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Oct

Colorado: Leading seed-to-sale cannabis traceability firm BioTrackTHC to present traceability implementation case study

Patrick Vo, the President and CEO of BioTrackTHC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Helix TCS Inc. (OTCQB: HLIX), will present a traceability implementation case study at the fourth annual Denver Marijuana Management Symposium, a two-day conference that offers solutions and best practices for government regulators navigating the emerging medical and recreational cannabis industries.

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19
Oct

Former NFL veteran Marvin Washington and other athletes explain the benefits of CBD

Lifelong athletes are almost certainly going to run into injuries through the course of their playing days. As wear and tear sets in pulls and tweaks often become tears and breaks. From the professional athlete to the recreational league players, the love of the game propels individuals to play until their bodies say no more.

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19
Oct

Tennessee Hemp Supply adds Clarksville business location

A new Clarksville businessis promoting natural "Tennessee-grown" wellness through the healing properties of hemp, minus the "high" associated with extracts for marijuana use.

The products retailed at Tennessee Hemp Supply, 2680 Trenton Road, are safe, proven and legal, says Trinity Mealor, president and CEO.

The chief ingredient and common denominator in Tennessee Hemp Supply's wide range of natural health products is CBD, short for Cannabidiol, which is extracted from hemp.

"We're trying to focus our attention on educating the community on the benefits and applications of CBD," Mealor said. "CBD is an active chemical compound that's found in the cannabis plant, and these are all good, effective products.

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19
Oct

More precaution than promotion for Canadian cannabis tourism

Canada’s move to legalize recreational marijuana this week is unlikely to immediately trigger a flood of pot-fueled tourism, as tour operators and consumers are unsure about rules governing the brand new industry.

There are precedents for Canada to follow in California, Colorado and elsewhere. But observers noted that these U.S. states offering legal recreational marijuana could put a damper on Canada’s own pot travel aspirations: Why go all the way to Canada when you can smoke legally a couple of states away?

On Wednesday, Canada became the first major industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana, sparking huge demand. But those in the tourism industry are meeting legalization with more precaution than promotion.

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19
Oct

Utah House, Senate GOP support medical marijuana bill; detractors say it won't happen

House and Senate Republicans appear to be on board with a proposed compromise bill for dispensing medical marijuana in Utah regardless of whether the ballot initiative passes next month. But those who support Proposition 2 say lawmakers are putting on a show and patients would never get medical cannabis under the proposal.

Both GOP caucuses met behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss the bill that could be considered in a special legislative session in November after the Nov. 6 election.

Fri
19
Oct

Marijuana in Massachusetts: State regulators sign off on 90,000 square foot cultivation facility

A 90,000 square foot facility in Leicester, which will cultivate, process and package marijuana products, on Thursday received the approval of Massachusetts regulators. The Cannabis Control Commission signed off on provisional licenses on in-door cultivation and product manufacturing for East Coast Organics LLC.

The five-member commission also handed out provisional licenses to the following marijuana businesses: Caroline's Cannabis of Uxbridge (retail); Commonwealth Cultivation Inc. in Pittsfield (cultivation); Curaleaf Massachusetts Inc., of Webster and Oxford (cultivation, product manufacturing and retailing); and Theory Wellness, Inc. in Great Barrington (retail). 

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19
Oct

Amendment X in the 2018 Colorado election: What to know about the definition of industrial hemp

Amendment X asks whether to remove the definition of “industrial hemp” from the constitution. Here’s the language you’ll see on your ballot:

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning changing the industrial hemp definition from a constitutional definition to a statutory definition?

What does that mean?

When Coloradans legalized marijuana, a definition for industrialized hemp was added to the constitution. Hemp can be used for building materials, food, fuel, medicine, paper, rope, and textiles, and has only the tiniest bit of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

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19
Oct

Following Canada's lead, legal cannabis set to take off on a global scale

With Canada legalising recreational marijuana, the coming year could be the one that cements the mainstreaming of cannabis on a global scale. While the substance has long been decriminalized in Portugal and the Netherlands, on 17 October, Canada became the first G7 country to legalise recreational purchase from federally licensed vendors and the second overall, five years after Uruguay did so. 

In practice, this means adults in Canada can possess up to 30 grams and grow as many as four plants. With legalisation, the country is, in effect, moving towards a landscape in which cannabis is treated similar to alcohol and tobacco, namely, as a highly regulated product intended for adult consumption.

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19
Oct

Medical marijuana: Ohio's newest industry has a big problem, what to do with its money

 

When Ohio's medical marijuana dispensaries finally open their doors later this year or early next year, they're expected to rake in a ton of cash. But they probably won't be heading straight to the bank with it.

Most banks and credit unions won't handle proceeds from marijuana-related businesses because the drug is still considered a controlled substance by the federal government.

Consequently, companies providing financial services to marijuana-related businesses could be subject to prosecution for money laundering and other federal crimes. Most aren't willing to take the risk, forfeiting billions of dollars in potential deposits from marijuana growers, processors, retail dispensaries and other related businesses.

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19
Oct

Top cannabis VCs give their best advice on how to invest in the booming marijuana industry

Ever since Colorado legalized cannabis for all adults in 2014, the cannabis industry has blossomed, with a multitude of companies competing to scale up as more states legalize the drug. On Wednesday, Canada became the first G7 country to legalize the plant for all adults.

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