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New Israeli-US investment fund for cannabis technology

A $30 million cannabis technology venture capital fund is under establishment by Jerusalem-based global investment platform OurCrowd and the 7thirty Opportunity Fund of Boulder, Colorad

The new fund will invest in emerging companies involved in med-tech, ag-tech, retail, e-commerce, marketplaces, SaaS solutions, and deep-tech research related to cannabis. It will be headquartered in Boulder with activities in Israel, Canada and the United States.

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New Mexico State Senator says he's optimistic his recreational marijuana Bill will pass

Many are waiting for the next state to make the major step of legalizing recreational marijuana, and according to one state senator, the state to watch is New Mexico, writes Joseph Misulonas.

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New Michigan canna-businesses find ways to house cash in banks

In the 2018 midterm elections last November, Michigan voters approved a measure to legalize a retail adult-use cannabis industry. As that industry begins to gain its footing, cannabis companies are looking ahead to the banking issues they’re soon to face. Fortunately for them, legal marijuana industries in other states have already shown that there are a number of ways around cannabis’ well-known cash crisis. And Michigan’s cannabis companies are availing themselves of many of those tricks.

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Kentucky lawmaker introduces bill downgrading personal possession of marijuana penalty

A bill introduced in the Kentucky General Assembly looks to make possession of marijuana for personal use subject to a non-criminal fine instead of a criminal offense.

State Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-District 14), introduced SB82 last week. Under the proposed law, a person 18-years-old or older would be able to possess one ounce or less of marijuana in plant form, 5 grams or less of marijuana resin/concentrate, or products containing 300 grams or less of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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Will Connecticut be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana?

With many states considering legalizing recreational marijuana, it's possible there will be several new states to add to the list of legalized ones in America. And Connecticut could be next, writes Joseph Misulonas.

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Louisiana may have medical cannabis available by summer 2019

In September 2017, research and biotechnical development company GB Sciences announced its partnership with the Louisiana State University Agriculture Center to produce medical cannabis. Last week, LSU’s Vice President of Agriculture Dr. Richardson said the university and GB Sciences were on track to submitting their final suitability study to state police by Jan. 21. If the crop clears all of its requirements for quality and safety, medical cannabis products could be available in Louisiana dispensaries this summer.

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Cannabis breeding banter with connoisseur genetics

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Cannabis cafes are coming

A customer smokes a joint on cannabis legalization day at the Hotbox Lounge and Shop in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the first Group of Seven country to legalize recreational marijuana today, giving it a massive head start in global pot market some peg at $150 billion.

While people can go to bars to drink alcohol, there’s no equivalent for those who want to consume cannabis socially. That could soon change.

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Congressional ‘Green Tide’ could make 2019 marijuana’s best

A lot of folks believe 2019 will be the best year the United States has seen yet in the realm of cannabis reform. Not only did the Democrats take back control of the House, there is no more Pete Sessions to block cannabis legislation from reaching the floor for debate. By all accounts, it seems likely that Congress will give some attention to pot reform in the coming months, which is a huge step forward from the stagnation the country has experienced on this issue for the past several decades.

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Pot website offers free medical marijuana to government workers amid shutdown

Another business is joining those aiming to ease the pain of the partial government shutdown for federal workers — a marijuana marketplace says it’s giving away free weed.

BudTrader.com, which describes itself as the “largest online cannabis marketplace” and has been dubbed the "Craigslist of weed," will offer free medical marijuana to government workers who can’t pay because of the shutdown.

The shutdown — which affects an estimated 800,000 federal workers and has stretched on for more than a month — stems from disagreements between President Trump and congressional Democrats over his request for more than $5 billion in funding for a border wall separating the United States and Mexico.

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