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  1. Ron Strider

    This Marijuana Stock Is Waving Goodbye To The USA: Time To Buy - Or Sell

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I wrote about a Canadian marijuana stock that was a bet on the U.S. cannabis market. That stock was Aphria. At the time, the medical marijuana grower's market cap stood at roughly $860 million. That story is now as dated as eight-track tapes and leisure...
  2. Ron Strider

    Congress Saves Medical Marijuana Patients From Pot Crackdown - For Now

    Federal protections for medical marijuana patients are safe for now thanks to an emergency resolution passed by Congress Thursday. Protections offered under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will need to make it into a final congressional spending package to extend past Jan. 19. That's...
  3. Ron Strider

    Legal Cannabis Sales Grow Globally

    According to a report published by Grand View Research, the global medical cannabis market is expected to reach USD 55.8 billion by 2025. Rising awareness of various medical applications in cannabis is one of the factors driving the market. The report indicated that chronic pain was the largest...
  4. Ron Strider

    U.S. Officials Investigating Oregon Marijuana Operation

    Federal officials are investigating a marijuana-processing facility in Oregon after an explosion there injured a man who was previously convicted in a money-laundering operation linked to pot-trafficking. The probe is a fairly rare instance in which U.S. officials are investigating a...
  5. Ron Strider

    Canada Could Make Billions From Legal Marijuana

    Canada faces one last hurdle to becoming the first G7 nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Canada's Cannabis Act was introduced in the Canadian Senate Tuesday, its last legislative stop. The bill enjoys wide public support and the backing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "I think it...
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    Growing At Altitude - From Nu-B

    Any issues when growing at higher altitudes,(geographic elevation), that is. I'm in the mountains of the south west U.S, @ about 6000 ft. Thankx ahead....
  7. Ron Strider

    ND: Grower Fired Up Over Hemp Despite U.S. Regulations

    When Neil Reiten grew hemp this year for the first time on his North Dakota farm, he knew the crop would get his neighbors talking. He also knew it would attract the attention of the U.S. government, specifically the FBI. Reiten and his employees were fingerprinted and put through...
  8. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Laws In 2018 Could Help Israel Become A Global Superpower

    Americans may soon be able to get medical marijuana from an unlikely drug dealer: Israel. Bloomberg reported Thursday that 2018 could be a big year for the country's quest to become a global pot provider. Israel's government is on track to pass regulations that would allow growers to export...
  9. Ron Strider

    Justice Department Says Obama-Era Medical Marijuana Prosecution Wasn't Allowed

    Federal prosecutors said this week that a high-profile Obama-era prosecution of medical marijuana growers wasn't allowed because Congress voted to protect medical pot programs from federal interference. It's a dramatic development in a case that pitted four family members and a friend –...
  10. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Stocks Fall As Uncertainty Over Listings Grips The Sector

    Shares of Aphria Inc., a Canadian cannabis company that also operates in the United States, tumbled more than 11 per cent in early trading on Tuesday as investors questioned the future of its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The selloff in the stock comes a day after the TSX, and the...
  11. Ron Strider

    This Canadian Marijuana Stock Is A Bet On The U.S. Cannabis Market, Too

    What are the top three U.S.-based marijuana growers that are publicly traded and have market caps of at least $500 million? If you're having trouble coming up with names of the companies, don't feel bad: There aren't any U.S.-based companies that meet the criteria. If we substituted Canada...
  12. Ron Strider

    NY: Man Convicted Of Conspiring To Sell Marijuana

    A Buffalo man was convicted of a sole charge of conspiracy to possess, with intent to distribute marijuana. Arthur Clark, 29, was a courier for a commercial delivery service in the city when, between April and September of 2015, he conspired with five others to ship, receive and distribute...
  13. Ron Strider

    This U.S. Marijuana Stock Is Arguably The Best On The Market -- And It's Dirt Cheap

    What's the best U.S. marijuana stock on the market right now? Including only the U.S. in the question excludes several of the top candidates, such as U.K.-based GW Pharmaceuticals and the leading Canadian medical-marijuana suppliers. The word "best" is subjective, of course, but in my view...
  14. Ron Strider

    CA: Weldon Man Gets Five Years For Marijuana-Related Crimes

    Russell Lee Riggs, 69, of Weldon, was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for conspiring to manufacture, distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana grown in the Sequoia National Forest, the U.S. Attorneys Office said. Riggs had pled guilty in June, according to a news...
  15. Ron Strider

    Russian Media Slam Morgan Freeman Over Investigation Video, Blame "Marijuana Use"

    The actor, Morgan Freeman was featured in a video accusing the Kremlin of an "attack" on the U.S. Russian state media have lashed back at Morgan Freeman over his appearance in the Committee to Investigate Russia's video, in which the veteran Hollywood actor says that the U.S. "came under...
  16. Ron Strider

    CO: Cory Gardner Backing Legislation To Ease The Way For Medical Marijuana Research

    U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is backing bipartisan legislation to ease the way for medical marijuana research that he hopes will be a big positive for Colorado. "Our medical community continues to find new ways medical marijuana can help patients, but currently there are too many barriers that are...
  17. Ron Strider

    CA: Border Patrol Arrests 30; Discover Smuggling Tunnel

    U.S. Border Patrol agents at San Diego Sector, discovered a cross-border smuggling tunnel early Saturday morning after they arrested 30 people who were in the country illegally near the Otay Mesa port of entry. At around 1:12 a.m., Border Patrol agents encountered several people who had...
  18. Ron Strider

    TX: Marijuana Worth Nearly $2 Million Seized At Border

    Two separate seizures at the U.S. - Mexico border yielded nearly $2 million dollars worth of marijuana. The incidents happened on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at two border crossings after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stopped two tractor trailers for secondary inspections. The...
  19. Ron Strider

    10 Marijuana Stats That Will Blow You Away

    Love it or hate it, marijuana has been a hot topic in the U.S. and Canada over the last couple of years. Twenty-nine U.S. states plus the District of Columbia now allow legal use of medical marijuana, with eight states plus D.C. permitting recreational use of the drug. All of Canada allows legal...
  20. Ron Strider

    Is A Looming U.S. Crackdown Opening The Way For Canadian Cannabis Companies

    A return to harsh enforcement of U.S. federal marijuana laws creates a market opportunity for Canada's cannabis companies, a Canadian pot entrepreneur argues. Recreational marijuana has become legal in more and more U.S. states — four states currently have legal pot, and four more voted to...