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Tue
07
Jan

Amnesty boxes set to take cannabis off the hands of uniformed U.S. travellers

Tired of flushing your stash down the toilet before boarding a plane? Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport will be more than happy to accept it.

Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in Illinois — and a slew of other U.S. states — get ready for the arrival of cannabis amnesty boxes.

The blue boxes have started appearing throughout the airport, forcing travellers to make a difficult decision on what is probably already a stressful day. The drug may be legal in Chicago, but it is still prohibited at the federal level and the ensuing confusion may entice people to unnecessarily part with their cannabis.

Mon
06
Jan

These 3 States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2020

Last year was supposed to be when the North American marijuana industry took the next step in its maturation process. Instead, it was an absolute train wreck for the industry and marijuana stocks.

Mon
06
Jan

U.S. eases off on prosecuting cannabis cases as regulations and attitudes evolve

U.S. federal cases involving marijuana fell by over 25 percent last year, according to an annual report issued by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts this week.

The decline appears to be evidence that the U.S. is easing off on pursing crimes related to marijuana as more states regulate the drug themselves. This follows the decline of 19 percent that Chief Justice Roberts revealed in last year’s report, reports Marijuana Moment.

Mon
06
Jan

Is the SAFE Banking Act Doomed?

This month, Illinois became the latest state to allow sales of marijuana for recreational use. However, for cannabis companies to succeed and have better prospects of breaking even, there needs to be some kind of progress made at the federal level. Outright legalization isn't likely to happen anytime soon, at least not until there is a more pot-friendly government in place.

The more realistic hope is that a modest change -- one relating to banking -- could at least make things easier for cannabis companies. The SAFE Banking Act looked like it could play an important role in doing just that, and potentially be the catalyst behind a move to legalize pot federally, or at least move it out of its Schedule I classification.

Mon
06
Jan

A look back at the top cannabis news stories of 2019

As we enter a new year and a new decade, it's exciting to predict where the cannabis industry will be in another ten years, and also to reflect on how far the industry as come. The legal industry has made incredible strides over the course of the last few years with more people than ever jumping on board for its benefits. The year 2019 was an especially interesting year with many highs and lows for cannabis businesses and consumers alike. It was an exceptionally rough year for cannabis stocks and it doesn’t look like 2020 will be much better. However, things continued to move forward despite financial woes.

Here’s a recap on some of the top stories from 2019:

Fri
03
Jan

Flavoured vaping products barred by U.S. FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it would ban fruit and mint flavors that have been blamed for getting millions of children hooked on e-cigarettes, a months-in-the-making plan designed to curb an epidemic of underage vaping.

Under the new policy, companies that don’t cease the manufacture, distribution and sale of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes other than tobacco or menthol within 30 days run the risk of being sanctioned by the FDA.

Thu
02
Jan

Hemp farmers struggle with low returns on big investments

Tom Garrison wants you to know he’s a realist, not a pessimist.

But from where he stands — on the 1,000-acre farm his family has worked for 150 years — things are looking bleak.

“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life, with the hemp crop... and I’ve never seen a more depressed (agriculture) economy than I’m seeing right now. It’s just gloom and doom, man.”

In 2018, Garrison, who owns Denver Downs farm in Anderson, was one of the first South Carolina farmers to be issued a hemp license.

“I just was trying to be an entrepreneur, just like my dad was,” Garrison said.

Twenty farmers, three from the Upstate, were awarded the first round of permits by the S.C. Department of Agriculture to grow no more than 20 acres.

Thu
02
Jan

3 Best U.S. Marijuana Stocks of 2019: Are They Buys Now?

Don't think for a second that just because many marijuana stocks performed miserably in 2019 that there weren't any big winners. One key to finding those winners is to focus on U.S.-based stocks rather than on the stocks of Canadian cannabis producers.

Thu
02
Jan

3 Cannabis Trends to Watch in 2020

Lightning-fast. High-speed. Breakneck. 

This is how quick the modern cannabis experience is changing — and nobody knows this better than the consumers who are witnessing this rapid growth firsthand. From dispensary shelves filled with products you’ve never seen before to the increasingly serious push for legal cannabis nationwide, to cannabis consumption lounges opening up in a few lucky locations, we are living through the cannabis renaissance. And yet, more expansive change is still on the horizon.  

Thu
02
Jan

5 mistakes to avoid when planning your commercial cannabis operation

With a crop as profitable and heavily regulated as cannabis, growers must ensure that they will get the most out of their grow facility in order to produce high quality yields while meeting regulations. The following are common mistakes that should be avoided when setting up a commercial marijuana operation:

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