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20
Jul

Panel: How Cannabis Has Been Used as a Tool for Oppression.

On July 15th, Marijuana Policy Project held a series of panels titled, “Reimagining Justice: Race, Cannabis & Policing,” with cannabis business and culture leaders such as Viola Founder Al Harrington, Actor Seth Rogan, and Activist Natalie Papillion.

17
Jul

Michigan’s social equity regulations lacking.

More and more social equity programs are being spearheaded across the country. This push is important, and it is equally as important to assess the programs, and revise them according to their current shortfalls and blindspots. MJbizdaily’s coverage on Michigan’s program is a great example, with a bulleted list of “What can be improved” for the state and beyond. Read

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16
Jul

Indoor Cannabis & Energy: A critical look.

In order to find solutions, one must thoroughly confront the problem at hand. Cannabis cultivation has become notorious for its high energy use. But, how high is this use? And what does that mean in terms of finding urgent solutions? As this industry skyrockets, impact & sustainability questions must be confronted sooner rather than later. (Or rather, better late than

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15
Jul

USDA grants for hemp farmers available.

Read to find out how these opportunities can help you scale within the legal grow space if you are a hemp business operating in compliance with the USDA. The Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant (deadline to apply: August 10) and the Rural Cooperative Development Grant Program (deadline to apply: August 3). Both grants are for co operative farms in rural areas.

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15
Jul

Contract cannabis farming gains popularity, draws lawsuits.

This practice is inherent, gaining popularity, and drawing lawsuits along the way. Today, “…particularly because the legal market is still evolving from the old-school way of doing business with a handshake,” everyone needs to be on the same page. It is more important now than ever for provide cultivators with resources to combat barriers to entry and maintain the integrity

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10
Jul

Israel world’s largest importer of medical flower

Israel passes Germany as world’s largest importer of medical cannabis flower

10
Jul

Product Liability: Another example of why it matters.

As we close out the week, we’re boosting this class action case that reinforces the urgent need for Product Liability coverage. Read this article on the Cannabis Business Times.

9
Jul

Spike in Insurance Costs to Protect Leaders as Investors Sue.

Nine Point Strategies featured in this great reporting by Shariq Khan and Nichola Saminather for Reuters. Cannabis operators across the nation are now having to deal with spikes in already-expensive insurance. Click here to read the full article.    

7
Jul

Biden & Cannabis Legalization

This article for the Atlantic outlines Biden’s lukewarm stance on legalization and more. Current legalization measures harness bipartisan support, for reasons ranging from increased tax revenue for cities, to criminal justice reform. Biden, however, "Won’t inhale." He’s looking for more concrete research, he says.

6
Jul

Cannabis May Reduce Deadly COVID-19 Lung Inflammation

In new research by the University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, cannabis (specifically, its anti-inflammatory cannabinoids) has been promising as a potential treatment aid for patients with COVID-19. Read the full article on Forbes.com.