Heated debates over advertising reveal a fear of growing marijuana use

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As Canada moves closer to legalizing recreational cannabis in 2018, a number of questions still remain. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that enforcement of regulations is a focal point. This is concerning considering a document released about strict restrictions on marijuana advertising. “Cannabis is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada,” the federal government’s limited outline states. It’s an … Read More

Does smoking weed make people more creative?

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Ever look at the unchained torment of a Hieronymus Bosch painting…the vivid manifestations of emotive beasts, landscapes of simultaneous anguish and beauty, and think: boy oh boy, what was that guy smoking?! Divorcing art from drugs can be as difficult as divorcing artists from their drugs. From the Beatles and their iconic acid trips to Victor Hugo and the ‘Club … Read More

Are We Getting Closer to a ‘Supreme’ Moment in the Cannabis Industry?

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For years, thought leaders in the cannabis business have spoken about the possibility that the issue of cannabis prohibition would some day find its way into the Supreme Court. That day was just pushed a little closer to reality by one of the staunchest opponents of the cannabis industry – outgoing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie used the states … Read More

Ballot Proposal Would Allow Anyone Over 21 To Grow Cannabis In Ohio

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A group of local investors who failed in their bid to secure a state license to grow medical marijuana on Monday announced plans for a statewide ballot issue to fully legalize marijuana. Jimmy Gould, chairman of Cincinnati-based Green Light Acquisitions, proposed an Ohio constitutional amendment that would allow anyone 21 or older to grow marijuana in their homes for personal use or … Read More

California Launches Cannabizfile Online Cannabis Business Portal, Releases PSA Featuring Actor Cheech Marin

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<![CDATA[ SACRAMENTO – Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today the launch of cannabizfile, a new online portal with useful information about cannabis-related business filings with the Secretary of State’s office. Entrepreneurs seeking to start a cannabis-related business in California will need to register their business entity with the Secretary of State, according to a press release. Click here to … Read More

Why this mom loves smoking weed with her 14-year-old daughter

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“I smoke weed regularly and I highly recommend it to everyone,” says Kaylie during a recent episode of the Dr. Phil Show. Kaylie is a divorced mother of a 14-year-old girl. She and her daughter, Gabrielle, made their debut on the show after Kaylie’s ex-husband decided to take action against her permissive parenting strategy. The complaint? Kaylie regularly smokes cannabis … Read More

Medical Marijuana May (Finally) Be Coming To Missouri In 2018

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Twenty-nine states and over 95 percent of the American population have access to medical marijuana. Missouri hopes to be the 30th state with access, but it has a history of close calls with no results. In 2015, a medical marijuana bill failed in Missouri’s House of Representatives before it could make it to the Senate. In 2016, two more medical marijuana bills … Read More

Canadian Government Reaches Deal With Provinces on Cannabis Tax

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<![CDATA[ OTTAWA – The federal government has reached a deal with the provinces and territories on the revenue sharing of the legalized marijuana excise tax, CTV News has learned. It is expected it will soon be announced that the provinces and territories will get somewhere between 70 and 80 percent of the revenue, up from the initial federal offer to … Read More

CBE Press Alert: Important Updates to Our 2017 CBE 75 Most Important Women’s List

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As a follow-up to the 2017 CBE 75 Most Important Women list, CBE has received several comments from its readers about additional women who we should have acknowledged for their contributions to making cannabis accessible to consumers. Two women recently brought to CBE’s attention: Sundie Seefried, CEO and President of Partner Colorado Credit Union (PCCU) and architect of the institution’s Safe … Read More