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Malaysian Princess Aims To Free Cancer Survivor Dr. Ganja From Possible Death Sentence Over Cannabis

Cannabis activists, and one Princess, are working hard to free Dr. G. Amiruddin Nadarajan Abdullah, also known as Dr. Ganja or Dr. G for short, is awaiting a possible death sentence for selling chocolate bars and brownies made with hemp seed oil in Malaysia. Now, Malaysian Princess Tengku Chanela Jamidah and the Last Prisoner Project …

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The Living Metaphor: Old Police Academy Converted to Cannabis Grow Site

This will create more strain on the economy which means that politicians will want to “tax the rich” – which really means that they will be taxing the middle class since the “rich” can wash their money by buying $75 million dollar digital art and claim a tax deduction whereas someone who is barely a …

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Modern Marijuana Marketing Tricks – The Way to Rise Above the Noise!

These are just three different ways that you can appeal to your target demographics. Taking up a cause, creating a unique branding strategy and catering to the masses will definitely help you establish your brand within the market place. If you’re thinking about opening up a cannabis brand – I strongly recommend you consider thinking …

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Cannabis MSO Columbia Care to buy Denver-based Medicine Man for $42M

New York-based multistate operator Columbia Care said Tuesday it agreed to acquire Medicine Man, a vertically integrated marijuana grower and retailer in Denver, in a cash-and-stock deal worth $42 million. According to a news release, the transaction will deliver Medicine Man’s four retail shops and a 35,000-square-foot cultivation facility for $8.4 million in cash and $33.6 …

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‘Considerable interest’ in Alberta survey on private-sector online cannabis sales

Alberta’s marijuana retailer regulator is consulting the industry regarding the possibility of online cannabis sales by private-sector stores, as well as sales of non-cannabis items such as apparel, both of which could open up new revenue and branding opportunities for hundreds of retailers and the producers who supply them. The consultation, launched Monday, was sent …

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California OKs $100 million grant to help with cannabis business licensing

A one-time $100 million grant to help California cities and counties streamline cannabis business licensing requested by California Gov. Gavin Newsom won approval in the state Legislature. According to the Los Angeles Times, lawmakers on Monday signed off on exactly what Newsom requested in May – $100 million to be split among 17 cities and …

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US House lawmakers unveil bill to decriminalize all drugs, not just marijuana

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiled a measure to end criminal penalties at the federal level for the possession of all drugs, including marijuana. The Drug Policy Reform Act, which is expected to be formally introduced in the next few days, underscores how decriminalization and legalization are advancing at the …

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Green job crunch: Rising hourly wages squeeze marijuana businesses

Marijuana businesses that remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic now face a brand-new challenge: tight labor markets and intense competition for entry-level employees as the economy springs back to life. The labor crunch has marijuana cultivators, manufacturers and retailers all scrambling to attract hourly workers against other industries offering wage hikes, increased benefits and even …

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Judge Orders Vancouver’s Budway Dispensary to Pay $40K to Subway

In a decision last week, the Federal Court ruled the Budway cannabis dispensary in East Vancouver had infringed on Subway’s trademark logo and that the shop was benefiting from its association with the eponymous sandwich shop while damaging its brand. The owner of a Vancouver pot shop has been ordered to pay $40,000 to Subway …

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