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Green Asset International to Spend $100 Million Investing in Medical Marijuana Companies

A California-based company has set aside $100 million to purchase and invest in cannabis businesses as part of its bid to bolster the medical marijuana industry. Green Asset International Inc. said it plans to focus primarily on “cutting-edge” cannabis companies involved in the medical and social media sides of the business. The company’s investment plans […]

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Florida Medical Cannabis Advocates Use 48-Foot Billboards to Promote MMJ Legalization

Medical cannabis advocates will unveil two billboards in South Florida this afternoon urging residents to support medical marijuana legalization in the state. The 48-foot billboards  – which read “I’m A Patient Not a Criminal” and “Prescribed in Israel” – are part of a larger effort by the non-profit group The Silver Tour to target older […]

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Science-Focused Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics Offers Plenty for MMJ Professionals

The upcoming Seventh National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics in Arizona might sound a bit dry to the average professional in the medical marijuana industry. Just take a look at the lineup of science-focused sessions, which feature titles such as “Overview of the Endocannabinoid System,” “Empirical Rationales for the Possibility of Cannabis Therapeutics in Post […]

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Pat Robertson’s Call for Marijuana Legalization a Shot in the Arm for Pot Advocates, MMJ Industry

The marijuana community – and, by extension, the medical cannabis industry – is getting support from an unlikely source: Controversial Christian televangelist Pat Robertson. In an interview this week with The New York Times, Robertson criticized the long-running and oft-criticized war on drugs, saying it “just hasn’t succeed.” Given that backdrop, Robertson said he believes […]

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Colorado Pushes Back Decision on ‘Preferred Vendor’ Medical Marijuana Proposal

Lawmakers in Colorado will wait a bit longer to decide the fate of a proposal that would bring more legitimacy – and some leniency – to the medical marijuana industry by encouraging cannabis dispensaries and other MMJ businesses to bolster worker training. A Senate committee was set to vote on the legislation Wednesday but ended […]

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Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Program Back on Track, But Federal Threat Remains

An interesting turn of events in Rhode Island over the past few days has given medical cannabis proponents, would-be MMJ professionals and industry vendors new hope that the state will move forward with its marijuana dispensary program. Last week, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and state lawmakers announced an agreement that would allow three cannabis […]

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