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Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in New York Attracts Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs and Major Media

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) attracted more than 2,500 business professionals and garnered major media attention at its recently concluded 2nd Annual event June 17-19, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York.
The leading event for the legalized and medical marijuana industry, sponsored by the International Cannabis Association, was 3-days of non-stop business building, education, networking and serious media coverage that included…

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First Cannabis Business Certification Program offered in New York City

By Catherine Jones  bio
A six-hour certification on “How to Open a Cannabis Business” is being presented at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition at the Javits Center in New York, NY on Wednesday, June 17 as part of a dedicated day of education for the leading event on the East Coast for the legalized and medical marijuana industry…

 

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Cannabis in the News: April 27 to May 1, 2015

By Catherine Jones  bio
Here are some of this week’s cannabis-related news highlights…

 
 
 
 
 

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New Study Suggests Teens Lack Understanding of Marijuana Law

By Catherine Jones  bio
The Boys Town National Research Institute and the University of Washington recently published a study, funded by the National Institute for Public Health, about parent and teen opinions regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington State.
The study found that teens indicated that the recreational marijuana law in Washington resulted in little change in their attitudes or the likelihood that they will use marijuana.…

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As States Legalize Marijuana, Study Finds Uneven Pesticide Use Restrictions on Growing Practices, Safety Concerns, and Ecological Options

By Catherine Jones  bio
Marijuana may be legal in your state for medicinal and recreational use, but are toxic pesticides used in its production?
A study released earlier this month of the 23 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized marijuana finds a patchwork of state laws and evolving policy that define allowed pesticide use and management practices in cannabis production.…

 

 

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First-Ever Bill in U.S. Senate to Legalize Marijuana for Medical Use

By Catherine Jones  bio
Today, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) announced the introduction of historic legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use—the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States – CARERS – Act…

 

 

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Employers Must Adjust their Zero Tolerance Policies for Medical Cannabis

By Glenn Demby  bio
It seems like every employer in America has adopted a zero tolerance drug policy.
Question: What should employers do if they’re in one of the 23 states that have legalized medical cannabis?
Answer: They have to modify their zero tolerance policy to address medical marijuana head-on. How they do that will depend on which state they’re in…

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Michigan Court: Employees Fired for Medical Cannabis Get Unemployment Benefits

By Glenn Demby  bio

Although they didn’t know one other, Rick Braska, Stephen Kudzia and Jenine Kemp had a lot in common. All 3 were registered patients in the…

 
 

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Marijuana Law v. Policy, Part 3: How the Feds Have Applied the Cole Memo

By Glenn Demby  bio

For a while at least, The Cole Memo seemed to have ushered in a new period of calm. But after 14+ months of dormancy, the federal enforcement volcano has erupted again. California is at the epicenter. On Oct. 16, James Cole told the LA Times that the…

 
 
 

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Will the Feds Shut Down Your Cannabis Business? Law v. Policy, Part 2

By Glenn Demby  bio
Last time, we discussed cannabis law. Now let’s look at cannabis policy.
The POLICY of Cannabis
The federal government’s power to prosecute in a cannabis state is a matter of law; deciding whether to actually use that power is a matter of policy. Since it determines who and when to prosecute, it’s crucial that…

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