Sweet Leaf cannabis business co-owners hit with $8.8M judgment

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By The Cannabist Network The co-owners of the embattled Sweet Leaf cannabis business have been ordered to pay $8.8 million for breach of contract over properties they were buying in Denver. The post Sweet Leaf cannabis business co-owners hit with $8.8M judgment appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Rights Groups, Unions Call for Ending Marijuana Prohibition

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By Marijuana Moment A coalition of major civil rights organizations, labor unions and other groups is calling on Congress to completely remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and divert revenue to communities that have been harmed by the enforcement of cannabis prohibition. “Pass legislation de-scheduling marijuana with racial equity and justice reform components,” reads… Read more »

How Trump Government Shutdown Threat Could Affect Marijuana

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By Marijuana Moment President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the government if Democrats refuse billions of dollars in funding for a border wall — but the consequences of that action would extend far beyond border security. WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump threatens gov’t shutdown in heated meeting with Dem leaders over border wall, squabbling… Read more »

Elon Musk Confesses: ‘I Have No Idea How To Smoke Pot’

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By Marijuana Moment Elon Musk got himself into a bit of trouble after smoking marijuana during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in September 2018. The move reportedly led to NASA launching an investigation into his company SpaceX’s “workplace safety” and “adherence to a drug-free environment.” But now, in a new interview 60 Minutes, the… Read more »

Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say

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By The Cannabist Network Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday said cash seized from the alleged illegal businesses came out… The… Read more »

Marijuana education or illegal drug-selling? Instagram’s not sure

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By The Cannabist Network The federal prohibition on buying and selling marijuana puts radio and television ads out of reach, which is why sellers rely on social media to boost their brands. The post Marijuana education or illegal drug-selling? Instagram’s not sure appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Cannabis May Qualify for Study Grants as ‘Natural Product’

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By Marijuana Moment Federally funded research into marijuana seems to be escalating, with one government agency recently posting a roundup of current “cannabinoid-related funding opportunities” for studies investigating the plant’s therapeutic potential. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) on Dec. 8, 2018, shared a list of four research grant opportunities for studies… Read more »