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Cannabis technology is growing the market faster than ever

The cannabis industry has been growing at an extremely fast pace for some time now, but new technology in the marketplace has helped to make the industry work better than ever before. Many investors have stated that the key to growth in the space is continuing to be new technology, and that this new infrastructure potentially has the value behind it to lead to an IPO.

One company that has worked behind this principle has been Segra International Corp. The company has been working on culturing various types of tissue. This technology has existed in the industrial agriculture market for some time now, but never before has it been brought to the marijuana industry.

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Why wine and spirits wholesalers are speaking out about marijuana legalization

Weed and wine can coexist, it seems. On July 12, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) released a statement asserting their support for a state’s right to legalize cannabis.

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California considers legalizing cannabis delivery to towns that have banned dispensaries

Currently, cannabis businesses are only permitted to operate in roughly 144 out of 482 cities in the state.

In California, newly proposed regulations would finally provide cannabis access for those living in a county or city with cannabis bans in place.

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Step into the first virtual reality cannabis dispensary

Toronto's Weed VR launches technology that will allow consumers to virtually touch and smell weed products online – getting a real high from the experience is still unfortunately out of reach.

For anyone who has ever been intimidated about walking into a shop to buy some bud, you may never have to – at least not physically.  Weed VR, a virtual reality dispensary for cannabis, is expected to drop before legalization in October. 

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Grenade-shaped grinder causes airport evacuation in Argentina

Who thought it would be a good idea to bring anything weapon-shaped to the airport?

An Argentine airport was evacuated Tuesday after a suspected explosive device was discovered at the facility. But when the bomb squad arrived to investigate the object, they determined that it was actually a cannabis grinder designed to resemble a hand grenade. The incident occurred at the Astor Piazzolla airport in Mar del Plata, a seaside city about 250 miles southeast of the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. Alehandro Itzcovich, the chief of national airport security in Argentina, told local media that he believed that the pot grinder had been left at the airport by a departing passenger.

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7 Marijuana industry jobs that require the least experience

The marijuana industry is currently booming, and there’s plenty of jobs available for people who want to work with cannabis. But considering the drug’s been illegal until relatively recently, most people never considered a job working with cannabis and therefore don’t have experience that could be applicable. But there are still plenty of jobs in the industry that don’t require a ton of experience, writes Joseph Misulonas.

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The other anti-cannabis Sessions just blocked several cannabis bills in congress

Texas Representative Pete Sessions (R) - the fervent prohibitionist - has struck again. Two cannabis reform bills were brought to the House this week, and both were tabled by the Sessions, writes Calvin Hughes.

The first bill was intended to be an addition to the Fiscal Year 2019 budget bill and would have created protections for banks who choose to work with the cannabis industry in states where it has been legalized.

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Colorado is using $3 million from marijuana tax to provide food and housing for the homeless

The debate about the legalization of marijuana has been prevalent in North American culture for over 50 years. The decision by the state of Colorado in October 2014 to legalize marijuana for recreational use was seen a revolutionary by those on both sides of the divide.

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It’s halfway through July. Why aren’t any recreational marijuana dispensaries open in Massachusetts yet?

"The big hold up really is on the local level."

July 1 always symbolized the starting gun for recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts, but that never meant the industry would be quick out of the gate.

Yet more than two weeks later, it’s still uncertain when the state’s first adult-use pot shop will actually open.

“I don’t want to put a date on it,” says Sam Barber, the president of Cultivate, a medical marijuana dispensary in Leicester that was issued the state’s first retail license for recreational sales earlier this month.

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3 Big-name marijuana stocks with plunging profit projections

Investors may not see as much green with these pot stocks as once expected.

We're now less than three months away from the official kick-off of legal cannabis in Canada. With the passage of the Cannabis Act one month ago, Canada is set to become the first industrialized country in the world, and second overall behind Uruguay, to allow adults to purchase cannabis legally.

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