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Wed
07
Nov

Post Midterms: What comes next for cannabis?

And so a few more dominoes fall. Michigan voted to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, while Utah and Missouri legalized it for medical use, according to projections made late Tuesday night.

Wed
07
Nov

Stem Holdings Inc. receives license for newly constructed cannabis cultivation facility in Oregon

Stem Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: STMH CSE:STEM), (the "Company" or "Stem") a cannabis real estate company specializing in acquiring and improving properties within the cannabis industry has received a license from the State of Oregon, Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) for its newly constructed cannabis facility in Springfield, Oregon.

"Stem is excited to unveil its center for cutting-edge cultivation in the state of Oregon," says CEO Adam Berk. "Our team has designed this property for highly efficient, craft cannabis production. We have carefully considered every detail, from plant propagation and cultivation to product distribution."

Wed
07
Nov

These proposed federal laws could open the financial floodgates for marijuana companies

Although the legalization of recreational and medicinal marijuana has become a talking point of the 2018 midterm elections, legislation is making its way through Congress that would be good news for the cannabis industry.

Wed
07
Nov

Cannabis companies are using a 'backdoor' strategy to tap the public markets — and it's fueling an M&A boom

The legal cannabis industry is booming, and US-based startups are looking towards their northern neighbor to capitalize on the frenzy around the emerging sector.

Because cannabis companies with operations in the US aren't able to list on US-based exchanges — marijuana is federally illegal, after all — these companies have pursued a little-known strategy for quickly going public in Canada: the reverse merger.

While reverse mergers have a mixed reputation because of their link to a series of accounting scandals in 2011 involving Chinese firms that gained access to U.S. markets through these transactions, they're now becoming increasingly popular with cannabis companies.

Wed
07
Nov

Francis Ford Coppola made a cannabis to go with his wine

It comes in a wine bottle, naturally.

Francis Ford Coppola is using his name to set a mood: good movies, good wine, and now, good cannabis. The Oscar-winning director is launching a cannabis brand that looks all kinds of refined. The limited collection is called the Grower's Series and includes three cannabis flower strains: an "uplifting and creative" sativa strain, an indica for relaxing and nurturing the mind and body, and a hybrid for "enhanced mood and focus." The cannabis with be organically grown and sold in California, where recreational marijuana became legal earlier this year.

Tue
06
Nov

San Francisco cannabis dispensary offering $1 pot to Veterans on Veteran's Day

A San Francisco cannabis dispensary, Bloom Room, is offering eighths of lab-tested medical-grade cannabis for $1 to all veterans this Veterans Day.

General Manager of Bloom Room, Stephen Rechif, tells EIN News that new regulations have forced them to sell the drug to veterans for the first time instead of giving it to them as a donation.

"We used to be able to give veterans their eighth's for free but that is not allowed with the new laws," said Rechif.

Tue
06
Nov

UK: Medicinal cannabis legalization could very well open the door to allowing recreational use

The home secretary is adamant that the law change will not mean further marijuana liberalisation, but there are substantial financial forces working for exactly that outcome.

Only two things are clear in the Home Office move to allow access to cannabis for health reasons, you won’t be allowed to smoke a joint and the home secretary is adamant the new policy is not a step towards allowing access to cannabis for pleasure. But this still leaves a lot of issues unclear.

Tue
06
Nov

Hemp cookies to hit market as NZ legalises sale of seeds as food

Hemp growers and food producers are celebrating news hemp seed can be sold for food.  The Government announced on Tuesday that hemp seed would be treated as just another edible seed.  Hemp is currently grown under permit and is used for fibre and hemp seed oil. 

From Monday, the Misuse of Drugs (Industrial Hemp) Regulations 2006 and the Food Regulations 2015 will be amended to allow the sale of hemp seed as food. Hemp flowers and leaves will not be permitted.

West Coast farmers Sarah Gibson and Aaron Silcock grow hemp on their Reefton dairy farm.  This year will be the couple's second season growing hemp to sell for animal food. 

Tue
06
Nov

California judge protects will of voters by allowing home cultivation under marijuana legalization initiative

On November 8, 2016, the people of California voted in favor of Prop. 64, which allows adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate up to six marijuana plants at their private residence away from public view.  Despite these protections a number of localities have adopted overly restrictive ordinances aimed at severely limiting this provision of Prop. 64.

Tue
06
Nov

Ontario entrepreneur eyes opportunities with hemp compound CBD

Mike Hodgson sees a green rush coming. But unlike most entrepreneurs flocking to cash in on Canada’s recreational marijuana market, Hodgson is going down a different path.

The Londoner is opening a plant in St. Thomas to extract cannabidiol (CBD), a component that doesn’t get you high, from hemp plants.

Hodgson, president of GreenLeaf Productions, sees massive potential in CBD, a compound being touted for its potential to treat everything from anxiety and seizures to inflammation and pain. He’s in the process of converting a former tool-and-dye plant on Barrie Boulevard into a 12,000-square-foot extraction facility.

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