War On Cannabis Gets Hot

Illegal marijuana plants stand as a helicopter circles above in Midway, Kentucky, U.S. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg BY: Debra Borchardt ,  The war on drugs or at least the cannabis industry is heating up and certain to create even more nervousness among cannabis investors. While the Department of Justice has its hands…

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A California Plan on Cannabis Regulation Is Getting Props Worldwide

In his new gig heading the U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has kicked up plenty of dust over cannabis, from erroneously aligningthe plant with heroin to threatening to reignite our deadly drug war, which Sir Richard Branson called “a trillion-dollar failure.” But while Sessions was making headlines with ill-considered claims for the past few months, entrepreneurs and lawmakers in Los…

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Republican legislators finally get on board with medical cannabis oil

BY: Brianne Pfannenstiel Rep. Dave Maxwell was firmly opposed to Iowa’s limited medical cannabis oil program, approved in 2014. He worried about opening the door to recreational drug use and about whether enough scientific evidence supported the medicinal use of marijuana. But nearly three years later, Maxwell is among more than a dozen Republican…

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