Author Archive | David Carpenter

SBA Says Even Businesses “Indirectly Involved” In MJ industry Are Ineligible For Loans

Recent policy changes made to the lending practices of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) will now prevent legal cannabis companies from obtaining government-assisted loans — including, says the report, those involved in “marijuana-related activities.” While previous mandates against such government assistance have included ineligibility of direct cannabis businesses — that is, those that actually […]

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CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Comes Out Strong In Support Of Cannabis As A Viable Treatment For Opioid Addiction

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta Comes Out Strong In Support Of Cannabis As A Viable Treatment For Opioid Addiction

One of the country’s foremost cannabis activists/medical doctors makes a practical case for marijuana’s viability as a treatment for those addicted to opioids. “I feel obligated to share the results of my five-year-long investigation into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant,” begins Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s written plea this week, addressed directly to US Attorney […]

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Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons Sure Knows Something About Weed

Rock legend Gene Simmons has at last reversed his prohibition stance on cannabis, after more than 40 years of dismissing the substance as a drug for “losers” and abusers. The Kiss bassist — a notorious teetotaler who never drank or sampled drugs, and frequently railed against those who did — is now a vocal cannabis […]

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