Medical Marijuana Stock Speculation In U.S. Prompts Words of Caution From B.C. Regulators

Big profits are being made by share speculators in the emerging marijuana industry, prompting a warning from B.C. regulators to beware the green rush. Investors need to know that a lot of these startups fail, said Richard Gilhooley of the B.C. Securities Commission. Gilhooley was reacting to the storm of interest surrounding publicly... more →
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Medical Marijuana Fights Of Florida Goes Into High Gear

While offering no solid facts, FSA President Grady Judd claims that Florida teens will suddenly have easier access to the plant. This position comes in conflict with logic, which would show that regulating a substance in a legal construct would make it more difficult to obtain. When cannabis is only available on the black market,... more →
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Hurdles of Medical Marijuana Business As Measured By Experts

You need money, you need a great team, and you need a great location, said attorney and medical marijuana advocate Bruce Gale. Let me rephrase that. You need a location. Every day for the past year, Gale has dedicated at least a little bit of time to studying Nevada’s medical marijuana regulation. He expects the first medical... more →
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Cannabis Capital Summit Will Talk About Marijuana Investing

Serious investors are beginning to express intense interest in the industry. But there’s a lot of confusion and questions from both investors and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to help change that. The conference will include four panel discussions, pitches from investable marijuana-related companies and an expo featuring the latest... more →
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Casino Industry Grapples With Medical Marijuana Issues

The problem? In the eyes of federal prosecutors, marijuana is still viewed as an illegal narcotic. Investment in a business that sells a product in Nevada which could land someone prison time in another state doesn’t interact well with state gaming regulations. For now, the Control Board is advising license holders to stay... more →
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Next Gen Metals Invests With Green Rush Financial Conferences

Several junior public companies listed on the TSX Venture and Canadian Securities Exchange have been rushing into the medical marijuana industry after new regulations in Canada allowed licensed producers to grow the controversial drug on a commercial scale, but many of these businesses require assistance in starting up. In late March,... more →
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Say Bye-Bye To Medical Marijuana, Inc.

Marijuana itself is far from new, but publicly traded companies in the cannabis industry are somewhat new. The trend is here, legalization is picking up and the recreational and pharmaceutical use of cannabis is picking up nationally. Capturing this trend as a company could be extremely profitable – and this article is aimed... more →
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Rules Leave Pot Test Labs With Little Oversight In Oregon

The state’s dispensary law and the rules that implement it require pot stores to register with the state and to test marijuana for contaminants and potency before putting it on their shelves. But the law doesn’t require the labs that run those tests to be licensed or regulated by the state. And no state agency oversees... more →
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Why Is April 20 A Day To Celebrate Pot?

In an interesting confluence of events, Easter Sunday shares April 20 with what’s come to be known as National Weed Day, when marijuana is smoked and publicly celebrated in parks and plazas nationwide; Wikipedia calls it a “counter-culture holiday” (wonder how long that moniker will hold up as legalization efforts spread) and... more →
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