Legalizing cannabis in Texas could bring the state more than half a billion dollars in new tax revenue each year, according to a report released last week by a leading cannabis policy and law firm. The economic analysis from Vicente Sederberg LLP also found that legal pot would result... Read more
Editor’s Notebook: Think hemp isn’t on the ballot this year? Think again
(This column appears in the October edition of Marijuana Business Magazine.) It might seem like hemp isn’t on the ballot this election cycle.  Hemp policy is not much of a talking point in the presidential debate. And in the hard-fought battle for control of the U.S. Senate, hemp entrepreneurs can rest assured that the... Read more
In Italy, a change on CBD medicine classification stokes confusion in hemp industry
Italy has added ingestible formulas with flower-derived CBD to a table of medicines in its narcotics law, paving the way for GW Pharmaceuticals’ epilepsy drug Epidiolex to hit the market there but also raising questions about the status of other CBD products. The Health Ministry’s decree sparked anger and... Read more
One candidate for Maricopa County attorney says she’ll make clearing past marijuana convictions ‘universal and automatic’ if elected. The other has not said she would do anything to support expunging criminal records. By Meg O’Connor, The Appeal Arizona could soon join 11 other states that have legalized recreational marijuana.... Read more
A member of a local Maine police department has some thoughts about the state’s newly launched marijuana retail system. In fact, he has a lot of thoughts—and he laid them all out in a rambling 1,400-word Facebook post on Saturday. The diatribe touches on everything from Phish festivals to... Read more
Exclusive Interview with Aphria CEO Irwin Simon The strength of Aphria’s (TSX: APHA) (NASDAQ: APHA) brands, team and grow facilities are helping it to stand out in the cannabis industry, according to CEO Irwin Simon. He spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about the profitable company’s global strategy and its... Read more
Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. Announces C$30,000,000 Million Bought Deal Financing PHOENIX, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (“Harvest” or the “Company”) (CSE: HARV), a vertically integrated cannabis company and multi-state operator in the U.S., is pleased to announce that is has entered into... Read more
A medical association focused on combatting drug addiction that has historically resisted marijuana reform efforts and aligned itself with prohibitionists has adopted a new policy position in favor of protecting people who use cannabis in compliance with state laws from being punished by the federal government. It’s also backing... Read more
A medical association focused on combatting drug addiction that has historically resisted marijuana reform efforts and aligned itself with prohibitionists has adopted a new policy position in favor of protecting people who use cannabis in compliance with state laws from being punished by the federal government. It’s also backing... Read more
What they’re saying: 7 takeaways from the contentious DEA rule on hemp extracts
The hemp industry is voicing concern about a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency rule that opponents argue would make extracts a Schedule 1 controlled substance during a period of the extraction process when the plant’s THC levels rise above what’s allowed. The DEA published the rule in August to align... Read more



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