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The Disaster Artists: Cannabis Growers Feel The Long-Term Effects Of Natural Disasters

One of the nation’s largest cannabis economies has been suffering ongoing damages due to last year’s devastating wildfires. California only recently enacted recreational legalization on January 1. However, some cannabis farmers are missing out on the green rush, despite their painstaking years of preparation. After all, it takes just one slip-up — even when all […]

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Black Market Philanthropy: How New Regulations Are Shuttering Cannabis Charities In California

As recreational cannabis users in California celebrated their new legal rights to enjoy cannabis, critically ill and financially strained patients prepared to face a new challenge: The charitable donations of free cannabis that enabled their treatment would no longer be allowed. The California cannabis industry is strongly rooted in compassionate giving, and many brands, dispensaries […]

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Stated Clearly: California Sees State-Run Financial Institutions As A Solution To The Cannabis Industry’s Banking Problem

Licensed operators within the cannabis space are well aware that the inability of pot professionals to gain access to traditional banking services is one of the bigger problems facing our industry. Across the country, cannabusinesses are being forced to deal strictly in cash, which opens them up to a wealth of risks, including theft, violence, […]

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Deep Breath: New Research Undercuts Threats Of Cannabis ‘Breathalyzer’ Tests

Spurred on by fearful public officials and law enforcement, two private companies are pushing to create a legally enforceable cannabis sobriety test designed to not only deter individuals from smoking and driving, but one that could also lead to very lucrative government contracts. Oakland, California-based Hound Labs and its Canadian competitor Cannabix Technologies lead the […]

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