• Senate Wants FDA to Act Now on Hemp CBD Rules; Move Could Open More Bank Doors to CBD Merchants
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to compel the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue temporary guidance on the sale of hemp-derived CBD products and to speed-up work on final regulations. And that means more financial institutions could soon be willing to offer payment processing and other financial services needs to merchants Senator McConnell […]
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  • Luxury Hospitality Industry Suddenly Loves Hemp: When Did Hemp Become Posh?
    The world of hemp is changing fast. Only a few years ago, hemp-based products were relegated to headshops and hippie-style stores at tourist spots that sold itchy sweaters and rough t-shirts that often resembled a sack of potatoes a lot more than a clothing item should. Today, however, healthcare trends, the CBD craze, and legislative […]
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  • Marijuana industry scores big win as House passes SAFE Banking Act
    Katherine Mangu-Ward: The US has shown it’s ready for the legalization of marijuana Reason Magazine editor-in-chief Katherine Mangu-Ward on the hemp industry and why marijuana should be legalized. The marijuana industry scored a major victory on Wednesday, as the House of Representatives voted to let federally-insured banks work with cannabis shops and related companies in states […]
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  • Long Beach Cannabis Business Conference
      Navigating the World’s Largest Adult-Use Market NCIA’s 3rd Annual California Cannabis Business Conference is the only industry trade show focusing solely on the California market. Join 3,000+ cannabis industry leaders, policymakers, and entrepreneurs  to discuss California-specific regulations, market trends, policy, advocacy, and research. https://californiacannabisbusinessconference.com/about/  
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  • New West Summit 2019 is THE Cannabis Tech Conference this October!
    September 19, 2019 New West Summit 2019 will be held in San Francisco, California, October 10-11 The cannabis tech conference will feature 150 speakers and several panel discussions on a range of topics including on marketing, investing and cultivation methods New West Summit will have various presentations, panel discussions, interactive activities and exhibits for conference […]
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  • Fidelity Is Latest to Cut Online Trading Commissions to Zero
    Wall Street’s digitization has reset many of the fundamental costs of investing By Justin Baer Updated Oct. 10, 2019 10:24 am ET   Fidelity Investments eliminated trading commissions on its online brokerage, matching a step some of its biggest rivals unveiled last week. Beginning early Thursday, Fidelity stopped charging individual investors commissions on online trades […]
  • Benefits of CBD for Athletes
      September 19, 2019 By: Jeffrey Stamberger Whether competing at the highest level or just looking to boost your workouts, CBD for athletes is proving to be a valuable tool for helping the body perform at its best.  CBD use among athletes has grown significantly in recent years as the benefits of CBD in sports […]
  • Arizona: Supreme Court Rules That Concentrates Are Legal Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law
    by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director May 28, 2019 Manufacturing and possessing concentrated forms of cannabis are legally protected activities under the state’s medical cannabis access law, according to a unanimous decision issued today by the Arizona Supreme Court. The decision reverses a 2018 ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals. Writing for the Court, […]
  • Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 200,000 Full-Time Workers
    by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director March 5, 2019 The state-licensed cannabis industry gained over 64,000 new employees in 2018, and now employs over 200,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider Leafly.com. Commenting on the new findings, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “The federal government needs […]
  • Exclusive: One Of The Largest Pharma Companies In The World Just Got Into Cannabis
      Javier Hasse Senior Contributor Vices  I write about all things cannabis, hemp and CBD. According to information procured exclusively ahead of a formal announcement Friday, a subsidiary of NYSE-traded giant Teva Pharmaceuticals has signed a deal with medical cannabis company Canndoc to distribute its GMP products to pharma customers, including hospitals, health maintenance organizations […]
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