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Wed
06
May

Global drug policy isn’t working. These 100+ organizations want that to change

Last week, a Brookings Institution discussion on international drug policy began with the premise that "no policy has failed as badly in the past 30 years as drug policy," according to moderator and former Mexican ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarakhan in his opening statement. But now a group of non-profit organizations are working to change that.

Tue
05
May

Legalize It: Supreme Court Tells Obama To Make Up His Mind On Marijuana

It’s war between the states, Supreme Court-style, and this time the stakes are green, marijuana plants that is.

Nebraska and Oklahoma are suing the state of Colorado over its marijuana laws and the Supreme Court wants to know what President Barack Obama thinks about legalizing marijuana.

The two states claim Colorado has created a “cross-border nuisance” by legalizing marijuana and claim their citizens are affected by the increase in marijuana coming from nearby Colorado.

Tue
05
May

Moving for Medical Marijuana

Sherise Nipper and her family are going to Colorado.

“My body is tired and there are some days I just feel like I can't get up anymore,” she explains.

The 35-year-old will take part in a 30 day cannabis trial.

“The only reason I can't be healed in Texas is because of politics and to me that's not very fair.”

Seizures have been a part of her life for ten years now after being diagnosed with epilepsy. Despite a cocktail of medications, she still suffers

“In the past 24 hours I've had more than 50 seizures.”

She's taken CBD Oil before which her husband says helped

“ Just in the little bit she's tried it's severely decreased her seizures,” he told FOX 7 reporter Ann Wyatt Little.

Tue
05
May

NanoSphere Health Sciences announces patent-pending status for nanoparticle encapsulation of ...

NanoSphere Health Sciences, LLC, innovative developers of the industry-first, patent-pending NanoSphere™ delivery system, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office issued “Patent Pending” status for its new cannabis NanoSphere technology platform.

NanoSphere Health Sciences is the first and only patent-pending nanoparticle delivery system for medical and recreational cannabis. Concentrated “NanoSpheres” deliver plant extracts of cannabis and purified cannabinoids in convenient, standardized dosages to increase bioavailability, bioactivity and therapeutic potential. At the same time, the natural phospholipid particles decrease the adverse effects of cannabis.

Tue
05
May

The End of The War on Drugs and The Emergence of The Venture-Backed Cannabis Industry

When news broke that Founders Fund, the proudly contrarian venture firm helmed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, was going to invest a major $75 million in Privateer Holdings, a company focused on producing, distributing and educating consumers about legal marijuana, it opened the floodgates for other investors to barrel in.

We’ve since seen startups like Eaze, which just raised $10 million, and Y Combinator-backed Meadow.

Tue
05
May

D.A.R.E. Removes Satire Article After Being Exposed, Board Members Deny Membership

In what continues to be a humorous story that is unfolding before our very eyes, D.A.R.E. removed a satirical article from their website earlier today after TruthVoice exposed the article as satire and pointed out how D.A.R.E. shared it as a factual piece to their readers in an attempt to scare them, or perhaps lie to them about the dangers associated with the use of Marijuana.

Tue
05
May

Keeping legalized marijuana out of hands of kids

As the realities of legalized marijuana take hold in four states and the District of Columbia, legislators and regulators could learn a lot from the successes—and failures—of the tobacco and alcohol industries in keeping their harmful products out of the hands of children and adolescents.

Tue
05
May

10 Ways Legal Marijuana Could Change The Food World In The Next 10 Years

Over the past decade, the culinary world has started to pick up a faint whiff of marijuana smoke. Famous, reputable chefs across the country have copped to their love of marijuana, and its utility in their creative processes. Because weed makes food taste better! Even science says so.

Tue
05
May

Investing in Marijuana Nutraceuticals

This Marijuana Stock is for the Dogs.

If you're a regular reader of these pages, you know I'm quite bullish on the legal marijuana trade.

In fact, last week I re-posted this small segment of Viridian Capital's 2015 cannabis market outlook:

We still remain very bullish on the industry and believe that there is a core, and sustainable, investment rationale for operators and investors, including:

Tue
05
May

Tracking the marijuana business, from seed to sale

Bio-Tech Medical Software Inc. has two state contracts, it operates in 18 states and outside the U.S., and it recently closed a $5 million series A round of funding.

But the company struggles with an issue facing any business operating in the marijuana industry today, even though it isn’t directly dealing with the plants.

“One of our greatest desires is to be seen as legitimate,” said Patrick Vo, co-CEO of the company. “To not be seen as barely legalized drug dealers, but to be seen as legitimate business people.”

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