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MedMen Acquires One Of Florida’s Thirteen Marijuana Licenses

MedMen Acquires One Of Florida’s Thirteen Marijuana Licenses

A major shakeup for the landscape of Florida’s legal marijuana business. In the state of Florida, acquiring a marijuana business license is no small feat—there are only thirteen such licenses available to prospective businesses. However, once one acquires said licensing, it opens up a vast amount of opportunities to open an array of dispensaries throughout the state. This makes such an […]

June 13, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
REEFER GLADNESS: ‘A lot of people are going to get very, very rich’

REEFER GLADNESS: ‘A lot of people are going to get very, very rich’

MISSISSAUGA–In many ways, they are modern-day prospectors. Like the Yukon Gold Rush, 1920s stock speculators and dotcom bubble investors. They are strivers seeking to fulfill their dreams via cannabis — and cash. This weekend saw the second O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo at the International Centre in Mississauga. Organizers said the event doubled its size from last year with more than 200 exhibitors […]

June 13, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
Wall Street’s Cannabis Investments Stay Hush-Hush Due to Stigma

Wall Street’s Cannabis Investments Stay Hush-Hush Due to Stigma

Danny Moses wasn’t afraid to broadcast he’d profited from the 2008 housing crisis, but he’s keeping his latest investment — the burgeoning cannabis industry — closer to the vest. Moses, who was head trader at FrontPoint Partners under Steve Eisman, as documented in the book and film “The Big Short,” says the plant’s still federally illegal status has left people […]

June 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
Cannabis Sales In Canada Are Expected To Pass $7 Billion In 2019

Cannabis Sales In Canada Are Expected To Pass $7 Billion In 2019

How much will legalization be worth? Now we know who will be buying weed, and how much they’ll be paying for it. After legalization this summer, Canada will be one of the biggest weed consumers in the world. How much will the Canadian market be worth was the million (or billion) dollar question—until now. Financial giant Deloitte just released an […]

June 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
Michigan Legislators Could Vote to Legalize Weed This Week

Michigan Legislators Could Vote to Legalize Weed This Week

Republican lawmakers want to end prohibition on their own, ahead of November’s ballot initiative vote, in hopes of tightening the state’s proposed green rush regulations. Republicans in the Michigan legislature want to vote on recreational cannabis legalization before the week is up. But while Great Lake State conservatives could finally open the floodgates for marijuana policy reform in the Midwest, […]

June 6, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
CBD Market To Grow 700 Percent By 2020

CBD Market To Grow 700 Percent By 2020

As therapeutic cannabis use continues to be associated with health and wellness lifestyles, the popularity of CBD products has only grown. A new report by the Hemp Business Journal is projecting massive growth in the hemp-derived CBD market over the next few years. While the U.S. hemp industry generated $820 million in sales in 2017, $190 million came from sales of hemp-derived […]

June 1, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
HOW TO START A CANNABIS BUSINESS- THE LEGAL STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW

HOW TO START A CANNABIS BUSINESS- THE LEGAL STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you are anything like most entrepreneurs looking to get in on the green rush, you’ve probably been doing your research for quite some time now on the ins and outs of the cannabis industry. While there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people speaking on what it takes to enter the industry and grow a successful business, it is not every […]

June 1, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
Marijuana reform is here, but minorities still get shafted

Marijuana reform is here, but minorities still get shafted

First prosecuted, now excluded from legalized trade and treatment By The Rev. Al Sharpton In the initial years of the Green Rush—the push in New York and the nation for medical marijuana and decriminalization—some cruel ironies were politely ignored by the burgeoning industry. Most glaring was that the same racially motivated drug laws that imprisoned generations of blacks and Latinos for […]

June 1, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
UK missing out on cannabis industry ‘green rush’ worth billions because of outdated policies, say experts

UK missing out on cannabis industry ‘green rush’ worth billions because of outdated policies, say experts

European cannabis industry could be worth €56bn but Britain is missing out as other countries such as Germany move to legalise The UK is missing out on a cannabis “green rush” worth billions of pounds because of nonsensical prohibition policies that criminalise a legitimate medical industry, hurting thousands of patients with debilitating conditions, experts have warned. The comments from leading cannabis industry experts […]

May 24, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing
NJ marijuana legalization: Want to start a legal weed business? So do investors

NJ marijuana legalization: Want to start a legal weed business? So do investors

This story is part of the HIGH HOPES series from the USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey, which sent journalists to Colorado & California to see how legal weed could impact the Garden State COMMERCE, Calif. — Sturges Karban peppers his speech with investment buzzwords: “highly acquisitive,” “omnichannel model,” “aspirational markets.” The cufflinked 40-year-old Harvard University graduate speaks frequently of “the space,” the bulls-eye […]

May 24, 2018 · 0 comments · Feature Article, investing