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  1. Ron Strider

    The Cops And Politicians Joining Canada's Cannabis Business

    As Canada moves towards legalizing recreational cannabis, there's a surprising group of entrepreneurs jumping into the market: cops and politicians. In 2015, former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino was "completely opposed" to marijuana legalization and supported mandatory jail time for...
  2. Ron Strider

    Canadian Marijuana Advocate Blasts 'Hypocrisy' Of Ex-Police Cashing In On Cannabis

    One of Canada's most prominent marijuana activists has taken aim at former police officers who have entered the country's fledgling cannabis industry, saying it was "hard to stomach" that those who spent years sending people to jail for pot offences are now poised to profit as the country moves...
  3. Ron Strider

    Former NBA Star John Salley Talks About How Marijuana Has Become A Family Business

    Former NBA star John Salley recently was in Las Vegas to attend the country's biggest marijuana business conference, MJBizCon. He was there to promote Deuces, a new marijuana venture he is running with his daughter Tyla. Named for his number (Salley wore number 22 for playing for teams...
  4. Ron Strider

    PA: Medical Marijuana Patients In The Suburbs, Philly's Loss Will Be Malvern's Gain

    Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program will launch early next year, but Philadelphia – a city of more than 1.5 million people – is likely to host only two dispensaries. Four storefronts initially were set to operate within the city limits when the state Department of Health awarded permits...
  5. Ron Strider

    A Healing Drug: Former NFL Players Advocate The Use Of Cannabis

    Several former NFL players advocated the use of cannabis as a healing medicine Saturday during the Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo in Phoenix. A six-member panel consisted of four former NFL athletes – including Marvin Washington, Mark Restelli, Jim McMahon and Grant Mattos –...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Former San Jose Officials Launch A New Cannabis Business Association

    Move over, chamber of commerce and labor unions. There could soon be a new political powerhouse in Silicon Valley – and it's marijuana. Sean Kali-rai and Victor Gomez, two former San Jose city employees who work as lobbyists, launched the "Silicon Valley Cannabis Alliance" – a trade...
  7. Ron Strider

    Meet The Companies Launching Maryland's Cannabis Industry

    After years of delays, lawsuits and other controversy, 14 firms in Maryland are now growing or poised to grow legal medical marijuana, firing up the supply chain for a market that's expected to reach a quarter billion dollars annually. The entrepreneurs who were awarded the lucrative licenses...
  8. Ron Strider

    Former Mexican President 'Wants To Be The R.J. Reynolds Of Marijuana'

    Our sources south of the border say to keep an eye on the business interests of former Mexican President Vicente Fox, a vocal President Trump critic. "He wants to be the R.J. Reynolds of marijuana," our spy said. And there seems to be some substance to the rumor. In June, Fox was the...
  9. Ron Strider

    FL: Would-Be Marijuana Entrepreneurs Learn The Hemp Ropes

    During a gold rush, sell shovels. The green rush is on in Florida as would-be entrepreneurs look to cash in on the new medical marijuana industry, even though regulations are still being formulated by the state. For every would-be grower, there is an army selling cannabis oil delivery...
  10. Ron Strider

    As Draft Blew Through Town, Ex-NFL Players Met To Talk Marijuana At Union League

    While the NFL Draft dominated the Ben Franklin Parkway on Friday, several former players met at the Union League to discuss medical marijuana with cannabis entrepreneurs, scientists and advocates. The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, an institute housed at Thomas...
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    Former Dutch Prison Could Become Hub For Cannabis Cultivation

    A group of Dutch entrepreneurs, united under the name Legal Cannabis Coalition (LCC), wants to cultivate cannabis in the former Breda prison known in Dutch as the Koepelgevangenis, television program Brandpunt reports. The entrepreneurs and their companies have no experience in cannabis...
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    Former NFL Players Advocate For Medical Marijuana

    Houston – Marijuana is currently on the list of substances banned by the NFL but several former players are hoping to change that. A cannabis convention was held Wednesday night at the Revention Music Center in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI and Jim McMahon, former NFL quarterback and...
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    TX: Medical Marijuana Gets Spotlight In Pre-Super Bowl Event In Houston

    Medical marijuana proponents will convene professional athletes and doctors ahead of Super Bowl LI for a discussion on whether cannabis has "a proper place in professional sports." Inhaler manufacturer Vapen CBD and cannabis media and culture company Merry Jane will join forces with Doctors...
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    MA: Marijuana Dispensary Planned For Former KFC Receives First Approval

    Pittsfield, Mass. - The Community Development Board has signed off on plans to turn the former KFC on East Street into a medical marijuana dispensary. The board approved the site plan by Happy Valley Compassion Center on Tuesday night and the company now needs approvals from the Zoning Board...
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    MA: Marijuana Dispensary Planned For Former KFC Receives First Approval

    Pittsfield, Mass. - The Community Development Board has signed off on plans to turn the former KFC on East Street into a medical marijuana dispensary. The board approved the site plan by Happy Valley Compassion Center on Tuesday night and the company now needs approvals from the Zoning Board...
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    Researchers Exploring Use Of Marijuana As Palliative For Sports Injuries

    A Dutch researcher has announced plans to study 30 former NFL players to discover if cannabis could be a suitable medical treatment for sports injuries. Dr. Arno Hazekamp said that the 30 former players will help him find out if whole-plant cannabis works as an effective pain reliever without...
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    Researchers Exploring Use Of Marijuana As Palliative For Sports Injuries

    A Dutch researcher has announced plans to study 30 former NFL players to discover if cannabis could be a suitable medical treatment for sports injuries. Dr. Arno Hazekamp said that the 30 former players will help him find out if whole-plant cannabis works as an effective pain reliever without...
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    Growing Medical Marijuana Could Mean Big Business In Maryland

    The people lining up to profit from Maryland's legal medical-marijuana market include former sheriffs and state lawmakers, wealthy business executives and well-connected political donors, according to previously undisclosed public records obtained by The Washington Post. Nearly 150 businesses...
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    Growing Medical Marijuana Could Mean Big Business In Maryland

    The people lining up to profit from Maryland's legal medical-marijuana market include former sheriffs and state lawmakers, wealthy business executives and well-connected political donors, according to previously undisclosed public records obtained by The Washington Post. Nearly 150 businesses...
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    Growing Medical Marijuana Could Mean Big Business In Maryland

    The people lining up to profit from Maryland's legal medical marijuana market include former sheriffs and state lawmakers, wealthy business executives and well-connected political donors, according to previously undisclosed public records obtained by The Washington Post. Nearly 150 businesses...