Medical cannabis expo draws crowds to Rock Island 

Overly stressed at work, Rachel Deisenroth recently quit her job at the Quad-City International Airport. The 21-year-old Rock Islander takes medication for her anxiety, but she’s “sick of being on pills for everything.” Curious about the potential benefits of medical marijuana, she attended the Quad-Cities Medical Cannabis Expo Wednesday in Rock Island.…

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The Innovative “Cannabis Means Business” Conference

Cannabis is a serious business. Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 25 states, with several more considering bills. The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research group, estimates that it’s a $45 billion industry in the US alone. This year, the International Cannabis Association hosted the second-annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition in New York…

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Cannabis Industry’s Banking Woes – SOLVED!

Fans of financial legitimacy for pot businesses, rejoice! The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill today that would provide robust protection to financial institutions that opt to work with the cannabis industry, allowing cannabusinesses to open bank accounts, accept credit cards,…

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