Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier

Attorney: Utah medical cannabis compromise ‘undermines’ voters’ decision

A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah accused the Mormon church of “extreme undermining” with regards to a medical cannabis ballot measure. The letter, sent by attorney Rocky Anderson on behalf of the groups Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education (TRUCE), and the Epilepsy Association of Utah, accuses the church of trying to interfere […]

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Tips for success in Uruguay’s blossoming cannabis industry

One year ago, Uruguay’s cannabis industry was still working on implementing new regulations. Today, 17 companies have been licensed in some form and roughly 20 more have projects under government analysis. If all the projects are approved, industry investment could total $80 million, Martin Rodriguez, executive director of the Institute for the Regulation and Control […]

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Ecuador inches closer to legal medical cannabis production

A key legislative committee in Ecuador approved comprehensive health reform that could lead to legal cultivation, manufacture and prescribing of medical cannabis in the Latin American country. The measure, Libro II del Código de la Salud, was approved unanimously by the National Assembly’s standing commission on health – a cross-party committee of legislators – and […]

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Chart: Is marijuana already becoming a mainstream industry?

Broader consumer acceptance of marijuana across North America signals that the nascent industry may soon take a place among mainstream industries ranging from cosmetics to nonalcoholic beverages. A majority of respondents to a recent survey by Chicago-based consulting firm A.T. Kearney noted that their perception of mainstream companies would not change if the businesses became […]

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Sales blitz and speedbumps for Ontario Cannabis Store’s e-commerce site

The Ontario Cannabis Store, the government-sponsored online cannabis retailer – and, for now, the only Ontario outlet selling marijuana in Canada’s most-populated province – is experiencing a blitz of business but also some glitches. The Ontario Cannabis Store has registered 38,000 sales since going live at midnight local time, said Ontario Premier Doug Ford, according […]

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Chart: The days of CBD-only stores may be numbered

While hemp and marijuana may be close relatives, most hemp-derived CBD retailers don’t sell the products alongside medical cannabis. But as state laws around cannabidiol continue to change, stand-alone CBD stores may become a relic. According to estimates from Hemp Industry Daily in the 2018 Hemp & CBD Industry Factbook, CBD sales in the U.S. are expected to […]

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Walmart explores selling CBD in Canada

The world’s largest retailer, Walmart, is considering selling CBD products in Canada, a development that comes just days before the country’s recreational marijuana markets open. But Walmart says it isn’t ready to start selling cannabidiol just yet. “As we would for any new industry, Walmart Canada has done some preliminary fact-finding on this issue,” company […]

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