his advice worth watching? Well, then, he also invested $500,000 in a little startup called Facebook in 2004.

We should also mention that Thiel's Founders Fund made an investment earlier this year in Privateer Holdings, the company that owns the cannabis business, Leafly.

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Video: Uruguay's radical cannabis plans

 

Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalise the personal cultivation, consumption and sale of cannabis.

Now its government is moving a step closer to a full commercial market for it, by awarding licenses for businesses to grow the drug. 

Many supporters hope the move might also lead to a breakthrough in cannabis research for medical purposes.

Wyre Davies reports from Montevideo.

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Changing course: correcting the wrongs of the Harper policy on marijuana

Now that Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have won the federal election, we will soon see whether our new government will follow through on its campaign promise to legalize marijuana and remove possession from the Criminal Code.

Ten years ago, before the Harper years, the nation seemed poised to revise its position on marijuana prohibition. In fact, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that something was about to change, as the debate at that time often focused on decriminalization versus outright legalization.

However, the Liberals' attempts at decriminalization didn't sit well with our American neighbours, who were vehemently opposed to such action back when George W. Bush was president.

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What’s at stake in the war on marijuana?

According to Brookings Fellow John Hudak, it’s time for the federal government to recognize the serious policy risks born from limiting medical marijuana research. 

 

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Cannabis Consumers Concerned Over Use of Pesticides

Just like in vegetable cultivation, the use of pesticides in growing cannabis is a growing concern for consumers, especially medical cannabis patients.

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Tech, Money + Media Meet For First Cannabis Summit in SF

Silicon Valley’s technology and venture capital firms are starting to make big bets on legal cannabis. Whether it’s Y Combinator, Tao Capital, or TechCrunch Disrupt, pot is hot. 

More than a thousand CEOs, VCs, founders, and journalists will gather over the weekend of November 20 for the first-ever New West Summit, the cannabis industry’s first conference devoted to tech, money, and media, with a full two-day lineup featuring 20 panels, 60 panelists, and 36 exhibitors.

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LeafLink, Inc. Raises Over $750k For B2B Cannabis Wholesale Management Platform

New York based LeafLink, a wholesale B2B marketplace for cannabis professionals, are aiming to launch their site by the end of the year after raising $750k in funding. You can learn more about LeafLink in their Q&A with CEO and Co-founder Ryan Smith below.


Who are the founders and what is their background?

CEO/Co-founder Ryan Smith 

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